How Mexico Helped The Times Get Its Journalists Out of Afghanistan

A humanitarian effort led by Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard gave Afghans and their families a sanctuary that the U.S. government was unable to provide.

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‘We’re Living in Hell’: Inside Fresnillo, Mexico’s Most Terrified City

Fresnillo feels to residents overrun by violence and paralyzed by fear, a testament to the failure of Mexico’s government to tackle organized crime.

#crime-and-criminals, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drug-cartels, #jalisco-new-generation-cartel, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #sinaloa-cartel, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Mexico’s President Says Carlos Slim Might Help Rebuild Collapsed Metro Line

A New York Times investigation found that poor work by Mr. Slim’s company led to the fatal accident. Mr. Slim may be willing to help fix it, but it is not clear if he would pay the costs.

#accidents-and-safety, #engineering-and-engineers, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #mexico-city-train-crash-may-2021, #new-york-city, #new-york-times, #politics-and-government, #slim-helu-carlos, #subways

Mexico City Train Crash Inquiry Points to Construction Flaws

The conclusion, in a preliminary report released by Mexico City’s government, supports the findings of an investigation by The New York Times.

#accidents-and-safety, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico-city-mexico, #mexico-city-train-crash-may-2021, #subways

Kamala Harris, With Blunt Language on Border, Forges Immigration Image

The vice president concluded her first trip abroad, a high-stakes trip to Mexico and Guatemala during which she took on the politically volatile issue.

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In Mexico Election, López Obrador’s Grip on Congress Slips

Early results of midterm elections suggested that Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s coalition would not keep the supermajority needed to push through his ambitious agenda.

#legislatures-and-parliaments, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico-city-mexico, #morena-mexican-political-party, #national-action-party-mexico

Despite It All, López Obrador Has My Vote

He is not a threat to the country, as his adversaries claim. The real threat is the social discontent that made him president.

#elections, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #politics-and-government

Years of Unheeded Warnings. Then the Subway Crash Mexico City Had Feared.

Mexico City’s subway system has been plagued with problems for years. On Monday, an overpass collapsed, and the newest subway line plunged some 50 feet, killing at least 24 people and setting off a political firestorm.

#institutional-revolutionary-party-mexico, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico-city-mexico, #mexico-city-train-crash-may-2021, #sheinbaum-claudia, #subways, #transit-systems

Lucha Libre, Yoga, Dancing: Welcome to Mexico City’s Vaccination Sites

To calm Mexico City’s elderly, who were arriving “really scared” at vaccination sites, officials cued up the bands and masked wrestlers.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dancing, #elderly, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #mexico-city-mexico, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wrestling, #yoga

AMLO Is Hurting Mexico, and Biden Won’t Stop Him

The administration is working at cross purposes with its own agenda and long-term interests in human rights and democracy.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #illegal-immigration, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #united-states-international-relations

Killing of Salvadoran Refugee by Police in Mexico Incites Furor

Videos echoing the death of George Floyd showed a police officer kneeling on the back of the woman, who died of a broken spine, just days before an international forum on gender equality began in Mexico.

#deaths-fatalities, #el-salvador, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #womens-rights

13 Law Enforcement Officers Killed in Mexico Ambush

The attack appeared to be the deadliest assault on the Mexican police in well over a year, illustrating the severe security challenges facing the government.

#attacks-on-police, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico

US to Send Millions of Covid-19 Vaccine Doses to Mexico and Canada

The announcement came at a time when the Biden administration has been quietly pressing Mexico to ramp up its efforts to limit the flow of migrants.

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Biden Urges Mexico to Do More to Stop Migration

The Biden administration has been quietly pressing Mexico to ramp up its efforts to limit the flow of migrants, clinging to a Trump policy of relying on southern neighbors to enforce America’s immigration agenda.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #central-america, #chihuahua-mexico, #ciudad-juarez-mexico, #guatemala, #honduras, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #latin-america, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #north-america, #united-states

Can Biden Help Stem Mexico’s Democratic Decline?

