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Mexico sees homicides rise by 9.7% in first quarter

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Officials say homicides in Mexico rose by 9.7% in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the same period of 2018. The 8,493 killings in the first three months of 2019 are the most on record for the period. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he wants to reduce violence through […]
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‘A Republic Of Readers’: Mexico’s New Chief Literary Minister (Yes) Is A Bomb-Thrower Who Aims To Transform Its Book Industry

The Fondo de Cultura Económica is a huge government-funded publishing house, influential throughout the Spanish-speaking world, and its boss basically is Mexico’s minister of literature. And the man whom populist president Andrés Manuel López Obrador chose for the job, famous radical author Paco Ignacio Taibo II, “is a full-time provocateur … imagine a somewhat younger Noam Chomsky being appointed US Secretary of State, and you’ll get the drift.” – The Nation
Tags: Art, Mexico, US, People, Words, State, Noam Chomsky, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, 04.15.19, Fondo de Cultura Económica, Paco Ignacio Taibo


Mayan Train’s fast track raising concerns in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Maps, renderings and charts paper the walls of a government conference room. They lay out in detail the plans for a rail line that could be Mexico’s biggest infrastructure project in a century. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has put the multibillion-dollar Mayan Train project on a fast track. He says […]
Tags: Business, News, Mexico, Ap, Nation, Mexico City, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador


Mexico president sets aside education reform

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has ordered his Cabinet ministers to ignore the education reforms put in place by the previous administration while congress tries to work out replacement legislation. López Obrador sent a memorandum Tuesday saying the reforms he promised to repeal upon taking office should no longer guide […]
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Mexico releases spy agency’s files on current president

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s domestic intelligence agency was once so paranoid it even spied on members of the former ruling party. One such member was current President Andres Manuel López Obrador, who previously belonged to the Institutional Revolutionary Party. The government released Tuesday a trove of old intelligence documents drawn up by spies in […]
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Mexican president demands newspaper reveal who leaked letter to Spanish king

Andrés Manuel López Obrador angered after Reforma leaked letter he wrote that triggered a minor diplomatic crisisPress freedom advocates have criticized Mexico’s president for calling on a newspaper to reveal the source that leaked a controversial letter he wrote to the king of Spain, urging him to apologize for the conquest 500 years ago.The letter prompted a furious reaction in Spain and triggered a minor diplomatic crisis with the Madrid government saying it “deeply regret[ed]” the publicatio...
Tags: Media, Mexico, Americas, Spain, World news, Newspapers, Madrid, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Reforma


President: Mexico has nearly stopped fuel theft

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says his administration has nearly stamped out the fuel theft that has plagued the country for years. López Obrador sent the military after the fuel thieves shortly after taking office in December. In November, thieves were stealing an average of 81,000 barrels of gasoline per […]
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Mexico battles over legacy of revolutionary Emilano Zapata

As country marks centennial of Zapata’s death, government’s agenda makes ‘mockery’ of insurgent’s ideals, grandson saysSitting back in the shade of a sapodilla tree, Jorge Zapata González takes a slow drag on his cigarette and tells a cautionary tale of revolution and betrayal.His grandfather, the Mexican insurgent Emiliano Zapata, rallied poor campesinos under the battle cry “land and liberty” a century ago – only to be double-crossed by a former ally and murdered. Continue reading...
Tags: Mexico, Americas, Indigenous Peoples, Zapata, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Emiliano Zapata, Emilano Zapata, Jorge Zapata González


Travel News: April 10, 2019

Virgin Voyages Finalizes Deal for Cuba Cruises Starting in 2020 Travel Pulse Get ready to sail to Cuba! Virgin Voyages announced Wednesday it has formally signed the contract to sail to Cuba in 2020. Virgin Voyages CEO Tom McAlpin and Vice President Diana Block-Garcia sat down with officials from by La Habana Cruise Port for a ceremonial celebration of the signing Tuesday.   Hawaiian Airlines launches the longest US domestic route with Honolulu-Boston flight CNN Hawaiian Airlines’ newest route ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Mexico, Boston, US, Mexico City, Airbnb, Cuba, Hawaiian Airlines, News And Deals, Honolulu, Cork Ireland, Calderon, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Felipe Calderon, Tom McAlpin


Truckers, stores on U.S.-Mexico border struggle as Trump closure threat looms

U.S. President Donald Trump reiterated his threat to close the border, or parts of it, saying Congress could avert such a shutdown by changing laws to fix what he called immigration "loopholes." Business leaders on both sides of the border have lashed out against the threat, saying a shutdown would hurt supply chains and $1.7 billion in daily trade at some of the world's busiest land crossings. Petra Gomez, 63, who owns discount store Buy 4 Less near the Otay Mesa crossing in California, oppos...
Tags: News, Congress, California, Mexico, Donald Trump, Tijuana, Trump, Otay Mesa, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Petra Gomez


