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In Mexico, Nonprofit Points To Corruption Trail In President’s Party
A nonprofit dedicated to fighting corruption in Mexico has used investigations to uncover many anomalies in the current and previous administrations. But after a recent report, the Mexican president decided to launch an investigation against the organization.
Nov. 13, 2020
Mexican Government Keeps Distance With Biden
According to several reports, President-elect Joe Biden and his staff are contacting strategic U.S. allies overseas after receiving the required 270 electoral votes. But the Mexican government wants to keep its distance.
Nov. 12, 2020
Mexico Suspends Detention Of Migrant Children
While the crisis of migrant children detained on the border remains in the United States, changes in some immigration laws in Mexico are bringing new hopes for human rights supporters, as underaged migrants will not be held in custody any more. Mexico’s immigration law is now prohibiting the holding of migrant children in detention centers.
Nov. 12, 2020
Protests In Mexico After Police Opened Fire During A Feminist Rally
2020 has been, so far, the year of women’s rights protests in Mexico. This week, the police opened fire in a rally against femicides in the coastal city of Cancún, sparking more feminists protests in Mexico.
Nov. 12, 2020
Mexican President Says He’ll Wait For Official Results On U.S. Elections
Many world leaders have cheered the victory of presidential candidate Joe Biden over president Donald Trump after this weekend’s vote count. But Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador says he’ll wait for the results, accusing U.S. media of censoring Trump.
Nov. 9, 2020
Mexican Congress Implements Remote Voting To Face Pandemic
In Mexico, just like in the United States, COVID-19 cases are again on the rise. And on Nov. 4, the lower house of the Mexican Congress adopted a new method to continue its sessions without putting the representatives at risk.
Nov. 5, 2020
Republicans, Democrats End Campaigning In Mexico
Over a million U.S. citizens live in Mexico. And there, the Republican and Democrat parties work to attract those expatriate voters.
Nov. 3, 2020
Día De Muertos Globalizes, But The Pandemic Threatens It
This weekend, many will celebrate the Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, holidays. The tradition, deeply rooted in Mexico’s culture, is expanding across the world, but it’s also being threatened by the spread of the coronavirus.
Oct. 30, 2020
New Multi-Organization Coalition Stands Against Mexican President
Throughout this year, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has faced protests from several organizations, including feminist and anti-violence groups. And now, a new coalition is challenging the president and the political parties to improve the country’s conditions.
Oct. 26, 2020
Mexico And U.S. Settle Water Conflict Near The Border
A 1940s water agreement between Mexico and the U.S. recently ignited a protest by farmworkers in a Mexican border state southeast of Arizona. But despite the controversy, the Mexican government is saying the deal has been settled.
Oct. 22, 2020
Mexico Wants An Aztec Headdress Back From Austria
For years, many Mexicans have longed for the return of a 16th century Aztec feathered crown that lies in a European museum. The Mexican president’s wife went on a mission to try to get it borrowed — but the visit reignited a debate about its significance.
Oct. 20, 2020
AMLO Defends Trump, Demands Explanations From DEA Ops
Last week, a former Mexican secretary of defense was arrested in Los Angeles, accused of helping in drug trafficking and organized crime. Mexico's president is demanding information from the U.S. while questioning the DEA’s intervention in his country.
Oct. 19, 2020
In Mexico, Almost 40,000 Meds For Cancer Patients Get Stolen
For months, the Mexican government has been accused of not providing needed medications to children with cancer as a result of the administration’s austerity plans. And a new crisis has appeared, as the authorities report that nearly 40,000 doses have been stolen.
Oct. 15, 2020
Mexico Works On International Agreements For COVID-19 Vaccines
While the United States government continues its race against other countries to develop a coronavirus vaccine, in Mexico, authorities are following a different strategy: They are signing international agreements to guarantee enough supplies once a vaccine is developed.
Oct. 15, 2020
Mexico’s Tourism Industry Gets Ready — And Anxious — To Fight The Pandemic
As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, many people are looking for safe ways to get out of the house. That’s been a boon in recent months for Rocky Point, a beach town in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, known for its popularity among Arizonans. And some Sonoran leaders hope that trend will spread to other parts of the state, too.
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Oct. 15, 2020
In Mexico, Apologies Requested For Columbus Day
For Columbus Day — or Indigenous Peoples Day — Mexico City expected a protest calling for removal of a statue of the Spanish admiral, as has happened in some U.S. cities. But the city’s government made a surprise move, while the federal government demands apologies on another front.
Oct. 12, 2020
Empty Seats: Sports Deal Decades Ago Changed Phoenixs Future
This week marks the 33rd anniversary of a sports deal that changed the future of Phoenix. The Suns were the only major pro franchise here then, and they could have left. But Colangelo played the lead role in transforming the city into the home of teams from each of the top four sports leagues in America.
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Oct. 12, 2020
Hurricane Delta Hits Mexico Downgrading Its Category
Hurricane Delta was expected to be the strongest one hitting Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula in 15 years. The hurricane has been downgraded but is still expected to hit the U.S. coast.
Oct. 7, 2020
Mexican President Faces Protests Against His Administration
Protesters have continued to gather in crowds this year to demonstrate against President Trump, despite the pandemic. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has faced similar opposition, with protests from feminists, anti-violence groups — and a movement that demands his resignation.
Oct. 6, 2020
Migrant Caravan Heading To The U.S. Turns Back
Last week, a migrant caravan from Central America departed from Honduras on its way to the U.S. The Mexican president says American politics had to do with it, but the group is already turning back.
Oct. 5, 2020

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