Mexico City Bureau

According to a new study, Mexico had one of its most violent years in 2018. The lack of peace had a historic high impact on the country’s economy, costing $268 billion. But the new government has an opportunity to change that.
April 10, 2019
For years, migrants hoping to reach the southern border of the United States have crossed by land from Central America and into Mexico. Fronteras Desk senior field correspondent Jorge Valencia traveled from KJZZ’s Mexico City Bureau to Mexico's southern border this week.
April 10, 2019
How one street artist commemorated the killing of Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, a Mexican teenager who was shot by a Border Patrol agent just across the fence in Nogales, Arizona.
Hear More Untold Arizona Stories
April 10, 2019
The fight in Mexico for equality and justice for women is going beyond borders. A Mexican feminist group is now opening a branch in the United States. Hijas de la MX is a non-partisan women’s rights collective that emerged in February on social media.
April 8, 2019
Last month marked 500 years since the Spaniards arrived to the current territory of Mexico. And, for some Mexican authorities, the anniversary is an opportunity to condemn the violence of the “conquistadores”, and get rid of anything that honors them. But not everyone agrees.
April 4, 2019
The feminist movement known as #MeToo has arrived in Mexico. Accusations of discrimination and harassment, most of them anonymous and in creative industries, have spread by Twitter. And the movement is already having consequences — including layoffs and a suicide.
April 2, 2019
In 2013, some of Sandra Pascoe Ortiz's students came to her with a class project to use the prickly pear cactus as the base for a biodegradable plastic, she said. They abandoned it after a semester, but Pascoe said she told herself, "This can be done."
March 31, 2019
Arizona industries including mining and agricultural imports would benefit from the pending trade agreement for the U.S., Mexico and Canada, according to a new report.
March 25, 2019
The Interior Minister apologized to the families of two students who were fatally shot to death by soldiers and falsely accused of being hit men.
March 23, 2019
The recently appointed ambassador of Mexico to the U.S. made her first official trip to Arizona Tuesday. Ambassador Martha Bárcena not only has personal ties with the state, but also expects the economic and social bonds with Mexico to grow.
March 19, 2019
Mexico's new president is expected to approve a constitutional amendment to create a new National Guard, which will be tasked with curbing the country’s climbing number of homicides, which last year was the highest on record: 33,000.
March 15, 2019
About 20 Central American migrants riding a bus through Mexico on their way to the U.S. disappeared last week. Some reports say they were kidnapped near the border with Texas by armed people, but the Mexican president has his own theories.
March 13, 2019
One of the oldest advocacy organizations in the U.S. is leading one of the first American groups to meet face-to-face with the recently inaugurated Mexican president.
March 12, 2019
The U.S. and Mexico have become the promised land for many Venezuelans escaping from their current government. But when the political and humanitarian crisis escalated in the South American nation, Mexico and the U.S. faced each other with different diplomatic approaches.
More News From The Fronteras Desk
March 11, 2019
For International Women’s Day, Mexico could celebrate it’s Congress’s nearly 50-50 gender parity. But many in the neighboring nation expect more equality and justice for women.
March 7, 2019
Mexico’s federal immigration agency shuttered five of its detention centers late last month, as the agency’s new chief says he wants to improve the treatment of undocumented migrants.
March 6, 2019
Some analysts think the U.S. and Mexico have an agreement to reduce Central American migration. But the Mexican government says this is not part of any pact with the United States.
March 4, 2019
The U.S. is continuing its negotiation over the trade of steel and aluminum with Canada and Mexico, Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told members of a legislative committee this week.
March 4, 2019
Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) celebrates his first 90 days as president of Mexico. He has been compared to U.S. presidents Abraham Lincoln — and Donald Trump. But what’s his take on the United States?
March 1, 2019
Olga Sánchez Cordero will hold her first official encounter with American authorities to discuss migrant groups from Central America, Asia and Africa. Mexican authorities say India has become the second country of origin of transitory migrants after Honduras, followed by Pakistan, Bangladesh, Congo and Nigeria.
Feb. 27, 2019