Mexico City News

Mexico President Faces Audit Regarding His Airport Project
One of the signature projects for Mexico’s president since he took office in 2018 was to stop the construction of a new airport in Mexico City, while building a new one. The promise was to cut expenses and clear corruption from the project, but a congressional audit tells a different story.
Mexico: Biden Administration, Social Media Encourage Migrants
Migrations from Central America to the United States continue, despite recent caravans dissolving. The Mexican government says migrants are encouraged by information on social media and their faith in the Biden administration — while using children to facilitate their transit.
Feb. 19, 2021
Mexico’s Controversial Coronavirus Czar Gets COVID-19
Mexico’s coronavirus czar has become a well-known controversial character in his country. While he heads the strategy to fight the pandemic, he has been criticized for not following the same health protocols he recommends. And this weekend he revealed that he has contracted COVID-19.
Feb. 20, 2021
Politician Will Run For Governor Despite Sexual Abuse Accusations
Mexico will hold elections in June for local and state officials. One of the candidates, running for governor of the state of Guerrero, is facing allegations of rape and sexual abuse. But Mexico's president is downplaying the accusations.
Feb. 18, 2021
Mexico’s Vaccination Program Faces Election-Related Controversy
The Biden administration is pushing to accelerate the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations, while making them more accessible for everyone. But in Mexico, the government is being criticized for what many consider a slow process that is also raising privacy concerns.
Feb. 18, 2021
After Call To Change Policies, AMLO Says Deportations Continue
President Biden has ended the declaration of emergency at the border with Mexico, ordered by his predecessor two years ago. But Mexico’s president says U.S. deportations continue, as does Mexico's strategy to control migration at its southern border.
Feb. 11, 2021
Mexico Accuses U.S. Of Lack Of Support To Stop Gun Smuggling
According to the Mexican government, the U.S. is not fully cooperating to stop gun trafficking. Mexico is also accusing the former U.S. ambassador of providing false information. An estimated 70% of guns used for crime in Mexico come from the U.S. — and many of them from Arizona.
Feb. 8, 2021
AMLO Is Back — And Still Maskless — After Getting COVID-19
Two weeks ago, Mexico’s president announced that he had contracted COVID-19. He reappeared in a press conference, showing no intention of changing his relaxed approach toward the pandemic.
Feb. 8, 2021
Mexico’s Underscored Gas Pollution Might Bring Opportunities With U.S.
President Biden has signed several executive orders prioritizing the environment. A new study suggests that high levels of methane in Mexico might become an area of interest for his administration.
Feb. 1, 2021
As The Pandemic Continues To Hit, Mexico Struggles To Breathe
In Mexico, oxygen has become a rare, expensive and sometimes risky commodity as the pandemic keeps hitting hard. But it's a necessity as crowded or expensive hospitals have forced some in Mexico City to care for sick family members at home.
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Feb. 5, 2021
Russia Responds To Sonoran Senator Who Criticized Sputnik V Vaccine
Mexico’s president announced last week that his country will purchase millions of doses of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine. Afterward, a Sonoran senator accused the government of being cheap — prompting a response from Russia.
Feb. 1, 2021
AMLO Reappears After Days Quarantined From COVID-19
Last week, Mexico’s president, who has flouted some of the science related to the pandemic, made public that he had contracted COVID-19. And after rumors spread about his condition, the president appeared in an online video last weekend, still optimistic about his government’s strategy.
Feb. 1, 2021
Secretary Of State And Mexico’s Foreign Affairs Minister Hold First Call
Antony Blinken has been appointed as the nation’s new secretary of State. And one of the first actions he took after being confirmed this week was to speak with a top official from Mexico’s government.
Jan. 28, 2021
Mexico Negotiates Millions Of COVID-19 Vaccines From Russia
On Sunday, the Mexican president confirmed that he contracted COVID-19. But that didn’t stop him from video calling Russia’s president the next day to negotiate the acquisition of millions of COVID vaccines.
Jan. 25, 2021
Mexico And U.S. Talk About Borders And Travel
The arrival of Joe Biden’s administration is igniting new bilateral negotiations with Mexico. The recent conversations between both countries will bring new challenges on the border and travel.
Jan. 25, 2021
Mexico And U.S. Change Leadership In Their Embassies
In December, Mexico’s ambassador in the U.S. resigned. The surprise announcement raised many questions, but the U.S. has now ratified the new ambassador: a former secretary that has worked for several administrations and parties. Meanwhile, the U.S. embassy in Mexico awaits for a new leader.
Jan. 25, 2021
Analysts: Benefits For Mexico, U.S. If They Fight COVID-19 Together
The U.S. and Mexico have rising numbers of COVID-19 cases, and thousands of people are now dying on a daily basis on both sides of the border. For some analysts, the collaboration between both nations to fight the pandemic might not only bring positive results on public health, but also on the economy.
Jan. 22, 2021
Central American Migrant Caravans Continue Attempts To Reach U.S.
Migrant caravans have been regularly traveling from Central America with the hopes of reaching the United States. The last one tried to reach American soil this week, but Guatemala and Mexico have kept tight operations on their borders to stop them — with the blessing of the U.S.
Jan. 22, 2021
Mexico’s Electoral Institute Orders President To Limit Conferences
Mexico will hold elections this year, and the law orders all public officials to be neutral and impartial to guarantee a just competition. But this has brought recent tensions between the president and the National Electoral institute, with campaign season poised to start in April.
Jan. 21, 2021
Mexico Congratulates Biden For Border Wall, DACA Executive Orders
Two executive orders from President Joe Biden have already generated reactions from the Mexican government. One is to stop construction of the border wall. The other maintains the DACA program, which protects some undocumented immigrants who arrived as children from deportation.
Jan. 21, 2021
Informant Says Cartel And Army Incinerated 43 Students In Mexico
Almost seven years ago, 43 students in Mexico disappeared, and the case became a driving force for many seeking reforms in Mexico’s justice and law enforcement systems. A new lead in the investigation might bring changes to the official version of the story.
Jan. 21, 2021