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Celebrating Mexicans Set Off Earthquake Sensors

Though 'quake' said to have resulted from 'massive jumping' during World Cup was deemed 'artificial'

(Newser) - Mexico pulled off a big upset during the World Cup on Sunday, defeating defending champ Germany 1-0. And that one goal in Moscow got hometown fans so riled up 6,600 miles away in Mexico City that it may have created an "artificial" earthquake, per the New York Times ... More »

Ancient Turquoise Rewrites Aztec History

Looks like Mesoamericans found their own and didn't trade with American Southwest

(Newser) - For a long time, scholars have thought that the Aztecs had frequent contact with groups in what's now the American Southwest. But a new chemical analysis of ancient turquoise artifacts just put a giant hole in that theory. It now appears that the Aztecs and another Mesoamerican civilization known... More »

Mexican Politician Shot Dead While Posing for Selfie

His murder was caught on video

(Newser) - As Fernando Purón, a Mexican congressional candidate, left an election debate Friday, a woman asked him to stop for a selfie. As the pair posed, a man walked up behind them and shot Purón in the head in a horrifying scene caught on surveillance video, the Guardian reports.... More »

Teen Murdered After ICE Sends Him Back to Mexico

Manuel Antonio Cano Pacheco was 'really happy in Iowa,' mother says

(Newser) - An Iowa teenager was murdered in Mexico after being returned to his birth country by the US government, CNN reports. Manuel Antonio Cano Pacheco, 19, had DACA status, a family, and worked as a mechanic while attending high school. "He was really happy in Iowa," his mother says.... More »

New Tariffs on US Allies Called 'Dangerous'

The EU, Canada, and Mexico get hit

(Newser) - The delay is over . The Trump administration is announcing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union, Canada, and Mexico, in a move sure to raise worries of a trade war. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says there will be a 25% tariff on imported steel and a 10%... More »

Mexico Changes Story on 2 Cyclists Found in Ravine

Prosecutor investigates deaths of Krzysztof Chmielewski and Holger Hagenbusch

(Newser) - Two European cyclists found dead in Mexico may not have died by accident after all, the BBC reports. Turns out that Krzysztof Chmielewski, from Poland, and Holger Hagenbusch, from Germany—who were found in southern Mexico in late April and early May—probably didn't just fall from a narrow... More »

Trump Delays Tariffs on EU, Canada, Mexico

Decision on steel imports will be postponed 30 days

(Newser) - The White House said Monday it would postpone a decision on imposing tariffs on US imports of steel and aluminum from the European Union, Canada, and Mexico for 30 days, avoiding the potential for a trade battle with Europe as the US prepares for tense trade talks in China this... More »

Cops Reveal Gruesome Fate of Missing Mexican Film Students

3 students tortured, killed by cartel members

(Newser) - Frustration over the disappearance of three university students in Mexico turned to outrage Monday as authorities revealed the men were tortured and killed by cartel members who wrongly suspected them of belonging to a rival gang. Enrolled at Guadalajara's University of Audiovisual Media, Javier Salomon Aceves Gastelum, 25; Marco... More »

Water Heater's Rust Played Role in Iowa Family's Death

Investigators in Mexico say humidity made device deadly

(Newser) - The very thing that lured an Iowa family to a vacation in Mexico—the climate—also figured in their deaths , say investigators. The humidity on the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula where the Sharp family was staying had turned the water heater in their condo rusty, and that in... More »

Yes, One Large Group of People Is Walking to the US Border

This is the 'caravan' Trump is complaining about in Mexico

(Newser) - President Trump returned to one of his favorite recent themes on Tuesday, complaining about a "caravan" of immigrants in Mexico moving toward the US border. "The big Caravan of People from Honduras, now coming across Mexico and heading to our 'Weak Laws' Border, had better be stopped... More »

Trump Hits Mexico Again: 'Our Country Is Being Stolen!'

