Mexico City Bureau

Attack In Central Mexico Raises Concerns; AMLO Blames Local Authority
In central Mexico, shooters killed at least 26 people on Wednesday. Drug-related violence has escalated in the region, and the Mexican president says local authorities are the ones to blame.
Harvard Students Help Migrants On Their Legal Path
As the U.S. celebrates its independence, a nonprofit formed mainly by Harvard students is working to help those that would like to celebrate the Fourth of July as citizens or, at least, as authorized migrants.
Jul. 2, 2020
Trump Will Meet Mexican President Next Week
After years of negotiations, the North American Free Trade Agreement has been officially replaced on July 1 by the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement. President Trump has invited his Mexican counterpart, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, to visit Washington next week to strengthen the commercial ties between both nations.
Jul. 1, 2020
Mexico City Starts To Open Some Activities During Pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic is still growing in Mexico, according to federal data from that nation. But its capital, Mexico City, is allowing the limited return of some businesses and activities, as the city’s government information indicates a drop in hospitalizations this week.
Jun. 30, 2020
Attack In Mexico City Might Result From U.S.-Mexico Anti-Cartel Ops
Last Friday, Mexico City’s secretary of security survived from an attempt of murder by heavily armed hit men. The attack might have been a direct consequence of recent operations against drug cartels shared between Mexico and the U.S.
Jun. 29, 2020
Mexican President Prepares Visit To Washington
Mexico’s president has kept a close dialogue with President Trump, particularly on issues such as trade, oil, migration, security and the coronavirus pandemic. And now, both leaders are planning to meet for the first time.
Jun. 24, 2020
6 Dead, Reports Of Damaged Homes After Earthquake In Oaxaca, Mexico
Tuesday morning, a 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Mexico. The intensity was felt all the way to the center of the country in Mexico City, but the affected area was down south, near the quake’s origin.
Jun. 24, 2020
Local Congresses In Mexico Take Advantage Of COVID-19 Pandemic
Many governmental areas have shut down or reduced their activity as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. And in Mexico, some local congresses are taking advantage of the situation to change, approve or reject important laws.
Jun. 22, 2020
Mexico To Continue Aiding DACA Recipients After Supreme Court Ruling
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program, offers protection from deportation to thousands of undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. by their parents. And after the Supreme Court ruled against the Trump administration’s bid to end the program, the Mexican government says it will continue helping Mexican beneficiaries.
Jun. 19, 2020
Mexico City Faces COVID-19 By Trying To Move Father’s Day
Coronavirus cases in Mexico City are still on the rise, and most businesses are closed or limited to home delivery. And the city’s government and businesses have an unusual strategy to lower the risks this weekend, which has to do with parental festivities.
Jun. 19, 2020
Peso And The Virus: Mexicos Economy During COVID-19
The coronavirus's devastating effects are not only health-wise, and the pandemic is making it hard for industries, businesses and individuals in Mexico, the United States’ largest trading partner. This Fronteras Desk series explores the neighboring nation’s economy as it faces the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Jun. 16, 2020
Human Rights Commission In Jalisco Accuse Police Of Torture
Last week, many rallied against police brutality and abuse in Mexico, after a civilian in the state of Jalisco was allegedly killed in custody. The case is still open, but an investigation by the state’s Human Rights Commission says the police tortured and executed the man.
Jun. 12, 2020
Cancún Gradually Opens Its Doors While The Pandemic Still Grows In Mexico
The coronavirus pandemic has severely affected the economies of many tourist destinations throughout the world. Now, after three months of isolation, one of the most popular locations in Mexico for Americans is slightly opening its doors.
Jun. 11, 2020
Jalisco Governor Suggests AMLO Is Behind Destruction, Arrests
Thursday evening June 4th, hundreds rallied against police brutality in the city of Guadalajara , Mexico, after a civilian allegedly was killed in custody a month ago. The protest led to destruction and arrests. And now, the state governor is insinuating that the president is behind the disturbances.
Jun. 5, 2020
Mexico-U.S. Imports And Exports Fall Almost 50%
Mexico is the United States’ main trading partner. But trade between both countries has been seriously impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, as imports and exports dropped historically.
Jun. 5, 2020
Protests In Mexico After Construction Worker Dies In Police Custody
In the United States, thousands have been rallying after the death of George Floyd. And on Thursday, hundreds in Mexico protested in the city of Guadalajara after a civilian allegedly was beaten to death in police custody a month ago.
Jun. 4, 2020
Thousands Rally In Mexico From Their Cars Against Their President
While protests continued throughout the United States last weekend after the death of George Floyd, thousands of people in Mexico rallied against their president — riding their vehicles.
Jun. 1, 2020
Mexican President Prepares Tour While Pandemic Spreads
Mexico’s cases of coronavirus and deaths related to it are still increasing by hundreds. But the president decided to start touring around the country again on June 1, mainly to supervise and inaugurate state projects.
May. 29, 2020
Mexico Cancer Patients Families Protest For Support During Pandemic
Mexico’s public health budget and services decreased or changed as a result of the president’s frugal policies, affecting cancer patients. Now, activists claim that the government focuses on the coronavirus, leaving this high-risk group unprotected.
May. 27, 2020
Analysts: Mexicos Fiscal Response To COVID-19 Is Poor
Mexico’s federal fiscal response to the coronavirus pandemic follows the president’s austerity plans. But analysts fear that the lack of stimulus and relief packages might create a backlash against the country’s economy.
May. 22, 2020
Mexicans Of African Descent Fight For Recognition In Mexico
Mexico has a rich African heritage, but also an adjacent history of oblivion. And Afro descendants in Mexico are fighting to be respected and recognized.
May. 20, 2020