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Civilians killed in 'terror attack' in Burkina Faso, government reports
Migrants from Honduras and Salvador are stuck near the Suchiate river, a natural border between Mexico and Guatemala. Hundreds of them were pushed back yesterday with tear gas by the Mexican national guards.
US holds off on designating Mexican cartels as terrorist groups
Mexico had asked the US not to label cartels as terrorist groups due to concerns over sovereignty. The issue came to the fore after nine US-Mexican citizens were killed by cartel members in early November.
Mexico cuts irregular migration to US in half, officials say
14 Sep 2019
Mexican officials have dismissed US threats to impose tariffs linked to its ability to stop asylum-seekers from reaching US soil. A senior official said the strategy that Mexico put forward has been successful.
Mexico: 3 journalists killed in one week
8 Aug 2019
Two reporters were gunned down, while a third was found dead in the trunk of a car. Mexico is one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists, with a majority of the murder cases going unsolved.
Mexico auctions seized jewels from criminals to help poor
1 Aug 2019
Hundreds of jewels seized from drug gangs, organised crime and tax evaders were auctioned off as part of a "Robin Hood" program to use millions of dollars in ill-gotten gains to aid the poor.
Drug lord 'El Chapo' sentenced to life in prison
18 Jul 2019
The Mexican drug lord was handed a life sentence plus 30 years in a New York court. The leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel had escaped jail in Mexico twice, and was extradited to the US in 2017.
Threatened journalists in Mexico
15 Jul 2019
Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists. Reporter Dulcina Parra was kidnapped and barely escaped murder. She reports again and again on cases of corruption and the machinations of the powerful drug cartels.
'Good Samaritans should not be prosecuted for helping people'
7 Jul 2019
Amnesty International's latest report from the US-Mexico border focuses on activists looking to assist would-be migrants. Its author Brian Griffey says some of the state's steps amount to "contempt for the rule of law."
Mexico: mothers are looking for missing sons
22 Jun 2019
Violence between drug cartels is thought to be behind the disappearance of tens of thousands of people in Mexico. As authorities fail to provide answers, a group of mothers has embarked on a desperate search for bodies.
Deal or no deal, US needs Mexicans
13 Jun 2019
Trump has used tariffs as a stick to threaten the US's trading partners into submission, as in his spat with Mexico. But if the US cuts immigration from its southern neighbors, who will do the jobs Americans don't want?
Mexico sends 6,000 National Guardsmen to control migrants at Guatemalan border
9 Jun 2019
As Mexico negotiates a tariff deal with its northern neighbor, the National Guard has been sent to stem the flow of migrants coming from Central America. The US is pressing for changes in asylum law.
Migrants keep trying to reach the US despite Trump's tariffs threat
8 Jun 2019
Central American migrants continue to cross the border between Guatemala and Mexico in hopes of reaching the United States, as President Donald Trump threatens tariffs over migration.