Ibero-American Fénix Awards Cancelled after Mexican Cuts to Cultural Programs

The Ibero-American Fénix Awards film-TV awards have been cancelled, according to an official statement released Monday by event organizers, Cinema23. The prime reason behind the decision to end the awards is budget cuts to cultural programs applied by the Andrés Manuel López Obrador administration, elected in July of last year. A celebration of the cinema […]
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Pelosi, Not AMLO, Is Driving the Border Crisis

When historians look back to this era, they will wonder why we insisted on outsourcing our border control to a foreign country.President Donald Trump’s threat to close down the southern border with Mexico isn’t a sign of strength, but of frustration fading into desperation. He is reacting with understandable alarm at a spiraling migrant crisis on the border, and he's looking to Mexico to address it because we are unwilling to do it on our own — not unable, unwilling.There were more than 100,...
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Border Patrol, Central America, Trump, Pelosi, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Kirstjen Nielsen, AMLO Mexico


Border row pitches Mexican president into deep water with Trump

Amid a surge in migrant detentions at the southwest U.S. border, Trump on Friday said he would close the 2,000-mile (3,200-km) frontier, or sections of it, during the coming week if Mexico did not halt the flow of people. Casting the government under leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as the villain in his struggle to curb illegal immigration to the United States, Trump returned to a signature theme of his 2015-2016 presidential election bid. On Friday, Lopez Obrador again said he w...
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Donald Trump threatens to shut Mexico border as he says he is 'not kidding around’

Threatening drastic action against Mexico, President Donald Trump declared Friday he is likely to shut down America’s southern border next week unless Mexican authorities immediately halt all illegal immigration. Such a severe move could hit the economies of both countries, but the president emphasized, "I am not kidding around." "It could mean all trade" with Mexico, Mr Trump said when questioned by reporters in Florida. "We will close it for a long time." President Trump has been promising for...
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'Mother of all migrant caravans' forming in Honduras as Trump threatens again to shut US-Mexico border

Mexico’s interior minister has warned that “the mother of all migrant caravans” is gathering in Honduras, as President Donald Trump again threatened to seal the US-Mexican border. Olga Sanchez-Cordero said the caravan, forming in the Central American nation, was 20,000-strong. Another caravan of roughly 2,500 migrants is currently heading north. Mexican officials announced that the government is was seeking to set up a "containment" belt of federal forces across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, which...
Tags: News, Mexico, US, United States, El Salvador, Honduras, Donald Trump, Trump, Donald J Trump, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Lopez Obrador, Honduras Guatemala, Southern Border, Guatemala Honduras El Salvador, Kevin McAleenan, Olga Sanchez Cordero


Mexico president calls for truth commission on conquest

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador asked Spain on Tuesday to set up a kind of fact-finding commission on the 1519-1521 conquest of Mexico to determine what kind of apology is warranted. Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell quickly knocked the idea down, saying, “Obviously Spain will not issue these apologies that […]
Tags: News, Mexico, Spain, Ap, Nation, Mexico City, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Josep Borrell


Spain hits back at Mexico in row over colonial rights abuses

Madrid rejects Mexican president’s demand for apology for crimes against indigenous peopleA diplomatic row has broken out between Mexico and Spain after the Mexican president wrote to King Felipe VI demanding that he apologise for crimes committed against Mexico’s indigenous people during the conquest 500 years ago.In a video filmed at the ruins of the indigenous city of Comalcalco, in southern Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador called on Spain and the Vatican to recognise the rights violations...
Tags: Europe, Human Rights, Mexico, Americas, Spain, World news, Vatican, Indigenous Peoples, Madrid, Felipe VI, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Hernan Cortes, Manuel López Obrador, Comalcalco


Mexico demands Spain apologize for colonial abuse of indigenous people

In letter to Spanish king, President Obrador cites massacres and oppression during conquest of Mexico Mexico’s president Andrés Manuel López Obrador has written to Spanish King Felipe VI and Pope Francis urging them to apologize for the “abuses” of colonialism and the conquest.In a video filmed at the ruins of the indigenous city of Comalcalco, in southern Mexico, the anti-establishment leftist called on Spain and the Vatican to recognize the rights violations committed during the conquest of Me...
Tags: Europe, Mexico, Americas, Spain, Pope Francis, Vatican, Indigenous Peoples, Felipe VI, Mexico Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Obrador, Comalcalco


