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In Mexico, 'lucha libre' masks en vogue in virus fight

Apr 25, 2020 - 5:17 PM

The wrestling masks, fitted out with an added chin strap, are in demand since they cover both the nose and the mouth of the wearer, and hundreds have been sold since the outbreak began

EN VOGUE. File photo of a selection of colorful 'lucha ibre' Mexican professional wrestling masks for sale outside of Arena Mexico, Mexico City. Photo by

Mexico court jails man over murder of journalist Valdez

Feb 28, 2020 - 3:30 PM

Javier Valdez Cardenas was co-founder of the weekly newspaper Riodoce and was one of the most prominent chroniclers of Mexico's deadly drug war in a state where notorious kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman once reigned

JUSTICE. In this file photo taken on May 16, 2017 a makeshift altar with a cup of coffee, water glass and newspaper headlining the story of slain Mexican journalist Javier Valdez is pictured in a cafe previously frequented by Valdez in Culiacan, Sinaloa State, Mexico. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Son of powerful Mexican drug lord extradited to U.S.

Feb 21, 2020 - 5:21 PM

Ruben Oseguera Gonzalez, known as 'El Menchito,' is extradited into US territory to face charges of conspiracy to smuggle drugs

Handout photograph released by the Mexican Interior Ministry of US-born Ruben Oseguera Gonzalez aka "El Menchito" in Mexico City on June 23, 2015. "El Menchito", son of the powerful Jalisco New Generation drug cartel's leader was arrested Tuesday in Zapopan, Jalisco State, armed with an assault rifle bearing his nickname and appearing to have had plastic surgery. AFP PHOTO / INTERIOR MINISTRY HO / Mexican Interior Ministry / AFP

Mexico pays overweight police officers to slim down

Dec 13, 2019 - 11:30 AM

Two dozen officers grimace through their workout on the pavement of the station house yard – most with round bellies bulging beneath their drenched T-shirts

Police physical trainer Javier Ramirez (R) works with police officers at a police unit in Mexico City on December 11, 2019. 1,000 Mexico City police officers have joined a program to lose weight, improve their health and do their work more efficiently, in a country where 75% of the adults are overweight or obese. RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFP

Mexico Supreme Court justice resigns over suspicious bank deposits

Oct 04, 2019 - 11:36 AM

In June, Mexican media report that Medina Mora was suspected of having made $5.2 million transfers to bank accounts in the US and Britain that were not reported in his financial declarations

The new Mexican ambassador to US Eduardo Medina Mora speaks during a press conference at the Mexican Chancellery in Mexico City, on January 10, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Pedro Pardo Pedro PARDO / AFP

Farmers, chefs fight to save classic ingredients in Mexican cuisine

Sep 20, 2019 - 4:54 PM

Farmers are determined to save the famous poblano chile pepper of Mexican cuisine from climate change and hybrid seeds imported from China, among other threats

3 journalists slain in Mexico in a week

Aug 03, 2019 - 8:16 PM

Since 2000, around 100 reporters have been killed in Mexico

JOURNALISTS KILLED. View of bloodstain at the site where Mexican journalist Francisco Romero was murdered in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo state on May 16, 2019. RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFP

LOOK: Try sinigang burrito, sisig tacos at Tadeo Filipino-Mexican Comfort Food

Jun 25, 2019 - 12:30 PM

Lovers of Mexican cuisine and Filipino food, check Tadeo out on your next Quezon City food trip

Anger in Spain, eyerolls in Mexico over conquest row

Mar 27, 2019 - 11:30 AM

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador tears open a 500-year-old wound when he said he had sent letters to the king of Spain and the pope urging them to apologize for the conquest of the Americas

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during his daily morning press conference at the National Palace in Mexico City on March 26, 2019. The 500-year-old wounds of the Spanish conquest have been ripped open afresh with Mexico's president urging Spain and the Vatican to apologise for their "abuses" -- a request Madrid said it "firmly rejects". A folksy populist, he pulls no punches in going after elites and has sought to cast himself as a champion of indigenous peoples. Pedro PARDO / AFP

PH court convicts Mexican suspected to be member of Sinaloa drug cartel

Feb 13, 2019 - 1:03 PM

Horacio Herrera is sentenced to life imprisonment

GUILTY. Mexican national Horacio Herrera is found guilty of selling illegal drugs in the Philippines. Photo sourced by Rappler

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' convicted by New York jury

Feb 13, 2019 - 8:17 AM

Joaquin Guzman, former boss of the Sinaloa cartel – famed for his brazen escapes from Mexican prisons – faces life in prison for smuggling tons of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana into the US

U.S. prosecutors to El Chapo jury: 'Do not let him escape'

Jan 31, 2019 - 3:00 PM

'We've presented an avalanche of evidence,' said US federal prosecutors to the jury in the trial of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman. 'Do not let him escape responsibility. Hold him accountable for his crimes. Find him guilty on all counts.'

