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Mexico's leftwing frontrunner laughs off Russia jibes and says: I'm no Moscow stooge

As the presidential election nears, Andrés Manuel López Obrador – known as Amlo – has been forced to deny claims of Russian support It could be a scene from a John Le Carré novel: under a leaden sky, a grey-haired man in an overcoat looks out to sea and chuckles quietly at the prospect of a Russian submarine bearing a shipment of gold. Show More Summary

Bring your alibis: Eagles settle legal case against real-life Hotel California

Establishment in Todos Santos, Mexico, withdraws application to trademark the name in the US after ‘mutual agreement’ The Eagles have settled their legal case against a Mexican hotel named Hotel California after the establishment withdrew its application to trademark the name in the US. Show More Summary

Donald Trump pushes back against aide on Mexico border wall

US president says plans have ‘never changed or evolved’, contradicting chief of staff’s comments Donald Trump has pushed back against his own chief of staff over proposals for a wall along the southern US border with Mexico, tweeting that his opinion on a wall “has never changed or evolved from the first day I conceived of it”. Show More Summary

Divers discover world's longest flooded cave – video

A group of divers has connected two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the world's largest flooded cave, a discovery that could shed light on the ancient Maya civilisation. The Yucatán peninsula isShow More Summary

From prudish Victorians to arrows in the eye – 10 things from history everyone gets wrong

This week we were told that rats didn’t spread the plague, the Aztecs weren’t wiped out by smallpox and ‘whipping boys’ may never have actually existed. So what other ‘facts’ are historically suspect? You wait years for a historical theory to be debunked and then three come around at once. Show More Summary

US border patrol routinely sabotages water left for migrants, report says

Humanitarian groups report agents routinely destroy supplies left in Arizona desert, condemning people to die of thirst United States border patrol agents routinely vandalise containers of water and other supplies left in the Arizona desert for migrants, condemning people to die of thirst in baking temperatures, according to two humanitarian groups. Show More Summary

World's longest underwater cave system discovered in Mexico by divers

Discovery of 347km-long cave by the Gran Acuifero Maya project could shed light on Mayan history A group of divers has connected two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet. Show More Summary

Mexico: 500 years later, scientists discover what killed the Aztecs

Within five years, 15 million people – 80% of the population – were wiped out in an epidemic named ‘cocoliztli’, meaning pestilence In 1545 disaster struck Mexico’s Aztec nation when people started coming down with high fevers, headaches and bleeding from the eyes, mouth and nose. Show More Summary

Cursed are the cheesemakers: Spain and Mexico locked in manchego dispute

Mexican government leans away from Trump and seeks to update 2000 EU deal but fierce fight over naming rights shows no sign of ending soon One is a revered sheep’s milk cheese, as Spanish as acorn-fed pigs, a famously insane knight errant...Show More Summary

Mexican journalist killed in violent border city is latest press casualty

Carlos Domínguez, 77, attacked on Saturday afternoon in Nuevo Laredo At least 10 reporters, several who covered cartels, died in Mexico in 2017 A Mexican journalist was killed while driving through a violent border city on Saturday,Show More Summary

Tempestad review – corruption gets personal in Cancún

A powerful documentary explores the human cost of crime in Mexico through the traumatic stories of two women This extraordinary, engulfing documentary explores the human cost of crime and corruption in Mexico through the personal stories of two women. Show More Summary

Legal marijuana cuts violence says US study, as medical-use laws see crime fall

Murder and violent crime found to have decreased most in states bordering Mexico as drug cartels lose business to regulation The introduction of medical marijuana laws has led to a sharp reduction in violent crime in US states that border Mexico, according to new research. Show More Summary

Daca: Trump says Senators' bipartisan plan is 'a big step backwards'

The president insists that the deal is not sufficient, and demanded ‘a merit based system of immigration’ and funding for a border wall with Mexico Donald Trump cast doubt on Friday that he and Congress would soon reach a deal to protect...Show More Summary

Mexicans aghast as man notorious for leading bungled case named as spy chief

Alberto Bazbaz, an ally of the president, has been handed the top intelligence job despite leading a nine-day search for missing girl later found dead in her own bed Mexicans have expressed incredulity at the appointment of a formerShow More Summary

Tempest review – twin stories of broken Mexican lives, exquisitely told

This powerful, luminously shot documentary pairs the tales of a woman jailed for years by a criminal cartel, and of another, whose daughter was kidnapped Tatiana Huezo’s exquisite documentary speaks painful truths but is worth every minute. Show More Summary

US 'do not travel' advisory puts five Mexican states on same level as Syria

Government warns citizens to avoid Tamaulipas, Sinaloa, Colima, Michoacán and Guerrero amid high levels of crime and cartel violence The US state department has warned Americans to completely avoid five Mexican states plagued by crime and drug cartel violence, putting the regions on the same level as war-zones such as Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan. Show More Summary

Mexican governor claims retaliation for inquiry into government corruption

Tensions deepen between Chihuahua governor and ruling party, amid claims the government used shell companies to finance election campaigns in 2016 A Mexican regional governor has accused the federal government of strangling his state’s...Show More Summary

Trump claims Mexico will pay for wall – day after seeking $18bn from Congress

At news conference, president says ‘we all want Daca to happen’ but highlights need for security after administration requests border wall funding Donald Trump insisted on Saturday that Mexico would pay for a wall along the southernShow More Summary

US turns to Trump targets – UN, China and Mexico – for help in opioid crisis

Washington has requested UN help declare fentanyl illegal in US and China, as White House works with Mexico to address the drug’s spread, official says While Donald Trump criticizes and argues with the United Nations, Mexico, and China...Show More Summary

Trump administration seeks $18bn from Congress for Mexico border wall

Details revealed of financial blueprint for US president’s election campaign promise, which would fund 316 miles of new barriers and bolster existing ones The Trump administration is seeking nearly $18bn from Congress over the next decade...Show More Summary

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