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BUSINESS
July 6, 2011 | By Tim Johnson
U.S. and Mexican officials Wednesday resolved a cross-border long-haul trucking dispute that will lift punitive tariffs on about $2.4 billion in U.S. products. Under the agreement, which ends a nearly two-decade ban on Mexican trucks entering the United States, Mexico will halve the punitive customs duties within the next 10 days and remove the rest by the end of the summer. "The agreements signed today are a win for roadway safety and they are a win for trade," U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said.
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NATIONAL
March 27, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON -- President Obama is scheduled to travel to Mexico and Costa Rica in early May to push for stronger economic ties, the White House announced Wednesday. In trip scheduled for May 2-4, Obama will meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who was elected last year and took office in December. He last met with Obama at the White House in November. From there, Obama will head to Costa Rica, where President Laura Chinchilla will host a meeting of several Central American leaders.
BUSINESS
September 17, 2013 | By David Pierson
Recently installed U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker said trade opportunities with Mexico will expand as economic and security conditions improve in America's southern neighbor. Pritzker is headed to Mexico for her first official trade mission Nov. 18. The trip will focus on key industries such as advanced manufacturing and health information technology, she told The Times in a brief interview Tuesday after delivering a keynote address at the U.S. Saudi Business Opportunities Forum in downtown Los Angeles.
NEWS
June 11, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
Tons of fun await visitors to Cancun and Isla Mujeres, Mexico , later this month when the sixth annual Whale Shark Festival gets underway. The event, rescheduled from July to June 21-23, celebrates the bus-size creatures, which range from 15 to 50 feet and weigh up to 15 tons. More than  1,400 of the giant sharks - considered the biggest fish in the sea - pass through the waters near Isla Mujeres during the season, which runs May through September.  “Whale shark season is becoming increasingly popular with tourists visiting Cancun and the surrounding islands of Holbox and Isla Mujeres ,” said Jesus Almaguer, chief executive of the Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau .  “As interest in them grows, it is important to foster a commitment to conservation and social consciousness among tourists and locals alike.
BUSINESS
February 9, 2012 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
The U.S. State Departmenthas issued an updated travel warning for tourists planning to visit Mexico, adding more detailed information on drug violence on a state-by-state and city-by-city basis. The new warning comes in response to concerns by Mexico tourism officials, who worried that previous travel warnings scared off U.S. tourists by generalizing about the threat of crime violence in Mexico. Mexican officials welcomed the update. "The Mexico Tourism Board has long advocated for travel advisories which abide by three key [tenets]
OPINION
April 6, 2009 | GREGORY RODRIGUEZ
Mexico's drug war is bound to have a profound effect on the lives of Mexican immigrants in the United States. On the one hand, the image of Mexico's chaos as a spreading contagion most likely will strengthen the hand of anti-immigrant forces. On the other, as Mexican newcomers look back at their increasingly dangerous homeland, they will -- consciously or unconsciously -- set down deeper roots in the United States.
WORLD
September 10, 2010 | By Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times
President Obama sought to calm a diplomatic furor, disputing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's assertion that Mexico has begun to look like Colombia at the height of its struggle against a drug-financed insurgency. Obama's comments, in an interview published Thursday by the Los Angeles-based Spanish-language newspaper La Opinion, followed an outcry that began in Mexico after Clinton told a foreign policy group Wednesday that Mexico "is looking more and more like Colombia looked 20 years ago, where the narco-traffickers controlled certain parts of the country.
SPORTS
March 27, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
After a week of surprises and upsets, the CONCACAF Olympic soccer trials finally played to form on the final day of group play Tuesday as both Honduras and Mexico advanced to the tournament semifinals with wins at the Home Depot Center The Central Americans, needing a victory to keep their Olympic hopes alive, beat Trinidad & Tobago, 2-0, while Mexico, the only unbeaten, untied team in the eight-nation tournament, beat Panama, 1-0, on Erick Torres'...
NEWS
July 2, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
A special weekend package at Westin Guadalajara in Mexico is custom-made for tequila aficionados. The package includes accommodations in Guadalajara and a round-trip, 25-mile train ride for two to the town of Tequila, the home of tequila-making. The trip also includes a tour of one of the oldest distilleries in Latin America and tequila tasting.  Guests depart on Saturday for the daylong trip. The package includes a buffet breakfast, shuttle service to and from the train station, 10% off all food and beverage at the Westin Guadalajara , and late check-out at 4 p.m. on Sunday, based upon availability.  The package, created in partnership with Casa Cuervo,  was designed to give participants an opportunity to learn how tequila is made.
WORLD
August 6, 2009 | Kristina Sherry
Millions of dollars in aid to fight Mexican drug trafficking could be delayed as a result of a disagreement between a key lawmaker and the State Department regarding the status of Mexico's human rights prosecutions. Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on foreign operations, released a statement Wednesday suggesting that it was "premature" to declare that Mexico had met the requirements needed to earn conditional U.S.
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