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Former President Obama: ‘Yes we did. Yes we can.’

Former President Barack Obama waves with his wife, Michelle, as they board Special Air Mission 28000, a Boeing 747 that serves as Air Force One, at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Jan. 20, 2017. (Photo: Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

Former President Barack Obama delivered a motivational speech to his staff and supporters shortly after handing over the reins of power to his newly sworn-in successor, President Donald Trump, 45th president of the United States. “I said before, and I will say again,” Obama said, “that when we started on ...

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A look at notable dates in Mexico’s decade-old drug war

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2016 file photo released by Mexico's federal government, Mexico's drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman stands for his prison mug shot with the inmate number 3870 at the Altiplano maximum security federal prison in Almoloya, Mexico. According to Mexico's Foreign Ministry, Guzman was extradited to the United States on Thursday, Jan. 19 2017. (Mexico's federal government via AP, File)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A look at key events in Mexico’s war on drugs following the extradition of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. — Dec. 11, 2006: Then-President Felipe Calderon orders almost 7,000 soldiers to his home state of Michoacan to fight drug cartels. — June 30, 2008: U.S. ...

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Mexico extradites drug lord “El Chapo” to US

Jailed drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was handed over to US authorities after the Supreme Court and a court of appeals rejected his latest bids to avoid extradition (AFP Photo/Alfredo Estrella)

Mexico City (AFP) – Mexico extradited drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the United States — handing over one of the world’s most notorious criminals on the eve of US President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. Guzman is the head of the Sinaloa cartel, which is accused of generating much of ...

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Trump’s strategy on Mexico could be ‘dagger at Ohio’

U.S. economist Larry Summers speaks during a panel on the second day of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump’s threats to firms using Mexico as a manufacturing base will be counterproductive and could eventually cost thousands of American jobs, Lawrence Summers, the former U.S. Treasury Secretary, warned Wednesday. Summers noted that Trump’s “rhetoric and announced policies” over Mexico have led to a ...

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Poll: Mexican president’s approval falls to 12 percent

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2017, file photo, Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto listens during an event announcing an accord meant to strengthen the national economy and keep down household costs, in Mexico City. A new poll conducted from Jan. 11-15, shows Pena Nieto's approval rating has fallen to a historic low of 12 percent. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell,File)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto’s approval rating has fallen to a historic low of 12 percent, according to a poll published Wednesday. The Grupo Reforma poll was conducted Jan. 11-15, after Mexico’s government announced 20 percent hikes in fuel prices that triggered widespread protests and looting. ...

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Mexico’s Caribbean coast rocked by new deadly shooting

Police and soldiers take cover during an attack by gunmen on the Quintana Roo state prosecutor's office in Cancun, Mexico, which left four people dead (AFP Photo/ERICK GRAJALES)

Mexico City (AFP) – Mexico’s Mayan Riviera was rocked by another shootout as gunmen attacked the prosecutor’s office, leaving four people dead, a day after five died in a nightclub shooting. Three gunmen and a police officer died as the Quintana Roo state prosecutor’s office in Cancun came under fire ...

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Venus rolls back years to reach Australian Open third round

Venus Williams of the US celebrates after defeating Switzerland's Stefanie Voegele in their Australian Open second round match, in Melbourne, on January 18, 2017 (AFP Photo/SAEED KHAN )

Melbourne (AFP) – Venus Williams rolled back the years to move smoothly into the Australian Open third round on Wednesday despite an elbow injury that forced her out of the doubles competition. The 13th seed, an eight-time quarter-finalist or better in Melbourne, won 6-3, 6-2 against Swiss qualifier Stefanie Voegele, ...

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