What menudo can tell us about Mexico

Mar 11, 2020
There's more to Mexican cuisine than tacos and burritos.
A bowl of menudo Rick Martinez had for breakfast in Zacatecas one morning.
Rick Martinez

U.S. basketball plays to score and win in Mexico

Feb 18, 2020
The NBA just opened its first official store in Mexico. It’s also starting a major partnership in Mexico City.
Mexico City Arena hosts NBA Games.
Rodrigo Cervantes

A year of trade fights and new deals

Jan 3, 2020
2019 was the year the United States began tearing down the rules-based system for international trade in earnest.
China's Vice Premier Liu He, second from right, shakes hands with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing in March during trade negotiations.
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How cartels seized Mexico's avocado business

Nov 26, 2019
Mexico's avocado farmers report extortion, hijacking and related danger posed by cartels.
An avocado orchard in the Mexican state of Michoacan.
Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times © 2019

U.S. migration policies hit the Mexico-Guatemala border

Nov 12, 2019
Tensions between the U.S. and Mexico regarding migration have also hit hard on the borders, not only between both nations, but also between Mexico and Guatemala.
Raftsmen help Guatemalans cross the Suchiate towards Mexico, where they buy goods with higher quality and lower prices.
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U.S. lawmakers visit Mexico for labor reform assurances under trade deal

Oct 7, 2019
Congressional Democrats have suggested they could vote for the North American pact if protections for Mexican workers are sufficiently implemented.
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In an ancient Mesoamerican city, archaeologists find a narrow wealth gap

Aug 2, 2019
Present societies can learn from Teotihuacán's narrow wealth gap, says one archaeologist.
A woman on a man's shoulder's takes a picture of the Kukulcan Pyramid at the Mayan archaeological site of Chichen Itza in Yucatan State, Mexico in  2018.
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Can Mexico succeed in stopping Central American migration? What if it can't?

Jun 10, 2019
Mexico pledged to disrupt human smuggling networks and patrol its own borders more closely.
People climb a section of border fence to look toward supporters in the U.S. as members of a caravan of Central American asylum seekers arrive to a rally on April 29, 2018 in Tijuana, Baja California Norte, Mexico.
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Trump says US, Mexico reach agreement to prevent tariffs

Jun 7, 2019
Deal ends threat of U.S. tariffs against Mexico.
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Short-notice tariffs: a wrench in the border machine

Jun 6, 2019
The prospect of pop-up tariffs hitting everything coming across the border has the people who work in the export-import trade worried.
Cargo trucks line up to cross into the U.S. at the Otay Mesa crossing port in Tijuana, Mexico, in April.
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