The U.S. president could persuade President Andrés Manuel López Obrador that common values make good neighbors, more so if they are partners and friends.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #institutional-revolutionary-party-mexico, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #morena-mexican-political-party, #united-states-mexico-canada-agreement

A Women’s March in Mexico City Turns Violent, With at Least 81 Injured

Armed with blowtorches and hammers, women demonstrated at the president’s residence, demanding that Mexico’s government take action to address one of the world’s worst rates of gender violence.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #mexico-city-mexico, #politics-and-government, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Mexico Set to Reshape Power Sector to Favor the State

Legislation that the Mexican president has pushed would curtail private investors in the energy industry and possibly reverse gains in lowering carbon emissions.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #energy-and-power, #foreign-investments, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #law-and-legislation, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #national-action-party-mexico, #politics-and-government

Mexican Women Are Fed Up and López Obrador Doesn’t Get It

Mexico’s president is supporting a candidate accused of rape. Women may need to give up on him.

#lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #morena, #politics-and-government, #poverty, #salgado-macedonio-felix, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls

How Sexual Assault Allegations Have Divided Mexico’s Governing Party

Mexico’s president has stood by a candidate accused of sexual assault. The case is testing the president’s promises of justice and equality for all.

#lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Biden to Discuss Border and Other Issues With Mexican President

As President Biden looks to undo his predecessor’s immigration policies, he is seeking to work with a Mexican counterpart who was a surprise contributor to them.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Mexico Cries Foul at Natural Gas Cutoff Ordered by Texas Governor

Amid his own push for Mexican energy sovereignty, President López Obrador said he was trying to stop a measure by Texas to restrict gas exports as both sides of the border suffered mass outages.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #energy-and-power, #international-trade-and-world-market, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #texas

Mexico’s President Has Covid. Will It Make Him Take the Disease More Seriously?

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has played down the pandemic, and many Mexicans wonder if his own illness will change his mind since he can count on the quality care that many struggle to find.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #politics-and-government

Mexico’s López Obrador, Fond of Trump, Eyes Biden Administration Warily

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador came to appreciate Mr. Trump’s hands-off style, and is already making waves with an incoming administration he expects to be more meddlesome.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #international-relations, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #politics-and-government, #trump-donald-j

Mexico Frees a General, and Wounds Its Alliance With the U.S.

The Biden administration will need to rebuild drug-enforcement cooperation after Mexico exonerated Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, discounting U.S. evidence that he worked for a cartel.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cienfuegos-zepeda-salvador, #defense-and-military-forces, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drug-cartels, #drug-enforcement-administration, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #h-2-cartel, #informers, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #wiretapping-and-other-eavesdropping-devices-and-methods

Former Governor of Jalisco, Mexico, Is Killed in Puerto Vallarta

Aristóteles Sandoval was shot in the back inside a restaurant restroom in one of the highest-profile political killings in Mexico in recent memory.

#drug-cartels, #jalisco-mexico, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #politics-and-government, #puerto-vallarta-mexico

Biden Can Inspire Latin America

A domestic transformation of the United States would have a tremendous impact in the region.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #new-deal-1930s, #united-states-international-relations

America and Mexico Can End the War on Drugs Now

After a half a century of failure, the U.S. and Mexico have an opportunity to find a new way forward on narcotics policy.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #united-states

‘This Is a War’: Cross-Border Fight Over Water Erupts in Mexico

Farmers in Mexico ambushed soldiers and seized a dam to stop water payments to the United States, in a sign of growing conflict over increasingly scarce resources.

#agriculture-and-farming, #chihuahua-mexico, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #levees-and-dams, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #politics-and-government, #water

The Wall That Covid-19 Built Is Keeping Me From My Mom

Being a family separated by borders is never easy, but this year is different.

#birthdays, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel

The Quest to Raffle Off Mexico’s Presidential Plane

The Mexican president has called the jet “an insult to the people,” but has failed to sell it or give it away. Some have called the spectacle a symbol of his leadership.

#calderon-felipe, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #pena-nieto-enrique, #politics-and-government

Between the Pandemic and the President: Mexico City Mayor’s Balancing Act

As the first woman and Jewish person elected to lead the capital, Claudia Sheinbaum needs the president’s support. But how close can she remain to a man who has downplayed the pandemic?

#claudia-sheinbaum, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico-city-mexico, #politics-and-government

Mexico’s Former President Accused in Bribery Scandal

Corruption allegations against past presidents have never led to prosecution. Will the latest claims about Enrique Peña Nieto lead to the first?

#bribery-and-kickbacks, #corruption-institutional, #guzman-loera-joaquin, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #odebrecht-sa, #pena-nieto-enrique, #videgaray-luis-1968

‘I’d Rather Stay Home and Die’

A fear of hospitals is leading many Mexicans to delay treatment for coronavirus until it is too late for doctors to help them.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ecatepec-mexico, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #mexico-city-mexico

Mexico Seizes Crime Boss El Marro, Under Pressure to Cut Violence

While the arrest of José Antonio Yépez delivers a major blow to a cartel, analysts say officials lack a cohesive strategy against debilitating crime.

