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Mexico's ruling party battles leftist nemesis in key state vote

24 May 2017

ECAPTEPEC, Mexico Nine decades of rule by President Enrique Pena Nieto's Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in Mexico's most populous state are hanging in the balance in an election that could batter its hopes of keeping power nationally in 2018.

Mexico's ruling party battles leftist nemesis in key state vote

24 May 2017

ECAPTEPEC, Mexico Nine decades of rule by President Enrique Pena Nieto's Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in Mexico's most populous state are hanging in the balance in an election that could batter its hopes of keeping power nationally in 2018.

Mexico enlists dolphins to help endangered tiny porpoise

15 May 2017

MEXICO CITY Mexico's government has enlisted the help of three trained dolphins to locate in the wild their less fortunate cousin, the rare vaquita porpoise, in an effort to bring back from the brink of extinction a species with fewer than 40 specimens left.

Gunmen kill activist who searched for Mexico's disappeared - authorities

12 May 2017

MEXICO CITY Armed gunmen shot and killed a prominent Mexican activist dedicated to searching for "disappeared" persons in the violent northern state of Tamaulipas, authorities said on Thursday.

Mexican court blocks drug lord's extradition to U.S.

12 Apr 2017

MEXICO CITY, April 12 A Mexican court has blocked efforts by the foreign ministry to extradite jailed drug lord Hector Beltran Leyva to the United States, judicial authorities said on Wednesday, just a few months after top kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was sent north.

Mexico bristles at 'hostile' Trump deportation rules before U.S. talks

23 Feb 2017

MEXICO CITY Mexico reacted with anger on Wednesday to what one official called "hostile" new U.S. immigration guidelines hours before senior Trump administration envoys began arriving in Mexico City for talks on the volatile issue. | Video

Mexico's own populist politician softens tone in bid for presidency

10 Feb 2017

MEXICO CITY, Mexico's home-grown populist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has tapped into wide discontent with the ruling party and resentment towards Donald Trump to make a bid for the centre ground, raising his chances of winning the presidency next year.

Trump summit with Mexico's Pena Nieto still on, 'for now'

26 Jan 2017

MEXICO CITY, A summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto next week is still on "for now", Mexico's foreign minister said on Wednesday, despite pressure at home to scrap it over objections to a border wall.

Mexico opposition leader urges U.N. lawsuit over Trump wall

26 Jan 2017

TLAPANALOYA, Mexico A leading contender for the Mexican presidency urged his government to lodge a lawsuit against U.S. President Donald Trump at the United Nations for the wall he plans to build on the border with Mexico to keep out illegal immigrants.

Mexico puts federal police under spotlight over 43 student deaths

13 Sep 2016

MEXICO CITY Mexico has widened its investigation into the abduction and apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers in the southwestern city of Iguala in 2014 to examine the role of federal and state police, a federal prosecutor said.

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