Mexico City News


DEA: Mexican Cartels Remain Untouched By The Pandemic
The DEA has just released its 2020 National Drug Threat Assessment, an annual publication to understand the impact of drug trafficking in the U.S. According to the federal agency, the pandemic has not seriously impacted these illicit activities, and Mexican drug cartels are even taking some advantage from it.
March 4, 2021
Energy Counter-Reform In Mexico Brings Concerns
During a fast-track session, the Mexican Senate reformed its energy laws; a change promoted — and applauded — by the president. But others fear the new laws could hurt the environment and trade relations with the United States.
March 4, 2021
While U.S. Tourists Escape From The Pandemic In Mexico, Mexican Travelers Do The Same In The U.S.
Tourism in the U.S. and Mexico has been severely affected by the pandemic. But people from both countries have started to travel across the border — and for the same reason. The pandemic is generating some tourism in both directions across the border.
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March 4, 2021
Mexican President Holds Virtual Meeting With Biden
President Biden and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador held a virtual bilateral meeting, along with other high-ranking officials. According to the White House, both presidents agreed to secure trade, develop legal pathways for migration and tackle the climate crisis.
March 2, 2021
Mexico Politician Will Run For Governor Despite Sexual Abuse Accusations
Women’s History Month is beginning in Mexico amid a controversy surrounding a gubernatorial candidate in the state of Guerrero. The man faces allegations of rape and sexual abuse, but feminists fear patriarchal politics may bolster his candidacy.
March 1, 2021
Mexico Will Offer COVID-19 Vaccine Regardless Of Immigration Status
The Biden administration has promised to administer COVID-19 vaccine to undocumented immigrants. Mexico’s government has given a similar order and has resolved a controversy over vaccinating resident foreigners.
March 1, 2021
U.S. Secretary Of State Blinken Goes to Mexico Virtually
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken held his first official trip on Friday, but online, as a result of the pandemic.
March 1, 2021
Tamaulipas Governor Faces Organized Crime Accusations
The governor of a Mexican border state, and one of the most high-profile opponents of Mexico’s president, is under scrutiny. The Mexican government is accusing him of criminal activities, but he claims it's part of a dirty war before the election in June.
Feb. 25, 2021
U.S. Secretary Of State Plans Virtual Trip To Mexico, Canada
The new U.S. secretary of State will have his first official visit with Mexico and Canada on Friday, but he will do so virtually. Antony Blinken will meet online with senior leaders from both countries — and trade, migration, energy and the pandemic will be part of the agenda.
Feb. 25, 2021
Mexico President Faces Audit Regarding His Airport Project
One of the signature projects for Mexico’s president since he took office in 2018 was to stop the construction of a new airport in Mexico City, while building a new one. The promise was to cut expenses and clear corruption from the project, but a congressional audit tells a different story.
Feb. 22, 2021
Mexico: Biden Administration, Social Media Encourage Migrants
Migrations from Central America to the United States continue, despite recent caravans dissolving. The Mexican government says migrants are encouraged by information on social media and their faith in the Biden administration — while using children to facilitate their transit.
Feb. 22, 2021
Mexico’s Controversial Coronavirus Czar Gets COVID-19
Mexico’s coronavirus czar has become a well-known controversial character in his country. While he heads the strategy to fight the pandemic, he has been criticized for not following the same health protocols he recommends. And this weekend he revealed that he has contracted COVID-19.
Feb. 20, 2021
Politician Will Run For Governor Despite Sexual Abuse Accusations
Mexico will hold elections in June for local and state officials. One of the candidates, running for governor of the state of Guerrero, is facing allegations of rape and sexual abuse. But Mexico's president is downplaying the accusations.
Feb. 19, 2021
Mexico’s Vaccination Program Faces Election-Related Controversy
The Biden administration is pushing to accelerate the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations, while making them more accessible for everyone. But in Mexico, the government is being criticized for what many consider a slow process that is also raising privacy concerns.
Feb. 18, 2021
After Call To Change Policies, AMLO Says Deportations Continue
President Biden has ended the declaration of emergency at the border with Mexico, ordered by his predecessor two years ago. But Mexico’s president says U.S. deportations continue, as does Mexico's strategy to control migration at its southern border.
Feb. 11, 2021
Mexico Accuses U.S. Of Lack Of Support To Stop Gun Smuggling
According to the Mexican government, the U.S. is not fully cooperating to stop gun trafficking. Mexico is also accusing the former U.S. ambassador of providing false information. An estimated 70% of guns used for crime in Mexico come from the U.S. — and many of them from Arizona.
Feb. 8, 2021
AMLO Is Back — And Still Maskless — After Getting COVID-19
Two weeks ago, Mexico’s president announced that he had contracted COVID-19. He reappeared in a press conference, showing no intention of changing his relaxed approach toward the pandemic.
Feb. 8, 2021
Mexico’s Underscored Gas Pollution Might Bring Opportunities With U.S.
President Biden has signed several executive orders prioritizing the environment. A new study suggests that high levels of methane in Mexico might become an area of interest for his administration.
Feb. 8, 2021
As The Pandemic Continues To Hit, Mexico Struggles To Breathe
In Mexico, oxygen has become a rare, expensive and sometimes risky commodity as the pandemic keeps hitting hard. But it's a necessity as crowded or expensive hospitals have forced some in Mexico City to care for sick family members at home.
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Feb. 8, 2021
Russia Responds To Sonoran Senator Who Criticized Sputnik V Vaccine
Mexico’s president announced last week that his country will purchase millions of doses of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine. Afterward, a Sonoran senator accused the government of being cheap — prompting a response from Russia.
Feb. 1, 2021