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Volcano Rumbles Near Mexico City, Coating Towns With Ash, Disrupting Flights
Towering a couple of hours from one of the world’s largest cities, the Popocatepetl volcano has been coating nearby towns with ash and disrupting flights at Mexico City’s airport, the busiest in Latin America.
Mexico Prosecutors Withdraw Case Against Woman Sentenced to Prison for Killing Man Raping Her
Mexican prosecutors announced Saturday night that they are withdrawing a case against a woman who was sentenced to six years in prison for killing a man as he raped and attacked her.
As Mexicans Observe Mother’s Day, Parents of Disappeared Demand Answers
With the hope of finding their children dwindling, hundreds of parents whose children are missing marched through Mexico City demanding answers as the country observed Día de la Madre (Mother’s Day).
Mexico President Complains US Is Funding Opposition
Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has again complained to the United States that the U.S. government is funding organizations opposed to his administration, this time in a letter to President Joe Biden.
US, Mexico Agree on Tighter Immigration Policies at Border
U.S. and Mexican officials have agreed on new immigration policies meant to deter illegal border crossings while also opening up other pathways ahead of an expected increase in migrants following the end of pandemic restrictions next week.
Where Is Central America on the Political Map?
Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador’s nods to Russia and China are often read as a jealousy game in the U.S. bilateral relationship. Regional leaders claim sovereignty and multipolarity as their mantra. Experts say that non-ideological short-term calculus and a search for impunity are instead guiding their actions.
Mexico Court: National Guard Shift to Army Unconstitutional
Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that last year’s transfer of the newly created National Guard from civilian to military control was unconstitutional, dealing a blow to President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador who created the security force in 2019.
Mexican Man: National Guard Killed Pregnant Teen, Other Man
A Mexican man said Monday that Mexico’s quasi-military National Guard opened fire on his SUV in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, killing his pregnant 15-year-old girlfriend and a 54-year-old friend, and wounding two other people.
Mexican Immigration Agency Chief to Be Charged in Fatal Fire
Mexico’s top immigration official will face criminal charges in a fire that killed 40 migrants in Ciudad Juárez last month, with federal prosecutors saying he was remiss in not preventing the disaster despite earlier indications of problems at his agency’s detention centers.
Migrant Deaths in Mexico Put Spotlight on US Immigration Enforcement Policy
Among the factors that led to the fire-related deaths of migrants in a detention facility in Juárez is the decadeslong immigration enforcement policies of the U.S. and Mexican governments that have seen the number of people kept in such facilities skyrocket.
Mexico’s President Calls Charges Against Trump Political
Mexico’s president said Wednesday he opposes the criminal charges filed against former U.S. President Donald Trump, suggesting they were brought for political reasons during an electoral campaign.
The Fight of the Maya Against the Mayan Train in Mexico
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has made completing the Mayan Train, a project that looks to connect parts of the Yucatán Peninsula and drive tourism in remote areas, has met with increasing resistance from the Indigenous people of the region.
Mexico: Arrest Orders Issued for 6 in Migrant Detention Center Fire
A Mexican court issued arrest orders Thursday for six people in connection with the fire that killed 39 migrants at a detention facility this week in the border city of Ciudad Juárez, according to the federal prosecutor leading the investigation.
Mexico: Despite ‘Coup,’ Castillo Legal President of Peru
Mexico’s president said Wednesday that Peru’s ousted president, Pedro Castillo, remains “the legal and legitimate president” of that country and that he was jailed as part of a “coup,” saying that Peru’s current government is “racist” and had jailed Castillo because he is Indigenous.
38 Dead in Mexico Fire After Guards Didn’t Let Migrants Out
After 38 migrants dead and 28 were seriously injured in a fire at a detention center in Ciudad Juárez late Monday, much of Mexico is wondering why authorities didn’t attempt to release the men before smoke filled the room and killed so many?
Mexico: Migrants Lit Mattresses in Fire That Killed 39
Migrants fearing deportation set mattresses ablaze at an immigration detention center in northern Mexico, starting a fire that left 39 dead, the president said Tuesday following one of the deadliest incidents ever at an immigration lockup in the country.
Mexico Sanctioned for Not Protecting Endangered Porpoise
Mexico acknowledged Saturday it faces sanctions from the international wildlife body known as CITES for not doing enough to protect the vaquita, a porpoise that is the world’s smallest cetacean and most endangered marine mammal.
Mexican President Pushes Back on US Criticism on Cartel Violence
Mexico’s president on Friday angrily rejected comments by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken that the Mexican government has lost control over parts of the country.
Mexican President Says His Country Safer Than United States
Mexico’s president claimed Monday that his country is safer than the United States, a week after two U.S. citizens were killed and two kidnapped and later rescued in the border city of Matamoros.
Mexican President to US: Fentanyl Is Your Problem
Mexico’s president said Thursday that his country does not produce or consume fentanyl, despite enormous evidence to the contrary. His statement comes amid calls by some U.S. Republicans to use the U.S. military to attack drug labs in Mexico.
2 Kidnapped Americans Found Dead in Mexico, 2 Others Alive
Two U.S. citizens missing since their violent abduction last week in the northern Mexican border city of Matamoros have been found dead and two others are alive, the state’s governor said Tuesday.