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Mexican Police Revolt Against National Guard Plan

Deployments to southern border begin

(Newser) - Hundreds of federal police blocked highways in and around the Mexican capital Wednesday in open revolt against plans to absorb the officers into the newly formed National Guard, a move that police fear could upend their jobs. The protests came as the government officially began deploying the National Guard to... More »

Image Taken at the Rio Grande Is 'Our Version of Syrian Photo'

Father, toddler drowned in Rio Grande

(Newser) - They died seeking the American dream—and their photo is now being used to illustrate the dangers migrants face. A heartbreaking image of a Salvadoran father and his young daughter, who drowned trying to cross the Rio Grande on Sunday, was captured Monday by journalist Julia Le Duc and published... More »

15K Mexican Troops Head to the US Border

Military also boosts presence at border with Belize and Guatemala

(Newser) - Mexico says it has sent nearly 15,000 troops to the US border. The force consists of "National Guard elements and military units," Secretary of Defense Luis Sandoval said Monday, per CNN . The deployment is part of the nation's effort to slow the flow of Central American... More »

Mexico's Senate Votes 114-4 for NAFTA Replacement

Move is a 'crucial step forward' for USMCA

(Newser) - Mexico's Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to ratify a new free trade agreement with the United States and Canada, making it the first of the three countries to gain legislative approval. Mexico's upper chamber voted 114 to four with three abstentions in favor of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA,... More »

Mexico May Have Found Answer to 'Great Enigma'

This could be the sound of Frida Kahlo's voice

(Newser) - The National Sound Library of Mexico says it may finally have uncovered the answer to a "great enigma"—the sound of Frida Kahlo's voice. The library says a clip from a recording of the 1955 radio show "El Bachiller"—"The Bachelor"—could be... More »

To Cover US Deal, Mexico's President Will Sell His Plane

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador flies commercial anyway

(Newser) - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador plans to fulfill a 2018 campaign promise to sell the country's presidential plane—though the estimated $150 million won't go to help poor communities as he initially stated. As the BBC reports, funds from the sale of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner will... More »

Trump Accidentally Reveals 'Secret' Mexico Deal

Photographers were able to capture details

(Newser) - President Trump again claimed to have a "secret" deal with Mexico on Tuesday—and while he declined to provide details for reporters at the White House, he helpfully displayed a piece of paper that he said was part of the agreement. A photo tweeted by Washington Post photographer Jabin... More »

Trump Phones Into Show, Issues New Threat to China

President also defends Mexico deal and lashes out at its critics

(Newser) - President Trump has had a busy Monday morning on the tariffs front, defending the new deal with Mexico on both Twitter and CNBC, lashing out at the deal's critics, and threatening China anew. Trump began Monday with a tweet condemning a New York Times story suggesting that Mexico hadn'... More »

The US-Mexico Deal Wasn't Quite What It Seemed, Officials Say

Apparently most of it was struck months ago

(Newser) - Turns out Friday's big immigration deal between the US and Mexico—or at least most of it—had already been struck over the past few months, officials on both sides tell the New York Times . The new agreement states that Mexico will deploy "its National Guard throughout Mexico"... More »

Trump: Tariffs for Mexico 'Indefinitely Suspended'

President says new reported deal will 'greatly reduce, or eliminate, illegal immigration'

(Newser) - "Indefinitely suspended." That's the fate of the tariffs President Trump had warned he'd levy against Mexico, per Trump himself, who tweeted Friday that a deal on immigration had been signed with our neighbors to the south, per Politico . Trump had previously signaled there was a "... More »

Suddenly, Tariffs on Mexico Aren't Such a Sure Thing

Trump says there's a 'good chance' of a deal before deadline of Monday

(Newser) - The tariffs scheduled to go into effect Monday against Mexico aren't looking like such a sure thing anymore. President Trump himself suggested as much on Twitter Friday, writing that there was a "good chance" of a deal before the looming deadline, reports USA Today . The tweet came as... More »

Trump: Mexico Tariffs Still Due to Kick In on Monday

'Not nearly enough' progress made in talks, he says

(Newser) - President Trump says new tariffs on all imports from Mexico will start Monday unless a lot more progress is made in talks with Mexican officials. Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks with Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard at the White House Wednesday, but the... More »

Trump's Mexico Tariff Plan Alarms Business Leaders

Sen. Grassley slams 'misuse of authority'

(Newser) - President Trump's plan to slap escalating tariffs on all imports from Mexico until the country stops the flow of migrants coming north is being criticized by business leaders—and a GOP senator who is usually a reliable Trump ally. Republican Sen. Charles Grassley, chair of the Senate Finance Committee,... More »

Trump Announces New Tariffs Until Mexico Stops Migrants

He warns that they could go up to 25%

(Newser) - President Trump has vowed to slap new tariffs on all goods from Mexico—and to keep increasing them until the country stops migrants coming to the US. On June 10, the US "will impose a 5% Tariff on all goods coming into our Country from Mexico, until such time... More »

246 Bags of Cocaine Found in Dead Passenger

Plane made emergency landing after he had seizure

(Newser) - A Japanese man returning to his homeland from Colombia with 246 bags of cocaine inside him died en route. Authorities in Mexico say the man, identified as 42-year-old "Udo N," began having a seizure after the Aeromexico flight from Bogota to Tokyo made a stopover in Mexico City,... More »

Mexico Minister Quits After Delaying Flight for 38 Minutes

She pulled strings at national airline

(Newser) - A government minister in Mexico who pulled strings to delay a flight she was about to miss has apologized and resigned. According to the government of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, environment minister Josefa Gonzalez Blanco asked an Aeromexico exec she knew to delay the flight from Mexico City to... More »

Trump's Border Wall Plan Sees a Hiccup

Judge says Trump can't build sections using money designated for military

(Newser) - A federal judge blocked President Trump this week from building sections of his long-sought border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency. US District Judge Haywood Gilliam Jr. on Friday immediately halted the administration's efforts to redirect military-designated funds for wall construction, per the AP... More »

Trump Makes 2 Big Moves on Tariffs

He lifts them on Canada and Mexico and postpones action against Japan, Europe

(Newser) - Bogged down in a sprawling trade dispute with US rival China, President Trump took steps Friday to ease tensions with America's allies—lifting import taxes on Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminum and delaying auto tariffs that would have hurt Japan and Europe. By removing the metals tariffs on... More »

Burger King's New Customer Base: People in Traffic Jams

Service is in Mexico City now, Los Angeles in future

(Newser) - Getting stuck in traffic in Mexico City is no bueno, though Burger King is working to improve the experience with a "Traffic Jam Whooper." As AdAge reports, a new delivery service in one of the world's most congested cities allows drivers stuck in traffic to order food... More »

Man's Ex Finds Him Stuck in Hole Dug by Her House

He appeared inebriated and severely dehydrated

(Newser) - A man in northern Mexico had to be rescued after he accidentally trapped himself in a hole that he dug so he could spy on his former girlfriend in violation of a court order to stay away from her, authorities said Sunday, the AP reports. The Sonora state attorney general'... More »

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