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Mexico courts free more suspects in case of disappeared students

Seventy-four of the 142 people arrested in the case have now been freed, according to an updated statistic released by the Interior Secretary on Sunday afternoon. Nobody has yet been convicted.

Mexico amnesty law eyes reprieve for minor drug offenses, abortions

"The amnesty would benefit those in prison for minor crimes, not murderers or kidnappers or those who have caused serious injury to another person," Lopez Obrador wrote in a preamble to the draft initiative.


Number of border crossers drops amid Mexican crackdown

A majority of immigrants coming to the U.S. are Central American families who turn themselves in after crossing the border and are fleeing violence and poverty. Many seek asylum.

Mexico's Playa Bagdad mixes sun, sand and drug trafficking

Playa Bagdad is a beach for drugs and crime, not migrants. As attention focuses on the migrant crisis along the border that has drawn harsh rhetoric and actions from President Donald Trump, Playa Bagdad seems to have escaped notice.

Mexico City assesses damage after violent feminist protest

The disorder Friday night erupted as part of protests that arose this week over a perception that city officials were not adequately investigating the rape accusations. Both victims were teenagers.

Mexican central bank cuts rates for first time in over five years

In a majority decision, the Bank of Mexico's (Banxico) five-member board voted to lower the overnight interbank rate by 25 basis points to 8.00%. One board member voted to maintain the rate at 8.25%, the bank said in a statement.


Mexico: Three journalists killed in a week

Two reporters were gunned down, while a third was found dead in the trunk of a car. Mexico is one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists, with a majority of the murder cases going unsolved.

Mexico vigilante leader dies; 4 bodies found

Separately, police said they found the remains of four men in a wooded area on the southern outskirts of Mexico City where bodies have been dumped in the past. The men's identities and the possible motive in the killings are still under investigation.

Asylum seekers anxiously cross into US as new policy kicks in

Human rights groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, have sued to block the measure, saying it violates U.S. asylum obligations and forces people to remain in countries "rife with danger."

El Chapo’s life sentence ‘pyrrhic victory’ for Mexico as violence soars

In Culiacan, the capital in Mexico's northwestern state of Sinaloa, locals lamented that Mexicans were deprived of the chance to see the notorious capo tried, convicted and punished on his native soil.

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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.

A day in the life of a migrant caravan in Mexico

Trump, who campaigned against illegal immigration to win the 2016 US presidential vote, has seized on this caravan in the run-up to the Nov. 6 mid-term congressional elections, firing up support for his Republican Party.


Thousands of Honduran migrants in US-bound caravan head into Mexico

A growing caravan of Honduran migrants streamed through southern Mexico on Sunday heading toward the United States, after making an end-run around Mexican agents who briefly blocked them at the Guatemalan border.

PHOTOS: 5 dead as massive 8.0 earthquake hits Mexico coast; strongest since 1985

An 8-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of southern Mexico on Friday, causing buildings to sway violently and people to flee into the street in panic as far away as the capital city.

PM Modi gets Mexico's support for NSG membership bid; ends his five-nation tour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Mexico on a one-day-visit, where he garnered support for India's bid to NSG from Mexico.

Strong earthquake shakes Mexico's Pacific coast

The U.S. Geological Survey put the quake epicenter in the western Mexican state of Guerrero.


Mexico Videos

Donald Trump’s evolving rhetoric on the wall

The core of US President Donald Trump’s argument for the southern border wall has remained largely the same. But as the fight wears on, his justification has expanded and details like cost and construction materials have evolved.

Michael Pena and Diego Luna reveal what to expect from Narcos: Mexico

Michael Pena, Diego Luna and Eric Newman reveal the story of Netflix series Narcos: Mexico. The series revolves around Mexican drug lord Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo and DEA agent Enrique Camarena Salazar.


Pope Francis celebrates Mass for clergy in Michoacan, Mexico

Pope Francis wraps up his trip to Mexico on Wednesday with some of his most anticipated events: a visit in a Ciudad Juarez prison just days after a riot in another lockup killed 49 inmates and a stop at the Texas border when immigration is a hot issue for the U.S. presidential campaign. He also […]