NARCOS. Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, arrives at the US Federal Courthouse in Brooklyn on January 30, 2019 in New York. Photo by Angela Weiss/AFP

'El Chapo' trial: A 3-month plunge into the bloody ways of the drug trade

Jan 27, 2019 - 10:35 AM

The trial has drawn a blood-soaked picture of the Sinaloa cartel, once led by Mexican drug boss Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman

EL CHAPO. Drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted into a helicopter at Mexico City's airport on January 8, 2016 following his recapture. File photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Ex-lover of Narcos boss: El Chapo turned me into drug smuggler

Jan 18, 2019 - 5:04 PM

A former mistress of Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman testifies that the cartel leader lured her into a life as a drug trafficker

This Eastern District of New York (EDNY)undated evidence handout photo,submitted as evidence, and obtained January 17, 2019 shows Lucero Guadalupe Sánchez López, 29, a Mexican former lover of Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman, who took the stand on the trial of the Mexican druglord as a government witness on January 17, 2019. A former mistress of Mexican crime boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman testified January 17, 2019 that the cartel leader lured her into a life as a drug trafficker, shifting hundreds of kilos of marijuana a time on planes. "Until today I was confused because I thought it was a romantic relationship," Lucero Guadalupe Sanchez Lopez, 29, told the New York City court where Guzman faces trafficking, firearms and money laundering charges.Sanchez, who was arrested in 2017 crossing from Mexico into San Diego and stands accused of conspiring to traffic cocaine, told the jury she met Guzman when she was 21.  HO / The Eastern District of New York / AFP

El Chapo's secret messages to his wife and lover revealed

Jan 10, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman spied on both his beauty queen wife, Emma Coronel, and the lover, Agustina Cabanillas Acosta, using a surveillance system installed in encrypted Blackberries he gave them

EL CHAPO'S WIFE. File photo of Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of the founder of the former Guadalajara Cartel Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, outside federal court in New York on April 17, 2018. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

U.S. Army unfurls miles of fencing along border with Mexico

Nov 19, 2018 - 7:32 PM

American troops from the 19th Engineer Battalion, based in Fort Knox, Kentucky, uncoil reel and reel of vicious-looking fencing

Soldiers from the Kentucky-based 19th Engineer Battalion are installing barbed wire fences on the banks of the Rio Grande in Laredo on November 18, 2018. Soldiers from the Kentucky-based 19th Engineer Battalion are working in Laredo to install fencing as part of a military deployment ordered by President Donald Trump to harden the US-Mexico border and provide engineering and logistical support to Customs and Border Protection agents. Thomas WATKINS / AFP

Mexico's Day of the Dead: An orange sea guides the souls of the departed

Nov 01, 2018 - 7:32 PM

In Mexico, there is a pre-Hispanic belief that the petals of the cempasuchil flower, or the Mexican marigold, form the orange-carpeted path that guides souls on the Day of the Dead

Peasants harvest cempasuchil (Mexican marigold) flowers at cultivation fields near Cholula, in Puebla state, Mexico, on October 26, 2018. The Cempasuchil flower is used in Mexico to celebrate the Day of the Dead by making paths of petals to guide souls to altars set up for them to enjoy the pleasures they had in life. ULISES RUIZ / AFP

Broadway stars to rally against migrant family separations

Jun 26, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Tina Fey, Idina Menzel, and Audra McDonald are some of the artists scheduled to perform

Fact-check: Did Mexicans celebrating World Cup win cause an earthquake? Unfounded

Jun 20, 2018 - 10:02 PM

According to experts, no such earthquake occurred.

