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Quake shakes Mexicans out of bed, alarms sound in capital

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck southern Mexico early on Monday, sending frightened residents into the streets as seismic alarms echoed across the capital, although there were no immediate reports of damage.


Mexico identifies remains as belonging to missing federal agents

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The Mexican attorney general's office said on Sunday that human remains found last week belong to two federal agents from its organized crime unit who were last seen in an online video earlier this month that appeared to show their kidnapping.


Athletics: Coleman breaks world record in 60 metres, runs 6.34 seconds

(Reuters) - World silver medallist Christian Coleman broke the world record in the 60 metres when he ran 6.34 seconds at the U.S. indoor national championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Sunday.


Oaxaca requests aid after strong Mexico quake damages 1,000 homes

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's southern state of Oaxaca requested federal emergency funds on Sunday to supply food, shelter and health services in more than 30 municipalities battered by last week's powerful quake in a region still reeling from temblors in September.


Leftist and young buck lead as Mexico parties make presidential picks

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's political parties will formally choose presidential candidates on Sunday, setting the stage for a race between a leftist holding a strong lead, a young leader of a right-left coalition catching up, and a trailing ruling party candidate.


Houston stuns Kendricks for U.S. pole vault title

(Reuters) - Scott Houston upset world pole vault champion Sam Kendricks while Christian Coleman stayed on course in the 60 metres at the U.S. indoor championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Saturday.


Mexico helicopter crash kills 13 on ground in wake of earthquake

SANTIAGO JAMILTEPEC, Mexico (Reuters) - At least 13 people on the ground, including three children, were killed when a Mexican military helicopter carrying top officials surveying damages from an earthquake crashed in a small town in the southern state of Oaxaca, authorities said on Saturday.


Big Mexico quake cuts power and damages homes; two dead in crash

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A prolonged 7.2 magnitude quake that rocked Mexico on Friday left nearly a million homes and businesses without power in the capital and south but the only reported deaths came when a military helicopter crashed after surveying the aftermath.


Earthquake Strikes in Oaxaca State, Mexico, Stirring Fear

No deaths were immediately reported in the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit southern Mexico on Friday.

7.2 earthquake jolts southern Mexico

A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck southeastern Mexico on Friday night, with the epicenter in the state of Oaxaca, the US Geological Survey reported. An earthquake alert was issued in Mexico City and buildings were evacuated there, CNN's Leyla Santiago said. No reports on injuries or damage were immediately available.


Powerful 7.2 quake rocks buildings in Mexico, minor damage reported

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A 7.2 magnitude quake rocked Mexico on Friday, a prolonged rumble that the government said had caused minor damage to buildings in the southern state of Oaxaca, but with no preliminary reports of deaths.


Mexico's Pemex says no immediate reports of quake damage at its plants

MEXICO CITY, Feb 16 (Reuters) - The installations of Mexican national oil firm Pemex appear not to have sustained any damage after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck southern Mexico on Friday, the company's chief executive said.


Fiat Chrysler to recall 228,508 trucks to fix shifter issue

(Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV's U.S. unit said on Friday it would recall about 228,508 trucks in the United States, Canada, Mexico and some other markets to prevent drivers from unintentionally shifting their vehicles out of "park."


Dashed hopes for Mexico oil boom leave Gulf Coast hotels idle

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - When a Mexican real estate investment trust bought four hotels along the country's Gulf coast operating under the Marriott, Quality Inn and Fiesta Inn brands, it expected the government's recent energy reform to attract droves of oil executives, engineers and technicians.


Head of OAS anti-corruption mission in Honduras resigns

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The head of the Organization of American States' anti-corruption mission in Honduras said on Thursday he would resign over a lack of support from authorities in the Central American country and clashes with OAS leadership.


E-commerce firm Mercado Libre to open distribution centers in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Mercado Libre, Latin America's home-grown e-commerce firm, said on Thursday that it would open two large distribution centers in Mexico as part of an effort to improve its logistics in the country.


Exclusive: Mexico foreign minister heads to Caribbean to win over Venezuelan allies - official

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's foreign minister will travel to Jamaica, Grenada and Saint Lucia in March, a Mexican official said on Thursday, as part of efforts to erode Venezuela's oil-based influence in the Caribbean.


