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Mexico: Country in North America
Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a country in the southern portion of North America. It is bordered to the north by the United States; to the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; to the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and to the east by the Gulf of Mexico. Covering almost 2,000,000 square kilometers (770,000 sq mi), the nation is the fifth largest country in the Americas by total area and the 13th largest independent state in the world. With an estimated population of over 129 million people, Mexico is the tenth most populous country and the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world, while being the second most populous nation in Latin America after Brazil. Mexico is a federation comprising 31 states plus Mexico City (CDMX), which is the capital city and its most populous city. Other metropolises in the country include Guadalajara, Monterrey, Puebla, Toluca, Tijuana, and León.

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Mexico says halted migrant caravan that entered country illegally

Mexico's government said on Tuesday that it largely halted a caravan of undocumented Central Americans migrants that waded across a river into Mexico, and says others who attempt to enter the country..
Reuters - Published

U.S. judge signals slow-moving corruption trial for former Mexican security chief

A U.S. judge designated the drug corruption trial of former top Mexican security official Genaro Garcia Luna as "complex" on Tuesday, raising expectations for slow-moving proceedings as he set the next..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Mexico


What Michael Avenatti, Jeffrey Epstein, And 'El Chapo' Now Have In Common [Video]What Michael Avenatti, Jeffrey Epstein, And 'El Chapo' Now Have In Common

Former Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti is living in a jail cell that reportedly once housed convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Reuters reports Avenatti's lawyers said..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Scuffles as migrants try to cross into southern Mexico [Video]Scuffles as migrants try to cross into southern Mexico

It comes as they were blocked from crossing the Guatemala-Mexico border.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Migrants, security forces clash at Guatemala-Mexico border [Video]Migrants, security forces clash at Guatemala-Mexico border

Scuffles briefly broke out on the Guatemala-Mexico border on Saturday morning as a group of several hundred mostly Honduran migrants pressed forward to cross, only to be pushed back by Mexican security..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:15Published

Drink like a kingpin: The new “El Chapo” beer [Video]Drink like a kingpin: The new “El Chapo” beer

The face of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" appears on one of the newest artisan beers in Mexico. His daughter, Alejandrina Guzman, is launching the El Chapo beer under her company brand, El Chapo 701...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:22Published

Migrants cross river from Guatemala to Mexico [Video]Migrants cross river from Guatemala to Mexico

Hundreds of Central American migrants waded through the shallow Suchiate River from Guatemala into Mexic, in a new test of US President Donald Trump's “Central America” strategy to keep them away..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Hondurans march towards Mexico seeking a better future [Video]Hondurans march towards Mexico seeking a better future

As living standards in Honduras deteriorate, more and more people are leaving the country in search of a better life.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:42Published

Migrant caravan: Forced to seek asylum in Guatemala [Video]Migrant caravan: Forced to seek asylum in Guatemala

Mexico is deploying hundreds of soldiers to its Guatemalan border in an effort to block a surge of migrants and refugees trying to reach the United States.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published

Senate passes USMCA, sends to Trump for approval [Video]Senate passes USMCA, sends to Trump for approval

The U.S. Senate approved the long-awaited U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement on Thursday, sending the bill to Trump to sign into law. Gavino Garay reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

Indigenous Mexican designer to present at New York Fashion Week [Video]Indigenous Mexican designer to present at New York Fashion Week

Alberto Lopez knew he wanted to be a weaver early on, despite the view in his indigenous community that weaving is strictly women’s work. Now, the Mexican designer is preparing to present his..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published

Mexico rushes to save turtles from deadly red tide [Video]Mexico rushes to save turtles from deadly red tide

Conservationists in Mexico are rushing to save Oaxaca's rare turtle population, after a red tide algae bloom on the southern Pacific coast killed hundreds of green sea turtles.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

Relatives of massacre victims torn over future in Mexico as most flee [Video]Relatives of massacre victims torn over future in Mexico as most flee

Two months after tragedy struck, beefed-up security has helped calm the residents of a tight-knit community of U.S.-Mexican families of Mormon origin, but only a few families have stayed put. Lisa..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:03Published

Mexican Wrestling Legend 'La Parka' Has Died [Video]Mexican Wrestling Legend 'La Parka' Has Died

CNN reports Mexican wrestler 'La Parka' has died. The wrestling legend's real name was Jesús Alfonso Huerta Escoboza. He died from injuries sustained in a fall during a wrestling event in October. We..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Mexico: 60,000 people gone since the war on drugs started [Video]Mexico: 60,000 people gone since the war on drugs started

