Mexico City Bureau

KJZZ Mexico City Bureau

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Military police in southern Mexico stopped and forced back a caravan of several hundred migrants — mostly from Haiti and African countries — who were attempting to reach the U.S. by foot over the weekend.
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Mexican President Cautions Against Politicizing USMCA Trade Deal
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador wrote a letter to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asking for a prompt approval of the USMCA
Oct. 11, 2019
African Migrants In Mexico Protest Being Detained In Squalid Conditions
Migrants in southern Mexico are protesting over the treatment they're receiving from government officials, saying authorities are holding them in squalid conditions.
Oct. 10, 2019
Mexico To Review Legislation For Uber, Other Ride-Hailing Services
Mexican authorities agreed to review the country's legal framework for ride-hailing services such as Uber, after taxi drivers in multiple cities on Monday blocked major avenues and access to the capital's international airport.
Oct. 8, 2019
USMCA Could Help Develop Southern Mexico, Central America
The Mexican government is expecting the U.S. Congress to soon ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement (USMCA). And the Mexican undersecretary of foreign affairs has important expectations on the agreement’s benefits.
Oct. 4, 2019
Violent Groups Disrupt Protests In Mexico City
Recent protests in Mexico City have been disrupted by riots where several people have been hurt. The local and federal governments are being strongly criticized for not stopping the violence.
Oct. 3, 2019
In Mexico, Nervous Business Leaders Watch Fate Of US Trade Deal
Business and government leaders in Mexico are working to calm any fears that President Trump's impeachment proceedings could jeopardize the ratification of a new trade agreement.
Oct. 3, 2019
Unpunished Crime Costs Mexico $21 Billion, Study Says
Unresolved homicides, abductions and forced displacement cost Mexico at least $21 billion, or 0.58% of the country’s gross domestic product, every year, according to an analysis released on Tuesday by researchers from the Western Institute of Technology and Higher Education and the Mexico City-based think tank Creatura.
Oct. 1, 2019
AZ Chamber Of Commerce: USMCA Will Pass Regardless Of Possible Impeachment
The president a leading Arizona business group expects the U.S. Congress to ratify the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) soon to improve the state’s economy — regardless of a possible impeachment process.
Sep. 30, 2019
Mexico’s President Pushes For Controversial Amnesty Law Project
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is pushing for what he calls an amnesty law to benefit, for instance, some alleged drug traffickers. But his government also is imprisoning them for certain minor offenses.
Sep. 27, 2019
In Mexico, 43 Abducted Students One Of Many Missing Persons Cases
Five years after 43 students were kidnapped by police and turned over to organized crime as they were traveling by bus, authorities say they still have more questions than answers. So on Thursday, the anniversary of their disappearance, thousands marched on the Mexico City’s central square.
Sep. 30, 2019
U.S. Ambassador In Mexico Wants To Modernize Border
Christopher Landau, the recently appointed U.S. ambassador in Mexico, met with a community of American expats in Mexico City on Saturday. And he told them he wants to be remembered as the ambassador who modernized the border.
Sep. 29, 2019
In Mexico, Thousands Commemorate Anniversary Of Disappeared Students
Thousands marched in downtown Mexico City on Thursday to commemorate the disappearance of 43 college students who were traveling by bus in southern Mexico before vanishing. Demonstrators marched onto Mexico City's central square.
Sep. 27, 2019
Abortion Now Legal In 2 Mexican States
Lawmakers in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca decriminalized abortion on Wednesday, making it the second state in the country to do so. Lawmakers approved the measure in a 24-10 vote in a crowded chamber where activists in favor and against the legislation shouted and interrupted debate on multiple occasions, according to local media reports.
Sep. 26, 2019
Mexican President Dismisses Climate Emergency, Bets On Refineries
Teen activist Greta Thunberg is demanding world leaders take action against global warming and pollution, and the Mexican president is no exception.
Sep. 25, 2019
Concerns In Mexico As Public Education Laws Change
The 2013 education reform in Mexico that limited the power of unions and established an evaluation system for teachers is disappearing. The president says changes will empower educators, but critics worry about the lack of clarity and possible violations of the constitution.
Sep. 24, 2019
In Mexico City, Immigration Turns Into Inspiration For Art
Social and political issues have been sources of inspiration, concern or outrage for many artists around the world for centuries. Migration-related tensions between Mexico and the U.S. have inspired several artists in Mexico to create art statements, with the hopes of creating awareness or opening dialogues.
Untold Arizona: A Fatal Cross-Border Shooting Through The Eyes Of An Artist
Sep. 20, 2019
Faster Border Crossings Mean Cleaner Air In Nogales
Air quality significantly improved in the towns of Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Sonora, after some tractor trailers began moving faster through border inspections.
Sep. 24, 2019
New Guest-Farm Worker Rules Would Lower Wages
The U.S. Department of Labor is receiving public input until Tuesday on new rules for the temporary immigrant farm workers program, which the department says will see improvements for businesses but advocates say will reduce pay for workers.
Sep. 22, 2019
Thousands Of Mexican Schools Still Not Repaired 2 Years After Quake
In Mexico, thousands of public schools have not yet been repaired after an earthquake shook the central part of the country in 2017, according to a survey from several nonprofit groups.
Sep. 22, 2019
Tracing The Migrant Journey
KJZZ's Fronteras Desk reporting team joined migrants as they traveled thousands of miles to reach the U.S. This multi-part series put reporters on the ground from Honduras to Portland, Maine, to document the challenges migrants face on their trek through Central America, Mexico and the U.S.
Sep. 19, 2019