UPDATE 1-BHP Billiton to drill two new deepwater wells in Trion this year

MEXICO CITY, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Drilling of a new appraisal well and a separate exploration well in BHP Billiton deepwater Trion project will begin later this year, part of a plan approved by Mexican regulators on Thursday that also revised downward the project's estimated oil and gas resources.


Mexico finds remains possibly belonging to law enforcement agents

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The Mexican attorney general's office said on Thursday it found human remains that may belong to two law enforcement agents specializing in organized crime who recently appeared in an online video that seemed to show their kidnapping.


U.S., Mexico working to set up Trump, Pena Nieto meeting: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Officials are working to arrange a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto "in the near future" to review progress on trade talks, a border wall and other issues, the White House said in a statement on Thursday.


Alpine skiing: Schleper relishes Games return with Mexico

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Mexico's Sarah Schleper is relishing her return to the Olympics after representing the United States in her four previous appearances at the Winter Games.


Mexico's Financiero Interacciones sees cheaper loans on Banorte tie-up

MEXICO CITY, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Mexico's state and municipal government debt sector will likely see lower borrowing costs in the coming months following the acquisition of Grupo Financiero Interacciones by Banorte, Interacciones CEO said on Wednesday.


Indigenous Mexican presidential candidate injured in highway accident

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The first indigenous woman to run for the Mexican presidency was injured and at least one other person killed when a van in which she was traveling was involved in an accident in western Baja California state on Wednesday, campaign social media said.


Indigenous Mexican presidential candidate involved in highway accident

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A van carrying the first indigenous woman to run for the Mexican presidency was involved in a highway accident on Wednesday in western Baja California state that killed at least one person and injured the candidate, according to social media associated with her campaign.


Trump, Pena Nieto meeting planned for next few weeks: Mexican foreign ministry

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Mexico's Enrique Pena Nieto is being planned for sometime during the next few weeks, Mexico's foreign ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.


UPDATE 1-America Movil will spend $8 bln on capex in 2018, CEO says

MEXICO CITY, Feb 14 (Reuters) - America Movil, Mexico's largest telecommunications firm, will increase capital expenditures to around $8 billion this year, Chief Executive Officer Daniel Hajj said during a call with analysts on Wednesday.


Building diplomacy, not just walls: U.S. starts work on new Mexico embassy

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The United States broke ground on a new $943 million embassy in Mexico City on Tuesday, a move hailed by officials from both countries as a win for diplomacy after months of tension over President Donald Trump's plan to build a tall border wall.


UPDATE 2-Mexico's America Movil reports steepest loss in 16 years

MEXICO CITY, Feb 13 (Reuters) - America Movil, the crown jewel of Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim's empire, reported its largest loss in 16 years in the fourth quarter, hampered by the peso's depreciation against the dollar and euro.


Mexico presidential hopeful says he is target of government spying

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A Mexican presidential candidate denounced on Tuesday alleged surveillance of his movements by the government and demanded an explanation, the latest in a series of accusations that Mexico is spying without due cause on its own citizens.

The cat between Trump and his wall

Donald Trump's $18 billion border wall is proposed to run through the Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge on the US-Mexico border in Texas, which is also home to the remaining endangered ocelot species in the US.


UPDATE 1-Mexico's Alfa reports smaller net loss in 4th qtr

MEXICO CITY, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Mexican conglomerate Alfa, which competes in industries from food packaging to car parts to petrochemicals, on Monday reported a narrower net loss in the fourth quarter, hit by exchange rate losses.


Girl power: life's going swimmingly for all-female fish species

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An all-female freshwater fish species called the Amazon molly that inhabits rivers and creeks along the Texas-Mexico border is living proof that sexual reproduction may be vastly over-rated.


White House releases 2019 budget proposal, seeks funds for wall, military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump released his second budget on Monday, seeking to bolster military spending and requesting funds for infrastructure, construction of a wall along the border with Mexico and opioid treatment programs.