JUBILATION. Mexican fans celebrate their 1-0 victory at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group F football match between Germany and Mexico at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 17, 2018.  Yuri Cortez/AFP

Beauty queen wife of 'El Chapo' worries over his solitary confinement

Apr 18, 2018 - 10:20 PM

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, 61, accused of running the Sinaloa crime syndicate of Mexico, one of the world's biggest drug empires, is scheduled to go on trial on September 5

EL CHAPO. Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of the founder of the former Guadalajara Cartel Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzman, outside federal court in New York on April 17, 2018. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Canelo Alvarez is a dope cheat, says middleweight king Gennady Golovkin

Mar 21, 2018 - 10:52 AM

In explosive comments at his secluded mountain training camp in Big Bear, Golovkin says Alvarez enjoys preferential treatment throughout his career by authorities in Nevada

ACCUSER. In this file photo, Gennady Golovkin of Kazakhstan shows his title belts following his WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight championship fight with Canelo Alvarez at the T-Mobile Arena on September 16, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Alvarez, Golovkin promise fireworks in May 5 rematch

Feb 28, 2018 - 3:36 PM

Both fighters vow that judges will not be a factor when they climb into the ring again at Las Vegas's T-Mobile Arena in what is likely to be one of the fights of the year

CLASSIC. Boxers Canelo Alvarez (left) and Gennady Golovkin take part in a news conference at Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live to announce their upcoming rematch on February 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

U.S., Mexico play up increased security cooperation

Feb 03, 2018 - 11:51 AM

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto seek to play down any tensions, focusing instead on fighting the 'devastating impact' of the international narcotics trade

US AND MEXICO. This handout picture released by the Mexican presidency shows Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto (L) shaking hands with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R), next to Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray (C), at the Los Pinos Residence in Mexico City on February 2, 2018. AFP PHOTO/MEXICAN PRESIDENCY/HO

Fish sex so loud it could deafen dolphins

Dec 20, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Researchers say their mating call sounds like 'a really loud machine gun'

GULF CORVINA. The fish population are reportedly at a decline. Science News for Students photo

Formula One: Paradise postponed? Not for Hamilton in Brazil

Nov 09, 2017 - 8:32 PM

Attention is on Lewis Hamilton for more than one reason this weekend when he heads Mercedes’ bid to consolidate their title-winning supremacy at the Brazilian Grand Prix

Golovkin puts titles on the line in Vegas debut

Aug 29, 2017 - 11:11 AM

Gennady Golovkin says It is the biggest fight of my career

UNBEATEN Gennady Golovkin overcame the toughest challenge of his career to retain his middleweight belts. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Trump vows to bring planned border wall costs 'way down'

Feb 12, 2017 - 12:14 AM

This comes after after US media circulated a government report estimating it would cost 21 6 billion

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks before Rex Tillerson was sworn in as Secretary of State in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, on February 1, 2017. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 26, 2017

Jan 26, 2017 - 11:26 AM

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Lewis Hamilton wins Mexican Grand Prix 2016, keeps title bid alive

Oct 31, 2016 - 1:39 PM

It s a near flawless drive by Hamilton en route to his second win in succession his eighth of the season and the 51st of his career

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team British driver Lewis Hamilton (R), raises his trophy in the podium at the end of the Formula One Mexico Grand Prix, at the Hermanos Rodriguez circuit in Mexico City on October 30, 2016. Ulises Ruiz Basurto / POOL / AFP

Hasil Formula 1: Juarai GP Meksiko, Hamilton tunda mimpi Rosberg

Oct 31, 2016 - 9:34 AM

Rosberg finish di posisi 2 gagal menjadi juara F1 musim ini di Meksiko

Pembalap tim Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, menjuarai Grand Prix Formula 1 Meksiko pada 30 Oktober 2016. Foto dari

Mexico's Calderon compares Trump to Hitler

Feb 28, 2016 - 11:30 AM

Calderon says Trump is turning the US into a neighbor that we re all going to end up rejecting and hating

epa05181161 US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump answers a question during the CNN Republican Presidential Primary Debate at the University of Houston's Moores School of Music Opera House in Houston, Texas, USA, 25 February 2016. This is the final debate before the Super Tuesday elections across the country. EPA/GARY CORONADO/POOL

Mexican director Iñarritu defends Sean Penn's meeting with El Chapo

Jan 17, 2016 - 10:38 PM

The Mexican filmmaker says the Hollywood actor had every right to look for the Mexican drug lord

The actor and the drug lord: How Sean Penn met 'El Chapo'

Jan 10, 2016 - 9:54 PM

Mexican Attorney General Arely Gomez says that Guzman met with unnamed actors and producers hoping to make a biopic about himself but gave no further details

CAPTURED. A poster with the face of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, reading 'Wanted, Again', is displayed at a newsstand in one Mexico City's major bus terminals on July 13, 2015. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Mexico aims to extradite drug lord 'El Chapo' to US

Jan 10, 2016 - 8:23 AM

US politicians call for the drug baron s extradition as he faces drug trafficking and murder charges in a half dozen states

CAPTURED. A poster with the face of Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, reading 'Wanted, Again,' is displayed at a newsstand in Mexico City on July 13, 2015. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

