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US Teen Died in Mexican Shooting, Stampede

Denver's Alejandra Villanueva Ibarra one of 5 killed

(Newser) - An American is among the five dead after a shooting and stampede in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, on Monday. Alejandra Villanueva Ibarra of Denver "fell" while trying to escape the Blue Parrot nightclub during a BPM electronic music festival, the Denver Post reports via a GoFundMe page set up... More »

5 Dead After Shooting, Stampede in Mexican Resort Town

It's not clear whether gunman has been caught

(Newser) - Gunfire broke out in a crowded beachfront nightclub throbbing with electronic music before dawn Monday, causing five deaths and setting off a bloody stampede by screaming concertgoers at an international festival in the Caribbean resort town of Playa del Carmen, Mexico, the AP reports. At least one person died in... More »

Vampire Bats Now Feasting on Human Blood

Scientists in Brazil say they're evolving because of a decline in birds

(Newser) - Human encroachment typically means bad news for a given species (recent examples include giraffes and cheetahs ), but one mammal appears to be fighting back. Researchers say the hairy-legged vampire bat has adapted surprisingly fast from drinking the blood of birds to that of humans to survive, reports the Telegraph ... More »

Mexico on Reimbursing Trump for Wall: Um, Nope

Peña Nieto is willing to work with US on other issues, but says 'of course' it won't pay

(Newser) - At his press conference Wednesday, Donald Trump revisited his new plan to get Congress to pay for his border wall and get Mexico to reimburse the American taxpayer, noting, "What's the difference? I want to get the wall started." And even as the Mexican peso simultaneously hit... More »

As Trump Takes Stage, Mexico's Peso Tanks

Already in freefall, uncertainty causes peso to hit an all-time low

(Newser) - The Mexican peso hit an all-time low against the dollar Wednesday shortly after President-elect Donald Trump took the stage, reports Reuters , falling to 22 pesos on the dollar. The peso was already in freefall, dropping 2% on Tuesday and almost 16% against the dollar since Trump's election victory amid... More »

Mexican Leaders: We Won't 'Reimburse' US for 'Stupid' Wall

Despite what Donald Trump is claiming

(Newser) - Who's going to pay for Donald Trump's border wall, which is either "great" or "stupid," depending on who you ask? The answer is getting a little more complicated. The New York Times reports Republican lawmakers are looking into funding the border wall with taxpayer money.... More »

Mexican Ford Workers on Canceled Plant: Trump Did This

Dreams dashed for San Luis Potosi; Ford says decision wasn't politically motivated

(Newser) - Word spread quickly between co-workers that Ford Motor Co. had canceled its new $1.6 billion car plant at its 700-acre site in north-central Mexico. "When I saw it... [I thought], 'Well, no, it can't be,'" a security guard who spent the past five months... More »

Ford Mexico Plant Cancellation Not Quite What It Seems

Small-car production is still heading south

(Newser) - Ford may have found a successful strategy for dealing with Donald Trump: letting him take credit for stuff it was going to do anyway. The company's announcement Tuesday that it's canceling a $1.6 billion plant in Mexico was seen as a big victory for the president-elect, but... More »

Long-Lost Diary of Secret Jew in 16th-Century Mexico Found

Private collector spotted the manuscript, is paying to return it to National Archives

(Newser) - On Dec. 8, 1596, 48 people were burned at the stake in what Haaretz calls one of the "most dramatic" autos-da-fe the New World had seen. Among those to die was 30-year-old Luis de Carvajal the Younger, born in Spain to a family of Jewish "conversos"—forced... More »

Mexico Fireworks Tragedy: 'All of a Sudden It Started Booming'

At least 26 are dead

(Newser) - An explosion ripped through Mexico's best-known fireworks market on the northern outskirts of the capital Tuesday, killing at least 26 people, injuring scores more, and sending a huge plume of charcoal-gray smoke billowing into the sky, reports AP . Mexican Federal Police announced via its official Twitter account the preliminary... More »

