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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]
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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.
NEWS
February 19, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
Indulge your inner chef on a sunny beach in Tulum, Mexico , this spring during a farm-to-table culinary seminar.  The Oh! Food Workshop May 24-29 at Casa de las Olas hotel is aimed at foodies, aspiring chefs and environmentalists. Cooking classes will offer a combination of strategies on sustainable cooking and development alternatives.  Participants will join Tulum chefs Eric Werner of  Hartwood Restaurant  and Claudia Perez of  Cetli Restaurant at a three-day Yucatan-inspired cooking seminar that includes five nights' beachfront accommodation at Casa de las Olas.
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'...
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
July 25, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
Here's a beachy getaway that's good now or later. Travelzoo offers a two-night stay at the Rosarito Beach Hotel in Baja, Mexico, for $249 for two people. The deal comes with breakfast, massages and even a bottle of wine. The deal: The Rosarito Beach Escape from Travelzoo offers an inexpensive seaside getaway in Mexico . The resort is about 155 miles from Los Angeles. For two people, it costs $249 for a two-night stay and $329 for a three-night stay. Extras include two 60-minute massages, a bottle of wine and half a dozen margaritas, and daily breakfast.
WORLD
May 8, 2013 | By Richard Fausset, Los Angeles Times
GUADALAJARA, Mexico - Guadalajara police commander Juan Carlos Martinez took Mexico's national police vetting exam in April 2012. He failed. But no one in government would tell him why. A few months later, he received a phone call from a man identifying himself as a member of a drug cartel. Why don't you think about joining us, he said the man on the phone asked. You won't go hungry. Martinez, 38, declined the offer and maintains that he had been an honorable cop. But the phone call was not an anomaly.
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.
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