Mexico City Bureau

Will Trade ‘Fly Steady’ After New Airport Projects?
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
Mexican Leadership Arrives At UA
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
Butterflies And The Biologists Working To Save Them
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
F-1 Grand Prix Race Might Leave Mexico City By 2020
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
After Some Long-Lasting ‘Ups’, Peso Hits Some ‘Downs’
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
UA’s Law School Seeks More Partnerships In Mexico
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
Expectation Arises As Mexican Cannabis Market Opens
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
Honduras Top Country For Migrants Traveling By Land
Almost three-fourths of migrants requesting a humanitarian visa to transit through Mexico were from Honduras.
Jan. 28, 2019
U.S. Sends Asylum Seekers To Mexico
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
For One Migrant Who Returned To Mexico, Long Path To Opportunities
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 Sees Maduro As Venezuela’s Leader, U.S. Differs
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
Explosion In Mexico Sparks Concerns
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
As A Caravan Reaches Its Border, Mexico Mulls Plan
As a new caravan of migrants makes its way from Central America to the U.S., leaders in Mexico say they want to address the reasons thousands continue to flee their homes. Mexico is caught between the harsh realities that are pushing people out of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala — and the divisive politics of immigration in the U.S.
Jan. 18, 2019
Mexicos War On Gas Theft Sparks Shortages
Many states in Mexico, including its capital, have experienced severe fuel shortages for days. The Mexican administration says it’s the result of temporarily closing gas pipelines to stop illegal fuel taps. But many are skeptical.
Jan. 16, 2019
Mexico To Increase Checkpoints At South Border
While the U.S. federal administration debates on building a border wall to stop illegal immigration, authorities in Mexico are planning to put more checkpoints on its border with Central America to facilitate the documentation of northbound migrants.
Jan. 9, 2019
Zapatistas Celebrate 25 Years By Attacking AMLO
In a statement commemorating its twenty-fifth anniversary, the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) from Mexico said its fight will not stop under Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s presidency.
Jan. 3, 2019
‘Roma’ Shines Light On Domestic Workers In Mexico
Labor advocates in Mexico are using "Roma," which tells the fictional story of an upper middle-class family in the Roma section of Mexico City, to advocate for improving conditions for real-life domestic workers.
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Jan. 3, 2019
U.S. Will Help Mexico Despite Government Shutdown
Mexico requested aid from the U.S. and Canada to investigate a deadly and controversial helicopter crash that occurred Monday. The Canadian help has arrived, but the American support has faced difficulties as a result of the government’s shutdown.
Dec. 31, 2018
¡Más Volumen! Mexico City Is The New Digital Music Mecca
Music streaming services such as Spotify are constantly growing, as more listeners prefer them over records. And which one is the largest market for Spotify in the World? Not New York or London, but Mexico City. In five years, Mexico City has evolved from being Spotify’s first-ever Latin American market to its largest listener base worldwide.
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Dec. 27, 2018
150,000 Holiday Flowers Give Mexico A New Guinness Record
Almost two centuries ago, the first U.S. ambassador in Mexico brought poinsettias to the United States, turning them into the Christmas Holidays icon that we know. And Mexico celebrated its traditional Christmas flower by breaking a Guinness world record.
Dec. 25, 2018