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Mexico has historically been among the Latin American countries that are most reluctant to join operations with the U.S., which can be traced back to the Mexican-American War that was fought 170 years ago. The United States cannot open military bases in Mexico, and U.S. officials, for instance, cannot ...
Apparel makers in Mexico and Central America could benefit from the US's $50 billion of proposed tariff hikes on Chinese imports if retailers boost sourcing south of the border, industry experts say. “If Chinese imports become more expensive for American retailers they could buy more from us,” says Arturo ...

SAN DIEGO — The U.S. and Mexican governments are sparring over immigration and trade, but the two countries are joining forces on the high seas like never before to go after drug smugglers. The United States, Mexico and Colombia will target drug smugglers off South America's Pacific coast in an ...
President Donald Trump should meet with Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, National Security Adviser John Bolton and Army generals to discuss plans for military action on the Mexican border. The Eisenhower house at Gettysburg would be excellent location for this conference. Mexico is a country where ...
FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2017 file photo, two U.S. Coast Guard fast boats carrying suspects detained in prior drug interdiction operations are transferred from the USCG cutter Mohawk, seen in the background, to the USCG cutter Stratton, in the eastern Pacific Ocean. The U.S. Coast Guard is teaming up with ...
It must have seemed like a good idea at the time to German Foreign Secretary Arthur Zimmermann — the kind of idea that crops up out of desperation. It was early 1917, and the war that had convulsed Europe for three years had devolved into the punishing stalemate of trench warfare. The US had ...

There, in the city's San Jacinto Plaza, a plaque commemorates the “martyrs” of St. Patrick's Battalion who gave their lives to the Mexican cause. Also known as the “San Patricios,” that group consisted largely of Irish natives who defected from the U.S. Army during the 1846-48 Mexican-American War, fought ...
Other battles flared over astoundingly trivial slights, such as the so-called "Pastry War" of 1838. This altercation between France, Mexico and the U.S. erupted when a Frenchman demanded restitution for his lost property in Mexico — a pastry shop that Mexican forces had destroyed and looted the previous ...
I mean just talking about disappeared people from 2006 until now there are more disappeared people from Mexico...close or more than the people that were disappeared in the 'Dirty War' in Argentina. "It is an emblematic, systematic violence that went on there. And we're close to that number," he said.
Recently, however, it was the setting for an incident underlining the relentless spread of Mexico's drug war to cities previously best known as beach holiday destinations. Four gunmen burst into a private room at the clinic last week, where they shot dead Alfonso Contreras Espinoza and his wife. Known as ...
This story of modern-day Mexico (and, to a lesser extent, Texas) is told through the lives of a mother and her two teenage sons. They are undocumented immigrants who live in a citrus grove outside Harlingen until a plane crash sends them all back to Mexico, separated but with a common goal: finding each ...
Since the United States announced its intent to renegotiate NAFTA in May 2017, several rounds of highly-publicized negotiations have been held in Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. North American media has reported on the outcome of these negotiations. But what hasn't been widely publicized is the impact ...
Trump said Monday he is not backing down on his decision to impose the steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, despite growing pressure from political and diplomatic allies and U.S. companies to avert a policy that could spark a trade war. Trump said on Twitter that Mexico and Canada could be ...
... with him Monday to back away from his threatened international tariffs, which they fear could spark a dangerous trade war. Trump retorted: “We're not backing down.” The president said U.S. neighbors Canada and Mexico would not be spared from his plans for special import taxes on steel and aluminum, ...
With negotiators holding fresh talks this week on overhauling the NAFTA free trade deal, we look at the example of soft fruits. America's increasing appetite for smoothies and antioxidant fruits means booming business for Mexico's berry growers. But for their US counterparts, cheap labour and state ...
After a decade of Mexico's drug war, several large cartels are thought to still be operating in Mexico, though two — the Sinaloa cartel and the Jalisco New Generation cartel— are believed to be the most powerful. But smaller groups, often splinters of larger cartels, have proliferated. (Sinaloa cartel infighting ...
Reflecting on his life while dying of throat cancer in 1885, the former US President Ulysses S. Grant said the Mexican-American War was, “the most wicked war in history. I thought so at the time, when I was a youngster, only I had not moral courage enough to resign”. Grant had first-hand experience as he ...

