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More and more people are being murdered in Mexico — and once more drug cartels are to blame

Mexico's murder rate is rising at an unprecedented level, calling into question Mexico’s military-led drug war, as well as the United States’ prominent role in that fight.

How Mexico's president saw his approval rating plummet to 17%

The approval rating of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has tanked. Here's why.

A Trump tower is opening in Vancouver, and not everyone in town is happy about it

The Trump International Hotel and Tower is opening in Vancouver, and some in town want the name Trump off of it.

On the other side of the wall: Mexicans on the border are 'psychologically traumatized'

As President Trump prepares to crack down on immigration and deport thousands, Mexicans on the border are preparing for life to get a lot harder. Some say they won't even try to cross.

Brazil goes a little less wild for this year's Carnival

Brazil's economic crisis has forced it to cut back on its iconic Carnival celebrations, which are also becoming less hedonistic.

Amid U.S.-Mexico acrimony, energy might present common ground and opportunity, analysts say

Even as negotiations on NAFTA loom, Mexico should focus on reforming Pemex, economists say.

Can Mexico expect less-hostile days after this week's visit by two Trump secretaries?

The visit by two Trump Cabinet secretaries appeared to have given Mexico’s beleaguered leadership some reason to believe that less-hostile days may be ahead in relations with the US.

Mexico is bracing for long battle with Trump administration, foreign minister tells lawmakers

Mexico is preparing for a long “battle” with the Trump administration, Mexico’s foreign minister reportedly told lawmakers in private comments.

In Guatemala, Trump's Homeland Security chief contradicts new immigration directives

Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says his agency will deport migrants to their countries of origin, not Mexico

With Trump's envoys coming, Mexicans are hoping their government will take a harder line against the U.S.

As U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives for a visit to Mexico, many Mexicans are calling for their government to take a harder line.

Two members of Trump's Cabinet are heading to Mexico. Here are five things to watch

U.S. and Mexican officials will meet to discuss diplomatic, economic and security issues.

Fearing deportations, Mexico warns its citizens in the U.S.

The much-publicized deportation of an immigrant who had been living illegally in Arizona prompted the Mexican government on Friday to urge its nationals in the United States to “take precautions” amid a “new reality” for the immigrant community.

Latin America bribery scandal widens to engulf two of the continent's highest profile figures

In late December, Brazil’s largest construction company pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court to having paid $788 million in bribes to government officials throughout Latin America to secure public works contracts.

Thousands march against Trump in Mexico City: 'Pay for your own wall!'

Thousands of demonstrators waving Mexican flags and hoisting signs denouncing President Trump marched through central Mexico City on Sunday, the largest mobilization so far here against what many label an anti-Mexican administration in the White House.

Why Latin America is the deadliest place for environmentalists

Commodities, technology and bad policing

A politically correct Brazilian Carnival

More people are complaining about rude songs

Mexicans march against Trump: 'Bad hombre for the whole world'

Mexicans protested against President Trump and his immigration policies on Sunday, flooding Mexico City's main avenue.

What to expect when the presidents of Brazil and Argentina meet

South America’s biggest economies want to work more closely together. That will not be easy

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