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  • Honduran foreign minister visits US-Mexico border

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — The foreign minister of Honduras said Tuesday on a visit to the Texas-Mexico border that she was pleased to see the flow of unaccompanied child immigrants has slowed after efforts in her country to dissuade citizens from embarking on the dangerous journey to the United...

  • Mexico says mine firm lied about chemical spill

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's top environmental official said Tuesday that a mining company lied about a spill of millions of gallons of acids and heavy metals that contaminated two rivers and a dam downstream. Environment Secretary Juan Jose Guerra Abud said the mine falsely claimed the spill...

  • Mexico files complaint against mine in acid spill

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Environmental authorities filed a criminal complaint Monday against a copper mine that spilled 10 million gallons (40,000 cubic meters) of acids into two rivers that supply water to tens of thousands of people in northern Mexico. The Attorney General for Environmental...

  • Artist accused of damaging environment in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Polish artist famed for slipping crocheted covers around unlikely objects has gotten into hot water in Mexico for slipping her brightly colored work around underwater sculptures near Cancun. Agata Oleksiak, who uses the name Olek, said she intervened at the Cancun...

  • Mexico fines Chinese trade center $555,000

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican environmental authorities have levied a $555,000 fine against a project to build a massive trade center south of Cancun to showcase Chinese products. The Attorney General for Environmental Protection said late Thursday the fine was for building roads through wetlands...

  • Mexico conservatives replace congressional whip

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's conservative National Action Party has replaced its congressional minority leader after he and other party leaders were seen on a video dancing with escorts. The party is known as the PAN and has often taken moralistic positions, like banning public kissing in one...

  • Mexico says mine slow to report huge acid spill

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A civil defense official says a private mine in northern Mexico did not immediately report a massive acid spill, allowing it to flow into a river that supplies water to tens of thousands of people. Carlos Arias, director of civil defense for the northern state of Sonora, said...

  • Mexico doctors remove woman's 130-pound tumor

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican doctors say they have removed a 130-pound (60-kilogram) tumor from the body of a 51-year-old woman who had been unable to leave her home for two years. Dr. Gilberto Inzulza says a team of surgeons needed four hours to remove the giant tumor from the body of Mercedes...

  • Mexico opens gas, oil to foreign, private firms

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Enrique Pena Nieto signed into law on Monday new rules governing a historic opening of Mexico's state-run oil, gas and electricity industries to foreign and private companies. Pena Nieto said the government will let potential investors know by Wednesday which blocks...

  • Mine spill forces water cutbacks in north Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — About 10 million gallons (40,000 cubic meters) of contaminated wastewater have spilled into rivers from a mine in northern Mexico, and federal officials announced Sunday they are restricting water supply to cities and towns in the country's north, including the Sonora state...

  • Mexico opens debate over low minimum wage

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — National attention in Mexico has focused on the country's shockingly low minimum wage after the Mexico City government suggested it could act to increase the local minimum. The debate has highlighted widespread dissatisfaction with the minimum wage of 67.29 pesos per day, or...

  • Why the U.S. could be the big winner of Mexico's energy reforms

    Mexico's Congress approved changes this week to open energy development to foreign firms, which could attract large companies like ExxonMobil to deepwater projects and smaller, independent ones that have led an oil and gas boom north of the border to Mexico's shale plays.

  • Mexico dreams face test after opening to investors

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has passed laws to open its oil, gas and electric industries to private and foreign investors after 76 years of state control. Now comes the hard part. Experts say Mexico's hopes for tens of billions of dollars in outside investment, and possibly a shale gas boom like...

  • Anheuser-Busch to import Montejo from Mexico

    Hoping to tap the fast-growing Hispanic market, Anheuser-Busch is importing its first Mexican lager to the U.S. The subsidiary of Belgium-based Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest beer maker, said Wednesday that starting next month it will sell Montejo lager in bars, restaurants and...

  • Murder in Rio Grande Valley: 'This is coming to a town near you'

    The voice on the other end of the line is exasperated. "It's insane," he wants America to know. "We're in a war zone." And there's no room for apathy.



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