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Mexico’s president diverted resources away from priorities like curbing violence to appease Mr. Trump

Under an agreement hammered out in marathon negotiations with US officials over the past few days, Mexico agreed to send up to 6,000 national guard troops to its southern border with Guatemala. It also agreed to allow more asylum applicants to wait in Mexico while their cases are pending in the United States.

Mexico sends home more migrants as Trump ramps up pressure

Following a surge in apprehensions of Central Americans trying to enter the United States, Trump last month threatened to close the U.S.-Mexico border if the Mexican government did not stop illegal immigration right away.


Gunmen kill 13 at Veracruz bar in one of worst Mexican slayings this year

Seven men, five women and a child died in the shooting, which occurred close to Minatitlan's oil refinery, one of six run by state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex). Four other people were injured, the state government said in a statement.

Mexican president wants to 'bring order' to Central American migration to US

Lopez Obrador has tried to persuade Trump to address the problem by fostering economic development in Central America. But on Saturday the US State Department said it was cutting off aid to those three countries.

Mexico President Lopez Obrador says illegal immigration to US 'not up to us'

Migrants illegally crossing the U.S. border have caused persistent bilateral tension ever since Trump launched his bid for the presidency almost four years ago, saying that Mexico was sending rapists and drug runners into the United States.

Mexican president asks Spain to apologise for 500-year-old conquest, sparks debate

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is asking Spain to set up a kind of fact-finding commission on the 1519-1521 conquest of Mexico.


Mexican president Obrador says state was main violator of human rights

Tens of thousands of people are registered as disappeared in Mexico, where fighting between drug cartels and their clashes with security forces have been blamed for more than 200,000 deaths since late 2006.

Mexico government restarts case of 43 disappeared students

A government investigation concluded the teachers' college students were taken by police in Iguala, handed over to drug cartel thugs and then burned at a dump.

Mexicans scramble for gasoline as stations run dry

State oil company Petroleos Mexicanos said the use of more secure transportation methods has resulted in delays for fuel delivery to gas stations.

Mexico: President Obrador blasts 'stratospheric' Supreme Court wages

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador accused the judges of looking after their own pocketbooks and of failing to grasp the "new reality" that his administration represents.

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Inside the Mexican town that supplies most of United States' heroin

Overdose deaths from opioids have increased almost six-fold in past two decades in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The year 2017 witnessed more than 15,000 deaths due to heroin overdose.