Trump budget plan to seek funds for border wall, infrastructure, opioid treatment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will unveil his second budget on Monday - seeking to make good on his promise to bolster military spending and requesting funds for infrastructure, construction of a wall along the border with Mexico and opioid treatment programs.


End of NAFTA wouldn't be 'end of world': Mexican leftist's top diplomat

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The collapse of NAFTA would not be a disaster for Mexico, the top foreign policy advisor to leftist presidential election frontrunner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said, adding that Mexico should depend less on the United States and not interfere with regional neighbors.


Earthquake hits near Mexico's Pacific coast, no damage reported

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico's Pacific coast near the major port of Manzanillo on Friday, but no major damage or injures were immediately reported.


Mexico says NAFTA rules of origin for autos will change

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Thursday that the country had to be realistic about the rules of origin for automobiles under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), saying that the current level will change.


Mexico telecoms regulator says all can participate in spectrum auction

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's telecommunications regulator, IFT, said on Thursday that any operator could participate in a spectrum auction this year, opening the door for billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil to bid.


UPDATE 1-Mexico telecoms regulator says all can participate in spectrum auction

MEXICO CITY, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Mexico's telecommunications regulator, IFT, said on Thursday that any operator could participate in a spectrum auction this year, opening the door for billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil to bid.


New Mexico newspaper apologizes for cartoon linking 'Dreamers' to criminality

(Reuters) - A New Mexico newspaper apologized on Thursday for publishing a cartoon portraying illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children as street criminals that drew widespread condemnation as racist.


Trump budget to include $3 billion for border wall: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's budget proposal to be unveiled on Monday will include a request for $3 billion as a down payment on building a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, a senior administration official said on Thursday.


Airlines complain about Mexico passenger arrival fee increase

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Aviation industry groups are pressing Mexico's government to reverse a January fee increase for international passengers arriving in Mexico City, claiming it is hurting the airlines and the country's economic competitiveness.


EMERGING MARKETS-LatAm equities fall amid global caution, monetary concerns

SAO PAULO, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Latin American equities fell sharply on Thursday, as local markets continued to mirror global caution following a sell-off in North America and Europe, while fears of more restrictive regional monetary policy also took a toll. Mexico's IPC was the region's biggest loser, falling 2.28 percent, while Brazil's Bovespa fell 1.49 percent. Chile's blue-chip IPSA index and Colombia's IGBC both fell more than 1.7 percent. Across the region, eyes were also on loc

Cartoons and Cartoonists

New Mexico Newspaper Apologizes for Cartoon Portraying ‘Dreamers’ as Muggers

The Albuquerque Journal, a leading New Mexico newspaper, apologized for a cartoon viewed as bigoted by many readers and political leaders.

Travel and Vacations

On the Border: How Crossing the Bridge to Matamoros Got Complicated

Not so many years ago, it was easy to go to Matamoros. But violence there means that visitors now stay in Brownsville, home to the Charro Days festival and restaurants with roots in Mexico.


No evidence of attack in Texas death of Border Patrol agent: FBI

EL PASO, Texas (Reuters) - There was no evidence of an attack that led to the on-duty death in November of a U.S. Border Patrol agent, the FBI said on Wednesday in the case that prompted President Donald Trump to renew calls for a border wall with Mexico.


Mexico sets March Maya oil price for international buyers

MEXICO CITY, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Mexico's state-run oil company Pemex revised its March term pricing formulas for crude oil shipped to customers in the Americas, Europe and the Far East, the company said on Wednesday. The following table lists the adjustments to price constants in the Americas, the U.S. West Coast, Europe and the Far East: DESTINATION FEB CONSTANT MAR CONSTANT ---------------- ---------------- --------------- AMERICAS

United States International Relations

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: It’s Time for an Immigration Enchilada

President Trump’s proposed immigration overhaul might be good for Mexico.

Travel and Vacations

On the Border: Along the Rio Grande, a Hot Spring and a Warm Welcome

In Big Bend National Park in Texas: towering canyons and a 105-degree pool. In Boquillas, Mexico: cheese enchiladas and old-world charm. A boat takes you to both.


