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The Mormon Family Massacre Could Make the Bloody Drug War in Mexico Worse

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Mexican officials are struggling to adopt a coherent response in the aftermath of the deadliest attack on U.S. citizens in the country’s recent history. And that could create an opening for President Trump. The massacre of three … Continue reading

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Interview on Mexico’s 43 missing students

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Mexico missing: The city where ‘you can feel the fear’

The only hint that anything is wrong in La Estancia, a leafy suburb of the Mexican city of Guadalajara, are the dozens of “for sale” signs posted outside the houses. People started leaving in May, when police found a decomposed … Continue reading

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Meth, murder, and malandros in Guadalajara

On April 19 last year, the body of the 42-year-old Mexican rapper Mr. Yosie Locote was dumped in an empty lot in the western city of Guadalajara. A note claiming he had been killed because of a connection to an … Continue reading

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Trump has already created a crisis for Mexico’s new president

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Mexico’s new president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, rose to power on the promise that he would tackle the country’s rampant corruption and violence. That will have to wait, as he faces a more urgent matter: the migrant … Continue reading

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Mexico: All Aboard the Tequila Express!

I’m offered my first tequila cocktail before the train has even departed from Guadalajara station. It’s the first of many drinks served on the Jose Cuervo Express to Tequila, the colonial town that gave its name to Mexico’s national beverage. … Continue reading

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Mexico students v the state: Anniversary of 1968 massacre reopens recent wounds

Student leader Myrthokleia González was addressing the crowd in the square from an apartment balcony when she heard the first shots. She thought they were blanks at first and tried to calm the panicking protesters below. But Ms González realised … Continue reading

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Uncertainty clouds NAFTA renegotiations

Following the announcement of a breakthrough in the trade talks between the United States and Mexico, economists and industry leaders both have been speculating on what the revised deal means for the continent. On August 27 — more than one … Continue reading

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Celebrating cross-border unity in the age of Trump

The United States and Mexico are more culturally and economically intertwined now than at any point in their histories – even with President Donald Trump clinging to his promise to build an “impenetrable” border wall and make Mexico pay for … Continue reading

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LBC Radio interview about the Aeromexico plane crash

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