More Mexicans left than came to US in past 5 years – study

Nov 20, 2015 - 8:57 AM

Pew said results confirm a tendency toward less Mexican migration and more such nationals returning home

epa04359421 The Mexican side of the McAllen-Hidalgo International Bridge, a border bridge that crosses the Rio Grande River linking Hidalgo,Texas, USA, to Reynosa, Mexico, 18 August 2014. Immigration reform promises to be a major issue in upcoming US Congressional elections, particularly following the influx of undocumented child immigrants arriving at the border. In addition to border security measures already in place, observation posts are being newly taken up by US National Guard troops along the Texas-Mexico border to help the state's Joint Counterdrug Task Force. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Chipotle closes 43 US restaurants after E.coli outbreak

Nov 03, 2015 - 2:01 AM

The outbreak is traced to 6 restaurants but that it had taken action on other Chipotle outlets in the two western states out of an abundance of caution

WATCH: Carlos Santana, Pitbull in pro-immigrant song

Sep 22, 2015 - 10:46 AM

We re All Mexican also features famous Mexican and Hispanic personalities such as Eva Longoria and Thalia

Mexico says tourists were killed in Egyptian air strike

Sep 14, 2015 - 10:31 PM

Six Mexican survivors tells Mexico s ambassador to Egypt that they had stopped for a meal when they suffered an aerial attack with bombs launched by a plane and helicopters Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu tells a news conference

Mexico's Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu reads a statement in Mexico City on September 14, 2015. Egyptian security forces have mistakenly killed 12 people including Mexican tourists while chasing jihadists in the country's vast Western Desert, drawing condemnation and calls for an investigation from Mexico. AFP PHOTO/ Yuri CORTEZ

Mexico's masked hero making streets safe – for pedestrians

Jul 25, 2015 - 11:58 AM

Peatonito and the Claustrofobos are among a wave of activists fighting uncivil behavior and bad urban planning in the metropolis of 21 million people 4 million cars and 5 million daily metro commuters

PEDESTRIAN RIGHTS. Peatonito is a character who resembles a superhero trying to raise drivers' awareness so that they respect crosswalks on the streets of Mexico City. Photo by Yuri Cortez

Clinton slams Republicans on Trump

Jul 13, 2015 - 12:14 AM

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton says Republicans are all in the same general area on immigration

DISAPPOINTED. Hillary Clinton expresses her disappointment with the Republican party for not responding immediately to Donald Trump's remarks. EPA/Spencer Platt / POOL

Pope message, Sony hackers, Syria video | The wRap

Jan 02, 2015 - 7:15 PM

Pope Francis on New Year: a world with no more slaves Sony’s hackers threaten an American news group A video of two Italian women missing in Syria surfaces

Japanese PM opens LatAm tour with Mexico energy

Jul 27, 2014 - 2:37 PM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe strikes a series of energy deals with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the start of a five country Latin American tour

NEW POWER SOURCES. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (R) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) speak during a press conference at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico, 25 July 2014. Photo by Jose Mendez / EPA

The Delano Manongs: America's forgotten labor heroes

May 02, 2014 - 10:51 PM

In the farm labor movement in America a crucial cast of characters lies in history’s shadows: the Filipino farmworkers the manongs who worked on vineyards in Delano California

Facing the challenge of the 6-pound sisig burrito

Mar 13, 2014 - 9:29 PM

I underestimated the scale of this massive food item but understood how much of a cultural mark this food plays within the Filipino culture

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Immigration on alert for assassins sent by drug cartel

Jan 24, 2014 - 7:21 PM

Canadian authorities opted out of extradition so the Philippines can pursue its charges against the alleged drug ring members arrested in Taguig

NBI nabs alleged drug syndicate members in BGC

Jan 15, 2014 - 7:38 PM

Intelligence reports from the bureau say a big time syndicate with ties to a Mexican drug cartel has been operating the drug facility for 7 months now

Paroled Leviste faces new probe

Dec 28, 2013 - 8:06 AM

The farm of the ex Batangas governor was used by a suspected drug cartel as its shabu laboratory police say

LEAVING NBP. Former Batangas Gov Antonio Leviste is granted parole

'Gravity' director Cuaron: Oscar talk premature

Oct 17, 2013 - 11:12 AM

The truth is thinking dreaming about it no It is too early says acclaimed Mexican director

ANOTHER MILIEU. 'Gravity' continues Cuaron's film work beyond his native Mexico. Photo: Warner Bros.

Alex Esclamado: The invisible giant

Sep 28, 2013 - 7:03 PM

Despite Filipinos being the largest Asian American ethnic group in California there s still hardly anything said about them in public schools