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Rex Tillerson promotes US ties during Mexico trip

Rex Tillerson, US secretary of state, struck a conciliatory tone during a visit to Mexico, saying the neighbouring countries had an opportunity to upgrade their economic relationship.  Read the complete article at the Financial Times. Advertisements

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BBC interview about the fireworks explosion in Tultepec, Mexico

Interview for the BBC radio show “Good Morning Scotland.”

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Mexicans face new year shock at petrol pumps

Mexico’s government has announced the biggest increases in petrol prices in almost two decades in a move that risks a backlash against its efforts to liberalise the country’s energy market. Read the complete article at the Financial Times.

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Women fall victim to violence in Mexico’s decade-old war on drugs

MEXICO CITY, Dec 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Denisse Velasco has been suffering from acute anxiety since spring, when she narrowly escaped being abducted from a busy street in Guadalajara, Mexico. She was waiting at a bus stop one morning when … Continue reading

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New tequila and mezcal regulations upset local producers

For under 200 pesos ($10), visitors to the picturesque Mexican town of Tequila can purchase a fitting souvenir from the hawker stalls lining the roads: a three-litre wooden barrel labelled as tequila. Yet the drink inside is not Mexico’s national … Continue reading

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BBC News Hurricane Patricia interview

I spoke to BBC news to discuss the impact of Hurricane Patricia several hours after landfall.

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Hurricane Patricia hits Mexico

While the initial damage that Hurricane Patricia dealt across western Mexico was not as severe as meteorologists had warned, concerns remain over the risk of fatalities caused by the volatile conditions the category-five storm left in its wake. The strongest … Continue reading

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Social media show-off arrested after posing as drug lord

Police arrested a man who flaunted his criminal lifestyle on Facebook and discovered that the self-proclaimed drug baron was a forklift driver. Martin Juarez Campos, 24, identified as M. Juarez, commander of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, the ruthless criminal … Continue reading

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El Chapo escaped as fellow drug baron La Tuta faked heart attack

The world’s most-wanted criminal, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman escaped from jail with the aid of imprisoned drug baron “La Tuta,” who suffered an apparent heart attack, leaving only two guards to monitor 200 cameras. Prosecutors believe the notorious Mexican prisoners … Continue reading

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FIFA indictment prompts hopes of soccer cleanup in Latin America

Latin American fans are delighting in the arrest of the region’s top soccer officials as part of the sweeping U.S. investigation of FIFA, the sport’s governing body. Politicians, players and sports enthusiasts have celebrated the news, with many hoping the … Continue reading

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