Mixed martial arts has its sights set on Latin America
It remains to be seen whether Mexico will embrace mixed martial arts en masse. Mexicans and Mexican-Americans remain a dedicated fan base of boxing.
In photos: Mexico's slow recovery a month after the earthquake
On Sept 19, 2017 Mexico City was shaken by a strong earthquake and relived the nightmare of a similar day 32 years ago. This is how things look today.
Udder impunity: Cows for Mexican farmers ended up at ranch of ex-Governor
An investigation by an anti-corruption group alleges that 900 cows from New Zealand ended up at ranch of ex-Chihuahua Governor Cesar Duarte.
Costa Rica, the southern route
Asylum applications have increased fivefold in Costa Rica over the last three years, due to an influx of people fleeing the Northern Triangle. The country has the most efficient legal system in the region.
Belize is afraid
In two decades, Belize hasn’t granted a single asylum request. The government guards zealously the personal information of every Central American that has escaped violence and has requested protection in recent years. It won’t even share this information with the United Nations.
How the earthquake helped Mexico’s army win back the people (for now)
The actions of one soldier who tried in vain to rescue a woman and her child in the rubble has become a symbol of gratitude many Mexicans feel towards an institution that until the earthquake seemed at odds with the people.
US expels half Cuba's diplomats over sonic "attacks"
The Trump administration ordered the expulsion of 15 Cuban diplomats from Washington, the State Department announced on Tuesday. It said the move was necessary to ensure "equitable staffing levels" after last week’s U.S. move to cut its own embassy staff in Havana. Cuba protested the expulsion calling it "unfounded and unacceptable."
SPECIAL REPORT: Escaping death, asylum seekers surge in Mexico
The UN Refugee Agency estimates that by the end of 2017, there will be 20,000 refugee applications in Mexico. Nine out of 10 come from three countries: Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, in that order.
EXCLUSIVE: Collapsed school in Mexico earthquake was under investigation for construction irregularities
Several modifications were made to the building, such as the construction of a large apartment on the roof with marble and steel in which, according to the neighbors, the director of the school lived.
These are the buildings that collapsed in the Mexico City earthquake (with before and after images)
Dozens of buildings, 38 according to the most recent update, were affected to a greater or lesser extent by Tuesday's earthquake. Schools, chemical labs, apartment buildings and offices. This is a list of some of them along with what is known so far.
Twin earthquakes expose Mexico’s deep inequality
The death toll is significantly lower than it was in past quakes, including the 1985 tragedy. In part, this reflects improvements in building regulations since 1985 and the creation of a National Civil Protection System. Post-disaster recovery analyses have also shed some light on the historical neglect of Chiapas and Oaxaca, together home to around nine million Mexicans.
IN PHOTOS Silent fist: the gesture that unites Mexican rescue workers in the earthquake aftermath
The raised fist indicates to everyone present that it is time to remain silent, one of the most important tools to locate survivors under the rubble. More than 24 hours after the earthquake, the rescue work continues. By mid-afternoon Wednesday, 52 people had been pulled out alive since Tuesday's magnitude 7.1 quake.
Interactive photos: Mexico City before and after the earthquake
At least 40 buildings collapsed due to the powerful 7.1 earthquake that shook the Mexican capital Sept 19. These images show the before and after of structures that fell.
Puerto Rico in eye of Hurricane Maria, poses greatest threat in "generations."
Widespread flooding from rivers was reported after Maria's "catastrophic" winds made landfall in Puerto Rico on Wednesday morning as a very strong Category 4 hurricane. Earlier it devastated the tiny island of Dominica, and swiped the Virgin Islands, where residents are still recovering form Irma.
More than 200 dead in 7.1 magnitude quake in Mexico as buildings collapse
The quake came less than two weeks after another quake left 90 dead in the country's south, and it occurred a few hours after Mexicans held a readiness drill commemorating the anniversary of a 1985 quake that killed thousands.