Mexico City Bureau

KJZZ Mexico City Bureau

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Just a few weeks ago, Tucson got a new Mexican consul. But the diplomat is already raising concerns regarding his political affiliations and his relationship with the press.
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Mexico Prepares To Receive Millions Of Expats For The Holidays
This holiday season, Mexico expects the return of more than 3 million Mexicans living abroad — the vast majority coming from the U.S. And the government is launching a program to help them as they journey home.
Dec. 4, 2019
Family Of Murdered Mormons In Sonora Asks For Unity
Almost a month ago, three mothers and six children were murdered by suspected drug cartels in Sonora. Their relatives, still seeking justice, met with the Mexican president and participated in a protest against his government.
Dec. 2, 2019
Conflict Of Interests In Mexico May Affect Human Rights
Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission, an autonomous institution that monitors the government, has a new leader. Controversy, however, surrounds the selection.
Nov. 26, 2019
Mexico’s Congress Gives ‘F’ To Country’s Immigration Enforcement
The Mexican government failed to implement clear immigration policies and allowed migrants to be held in overcrowded facilities even before the country began receiving waives of migrant caravans.
Nov. 29, 2019
U.S., Canada, Mexico Officials Discuss Final Trade Deal
High level officials from the U.S., Canadian and Mexican governments met Wednesday in Washington seeking to finalize a new trade agreement. The session involved U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican Undersecretary for North America Jesús Seade.
Nov. 29, 2019
In Mexico, A Renewed Interest In Stopping Corporate Corruption
Two of Mexico's most influential business groups are proposing new efforts to stem corporate corruption. The heads of the Mexican Business Council and the Business Coordinating Council say they will promote new accountability measures. Their members include corporations such as Coca-Cola and the airline Aeromexico.
Nov. 28, 2019
Mexico Reacts After Trump Designates Cartels As Terrorist Groups
President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that drug cartels will be designated as terrorist groups. The Mexican government is warning that the country won't will not admit any action affecting sovereignty.
Nov. 27, 2019
Walmart Faces Lawsuit From Mexican Citizens After The El Paso Shooting
The shooting in August inside a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, left eight Mexican citizens dead and eight others wounded. The supermarket chain is now facing a lawsuit. Ten Mexican citizens are filing a lawsuit, blaming Walmart Inc. for not taking enough measures to protect its customers.
Nov. 20, 2019
In Mexico, A History Of Welcoming Leftist Dissidents
Former Bolivian President Evo Morales, who fled to Mexico after being forced out by his country's military and civilian protesters this week, joins a history of leftist political leaders who have sought refuge across the border from the U.S.
Nov. 13, 2019
Exiled In Mexico, Evo Morales Promises Return To Bolivia
Former Bolivian President Evo Morales, who resigned over the weekend amid pressure from the military and civilian protestors, arrived in Mexico on Tuesday morning, thanking the Mexican government for saving his life and vowing to return to Bolivia.
Nov. 12, 2019
USDA Continues Avocado Inspections In Mexico After Threat To Inspector
U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors continue to work in avocado fields in Mexico, after one inspector was “directly threatened” there this summer. Mexico supplies most of the avocados imported into the United States.
Nov. 7, 2019
Phoenix Closes Its Business Liaison Offices In Mexico
The city of Phoenix will no longer have offices in Mexico, Arizona’s main trading partner. On Wednesday, the City Council voted to shut down the two business liaison offices in Hermosillo, Sonora, and Mexico City.
Nov. 7, 2019
Mexico Will Work With U.S. After Sonora Mormon Murders
After Monday’s attacks in Sonora, Mexico, where three women and six children from a binational Mormon community were murdered, the Mexican government has promised to reinforce gun trafficking operations, while collaborating with its American counterparts.
Nov. 6, 2019
Mexico Rejects Trumps Offer To Wage War Against Drug Cartel
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of Mexico rejected an offer from President Trump on Tuesday for help waging war on organized crime groups in response to an attack in which 9 U.S. citizens were killed in Arizona’s cross-border state of Sonora.
Nov. 5, 2019
Mexico Celebrates Día de Muertos As The Festivity Grows
Mexico is celebrating one of its most important holidays: the Day of the Dead. It remembers the deceased beloved ones and reflects on death as our ultimate fate. And while the festivities preserve the cultural heritage, it also has become a major international event.
Oct. 30, 2019
In Mexico, Murders Of Journalists Go Unpunished
Mexico continues to be one of the worst countries in the world when it comes to prosecuting the murder of journalists, according to a list released Tuesday by the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Oct. 29, 2019
Hopes And Concerns On Tourism Investment In Mexico
Tourism is one of Mexico’s main sources of income, but the current administration cut expenses in this area as part of its austerity program. While the private sector has concerns, there's plenty of high hopes from the Mexican government.
Oct. 28, 2019
Mexico Mayors Trying To Meet With President Repelled With Tear Gas
Dozens of mayors from throughout Mexico tried to push for an audience with the president. Instead, tear gas was used for the first time during this administration to repel them.
Oct. 23, 2019
Mexico’s Immigration Institute Commissioner Accused Of Racism, Xenophobia
The leader of Mexico’s immigration office is under fire after giving statements with racial and xenophobic connotations. He stated that Mexico will deport every single transcontinental migrant and that they should take the last massive deportation as a warning.
Oct. 23, 2019
Billions Of Dollars Waived In Mexico To Ghost Companies
In Mexico, an investigation has revealed that the current administration recently waived billions of dollars in taxes assessed to ghost companies, many of which were used to launder money. One of them was operated by a powerful drug cartel.
Oct. 21, 2019