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Panama authorizes extradition of former Mexican governor on corruption charges

MEXICO CITY Panama has agreed to extradite a former state governor from Mexico's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) who is wanted in his homeland on corruption charges, the two countries said on Monday.

Mexico readies bill to regulate fast-growing fintech industry

MEXICO CITY Mexico would regulate its fast-growing financial technology sector, including firms that use crypto-currencies like bitcoin, to protect consumers and spur competition, under a proposed bill seen by Reuters.

Sep 18 2017

Mexico sees 'elephants in the room' in NAFTA talks: minister

MEXICO CITY Mexico's economy minister said on Monday a successful retool of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) would hinge on two or three complex areas that he called "elephants in the room," just days before the next round of treaty talks in Canada.

Sep 18 2017

Mexican leftist Obrador leads ahead of 2018 election: poll

MEXICO CITY Mexican leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who leads the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) party, is the front-runner ahead of next year's presidential election, according to a newspaper poll published on Monday.

Sep 18 2017

Clash between military and suspected gang leaves nine dead in southern Mexico

MEXICO CITY The Mexican military fought back against an armed attack in the violent southwestern state of Guerrero on Saturday night, leaving eight suspected gang members and one soldier dead, authorities said on Sunday.

Sep 17 2017

Body of Mexican teenager who vanished after Cabify ride found

MEXICO CITY Mexican authorities said on Friday they had found the body of young woman who went missing after using ride-hailing service Cabify, and had arrested the driver on suspicion of her murder.

Sep 15 2017

Mexico-U.S. trade would survive any NAFTA rupture: Mexico foreign minister

MEXICO CITY Trade between the United States and Mexico would not end if the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was terminated, Mexico's foreign minister said on Friday, after a new U.S. plan emerged to build a five-year sunset provision into the treaty.

Sep 15 2017

U.S. judge will not dismiss accused Mexican drug lord El Chapo's indictment

NEW YORK A U.S. judge on Friday rejected an effort by Joaquin Guzman, the accused Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo," to dismiss a massive international narcotics conspiracy indictment on the ground he was extradited improperly to Brooklyn.

Sep 15 2017

In Mexico visit, Trump's defense chief talks trust, respect

MEXICO CITY Distancing himself from political tensions over issues like the border wall, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he aimed to build trust and show respect for Mexico during a trip there on Friday that sought to buttress still resilient military ties between the two countries.

Sep 15 2017

Trump says confident Congress will solve Dreamers issue: Mexico

MEXICO CITY U.S. President Donald Trump rang Mexican leader Enrique Pena Nieto to express condolences over last week's earthquake, and said he was confident the U.S. Congress would find a solution for the Dreamers, Mexico's president's office said on Thursday.

Sep 14 2017

Mexico accepts Israeli offer to help develop Central America

MEXICO CITY Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Thursday that his country had accepted Israel's offer to help it and the United States develop Central America, as Israel and Mexico seek to deepen business ties.

Sep 14 2017

Mexicans' positive view of the U.S. collapses in Trump era: poll

MEXICO CITY Mexicans' positive image of the United States has fallen to its lowest level since at least 2002, with about two-thirds of people viewing the country led by President Donald Trump unfavorably, according to a poll released on Thursday.

Sep 14 2017

13 killed in gang battles in two Mexican states

MEXICO CITY At least 13 people were killed in battles between rival gangs in two states in central and western Mexico, officials said on Wednesday, as murders climb to record levels this year.

Sep 14 2017

Mexico court temporarily blocks higher ethanol in gasoline -activist

MEXICO CITY A Mexican judge on Wednesday granted a temporary injunction against an increase in the ethanol content in gasoline for domestic consumption to as much as 10 percent, according to an environmentalist involved in the case.

Sep 14 2017

Exclusive: Amazon plans mega-warehouse for Mexico growth spurt

MEXICO CITY Amazon.com Inc is preparing to open a 1 million square-foot warehouse near Mexico City, sources familiar with the project said, part of an effort to boost its presence in Mexico's nascent e-commerce industry. | Video

Sep 13 2017

Quake pitches past into present in scarred Mexico City district

MEXICO CITY The powerful earthquake that rocked Mexico City last week had terrifying echoes of a more deadly 1985 shock in one housing project, raising tough questions about how ready one of the world's largest cities is for a major catastrophe.

Sep 12 2017

In Mexican town, women and 'muxes' take charge after massive quake

JUCHITAN, Mexico Destruction wrought by Mexico's massive earthquake has put a spotlight on the quasi-matriarchal indigenous traditions of the worst affected town, with women and third-gender 'muxes' playing a leading role in the aftermath of the disaster.

Sep 12 2017

In first, U.S. defense chief to attend Mexican Independence Day events

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's defense secretary plans this week to become the first Pentagon chief to travel to Mexico for its Independence Day activities, the Defense Department said on Tuesday, in a sign that defense ties are withstanding political tensions between the two countries.

Sep 12 2017

Trump to call Mexico's Pena Nieto in earthquake's wake: White House

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump was scheduled to speak with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Tuesday about last week's devastating earthquake that led to the deaths of at least 96 people, the White House said.

Sep 12 2017

Mexican agency finds irregularities in Pemex, Odebrecht contract

MEXICO CITY Mexico's top anti-corruption agency said on Monday it had identified 119 million pesos ($6.7 million) in "new irregularities" from a contract between state oil company Pemex and Odebrecht, the Brazilian engineering firm that has admitted paying bribes in a dozen countries in recent years.

Sep 11 2017

Myanmar's Suu Kyi condemns abuses in Rakhine, but rights groups critical

NAYPYITAW Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemned on Tuesday human rights violations in Rakhine state and said violators would be brought to book, but she did not address U.N. accusations of a campaign of ethnic cleansing by the military. | Video