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22 May 2019 | 3:06 AM

Mexico to auction Lamborghini, other seized assets to help poor

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's government will auction a Lamborghini, homes and other assets seized from gangsters and at least one former politician, officials said on Tuesday, part of a "Robin Hood" programme to use millions of dollars in ill-gotten gains to aid the poor.

8 Apr 2019 | 7:10 PM

Mexico’s Walmart pressures suppliers on pricing, forcing some to ditch Amazon

Walmart’s Mexico unit has penalised food companies supplying groceries to rival Amazon, pressure that has forced some to pull their products from the world’s largest online retailer, four people familiar with the matter said.

5 Apr 2019 | 1:54 PM

U.S. aid helped Guatemalan farmers stay rooted to their lands

SANTA MARIA CHIQUIMULA, Guatemala (Reuters) - After a U.S.-funded programme gave Guatemalan farmer Rigoberto Leon and his neighbours tools to plant new crops like tomatoes and chile peppers, many of them stayed to live off their drought-prone lands even as droves of villagers left for the United States.

13 Feb 2019 | 3:56 AM

'El Chapo' faces prison for life, but Mexico drug trade persists

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman may end up with a life sentence after a U.S. jury found him guilty of running a criminal enterprise but it looks like business as usual for cartels and Mexican officials struggling to contain them, security experts say.

13 Feb 2019 | 2:19 AM

'El Chapo' trial reveals drug lord's love life, business dealings

(Reuters) - A U.S. jury found Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman guilty of running a criminal enterprise on Tuesday, after an 11-week trial in New York that put the infamous gangster's personal life and business dealings on public display.

20 Jan 2019 | 10:23 PM

Missteps in Mexican pipeline blast trigger new scrutiny of fuel plan

TLAHUELILPAN/MEXICO CITY, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico's new government knew a pipeline was leaking but did not act for hours before a blast killed at least 85 people, a minister said on Sunday, increasing scrutiny of a push to stop fuel theft seen as the president's first crackdown on crime.

22 Dec 2018 | 4:41 AM

U.S. plan to keep asylum seekers in Mexico sows confusion

MEXICO CITY/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Mexican and U.S. officials charged with carrying out a radical new change in U.S. immigration policy to process asylum seekers in Mexico say they have not been informed about how the plan will work in practice .

12 Oct 2018 | 1:50 PM

Cokes, smokes and clicks: How Oxxo corner stores are cashing in on Mexican e-commerce

Stroll the aisles of any Oxxo in Mexico and you will find the staples of convenience store sustenance: beer, cigarettes, enough candy to keep dentists at full employment.

Analysts say Oxxo has seized on a lucrative opportunity to cement itself into the e-commerce supply chain in places where online shopping is not the seamless affair it is in wealthy countries. — Reuters
19 Sep 2018 | 11:43 AM

Mexican official fired over bodies stored in truck says he's a scapegoat

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican authorities fired a forensic official on Tuesday after an outcry over the storage of some 150 bodies in a refrigerated container truck that roamed towns in Jalisco state, where morgues are filled with victims of the country's drug war.

16 Sep 2018 | 8:42 AM

Five deaths in mariachi plaza shootout pose test for Mexico's new government

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Five people died after a dramatic shootout at a famed Mexico City mariachi plaza, officials said on Saturday, the latest in a recent string of crimes in the capital that will soon put to the test the incoming government's new tactics to fight violence.