Mexico

Bats come out of the Volcan de los Murcielagos, a cave that is home to three million bats, in the Balam-Ku reserve, in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. One version of the Maya Train plan had the tracks passing less than a half mile from the bat cave. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

In Mexico, worry that Maya Train will destroy jungle

$20 billion dollar project envisioned to grow economy of some of country’s most impoverished areas

 

United States President Joe Biden and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador listen to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speak during a joint news conference at the North American Leaders Summit Tuesday, January 10, 2023 in Mexico City, Mexico. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Nexus trusted-traveller program coming back, as ‘Three Amigos’ meetings wrap

System dealing with a backlog of between 220,000 and 240,000 applications

 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with U.S. President Joe Biden at the Summit of the Americas, in Los Angeles, Calif., on June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Trudeau, Biden have bilateral meeting as North American summit begins in earnest

One-on-one Trudeau’s best chance to press Biden on issues of specific concern to Canada

 

A heavily armed army convoy departs the prosecutor’s building where Ovidio Guzmán, one of the sons of former Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, is in custody in Mexico City, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. The mayor of a Mexican city caught up in a wave of drug cartel violence last week wasted little time reassuring Canadians and other foreign visitors that his city is safe for travellers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Fernando Llano

Mazatlán mayor reassures Canadians and other visitors following cartel violence

Canadian tourists had to remain in hotels for days after arrest of major alleged drug leader

A heavily armed army convoy departs the prosecutor’s building where Ovidio Guzmán, one of the sons of former Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, is in custody in Mexico City, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. The mayor of a Mexican city caught up in a wave of drug cartel violence last week wasted little time reassuring Canadians and other foreign visitors that his city is safe for travellers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Fernando Llano
FILE - President Joe Biden speaks about border security in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Jan. 5, 2023, in Washington. Biden is heading to the U.S.-Mexico border on Sunday, Jan. 8, for his first visit as president. Biden will stop in El Paso, currently the biggest corridor for illegal crossings. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Biden walks stretch of US-Mexico border, amid GOP criticism

‘They need a lot of resources. We’re going to get it for them,’ Biden said.

FILE - President Joe Biden speaks about border security in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Jan. 5, 2023, in Washington. Biden is heading to the U.S.-Mexico border on Sunday, Jan. 8, for his first visit as president. Biden will stop in El Paso, currently the biggest corridor for illegal crossings. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
A passenger waits in an empty terminal at the airport while flights are suspended due to drug cartel-related violence in Culiacan, Sinaloa state, Mexico on January 6, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Martin Urista

Some Canadians set to return from Mexico’s Mazatlan area as airports reopen

Canadian government issued a shelter-in-place advisory on Jan. 5

A passenger waits in an empty terminal at the airport while flights are suspended due to drug cartel-related violence in Culiacan, Sinaloa state, Mexico on January 6, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Martin Urista
Men carry furniture after looting a store, as a truck burns on a street in Culiacan, Sinaloa state, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. Mexican security forces captured Ovidio Guzmán, an alleged drug trafficker wanted by the United States and one of the sons of former Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, in a pre-dawn operation Thursday that set off gunfights and roadblocks across the western state’s capital. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Martin Urista

Canadian tourists remain barricaded in hotel amid Mexican cartel violence

Hotel lobby full of people who slept there overnight after flights cancelled

Men carry furniture after looting a store, as a truck burns on a street in Culiacan, Sinaloa state, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. Mexican security forces captured Ovidio Guzmán, an alleged drug trafficker wanted by the United States and one of the sons of former Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, in a pre-dawn operation Thursday that set off gunfights and roadblocks across the western state’s capital. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Martin Urista
Mexican Public Safety Secretary Rosa Icela Rodriguez, right, and Mexican Defense Secretary Luis Cresencio Sandoval leave after a news conference announcing the arrest of Ovidio Guzman in Mexico City, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. Mexican security forces captured Guzman, an alleged drug trafficker wanted by the United States and one of the sons of former Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Thursday in a pre-dawn operation outside Culiacan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Eduardo Verdugo