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:53Published

Teen Killed As American Family Is Gunned Down On Lonely Mexican Road [Video]Teen Killed As American Family Is Gunned Down On Lonely Mexican Road

Gunmen in northern Mexico opened fire on a family returning to the US from vacation on Saturday night. Newser reports the men killed a 13-year-old girl and wounded her brother and parents. The family..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Mexico violence: Homicide rate reached record numbers in 2019 [Video]Mexico violence: Homicide rate reached record numbers in 2019

Mexico has set an unwanted new record, more than 31,000 murders in one year.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:32Published

Mexico's violent history: Activists create memorials [Video]Mexico's violent history: Activists create memorials

One of most visible anti-monuments dedicated to 43 students who went missing from Iguala, Mexico in 2013.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:33Published

Not Again: 'Affluenza' Teen, Now An Adult, Arrested Once More [Video]Not Again: 'Affluenza' Teen, Now An Adult, Arrested Once More

Ethan Couch first made headlines as a teenager for his 'affluenza' defense in a deadly drunk driving case. Driving under the influence, he killed four people and seriously injured two others. A..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Sixteen inmates killed in Mexico prison fight [Video]Sixteen inmates killed in Mexico prison fight

A deadly prison brawl in the northern part of the country is one of the worst outbreaks of violence since President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office. Olivia Chan reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

Beckham's MLS team Inter Miami hire Diego Alonso as coach [Video]Beckham's MLS team Inter Miami hire Diego Alonso as coach

Former Uruguay striker Diego Alonso is named coach of David Beckham's MLS team Inter Miami.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:36Published

 

Trump antagonist Michael Avenatti in jail cell that held El Chapo: lawyers

Michael Avenatti is living in a jail cell that reportedly once housed convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, making it impossible for the celebrity lawyer to prepare for his upcoming..
Reuters - Published

Migrants wade across river, trying to enter Mexico

Hundreds of Central American migrants waded across the Suchiate River into southern Mexico on Monday in a new test of US President Donald Trump's Central America strategy to keep them away from the US..
USATODAY.com - Published

Mexico president says operations at southern border meant to protect migrants

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told a news conference on Tuesday that operations to control the flow of migrants at the country's southern border were meant to protect them.
Reuters - Published

Alarm at Mexico butterfly conservationist's disappearance

Homero Gómez was last seen on 13 January and a search has so far failed to yield any results.
BBC News - Published

Murders in Mexico hit record as Lopez Obrador seeks justice system reform

Mexico suffered its worst year for homicides in 2019, with a record 34,582 victims, official data showed on Monday, underscoring the challenge President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador faces while waging..
Reuters - Published

Murders in Mexico in 2019 rise to record, up 1% from year ago

Homicides in Mexico rose to a record, increasing by 1% to 29,401 cases in 2019, the first full year of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's presidency, according to data published by the security ministry on..
Reuters - Published

Children go missing as Central American migrants clash with Mexican police

Mexican security forces fired tear gas at rock-hurling Central American migrants who waded across a river into Mexico earlier on Monday, in a chaotic scramble that saw mothers separated from their..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Illegal loggers in Mexico suspected of role in activist's disappearance

A Mexican human rights organization on Monday urged authorities to investigate the disappearance of an environmental activist dedicated to protecting the famed monarch butterfly, suggesting the case..
Reuters - Published

Hundreds of US-bound migrants cross river to reach Mexico

The Mexican National Guard tries to block entry to the "caravan" hoping to reach the US.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Central American migrants ford river into Mexico, chuck rocks

Hundreds of Central Americans waded across a river into Mexico on Monday, some clashing with waiting security forces, in a new challenge for President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's efforts to contain..
Reuters - Published

U.S.-bound migrant caravan in tense standoff at border between Mexico and Guatemala

A large caravan of Central Americans was preparing to cross the Guatemalan border into Mexico on Monday, posing a potential challenge to the Mexican government's pledge to help the United States..
Reuters - Published

Olive ridley turtle found injured off Seaford beach dies

The olive ridley turtle, usually found in Mexico or the Canaries, was found off an East Sussex beach.
BBC News - Published

Large migrant caravan prepares to enter Mexico from Guatemala

A large caravan of Central Americans was preparing to cross the Guatemalan border into Mexico on Monday, posing a potential challenge to the Mexican government's pledge to help the United States..
Reuters - Published

