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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.
July 27, 2009 | Grahame L. Jones
Mexico is back. After years in the wilderness, the red, white and green is once again a force to be reckoned with on the soccer field. Coach Javier Aguirre's team won a memorable victory in front of a largely pro-Mexico crowd of 79,156 at Giants Stadium on Sunday afternoon, trouncing the defending champion United States, 5-0, to win the CONCACAF Gold Cup for a record fifth time.
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.
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.
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'...
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.
December 21, 2012 | By Catherine Watson
Merida, Mexico--So this is it -- the biggest New Year´s Eve ever.  Am I scared? No, and I'm right in the midst of it. Is anybody else scared here? No. In fact, if you ask about the end of the world, people in Merida, the capital of Mexico 's Yucatan state, are likely to roll their eyes and smile.  As one expert put it on Mexican television Friday morning -- sounding as if she'd been asked about it far too often-- "the Mayan calendar was cyclical. Cycles end. New ones begin.
March 22, 2013 | By Mike Boehm
Another antiquities auction has turned into another international art dispute. This time it's the sale , scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Sotheby's in Paris, of the Barbier-Mueller Collection of Pre-Columbian art from Mexico and Central and South America. The Mexican government's National Institute of Anthropology and History is demanding a halt to the sale of 51 of the 313 works in the auction, according to the Associated Press, saying they are Mexican national property.
July 23, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
If life has been too hectic for you to plan a summer vacation, time may be running out. But the good news for procrastinators: Mexico still has some red-hot deals, according to the website TravelZoo . Some Mexico beach destinations are offering as much as 60% off. “Summer means low season pricing in Mexico,” said Gabe Saglie, a Travelzoo senior editor. “Popular destinations like Cancun and Cabo San Lucas benefit from a lot of airfare competition, as well as a lot of competition among resorts on the ground.
October 18, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Mexico's national soccer federation made it official Friday: Victor Manuel Vucetich is out as coach of the national team and Miguel Herrera is in. Herrera, the manager of popular Club America in Mexico's domestic Liga MX, is the fourth national team coach in six weeks. And he might want to think about renting rather than buying since his appointment to the national team is technically just a "loan" from Club America. He's also been told the job is only guaranteed through Mexico's two-leg playoff with New Zealand.
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