Mexico City Bureau

As NAFTA Talks Start, Trade Deficit Arguments Prevail
U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer said in opening remarks that NAFTA "has failed" Americans as a result of trade deficits. Some clash with that view, while others partially agree.
Aug. 16, 2017
On The Eve Of NAFTA Talks, Cautious Optimism For Arizona Businesses
Business leaders are bracing ahead of the trade negotiations beginning Wednesday between the U.S. and its North American neighbors.
Aug. 15, 2017
Texas Creates Trade Coalition With Mexico To Face NAFTA
A Texas business alliance supported by the Mexican government is lobbying to protect its interests at the free trade agreement negotiations, and they hope states like Arizona will follow their lead.
Aug. 10, 2017
Mexican Soccer And Music Stars Linked To Drug Trafficking
Soccer legend Rafa Márquez and ‘banda’ music singer Julión Álvarez are accused of supporting the network of a drug kingpin.
Aug. 9, 2017
U.S. Economy, Politics Push Mexican Remittances
Remittances in Mexico have hit a record high, and the American economy and politics had a key role in the increase. During the first half of the year, Mexican migrants sent back home almost $14 billion. That’s the largest amount ever registered in that same period. Almost 95 percent of remittances come from the U.S.
Aug. 7, 2017
Uber Wants To Double Its Presence In Mexico, Its Third Largest Market
Uber says it will invest more than $360 million in Mexico with the goal of more than doubling its number of drivers in the country.
Jul. 31, 2017
The 2 Stories Of The Aljojuca Volcano
Eight students from Northern Arizona University and the National Autonomous University of Mexico are studying volcanoes in central Mexico to better understand the "plumbing" of monogenetic volcanoes.
Jul. 25, 2017
Mexico and U.S. Prepare For First Round Of NAFTA Discussions
After months of expectation, there’s a date to start the renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. The U.S. and Mexico are already preparing for the first round of discussions
Jul. 20, 2017
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry Will Meet With Mexican President
Mexico and the U.S. have a tight energy relationship. Most of Mexico’s natural gas comes from the U.S., and American states like California and Texas rely on Mexican power. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry will visit Mexico City today. He will meet with his Mexican counterpart, Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, as well as with President Enrique Peña Nieto.
Jul. 13, 2017
Hidden Treasures Found In Mexico City Astonish Archaeologists
The capital of Mexico has been built in layers for centuries, and underneath its modern skyscrapers and historical buildings rest plenty of ruins. The past few days have been significant for those who work to unearth the buried history.
Jul. 11, 2017
Mexico Legalizes Medical Marijuana — But What
Mexico's congress and President Enrique Peña Nieto have approved a law delegating the Health Ministry to write rules for the medical use of marijuana by the end of the year.
Jul. 10, 2017
CIA Director, Homeland Security Chief Visit Mexican President
The top two security officials from the U.S. visited Mexico City on Wednesday and met with President Enrique Peña Nieto to discuss how to address transnational organized crime, regional security and economic cooperation.
Jul. 5, 2017
Mexico Urged To Think Big In NAFTA Talks
A new report suggests Mexican government officials should push for an ambitious upgrade of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Jul. 5, 2017
U.S. Trade Office Receives Public Comment For NAFTA Renegotiation
Top U.S. commerce officials are scheduled to hear public comments this week on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, including from one Arizona trade representative.
Jun. 27, 2017
NAFTA On Agenda For Sen. Jeff Flake’s Meeting With Mexican Senators
Sen. Jeff Flake will meet in Washington today with a delegation of senators visiting from Mexico, and the central topic on the agenda is expected to be the negotiations for trade in North America that will begin later this year.
Jun. 27, 2017
Corruption And Gasoline Thefts Among Reasons For Mexico’s Deadliest Month In Decades
May was Mexico’s deadliest month on record since the peak of the drug war, but drug activity is likely only one reason for the spike.
Jun. 23, 2017
After Loss Of Ford Focus, Sonora Officials Look To New Investments
Officials in Sonora, Arizona’s neighboring state in Mexico, say the loss of the planned manufacturing of the Ford Focus in their state will be overshadowed by investments they expect to total $3.2 billion over the next year.
Jun. 22, 2017
 New Sugar Trade Deal With Mexico Bitter For Beverage Bottlers, Not For Alternative Sweetener Makers
Businesses in the American and Mexican food and beverage industry are finding it difficult to swallow the new agreement for trading sugar between the two countries. But deal seems to be palatable for producers of alternative sweeteners.
Jun. 22, 2017
Ford Loses Its ‘Focus’ In Sonora, Mexico
For a second time this year, Ford Motor Company decided to withdraw its investments in Mexico, a country where the automotive corporation has been present for more than 90 years.
Jun. 21, 2017
Mexican Government Denies Spyware Monitoring Of Activists And Journalists
The Mexican government denied on Monday afternoon any involvement in the reported illegal surveillance of high-profile activists and journalists in the country.
Jun. 19, 2017

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