Ramping Up Risk In The Gulf of Mexico

Two years before Deepwater Horizon, I raised red flags about BP's safety culture and the risks that culture posed for its drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico. Today, we are once again ramping up risk, hoping to enjoy the benefits without paying the


The Irish want Trump to come see the border with Northern Ireland

Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images Leo Varadkar, the Irish Prime Minister, has said that President Donald J. Trump is welcome to visit Ireland. Alluding to Trump's plans to build a wall between Mexico and the U.S.,  Varadkar suggested he show Trump


Only 1 independent candidate appears to make Mexico ballot

Mexico's electoral authorities say only one of three independent candidates for president who initially seemed to have gathered the necessary number of signatures to make the ballot appears to have actually qualified after a detailed review.


2026 World Cup: USA, Canada and Mexico submit joint-bid to host tournament with Morocco also in the running

CANADA, Mexico and the USA have officially submitted their joint bid to host the World Cup in 2026. A decision will be made by FIFA on June 13, with Morocco also in the running. US Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro tweeted: “The United Bid of Canada, Mex


Mexican election front-runner offers referendums, could end term early

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican presidential front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday he will hold a referendum on his performance every two years if he wins election in July, and would cut his six-year term short if he loses the consultati


Mexico advances on extraditing former governor to US

Mexican authorities have informed the former governor of a state bordering Texas that they have accepted a U.S. request to extradite him to the United States to face money laundering charges.

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Missing Pennsylvania teen 'willingly' went to Mexico with 45-year-old man, police say

A missing girl is believed to have “willingly” left the country with a 45-year-old Pennsylvania man, authorities said at press conference on Friday.

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There’s a Serious Story Behind Mexico’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Though it's a holiday about Ireland that's famously celebrated in the U.S., Mexico takes St. Pat seriously

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Kate Steinle murder case explained, from Trump's comments to DOJ arrest warrant

Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, an illegal immigrant, was found not guilty of murder in November of last year for killing Kate Steinle in 2015. Here’s what you need to know about Steinle and the case.

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Amy Yu, Kevin Esterly Update: Amber Alert Issued In Mexico For Missing Teen

Amy Yu has been missing since March 5, with authorities believing she is with the middle-aged father of one of her friends. The 16-year-old Pennsylvanian was last seen at a bus stop that Monday morning, with no substantial updates on the case for nearly t

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Police: Missing teen believed to be in Mexico

Mexican authorities have issued an Amber Alert for a missing Pennsylvania teen and a 45-year-old man who signed her out of school, saying the pair is believed to be traveling through the country.

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NYPD officer took part in heroin trafficking ring, authorities say

A New York Police Department officer was arrested Tuesday for allegedly helping her boyfriend run a heroin trafficking ring that spanned from Mexico to New York.


Mexico arrests 18 in kidnapping, killing of federal agents

Mexican authorities arrested 18 people Thursday in the abduction of two prosecution agents forced to appear on a video by a drug gang before they were slain, the Attorney General's Office said.


Mexico's No. 2 presidential candidate calls Trump policies 'crazy'

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The Mexican presidential candidate running in second place said on Wednesday U.S. President Donald Trump's economic policies were a "crazy" bid to turn back the clock on advancing technologies that will eliminate manufacturing jobs

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The Latest: Judge says man who killed family to stay jailed

The Latest on the case of a New Mexico man who killed five family members as a teen (all times local): 4:15 p.m.


North American 2026 World Cup bid picks 23 potential host cities

(Reuters) - The New York/New Jersey area, Los Angeles, Toronto and Mexico City are among the 23 candidate host cities for the joint United States, Canada and Mexico bid for the 2026 World Cup, bid officials said on Thursday.

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Man who killed his family as a teen faces hearing on freedom

A New Mexico judge previously said a young man who killed five family members as a teenager could be released from custody but was preparing Thursday to revisit whether he can go free.


Massive 20ft Great White shark dwarfs cage divers in terrifying underwater photos taken off the coast of Mexico

THESE terrifying photos show a monster 20ft long Great White shark dwarfing a research cage as it swims through a spool of shimmering mackerel. The giant shark, which weighs more than two tonnes, can be seen circling the shark cages time and time again. T

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US reviews New Mexico land boss' concerns on border access

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is looking into concerns by New Mexico's top land manager about whether federal agents can access a milelong stretch of state land along the U.S.-Mexico border.


Mexican minister ramps up pressure for speedy NAFTA deal

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Mexico's economy minister on Thursday urged officials to push for a speedy renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), saying his country and Canada must be ready to go it alone if the United States pulls out.


Ford recalls 1.3million cars in the US over fears steering wheel could fall off

FORD has been forced to recall over 1.3million cars in the US over a dodgy steering wheel. Loose bolts were found in Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ models sold in North America, Canada and Mexico. And engineers said the wheel could fall off in drivers’


Amazon launches a debit card in Mexico (AMZN)

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. Amazon has launched a debit card in Mexico, called Amazon Rechargeable, in an effort to enc


While Mexico plays politics with its water, some cities flood and others go dry

Flooding is a common hazard in Nezahualcoyotl, a Mexican city just outside the nation’s capital


Vancouver out as potential 2026 World Cup host city

(Reuters) - Vancouver will not be part of Canada's bid to co-host the 2026 World Cup with the United States and Mexico after the province balked at signing a contract amid concerns about unpredictable costs.


Ex-Mexican Prosecutor Says He Was Fired to Stymie Corruption Probe

The bribery scandal around Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, which led to criminal charges against former presidents in Brazil and Peru, brought about a different outcome in Mexico: the firing of a top prosecutor.


Police officers sacked for posing with topless women on Cancun beach

The officers face administrative charges after photos of them with the tourists in Quintana Roo, Mexico, surfaced.


Twitter Erupts Over Donald Trump's 'Immigrants Are Pro Mountain Climbers' Warning

"We’re gonna build a climbing wall and Mexico is going to pay for it!"


Cancún: from tourist beach paradise to hotbed of Mexico's drug violence

The murder of an alleged cartel boss in his hospital bed is the latest outrage in a resort city torn by trafficking and corruptionThe Playamed hospital is an unremarkable two-storey building on a quiet street lined with red-blossomed flame trees, just a f


Mexico City takes over collapse site for earthquake memorial

Mexico City took ownership on Tuesday of a lot where a seven-story office building collapsed in September's deadly earthquake, clearing the way for a planned park memorializing victims of the disaster.


Amazon launches first debit card in Mexico e-commerce push

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Inc launched its first-ever debit card on Tuesday in Mexico, part of a push to encourage shoppers without bank accounts to buy online.


Trump, in California, warns of 'bedlam' without border wall

President Donald Trump is paying a visit to the prototypes that have been built on the outskirts of San Diego for his promised border wall.


Google brings free WiFi to Mexico, first stop in Latin America

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Alphabet's Google said on Tuesday that it will launch a network of free Wi-Fi hotspots across Mexico, part of the search giant's effort to improve connectivity in emerging markets and put its products in the hands of more users.

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Tijuana residents laugh at border wall prototypes, call Trump 'loco'

TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexican residents of a poor Tijuana slum in the shadow of eight prototypes of U.S. President Donald Trump's planned border wall called the project a waste of money and laughed at the idea the monolithic slabs will stop desperat

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