Mexico City Bureau

Despite Concerns In Mexico’s Situation, López Obrador Prepares Celebration
July 1 marks anniversary of the election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador as president of Mexico. And he’s planning a big party — despite concerns on how his administration is dealing with the country.
July 1, 2019
134 Migrants Found In Locked Tractor Trailer In Mexico
The Mexican government’s recent crackdown on migrants has pushed many to risky routes and means of transportation.
June 28, 2019
Reducing Migrants A Tough Assignment For Mexico, Report Says
The Mexican government will likely struggle to fulfill promises to the Trump administration to reduce the number of Central American migrants arriving to the U.S. by late August, according to a report.
June 27, 2019
Mexico Auctions State And Crime-Owned Properties
For years, the Mexican government has auctioned properties taken from criminals. The current administration is also auctioning dozens of state-owned properties, including places where drug lords were arrested or killed.
June 25, 2019
Mexican Airline To Help Return Central American Migrants
Mexican discount airline Volaris is offering to fly immigrants from Guatemala, El Salvador and Costa Rica back to their countries of origin.
June 21, 2019
Mexico Invests In Trees In El Salvador To Fight Migration Crisis
Mexico continues the expansion of its operations to detain and deport migrants. But its president also started his parallel strategy to fight migration, by investing — on trees — in Central America.
June 21, 2019
Pants Or Skirt? The Debate Behind The New School Uniforms Policy In Mexico City
In Mexico City, the government established a gender neutral policy to public school uniforms, allowing children to use skirts or pants regardless of their gender. But how hard will it be for the measure to promote tolerance and diversity?
June 19, 2019
Phoenix, UA Delegations Visit Mexico City
Two Arizonan committees are on a business trip in Mexico City. One of them is from Phoenix and focuses on innovation and trade, while the other is from Tucson and looks to strengthen research and education.
June 18, 2019
Mexican Immigration Commissioner Quits
While the Mexican government pushes its strategy to stop and detain migrants entering from Central America, a resignation on Friday at its main office for migratory affairs rocks the boat.
June 14, 2019
Mexico Deploys National Guard To Stop Migrants
Mexico confirmed the deployment of the newly-formed National Guard to its southern border to stop migrants, as agreed with the U.S. But opponents said the federal government is breaking the law and turning Mexico into the U.S. border wall.
June 14, 2019
Mexico Activists Accused Of Human Smuggling Released
In Arizona, it is unclear if humanitarian aid worker Scott Warren will continue to face charges of illegally harboring undocumented immigrants. And in Mexico, two activists accused of human smuggling have been released. Their supporters said the arrests were a setup.
June 12, 2019
Mexican Government Boasts On Negotiation — But An Ultimatum From US Awaits
The Mexican government avoided tariffs on exports to the United States by promising to help decrease the flow of migrants. And just like his U.S. counterpart, Mexico’s president touted the agreement as a diplomatic success. But the Mexican foreign secretary hints that the crisis is not over.
June 10, 2019
In The Midst Of Tariff Tensions, Mexico Faces Immigration Crisis
Mexico reached an agreement with the U.S. to avoid tariffs, but is feeling the pressure on its Southern border: an increasing volume of people crossing from Central America is becoming harder to manage.
June 7, 2019
In Mexico, Exporters Already Adjusting To Threats of U.S. Tariffs
Exporters in Mexico are holding their breath as President Donald Trump has threatened to implement tariffs on Mexican imports as early as Monday.
June 7, 2019
U.S.-Mexico To Continue Trade, Immigration Talks Thursday
The two countries failed to reach an agreement Wednesday, prolonging the possibility of tariffs on Mexican imports beginning next week.
June 5, 2019
Controversial Mexican Religious Leader Arrested In U.S.
The leader of a Mexican-based church with presence in many American cities, including Phoenix, was arrested Tuesday in the United States on 26 charges, including child rape.
June 5, 2019
In Mexico, Deportations Triple As New Caravan Arrives
Mexican government officials are in Washington, D.C., after President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on Mexican goods, unless Mexico stops the migration from Central America. Meanwhile, at the Mexico-Guatemala border, a new caravan arrived.
June 5, 2019
Mexico-U.S. Tariff Tension Is Opportunity For States
A Mexican delegation of high-ranking officials is still in Washington preparing to dialogue with the U.S. government. Their plan is to avoid the enactment of President Donald Trump’s threat to impose tariffs to Mexican goods. As tensions linger, an opportunity for border states arises.
June 4, 2019
From Both Sides of US-Mexico Border, An Attempt To Stop Trump’s Tariffs
Top Mexican officials and members of congress are trying to keep President Donald Trump from carrying out a threat to impose tariffs on Mexican imports.
June 4, 2019
Mexico Aims To Stop Trumps Tariffs Over Immigration
Some of Mexico's highest ranking government officials are in Washington this week, pulling out all the stops in an effort to de-escalate tensions over immigration. They want to keep President Trump from slapping punitive tariffs on all imports.
June 3, 2019