President Trump signed two proclamations today that go into effect on March 23, one imposing a 25% tariff on steel and the other a 10% tariff on aluminum. The president confirmed that Canada and Mexico are exempt from the tariff increases, citing national security agreements — specifically ongoing ...
Mexican oil giant Pemex is taking major steps to curb the theft of fuel from its pipelines and installations, a strategy ... Subscriber-Only Content. BNamericas develops thousands of news articles, analyses and features every month, always concentrating on how to make or save money in Latin American ...
Mexican journalists risk their lives for truth while Trump wages war on the 'fake' media. Mexican journalists risk their lives for truth while ... To the editor: The journalists risking their lives in Mexico are no less heroic than soldiers on the front lines of battle. It shames our country that we are not doing more to ...
With casualties mounting and victory nowhere in sight, is it time to chart new strategies in the nation's battle against drug abuse? On Friday, UC San Diego will host “Rethinking the War on Drugs and U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation,” a conference dedicated to finding practical solutions to an intractable ...
The border between the United States and Mexico is in the news every day, in ongoing debates about immigration and spending on security initiatives. .... We forget Matamoros survived Mexico's War for Independence, the Texas Revolution, the Mexican-American War, the French Intervention, and the ...
But this year is also the 170th anniversary of the war treaty that made it part of the United States. Almost two centuries ago, the United States fought a gruesome war against Mexico and annexed a vast territory that includes Arizona. What does Arizona mean to Mexico nowadays, considering the past, but ...
The land was not part of the original territory gained by the Americans at the end of the Mexican War, but the United States government acquired it in 1853, through the Gadsden Purchase, to build the southern transcontinental railway line. Foreseeing the boon in international commerce that intersecting ...
In 2006, Mexico launched a war on drugs with the fervent backing of its ever-helpful neighbour to the north, the United States of America. Now a bit more than a decade later, some 200,000 people are estimated to have been killed thus far as a result, with an additional 30,000 or more disappeared and a ...
In general, people tend to believe that the establishment of the Mexican constitution was an insipid period in Mexican history, a period with no heroes wearing sombreros and riding horses as in the Mexican Revolution or during Mexico's War of Independence. But these notions about February 5 could not ...
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson insisted on Friday that the U.S. and Mexico are bolstering cooperation in the fight against drug trafficking, brushing aside concerns about the impact of his boss Donald Trump's anti-Mexican barbs. The U.S.-Mexican relationship has been strained by Mr. Trump's attacks ...
Producer-director Matthew Heineman, in his second go-round with the war on drugs (his 2015 film Cartel Land was nominated for the Oscar in documentaries), has given us an unnervingly close-up study of the conflict. Given an astonishing level of access to both Mexican drug lords and American junkies, ...
USA Puts Forward in Mexico Moscow Threat as in The Cold War. USA Puts ... He made those statements in a media conference, together with the State secretaries from Canada and Mexico, Chrystia Freeland and Luis Videgaray, respectively, at the headquarters of the Mexican Foreign Secretary's Office.
2, 1848, a treaty was signed that ended the U.S.-Mexican War and ceded 525,000 square miles of land from Mexico to the U.S., including Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. The Rio Grande was designated the boundary between Texas and Mexico. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo also created a ...
The annual exhibit seeks to preserve Mexican-American history and culture and commemorates the 170th anniversary of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending the U.S.-Mexican War. The exhibit that features 30 artists is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, through ...
More than a decade after Mexican soldiers deployed in the streets and mountains to fight a U.S.-backed drug war, Mexico has something to show for it: more killings than ever. Mexico recorded 29,168 homicides last year, according to preliminary government data published this week. While the tally won't ...
Mexico is on the verge of being a failed state, swept by violence from powerful drug cartels who have turned the nation's cities and villages into bloody ... Mexico hasn't fought a conventional war since World War II, where it sent an expeditionary force to fight alongside the Americans in the Pacific. (Photo: ...
