Mexico City News


Mexican President Faces More Corruption Allegations
One of the main campaign promises that helped Mexico’s president win election two years ago was his commitment to eradicate corruption. But the president is accumulating allegations against him on the matter — and his indifference toward those issues is raising eyebrows.
Jan. 18, 2021
Mexican General Accused By The DEA Gets Exonerated
Late last year, tensions between the United States and Mexico were raised after the arrest of a former Mexican secretary of Defense on American soil. After diplomatic negotiations, the general was extradited to Mexico to face justice. And now, to the surprise of many, the general has been released.
Jan. 15, 2021
Restaurants In Mexico City Protest Against Lockdown
For almost a month, the restaurant industry in Mexico City has been under a second lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. And thousands of them decided to unite on a peaceful protest to push the authorities to be flexible, under the motto: “If we close, we die.”
Jan. 14, 2021
Mexican President Criticizes Twitter, Facebook After Banning Trump
Some heads of state around the world are criticizing social media giants Facebook and Twitter for banning President Trump. Among them are the leaders of Germany, France and Mexico.
Jan. 14, 2021
Mexico City Hospitals Reach Highest Number Of COVID-19 Occupied Beds
Almost 90% of hospital beds for COVID-19 patients in Mexico City are occupied. It’s the highest number since the pandemic began.
Jan. 11, 2021
First Case Of UK-Found Coronavirus Strain Detected In Mexico
New strains of the coronavirus have been detected around the world recently, and some cases have been found in the U.S. already. In Mexico, the first case with the type found the United Kingdom has been detected next to the border with the U.S.
Jan. 11, 2021
Desperation Lead Mexico Restaurants To Reopen
In many cities, restaurants are among the businesses struggling with the severe negative impact from the coronavirus pandemic, as lockdowns forbid them to open or fully operate. And in Mexico, many of these businesses are defying the local governments by reopening.
Jan. 11, 2021
Can The D.C. Riots Impact Latin America?
A riot by thousands of pro-Trump protesters in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, along with the clashing electoral process this year, has left many political analysts around the world perplexed. But can we expect an impact from it in Latin America and particularly in Mexico, our neighboring nation and main trading partner?
Jan. 11, 2021
The Reforms In Mexicos Electoral System: What Can The United States Learn From It?
The U.S. Congress validated the election of President-elect Joe Biden, despite the ungrounded claims brought by President Donald Trump. In Mexico, the electoral system has also faced challenges, and it’s continuously redesigned to improve, from creating mathematical models to controlling the party’s money.
Republicans And Democrats In Mexico Condemn Violence In D.C.
Jan. 8, 2021
Republicans And Democrats In Mexico Condemn Violence In D.C.
As a result of the large American immigrant population, Mexico has active groups of Democrats and Republicans. And both had something to say after Trump supporters breached the U.S. Capitol.
Jan. 7, 2021
AMLO Condemns Censorship Against Trump, Welcomes Biden
Leaders around the world have reacted after the riot in the U.S. Capitol building in Washington and the ratification of votes for President-elect Joe Biden. In Mexico, the president showed his support for the incoming administration, while revealing certain sympathy for President Donald Trump.
Jan. 7, 2021
Mexico COVID-19 Czar Caught Vacationing
Mexico’s coronavirus cases and deaths are on the rise, and many cities are near a health care crisis. The government’s head to front the pandemic has asked citizens to avoid gatherings and leaving their homes, but last weekend, he was caught vacationing in a public space.
Jan. 5, 2021
Mexico To Offer Political Asylum To Wikileaks Founder
The founder of Wikileaks, accused of publishing classified government information in the U.S. and other countries, avoided his extradition from the United Kingdom to American soil. And while he still faces justice in England, Mexico’s president is offering him asylum.
Jan. 5, 2021
Mexico and Spain Plan To Promote Spanish In The U.S.
The U.S. has the second-most Spanish speakers in the world. No. 1 is Mexico, which is planning to team with Spain to promote the use of the language in the U.S. — mainly as a tool against hate speech.
Dec. 28, 2020
Mexico Allows Private Distribution Of COVID-19 Vaccines
Along with the U.S., Mexico has begun administering COVID-19 vaccines to frontline workers. Mexico's president has announced that more vaccines are coming, and he’s authorizing some of it for public sale.
Dec. 28, 2020
Poinsettia Sales Struggle To Bloom In Mexico During Pandemic
For many around the world, poinsettias are winter blooms and symbols of the joy brought by the holidays. But for Mexican agriculture, it’s more than that. But old American rules and the pandemic are affecting its trade.
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Dec. 22, 2020
New Quarantine In Mexico City As COVID-19 Cases Rise Again
For months, Mexico City relaxed its measures to control the pandemic. But COVID-19 cases are on the rise and hospitals are getting saturated with patients, which has resulted in a new quarantine started on Saturday and that will last until the beginning of next year.
Dec. 21, 2020
Mexico City Will Fine People Who Have Large Holiday Parties
Mexico City’s number of COVID-19 cases are still on the rise. The government is concerned about hospitals getting saturated with patients, and its new strategy to control spreading the virus involves sanctioning holiday parties.
Dec. 12, 2020
Mexico Repatriates Remains Of COVID-19 Victims
Mexico’s government is repatriating the ashes of Mexican nationals who died of COVID-19 overseas. The majority are coming from the United States.
Dec. 12, 2020
Our Lady Of Guadalupe Basilica Shuts Down Festivities After Pandemic
Mexico City is home to one of the most revered images of Jesus’ mother, attracting hundreds of thousands of Catholic pilgrims annually. But this year, the COVID-19 pandemic has halted festivities.
Dec. 11, 2020