Mexico City Bureau

Mexico City Faces COVID-19 By Trying To Move Father’s Day
Coronavirus cases in Mexico City are still on the rise, and most businesses are closed or limited to home delivery. And the city’s government and businesses have an unusual strategy to lower the risks this weekend, which has to do with parental festivities.
June 19, 2020
Peso And The Virus: Mexicos Economy During COVID-19
The coronavirus's devastating effects are not only health-wise, and the pandemic is making it hard for industries, businesses and individuals in Mexico, the United States’ largest trading partner. This Fronteras Desk series explores the neighboring nation’s economy as it faces the COVID-19 pandemic.
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June 17, 2020
Human Rights Commission In Jalisco Accuse Police Of Torture
Last week, many rallied against police brutality and abuse in Mexico, after a civilian in the state of Jalisco was allegedly killed in custody. The case is still open, but an investigation by the state’s Human Rights Commission says the police tortured and executed the man.
June 12, 2020
Cancún Gradually Opens Its Doors While The Pandemic Still Grows In Mexico
The coronavirus pandemic has severely affected the economies of many tourist destinations throughout the world. Now, after three months of isolation, one of the most popular locations in Mexico for Americans is slightly opening its doors.
June 11, 2020
Jalisco Governor Suggests AMLO Is Behind Destruction, Arrests
Thursday evening June 4th, hundreds rallied against police brutality in the city of Guadalajara , Mexico, after a civilian allegedly was killed in custody a month ago. The protest led to destruction and arrests. And now, the state governor is insinuating that the president is behind the disturbances.
June 6, 2020
Mexico-U.S. Imports And Exports Fall Almost 50%
Mexico is the United States’ main trading partner. But trade between both countries has been seriously impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, as imports and exports dropped historically.
June 5, 2020
Protests In Mexico After Construction Worker Dies In Police Custody
In the United States, thousands have been rallying after the death of George Floyd. And on Thursday, hundreds in Mexico protested in the city of Guadalajara after a civilian allegedly was beaten to death in police custody a month ago.
June 5, 2020
Thousands Rally In Mexico From Their Cars Against Their President
While protests continued throughout the United States last weekend after the death of George Floyd, thousands of people in Mexico rallied against their president — riding their vehicles.
June 1, 2020
Mexican President Prepares Tour While Pandemic Spreads
Mexico’s cases of coronavirus and deaths related to it are still increasing by hundreds. But the president decided to start touring around the country again on June 1, mainly to supervise and inaugurate state projects.
May 29, 2020
Mexico Cancer Patients Families Protest For Support During Pandemic
Mexico’s public health budget and services decreased or changed as a result of the president’s frugal policies, affecting cancer patients. Now, activists claim that the government focuses on the coronavirus, leaving this high-risk group unprotected.
May 27, 2020
Analysts: Mexicos Fiscal Response To COVID-19 Is Poor
Mexico’s federal fiscal response to the coronavirus pandemic follows the president’s austerity plans. But analysts fear that the lack of stimulus and relief packages might create a backlash against the country’s economy.
May 22, 2020
Mexicans Of African Descent Fight For Recognition In Mexico
Mexico has a rich African heritage, but also an adjacent history of oblivion. And Afro descendants in Mexico are fighting to be respected and recognized.
May 21, 2020
Nearly 1,000 Mexico Nationals Dead From COVID-19 In The U.S.
The COVID-19 virus attacks regardless of any nationality. And the Mexican government is reporting hundreds of its nationals sick in the U.S and nearly 1,000 dead.
May 19, 2020
Mexican Government Changes Renewable Energy Rules
The coronavirus pandemic gave the Mexican government an opportunity to push for some changes on the renewable energy market. And some fear this could bring higher rates, less investment and more state control.
May 19, 2020
Mexico Plans To Reignite Industries Tied To The U.S.
Mexico’s federal government presented its plan to gradually reopen activities during the pandemic. And it includes the reactivation of industries crucial for trade with the United States.
May 13, 2020
Mexican President Orders The Military To Attend Public Safety
Mexico will experience a new phase in its fight against crime, as the president ordered the military to help with the task. And while some see it as an opportunity to stop violence, skeptics fear a militarization of the country.
May 12, 2020
10 Years After Operation Fast And Furious, Mexico Demands Apology From U.S.
A decade ago, a failed U.S. gun-walking sting spanning both sides of the border, called Operation Fast and Furious, ended in death and notoriety. Mexico’s president is bringing back the issue, demanding clarity and even an apology.
May 8, 2020
With Trumps Blessing, México Buys Ventilators From The U.S.
Like in many parts of the U.S., one of the main concerns in Mexico facing the coronavirus pandemic is having enough ventilators for patients. But the Mexican government just closed a deal to get the equipment from the U.S. while facing a domestic controversy.
May 7, 2020
COVID-19 Strikes Remittances, Families And Economies In The United States And Mexico
The U.S. is by far the largest source of money sent by migrants to family and friends around the globe, according to the World Bank. India and China are the largest recipients, followed by Mexico, a country that strongly depends on these remittances. How will the coronavirus pandemic hit both sides of the border?
May 7, 2020
Mexican Consulates Prepare As Lockdowns End In Parts Of The U.S.
The Mexican government reports that 250 of its nationals in the U.S. have the coronavirus. Mexico’s diplomatic wing is putting together a strategy to attend to its citizens in the U.S. as the pandemic continues and while many states end lockdowns.
May 6, 2020