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Mexico 1971: When women’s football hit the big time

Image copyright Ritzau/PA Images Image caption Action from the 1971 women’s final between Mexico and Denmark in front of 110,000 fans It was short lived…. but for three memorable weeks in the summer of 1971 women’s football flared brightly like a comet, before crashing back down to earth again. Just 14 months after Brazil had crushed Italy in the 1970 men’s final in Mexico City, football fever was once again sweeping the host nation, but this time for an unofficial women’s World Cup. And it wasn’t just fans who were…

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Migrant caravan: US fires tear gas at Mexico border

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Desperate migrants made a run for the US border in Mexico US border guards have used tear gas against a group of migrants attempting to storm the US border with Mexico. Video footage shows dozens of people running towards the fence that separates the two countries near the city of Tijuana, while photos show clouds of tear gas rising into the air. The US has also closed the border crossing to vehicles and pedestrians. Tensions have been high in the Mexican city since the arrival…

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Trump renews threat to close Mexico border over migrants

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump and the facts about the migrant caravan Donald Trump has threatened to close the whole US-Mexico border, including halting trade with Mexico, if the arrival of migrants from central America there leads to disorder. He also said he had given troops at the border the go-ahead to use lethal force if needed. On Monday the US briefly closed a busy crossing to install new barriers. Thousands of migrants are at the border after travelling more than 4,000km (2,500 miles) from Central…

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NFL: League says will return to Mexico City for a game in 2019

FILE PHOTO: A view of the Azteca Stadium where America played Toluca in a second leg quarterfinal match in the Mexican league championship in Mexico City, Mexico, May 30, 2004. REUTERS/Henry Romero/File Photo (Reuters) – The National Football League (NFL) will return to Mexico City next year for a game at the Estadio Azteca where unsafe field conditions recently forced the league to cancel a game that was supposed to be played on Monday. The announcement was made in a statement by the league after a meeting on Monday between…

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NFL pulls plug on Mexico City game over unsafe field conditions

FILE PHOTO: Nov 19, 2017; Mexico City, MEX; New England Patriots fans pose before aN NFL International Series game against the Oakland Raiders at Estadio Azteca. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo (Reuters) – Next week’s game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams originally scheduled for Mexico City will now be held in California due to unsafe field conditions at the Estadio Azteca, the National Football League said on Tuesday. After consultation with the NFL Players Association and an inspection by field experts it was determined…

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Kuchar surges to four-stroke lead in Mexico

FILE PHOTO: Golf – The 147th Open Championship – Carnoustie, Britain – July 21, 2018 Matt Kuchar of the U.S. in action during the third round REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff (Reuters) – Matt Kuchar, seeking his first win in four years, grabbed a four-stroke third-round lead with another dominating performance at the Mayakoba Classic in Mexico on Saturday. Kuchar rolled in seven birdies to shoot 65 as he dipped to 20-under-par 193 at the El Camaleon in Playa del Carmen. South Korean Whee Kim held second on 197 after a five-under 66…

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Golf: Kuchar sinks eight birdies to take the lead in Mexico

FILE PHOTO: Aug 3, 2018; Akron, OH, USA; PGA golfer Matt Kuchar tees off on the 17th hole during the second round of the WGC – Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club – South Course. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo (Reuters) – Matt Kuchar sank eight birdies in a second round 64 to take a two-stroke lead over fellow American Cameron Champ at the Mayakoba Classic in Mexico on Friday. It was the second consecutive day that Kuchar shot seven under par at the El Camaleón…

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Mexico City receives first wave from migrant caravan

Image copyright EPA Image caption The sports stadium is being prepared for thousands of migrants The first migrants from a large convoy of people travelling through Mexico towards the United States have arrived in the capital, Mexico City. About 450 people, mostly men and boys, have been given temporary shelter at a sports stadium. The convoy, known as a caravan, set off from Honduras several weeks ago and is now about 5,000 strong. US President Donald Trump says troops will be deployed to stop them crossing the US-Mexican border. Critics…

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US sending 5,200 troops to border with Mexico

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump and the facts about the migrant caravan The Pentagon is sending over 5,200 troops to the border with Mexico as thousands of Central American migrants head north through Mexico. General Terrence O’Shaughnessy said Operation Faithful Patriot would focus on Texas, Arizona and California. President Donald Trump earlier said the “invasion” of migrants would find the US military waiting for them. There are already 2,100 National Guard members at the border, sent after a previous request by Mr Trump in April. Both…

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In pictures: Mexico City’s Day of the Dead parade

Image copyright AFP A parade was held in Mexico City on Saturday evening to honour the start of the annual Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations. It is only the third time a parade like this has been held in Mexico’s capital. It was launched in 2016, inspired by a similar scene set in the city in the James Bond film Spectre. Organisers hoped the parade would serve as a tourist attraction for visitors looking to witness local celebrations. Image copyright Getty Images This year the parade was…

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