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Mexico To Increase Checkpoints At South Border
While the U.S. federal administration debates on building a border wall to stop illegal immigration, authorities in Mexico are planning to put more checkpoints on its border with Central America to facilitate the documentation of northbound migrants.
Jan. 9, 2019
Zapatistas Celebrate 25 Years By Attacking AMLO
In a statement commemorating its twenty-fifth anniversary, the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) from Mexico said its fight will not stop under Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s presidency.
Jan. 3, 2019
‘Roma’ Shines Light On Domestic Workers In Mexico
Labor advocates in Mexico are using "Roma," which tells the fictional story of an upper middle-class family in the Roma section of Mexico City, to advocate for improving conditions for real-life domestic workers.
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Jan. 3, 2019
U.S. Will Help Mexico Despite Government Shutdown
Mexico requested aid from the U.S. and Canada to investigate a deadly and controversial helicopter crash that occurred Monday. The Canadian help has arrived, but the American support has faced difficulties as a result of the government’s shutdown.
Dec. 31, 2018
¡Más Volumen! Mexico City Is The New Digital Music Mecca
Music streaming services such as Spotify are constantly growing, as more listeners prefer them over records. And which one is the largest market for Spotify in the World? Not New York or London, but Mexico City. In five years, Mexico City has evolved from being Spotify’s first-ever Latin American market to its largest listener base worldwide.
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Dec. 27, 2018
150,000 Holiday Flowers Give Mexico A New Guinness Record
Almost two centuries ago, the first U.S. ambassador in Mexico brought poinsettias to the United States, turning them into the Christmas Holidays icon that we know. And Mexico celebrated its traditional Christmas flower by breaking a Guinness world record.
Dec. 25, 2018
Mexico Has Its First Female Ambassador In The U.S.
Martha Bárcena is becoming the first female ambassador of Mexico in the United States.
Dec. 23, 2018
Asylum Seekers Go To Mexico While Claims Processed
People seeking asylum at the southern U.S. border will no longer be released into the United States while their cases are resolved, and will instead be returned to Mexico and forced to wait there, under a plan announced Thursday.
Dec. 21, 2018
Mexico’s ‘Christmas Ornament Capital’ Struggles To Survive
In the early sixties, a Mexican migrant returned to his hometown in Central Mexico, where he began the production of glass Christmas tree ornaments. Others followed, and the town became one of the world’s largest suppliers of these decorations. But times change.
Dec. 21, 2018
Chicano Chilango: The Mexican-American Migration To Mexico City
For many Mexican-Americans, Mexico City might seem distant both culturally and geographically speaking. But others, instead, are moving there. They are Chicanos turning into "Chilangos," inhabitants of Mexico City, following their roots and dreams, favored by their binational understanding — while facing some culture shocks.
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Dec. 21, 2018
U.S. To Invest $10.6B To Address Central American Migration
The U.S. government is pledging to $10.6 billion in public and private funds toward economic development in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, in an attempt to address the causes of migration from the region.
Dec. 18, 2018
Mexico’s Presidential Estate Opens Its Doors, With Access And Symbolism For All
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico's new president, opened the country's presidential palace to the public this month. It's a largely symbolic gesture that many are responding to.
Dec. 18, 2018
 Mexico To Begin Construction Of Controversial Rail Line
Construction will begin Sunday on a controversial plan for a railway connecting the main tourist attractions across southern Mexico.
Dec. 14, 2018
Mexico Will Pump $30B Into Central America To Slow Migration
The Central American Full Development Plan launched by the Mexican government would benefit Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador over the next five years. Mexico is actively pursuing the United States’ participation in the initiative to slow migration.
Dec. 13, 2018
Mexico Lays Out Plans For $8B Oil Refinery
The construction of the country's seventh refinery is part of an attempt to lower the country’s dependence on imported fuel.
Dec. 10, 2018
Mexico City Swears In Its First Elected Female Mayor
Mexico City swore in its first elected female mayor on Wednesday, as more women are pursuing active roles in Mexican politics and are transforming a male-dominated field.
Dec. 5, 2018
FBI Offers Reward For Info After Consulate Attack
The FBI is offering a $20,000 reward for information about an attack on a U.S. consulate in western Mexico. Two hand grenades were lobbed at the consulate in Guadalajara, in the western state of Jalisco, just before 11 p.m. Friday, according to a statement from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City.
Dec. 4, 2018
New Mexican President Inaugurated
Thousands gathered in Mexico City's main square over the weekend to welcome the new president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who was sworn in on Sunday. López Obrador made exactly 100 promises of what he would accomplish during his six-year presidential term.
Dec. 3, 2018
The Mexican Force That Stop Migrants From Reaching U.S.
The Mexican federal police, which has long helped stop migrants from reaching the U.S., has been found to regularly commit human rights violations against migrants — highlighting one of the central challenges in immigration policy for incoming President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
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Dec. 3, 2018
Phoenix Joins AZ At Mexican Presidential Inauguration
Last week, Gov. Doug Ducey confirmed he is attending the inauguration of Mexico’s new president. A group of leaders from Phoenix, including interim mayor Thelda Williams, plans to be there as well.
Nov. 28, 2018

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