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Giant skeletons come alive in Mexico for Day of the Dead

Mexico City, Mexico | AFP | Giant skeletons springing forth from asphalt roads are taking over streets in the Mexican capital as the city gets ready to celebrate the festive and deeply spiritual Day of the Dead. The sculptures — built out of cardboard and rocks salvaged from a construction site in Mexico City’s southern …

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Mexico publishes Trump’s ‘secret deal’ on migration

Mexico City, Mexico | AFP |  Mexico published the document Friday that US President Donald Trump fleetingly showed the press this week as evidence he had extracted tough new concessions on migration from the neighboring country. Trump theatrically waved the one-page document in front of reporters Tuesday, fending off critics who …

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Auto industry dented by latest Trump tariffs

New York, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump’s plan to impose tariffs on Mexico will affect myriad industries, but few are as exposed as automakers. Shares of several major automakers and auto suppliers dived five percent or more following Trump’s announcement Thursday night that the United States would impose …

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Trump threatens to close border with Mexico ‘next week’

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump on Friday again accused Mexico of failing to curb the flow of migrants illegally entering the US, and threatened to close the common border “next week” unless something changes. Trump’s latest tweets ramp up the tension between the neighbors, putting a specific timeframe to his threats …

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El Chapo’ leaves a void in his Mexican hometown

Badiraguato, Mexico | AFP | The downfall of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has done little to diminish his drug cartel’s power, but locals say it has had a devastating effect in one place: his remote and lawless hometown, Badiraguato. “El Chapo” was born 61 years ago in this small, dusty …

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Can Trump use ’emergency powers’ to build border wall?

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump has indicated he could declare a national emergency in order to force the construction of hundreds of miles of border wall to prevent migrants from crossing into the United States illegally from Mexico. Trump is frustrated by the continuing high level of migrants, mostly from Central …

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