Mexico City News


Mexico Prepares Protocol To Celebrate Elections Amid Pandemic
Mexico is preparing for its federal elections in early June which, according to its National Electoral Institute, will be the largest ones in its history. But how are the electoral authorities preparing for them as the pandemic continues?
March 22, 2021
AMLOs Party Accused Of Using Vaccination For Votes
Mexico is among the countries offering free COVID-19 vaccines to its population, following its own protocols. But the process has also been politicized, and the president’s party might be penalized after using vaccinations as a political platform.
March 15, 2021
New U.S. Travel Warning To Mexico For Spring Break
A new travel warning for U.S. citizens is suggesting travelers abstain from going to Mexico during the upcoming spring break vacation.
March 12, 2021
Mexican Court Suspends Controversial Energy Reform
In Mexico, a drastic change to the energy laws benefiting the State over private companies had been signed by the president. But in less than 24 hours, the Mexican Supreme court suspended it.
March 12, 2021
Mexico One Step Away Of Legalizing Marijuana
Many U.S. states have legalized the consumption, growth and trade of marijuana. And in Mexico, a federal law might turn the country into the largest market and producer of cannabis.
March 11, 2021
Arizona Returns 280 Archaeological Artifacts To Mexico
Mexico faces continuous legal battles to repatriate archaeological pieces from other countries. And in Arizona, Mexico just got back hundreds of them with the support of U.S. authorities and local institutions.
March 11, 2021
Barricades Turned Into Memorials For Women’s Day In Mexico
In Mexico, violence against women, femicides and impunity against those crimes have sparked a large movement for women’s rights. And despite the pandemic, feminists organized to protest Monday on International Women’s Day.
March 8, 2021
Mexico Applauds Arizona’s SB 1420
Last week, Gov. Doug Ducey signed Senate Bill 1420, allowing authorities to accept Mexican biometric consular identification cards. Mexico is applauding the law, particularly as almost a third of Arizona's population is of Mexican origin.
March 8, 2021
DEA: Mexican Cartels Remain Untouched By The Pandemic
The DEA has just released its 2020 National Drug Threat Assessment, an annual publication to understand the impact of drug trafficking in the U.S. According to the federal agency, the pandemic has not seriously impacted these illicit activities, and Mexican drug cartels are even taking some advantage from it.
March 4, 2021
Energy Counter-Reform In Mexico Brings Concerns
During a fast-track session, the Mexican Senate reformed its energy laws; a change promoted — and applauded — by the president. But others fear the new laws could hurt the environment and trade relations with the United States.
March 4, 2021
While U.S. Tourists Escape From The Pandemic In Mexico, Mexican Travelers Do The Same In The U.S.
Tourism in the U.S. and Mexico has been severely affected by the pandemic. But people from both countries have started to travel across the border — and for the same reason. The pandemic is generating some tourism in both directions across the border.
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March 4, 2021
Mexican President Holds Virtual Meeting With Biden
President Biden and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador held a virtual bilateral meeting, along with other high-ranking officials. According to the White House, both presidents agreed to secure trade, develop legal pathways for migration and tackle the climate crisis.
March 2, 2021
Mexico Politician Will Run For Governor Despite Sexual Abuse Accusations
Women’s History Month is beginning in Mexico amid a controversy surrounding a gubernatorial candidate in the state of Guerrero. The man faces allegations of rape and sexual abuse, but feminists fear patriarchal politics may bolster his candidacy.
March 1, 2021
Mexico Will Offer COVID-19 Vaccine Regardless Of Immigration Status
The Biden administration has promised to administer COVID-19 vaccine to undocumented immigrants. Mexico’s government has given a similar order and has resolved a controversy over vaccinating resident foreigners.
March 1, 2021
U.S. Secretary Of State Blinken Goes to Mexico Virtually
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken held his first official trip on Friday, but online, as a result of the pandemic.
March 1, 2021
Tamaulipas Governor Faces Organized Crime Accusations
The governor of a Mexican border state, and one of the most high-profile opponents of Mexico’s president, is under scrutiny. The Mexican government is accusing him of criminal activities, but he claims it's part of a dirty war before the election in June.
Feb. 25, 2021
U.S. Secretary Of State Plans Virtual Trip To Mexico, Canada
The new U.S. secretary of State will have his first official visit with Mexico and Canada on Friday, but he will do so virtually. Antony Blinken will meet online with senior leaders from both countries — and trade, migration, energy and the pandemic will be part of the agenda.
Feb. 25, 2021
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.
Feb. 22, 2021
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. 22, 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