Mexico City Bureau

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
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
Last weekend, a referendum was called for by Mexico’s president-elect to determine the fate of 10 projects; among them, the construction of a train in the Mayan forests and a refinery in the Gulf of Mexico. Voters favored the projects, but many fear a negative impact from them.
Nov. 27, 2018
The Mexican government sent a diplomatic note to the U.S. embassy expressing its concerns after American federal agents launched tear gas at the border in the San Diego-Tijuana region.
Nov. 26, 2018
On Dec. 1, Mexico will have a new president, and Arizona governor Doug Ducey plans to attend to the inauguration ceremony in Mexico City. Ducey will also visit his counterpart in Sonora in this two-stop trip to Mexico.
Nov. 23, 2018
Weeks ago, the U.S. federal government unconventionally deployed the national guard to the Mexican border, waiting for the Central American migrant caravan. And in Mexico, the entering administration plans to create a national guard that might operate on the border.
Nov. 23, 2018
Mexican president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador promised to hold more referendums during his tenure. But the lack of transparency and formality of these referendums, as well as their utility, are concerning many.
Nov. 23, 2018
The L.A. Rams and the Kansas City Chiefs were expected to play on Monday at the Aztec Stadium in Mexico City. But the field is damaged and the match cancelled — leaving local businesses concerned.
Nov. 16, 2018
Diabetes is the among the main causes of death in Mexico, and it falls just behind the U.S. in obesity, and some researchers say this is a result on how global trade has modified food habits in Mexico and argue that nutrition should be addressed in the new USMCA agreement.
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Nov. 16, 2018
Twenty-five years ago, biotechnology was not an issue considered in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). But that has changed, as the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) has an entire chapter dedicated to it.
Nov. 15, 2018
Mexico’s future secretary of the interior proposed legislation in the Senate on Thursday to regulate marijuana and allow its production and sale, a potential major shift in the country’s stance on the decade-long drug war.
Nov. 8, 2018
Part of the Central American migrant caravan has arrived in Mexico City, where they are staying in a provided stadium. Inside, hundreds rest on their way to the U.S. border, while thousands more are expected to arrive throughout the week.
Nov. 5, 2018
Mexico’s capitol is dedicating its main celebrations for Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, to fallen migrants. Meanwhile, the Mexican government is struggling to help and regulate other migrants, including those from a Central American caravan.
Oct. 31, 2018
Business leaders fear the impact the cancellation of a new airport in Mexico City might have on the economy and on the commercial relationships with other countries, including the United States.
Oct. 30, 2018
In a referendum, the majority opted for the president-elect’s alternative of improving three airports. But the voting process was tainted by controversy after citizens and several media, including KJZZ, discovered that it was possible to vote several times.
Oct. 29, 2018
Mexico’s incoming president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has a controversial plan to reduce the capital’s big city problems — traffic, pollution, even water shortages — and stimulate the economy in smaller cities by moving federal government offices out of the capital. By one estimate, the move could eventually relocate as many as 2.7 million people.
Oct. 29, 2018
Mexico will decide if its capitol, Mexico City, will have a new airport that would replace the current saturated terminals. The elected president of Mexico decided to put the new airport on a vote — even though it is already being built.
Oct. 24, 2018
Thousands of Honduran migrants started to arrive to Mexico through Guatemala. Their goal? To reach the United States. But the uncertainty that comes ahead is concerning Mexican citizens and local nonprofit organizations.
Oct. 22, 2018
In September last year, the two devastating earthquakes in Mexico attracted millions of dollars in donations from all over the world, but a significant part of the money went missing or was spent on short-term projects. Now, a U.S.-based organization is working on post-catastrophe projects in Mexico, with the hopes of making donations effective.
Oct. 22, 2018
Top U.S. and Mexico officials denied on Friday morning that President Donald Trump has influenced Mexico’s immigration enforcement practices.
Oct. 19, 2018

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