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Couple Found With Body Parts in Stroller May Have Killed 20

Male suspect says he pulverized bones for fertilizer, used victims' flesh for pet food

(Newser) - Police in Mexico had been tracking a couple, suspecting them of being tied to the disappearance of three women and a 2-month-old baby. So when cops spotted them pushing a baby carriage Thursday in the Mexico City suburb of Ecatepec, they were hopeful they'd find the infant inside. Instead,... More »

Trump: New NAFTA Name Has a 'Good Ring to It'

It's U-S-M-C-A

(Newser) - America's free trade pact with Mexico and Canada may be alive, but the same can't be said for the NAFTA moniker. Once the new deal was arrived at Sunday night its new name was announced : the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA. President Trump weighed in on the name... More »

New NAFTA Deal Forged Just Before US Deadline

Canada will be part of 'USMCA'

(Newser) - Canada and the United States reached a deal Sunday night for Canada to stay in a free trade pact with the US and Mexico. In a joint statement late Sunday, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said the agreement "will strengthen the middle... More »

Mob Duped by Social Media Kills a Detective

False rumors convinced people he was trying to abduct kids in Mexico

(Newser) - A mob of some 100 people in the central Mexican state of Hidalgo on Thursday burned a detective alive and severely beat three other men over rumors that they were kidnappers planning to abduct children, the AP reports. Authorities say they will bring members of the mob to justice, likely... More »

Family Questions Timeline for Big Wave Surfer's Death

Authorities say Adam D'Esposito drowned; his family isn't sure that's the whole story

(Newser) - The search for a big wave surfer who went missing in Mexico this month has ended with the recovery of Adam Francis D'Esposito's body near the town of Rosarito, People reports. The body was reportedly found Sept. 9—a week after he went missing—but D'Esposito's... More »

Suspect in $4.3M Bank Theft Had Elaborate Getaway: DOJ

Extradited Alaska man drove, flew, cabbed it, and took a bus all the way to Mexico

(Newser) - Seven years after a bank in Alaska had more than $4 million lifted, the man suspected of stealing the money has been extradited back there—all the way from Mexico. A DOJ release reports that 33-year-old Gerardo "Gary" Adan Cazarez Valenzuela, who used to be the cash vault services... More »

All Cops in a Once-Glam Beach City Just Got Busted

Acapulco's police force was believed to be infiltrated by gangs

(Newser) - Marines surrounded a facility Tuesday in the Mexican beach town of Acapulco, rounding up hundreds of people and stripping them of "weapons, ballistic vests, cartridges, and communication radios," a spokesman for a joint law enforcement and military task force says, per CNN . Those arrested included Acapulco's entire... More »

Trailer Full of Corpses Left Outside Mexican City

Morgue couldn't cope with wave of violent crime

(Newser) - A trailer with at least 100 decomposing corpses was left on the outskirts of Guadalajara but it wasn't yet another drug cartel atrocity: Officials say it was brought there because a wave of violence has left local mortuaries completely full. Residents say they complained to authorities about the terrible... More »

Tip Leads Mexico Police to Remains of 166 People

Mass graves uncovered in Veracruz state

(Newser) - Investigators said Thursday they have found 166 skulls in clandestine burial pits in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, one of the biggest mass graves discovered so far in Mexico. Veracruz state prosecutor Jorge Winckler said that for security reasons he would not reveal the location of the site. Mexican... More »

Guy Swipes Hearse, Gets Unexpected Passenger

Stolen vehicle was carrying the body of an 80-year-old man

(Newser) - Police in central Mexico say they've caught a man who made off with a hearse—complete with a corpse inside. The Tlaquepaque police department says on its Facebook page that the hearse had been readied to take the body of an 80-year-old man from a hospital in neighboring Guadalajara... More »

US, Canada Fail to Agree on NAFTA; Markets Unfazed

Talks expected to resume next week

(Newser) - Stocks hardly budged on Wall Street as the US and Canada were unable to complete a trade deal, per the AP . The US Trade Representative said Friday that the two sides would continue negotiating next week on a new deal to replace the NAFTA trade accord, which also includes Mexico.... More »

Trump Warns Canada as He Strikes a Deal With Mexico

President wants to replace NAFTA, says Canada might be left out

(Newser) - The Trump administration and Mexico have reached a preliminary accord to end the North American Free Trade Agreement and replace it with a deal that the administration wants to be more favorable to the United States, per the AP . President Trump, in announcing the tentative agreement Monday at the White... More »

Officials: Man Paid $390K for Old KFC, Used It in 'Conspiracy'

Drug tunnel discovered under it

(Newser) - A 600-foot tunnel was discovered leading from under a bed in Mexico to the kitchen of a former KFC restaurant in Arizona—and authorities do not believe a fast food aficionado was responsible. Authorities say the cross-border tunnel was used to smuggle drugs including methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl, the... More »

State Department Issues Travel Advisory for Mexico

Eight bodies were found in Cancun this week

(Newser) - The US State Department has issued a travel advisory for Mexico, saying that travelers to the country should "exercise increased caution" in general and avoid several states altogether. "Violent crime, such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery, are widespread, according to the advisory issued Wednesday. Among the states... More »

Restaurant Busted for Serving Tarantula Tacos

Species is protected in Mexico

(Newser) - Fancy a tarantula taco for a cool $27? Not so fast, Mexican authorities say. A Mexico City restaurant recently put the arachnids on its menu and posted a video on Facebook showing a chef torching one until blackened. The only problem: The Mexican red rump tarantula is a protected species.... More »

How Everyone Aboard This Plane Walked Away Alive

Aeroméxico flight went down shortly after take off on Tuesday

(Newser) - That everyone aboard survived a plane crash in Mexico on Tuesday afternoon was news that emerged quickly; what's taking shape now is just how the 103 people managed to do so. The Aeroméxico flight went down shortly after taking off in Durango, bound for Mexico City. The BBC... More »

Aeromexico Airliner Crashes After Takeoff in Mexico

101 were reportedly onboard; no fatalities reported

(Newser) - A federal official in Mexico confirms that an Aeromexico airliner crashed after taking off in the northern state of Durango Tuesday, the AP reports, but the state's governor says there were no fatalities. Officials said the crash occurred in a field near the state capital's airport, Guadalupe Victoria... More »

Over 700 Parents 'Ineligible' for Child Reunification

The Justice Department gives us an update

(Newser) - The Trump administration said Thursday that more than 1,800 children separated at the US-Mexico border have been reunited with parents and sponsors but hundreds remain apart, signaling a potentially arduous task ahead as it deals with the fallout of its "zero tolerance" policy on people entering the US... More »

Climate Change Kills—Via Suicide

The problem will only get worse: Stanford researchers

(Newser) - As the planet continues to warm, you can expect more droughts, more flooding, more powerful storms, and, apparently, more suicides. That's according to Stanford researchers who scoured data on 850,000 suicides in the US between 1968 and 2004 and 611,000 suicides in Mexico between 1990 and 2010.... More »

'Big Noise,' Then Brand New Mexico Mall Collapses

Mexico City mayor calls it a 'case of negligence'

(Newser) - A newly opened shopping mall on Mexico City's south side partly collapsed Thursday after structural problems led the mall's operators to quickly evacuate the area. No injuries were reported. Officials said a support beam failed in a cantilevered office area on the top floors that stuck out from... More »

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