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Mexico: We're Still Not Paying for Trump's Wall

Victory means trouble ahead for country's economy

(Newser) - Mexico's leaders say they're willing to work with Donald Trump—but they're still not paying for his border wall. Paying for a wall is "out of our vision," and "the vision that we have is a vision of integration, of how Mexico and the... More »

Police Rape of 11 Women Could Come Back to Mexico President

Enrique Peña Nieto ordered a crackdown on protesters in 2006

(Newser) - The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is demanding a full-scale investigation into the rape of at least 11 women at the hands of Mexican police during a crackdown on protesters in 2006—a crackdown ordered by now-President Enrique Peña Nieto. Fox News Latino reports Peña Nieto was the... More »

Mastermind Behind Trump's Visit to Mexico Quits

Finance minister was blamed for deeply unpopular trip

(Newser) - One of President Enrique Peña Nieto's closest advisers and confidants, Finance Secretary Luis Videgaray, has resigned in a move seen as linked to the unpopular decision to invite Donald Trump to visit Mexico , the AP reports. Peña Nieto has taken responsibility for inviting Trump, but a former... More »

Trump in Mexico: We 'Didn't Discuss Payment of the Wall'

But President Enrique Peña Nieto says otherwise

(Newser) - In a situation that was unthinkable just 24 hours ago, Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto gave a joint press conference Wednesday in Mexico City following an hour-long meeting between the two, reports the Los Angeles Times , which calls Trump's jaunt to Mexico both "hastily... More »

Trump to Make Surprise Visit to Mexico

He plans to meet President Enrique Peña Nieto before immigration speech

(Newser) - Before his big immigration speech on Wednesday , Donald Trump plans to visit somewhere where he is hated so much that he is regularly burnt in effigy during parties—and it's not Ted Cruz's house. Instead, Trump will make a surprise visit to Mexico to meet President Enrique Peñ... More »

Mexican Prez: Donald Trump Reminds Me of Hitler, Mussolini

President Enrique Pena Nieto issues a warning

(Newser) - Glenn Beck and Louis CK aren't the only ones comparing Donald Trump to Hitler . Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto today issued a warning about the Republican presidential front-runner, who has said Mexico will pay for a US border wall to keep out illegal immigrants, Reuters reports. "There is... More »

Report: Mexico's Missing Students May Not Be Dead

Panel finds no evidence they were killed, but it does offer motive for murder

(Newser) - For months, the case of 43 missing college students has been considered closed, at least by Mexico's government. In January, the then-attorney general said all were killed by a drug gang and burned in the state of Guerrero. "We thought, 'The entire country is going to believe... More »

Mexico: Charred Eye Socket Belongs to Missing Student

Bone fragment was found in dump

(Newser) - More than two months after 43 student protesters disappeared in Mexico, a bone fragment found in a dump has provided what authorities say is the first solid evidence of their fate. Mexico's attorney general says forensic experts have determined that the charred piece of eye socket belongs to missing... More »

Mexico to Dissolve All Local Police Forces

President promises change after students killed

(Newser) - Mexican President Pena Nieto has promised sweeping reforms to the country's police amid nationwide outrage over the massacre of 43 students abducted by a local police force working with gang members. "Mexico must change," he said yesterday, unveiling plans to dissolve all 1,800 of the country'... More »

NSA Hacked 2 Mexican Presidents' Emails

New Snowden leaks reveal NSA expolited key government mail server

(Newser) - Last month, it was revealed that the NSA had spied on the emails of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto before he was elected. Turns out, US snooping on Mexico's government runs way deeper. According to a new documents leaked by Edward Snowden to Der Spiegel , the NSA ran a... More »

NSA Spied on Brazil, Mexico Presidents' Emails

Latin American nations unamused by latest from Snowden trove

(Newser) - The Snowden files keep on giving: Angry foreign ministers in Brazil and Mexico have summoned US ambassadors over reports that the National Security Agency spied on the presidents of both countries. A Brazilian news report revealed the alleged spying, citing documents obtained by journalist Glenn Greenwald from NSA leaker Edward... More »

Mexico Swears In President Amid Violent Protests

Enrique Pena Nieto promises peace and security

(Newser) - Enrique Pena Nieto took the oath of office as Mexico's new president today promising to return peace and security and to take on the vested interests and sacred cows that have kept a lid on the country's economic prosperity. As several hundred protesters threw fire bombs at police... More »

Mexico Rocked as Hackers Revolt for Independence Day

Protesters slam election, violence, corruption

(Newser) - Mexican hackers took over several government and other websites in an Independence Day protest yesterday. The "Mexican Cyber" protest targeted public agencies, political parties, and the media, and replaced hacked pages with messages slamming the presidential election, corruption, drug violence, and economic problems, reports the BBC . "This a... More »

Half of Women's Killers Get Away in Mexico State

Its former governor: the next Mexican president

(Newser) - During Enrique Pena Nieto's six-year governorship, some 1,003 women were killed in Mexico state, home to 15 million—and half those crimes were unsolved, most hardly investigated, according to a watchdog's report. As Pena Nieto prepares to be Mexico's next president, activists are beginning to speak... More »

50K Mexicans Protest Peña Nieto's Win

Opposition groups claim PRI bought election, TV coverage unfair

(Newser) - Upwards of 50,000 students, leftists, and unionists took to the streets in Mexico City yesterday, protesting last week's presidential election win by Enrique Peña Nieto and the resurgent Institutional Revolutionary Party, reports the AFP . Protesters, mostly young people, accused the PRI of buying the election through favorable... More »

Mexico Recount Confirms It: Pena Nieto Won

But accusations of vote-buying persist

(Newser) - The official count of Mexico's presidential election has confirmed the victory of Enrique Pena Nieto, the candidate seeking to return the former autocratic ruling party to power after a 12-year hiatus. The Federal Electoral Institute reported late yesterday that with nearly 100% of the ballot boxes counted—and about... More »

Recount Ordered in Mexico

More than half of presidential election ballots to be reopened

(Newser) - Enrique Peña Nieto's victory in Mexico's presidential election is looking a lot murkier than it did over the weekend. The country's election authority has ordered 78,012 ballot boxes—54.5% of the total—to be reopened and recounted. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who came in... More »

Mexico's Election Is 'Miracle' of Democracy

What once seemed impossible is now ordinary: Bret Stephens

(Newser) - Something remarkable just happened in Mexico, all the more so because it seemed so "ho-hum," writes Bret Stephens in the Wall Street Journal . It's called a democratic election . The nation may be in the midst of a horrendous drug war, but the vote somehow came off peacefully... More »

Mexicans Protest Election 'Irregularities'

Obrador refuses to concede after 'dirty election'

(Newser) - History is repeating itself in the wake of Mexico's presidential election. Just like in 2006, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the leftist Democratic Revolution Party is refusing to concede defeat after a closer-than-expected result, reports CNN . He says the "election was plagued by irregularities before, during, and after... More »

Mexican Candidates Would Yank Army From Drug War

US concerned over frontrunner Peña Nieto

(Newser) - Mexico will choose a new leader on July 1—and whoever it is, the country's drug war is set for big changes. The three frontrunners say they want the army to drop its anti-drug efforts, arguing that its involvement, championed by current President Felipe Calderon, has resulted in increased... More »

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