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    • Mexico City Has Mostly Been Spared From Grisly Drug Violence. Now That May Be Changing.

    • By: David Agren
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    It was a scene straight out of a gang-infested town in provincial Mexico. More than 1,000 Mexican marines and federal and local police moved in on a rough corner of the national capital on Thursday to capture accused drug cartel boss Felipe de Jesús Pérez Luna — nicknamed “El Ojos,” or “The Eyes” — who was then killed in the ensuing shootout.

    "Mexico City Has Mostly Been Spared From Grisly Drug Violence. Now That May Be Changing." is from the July 26, 2017 WorldViews section of The Washington Post. It was written by David Agren and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • While Trump Bashes NAFTA, It's Americanizing Mexico

    • By: Joshua Partlow and David Agren
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Two decades after the North American Free Trade Agreement opened the consumer floodgates here, Mexicans have become accustomed to such luxurious shopping centers, where you can browse Williams Sonoma crockery, try on Steve Madden shoes, eat at Olive Garden, take your kids to Chuck E. Cheese’s, and watch “War for the Planet of the Apes” on the big screen.

    "While Trump Bashes NAFTA, It's Americanizing Mexico" is from the August 28, 2017 The Americas section of The Washington Post. It was written by Joshua Partlow and David Agren and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Mexicans Are Outraged Over a Big Hike in Gas Prices on Jan. 1

    • By: David Agren
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Mexican motorists awoke to a shock as gasoline prices at the pump shot up by more than 20 percent in some corners of the country on the first day of the year, sparking panic buying, street protests and even a call by one prominent lawmaker for a “peaceful revolution.”

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    • Outraged Mexicans Back Peña Nieto's Decision to Scrap Visit With 'Bully' Trump

    • By: David Agren
    • Narrated by: Paige McKinney
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto canceled next week's meeting with President Trump at the White House just hours after the American president issued an ultimatum that Mexico scrap the visit if it won't pay for a wall he plans to build along the U.S -Mexican border.

    "Outraged Mexicans Back Peña Nieto's Decision to Scrap Visit With 'Bully' Trump" is from the January 26, 2017 News section of USA Today. It was written by David Agren and narrated by Paige McKinney.

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    • Mexico Says No to Trump's New Deportation Rules

    • By: David Agren, Doug Stanglin
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Mexico will vigorously fight U.S. mass deportations of undocumented immigrants back to Mexico and refuse to accept any non-Mexicans expelled across the border, Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray vowed Wednesday.

    "Mexico Says No to Trump's New Deportation Rules" is from the February 22, 2017 News section of USA Today. It was written by David Agren and Doug Stanglin and narrated by Mark Ashby.

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    • In Fight With Trump, Mexico Has Plenty of Ways to Punch Back

    • By: Joshua Partlow, David Agren
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 5 mins
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    That is the question that has preoccupied politicians and business leaders here since President Trump won the election and began pursuing his agenda to impose tariffs on goods made in Mexico and to build a wall across the border.

    "In Fight With Trump, Mexico Has Plenty of Ways to Punch Back" is from the January 28, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Joshua Partlow and David Agren  and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Trump Says Deportations a 'Military Operation;' Homeland Chief Says No

    • By: David Agren
    • Narrated by: Paige McKinney
    • Length: 4 mins
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    President Trump said Thursday his plan to deport undocumented immigrants is a "military operation," a comment that seemed to undercut Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly's assurances here that there would be "no mass deportations" or use of U.S. military in immigration enforcement plans.

    "Trump Says Deportations a 'Military Operation;' Homeland Chief Says No" is from the February 23, 2017 News section of USA Today. It was written by David Agren and narrated by Paige McKinney.

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    • Trump Puts Mexicans' Love Affair With USA at Risk

    • By: David Agren
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 4 mins
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    When "The Star-Spangled Banner" was played at Monday night's NFL game between the Oakland Raiders and Houston Texans, the sellout crowd cheered, defying predictions they would boo during the U.S. national anthem to show their unhappiness with the election of Mexico-bashing Donald Trump.

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    • Mexico Worries about U.S. Relations under President Trump

    • By: David Agren
    • Narrated by: Matt Josdal
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Democrats had gathered here for a “Hillary Clinton Victory Party” at a popular barbecue joint. But Donald Trump's historic, upset victory early Wednesday sapped their enthusiasm.

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    • Red Blood, Blue Blood: How Do We Begin to Heal after Clinton vs. Trump?

    • By: Kim Hjelmgaard, Jane Onyanga-Omara, David Agren, and others
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 28 mins
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    To start probing that question, USA TODAY asked reporters on four continents to write about elections that have deeply split their countries, and then to speak to a participant in the political events to offer some suggestions on how a nation heals — or why it doesn't.

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    • Mexico's Treasury Minister Resigns after Trump Visit

    • By: David Agren, Jessica Durando
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "Mexico's Treasury Minister Resigns after Trump Visit" is from the September 07, 2016 News section of The USA Today. It was written by David Agren and Jessica Durando and narrated by Mark Ashby.

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