President calls on Democrats to agree to tougher border laws

(Newser) - President Trump unleashed a Twitter attack on Mexico over the weekend, and he picked up right where he left off on Monday morning. In multiple tweets, Trump said Mexico must do more to stop "caravans of people" heading into the US, blasted Democrats for weak border laws, and again... More »

Zookeeper Killed by Lion May Have Forgotten to Shut Gate

He was killed by the animal as he cleaned the enclosure in Mexico

(Newser) - Authorities said Monday a zoo employee who was killed by a lion in central Mexico may have forgotten to shut a gate that separated the animal's feeding and sleeping areas. Mexico's office for environmental protection said an inspection of the enclosure showed no holes or breaches where the... More »

Root Cause of Iowa Family's Death in Mexico Identified

Mexican officials say water heater leaked toxic gas

(Newser) - Mexican authorities say a water heater is to blame in the deaths of an Iowa family vacationing in the Quintana Roo resort town of Tulum. An inspection over the weekend found that the water heater at the Sharp family's rented condominium was leaking gas, according to Quintana Roo's... More »

US Army Veteran Deported to 'Dangerous Area' of Border

Miguel Perez Jr. served 2 tours in Afghanistan before a drug-charge conviction

(Newser) - "This is a deplorable way to treat a veteran who risked his life in combat for our nation," is Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth's characterization of what has happened to Miguel Perez Jr . The Mexico-born 39-year-old spent roughly three decades as a legal permanent resident here, she says.... More »

Mexican Officials: Here's What Killed US Family in Condo

Autopsies find no evidence of foul play

(Newser) - Autopsies show that an Iowa family found dead this week in a Mexico condo were killed by inhaling toxic gases, the Washington Post reports. The four family members—Kevin Sharp, 41, wife Amy Sharp, 38, and their kids Sterling Sharp, 12, and Adrianna Sharp, 7—did not die by "... More »

Iowa Family Missing in Mexico Has Been Found Dead

'There was no foul play'

(Newser) - An Iowa family of four reported missing in Mexico by their family on Thursday has been found dead in the condo where they were staying, the Des Moines Register reports. The Sharp family—Kevin, 41; Amy, 38; Sterling, 12; and Adrianna, 7—flew to Cancun on March 15 and let... More »

Missing Pa. Teen, 45-Year-Old Man Found in Mexico

Kevin Esterly is being charged with interference with the custody of a child

(Newser) - Authorities say a missing Pennsylvania teenager and a 45-year-old man who frequently signed her out of school without her parents' permission have been located in Mexico, reports the AP , and the man has been arrested. The Allentown Morning Call reports US and Mexican authorities found Kevin Esterly and 16-year-old Amy... More »

Homemade Explosive Caused Ferry Blast, Mexico Says

The investigation has reportedly ruled out terrorism

(Newser) - Mexican authorities say a rudimentary or homemade explosive device was responsible for a tourist ferry blast that injured 26 people Feb. 21 in the Caribbean resort city of Playa del Carmen. But Deputy Attorney General Arturo Elias Beltran said Sunday at a news conference that terrorism and organized crime have... More »

Trump Seems to Be Budging on Tariff Exemptions

Mexico, Canada, and possibly other nations may get a break; signing expected Thursday

(Newser) - President Trump is expected to formally sign off on his steel and aluminum tariffs Thursday afternoon at a White House ceremony with steel union workers, reports the Washington Post . However, it appears the White House is giving ground on its initial defiance about exemptions. Trump trade adviser Peter Navarro told... More »

Trump's Tariff Surprise Now Has NAFTA Link

He says Mexico, Canada can avoid new taxes by renegotiating trade pact

(Newser) - President Trump suggested Monday that his plan to impose hefty tariffs on steel and aluminum might have some wiggle room, at least for Mexico and Canada. In morning tweets, Trump said the two nations could avoid the tariffs by giving ground in ongoing NAFTA negotiations, reports the Wall Street Journal ... More »

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