Canadian government tells travellers in Mexico to shelter in place due to violence

Ottawa said the violence is particularly fierce in Culiacan, Mazatlan, Los Mochis and Guasave

Mexican Public Safety Secretary Rosa Icela Rodriguez, right, and Mexican Defense Secretary Luis Cresencio Sandoval leave after a news conference announcing the arrest of Ovidio Guzman in Mexico City, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. Mexican security forces captured Guzman, an alleged drug trafficker wanted by the United States and one of the sons of former Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Thursday in a pre-dawn operation outside Culiacan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Eduardo Verdugo
Demonstrators protesting the 2014 disappearance of 43 college students hold signs with a message that reads in Spanish: “It was the Army” in reference to the missing students, during a protest outside of a military base in Mexico City, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, days before the anniversary of the disappearance of the students in Iguala, Guerrero. One week prior, Mexican authorities said they arrested a retired general and three other members of the army for alleged connection to their disappearance. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Demonstrators protesting the 2014 disappearance of 43 college students hold signs with a message that reads in Spanish: “It was the Army” in reference to the missing students, during a protest outside of a military base in Mexico City, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, days before the anniversary of the disappearance of the students in Iguala, Guerrero. One week prior, Mexican authorities said they arrested a retired general and three other members of the army for alleged connection to their disappearance. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
FILE - A tower, used by a rescue team to enter the Pinebete mine where miners are trapped, is silhouetted against an afternoon sky in Sabinas, Coahuila state, Mexico, Aug. 4, 2022. Fifteen men were working inside the mines, about 70 miles southwest of Eagle Pass, Texas on Aug. 3., when a wall of water from an abandoned mine next door filled the single shaft 40 meters (yards) deep. Five miners managed to escape as the mine flooded, but there has been no contact with the rest. (AP Photo/Alfredo Lara, File)

Mexico’s president revived dangerous form of coal mining

Mines so narrow only one worker can squeeze in at a time, experts say

FILE - A tower, used by a rescue team to enter the Pinebete mine where miners are trapped, is silhouetted against an afternoon sky in Sabinas, Coahuila state, Mexico, Aug. 4, 2022. Fifteen men were working inside the mines, about 70 miles southwest of Eagle Pass, Texas on Aug. 3., when a wall of water from an abandoned mine next door filled the single shaft 40 meters (yards) deep. Five miners managed to escape as the mine flooded, but there has been no contact with the rest. (AP Photo/Alfredo Lara, File)
Lidia Caamal Puc sits on a dirt road in her community of “Vida y Esperanza,” or Life and Hope, where forest was cleared for the Maya Train route in Quintana Roo state, Mexico, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. “I think that there is nothing Maya” about the train, said Puc. “Some people say it will bring great benefits, but for us Mayas that work the land, that live here, we don’t see any benefits. Rather, it will hurt us, because, how should I put it, they are taking away what we love so much, the land,” she said. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Maya Train project raising Indigenous concern along Mexico’s Caribbean coast

Protests continue as Mexican government exempts train from environmental impact studies

Lidia Caamal Puc sits on a dirt road in her community of “Vida y Esperanza,” or Life and Hope, where forest was cleared for the Maya Train route in Quintana Roo state, Mexico, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. “I think that there is nothing Maya” about the train, said Puc. “Some people say it will bring great benefits, but for us Mayas that work the land, that live here, we don’t see any benefits. Rather, it will hurt us, because, how should I put it, they are taking away what we love so much, the land,” she said. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
A Nazca booby rests on driftwood approximately four nautical miles south from the Trial Islands Ecological Reserve on July 24. Whale watcher Tasli Shaw sighted the bird, which only breeds as far north as southern California, for the first time on record in the Victoria Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary the day before. (Photo by Matt Stolmeier)

Rare bird sighting off Oak Bay excites whale watchers, leaves birders jealous

First Nazca booby observed in Victoria Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary, 3rd in B.C.