Mexican leftist says can't let oil back in hands of foreigners

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, currently leading polls for Mexico's July presidential election, said on Monday he would try to stop the country's oil from falling into foreign hands and reiterated that he would review recently handed out contracts.

Travel and Vacations

On the Border: Two Cities, Two Countries, Common Ground

Nogales, Ariz., and Nogales, Mexico, are sister cities with shared history. The effect of the wall between them has been profound, but connections endure.


Venezuela military ouster remarks dog Tillerson in Latin America

MEXICO CITY/CARACAS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's first tour of Latin America got off to a rocky start on Friday with U.S. ally Mexico distancing itself from his suggestion that Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro could be toppled by his own military.


Mexico says relationship with Trump closer than with previous government

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray told a news conference on Friday that Mexico's relationship with the United States is tighter with Donald Trump's government than previous administrations.


Tillerson warns Mexico to watch Russian election meddling

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Mexico on Friday to pay attention to Russian meddling in elections around the world, following comments from another U.S. official that there were signs of such interference in the country's presidential race.


U.S.'s Tillerson and Mexico's Videgaray talk security, migration on visit

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray on Friday and discussed security and migration, Mexico's government said.


U.S. guns used in crimes across the Americas every half hour: report

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Guns from the United States have been used to commit crimes approximately once every 31 minutes across Mexico, Canada, Central America and the Caribbean, a left-leaning U.S. policy group said on Friday.


Mexico presidential favorite repeats call to review oil tender results

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The leading candidate for Mexico's presidential election, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, reiterated on Thursday his pledge to review oil contracts if elected, a day after the most successful auction since a landmark energy opening was finalized in 2014.


Mexico debate swirls over 'opaque' talks with U.S. as Tillerson lands

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The United States' top diplomat landed in Mexico on Thursday with debate swirling over the government's efforts to win favor with Washington and save the NAFTA pact from collapse, sparking concerns it is ceding sovereignty to its northern neighbor.


Mexico debate rages over 'opaque' talks with U.S. as Tillerson arrives

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The United States' top diplomat arrives in Mexico on Thursday with debate raging over the government's efforts to win favor with Washington and save the NAFTA trade pact from collapse, sparking concerns it is ceding sovereignty to its northern neighbor.

New Mexico may become the first state to make students apply for college

Students in New Mexico would have to apply to a college or commit to some other post-graduation plan in order to graduate from high school, under a bill working its way through the state's legislature.


U.S. pork demand strong, but trade disputes could hit exports

CHICAGO (Reuters) - American consumers are snapping up plentiful low-cost pork, but U.S. farmers are worried that trade spats with key export markets in China, Mexico and Canada could hurt a lucrative part of their pork business.

Travel and Vacations

Q&A: Going to Mexico? Guillermo del Toro Has Some Recommendations

The director of “The Shape of Water” wants visitors to explore Guadalajara, his hometown. He also recommends Merida and a Baja beach called Barriles.


Mexico may allow U.S. air marshals to use stun guns on flights: official

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico is in talks with the United States on whether to allow U.S. federal air marshals to travel with Taser stun guns on cross-border flights with U.S. airlines, National Security Commissioner Renato Sales said in a TV interview on Tuesday.


Exclusive: U.S., Mexico explore placing armed U.S. air marshals on flights

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico and the United States are looking into whether armed U.S. federal air marshals could be deployed on commercial cross-border flights, according to a document seen by Reuters and a Mexican official, as Mexico deepens security ties with its neighbor.


Contributing Op-Ed Writer: In Mexico, Trump’s Bark Has Been Worse Than His Bite

The president’s policies toward Mexico have so far been less severe than feared.


Indian Slavery Once Thrived in New Mexico. Latinos Are Finding Family Ties to It.

The revelations have not only prompted personal reckonings but also fueled a larger debate on Hispanic and Native American identity.


Mexico to send troops to stem violence after record 25,000 murders

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican officials said on Sunday the government was set to unleash a new wave of troops to crack down on criminal groups in regions where a surge in violence led to more than 25,000 murders last year.


