Mexico City Bureau

Despite The Pandemic, Remittances In Mexico Rise
A big part of Mexico’s economy depends on money sent back home by expatriates; the vast majority of them living in the United States. And despite the pandemic and this year’s economic instability, Mexico is registering a record amount of these remittances.
Aug. 10, 2020
Mexican Governors Unite Against Federal Policies
In Mexico, like in the United States, some governors are disagreeing with the federal government’s fiscal and health policies during the pandemic. And they are forming a coalition to fight back.
Aug. 6, 2020
Using TV And Radio, Mexican Students Will Go Back To School
While the U.S. debates the safety of reopening schools amid a pandemic, the Mexican government has announced that students will start school from home.
Aug. 4, 2020
Mexico Plans Language Institute As A Homage To El Paso Victims
A year ago, a gunman killed 23 people at an El Paso Walmart. Eight Mexican citizens were among the dead, and 8 others were wounded, targeted by ethnicity. The Mexican government plans to create an institute to pay tribute to the victims.
Aug. 4, 2020
Why Is The Peso Stronger Despite The Pandemic?
The coronavirus pandemic is bringing with it a severe, historic downfall in the world’s economy. Mexico is no exception, but its currency, the peso, has become stronger.
July 31, 2020
Mexico Plans To Make Medicine Free And Centralize Their Distribution
After facing criticism for cutting costs in the health care system, the Mexican president is launching a groundbreaking strategy. And part of the plan involves a future coronavirus vaccine and more supplies bought from the U.S.
July 30, 2020
Tucson Has A New Mexican Consul After Controversies
During the current Mexican president’s administration of less than two years, Tucson has had three Mexican consuls. The third one was appointed after a controversial removal of his predecessor.
July 29, 2020
Mexican Presidential Airplane Returns To Mexico — And Is Still For Sale
The Mexican president has been using commercial flights while trying to sell — and even raffle off — the presidential plane. After months being stored in California, the plane is back in Mexico City, awaiting a buyer. The president’s opponents say it’s a distraction from the outbreak.
July 28, 2020
Mexican President Downplays Importance Of Face Masks
Mexico’s president downplayed the importance of wearing masks as a means to control the pandemic and allow for economic reopening. Asked whether face masks could play a key role in the economic reactivation underway in his country, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador responded that that was “disproportionate."
July 23, 2020
Mexican President: Military Will Take Charge of Land, Sea Ports
He made the announcement in the major port city of Manzanillo, which he said has been used to bring drugs and chemical precursors into the country.
July 17, 2020
New Evidence Shines Light On 43 Missing Mexican Students Case
In 2014, a group of college students hijacked buses in Mexico to go to a protest in Mexico City. Forty-three of them disappeared, and their mysterious absence spurred a movement against government oppression. Now, a new clue shines light on the case.
July 9, 2020
Mexico City Adjusts Pandemic Policies As People Flood The Streets
About a week ago, Mexico City’s government allowed certain small businesses, hotels, restaurants, hair salons and street markets to reopen with limited occupancy and hours. But many got too crowded, forcing the government to adjust some pandemic regulations.
July 9, 2020
In Washington, Mexicos President Praises Trade, Trump
Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, or AMLO, just held his first trip overseas. He met with President Donald Trump for the first time on Wednesday in Washington. During their speeches at the White House, prior to signing a statement of friendship and collaboration, they praised each other but said nothing about current conflicts.
July 9, 2020
Is AMLO Sweeping Opinion On Trump Under The Carpet?
President Donald Trump and his Mexican counterpart, Andrés Manuel López Obrador will meet face to face for the first time this Wednesday. But the encounter in Washington faces criticism in Mexico, particularly given López Obrador's stance with Trump.
July 7, 2020
Canada PM Declines Invitation To Meet U.S., Mexico Presidents
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump will host his Mexican counterpart in Washington. According to the Mexican president, the main goal of the meeting is to address the newly implemented U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement or USMCA. But one key part will be missing.
July 6, 2020
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.
July 2, 2020
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.
July 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.
July 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.
June 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.
June 29, 2020

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