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President Donald Trump gestures during his visit to a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Otay Mesa, California, on September 18, 2019.

Trump signed his $147-million replacement border wall with a Sharpie

President Donald Trump visited the $147-million border wall replacement project in Otay Mesa, California, on Wednesday, and called it "amazing."
Military vehicles parade during the celebration of Mexico's Independence Day at Zocalo Square in Mexico City, September 16, 2019.

Mexico’s military paraded through the streets for independence day, and for the first time, women pilots flew over them

Celebrations took place all over Mexico, including the capital, where thousands watched the military parade pass on foot, in vehicles, and in the air.
Forensic technicians at a crime scene where three men were gunned down by unknown assailants on the outskirts of Guadalajara, Mexico, January 10, 2018.

Mexico’s rising violence and a showdown between cartels are driving a grisly trend in the country’s 2nd-biggest city

Violence in Mexico has risen steadily and, in recent years, spread to new areas. Guadalajara, the country's second-largest city, has not been immune.

Salma Hayek said she doesn’t post about Mexico’s problems on social media because she wants to protect her country’s image

The actress and executive producer said in doing so, it could "affect us with tourism, with people who are trying to invest in Mexico."
People near bullet casings at a crime scene after a shootout in the municipality of Tuzamapan, in the Mexican state of Veracruz, May 16, 2019.

400 murders a day: 10 reasons why Latin America is the world’s most violent place

Despite some national declines, homicides in Latin America have only increased in recent years, and there's no single reason for the rise in killing.
President Donald Trump announces opioid response grants to state governments in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on September 4, 2019.

Trump says he’s a dealmaker, but the derailed Taliban talks are just the latest major negotiation he’s bungled as president

Based on his track record as president, Trump seems to be more skilled at breaking deals than making them.
Donald Trump and Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto.

Trump ditched tariffs on Mexican tomatoes — and it may have prevented an inflow of undocumented immigrants

Hiking the cost of importing tomatoes would have hit demand, potentially driving Mexican farmworkers to cross into the US.

A high school teacher in Mexico has been suspended after he allegedly forced students to wear cardboard boxes on their heads to stop them from cheatin...

Parents said the practice violated the students' human rights. The school claimed the boxes were part of a "dynamic exercise."
The apartment building Alexa Terrazas fell from.

A 23-year-old woman fell 80 feet from her 6th-floor balcony while attempting to get a photo of an extreme yoga pose, and somehow she survived

Local media in Mexico reported that the woman broke 110 bones in the incident and that it could take her three years to walk again.

A Mexican judge says 2 people can legally use cocaine — but they can’t buy or sell it

A court in Mexico ordered the government to allow plaintiffs to "possess, transport and use cocaine," but not to sell or buy it.