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Mexico says gasoline costs to fall slightly, prices set daily next week


MEXICO CITY Mexico's Finance Ministry said on Friday that national gasoline prices would fall 2 Mexican cents per liter on Saturday, but prices would be set daily beginning next week as the country moves toward a free market in gasoline.

After drug war contracting boom, Mexican prisons stand idle

PAPANTLA, Mexico Guards at one of Mexico's high security prisons have to worry much more about criminals breaking in than busting out. | Video

Feb 17 2017

Restoring jobs at Canadian GM plant key to new contract: union

TORONTO General Motors Co must restore hundreds of jobs being cut at a profitable southern Ontario assembly plant or risk failing to reach a new contract with the factory's workers this fall, the president of Canada's largest auto workers union said on Friday.

Feb 17 2017

Mexico minister plans South America trip amid U.S. corn uncertainty

MEXICO CITY Mexico's agriculture minister said on Thursday he will lead a business delegation to Argentina and Brazil to explore buying yellow corn, part of a drive to lessen Mexico's U.S. dependence given uncertainty over President Donald Trump's trade policies.

Feb 16 2017

Silver lining in weaker peso for Mexican miners

LONDON Investors are picking up on the benefits for Mexican silver miners of one of the biggest foreign exchange stories since November's U.S. election, with the slide in the peso pushing costs lower while silver prices are ramping up.

Feb 16 2017

Proposed border tax could harm U.S.-Mexico energy trade: official

MEXICO CITY A border tax floated by aides to U.S. President Donald Trump is "not a good idea" for bilateral energy trade, a senior Mexican official said on Wednesday, also confirming that Mexico's second-ever deepwater oil auction would happen this year.

Feb 15 2017

U.S. secretaries Tillerson, Kelly to visit Mexico next week

MEXICO CITY U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security head John Kelly will visit Mexico next Thursday, Mexico's foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

Feb 15 2017

Mexico economy minister says doubts U.S. border tax will materialize

MEXICO CITY Mexico Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Tuesday he doubted a proposed border tax on Mexican imports to the United States, which the White House has said could be used to finance President Donald Trump's border wall, would ever materialize.

Feb 14 2017

U.S. wrestler in Mexico channels hatred of Trump in the ring

MEXICO CITY An American wrestler working in Mexico is tapping into anger at Donald Trump, whipping crowds into a frenzy with an act as a supporter of the locally loathed U.S. president. | Video

Feb 13 2017

Foreign tourism to Mexico up 9 percent in 2016 as peso slumps

MEXICO CITY The number of international tourists in Mexican rose nine percent in 2016, a year in which the dollar gained around 20 percent against the peso.

Feb 13 2017

Delta Air Lines offers to buy additional Aeromexico stake

Delta Air Lines Inc said on Monday it plans to launch a cash tender offer to buy up to an additional 32 percent of Grupo Aeromexico SAB de CV's stock at 53 Mexican pesos per share, valuing the deal at about $590 million.

Feb 13 2017

No rise yet in deportation of Mexicans from U.S.: foreign minister

MEXICO CITY Mexico's Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said on Monday there has not been a rise yet in the number of deportations of Mexicans from the United States under President Donald Trump, but that consulates were receiving more worried phone calls.

Feb 13 2017

Mexico's Lopez Obrador blasts Trump's immigration policies at LA rally

LOS ANGELES Mexico's home-grown populist and presidential hopeful Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador rallied supporters in Los Angeles on Sunday, criticizing U.S. President Donald Trump's anti-immigration rhetoric and plans for a wall along the border.

Feb 13 2017

Marchers across Mexico vent anger over Trump, and their own president

MEXICO CITY Thousands of protesters in more than a dozen Mexican cities took to the streets on Sunday to express their fierce opposition to U.S. President Donald Trump, portraying the new leader as a menace to both America and Mexico. | Video

Feb 12 2017

Cartel power struggle fueling rising violence in Mexico: official

MEXICO CITY Surging gang violence in swaths of northern Mexico is likely due to an internal power struggle within the fractured Sinaloa cartel, Defense Minister Salvador Cienfuegos said on Saturday.

Feb 11 2017

U.S. man, Mexican woman found murdered in Acapulco apartment

ACAPULCO An American man and a Mexican woman were found murdered in an apartment in the resort city of Acapulco, authorities in the southwestern state of Guerrero said on Friday.

Feb 10 2017

Mexico's own populist politician softens tone in bid for presidency

MEXICO CITY, Mexico's home-grown populist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has tapped into wide discontent with the ruling party and resentment toward Donald Trump to make a bid for the center ground, raising his chances of winning the presidency next year.

Feb 10 2017

Shootouts in Mexico show Trump's drug cartel fight will be tough

MEXICO CITY Since Mexico's top drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was extradited to a U.S. jail, gunfights in broad daylight have rocked his home state of Sinaloa in a power struggle that is a reminder of how hard it is to crush the country's drug cartels.

Feb 10 2017

Mexico foreign minister denies report he changed Trump wall speech

MEXICO CITY Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray on Thursday rejected a CBS news report that he had made changes to U.S. President Donald Trump's speech announcing an executive order for the construction of a border wall with Mexico.

Feb 10 2017

Weather, deforestation curb monarch migration to Mexico in 2016/17

MEXICO CITY More than 27 percent fewer monarch butterflies migrated to Mexican forests during the 2016/2017 season, a study showed on Thursday, fueling concerns the orange-and-black insect could face growing threats from weather and deforestation.

Feb 09 2017

Airport killing seen on CCTV, probe strains Malaysia-North Korea ties

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Monday his government's investigation of the killing of the North Korean leader's half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, will be "objective", as tension rose between the countries. | Video