Migrant caravan gathers on Guatemala border to enter Mexico en masse

Hundreds of Central Americans gathered on the Guatemala-Mexico border on Sunday, aiming to cross en masse early on Monday in what could prove a stiff test of the Mexican government's pledge to satisfy..
Reuters - Published

Mexican official eyes stronger ties with China after U.S. trade deal

Mexico should move to deepen its economic ties with China after U.S. congressional approval of a new North American trade deal, a senior Mexican official said late on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Critics say Mexico social programs used for political ends

critics say mexico social programs used for political ends
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Shortly before taking office, Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador decided to create an army of volunteers — 18,000 of them — to carry out an unusual mission for an..
WorldNews - Published

Mexico blocks hundreds of migrants from crossing border span

mexico blocks hundreds of migrants from crossing border span
CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico — Mexican authorities closed a border entry point in southern Mexico on Saturday after thousands of Central American migrants tried to push their way across a bridge spanning..
WorldNews - Published

Migrants enter slowly at Guatemala-Mexico border after scuffles

Central American migrants entered Mexico from Guatemala in small groups on Saturday after brief clashes earlier in the day when dozens of people tried to force their way across the border and were..
Reuters - Published

Mexico violence: Indigenous musicians killed in ambush in Guerrero

The men were returning from a party when they were shot dead and burned, allegedly by a drug cartel.
BBC News - Published

Mexico offers 4,000 jobs to new migrant caravan

mexico offers 4,000 jobs to new migrant caravan
"We have more than 4,000 jobs along our southern border, and also migrant shelters. There is work in our country," the leftist leader said at his daily news conference. The caravan, which formed in..
WorldNews - Published

Mexico escalates border security to block migrant caravan

Mexico deployed around 200 National Guard officers to the Guatemalan border on Friday in an effort to block a huge migrant caravan traversing Central America toward the United States.
France 24 - Published

Migrant Surge into Guatemala Reaches 3,500, Heads for Mexico

migrant surge into guatemala reaches 3,500, heads for mexico
More than 3,500 Central Americans had poured into Guatemala by Friday in U.S.-bound gatherings known as caravans, officials said, posing a headache for the leaders of Guatemala and Mexico amid fierce..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Can't sell your presidential plane? Mexico mulls raffle instead

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday floated the idea of raffling off his predecessor's $130 million jet after the government's efforts to sell the plane over the past year came to..
Reuters - Published

Mexico says monitoring approach of migrant caravan from Guatemala

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday his government was monitoring the situation on his country's southern border as a caravan of Central American migrants approached from..
Reuters - Published

AP Top Stories January 17 A

Here's the latest for Friday January 17th: Impeachment trial begins; Senate passes US-Mexico-Canada trade deal; Pickup truck hits Illinois Starbucks; Snowstorms strand Western Washington residents.  
USATODAY.com - Published

More than 2,000 migrants enter Guatemala with Mexico in their sights

At least 2,200 people have entered Guatemala as part of a fast-growing U.S.-bound caravan from Honduras, authorities said on Thursday, putting pressure on the region to satisfy Trump administration..
Reuters - Published

Southern Mexico hit by 5.6 magnitude earthquake - national seismological center

A magnitude 5.6 earthquake hit the southern Mexican state Oaxaca, close to Salina Cruz, on Thursday, the country's National Seismological Center reported.
Reuters - Published

Senate passes North America trade deal, Canada still to approve

The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved a revamp of the 26-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement that includes tougher rules on labor and automotive content but leaves $1.2 trillion in annual..
Reuters - Published

Senate approves big U.S.-Canada-Mexico trade deal

senate approves big u.s.-canada-mexico trade deal
WASHINGTON — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade agreement Thursday that rewrites the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico and gives President Trump a major policy win..
WorldNews - Published

Pentagon gets request to build roughly 270 miles of Trump border wall

The Pentagon has received a request from within the Trump administration to build roughly 270 miles (435 km) of wall on the border with Mexico and is evaluating its cost and viability, a senior Defense..
Reuters - Published

Mexico and U.S. plan to reduce illegal arms and drug trade

Mexico and the United States have agreed on a plan to combat illicit trafficking of arms, drugs and money, the Mexican government said on Thursday, following meetings between U.S. Attorney General..
Reuters - Published

U.S. weighs sending Brazilian migrants to Mexico amid spike in arrests

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has considered sending Brazilian migrants crossing the border from Mexico back there to await their U.S. court hearings, according to a U.S. official and..
Reuters - Published

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