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Country in the southern portion of North America

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Mexico: Country in the southern portion of North America
Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a country in the southern portion of North America. It is bordered to the north by the United States; to the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; to the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and to the east by the Gulf of Mexico. Covering almost 2,000,000 square kilometres (770,000 sq mi), the nation is the fifth largest country in the Americas by total area and the 13th largest independent state in the world. With an estimated population of over 120 million people, the country is the eleventh most populous state and the most populous Spanish-speaking state in the world, while being the second most populous nation in Latin America after Brazil. Mexico is a federation comprising 31 states and Mexico City, a special federal entity that is also the capital city and its most populous city. Other metropolises in the state include Guadalajara, Monterrey, Puebla, Toluca, Tijuana and León.

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Welcome for migrants cools in Mexican town weary of caravans

So many migrants have stopped in the southern Mexican town of Mapastepec in recent months that longstanding public sympathy for Central Americans traveling northward is starting to wane.
Reuters - Published

Gunmen kill 13 at Veracruz bar in one of worst Mexican slayings this year

Gunmen shot dead 13 people at a bar in the city of Minatitlan in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz, authorities said on Friday, in one of the worst slayings to hit Mexico since President Andres..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Mexico

13 killed in Mexico bar shooting [Video]13 killed in Mexico bar shooting

Seven men, five women and a child died in the shooting.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Police halt migrant caravan in southern Mexico [Video]Police halt migrant caravan in southern Mexico

Witnesses say people are being forced onto police buses and taken to an immigration centre.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:22Published

Mexican Troops Approached US Solders On US Territory [Video]Mexican Troops Approached US Solders On US Territory

Two U.S. defense officials said two U.S. soldiers were questioned by Mexican troops earlier this April. According to CNN, the U.S. soldiers were conducting a surveillance operation on the U.S. side of..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Migrant camps overflow as Mexico cracks down [Video]Migrant camps overflow as Mexico cracks down

Amid pressure from Washington, Mexico is backpedaling on promises of better treatment for Central American migrants, leaving hundreds stranded in unsanitary camps near its southern border and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:29Published

Mexico Breaks Promise To Treat Central American Migrants Humanely [Video]Mexico Breaks Promise To Treat Central American Migrants Humanely

Mexico is feeling the pressure from Washington and beginning to break their promises on immigration. According to Reuters, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador promised to treat Central..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

General Motors bets emerging market vehicles can deliver gold [Video]General Motors bets emerging market vehicles can deliver gold

General Motors has spent five years re-writing its playbook for making money in Latin America and the interior of China. Now, it's show time for the first results of a project code-named GEM, for..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:48Published

People unfazed even as Mexico's Popocatepetl spews lava, ash [Video]People unfazed even as Mexico's Popocatepetl spews lava, ash

Popocatepetl ranks among the most dangerous volcanos in the world.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:32Published

Some Achievable Fixes To The Asylum System [Video]Some Achievable Fixes To The Asylum System

Managing the growing numbers of asylum claims on the southern border is only becoming more challenging.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 02:17Published

Cellist Yo-yo Ma plays concert in U.S.-Mexico border town [Video]Cellist Yo-yo Ma plays concert in U.S.-Mexico border town

One of the world's best classical cellists Yo-yo Ma plays a concert in a border town along the Rio Grande river to highlight cultural links between the U.S. and Mexico. Rough cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

As 'El Chapo' Cools His Heels In Prison, Cartels Gear Up For Their Next Narco War [Video]As 'El Chapo' Cools His Heels In Prison, Cartels Gear Up For Their Next Narco War

Sinaloa cartel chief Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was convicted in New York in February, and is awaiting what will almost certainly be a life sentence. But in Mexico, cartel violence churns on as cartels..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Central American migrant caravan reaches Mexico's southern border [Video]Central American migrant caravan reaches Mexico's southern border

Hundreds of migrants crossed into Mexico's southern border city of Chiapas on Friday (April 12), seeking a visa to aid them on their path north towards the border with the U.S.. Rough cut - no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:08Published

Court Allows Government to Send Asylum Seekers to Mexico [Video]Court Allows Government to Send Asylum Seekers to Mexico

​The administration argued the policy needed to stay in place due to what it termed a "humanitarian and security crisis" at the border.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

Trump floats moving migrants to 'sanctuary cities' [Video]Trump floats moving migrants to 'sanctuary cities'

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was considering sending illegal immigrants in the country to so-called sanctuary cities, as he castigated Democrats who have opposed his attempts to build..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:53Published

Trump Seeks To Stave Off The End Of Asylum Policy [Video]Trump Seeks To Stave Off The End Of Asylum Policy

​The administration argued the policy needed to stay in place due to what it termed a "humanitarian and security crisis" at the border.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:05Published

Chinese artist makes pop-art on Mexico violence [Video]Chinese artist makes pop-art on Mexico violence

Ai Weiwei unveiled his new exhibition featuring portraits made with some one million Lego blocks of 43 students who went missing and were reportedly massacred in 2014.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:47Published

Trump Administration Appeals Judge's Asylum Policy Ruling [Video]Trump Administration Appeals Judge's Asylum Policy Ruling

A judge had blocked the administration's policy of sending some asylum-seekers to Mexico to wait out their immigration hearings.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

Will Mexico's UN-backed fight against crime worsen crisis? [Video]Will Mexico's UN-backed fight against crime worsen crisis?

