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VP Harris Has Stern Words For Guatemala Ahead Of Mexico Visit
Vice President Kamala Harris met with officials in Mexico and Guatemala to address the continued flow of migrants from these countries who are heading to the U.S. and ending up on our southern border often.
In Mexico, AMLOs Party Gets Significant Hit At Midterm Elections
On Sunday, Mexico held midterm elections, which had the largest in the country’s history. More than half of the electorate cast votes for local and congressional seats. And the results dealt a serious blow to the president's party.
Jun. 7, 2021
VP Harris Visits Mexico Amid Tensions Between Both Nations
Vice President Kamala Harris is traveling to Mexico City after a trip to Guatemala. Her agenda is expected to focus on immigration, but there are many issues at stake between both nations.
Jun. 7, 2021
Mexico City Will Elect Its First Migrant Congressperson
Mexico will hold midterm elections next Sunday. It's expected to be the largest ones in its history. And in Mexico City, there will be a vote for a migrant member of Congress for the first time — although there are many loose ends.
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Jun. 3, 2021
The Repatriation Of Historic Objects: Nationalism, Nativism Or Justice?
Mexico is taking actions that may resonate with many Native American communities, as it tries to bring back pre-Columbian names in some areas in Mexico City, while trying to recoup relics and historic artifacts from overseas. What does it mean the repatriation of archaeological objects?
May. 26, 2021
Mexican President Criticizes The Central Bank
Mexico’s president has recently attacked many independent organizations, including the National Electoral Institute, accusing them of being a waste of money and a hub for his political foes. Now the president has criticized a relevant autonomous financial institution, generating concerns among investors.
May. 24, 2021
VP To Help Mexico With Students Disappearance Case
The disappearance of 43 students in Mexico almost seven years ago on their way to a protest is still a highly political and controversial topic in human rights circles. And Mexico’s president says that U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris is helping solve the mystery.
May. 24, 2021
Mexico City Plans External Investigation In Train Wreck
The derailment of a subway train in Mexico City as a result of a collapsing bridge on Monday night has left at least 23 people dead and more than 70 injured. The city’s government plans an investigation amidst accusations of negligence and despotism.
May. 4, 2021
Mexico Citys Subway Derails Leaving Dozens Killed And Injured
At least 20 people died and more than 70 injured after a subway train in Mexico City derailed as a result of a collapsing bridge Monday night. The tragedy happened before 11:00 p.m., and many of the passengers were headed back home from work.
May. 4, 2021
Mexico Takes Steps To Make Feminine Hygiene Products Free In Schools
The lower chamber of the Mexican Congress approved a law to make female sanitary products — like tampons, pads and menstrual cups — free in schools.
Apr. 30, 2021
Fear Of Authoritarianism After Mexico’s President Plans
Mexico has relied for decades on autonomous institutions similar to the U.S. government agencies that supervise, regulate or sometimes sanction the authorities. But the Mexican president has plans to change that, and many fear a strike to democracy.
Apr. 30, 2021
LeBarón Family Faces Investigations While Confronting State Authorities
A new conflict has erupted between the governments of Sonora and Chihuahua and the LeBaróns, the community near the U.S. border where nine women and children were attacked and murdered in 2019.
Apr. 29, 2021
Former U.S. Ambassador: Mexico Needs A Stronger Arm Against Cartels
In an online public meeting, the US ambassador in Mexico during the Trump administration, Christopher Landau, criticized the Mexican president’s lack of actions against drug cartels.
Apr. 29, 2021
Why Mexico Is A Potential Problem For Bidens Clean Energy Plans
President Joe Biden wants U.S. energy policies to move toward greener alternatives — but his counterpart in Mexico, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, is looking for the opposite. The difference has already generated tension and concerns that could impact trade and investment.
Biden's 100-Day Plan: The Impact On Arizona
Apr. 26, 2021
President Biden Ratifies New Mexican Ambassador
President Joe Biden has ratified Mexico’s new ambassador in Washington. The ambassador has served as a public official for decades and many analysts consider him a close ally to Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
Apr. 26, 2021
Is A Judiciary Reform In Mexico An Attempt Against Democracy?
Mexico’s president has been promoting several controversial reforms and, among them, one that would extend the period of leadership at the Supreme Court. The Congress, dominated by supporters of the president, passed the amendment, but many are concerned about the impact it may bring to the democracy in Mexico.
Apr. 26, 2021
Amnesty International Presents Concerns About Mexicos Human Rights
The human rights non-profit Amnesty International recently presented its 2020 report in which Mexico shows an alarming development. According to the report, impunity, austerity, indifference and the deployment of the armed forces are becoming increasing worrisome.
Apr. 23, 2021
Bidens Immigration Promises Bring Disappointment, Negotiations And Accusations
President Joe Biden ends the first 100 days of his presidency next week, a traditional honeymoon period when presidents lay out the first big agenda items of their term. KJZZ reporters bring you a series looking at how decisions in those key points will affect Arizona, starting with the border wall along the U.S.-Mexico boundary.
Apr. 23, 2021
Polarization And Misinformation Threaten Mexico’s Upcoming Elections
In early June, Mexico will hold federal elections — the largest ones in its recent democratic history. With tens of thousands of candidates, one of the main concerns is to keep the electorate well informed.
Apr. 23, 2021
At Climate Summit, AMLO Boasts About Oil And An Activist Condemns Fossil Fuels
Forty world leaders are meeting virtually Thursday and Friday at the Summit on Climate hosted by President Joe Biden to discuss stronger global environmental actions. Two Mexican guests, one activist and the president, offered conflicting perspectives.
Apr. 22, 2021
Is Mexicos COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy Failing?
According to data analysis from the Council of the Americas, only about 2.6% of the Mexican population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. And many experts consider that the slow progress of vaccinations in Mexico represent a failure of the government’s strategy to face the pandemic.
Apr. 22, 2021