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Brazen cartel attack in Mexico City opens new front in crime battle

28 Jun 2020

MEXICO CITY Mexico's bustling capital was once seen as a relative oasis in the country's raging drug war, but a shocking military-style assassination attempt on the city's police chief offers proof at least one gang is unafraid to shatter the peace.

Mexico scrambles to meet desperate U.S., European ventilator demand

01 Apr 2020

MEXICO CITY/TIJUANA Mexico's medical device industry is scrambling to meet an eleven-fold jump in demand for ventilators as patients with respiratory conditions linked to the coronavirus pandemic overwhelm hospitals in the United States and Europe.

World's busiest border falls quiet with millions of Mexicans barred from U.S.

31 Mar 2020

TIJUANA/CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico The world's busiest land border has fallen quiet as restrictions to contain the coronavirus prevent millions of Mexicans from making daily trips north, including many who work in U.S. businesses. | Video

More Mexican migrants crossing U.S. border amid closure fears, shelters say

19 Mar 2020

MEXICO CITY The number of Mexicans crossing illegally into the United States has risen over the past week, migrant shelters said, in part driven by rumors the United States will seal the border as it seeks to fight the coronavirus spread.

Mexico seeks Interpol detention order for ex-official in missing students probe

18 Mar 2020

MEXICO CITY Mexico has asked Interpol to issue a red notice calling for the arrest of a former official who led the controversial probe into the 2014 disappearance and suspected murder of 43 student teachers, the attorney general's office said.

Mexico frets about U.S. coronavirus spread, could tighten border

14 Mar 2020

MEXICO CITY Mexico could consider tightening its northern border to slow the spread of coronavirus into its relatively unaffected territory, health officials said on Friday, with an eye to containing a U.S. outbreak that has infected more than 1,800 people.

Mexicans wonder if Trump's wall could stop coronavirus spreading south

13 Mar 2020

MEXICO CITY True to form, U.S. President Donald Trump has warned coronavirus could spread from Mexico, touting his anti-migrant wall as a solution. Seen from south of the border though, the greater risk is infection from the much bigger outbreak in the United States.

Stranded in southern Mexico, migrants struggle to make U.S. court dates

04 Mar 2020

MEXICO CITY By the time the first hearing in Yesenia's case for asylum in the United States arrived last month, she was 1,300 miles from the courthouse.

'I'd never felt so vulnerable': Mexican survivors recount attempted femicides

04 Mar 2020

MEXICO CITY Five years ago, a Mexican woman woke up in a hospital one morning connected to an endotracheal tube and a catheter. She was in so much pain that she barely remembered being brutally beaten by her boyfriend.

'Condom use is sexy': Mexico City campaigners dish out rubbers ahead of Valentine's Day

14 Feb 2020

MEXICO CITY Residents in Mexico's sprawling capital were encouraged to play it safe on Valentine's Day, as 100,000 condoms were distributed across the city's metro stations on Thursday in the run up to the annual love fest. | Video

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