#drug-cartels, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #organized-crime

Latin America Is Facing a ‘Decline of Democracy’ Under the Pandemic

The coronavirus is battering Latin American health systems and economies. It is also threatening the region’s fragile political freedoms.

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Trump Hosts Mexico’s President to Spotlight Trade and Immigration

President Trump sees a revised North American trade deal and new border enforcement as key to his re-election in November.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #immigration-and-emigration, #international-trade-and-world-market, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #north-american-free-trade-agreement, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #united-states-mexico-canada-agreement

Mexico’s Leader Sought Harmony With Trump. He Got a Lopsided Relationship.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, visiting the White House Wednesday, has avoided fighting the Trump administration. Critics say he is too willing to bend to the American president’s will.

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Bone Fragments in Mexico Identified As One of 43 Missing Students

The identification of one victim’s remains is the first sign of progress in years in a case that traumatized Mexico and became a symbol of corruption and injustice.

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‘A Colossal Error’: Mexican Leader Under Fire for Plan to Visit Trump

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will meet in the White House this week with President Trump, and said he plans to praise the administration for its “respectful treatment” of Mexicans.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-trade-and-world-market, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico-city-mexico, #trump-donald-j

How Mexico’s Drug Cartels are Profiting From the Pandemic

Lockdown exacerbated addiction in the U.S., while in Mexico, cartels dig into their turfs with charity and curfews, and put violent pressure on a vulnerable government.

#drug-cartels, #drug-enforcement-administration, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #politics-and-government, #quarantines

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Won’t Cross the Border for Washington Summit

Mr. Trudeau was invited to the meeting this week to celebrate the official start of a new trade deal. But as Canada’s coronavirus preventer-in-chief, he hardly could go, experts said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #trudeau-justin, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-mexico-canada-agreement

Mexico’s President Is All In for Trump

Mexican democrats will not forget Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s reverence to the man who has maligned us.

#lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #presidential-election-of-2020, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #trump-donald-j

Mexican Officials Blame Cartel Turf War for Mass Killing

Violence in many countries has waned during the coronavirus pandemic, but not in Mexico, and warfare between rival criminal gangs has devastated the state of Guanajuato.

#drug-cartels, #guanajuato-mexico, #jalisco-new-generation-cartel, #latin-america, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mass-shootings, #mexico, #santa-rosa-de-lima

As Virus Infections Surge, Countries End Lockdowns

Still struggling with rising coronavirus cases, India, Mexico, Russia, Iran and Pakistan have decided they must end lockdowns and restart their economies.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #india, #iran, #khan-imran, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #pakistan, #putin-vladimir-v, #rouhani-hassan, #russia, #sobyanin-sergei-s

Mexico’s Leftist Leader Rejects Big Spending to Ease Virus’s Sting

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador rejects huge stimulus packages, even as millions of Mexicans risk falling into poverty.

#coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #recession-and-depression

Mexico’s President Says Most Domestic Violence Calls Are ‘Fake’

The leader compared the requests for help to prank calls, the latest controversy over his government’s response to record levels of violence against women.

#domestic-violence, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico-city-mexico, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

‘It’s Not The Virus’: Mexico’s Broken Hospitals Become Killers, Too

Years of neglect have hobbled many Mexican hospitals. Now, as the pandemic strikes, some patients are dying from neglect or from mistakes that are easily prevented, doctors and nurses say.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #nursing-and-nurses, #politics-and-government, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Hidden Toll: Mexico Ignores Wave of Coronavirus Deaths in Capital

More than three times as many people may have died from Covid-19 in Mexico City than federal statistics show, according to a Times analysis.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #ventilators-medical

The Specter of Mexico’s Coronavirus Crash

President López Obrador and businesses will have to work miracles to avoid economic catastrophe.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drug-cartels, #looting-crime, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #recession-and-depression, #trump-donald-j

Economic Freeze Cuts Remittances, a Lifeline for Migrants’ Families

Migrant workers globally send hundreds of billions of dollars home every year. The economic paralysis with the coronavirus pandemic threatens that.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #foreign-workers, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #michoacan-mexico, #migrant-labor-non-agriculture, #remittances, #unemployment, #united-states-economy