Mexico City Bureau

U.S. Embassy In Mexico Pushes For Press Freedom
This year, five journalists have been killed in Mexico as a result of their work, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. The U.S. Embassy in Mexico is becoming a more active advocate for freedom of the press.
Dec. 11, 2017
 Local Support In U.S. Part Of NAFTA Strategy For Mexico
Mexican trade negotiators are hopeful local American leaders will help persuade them to convince the U.S. administration to not scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement, Mexico’s chief negotiator said.
Dec. 8, 2017
Mexico’s Second Biggest University To Open Office At ASU
The University of Guadalajara, the second largest public university in Mexico, will open an office on the campus of Arizona State University to help develop existing academic collaborations and foster outreach to Hispanic communities off campus.
Dec. 7, 2017
Mexico Should Send More Exports Out Of North America, Inter-American Development Bank Says
One of the biggest financial institutions in Latin America will tell Mexico in an analysis due out next month that the country should encourage businesses to send more of their goods out of North America, regardless of the current negotiations over trade in the region.
Dec. 6, 2017
U.S. Company Opens First Fully Independent Gas Station In Mexico
While conversations to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement or NAFTA continue, energy trade between Mexico and the U.S. keeps expanding. And this Wednesday, an American company opened the first fully private gas station in Mexico.
Dec. 6, 2017
Mexican Broadcast Company TV Azteca Sells Its U.S. Network
The Spanish-speaking population in the United States is an attractive market for many broadcasters, including Mexican company TV Azteca. And this week, they closed a deal with an American firm in an attempt to grow in the U.S.
Dec. 1, 2017
2 Months After Mexico’s Earthquake, Some Still Wonder How Their Home Collapsed
It’s been more than two months since earthquakes on Sept. 7 and 19 devastated central Mexico, killing hundreds and displacing thousands. Countless survivors are still looking for answers on just how their homes collapsed or on how to rebuild them. But in some cases, some are calling on authorities to file criminal charges.
Nov. 27, 2017
For Mexico’s Female Soccer Players, Professional Recognition At Last
For the first time, Mexico is seeing women play in a professional league of the country's most popular sport: soccer.
Nov. 27, 2017
Skulls, Jedis And Disney’s Love Affair With Mexico
Disney is betting on animated skeletons and Jedi warriors to close 2017. The company wants to close out in the top charts for the year so it’s relying on two of its biggest movies, “Coco” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” — and the country of Mexico to get there.
Nov. 24, 2017
 Phoenix Hunts For Innovators in Latin America
Phoenix wants to be a leading “smart region,” a place where innovations would be used and developed. But it also wants to attract global tech businesses and entrepreneurs with a new strategy — especially those from Latin America.
Nov. 23, 2017
 2017 Could Be Mexico’s New Peak In The Drug War
Mexico is on track to seeing its deadliest year in at least 20 years, with homicides up in the first nine months of 2017, according to an analysis released this week.
Nov. 23, 2017
Mexico Preparing For Future Without NAFTA
Mexican trade officials for the first time say they’re preparing for a future without the North American Free Trade Agreement, with the country’s top NAFTA negotiator saying that is the best way to approach current negotiations.
Nov. 22, 2017
U.S. Chamber: AZ Would Be 9th-Worst Hit State In NAFTA Withdraw
As top trade representatives from the U.S., Mexico and Canada are wrapping up the latest round of negotiations over NAFTA, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is saying withdrawing from the agreement would especially hit hard Midwestern industrial states and southern border states, including Arizona.
Nov. 21, 2017
 Mexico, U.S. Plan To Create Energy Block
Mexico and the U.S. are planning to create a cross border energy relationship that ultimately will eliminate both countries dependence on the rest of the world for oil, electricity and natural gas.
Nov. 20, 2017
NAFTA Negotiators Resume Talks Under Tight Deadline
Negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement will resume on Wednesday in Mexico City, as representatives from the U.S, Canada and Mexico are racing to wrap up talks by March.
Nov. 14, 2017
Mexico and Arizona Prepare To ‘Watch The Stars’ Together
Northern Mexico and Arizona share the same star-sparkled sky... as well as the interest to explore it. That’s why institutions from both sides are partnering to build a new telescope in Baja California, hoping to learn more about space.
Nov. 13, 2017
The American government wants to help Mexico assess the damage of the devastating earthquake that hit the country almost two months ago.
Nov. 9, 2017
Elections Endanger Arizona And Sonora´s
Arizona and the Mexican state of Sonora have built a strong relationship during their current administrations, known as "The Megaregion." But next year’s elections in both states endanger their political and economical ties.
Nov. 8, 2017
Mexico Earthquake Victim’s Families Sue Top University, Claim Negligence
Relatives of two students killed on the campus of a prestigious university in Mexico City during last month’s earthquake are calling on local authorities to seek criminal charges against school administrators.
Nov. 1, 2017
Mexican Mining Safety Raises Opportunities For Arizona Companies
Mining is one of the top industries in Mexico and Arizona. But some Arizona companies are looking for new opportunities outside the state. On the other side of the border, mining safety and security are becoming more relevant than ever.
Oct. 30, 2017