U.S. farmers have much to lose if NAFTA deal collapses

CHICAGO/MONTREAL, Jan 28 (Reuters) - A collapse of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to scrap, could create the most profound disruption for U.S. farmers who produce grains, meats and dairy products sold to Canada and Mexico.


ICA Fluor wins $198 mln Mexico City airport tender

MEXICO CITY, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Mexico-based company ICA Fluor has won a contract to build the medium-voltage electrical distribution network for the new Mexico City airport, the state-run company overseeing the project said on Friday.


Uber driver shot dead in Mexican border city

MEXICO CITY, Jan 26 (Reuters) - A young woman who drove for U.S. ride-hailing application Uber Technologies Inc was shot dead in the northern Mexican border city of Tijuana following a dispute with another motorist, prosecutors said on Friday.


Tillerson to visit Latin America Feb. 1-7: State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Latin America from February 1 to 7, visiting Argentina, Colombia, Mexico and Peru, with a stop in Jamaica, and the crisis in Venezuela will be a focus of talks, the U.S. State Department said on Friday.


BRIEF-Orex Signs Agreement To Acquire San Luis Del Cordero Silver-Copper-Zinc Project In Durango, Mexico



As NAFTA talks drag, Mexico suggests timeline could be extended

MONTREAL (Reuters) - A senior Mexican official on Friday suggested talks to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement could be extended to give officials more time to address major disagreements threatening to undermine the $1.2 trillion trade pact.


Trump offers 'Dreamers' a path to citizenship, wants other immigration curbs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is offering a path to citizenship for up to 1.8 million young illegal immigrants but insists on measures that would curb some legal immigration programs and provide a border wall with Mexico, senior White House officials said on Thursday.


Mexico minister backs marijuana legalization in major beach resorts

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Marijuana should be legalized in two of Mexico's main tourist hot spots, Cancun and Los Cabos, in order to reduce criminal violence, Mexico's minister for tourism said on Thursday.


Mexico's Banorte sees 24 pct rise in net profit in fourth qtr

MEXICO CITY, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Mexico's Grupo Financiero Banorte, which owns one of the country's largest banks, said on Thursday its net profit rose 24 percent in the fourth quarter.


Venezuelan opposition, government to meet for another round of talks

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Members of Venezuela's leftist government and opposition leaders will meet next week for another round of talks in the Dominican Republic, the Dominican foreign ministry announced on Thursday.


CORRECTED-Baxter to import IV saline bags from Mexico to ease U.S. shortage

CHICAGO, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Baxter International informed customers on Wednesday that it has been given approval by U.S. regulators to import large saline bags from its plant in Mexico in an effort to ease hospital shortages of the product as the nation faces a severe flu season.


Chinese bike-sharing firms gear up to launch in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A pair of deep-pocketed Chinese bike-sharing companies are gearing up to launch in Mexico, looking to make their Latin American debut in the country that is home to one of the world's largest and most congested cities.

Rohingya (Ethnic Group)

U.S. Adviser Rebukes Aung San Suu Kyi: ‘I Don’t Want to Be Part of a Whitewash’

Former Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico, a longtime friend of Myanmar’s leader, quit an advisory panel on the Rohingya crisis, calling it a “cheerleading squad.”


EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil markets soar as Lula corruption conviction upheld

(Updates with final prices, Mexico details) By Bruno Federowski BRASILIA, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Brazilian markets surged on Wednesday as an appeals court upheld a corruption conviction that could stop former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva from running in this year's presidential race, adding to a global emerging market rally. The benchmark Bovespa stock index hit an all-time high above 83,000 points as three appellate court judges voted to uphold convictions against Lula for takin


UPDATE 1-Mexico's Congress approves first woman on central bank board

MEXICO CITY, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Former finance ministry official Irene Espinosa was on Wednesday confirmed by Congress as the first woman to serve on the board of the Mexican central bank, taking the seat previously occupied by the bank's new governor.


Baxter to import IV saline bags from Mexico to ease U.S. shortage

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Baxter International informed customers on Wednesday that it has been given approval by U.S. regulators to import large saline bags from its plant in Mexico in an effort to ease hospital shortages of the product as the nation faces a severe flu season.


