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Border patrol agent accused of shooting teen in Mexico to begin trial

Lonnie Swartz on trial for second-degree murder of José Antonio Elena Rodríguez, who was unarmed and on Mexico side of the border A US border patrol agent accused of shooting across the border into Mexico and killing a teenager fiveShow More Summary

Cancún: from tourist beach paradise to hotbed of Mexico's drug violence

The murder of an alleged cartel boss in his hospital bed is the latest outrage in a resort city torn by trafficking and corruption The Playamed hospital is an unremarkable two-storey building on a quiet street lined with red-blossomed...Show More Summary

Mario Vargas Llosa: murder of Mexican journalists is due to press freedom

Nobel prize-winning novelist causes outrage with comments More than 100 journalists killed in Mexico in past decade Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa has provoked outrage in Mexico by saying that the murder of more than 100 journalists in Mexico over the past decade was due to an expansion of press freedom. Show More Summary

Trump examines border wall prototypes in California – video

During Donald Trump’s first presidential visit to California he inspected prototypes of his proposed border wall at Otay Mesa, yards from the border with Mexico, while a mile down the road police in riot gear separated rival groups of demonstrators chanting for and against Trump. Show More Summary

Mexico's would-be border crossers undermine Trump's case for a wall

Few of the men at a Tijuana migrant shelter fit the profile of ‘bad hombres’ and existing measures are keeping them out When Donald Trump views the prototypes of his proposed border wall outside San Diego on Tuesday he could say, truthfully, that just a few miles south there are hundreds of Mexican men desperate to break into the United States. Show More Summary

The 100 million city: is 21st century urbanisation out of control?

Projections suggest cities will swell at an astonishing pace – but whether that means our salvation or an eco-disaster is by no means certain The 1960 street map of Lagos, Nigeria, shows a small western-style coastal city surrounded a few semi-rural African villages. Show More Summary

Frida Kahlo’s great-niece calls for Barbie doll to be redesigned

‘The doll should have to match what the artist really was,’ says lawyer for late Mexican artist’s great niece The toymaker Mattel is in a dispute with a distant relative of the late Mexican artist Frida Kahlo over rights to a Frida Barbie doll released as part of the company’s Inspiring Women series. Show More Summary

Frida Kahlo's intimate belongings go on display at the V&A

More than 200 items on show include artist’s makeup, clothes, jewellery – and a prosthetic leg Clothes, jewellery, makeup and a defiantly red-leather-booted prosthetic leg belonging to Frida Kahlo, which were sealed in her house for more than 50 years, are to be shown at the V&A in London, the first time they will have been seen outside Mexico. Show More Summary

Top Republican Paul Ryan splits with Trump over trade tariffs

‘We are extremely worried about the consequences of a trade war’ Trump: Canada and Mexico must redraft Nafta or face metals tariffs Republican leader Paul Ryan publicly split with Donald Trump on Monday over the president’s threat to impose tariffs on the US’s trading partners on steel and aluminium. Show More Summary

Mexico drug gang suspect and wife shot dead at hospital near Cancún beaches

Alfonso Contreras Espinoza believed to be major figure in Gulf cartel Incident follows bombing of nearby ferry last month Four gunmen burst into a hospital in the Mexican resort of Cancún and shot to death a drug gang suspect and his...Show More Summary

Mexico police charged with using death squad tactics on drug suspects

Veracruz police picked up youths and turned them over to specialized interrogation and torture squads, according to indictment Police in Mexico’s corruption-plagued state of Veracruz set up units that used death squad-style tactics to...Show More Summary

The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantú review – life as a US border patrol agent

A lyrical and moving account from a third-generation Mexican-American who spends four years seeing for himself the horrors endured by ‘crossers’ In January an Arizona humanitarian organisation issued a report citing numerous instances of border patrol agents slashing water containers left for undocumented migrants crossing the desert on foot. Show More Summary

US ambassador to Mexico resigns amid strained relations

Veteran diplomat Roberta Jacobson announces she’s leaving ‘to pursue other opportunities’ after two years in the position The US ambassador to Mexico is resigning from her post as the US-Mexico relationship sours and Donald Trump’s discourtesies toward Mexico make diplomacy increasingly difficult. Show More Summary

'This country has been violated': Trump's wall ignites tensions in Arizona – video

As Donald Trump seeks congressional support for his border wall, the Guardian's Paul Lewis meets Joe Arpaio, the controversial Arizona sheriff recently pardoned by Trump, and other local Republicans who are enraged over what they describe as an 'invasion' from Mexico. Show More Summary

Mexican president's US visit called off after border wall row with Trump

Enrique Peña Nieto visit delayed after phone spat with US president over Mexico’s refusal to pay for wall Donald Trump and his Mexican counterpart Enrique Peña Nieto postponed plans for the leader’s first visit to the White House, after a testy phone call involving Trump’s push for a border wall, a senior US official said on Saturday. Show More Summary

Museum review – Gael Garcia Bernal's student waster ballasts fun Mexican heist movie

Inspired by a real life robbery, this yarn about a pair of gormless students stealing priceless ancient artefacts is an entertaining and highly watchable thriller A deeply preposterous event from modern Mexican history has been turned...Show More Summary

José Antonio Meade: Mexico's common man struggles to connect

PRI’s presidential candidate faces battle to turn around ruling party’s unpopular image José Antonio Meade, the presidential candidate for Mexico’s ruling party, drives his own Honda Fit rather than being chauffeured in the bulletproof SUVs preferred by most politicians. Show More Summary

'They still respect their priest':the Mexican bishop who negotiates with cartel bosses

In the country’s heroin-producing heartland, Bishop Salvador Rangel Mendoza is attempting a radical solution to drug violence The bishop Salvador Rangel Mendoza ministers to one of the toughest dioceses in Mexico: Chilpancingo-Chilapa...Show More Summary

'Plagiarism': Spain's manchego makers in Mexican standoff over famed cheese

Calls for Mexico’s cheesemakers to stop using the name are threatening a new trade deal between Latin American country and the EU The producers of Spain’s renowned manchego cheese have accused their Mexican counterparts of “crude plagiarism” in a row that is holding back a new trade deal between the EU and Mexico. Show More Summary

Mexico’s Zapatista rebels, 24 years on and defiant in mountain strongholds

The peasant rebels took up arms in 1994, and now number 300,000 in centres with their own doctors, teachers and currency, but rarely answer questions – until now Diners in the Tierradentro cafe in the southern Mexican town of San Cristóbal de las Casas can choose between a variety of omelettes. Show More Summary

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