Mexico president asks Spain, Pope to apologize for conquest

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday he has asked Spain and the Vatican to apologize for the conquest of the Americas five centuries ago. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he sent a letter to King Felipe VI of Spain and Pope Francis over what he called an “invasion” and the […]
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Mexico president talks US investment with Trump son in law

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Wednesday that talks with White House senior adviser Jared Kushner have led to advances toward an agreement that would have the U.S. government guarantee some $10 billion in development investments for Mexico and Central America. The previously discussed investments would aim to reduce immigration […]
Tags: Business, News, Mexico, White House, US, Ap, Nation, Mexico City, Trump, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Jared Kushner


Mexican president promises not to seek re-election

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has signed an open letter promising to not seek re-election after his six-year term ends in 2024. That move was prompted by opposition fears that a proposal to let voters oust the president midway through his term might actually end up letting him serve longer. […]
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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guadio pressed his campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro amid power outages that spread across the country. Mexican, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Associated Press, Nicolás Maduro, Latin America, Caribbean, Latin America Caribbean, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Juan Guadio


Jobs, roads and schools: Mexico's new president makes a play for El Chapo's homeland

Farmers in the impoverished region long ignored by the state have for decades scratched out a living from marijuana plantations and opium cropsA campesina calling herself Leocanda recently left her home in the pine-covered sierra of Mexico’s Sinaloa state in search of a favour.Alongside her husband, a taciturn man in a cowboy hat, she travelled several hours down a perilous mountain road bearing a message for the powerful man she hoped could help her build a new house. Continue reading...
Tags: Mexico, Americas, World news, Drugs trade, El Chapo, Sinaloa, Joaquín 'el Chapo' Guzmán, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Leocanda


Lopez Obrador Pats His Own Back For ‘Cordial’ Trump Relations In First 100 Days

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador celebrated what he called his administration’s “cordial” relations with the United States on Monday as he marked his first 100 days in office. When Lopez Obrador took office Dec. 1, many feared the leftist was headed for a certain clash with conservative U.S. President Donald Trump. But the two have maintained civil relations, without the frequent insults and name-calling Trump had once subjected Mexico to. Mexico has quietly coo...
Tags: News, Mexico, Immigration, World news, Ap, United States, Mexico City, Donald Trump, Trump, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Lopez Obrador, Matamoros, Summer Concepcion, AP story


Obrador Pats His Own Back For ‘Cordial’ Trump Relations In First 100 Days

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador celebrated what he called his administration’s “cordial” relations with the United States on Monday as he marked his first 100 days in office. When Lopez Obrador took office Dec. 1, many feared the leftist was headed for a certain clash with conservative U.S. President Donald Trump. But the two have maintained civil relations, without the frequent insults and name-calling Trump had once subjected Mexico to. Mexico has quietly coo...
Tags: News, Mexico, Immigration, World news, Ap, United States, Mexico City, Donald Trump, Trump, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Lopez Obrador, Matamoros, Summer Concepcion, AP story


Imcine’s Maria Novaro Pushes for Regional Outreach, Distribution, Training

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — She’s only been on the job for two months and a half but new Mexican Film Institute (Imcine) head Maria Novaro feels she’s been on the job for much longer. She has hit the ground running, spurred on by Mexico’s new left-wing president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) who told his team […]
Tags: News, Mexico, Global, Festivals, Guadalajara Film Festival, Guadalajara Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Imcine, Mexican Film Institute Imcine, Maria Novaro, FICG


Mexico’s leftist president creates new style of government

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s first 100 days in office have combined a compulsive shedding of presidential trappings with a dizzying array of policy initiatives, and a series of missteps haven’t even dented his soaring approval ratings. Lopez Obrador has answered more questions from the press, flown in more economy-class […]
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In Mexican heartland, 'bad guys' still hold sway

Burned-out autos littered empty streets this week in the town where Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador faces a first major test of his ability to take control of territory absorbed by organized crime during years of mounting violence. Havovi Cooper reports
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BMW wants clear guidance from Mexico government for investment plans

German carmaker BMW, which is building its first plant in Mexico, is looking for clear signs from the new government of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador that would guarantee stability to invest in the country, a top executive said.
Tags: Money, Mexico, businessNews, Bmw, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador


"Mexican officials are carrying out the Trump administration’s immigration agenda across broad stretches of the border..."

"... undercutting the Mexican government’s promises to defend migrants and support their search for a better life. The Mexican authorities are blocking groups of migrants at border towns, refusing to allow them onto international bridges to apply for asylum in the United States, intercepting unaccompanied minors before they can reach American soil, and helping to manage lists of asylum seekers on behalf of the American authorities to limit the number of people crossing the border. Breaking with ...
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