Mexico City Bureau

AMLO Defends Trump, Demands Explanations From DEA Ops
Last week, a former Mexican secretary of defense was arrested in Los Angeles, accused of helping in drug trafficking and organized crime. Mexico's president is demanding information from the U.S. while questioning the DEA’s intervention in his country.
Oct. 19, 2020
In Mexico, Almost 40,000 Meds For Cancer Patients Get Stolen
For months, the Mexican government has been accused of not providing needed medications to children with cancer as a result of the administration’s austerity plans. And a new crisis has appeared, as the authorities report that nearly 40,000 doses have been stolen.
Oct. 15, 2020
Mexico Works On International Agreements For COVID-19 Vaccines
While the United States government continues its race against other countries to develop a coronavirus vaccine, in Mexico, authorities are following a different strategy: They are signing international agreements to guarantee enough supplies once a vaccine is developed.
Oct. 15, 2020
Mexico’s Tourism Industry Gets Ready — And Anxious — To Fight The Pandemic
As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, many people are looking for safe ways to get out of the house. That’s been a boon in recent months for Rocky Point, a beach town in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, known for its popularity among Arizonans. And some Sonoran leaders hope that trend will spread to other parts of the state, too.
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Oct. 15, 2020
In Mexico, Apologies Requested For Columbus Day
For Columbus Day — or Indigenous Peoples Day — Mexico City expected a protest calling for removal of a statue of the Spanish admiral, as has happened in some U.S. cities. But the city’s government made a surprise move, while the federal government demands apologies on another front.
Oct. 12, 2020
Empty Seats: Sports Deal Decades Ago Changed Phoenixs Future
This week marks the 33rd anniversary of a sports deal that changed the future of Phoenix. The Suns were the only major pro franchise here then, and they could have left. But Colangelo played the lead role in transforming the city into the home of teams from each of the top four sports leagues in America.
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Oct. 12, 2020
Hurricane Delta Hits Mexico Downgrading Its Category
Hurricane Delta was expected to be the strongest one hitting Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula in 15 years. The hurricane has been downgraded but is still expected to hit the U.S. coast.
Oct. 7, 2020
Mexican President Faces Protests Against His Administration
Protesters have continued to gather in crowds this year to demonstrate against President Trump, despite the pandemic. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has faced similar opposition, with protests from feminists, anti-violence groups — and a movement that demands his resignation.
Oct. 6, 2020
Migrant Caravan Heading To The U.S. Turns Back
Last week, a migrant caravan from Central America departed from Honduras on its way to the U.S. The Mexican president says American politics had to do with it, but the group is already turning back.
Oct. 5, 2020
Mexican Supreme Court Passes Referendum To Judge Former Presidents
Mexico’s president recently proposed a referendum to ask voters if his predecessors should be brought to justice. The country’s Supreme Court has ruled in favor with some adjustments after raising questions about the judicial system and its independence.
Oct. 5, 2020
Mexico Tightens Migration Rules As Caravan Departs From Honduras
A new migrant caravan from Central America is on its way to the U.S. — the first one since the pandemic. And as the COVID-19 cases are still rising, Mexico is adding new rules to stop the virus and people from the caravan.
Oct. 5, 2020
Feminists Accused Of Violence And Sedition After Being Gassed
While the Black Lives Matter social movement has gained controversial notoriety this year in the U.S., a similar situation has happened with the feminist protests in Mexico. And the government from that country and its capital city are now accusing the protesters of violence and sedition.
Oct. 1, 2020
Mexican President Apologizes For State Crime Against Missing Students
The disappearance of 43 students in Mexico six years ago is still unclear, yet it has become a symbol in the fight for justice, as some theories say the government is behind it. Now, the Mexican president blames his predecessor and promises new arrests.
Sept. 28, 2020
Mexican President Faces Backlash After Mussolini Reference
Some opponents of President Trump have accused him of using fascist references in his speeches. And Mexico’s president is also receiving similar accusations after mentioning one of the most notorious dictators in history.
Sept. 25, 2020
Head Of One Of Mexico’s Anti-Corruption Office Resigns
Mexico’s current administration created an institute to sell and auction seized goods tied to tax fraud, organized crime and corruption. But the head of this office resigned after detecting internal corruption and clashing with the president.
Sept. 24, 2020
Mexican President Dismisses Trump’s Threats On Drug Report
President Donald Trump released his yearly report on illegal drugs trafficked into the US in September. In the document, he wrote that the Mexican government needs to intensify its efforts and do more to stop the flow of narcotics. But Mexico’s president says there’s nothing to worry about.
Sept. 18, 2020
Mexico Demands Reports On Alleged Unauthorized Hysterectomies
Two immigration detention centers were accused of serious violations of human rights, including involuntary surgeries and sexual abuse. Mexico’s government has formally requested from U.S. authorities a report on the alleged negligent practices.
Sept. 18, 2020
Mexico Celebrates Plane Lottery Amid Doubts, Hopes — And No Plane
One of the most important symbols of the Mexican president’s fight against corruption is the luxurious presidential plane used by previous administrations. After his government failed to sell it, he wanted to raffle it but that turned into a lottery ... without the plane. The lottery finally happened this week, but many questions remain.
Sept. 17, 2020
Farmworkers In Mexican Border State Seize Control Of A Dam
A 1940s agreement between Mexico and the U.S. has ignited a revolt in a Mexican border state southeast of Arizona.
Sept. 14, 2020
Is President Trump Pushing Expats In Mexico To Vote?
U.S. citizens are already casting their votes by mail, and they’re also doing it from the other side of the border. And President Donald Trump’s administration might be influencing their electoral behavior significantly.
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Sept. 14, 2020

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