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Auto boom in Mexico troubles US workers

Auto boom in Mexico troubles US workers

RAMOS ARIZPE, Mexico - In the division of labor that has long governed North American auto manufacturing, the Big Three and other companies typically built their top moneymakers in the United States, using their Mexican plants to produce smaller, cheaper cars with lower profit margins.

July 02, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

In latest trip to Mexico, Obama hints at shift in balance of power

MEXICO CITY - For generations, Mexico has been widely seen in the United States as a Third World neighbor, a source of cheap labor, illegal immigration and drugs.

May 04, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Mexico aims to get trains on track

PUEBLA, Mexico - Mexico's 19th-century leaders spent lavishly to bring the railroad to their young republic, eager to show the world they were building a modern, technologically advanced nation.

February 11, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Mexico's trains will run again, president promises

PUEBLA, Mexico — Mexico’s 19th-century leaders spent lavishly to bring the railroad to their young republic, eager to show the world they were building a modern, technologically advanced nation.

February 10, 2013 2:01 pmLoading…
Guest-worker program seen as a possible model for US

Guest-worker program seen as a possible model for US

OJOCALIENTE, Mexico - When Oscar Reyes heads north for seasonal work every spring, he no longer pays a smuggler to sneak him through the desert past the U.S. Border Patrol.

January 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
A path to the middle class in Mexico

A path to the middle class in Mexico

Nissan workers wait for a company-provided bus in Aguascalientes.

April 08, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
A path to the middle class in Mexico

A path to the middle class in Mexico

AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico - For 12 hours, Luis Moreno moved camshafts along the assembly line at the vast Nissan plant here, 30 seconds for each one. Now he was coming home in the dark, just as he'd left.

April 08, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Middle class a surging force in Mexico

Middle class a surging force in Mexico

QUERETARO, Mexico - A wary but tenacious middle class is fast becoming the majority in Mexico, breaking down the rich-poor divide in a profound demographic transformation that has far-reaching implications here and in the United States.

March 19, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Kidnaps spur some in Mexico to implant own tracking chips

Kidnaps spur some in Mexico to implant own tracking chips

The tracking chips are about a half-inch long and the width of a boiled spaghetti noodle, and are implanted in fatty tissue of the upper arm. Critics say the chip strategy is worthless.

August 23, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Kidnaps spur some in Mexico to implant own tracking chips

Kidnaps spur some in Mexico to implant own tracking chips

QUERETARO, Mexico - Of all the strange circumstances surrounding the violent abduction last year of Diego Fernandez de Cevallos, the Mexican power broker and former presidential candidate known here as "Boss Diego," perhaps nothing was weirder than the mysterious tracking chip that the kidna…

August 23, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

'La Barbie' brags about his Mexico drug deals

MEXICO CITY - A ritual is performed when drug lords are arrested here. They are paraded before the news cameras, often with black eyes and fresh bruises, and then stand shackled and grimacing between a pair of masked police.

September 06, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

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