Mexico City Bureau

In Mexico, A History Of Welcoming Leftist Dissidents
Former Bolivian President Evo Morales, who fled to Mexico after being forced out by his country's military and civilian protesters this week, joins a history of leftist political leaders who have sought refuge across the border from the U.S.
Nov. 13, 2019
Exiled In Mexico, Evo Morales Promises Return To Bolivia
Former Bolivian President Evo Morales, who resigned over the weekend amid pressure from the military and civilian protestors, arrived in Mexico on Tuesday morning, thanking the Mexican government for saving his life and vowing to return to Bolivia.
Nov. 13, 2019
USDA Continues Avocado Inspections In Mexico After Threat To Inspector
U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors continue to work in avocado fields in Mexico, after one inspector was “directly threatened” there this summer. Mexico supplies most of the avocados imported into the United States.
Nov. 7, 2019
Phoenix Closes Its Business Liaison Offices In Mexico
The city of Phoenix will no longer have offices in Mexico, Arizona’s main trading partner. On Wednesday, the City Council voted to shut down the two business liaison offices in Hermosillo, Sonora, and Mexico City.
Nov. 7, 2019
Mexico Will Work With U.S. After Sonora Mormon Murders
After Monday’s attacks in Sonora, Mexico, where three women and six children from a binational Mormon community were murdered, the Mexican government has promised to reinforce gun trafficking operations, while collaborating with its American counterparts.
Nov. 6, 2019
Mexico Rejects Trumps Offer To Wage War Against Drug Cartel
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of Mexico rejected an offer from President Trump on Tuesday for help waging war on organized crime groups in response to an attack in which 9 U.S. citizens were killed in Arizona’s cross-border state of Sonora.
Nov. 5, 2019
Mexico Celebrates Día de Muertos As The Festivity Grows
Mexico is celebrating one of its most important holidays: the Day of the Dead. It remembers the deceased beloved ones and reflects on death as our ultimate fate. And while the festivities preserve the cultural heritage, it also has become a major international event.
Oct. 30, 2019
In Mexico, Murders Of Journalists Go Unpunished
Mexico continues to be one of the worst countries in the world when it comes to prosecuting the murder of journalists, according to a list released Tuesday by the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Oct. 29, 2019
Hopes And Concerns On Tourism Investment In Mexico
Tourism is one of Mexico’s main sources of income, but the current administration cut expenses in this area as part of its austerity program. While the private sector has concerns, there's plenty of high hopes from the Mexican government.
Oct. 28, 2019
Mexico Mayors Trying To Meet With President Repelled With Tear Gas
Dozens of mayors from throughout Mexico tried to push for an audience with the president. Instead, tear gas was used for the first time during this administration to repel them.
Oct. 23, 2019
Mexico’s Immigration Institute Commissioner Accused Of Racism, Xenophobia
The leader of Mexico’s immigration office is under fire after giving statements with racial and xenophobic connotations. He stated that Mexico will deport every single transcontinental migrant and that they should take the last massive deportation as a warning.
Oct. 23, 2019
Billions Of Dollars Waived In Mexico To Ghost Companies
In Mexico, an investigation has revealed that the current administration recently waived billions of dollars in taxes assessed to ghost companies, many of which were used to launder money. One of them was operated by a powerful drug cartel.
Oct. 21, 2019
Mexico’s Controversial Union Leader Of Pemex Steps Down
The leader of one of Mexico’s largest and most powerful unions has just stepped down, as he faces an investigation for money laundering. His resignation could have an effect in the U.S.
Oct. 17, 2019
50 Years Of El Metro: Secrets Of The Unusual Transportation System
Mexico City’s subway is turning 50. It's one of the largest in the world — and one of the most peculiar ones. In this series, we’ll explore the Metro's secrets and the lessons it could bring to U.S. cities like Phoenix, where rail systems are small or non-existent.
Oct. 17, 2019
1 Year Since 1st Migrant Caravan Seen Travelling To U.S.
People had been migrating from Central America for decades, but October last year was the first time a river of thousands were being seen walking across screens in the U.S. Within days, President Trump threatened to close the southwest border if the migrants were allowed to advance.
Oct. 16, 2019
Shootout In Southern Mexico Leaves 15 Dead
Fifteen people were killed during a shootout Tuesday in southern Mexico. According to the Mexican government, the deadly shots were fired while the military repelled aggressions.
Oct. 16, 2019
Mexican Governor Calls For Retaliation After 13 Police Killed
The governor of the Mexican state of Michoacan is calling for a military and police response to the slaying of 13 police officers and injury of nine others in an ambush there this week.
Oct. 16, 2019
Haitian, African Migrants Halted In Southern Mexico
Military police in southern Mexico stopped and forced back a caravan of several hundred migrants — mostly from Haiti and African countries — who were attempting to reach the U.S. by foot over the weekend.
Oct. 14, 2019
Mexican President Cautions Against Politicizing USMCA Trade Deal
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador wrote a letter to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asking for a prompt approval of the USMCA
Oct. 14, 2019
African Migrants In Mexico Protest Being Detained In Squalid Conditions
Migrants in southern Mexico are protesting over the treatment they're receiving from government officials, saying authorities are holding them in squalid conditions.
Oct. 10, 2019