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Mexico’s military police on Saturday halted and turned back a caravan of up to 2,000 migrants from Africa, the Caribbean and Central America, hours after they embarked toward the United States, according to Reuters witnesses. The migrants had departed before dawn from Tapachula in the southern state of Chiapas near Guatemala despite an ongoing crackdown...
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Around 2,000 migrants set out in a caravan from southern Mexico Saturday in the hopes of reaching the United States amid pressure from Washington to impede migrant arrivals that has made obtaining permission to pass through Mexico increasingly difficult. Many of the migrants who departed from Tapachula, Chiapas early in the morning had been waylaid...
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Business and church leaders say they are being hit by a wave of extortion demands by criminal gangs in Mexico’s north-central state of Guanajuato, which was recently considered a Mexican success story for attracting high-tech manufacturing investment, including five auto assembly plants. But after the federal government’s crackdown on pipeline fuel thefts early this year,...
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Thousands of medallion taxi drivers have parked their cars to block major Mexico City thoroughfares to protest ride-hailing apps such as Uber. The ranks of white-and pink cabs caused major, hours-long delays for motorists Monday. Taxi drivers say they have to comply with requirements for licensing, tax, inspection and tests that the ride-hailing apps don’t...
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The Roman Catholic Church in Mexico and six Central American countries have launched a network to coordinate efforts to benefit the environment and indigenous people in the region. The Vatican’s information service says that “like the Amazon, the Mesoamerican biological corridor is a devastated territory and threatened by state concessions to transnational corporations.” It warned...
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Two men were killed in a brazen shooting in Mexico’s colonial city of San Miguel de Allende when gunmen opened fire on a funeral procession. City police said five people were wounded in the attack Thursday. All were reported in stable condition. Mayor Luis Alberto Villarreal wrote on Twitter: “We will not allow violence and...
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The Mexican army _ the country’s last line of defense against violent gangs _ is struggling with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s desire to avoid confrontation while simultaneously dealing with gangs that have become more aggressive and often use townspeople as human shields. López Obrador has given the army a bigger role than it has...
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The Morena party, founded by the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, proposed a law in Congress that includes creating a public company to regulate the sale of marijuana. In accordance with the initiative to reform the General Health Law and the Federal Criminal Code, published in the Parliamentary Gazette, Mexicans could grow their...
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The Mexican state of Oaxaca on Wednesday approved a bill to legalize abortion, making it only the second region of the predominantly Roman Catholic country after Mexico City to permit the procedure. Amid raucous shouts of protest from opponents, the local Congress voted by 24 lawmakers in favor to 10 against to allow abortions during...
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Mexican airline Interjet said Wednesday it suspended two employees after a woman identified as a pilot suggested on social media that a bomb should blow up the capital’s main square during Independence Day celebrations. In a brief statement, Interjet said the workers had been grounded while “a series of evaluations are finalized.” It said security...
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Mexico’s army says soldiers were attacked by a mob of townspeople in central Mexico and fired shots into the air to disperse the crowd. The military says soldiers were guarding a warehouse full of suspected stolen goods on Monday in the Puebla state town of Acajete when about 150 people came and began to insult...
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Mexican women are clamoring for greater safety in one of the most dangerous countries in the world to be a female, and vandalism during recent protests has prompted widespread discussion about how best to draw attention to what many agree is a pressing issue. Hundreds plan to take to the streets of Mexico City again...
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According to the National Urban Public Security Survey (ENSU), conducted by the National Institute of Statistics, Geography, and Informatics (INEGI), in the second quarter of 2019, 73.9% of the population ages 18 years and over, coming from 70 cities in Mexico, consider that the place where they live is unsafe. The results of the ENSU...
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Mexico’s president on Thursday welcomed a proposal to give the alleged fortune of drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the country’s indigenous people, and said the wealth of Mexican criminals in the United States should be returned to Mexico. Jose Luis Gonzalez Meza, a lawyer for Guzman, said this week his client had proposed...
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Mexican federal prosecutors said Thursday they have received complaints that gas stations in the northern border state of Tamaulipas are refusing to fill the tanks of army and police vehicles. The problem is centered in Nuevo Laredo, across the border from Laredo, Texas. Nuevo Laredo has long been dominated by the old Zetas cartel, which...
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