Mexico City Bureau

KJZZ Mexico City Bureau

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Mexico’s top diplomat says he disagrees with a U.S. Supreme Court order that will prevent most migrants from applying for asylum. The measure will likely block thousands from around the world who are waiting in Mexican border towns for an opportunity to legally enter the U.S.
U.S. Pushes Mexico To Step Up Immigration Crackdown
The Trump administration sought to increase pressure on Mexico to stop people migrating before they reach the southwest border on Tuesday, showing White House officials' increasing demands, even as Mexico cracks down on through migration.
Sep. 11, 2019
Policies Deepen Divide At Mexico-Guatemala Border
Tensions between the U.S. and Mexico regarding migration have hit hard on the borders, not only between both nations but also between Mexico and Guatemala. President Trump’s threat on taxing Mexican goods unless migration stopped is having an effect on Mexico’s border with Guatemala. Here, not only migration is changing but also trade.
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Public Health Care Concerns In Mexico As Government Cuts Expenses
Public health services in Mexico are being reduced as part of the government's strategy to chop expenses, bringing concerns on medicine shortenings, less medical personnel and job losses in public health facilities.
Sep. 9, 2019
Why People Are Migrating From Honduras
"Tracing The Migrant Journey" put reporters on the ground in four countries to document the challenges migrants face on their trek through Central America, Mexico and the U.S. The journey began in Honduras. Honduras is a country where, for the poorest and most vulnerable, it seems everyone has tried to migrate.
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Mexico Interrupts Services Outside Its Largest Immigrant Station
Mexican authorities interrupted services for migrants outside the country's largest migrant center for at least three days last week, saying some migrants had become violent.
Sep. 6, 2019
Mexico Says Its Immigration Crackdown Is A Success
Top Mexican officials say they cut undocumented migration to the United States by 56% since May, as part of an effort to avert the threat of tariffs under a deal the two countries will review on Tuesday.
Sep. 6, 2019
ASU Scientists Looking For Answers In Mysterious Ancient City
Many archaeologists consider the first big city in the Americas to be Teotihuacán — a city that existed more than 2,000 years ago in Central Mexico. And a team of scientists working out of a little-known Arizona State University lab have long been looking for those answers.
For Phoenix Artist, Ancient Mexican City Teotihuacan Inspires Creativity
Sep. 4, 2019
Advocates: Abuse Of Mexico Migrants Likely To Increase
A network of shelters for migrants in Mexico says the violation of human rights of migrants in that country has become more prevalent.
Sep. 3, 2019
Highway South Of Arizona-Mexico Border Delayed Again
Mexico’s federal government has pushed back the completion of a major highway project that will connect the twin border cities of Nogales with an important corridor 400 miles to the south, at least the fourth time the project has been postponed.
Sep. 3, 2019
Organized Crime Infiltrates 5 Police Departments In Sonora
The military and navy will take over the leadership of police in five towns, including Hermosillo, the capital of Arizona’s neighboring state of Sonora, and the port of Guaymas, Defense Secretary Luis Sandoval said in a news conference on Monday.
Sep. 3, 2019
AMLO’s First State Of The Union Highlights Migration, Trade
The Mexican president delivered his first State of the Union speech on Sunday not at the Congress, but in a ceremony among state secretaries, businessmen and governors from his party. Migration and the U.S. were among the key topics.
Sep. 2, 2019
State Department Calls For Investigation Into Mexican Journalists Stabbing Death
The U.S. State Department is calling on the Mexican government to investigate the murder of a local news reporter this weekend, at least the 10th slaying of a journalist in that country this year.
Aug. 28, 2019
25 Killed In Attack On Bar In Coastal Mexico
Mexico’s president says he wants federal prosecutors to investigate the possible connection between government officials and the murder of 25 people at a bar.
Aug. 28, 2019
Security Talks Start Between US Ambassador, Mexican Authorities
The new ambassador of the U.S. in Mexico officially started his duties. He’s been meeting with Mexican authorities with a main topic: binational security.
Aug. 28, 2019
Mexicos Economy Registers No Growth In Second Quarter
Mexico’s economic activity was flat in the second quarter of the year, as Arizona’s leading trading partner narrowly dodged a recession.
Aug. 23, 2019
DNC Chairman To Raise Funds In Mexico
The Democratic National Committee chairman will appear at two fundraising events in Mexico City next month — one a happy hour and another a dinner.
Aug. 22, 2019
Mexico Cocaine Ruling Might Set Precedents For Policies
A judge in Mexico is allowing two people to use cocaine for recreational purposes. The decision could open new rulings in that country for drug policies.
Aug. 21, 2019
‘Pink Glitter’ Movement Pushes For Change In Mexico
It all started last week when feminists threw pink glitter at Mexico City’s police chief to protest the unsolved case of a girl allegedly raped by cops. Mayor Claudia Sheimbaum stated afterwards that her government would not be provoked — but feminists have responded.
Aug. 20, 2019
New U.S. Ambassador Touches Down In Mexico City
The new U.S. ambassador to Mexico arrived in Mexico City on Friday to fill a key diplomatic role that will put him at the center of continued disputes between the two countries on trade and immigration.
Aug. 16, 2019
Mexico Offers Legal Aid To Migrants Held In MS Raids
Mexican officials say they’re offering legal assistance to Mexican citizens detained as part of a broad-sweeping immigration enforcement operation in food processing plants in Mississippi on Wednesday.
Aug. 8, 2019