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Trump: My Promise Stands, Mexico Will Pay for Wall

They'll do so through the revised NAFTA deal, says president, but details are scant

(Newser) - President Trump on Thursday revived his promise that Mexico would pay for a border wall. But this time, he linked it to the revised NAFTA deal . The morning tweet : "I often stated, 'One way or the other, Mexico is going to pay for the Wall.' This has... More »

New Mexican President Promises End to Secrecy

He says he'll hold press conference every day

(Newser) - Mexico's newly inaugurated president kicked off his first Monday in office with something not seen in recent history—a news conference and a pledge to hold one every working day of his six-year term to keep the people informed. Two days after taking the oath as the first leftist... More »

Mexico's New Prez Pledges 'Deep and Radical' Change

Lopez Obrador is first leftist in 70 years, first foreign dignitaries he greets are Pence, Ivanka

(Newser) - Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took the oath of office Saturday as Mexico's first leftist president in 70 years, reports the AP , marking a turning point in one of the world's most radical experiments in opening markets and privatization. In his first speech to Congress, Lopez Obrador pledged "... More »

'Let's Go': a Deal to Change 'Trade Landscape Forever'

US, Mexico, Canada sign USMCA, the replacement for NAFTA

(Newser) - President Trump has joined the leaders of Mexico and Canada to sign a revised North American trade deal. Trump gathered with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and outgoing Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on the sidelines of Friday's G20 summit in Buenos Aires. The three sat a table, pens... More »

Trip Across the Border Turns Tragic for San Diego Teens

They had gone to Ensenada for a barbecue

(Newser) - Christopher Alexis Gomez and Juan Suarez-Ojeda crossed the US-Mexico border the day after Thanksgiving to attend a barbecue in Ensenada. Their plan was to head home to San Diego later that night. When they didn’t return, family members contacted authorities in Baja California and searched for the pair over... More »

Mexicans 'Stunned' Over Decision to Honor Kushner

He'll receive the Order of the Aztec Eagle on Thursday

(Newser) - Enrique Peña Nieto's final "major" act as president will apparently involve Jared Kushner, and it's one the Guardian describes as having "stunned the country": The Hill reports that before handing over power to incoming president Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Saturday, Peña... More »

Trump 'Totally Willing' to Shut Gov't Over Border Wall Funding

President and the Dems aren't even close on the $5B figure he's throwing out there

(Newser) - President Trump said last Thursday he'd be OK with a government shutdown if he doesn't get the funding he wants on the US-Mexico border wall, and several days later, he hasn't changed his mind. With just over a week before Congress' Dec. 7 deadline to finish up... More »

Trump: I'll Shut Border 'Permanently' If I Have To

President tells Mexico it should send all 'flag-waving migrants' back to their home countries

(Newser) - On Sunday, there was "mayhem" at the US-Mexico border as pedestrian crossings at the San Ysidro port of entry, one of the country's busiest, were suspended by Customs and Border Protection, and US agents shot tear gas at migrants near the border after a few tried to breach... More »

US Strikes Major Deal With Mexico —or Does It?

US-Mexico agreement seems up in the air

(Newser) - Has Washington struck a new immigration deal with Mexico? Depends on who you ask. According to the Washington Post , the two sides have agreed in principle that asylum seekers will wait in Mexico for courts to assess their claims—and anyone denied gets sent back to their home country. "... More »

Latest J-Law Ad Called 'Ignorant and Gross'

Critics ask latest collection features a white woman

(Newser) - Dior has taken a public hit—and buckled a little under the pressure—after featuring Jennifer Lawrence in an ad for a collection celebrating Mexican culture, the Hill reports. Critics say the French fashion house should have used a Mexican actress for a collection about Mexican horsewomen known as escaramuzas.... More »

Man Who Fled on Final Day of Trial Found 10 Years Later

Murderer has been returned to Texas

(Newser) - A man who disappeared on the last day of his 2008 murder trial has been captured in Mexico and returned to Texas, authorities say. Hidalgo County prosecutors said in a news release that 35-year-old Oscar Davila Rodriguez was returned to the US last week. The statement didn't include details... More »

Official: Missing NC Teacher Killed in 'Brutal Assassination'

Sinaloa drug cartel is implicated in Patrick Braxton-Andrew's death

(Newser) - A mother's optimism was for naught: Patrick Braxton-Andrew, the North Carolina teacher who vanished in Mexico on Oct. 28, was killed that day by "a criminal organization" in Chihuahua state, his family writes in a Facebook post , citing information provided by state authorities. "The search continues to... More »

He Went to See the View, Hasn't Been Seen Since

NC's Patrick Braxton-Andrew vanished in Mexico on Oct. 28

(Newser) - For Patrick Braxton-Andrew, Mexico's Copper Canyon was a major draw. "The way he tried to sell it to me was that it was way bigger than the Grand Canyon but not visited by as many people," his brother, Kerry, tells the Washington Post . The fellow native of... More »

Migrant Caravan Is on the Move

Thousands are heading north

(Newser) - Thousands of Central American migrants were back on the move toward the US border Saturday, after dedicated Mexico City metro trains whisked them to the outskirts of the capital and drivers began offering rides north, the AP reports. At the Line 2 terminus, migrants began making their way to a... More »

Hidden Chamber, Tunnel Beneath Mexican Pyramid

It might have been used for funerals beneath Pyramid of the Moon

(Newser) - There's more than a tunnel hidden beneath Mexico's second largest pyramid. A survey using electrical resistance technology has not only confirmed the existence of a tunnel running out the southern end of the Teotihuacan's 140-foot-tall Pyramid of the Moon, but also uncovered a chamber connected to it,... More »

Insurer's Drug Plan: We'll Pay You to Go to Mexico

Workers in Utah get cash incentive to buy cheaper drugs across the border

(Newser) - It's no secret that many prescription drugs are cheaper in Mexico than in the US—stories about "medical tourism" have been around for years, like this one in Pacific Standard . Now, however, a large health insurer in Utah has employed a novel approach to take advantage of the... More »

Cops Block Caravan to Negotiate New Deal

Mexico had offered them a 'You Are at Home' plan

(Newser) - Hundreds of Mexican federal officers carrying plastic shields briefly blocked a Central American caravan from advancing toward the United States on Saturday, after a group of several thousand migrants turned down the chance to apply for refugee status and obtain a Mexican offer of benefits, the AP reports. Mexican President... More »

There Might Soon Be 3 US-Bound Caravans

Group plans to leave El Salvador next week, as Honduran stragglers move north

(Newser) - If the Honduran migrant caravan making its way toward to the US southern border is "the gift that keeps on giving for Donald Trump's midterm elections," as the Telegraph suggests, then a second caravan forming in El Salvador may be the bow on top. An internal report... More »

Hurricane Willa Slams Into Mexico's Pacific Coast

Storm lashed penal colony before hitting mainland

(Newser) - Hurricane Willa swept onto Mexico's Pacific mainland with 120mph winds Tuesday night, hitting an area of beach towns, fishing villages, and farms after roaring over an offshore penal colony. The US National Hurricane Center says the hurricane hit as a dangerous Category 3 storm near Isla del Bosque in... More »

Powerful Hurricane Barrels Toward Mexico

Willa, a Category 5 storm, expected to make landfall Tuesday morning

(Newser) - Hurricane Willa grew into a potentially catastrophic Category 5 storm and swept toward Mexico's Pacific coast with winds of 160mph Monday, threatening a stretch of high-rise resort hotels, surfing beaches, and fishing villages, per the AP . The hurricane was expected to pass over or near the Islas Marias—a... More »

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