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador signed a deal aimed at reducing violations, including torture and extrajudicial killings.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published

Trump Administration Looking To Change Asylum Screening [Video]Trump Administration Looking To Change Asylum Screening

It reportedly wants to push for changes to the "credible fear" interview process that some asylum-seekers are required to go through.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

Acting DHS deputy secretary latest to leave [Video]Acting DHS deputy secretary latest to leave

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said on Tuesday that Claire Grady, the acting deputy secretary of the department, had offered her resignation to President Donald Trump, potentially..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

Wondergoal! Lucky penalty kick flies off crossbar, bounces in [Video]Wondergoal! Lucky penalty kick flies off crossbar, bounces in

VIDEO SHOWS: PENALTY KICK BOUNCING OFF CROSSBAR, FLYING UP IN AIR, COMING DOWN AND GOING INTO GOAL SHOWS: GUADALAJARA, JALISCO STATE, MEXICO (APRIL 6, 2019) (CHIVAS TV - VIDEO MUST BE USED IN ITS

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:59Published

Trump Says He Won't Resume Family Separation Policy [Video]Trump Says He Won't Resume Family Separation Policy

​President Trump denied that he was considering bringing back migrant family separations and ​blamed former President Obama for the policy.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

Mnuchin: Trump Won't Hold Debt Ceiling Increase 'Hostage' Over Key Platform Issue [Video]Mnuchin: Trump Won't Hold Debt Ceiling Increase 'Hostage' Over Key Platform Issue

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says President Donald Trump is uninterested in holding an increase of the debt ceiling “hostage.” According to Reuters, Secretary Steven Mnuchin says Trump..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

U.S. Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump Administration From Sending Migrants Back [Video]U.S. Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump Administration From Sending Migrants Back

Reuters reports a U.S. judge on Monday temporarily blocked the Trump administration from sending asylum seekers back across the border to wait out cases in Mexico. The order by U.S. District Judge..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:30Published

Migrants coming to the U.S. 'like it's a picnic': Trump [Video]Migrants coming to the U.S. 'like it's a picnic': Trump

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he was not returning to a policy of separating children from family members who had illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border, as his administration grapples with..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:21Published

 

Migrant camps overflow as Mexico cracks down after Trump threats

Amid pressure from Washington, Mexico is backpedaling on promises of better treatment for Central American migrants, leaving hundreds stranded in unsanitary camps near its southern border and..
Reuters - Published

Mexican president to freeze education reform, seek new consensus

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday he will freeze an education overhaul enacted under his predecessor so that consensus can be sought for a new law, delivering a boost to a..
Reuters - Published

US reverses deportation of husband of soldier killed in Afghanistan

The husband of a soldier who died in Afghanistan was deported to Mexico, but then allowed to return.
BBC News - Published

'Robin Hood' Mexican president says to return stolen wealth to the people

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday he will create a "Robin Hood" institute to return to the people the ill-gotten wealth seized from corrupt politicians and gangsters.
Reuters - Published

Denials of U.S. immigrant visas skyrocket after little-heralded rule change

When Arturo Balbino, a Texas construction worker, walked into his visa interview at the American consulate in the northern Mexican border town of Ciudad Juarez in March, he wasn't nervous. He felt..
Reuters - Published

Artist Ai Weiwei takes aim at state violence in Mexico with Legos

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei unveiled a new installation in Mexico that tells the story of 43 students likely massacred five years ago in a case that exposed government stonewalling and complicity in..
Reuters - Published

Trump asylum policy gets temporary reprieve from Court of Appeals

The U.S. government can continue at least temporarily to send asylum seekers back to Mexico after President Donald Trump scored a rare ruling in his favor on Friday from the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of..
Reuters - Published

U.S. to help improve commercial traffic on Mexican border: minister

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Friday that U.S. officials have pledged to help improve the flow of commercial traffic across the two neighbors' shared border.
Reuters - Published

Trump administration seeks emergency court order to continue asylum policy

The Trump administration rushed to save its program of sending asylum seekers back to Mexico by filing an emergency motion with a U.S. Court of Appeals, asking it to block an injunction that is set to..
Reuters - Published

Mexico-U.S. meeting on Friday to address border traffic: Mexican president

High-level talks between U.S. and Mexican officials in the eastern Mexican city of Merida on Friday will touch on the U.S.-Mexico border and improving the flow of traffic there, Mexican President..
Reuters - Published

Ai Weiwei unveils Lego portraits of missing Mexico students

ai weiwei unveils lego portraits of missing mexico students
The Chinese artist’s provocative show features portraits of Mexican students who disappeared in 2014.
BBC News - Published

Dozens of asylum seekers returned to Mexico under Trump policy gain entry to U.S.

At least 60 Central American asylum seekers who were waiting in Mexico for their cases to be heard have been allowed to stay in the United States since Monday's court ruling to halt a Trump..
Reuters - Published

'Confidence in Mexico': U.S. and Mexican top brass to talk business, border

A meeting of U.S. and Mexican government and business leaders on Thursday aims to shore up investor confidence in Mexico and defuse U.S. President Donald Trump's threats to close their shared border if..
Reuters - Published

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