A Nazca booby rests on driftwood approximately four nautical miles south from the Trial Islands Ecological Reserve on July 24. Whale watcher Tasli Shaw sighted the bird, which only breeds as far north as southern California, for the first time on record in the Victoria Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary the day before. (Photo by Matt Stolmeier)
Dozens of New Westminster community members rallied outside Lord Tweedsmuir Elementary School May 9, calling for residency for a school family facing deportation to Mexico. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)

PHOTOS: New Westminster community rallies behind family facing deportation

Family fled death threats in Mexico 13 years ago

Dozens of New Westminster community members rallied outside Lord Tweedsmuir Elementary School May 9, calling for residency for a school family facing deportation to Mexico. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)
Tia Nunn spars during a practice Feb. 23 at the Sooke Boxing Club’s new location. (Justin Samanski-Langille - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Boxing Club back in ring despite recent blows

A new home means the club will be in better shape when it sends a team to Mexico in March

Tia Nunn spars during a practice Feb. 23 at the Sooke Boxing Club’s new location. (Justin Samanski-Langille - Sooke News Mirror)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to a question as he takes part in a forum at the Wilson Center, Wednesday, November 17, 2021 in Washington, D.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

North American leaders to talk vaccine sharing, migration woes at summit

US President Joe Biden is hosting Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to a question as he takes part in a forum at the Wilson Center, Wednesday, November 17, 2021 in Washington, D.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, sits beside U.S. President Joe Biden at an event about the Global Methane Pledge at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. Business leaders in Canada are urging Trudeau to show some tough love when he visits the White House this week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Experts call on Canada to take harder line with U.S. at Three Amigos summit Thursday

It’s the prime minister’s first visit to Washington since Biden was sworn in

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, sits beside U.S. President Joe Biden at an event about the Global Methane Pledge at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. Business leaders in Canada are urging Trudeau to show some tough love when he visits the White House this week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens as U.S. President Joe Biden, left, speaks at an event about the Global Methane Pledge at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. Biden will be hosting Trudeau and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in Washington next week..THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Biden to host Canadian, Mexican leaders at first Three Amigos summit since Trump

Nov. 18 in-person gathering will mark the first official North American Leaders’ Summit since 2016

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens as U.S. President Joe Biden, left, speaks at an event about the Global Methane Pledge at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. Biden will be hosting Trudeau and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in Washington next week..THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A man plays the tuba as the National Guard patrols downtown Jerez, Zacatecas state, Mexico, Friday, July 16, 2021. For years, much of Mexico’s violence was focused along its northern border in cities like Tijuana, Ciudad Juarez and Nuevo Laredo. Now Zacatecas, including in the state capital of the same name, awaken everyday to the violence. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Mexican cartel threatens news anchor, demands equal coverage

Video message said cartel did not want to inhibit freedom of expression, just wanted even coverage

A man plays the tuba as the National Guard patrols downtown Jerez, Zacatecas state, Mexico, Friday, July 16, 2021. For years, much of Mexico’s violence was focused along its northern border in cities like Tijuana, Ciudad Juarez and Nuevo Laredo. Now Zacatecas, including in the state capital of the same name, awaken everyday to the violence. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Mexico’s Chelsea Gonzales hits a single in the sixth inning of a softball game against Canada at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Mexico boxers accuse country’s softball players of throwing away Olympic apparel

All but one member of Mexico’s 15-woman Olympic roster was born in the United States

Mexico’s Chelsea Gonzales hits a single in the sixth inning of a softball game against Canada at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Swoop Airlines ups commitment to Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island with new nonstop flights to Las Vegas and Puerto Vallarta. (Courtesy of Swoop Airlines)

Swoop announces direct flights from Victoria to Las Vegas, Puerto Vallarta

The low-cost carrier began nonstop service to Toronto on June 24 as well

Swoop Airlines ups commitment to Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island with new nonstop flights to Las Vegas and Puerto Vallarta. (Courtesy of Swoop Airlines)