The collapse in global oil prices forced Mexico on Friday to announce large cuts in public spending, threatening several major projects, including the government’s showcase but controversial bullet train out of Mexico City.
A third person -- an infant -- has died in the gas explosion that destroyed much of a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City, injuring dozens of people, the capital's health minister said Friday.
An explosion early Thursday destroyed most of a maternity and children’s hospital in Mexico City, killing at least two people and trapping and injuring dozens.
Hoping to move beyond the crisis that has dogged their government for four months, Mexican officials Tuesday issued final findings in the case of 43 missing college students, saying they were killed by corrupt authorities working with a drug gang and their bodies were incinerated.
Historic talks aimed at reviving diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States, all but dead for half a century, resumed Thursday, with both sides still far apart but apparently keen to overcome fundamental differences and open embassies.
Cuba and the United States launched their highest-level talks in a generation, agreeing to disagree on basic immigration policies but recognizing a new spirit of cooperation.
Acrimonious neighbors for 50 years, Cuba and the United States this week are expected to take the first concrete steps toward opening diplomatic relations and an entirely new relationship in trade, traffic and tourism.
His was one of the first and most credible voices to criticize human-rights atrocities by a Salvadoran regime that the U.S. was backing. And it cost him his career as an American diplomat.