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Mexico ruling party leans to outside candidate to save presidency

MEXICO CITY The threat of losing power to a fierce leftwing rival next year is tempting Mexico's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) to enlist outside help for the first time in its nine-decade history.

Monsanto says Mexico revokes permit to market GMO soy in seven states

MEXICO CITY Monsanto Co said on Thursday that Mexico's agriculture sanitation authority SENASICA had revoked its permit to commercialize genetically modified soy in seven states, criticizing the decision as unjustified.

Nov 23 2017

Mexican ruling party to pick presidential candidate on February 18

MEXICO CITY Mexico's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) said on Thursday registration for PRI contenders in the July 2018 presidential election will begin on Dec. 3, and that a national convention would pick the candidate on Feb. 18.

Nov 23 2017

U.N. rights team to visit Mexico after journalist murders

MEXICO CITY The United Nations said on Thursday a group of experts on freedom of expression will visit Mexico at the end of November to assess the safety of journalists in the country, one of the most dangerous in the world for reporters.

Nov 23 2017

Pemex stake in Nobilis-Maximino deep water tie-up to be cut

MEXICO CITY The stake held by Mexican state oil firm Pemex in the potentially lucrative Nobilis-Maximino deep water tie-up near the U.S. maritime border will be cut from 49 percent to 40 percent, an official at the company said on Thursday.

Nov 23 2017

Mexican leftist Lopez Obrador leads presidential race polls

(This version of the November 22nd story corrects deadline for parties to register candidates in eleventh par)

Nov 23 2017

Early November inflation spikes as Mexico central bank chief packs bags

MEXICO CITY Mexico's unexpected jump in inflation at the start of the month is casting a shadow over the central bank chief's final days in office, with the bank raising more price concerns over fears the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could crumble.

Nov 23 2017

Mexican leftist presidential candidate vows financial crime crackdown

MEXICO CITY Mexican leftist presidential frontrunner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has pledged in his manifesto to clamp down on financial crime, and tighten money laundering, banking and tax regulations if elected next July.

Nov 21 2017

Mexico suffers deadliest month on record, 2017 set to be worst year

MEXICO CITY There were more murders in October in Mexico than in any month over at least 20 years, according to official data, in the latest grim milestone in 2017, a year on course to register the highest homicide tally since modern records began.

Nov 21 2017

Mexico proposed that NAFTA allow for a review every 5 yrs-sources

MEXICO CITY Mexico formally proposed that the NAFTA trade deal allow for a structured review of the accord every 5 years, instead of terminating the deal automatically if it is not renegotiated, as the United States has demanded, three Mexican officials said on Tuesday.

Nov 21 2017

As NAFTA talks stall, Mexico raises minimum wage to $4.71 per day

MEXICO CITY Mexico will raise its minimum wage to $4.71 per day next month, President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Tuesday, a 10 percent hike unlikely to satisfy U.S. and Canadian NAFTA negotiators who see low Mexican salaries as unfair competition.

Nov 21 2017

Mexico's presidential front-runner vows stable economy; aide urges NAFTA delay

MEXICO CITY Mexico's leftist presidential hopeful Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador vowed on Monday to boost infrastructure spending but guard economic stability, while his team reiterated that ongoing NAFTA talks should be put off until after next year's election.

Nov 20 2017

Uber fights proposed rule in Mexico's Cancun barring cash fares

MEXICO CITY Uber Technologies Inc, which has been facing a wave of regulations in Latin America, is fighting proposed rules in Cancun that the ride-hailing service says could drive it out of the top Mexican beach resort.

Nov 20 2017

Unions take NAFTA wage fight to Mexican Senate

MEXICO CITY The head of Canada's biggest private-sector union headed to Mexico's Senate on Friday, promising to fight at the NAFTA trade pact talks for improved Mexican wages and free collective bargaining as a way of benefiting workers across North America.

Nov 17 2017

Mexican women testify over sexual torture before international panel

SAN JOSE Women who were sexually tortured by Mexican security forces over a decade ago testified Thursday before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, asking for an investigation into the case that happened in the state once run by President Enrique Pena Nieto.

Nov 17 2017

Mexico enacts law to help find thousands missing in gang violence

MEXICO CITY Mexico on Thursday undertook to focus more resources on the search for missing people, the number of which has grown dramatically in recent years as gang violence has claimed tens of thousands of lives.

Nov 16 2017

U.S. law firm says investigating Televisa bribe claim

MEXICO CITY U.S. law firm Bronstein, Gewirtz and Grossman said on Wednesday it was investigating claims made in court a day earlier that Mexico's Grupo Televisa paid bribes to secure television rights for soccer matches.

Nov 15 2017

About 75,000 barrels per day of Gulf oil output still shut after Shell fire

HOUSTON A combined 75,206 barrels per day (bpd) of oil and 215,122 million cubic feet per day of natural gas production are shut-in at four platforms in the wake of a Nov. 8 fire at Royal Dutch Shell's Enchilada platform, according to U.S. government data.

Nov 15 2017

NAFTA unlikely to hurt Mexico-U.S. security ties, but election might

MEXICO CITY Mexico's threats to weaken U.S. narcotics and migration co-operation if NAFTA dies are pure bluster, Mexican and U.S. officials say, with next year's election posing a far greater challenge to future collaboration.

Nov 15 2017

Mexico to propose 'rigorous' NAFTA reviews to counter sunset plan

MEXICO CITY Mexican negotiators will propose "rigorous" five-year reviews of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to counter a U.S. proposal to include a five-year sunset clause in the updated trade pact, a senior official said on Wednesday.

Nov 15 2017

North Korea replaces soldiers, South Korea awards medals after defector's border dash

SEOUL North Korea has reportedly replaced guards and fortified a section of its border with South Korea where a North Korean soldier defected last week, while South Korean and U.S. soldiers have been decorated for their role in the defector's rescue.