Mexico City Bureau

The Mexican Peso had some of its strongest days in years, partially benefited by the U.S. government’s shutdown. But the trend is changing, affected by the Mexican government’s oil strategy.
Jan. 31, 2019
A protracted fight over President Trump’s push for a border wall has raised political tensions with Mexico. But some U.S. institutions are still betting on partnerships with their southern neighbor — including one Arizona school that wants to keep training Mexican diplomats.
Jan. 30, 2019
After almost two years since Mexico approved the use of medical marijuana, nearly 40 cannabis-based products are ready to be sold. The U.S. will be one of the main exporters. But, what does it mean for Mexico to open the legalization of a cannabis market after being “punished” for decades by its illegal production and trafficking?
Jan. 29, 2019
Almost three-fourths of migrants requesting a humanitarian visa to transit through Mexico were from Honduras.
Jan. 28, 2019
U.S. immigration officials will begin returning as many as 20 migrants per day to Mexico as they await an answer to their asylum applications.
Jan. 25, 2019
Jessica Gonzalez, now 28, was one of the more than 1 million undocumented Mexican immigrants who left the United States in the last decade, bringing net migration from Mexico to a net zero, according to Pew Research estimates. Like many young returning migrants, Gonzalez faced challenges in transferring her American education and in finding work.
Jan. 25, 2019
Mexico is recognizing Nicolás Maduro as Venezuela’s president while an opposition leader is receiving support from the U.S. and a dozen Latin American countries.
Jan. 24, 2019
The death toll from Friday’s pipeline explosion in Mexico has risen to almost 100, while dozens are still injured. Most of the victims were stealing gas from a leak before the explosion, sparking a debate on who’s to blame for the incident.
Jan. 22, 2019
As a new caravan of migrants makes its way from Central America to the U.S., leaders in Mexico say they want to address the reasons thousands continue to flee their homes. Mexico is caught between the harsh realities that are pushing people out of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala — and the divisive politics of immigration in the U.S.
Jan. 18, 2019
Many states in Mexico, including its capital, have experienced severe fuel shortages for days. The Mexican administration says it’s the result of temporarily closing gas pipelines to stop illegal fuel taps. But many are skeptical.
Jan. 16, 2019
While the U.S. federal administration debates on building a border wall to stop illegal immigration, authorities in Mexico are planning to put more checkpoints on its border with Central America to facilitate the documentation of northbound migrants.
Jan. 9, 2019
In a statement commemorating its twenty-fifth anniversary, the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) from Mexico said its fight will not stop under Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s presidency.
Jan. 3, 2019
Labor advocates in Mexico are using "Roma," which tells the fictional story of an upper middle-class family in the Roma section of Mexico City, to advocate for improving conditions for real-life domestic workers.
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Jan. 3, 2019
Mexico requested aid from the U.S. and Canada to investigate a deadly and controversial helicopter crash that occurred Monday. The Canadian help has arrived, but the American support has faced difficulties as a result of the government’s shutdown.
Dec. 28, 2018
Music streaming services such as Spotify are constantly growing, as more listeners prefer them over records. And which one is the largest market for Spotify in the World? Not New York or London, but Mexico City. In five years, Mexico City has evolved from being Spotify’s first-ever Latin American market to its largest listener base worldwide.
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Dec. 26, 2018
Almost two centuries ago, the first U.S. ambassador in Mexico brought poinsettias to the United States, turning them into the Christmas Holidays icon that we know. And Mexico celebrated its traditional Christmas flower by breaking a Guinness world record.
Dec. 25, 2018
Martha Bárcena is becoming the first female ambassador of Mexico in the United States.
Dec. 23, 2018
People seeking asylum at the southern U.S. border will no longer be released into the United States while their cases are resolved, and will instead be returned to Mexico and forced to wait there, under a plan announced Thursday.
Dec. 21, 2018
For many Mexican-Americans, Mexico City might seem distant both culturally and geographically speaking. But others, instead, are moving there. They are Chicanos turning into "Chilangos," inhabitants of Mexico City, following their roots and dreams, favored by their binational understanding — while facing some culture shocks.
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Dec. 21, 2018
In the early sixties, a Mexican migrant returned to his hometown in Central Mexico, where he began the production of glass Christmas tree ornaments. Others followed, and the town became one of the world’s largest suppliers of these decorations. But times change.
Dec. 20, 2018

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