Tag: Mexico

This Mexican Village’s Embroidery Designs Are Admired (and Appropriated) Globally

SAN NICOLÁS, Mexico — A mystery lies behind the origin of the distinctive forms depicted in the elaborate embroidery stitched in San Nicolás, a pinprick of a mountain village in the central Mexican highlands. But to Glafira Candelaria José, who has sewn those images all her life, there can be only one source. #g-1105-for-web-MEXICOmap-box , […]

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Mexico, a Haven for Leftists in Exile, Provides Evo Morales With a Landing Spot

MEXICO CITY — When Evo Morales stepped off a Mexican government plane on Tuesday and into exile on Mexican soil, he followed a well-trod path. During the past century and a half, Mexico has been a haven for those on the left who have sought asylum — Spanish leftists, American socialists and Communists from Europe […]

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‘I Assume the Presidency’: Bolivian Lawmaker Declares Herself Leader

LA PAZ, Bolivia — More than two days after Bolivia’s president resigned under pressure, the senator who is next in the line of succession stood before the national assembly on Tuesday and said she was seizing control of the country, which had been left rudderless. “I assume the presidency immediately and will do everything necessary […]

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Slain mother may have saved baby who survived Mexico ambush killings 

× Slain mother may have saved baby who survived Mexico ambush killings  LA MORA, Mexico – The carnage was so horrific, family members didn’t recognize the remains of nine relatives. “All they found was charred remains, ash and bones,” family member Kendra Lee Miller said. “There were remains inside and outside of the vehicle.” Yet […]

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In Mormon Family’s 12 Hours of Terror, a Message Emerges: No One Is Safe

LA MORA, Mexico — Andre Miller saw the column of black smoke rising from at least a mile away. Moments later, he said, the boom erupted. He charged up the road to find a sport utility vehicle engulfed in flames — the same one his sister-in-law, Rhonita Miller, had been driving with her four children […]

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Is Mexico Growing More Violent? Our Journalists Answer Reader Questions

This week’s brutal ambush of a family in northern Mexico that left three women and six children dead was yet another shocking attack in a country enduring a year of record-setting violence. The attackers, who are believed to be members of organized crime, opened fire on three vehicles the family was traveling in, according to […]

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Mexico’s Fast Track Toward a Failed State

MEXICO CITY — On a working visit here, I have dinner with one of the country’s elder statesmen and listen to him describe its greatest challenges. He names three: “Rule of law. Rule of law. And rule of law.” The truth of the observation is underscored a few days later, when gunmen kill nine members […]

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Man Is Charged With Stealing Truck of New Hampshire Couple Killed in Texas

The authorities in Texas said Wednesday that a 33-year-old Utah man was arrested in Mexico on a charge that he stole the truck and R.V. belonging to a couple whose bodies were found last month on a Texas beach. The man, Adam Curtis Williams, faces a charge of felony theft, according to the Kleberg County […]

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Ambushed in Mexico, Mormon Children Tried to Save One Another

PHOENIX — About 10 hours after the massacre that claimed the lives of his grandchildren, Kenneth Miller drove his ATV through the northern Mexico wilderness in a frantic search for one last missing relative — a 9-year-old girl who had gone in search of help. Following a path off the dirt roadway where three vehicles […]

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Mormon Massacre in Mexico May Be Tied to Gang War, Officials Say

MEXICO CITY — A conflict between two criminal groups fighting for control of a region in northern Mexico is a focus of the authorities in their investigation into the massacre of nine members of a Mormon family, officials said Wednesday. Gen. Homero Mendoza Ruiz, Mexico’s chief of staff for national defense, said that before the […]

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Escaped Murder Suspects Are Arrested Trying to Re-enter the U.S.

Two murder suspects who escaped from a California jail on Sunday were captured late Tuesday night while trying to cross the southern border back into the United States, according to United States Customs and Border Protection. The escapees, Santos Samuel Fonseca, 21, and Jonathan Salazar, 20, were arrested trying to re-enter the country near Tijuana, […]

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Mexico’s Murder Problem Starts in America’s Gun Shops

MEXICO CITY — The seven-month-old baby Faith Marie Johnson survived hours without food and water in a bullet-ridden SUV in northern Mexico until her family members arrived. She had miraculously escaped the bullets flying around her. Her mother was among the three women and six children killed on Monday when gunmen ambushed their cars after […]

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Mormon Family Massacre Stuns Mexico, Laying Bare Government’s Helplessness

MEXICO CITY — The women and their children were taking a drive along a familiar rural road in northern Mexico when the gunmen attacked, riddling the three-car convoy with bullets. One woman was shot at close range in the chest. One child was shot in the back. Several others — among them 6-month-old twins — […]

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Is Donald Trump Planning to Invade Mexico?

After punking out on the Kurds like Joffrey in the Battle of Blackwater, Commander in Chief and yellow-bellied bone spur sufferer Donald Trump has offered the services of the U.S. Armed forces to help Mexico defend its dwindling supply of white people. On Monday, nine members of a prominent American-Mexican family, including three women and […]

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Brutal Killings Spotlight Small Religious Sect in Mexico

The brutal killing of nine members of an American family in northern Mexico on Monday highlights the long history of religious fundamentalist settlers in the region. The LeBarón family, some of whose members were targeted in Monday’s attack, has lived in the turbulent border region for decades, part of a wave of settlers who moved […]

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Trump Vowed to Shrink the Trade Gap. It Just Grew.

WASHINGTON — The overall United States trade deficit continued to widen in the first nine months of 2019, data released Tuesday morning show, defying a Trump administration plan to try to shrink the figure by renegotiating trade agreements. The trade deficit for both goods and services grew to $481.3 billion in the first three quarters […]

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