Mexico City Bureau

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.
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
Nearly 1,000 Mexico Nationals Dead From COVID-19 In The U.S.
The COVID-19 virus attacks regardless of any nationality. And the Mexican government is reporting hundreds of its nationals sick in the U.S and nearly 1,000 dead.
May. 19, 2020
Mexican Government Changes Renewable Energy Rules
The coronavirus pandemic gave the Mexican government an opportunity to push for some changes on the renewable energy market. And some fear this could bring higher rates, less investment and more state control.
May. 19, 2020
Mexico Plans To Reignite Industries Tied To The U.S.
Mexico’s federal government presented its plan to gradually reopen activities during the pandemic. And it includes the reactivation of industries crucial for trade with the United States.
May. 13, 2020
Mexican President Orders The Military To Attend Public Safety
Mexico will experience a new phase in its fight against crime, as the president ordered the military to help with the task. And while some see it as an opportunity to stop violence, skeptics fear a militarization of the country.
May. 12, 2020
10 Years After Operation Fast And Furious, Mexico Demands Apology From U.S.
A decade ago, a failed U.S. gun-walking sting spanning both sides of the border, called Operation Fast and Furious, ended in death and notoriety. Mexico’s president is bringing back the issue, demanding clarity and even an apology.
May. 8, 2020
With Trumps Blessing, México Buys Ventilators From The U.S.
Like in many parts of the U.S., one of the main concerns in Mexico facing the coronavirus pandemic is having enough ventilators for patients. But the Mexican government just closed a deal to get the equipment from the U.S. while facing a domestic controversy.
May. 7, 2020
COVID-19 Strikes Remittances, Families And Economies In The United States And Mexico
The U.S. is by far the largest source of money sent by migrants to family and friends around the globe, according to the World Bank. India and China are the largest recipients, followed by Mexico, a country that strongly depends on these remittances. How will the coronavirus pandemic hit both sides of the border?
May. 6, 2020
Mexican Consulates Prepare As Lockdowns End In Parts Of The U.S.
The Mexican government reports that 250 of its nationals in the U.S. have the coronavirus. Mexico’s diplomatic wing is putting together a strategy to attend to its citizens in the U.S. as the pandemic continues and while many states end lockdowns.
May. 6, 2020
Drug Cartels Give Out Food In Mexico Amid The Pandemic
Many organizations across the globe are providing vulnerable communities with food to face the crisis brought by the coronavirus pandemic. And in Mexico, this kind of help is also coming from drug cartels.
May. 1, 2020
Member Of Mexico Cabinet Gets COVID-19
A new controversy in Mexico arose after one of the country’s secretaries developed COVID-19, the first high-ranking official with the disease. But the announcement came one week later — and after the media revealed her diagnosis.
Apr. 29, 2020
Mexico Vacates Migrant Shelters And Stations As A Result Of Pandemic
As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the Mexican government decided to empty its migration centers and stations, while deporting thousands to Central America.
Apr. 29, 2020
AMLO Includes USMCA Trade Agreement In His Pandemic Plan
After almost three years of negotiations, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, known as USMCA, will take effect July 1. On Friday, the Trump administration notified Congress of the new agreement date, and the Mexican president is including it in his economic plan to face the pandemic.
Apr. 27, 2020
COVID-19 Pandemic Threatens Migrants In Mexico
A judge in Mexico recently ordered the release of COVID-19 vulnerable migrants from detention centers. But human rights groups are urging Mexico to protect all migrants from the pandemic.
Apr. 24, 2020
U.S. Anti-Lockdown Activist Causes A Stir In Mexico
Many U.S. cities have recently witnessed coronavirus lockdown protests. And in Mexico, one American citizen decided to protest in his own way, sparking controversy in the country... while infuriating the U.S ambassador.
Apr. 24, 2020
Mexico Negotiates Reopening Borders For Some Workers And Industries
Business groups and the U.S. government have been pressuring the Mexican president to allow certain industries to operate again during the pandemic, while opening the border for some workers. And Mexico’s president says an agreement is coming.
Apr. 23, 2020
Washington And Private Sectors Push Mexico To Open Industries
While some states in the U.S. plan to reopen businesses closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Mexican government is being pushed to allow certain industries to operate again — and part of that pressure is coming from Washington.
Apr. 21, 2020
Mexican Students Design Practical, Inexpensive Ventilators To Face Pandemic
A shortage of ventilators has become a primary problem worldwide to help coronavirus patients with serious lung complications. But a college project developed in northern Mexico might be the solution.
Apr. 10, 2020
Mexico Prepares For Its Holy Week Holiday — Without Having One
One of the most important tourism seasons in Mexico is the Holy Week holiday, an equivalent to spring break but based on the Catholic calendar. But this year, Mexicans will have to celebrate at home, as the coronavirus pandemic spreads.
Apr. 10, 2020
Pandemic Brings Mexican Doctors Stress, Mobbing — And Aggression
Doctors all over the world are suffering from stress, anxiety and depression as they work to stop the coronavirus pandemic. And in Mexico, many are facing similar mental health problems… as well as harassment inside and outside of their hospitals.
Apr. 10, 2020