Tired of Kidnappings, Mexicans Kidnap Gang Leader's Mom

Vigilantes say they're 'legitimate self-defense force' against Raybel Jacobo de Almonte, posse

(Newser) - The way to a Mexican gang leader's heart isn't his stomach—it's his mom. At least, that's what vigilantes in a Mexican town in southern Guerrero state are banking on, holding hostage the mother of drug kingpin Raybel Jacobo de Almonte, aka "El Tequilero,"... More »

Comatose Patient's 16-Year Mystery Is Solved

Young man from Mexico lay unidentified in a coma all that time

(Newser) - Nobody's exactly sure how it came to be—maybe it was related to a route number or perhaps to the auto shop that handled the accident—but a comatose patient lying in a hospital bed in California came to be legally identified as Sixty-Six Garage. His caretakers didn't... More »

Ford Moving Production to Mexico Despite Trump Threats

But it says the move won't cost any US jobs

(Newser) - Ford is going ahead with plans to move small-car production from the US to Mexico despite President-elect Trump's recent threats to impose tariffs on companies that move work abroad, the AP reports. CEO Mark Fields said Ford's plan to move production of the Ford Focus from Michigan to... More »

Dad Issues Quinceañera Invite; Internet Says Yes, Please

More than 1M have accepted

(Newser) - You going to Rubi's quince? That weirdly has become a popular question after a father's homemade invitation took off on the Internet. As KTLA explains, it all began when Crescencio Ibarra put up a simple video from his home in La Joya, Mexico. “Hello, how you doing?... More »

650-Year-Old Temple Found Under Mexican Supermarket

It's believed to have been built to worship the god of wind

(Newser) - Working at the site of a demolished supermarket in Mexico City, archaeologists only had to dig 10 feet down to find a temple built more than 650 years ago, researchers said Wednesday. The circular platform, about 36 feet in diameter and 4 feet tall, now sits in the shadow of... More »

Texas Trooper Injured by Gunfire From Mexico

Federal agent was also hit

(Newser) - A Texas state trooper was wounded on the Texas-Mexico border when a bullet apparently strayed from a gun battle on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande. The Texas Department of Public Safety says the trooper suffered a leg wound in the Friday afternoon incident, the AP reports. The trooper... More »

Dell Accidentally Sold Some Laptops for $33

Thanks to a glitch on its Mexican website

(Newser) - Black Friday came early to Mexico, where at least one lucky person just got a brand new Dell laptop for more than $2,400 off, Mexico Daily News reports. A glitch on Dell's Mexican website caused only the shipping cost—$33—to be listed for three laptop models that... More »

Trump Says He Kept Ford Plant in Kentucky

Company hadn't planned to move whole plant to Mexico

(Newser) - President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday night to announce that Ford Motor Co. won't be moving Lincoln production from Kentucky to Mexico. Trump tweeted that Bill Ford, the company's executive chairman, telephoned him with the news that a Lincoln plant would stay in Louisville. In another tweet... More »

Inside the Pyramid Is a Pyramid. Inside That Is Something More

Inside the Kukulkan pyramid are 2 smaller, older ones

(Newser) - On the surface, the Kukulkan temple that sits among the ruins of Chichen Itza looks nothing like a Russian nesting doll, but it's essentially the pyramid equivalent, scientists say. They'd known for decades that the 100-foot-tall structure in Mexico's Yucatan state sits on top of a smaller,... More »

Mexican Priest Alive, but With 'Notable Signs of Torture'

Rev. Jose Luis Sanchez Ruiz had been abducted 3 days earlier

(Newser) - Since September, four Roman Catholic priests in Mexico have been abducted—and only one has come back alive. That priest, the Rev. Jose Luis Sanchez Ruiz, was found "dumped, with notable signs of torture" three days after he disappeared from the state of Veracruz, a bishop tells the AP... More »

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