Mexico has deployed almost 15,000 soldiers and National Guard in the north of the country to stem the flow of illegal immigration across the border into the United States, the head of the Mexican Army said
Around 1 700 migrants travelling by caravan reached the US-Mexican border on Tuesday, just as President Donald Trump prepared to give a major speech certain to include calls for his long-sought wall.
Mexican authorities now put the number killed in Friday night's fuel pipeline blast at 66, with scores more injured.
The bribe was delivered to Enrique Peña Nieto, the former president of Mexico, through an intermediary, according to a witness at the trial of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the drug lord known as El Chapo.
Mexico will ask for further information from the U.S. government on its plans to send migrants seeking asylum in the United States to Mexico while their cases are processed, Mexican foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Monday.
Mexico will invest more than $30 billion in its poor southern states over the next five years, the foreign minister said on Monday, boosting the region economically as part of efforts to curb migration.
Central American migrants stuck on the threshold of the United States in Mexico breached the border fence on Monday, risking almost certain detention by U.S. authorities but hoping the illegal entry will allow them to apply for asylum.