The decision to put forward a candidate for the next election marks a break with more than two decades of the Zapatista strategy of rejecting the Mexican state and electoral politics. The EZLN declared war against the Mexican state on January 1, 1994, launching the Indigenous movement in Mexico's ...
Tamaulipas has faced severe security concerns since the outset of Mexico's war against drug cartels in 2012. The U.S. State Department recently issued a “do not travel” advisory this month for Tamaulipas and four other Mexican states, "putting the regions on the same level as war zones such as Syria, ...
... of violence as the state has battled drug cartels that have increasingly splintered into smaller, more bloodthirsty gangs. The record 29,168 murders in 2017 is higher than the homicide rate at peak of Mexico's drug war in 2011, when there were 27,213. The interior ministry reported the figures on Sunday, ...
Mexico was never going to pay for a 2,000-mile construction project along the Rio Grande, despite President Trump's continued protestations that America's southern neighbor will foot the bill for his fantastical and unnecessary wall. In reality, it's not Mexico who would pay. It's American taxpayers.
PUERTO CHIAPAS — In the small Mexican fishing harbor of Puerto Chiapas, near the border with Guatemala, drug trafficking boats aren't that uncommon a sight. At first glance, they look like like regular fishing boats. What sets them apart are the state-of-the-art motors. Chiapas state is one of the most ...
Dominguez, a 77-year-old opinion columnist who had worked as a journalist for nearly four decades, was stabbed 21 times, according to Mexican ... He wrote frequently about politics, organized crime and occasionally their intersection — a perilous beat in a country that was second only to war-torn Syria in ...
Napoleon's combinations with the crowned heads of Europe will be hard to break, and, if not broken, interference in Mexico's affairs by the United States will involve them in a war with five important powers certain and perhaps more.” While the letter may make little sense to modern readers, doubtless 1866 ...
It's not part of Cancun that tourists travel to see: heavily armed police working to stop a soaring homicide rate. The fallout of Mexico's campaign targeting drug cartel leaders is spilling onto the periphery of the famous beach destination, where fractured gangs fight for control. Yet the area's violence has rarely ...
MEXICO CITY: Hovering over his tarot cards and holding a microphone to his wizard-like beard, Mexican psychic Antonio Vazquez on Thursday (Jan 4) said there was no need to fear a nuclear war between the United States and North Korea. Better known as "El Brujo Mayor" (Grand Warlock), Vazquez is ...
The government bristles at any suggestion that the country is at war. When the International Institute for Strategic Studies ranked Mexico as second-deadliest country in the world – ahead of warzones such as Afghanistan and Yemen – the foreign ministry responded angrily, pointing to higher murder rates in ...
The military plays a central role in Mexico's war on drugs, and for years the government has given them sweeping authority. Those powers were supposed to be temporary, but a new law will make them permanent. As CGTN's Franc Contreras reports, not everyone sees this as a good thing.
Courtney Radsch, the committee's advocacy director, said that Mexico's leaders lack the political will to stop the violence against journalists and have repeatedly failed to provide the resources necessary to track down and prosecute the people behind the killings. Except in two cases there have been no ...
2008 - In 2008, 6,844 people are killed in Mexico's drug war. (Mexican government, April 2010). November 3, 2009 - The reported head of the Los Zetas drug cartel, Braulio Arellano Dominguez, is killed in a gun battle with Mexican forces in Soledad de Doblado. December 16, 2009 - Arturo Beltran Leyva, ...
The group, which keeps extensive databases on killed, imprisoned and missing journalists around the world, is investigating at least three other journalist killings in Mexico this year that may have been related to the work of the victims. If that relationship is confirmed the total would rise to nine.
Thousands of protesters marched against it. Hundreds of human rights groups implored lawmakers to reject it. Even the United Nations warned of its dangers. But on Friday, Mexico's Congress hastily approved the Law of Internal Security, which gives the military broad new powers and solidifies its central ...
After annexing Texas in 1845, the United States' pursuit of territorial expansion led a military campaign south to Mexico. ... "The United States would not be what it is, both good and bad, without this war having occurred," Guardino says, noting that most American history books tend to gloss over the conflict ...
CHILPANCINGO, Mexico – In this tepid capital of the Mexican state of Guerrero, government security spokesman Roberto Alvarez describes the complexity of the local crime .... Mexico's so-called drug war now involves dozens of crime groups fighting each other in multiple battles crisscrossing the country.


 

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