Mexico City Bureau

Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) celebrates his first 90 days as president of Mexico. He has been compared to U.S. presidents Abraham Lincoln — and Donald Trump. But what’s his take on the United States?
March 1, 2019
Olga Sánchez Cordero will hold her first official encounter with American authorities to discuss migrant groups from Central America, Asia and Africa. Mexican authorities say India has become the second country of origin of transitory migrants after Honduras, followed by Pakistan, Bangladesh, Congo and Nigeria.
Feb. 27, 2019
A one-of-its-kind customs project to speed deliveries from Mesa airport to Mexico is — literally — taking off. The project is called SkyBridge, and it was was created by Mesa officials and business developers, along with their Mexican counterparts.
Feb. 25, 2019
Government leaders from across Arizona met with officials from Mexico’s foreign relations ministry, highlighting efforts to improve economic and political relationships between the two countries.
Feb. 22, 2019
Archaeologists have concluded Manzanares 25 is the only house from 16th century still standing in Mexico City. In recent years, it had gone into disuse, with some of its roofs caving in, and shrubs and weeds covering its floors and walls. Now, the Historic Downtown Mexico City Trust has renovated it, and wants to convert it into a community center for children.
Feb. 22, 2019
Mexico will allow congress re-elections for the first time in nearly a century. With that in mind, two Mexican entrepreneurs developed a tool to monitor legislators; an instrument that they hope will empower democracy in Mexico and in other parts of the world.
Feb. 19, 2019
The import of Mexican avocados had been endangered by recent trade tensions between the U.S. and Mexico. But the buttery fruit has a longtime American ally: the Super Bowl.
Feb. 19, 2019
This week, the Maricopa Association of Governments will send a delegation to Mexico City for the first time — a mission that will not be affected by President Trump’s recent decision to declare an emergency to secure funds for a border wall.
Feb. 18, 2019
The construction of a new airport in Mexico City was halted by the new federal government, which created plans to revitalize other local airports, including a military base. And the plan is raising hopes — and eyebrows— on both sides of the border.
Feb. 18, 2019
For three years, Mexico’s biggest university has had an office at the University of Arizona. The new leadership in the Mexican institution’s office in Tucson expects to have an impact in the community and bilateral relations.
Feb. 7, 2019
A group of government and university researchers from the three countries convened in Mexico City to share their work and set priorities for how they can collaborate to help the eastern monarch butterflies thrive.
Feb. 6, 2019
If you are an F-1 car racing fan, this year might be your last chance to attend to Mexico City’s Grand Prix, as the new government plans might put an end to Mexico’s premier auto competition.
Feb. 4, 2019
The Mexican Peso had some of its strongest days in years, partially benefited by the U.S. government’s shutdown. But the trend is changing, affected by the Mexican government’s oil strategy.
Jan. 31, 2019
A protracted fight over President Trump’s push for a border wall has raised political tensions with Mexico. But some U.S. institutions are still betting on partnerships with their southern neighbor — including one Arizona school that wants to keep training Mexican diplomats.
Jan. 30, 2019
After almost two years since Mexico approved the use of medical marijuana, nearly 40 cannabis-based products are ready to be sold. The U.S. will be one of the main exporters. But, what does it mean for Mexico to open the legalization of a cannabis market after being “punished” for decades by its illegal production and trafficking?
Jan. 29, 2019
Almost three-fourths of migrants requesting a humanitarian visa to transit through Mexico were from Honduras.
Jan. 28, 2019
U.S. immigration officials will begin returning as many as 20 migrants per day to Mexico as they await an answer to their asylum applications.
Jan. 25, 2019
Jessica Gonzalez, now 28, was one of the more than 1 million undocumented Mexican immigrants who left the United States in the last decade, bringing net migration from Mexico to a net zero, according to Pew Research estimates. Like many young returning migrants, Gonzalez faced challenges in transferring her American education and in finding work.
Jan. 25, 2019
Mexico is recognizing Nicolás Maduro as Venezuela’s president while an opposition leader is receiving support from the U.S. and a dozen Latin American countries.
Jan. 24, 2019
The death toll from Friday’s pipeline explosion in Mexico has risen to almost 100, while dozens are still injured. Most of the victims were stealing gas from a leak before the explosion, sparking a debate on who’s to blame for the incident.
Jan. 22, 2019