Mexico

Mexico President Accuses DEA of Fabricating General’s Case

MEXICO CITY (AP) — One day after Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office announced it was dropping the drug trafficking case against its former defense secretary, Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration had “fabricated” the accusations against retired Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos.

  • Jan 15, 2021
  • 10:01 AM

Mexico Clears Ex-Defense Secretary of All US Accusations

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors on Thursday declared completely unfounded the U.S. case against a former defense secretary arrested on drug charges in the United States and then returned under pressure from the Mexican government.

  • Jan 15, 2021
  • 8:45 AM

Mexican President Mounts Campaign Against Social Media Bans

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president vowed Thursday to lead an international effort to combat what he considers censorship by social media companies that have blocked or suspended the accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump.

  • Jan 14, 2021
  • 5:19 PM

Mexico Leader Condemns Twitter, Facebook for Blocking Trump

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president on Thursday condemned the decision by social media platforms to block the accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump.

  • Jan 8, 2021
  • 12:51 PM

Mexico to Vaccinate Rural Elderly, but Still Awaits Vaccine

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Once Mexico has vaccinated its frontline medical workers against COVID-19, the government will turn its attention to the elderly living in its most remote places, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Tuesday.

  • Jan 6, 2021
  • 12:56 PM

Mexico’s Point-Man on Coronavirus Seen Vacationing, Maskless

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government official in charge of efforts to deal with the coronavirus pandemic has been spotted at a Pacific coast beach, apparently sitting at sea-side restaurant without a face mask on.

  • Jan 4, 2021
  • 5:52 PM

Mexico City, Suburbs Return to Partial Coronavirus Lockdown

MEXICO CITY (AP) — After weeks of resisting to avoid further hurting the economy, officials announced Friday that Mexico City and surrounding Mexico State will ban all non-essential activities and return to a partial lockdown because of a spike in coronavirus cases that has crowded hospitals.

  • Dec 18, 2020
  • 4:39 PM

Mexican President Defends Restrictive Immigration Policies

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Thursday defended Mexico’s restrictive immigration policy, which has prevented many Central American migrants from crossing Mexico to reach the U.S. border.

  • Dec 18, 2020
  • 9:57 AM

Mexico’s Minimum Wage to Rise 15% Over Business Objections

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government announced the country’s daily minimum wage will rise by 15% in January to the equivalent of about $7 per day.

  • Dec 17, 2020
  • 12:47 PM

Brazil, Mexico Presidents Among Last to Congratulate Biden

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro congratulated U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, becoming the last major Latin American leaders to do so.

  • Dec 15, 2020
  • 4:43 PM

Mexico Failed to Provide Human Rights Training to Armed Forces

Of all the institutions consulted, the organization found that  the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena), the Secretariat of the Navy (Semar) and the National Guard did not have “complete evidence to evaluate the outcome of the training that was carried out.”

  • Dec 11, 2020
  • 12:26 PM

Mexico to Launch COVID-19 Vaccinations This Month

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico plans to being vaccinating its people against COVID-19 at the end of the third week of December, starting with health workers, the government announced Tuesday.

  • Dec 8, 2020
  • 2:43 PM

Mexican President Says Trump Helped Him Get Vaccine

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president said Thursday he plans to give the military a role in distributing coronavirus vaccines, which he says U.S. President Donald Trump helped him get.

  • Dec 4, 2020
  • 8:47 AM

Mexican Officials Aren’t Reporting COVID-19 Cases in Migrant Detention Centers

Mexico’s National Immigration Institute (INM) has dodged questions regarding the number of COVID-19 cases at its detention facilities.

  • Dec 2, 2020
  • 11:07 AM

Pop-up School for US Asylum Seekers Thrives Despite Pandemic

MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — It started out simply: A pop-up school on a sidewalk to teach reading, writing, math and art to Central American children living in a camp of asylum seekers stuck at America’s doorstep.

  • Dec 1, 2020
  • 5:48 PM

113 Bodies Found in Unmarked Graves in Mexico

The State Attorney General’s office stated that this is the largest gravesite ever found in the area, and that officials are attempting to identify the remains.

  • Nov 24, 2020
  • 9:04 AM

Mexico Says Officials Will Not Be Tried in the U.S.

However, Jesús Ramírez, a spokesman for President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, said the country was willing to extradite officials or drug traffickers, contradicting the earlier statement made by Marcelo Ebrard.

  • Nov 20, 2020
  • 2:01 PM

Mexico Tops 100,000 COVID-19 Deaths, 4th Country to Do So

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico passed the 100,000 mark in COVID-19 deaths, becoming only the fourth country to do so amid concerns about the lingering physical and psychological scars on survivors.

  • Nov 20, 2020
  • 8:38 AM

US Drops Drug Trafficking Charges Against Ex-Mexican General

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday formally dropped a drug trafficking and money laundering case against a former Mexican defense secretary, a stunning reversal that came after a pressure campaign from Mexico.

  • Nov 18, 2020
  • 8:34 PM

Mexico President Moves to Ban Job Outsourcing

Outsourcing in Mexico grew from 1 million workers to about 4.6 million by 2018.

  • Nov 13, 2020
  • 1:06 PM

Mexico to Stop Holding Child Migrants in Detention Centers

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The United Nations and other organizations are applauding changes to Mexico’s immigration law that would prohibit holding migrant children in immigration detention centers.

  • Nov 12, 2020
  • 1:01 PM

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