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02 May 2018 description

TIJUANA, Mexico, May 2 (Reuters) - Dozens of Hondurans, Guatemalans and Salvadorans slept a third night outside a U.S. port of entry, hoping to join the first 25 companions let across to seek asylum after traveling in a caravan across Mexico that has angered President Donald Trump.

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19 Feb 2018 description

The southern state has requested emergency funds to supply food, shelter and health services

MEXICO CITY, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Mexico's southern state of Oaxaca requested federal emergency funds on Sunday to supply food, shelter and health services in more than 30 municipalities battered by last week's powerful quake in a region still reeling from temblors in September.

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26 Sep 2017 description

by Reuters Monday, 25 September 2017 13:20 GMT

MEXICO CITY, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Most schools in Mexico City remained closed on Monday after last week's deadly earthquake, but children outside the capital were set to return to their classrooms even though aftershocks are still jolting the country.

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24 Sep 2017 description

"The village was just getting back on its feet and now another tragedy has come," said a resident after brutal floods followed earthquake damage

By Gabriel Stargardter

HUAUTLA, Mexico, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Yesenia Vergara grabbed her two daughters and abandoned her home in the isolated Mexican hamlet of Huautla late last month when rain-swollen river waters burst through her window, flooding her house with branches, boulders and mud.

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24 Sep 2017 description

At some sites, soldiers and volunteers continued efforts to reach victims, even after seismic alarms rang out to warn of the most recent earthquake on Saturday

  • Rescue efforts resume after latest earthquake

  • At least 307 people killed in Tuesday's quake

  • Five more deaths after 6.2 aftershock

  • Complaints about government's response to disaster

By Michael O'Boyle and Noe Torres

19 Sep 2017 description

by Reuters
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 23:36 GMT

Quake comes just over a week after another major quake shook the country

(Adds mayor saying 44 buildings damaged or destroyed, witness quote, details)

By Anthony Esposito

MEXICO CITY, Sept 19 (Reuters) - A major earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 119 people in several states and toppling buildings in the heavily populated capital where rescuers searched frantically for survivors under the rubble.

19 Sep 2017 description

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO (Reuters) - Un fuerte sismo sacudió el martes a México, agitando edificios en la capital y provocando la evacuación de miles de personas, dijeron testigos de Reuters, días después de un terremoto que dejó 98 muertos en el sur del país.

Protección Civil Nacional dijo que por el momento no se reportan daños en Ciudad de México, pero imágenes en medios y redes sociales por internet daban cuenta de algunos en edificaciones, como vidrios rotos y rajaduras en paredes.

14 Sep 2017 description

MEXICO CITY, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Max became a Category 1 hurricane on Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said, moving toward Mexico's tourist-heavy Pacific coast and bearing down on a region that includes resorts like Acapulco, Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa.

The storm brought maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour (120 kmh) on Thursday morning and was about 55 miles (88 km) southwest of Acapulco, the center said, adding it was moving east at 6 miles per hour (10 kmh).

11 Sep 2017 description

by Reuters
Monday, 11 September 2017 06:02 GMT

MEXICO CITY, Sept 10 (Reuters) - A massive earthquake off southern Mexico on Thursday night that killed at least 91 people damaged tens of thousands of homes and afflicted upwards of two million people in the poorer south, state officials said, as more details of the disaster emerged.

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09 Sep 2017 description

by Reuters Saturday, 9 September 2017 16:23 GMTa

Veracruz state officials said the storm could cause landslides and flooding, and urged people living below hills and slopes to be prepared to evacuate

(Updates with two dead from mudslide, details on storm)

MEXICO CITY, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Two people died in a mudslide in Mexico sparked by storm Katia, and thousands were left without power as the weather front dissipated inland on Saturday, threatening to dump rains in waterlogged areas also shaken by a major earthquake this week.

03 Sep 2017 description

The storm, which continued to churn through various states

MEXICO CITY, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Lidia's death toll rose to at least seven people, including two children, as the storm doused various states in Mexico with heavy rain on Saturday and left a severe trail of damage in the Baja California peninsula, authorities said.

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16 Mar 2017 description

Some 3,500 Haitians are now in the border cities of Tijuana and Mexicali

By Lizbeth Diaz

TIJUANA, Mexico, March 16 (Reuters) - Kneeling on a patch of flat earth with a shovel in hand, Thea Nonce Jean tips cement where a floor is about to be laid.

His house is the first to be built in a tiny Haitian community on the edge of Tijuana, Mexico, a city just south of the U.S. border.

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14 Jan 2016 description

MEXICO CITY, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Mexico on Wednesday said it plans to grant 20-day transit visas to a group of 180 Cubans who were chosen from thousands stranded in Costa Rica to continue on their long journey toward the United States.

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22 Oct 2015 description

By Tim Smyth

MEXICO CITY, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Mexico's campaign to stem a tide of illegal immigrants from Central American countries to the United States has led to a surge in complaints of abuse by migration officials, including violent attacks and extortion.

Under U.S. pressure, President Enrique Pena Nieto in July 2014 launched a plan he said would make Mexico's southern border "safe for Mexicans and migrants alike".

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18 Jun 2015 description

MEXICO CITY, June 17 (Reuters) - Tropical storm Carlos was weakening fast off western Mexico on Wednesday morning as it closed in on the coast from the Pacific, threatening to dump heavy rain on a handful of states, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

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16 Nov 2014 description

MEXICO CITY, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Mexico has detected its first domestic case of the painful mosquito-borne viral disease chikungunya in the southwest of the country, the state government of Chiapas said on Saturday.

Chikungunya is spread by two mosquito species, and is typically not fatal. But it can cause debilitating symptoms including fever, headache and severe joint pain lasting months.

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05 Sep 2014 description

MEXICO CITY, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Hurricane Norbert dumped heavy rain on parts of western Mexico on Thursday, causing the death of at least one man, as it churned north toward the Pacific beach resorts on the Baja California peninsula.

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17 Oct 2013 description

By Gabriel Stargardter

ACAPULCO, Mexico, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Gangland violence and looming bankruptcy had already all but obliterated the glitter of Acapulco before catastrophic flooding last month drove crocodiles onto the streets of the Mexican beach resort and turned much of it into a mud bath.

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14 Oct 2013 description

MEXICO CITY, Oct 14 (Reuters) - A cholera outbreak in central Mexico has risen to 159 confirmed cases and spread to four states as well as the capital, the country's health minister said on Monday.

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29 Sep 2013 description

MEXICO CITY, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Mexico's proposed budget deficit goals for this year and 2014 will not be affected by some of the worst storm damage in decades, the Finance Ministry said on Saturday.

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