Special Report: Mexico's drug cartels, now hooked on fuel, cripple nation's refineries

SALAMANCA, Mexico (Reuters) - The first call, from someone claiming to belong to the Michoacan Family drug cartel, came in February 2015.


Senate Democratic leader says border wall offer 'off the table'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday he had withdrawn an offer to provide some funding for Republican President Donald Trump's desired border wall with Mexico because it had been part of a larger agreement that was not honored.


Don't count your chickens; NAFTA's end could hit U.S. poultry hard

PALESTINE, Texas/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Workers at the Sanderson Farms plant in Palestine, Texas, are cutting up chickens for export to Mexico, a market that has become a pillar of the town's economy and a key focus of the U.S. poultry sector.


Mexico's Hoteles City Express to launch Fibra

MEXICO CITY, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Mexican hotel chain Hoteles City Express said on Monday it planned to launch a real estate investment trust, or Fibra, to raise between 2 billion pesos and 2.5 billion pesos ($107-$134 million).


Mexico criticizes U.S. move on imported washers, solar panels

MEXICO CITY, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Mexico's economy ministry on Monday criticized a U.S. decision to slap tariffs on imported washing machines and solar panels and said it would use all legal means at its disposal to ensure the United States met its international obligations.

Mexico's murder rate sets a record

Soaring levels of drug-related violence made 2017 Mexico's most murderous year on record, according to government statistics released Sunday.


'Put Trump in his place': nationalism awakens in Mexican presidential race

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Donald Trump's habit of slapping down Mexico is feeding nationalist sentiment in the country's presidential election campaign, prompting contenders to defy him and strengthening the hand of the frontrunner, who is courting the anti-establishment vote.


Mexican hotel keeping Hotel California name after Eagles settlement

(Reuters) - A hotel in Mexico named Hotel California plans to continue using the name in that country after settling a lawsuit brought by the Eagles over rights related to the country-rock band's classic 1976 song.


UPDATE 1-Commodity volumes lift Kansas City Southern quarterly profit, beats on revenue

Jan 19 (Reuters) - Kansas City Southern, a regional U.S. railroad with extensive operations in Mexico, reported a higher quarterly net profit on Friday, driven by revenue growth in 2017 in all six of the commodities it hauls and changes in U.S. tax law. The Kansas City, Missouri-based company posted fourth-quarter net income of $552 million, or $5.33 per diluted share, up from $130 million, or $1.21 per diluted share a year earlier.


Far from home, Mexican migrants eager to influence presidential race

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Tijuana native Alma Martinez will cast her first-ever vote for a Mexican president this July, but from across the country's northern border, where she is among hundreds of thousands of co-nationals whose participation could be decisive in a close race.


Mexico's energy opening faces test in deepwater oil auction

MEXICO CITY, Jan 19 (Reuters) - An auction of deepwater oil and gas fields in Mexico this month may prove the last major opportunity for President Enrique Pena Nieto's government to capitalize on its opening of the energy sector, the central plank of its economic agenda.


Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett killed in U.S. helicopter crash

(Reuters) - Exiled Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett and four other people were killed in a helicopter crash in a remote northern part of the U.S. state of New Mexico, officials and his political party said on Thursday.

12-year-old son breaks down over deported dad

The family of Jorge Garcia, the father of two who was deported to Mexico after 30 years in the US, made an emotional appearance on "The View" and vowed to continue to move forward.


UPDATE 1-Train crashes in Mexico City suburb, killing at least 5

MEXICO CITY, Jan 18 (Reuters) - A train derailed in a densely populated Mexico City suburb on Thursday morning, killing at least five people, local authorities said.


Mexico rejects Trump claim it world's most dangerous country

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico on Thursday dismissed a claim by U.S. President Donald Trump that it was the most dangerous country in the world and reiterated it would not fund the construction of a wall along the U.S. southern border.


Train crashes in Mexico City suburb, killing at least five

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A train derailed in a densely populated Mexico City suburb on Thursday morning, killing at least five people, local authorities said.


Train crashes in Mexico City suburb, killing at least 5

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A train derailed in a densely populated Mexico City suburb on Thursday morning, killing at least five people, local authorities said.