Mexico City Bureau

Heat Waves, Atypical Fires Affect Mexico City’s Air Quality
Arizona is not the only place being affected by serious ozone levels. As hundreds of fires and high temperatures hit southern Mexico, the air quality is getting worse in cities like the capital, where many citizens are growing concerned.
May 14, 2019
Asylum Seekers Returned To Mexico Under Controversial Plan
U.S. immigration officials have sent more than 5,000 asylum applicants to Mexico under a controversial Trump administration plan that forces them to wait there for their day in court.
May 14, 2019
Mexico Police Arrest School Owner Who Fled After Earthquake
Almost two years ago, Mexico City experienced a devastating earthquake. Nineteen children and seven adults died at the Rébsamen Elementary School. Shortly after, the school owner fled — until last weekend.
May 13, 2019
Mexico’s President Wants To Decriminalize Illegal Drugs — But Which?
Mexico's president is proposing major drug reform in his country, decriminalizing illegal drugs and transferring resources from fighting drug trafficking to efforts towards reducing drug addiction.
May 13, 2019
Unusual Shooting Surprises And Disturbs Cuernavaca, Mexico
It was an unusual shooting in a city just 50 miles away from Mexico City. It happened in daylight on the main square, and a few steps away from reporters doing interviews.
May 9, 2019
AMLO Blames U.S. Political Interests For Tomato Crisis
Trade tensions between Mexico and the U.S. are currently centered in one of the quintessential ingredients of BLT sandwiches, salsas and Italian-American food: tomatoes. While the U.S. imposes a tariff on this Mexican produce, the president of Mexico speaks up, accusing electoral interests in the U.S.
May 8, 2019
Mexico Wants To Reinvent U.S. Merida Aid Program
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says he doesn't want aid under the United States' so-called Merida Initiative — at least in its present form.
May 8, 2019
Mexico Gets Its Worst 1Q GDP In A Decade
Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador says his country’s economy is looking better than ever — but numbers show the opposite. The country's economic activity registered its biggest fall for starting a year in a decade. And among the main factors: nervous foreign investors.
May 7, 2019
Crossing Mexico: An Economy That Depends On An Open Border
The economies of two towns — dependent on each other and on the relatively easy crossing across the Suchiate River — show how the free passage between Mexico and Guatemala is a way of life along this border, similar to how it once was between the U.S. and Mexico.
Part I: Migrants Idle Long Before Reaching U.S. Border
Part II: They Cross Oceans, Mountains And Rainforests
May 3, 2019
They Cross Oceans, Mountains and Rainforests — And Wait in Mexico
They came from India, Nigeria and Cuba. They fled persecution, conflict and poverty. And they crossed oceans, mountains and rainforests. They thought they would reach the United States, but at least for now their journey has ended here: Mexico’s hot and humid state of Chiapas.
Part I: Migrants Idle Long Before Reaching U.S. Border
May 2, 2019
Crossing Mexico: The New Barrier For U.S.-Bound Migrants
Mexico has long been a thoroughfare for migrants hoping to reach the U.S. by land. Now, as caravans of thousands of people have begun to arrive to Mexico's border with Central America, Mexican authorities have been stopping the flow north. Is Mexico reacting to pressure from President Donald Trump to cut off migration?
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May 1, 2019
Mexican Senate Approves Labor Reform
The labor reform brings more rights to Mexican workers, and also allows Mexico to meet the requirements needed for the free trade agreement with Canada and the United States, known as USMCA.
April 30, 2019
Study In Mexico Reveals Unusual Patterns In Social Media ‘Trolling’
Social media is a powerful tool for politics, but sometimes its use becomes questionable. A recent study in Mexico reveals an unusual pattern on Twitter, where some attacks work in favor of a top politician: the Mexican president
April 30, 2019
Arizona Chases Opportunities At Mexico’s Largest Airspace Fair
One of the largest aerospace fairs on the continent kicked off this Wednesday at the outskirts of Mexico City. And Arizona has one of the biggest pavilions there to promote the state’s industry and to look for new partners.
April 24, 2019
Mexico Says 300K U.S.-Bound Migrants Entered The Country In First 3 Months Of 2019
The Mexican government estimates almost 300,000 migrants entered its territory in the first three months of the year, with the intention of illegally crossing into the United States.
April 23, 2019
Electric Scooter Companies Fight To Keep Rolling In Mexico
Electric shared scooters arrived in Mexico City with disruptive technologies and concerns. While some see in them innovation and an opportunity, others think that these vehicles need to be regulated — or even eradicated.
April 18, 2019
AMLO: Trump Promises Investment In Mexican ‘Mayan Train’
"I met with the secretary of commerce from the United States, and he told me that President Donald Trump sent me a message promising they will invest on the train," Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said during a rally.
April 15, 2019
Mexico And U.S. Business Lobbies Sign Agreement
Two of the main economic organizations in Mexico and the United States signed an agreement on Friday, during the U.S.-Mexico CEO Dialogue in Mérida, Mexico. The agreement will serve as a prelude to the renewed free trade agreement for North America, known as USMCA.
April 15, 2019
Study Says Economic Impact Of Violence Reaches A Historic High In Mexico
According to a new study, Mexico had one of its most violent years in 2018. The lack of peace had a historic high impact on the country’s economy, costing $268 billion. But the new government has an opportunity to change that.
April 10, 2019
Mexican Officials Stopping Migrants From Heading North
For years, migrants hoping to reach the southern border of the United States have crossed by land from Central America and into Mexico. Fronteras Desk senior field correspondent Jorge Valencia traveled from KJZZ’s Mexico City Bureau to Mexico's southern border this week.
April 10, 2019

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