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Mexico 2 New Zealand 1 Peralta completes dramatic comeback

After Juan Carlos Osorio made eight changes to Mexico's team, it looked like he would pay the price when Chris Wood gave New Zealand a shock first-half lead, the first time his country have scored in six Confederations Cup matches.

But Raul Jimenez's third goal in his last four internationals brought Osorio's men back on level terms after the break and Peralta's winner ensured El Tri secured victory despite star striker Javier Hernandez remaining on the substitutes' bench.

With focus on natural disasters, UN risk reduction forum opens in Mexico

“Human and economic losses from disasters cannot continue at current levels if we are going to progress with the Sustainable Development Goals,” the Deputy Secretary-General said at the opening on Wednesday evening.

Held every two years since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami to discuss disaster reduction, the 2017 Global Platform – the fifth such event to date – is bringing together some 6,000 Heads of State, policy makers, disaster risk managers, civil society and other participants.

Backlash at Mexico judge over 'no carnal intent' ruling

Judge Anuar González said that the suspect, Diego Cruz, had penetrated a 17-year-old girl with his fingers but had done so "without carnal intent".

The district judge said there was not enough evidence to jail Mr Cruz on charges of sexual assault.

The girl's father said the judge's arguments were "abominable".

He said that "if this is approved, then any adult can touch a minor and by simply arguing that it wasn't done lasciviously, that he didn't have any intention to copulate, he's going to get off," the father argued.

 

Mexico warns US over border wall funding

Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said the government could place tariffs on selected goods from US states reliant on exports to Mexico.

Earlier, US President Donald Trump vowed to start building the wall "soon, way ahead of schedule".

The US government says it will start accepting design proposals next month.

The US Customs and Border Protection Agency says it will ask companies to submit proposals "for the design and build of several prototype wall structures" on or around 6 March.

Mexico's foreign minister rejects Trump deportation policy

Under plans unveiled by the Trump administration on Tuesday, almost all people staying in the US illegally can be subject to deportation.

Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said his country could not "accept unilateral decisions imposed by one government on another."

The row comes as two top US officials are preparing to visit Mexico.

The White House said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the head of Homeland Security, John Kelly, would talk to Mexican officials and "walk through" the implementation of the new immigration guidelines.

Mexico warns citizens in US after woman deported

In a statement, the foreign ministry said the case of Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos illustrated "the new reality".

The mother-of-two was detained on Wednesday when she went for a routine check-in with immigration officials.

President Donald Trump has promised to crack down on illegal immigrants with criminal records.

Garcia de Rayos, 36, had pleaded guilty in 2009 to using forged documents to get a job and was issued with a deportation order in 2013.

Billionaire tells Mexico not to fear Trump

The world's fourth-richest person, according to Forbes, on Friday entered a standing-room-only press conference in the same building from which he runs his empire, holding a set of papers with handwritten notes and a book with several pages marked, titled: "Great Again: How to Fix our Crippled America," by Donald Trump.

With camera lights flashing, the investor sat down at a table, alongside his two sons and his son-in-law for a rare press conference, and began a pep talk that led to a wide-ranging discourse on economic development.

Mexico fireworks blast: Dozens killed in Tultepec explosion

More than 70 others were injured as the blast hit the San Pablito fireworks market in Tultepec, about 20 miles (32km) outside the city.

Video from the scene showed a large number of fireworks rocketing into the air as they caught fire.

Dozens of paramedics and police attended the scene. The cause of the explosions is not yet known.

Locals have been told to avoid the area and keep roads clear.

USA coach attributes win to team’s determination

USA defeated Mexico on Friday in a close encounter 2-1 in the third quarter final of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup underway in Port Moresby.

French said the victory is a result of the hard determination of the team.

“The players played with the belief that they would give results end the end of the game.

“They felt 100 percent confident that they will get back into this game after the water break in the second half after trailing at halftime 1-0.”

French also admitted that it was a tough match and Mexico put up a good fight.

Ally Watt shines for USA

USA defeated Mexico 2-1 at the Sir John Guise Stadium in front of over 9,000 people in the third quarterfinal of the tournament.

Watt leveled the count, scoring in the second half after coming off the bench, and was awarded the Live Your Goals Player of the Match for her outstanding performance.

The 20-year-old from Colorado Springs said after the game that it was an intense match but her team came back fighting in the second half and got away with the win.

“I would do everything for my team and when I’m told to do something, I try my best to execute the game plan.