Mexico suffered its worst year for homicides in 2019, with a record 34,582 victims, official data showed on Monday, underscoring the challenge President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador faces while waging war on drug cartels. Lopez Obrador assumed the presidency in December 2018 pledging to pacify the country with a less confrontational approach to security, but...
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A large caravan of Central Americans was preparing to cross the Guatemalan border into Mexico on Monday, posing a potential challenge to the Mexican government’s pledge to help the United States contain mass movements of migrants. The migrants were massed on a bridge connecting the two countries early on Monday morning in what appeared to...
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More than 3,500 Central Americans had poured into Guatemala by Friday in U.S.-bound gatherings known as caravans, officials said, posing a headache for the leaders of Guatemala and Mexico amid fierce U.S. pressure to curb migration. President Donald Trump has repeatedly urged the region to prevent such groups of migrants reaching Mexico’s border with the...
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday floated the idea of raffling off his predecessor’s $130 million jet after the government’s efforts to sell the plane over the past year came to nothing. Mexico has yet to find a buyer for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which the leftist Lopez Obrador has cast as a...
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Mexico faces the risk of receiving thousands of tons of contaminated and dirty plastics, mainly from the United States. This is due to the decision of the Chinese government to close its borders to this type of waste, said Marisa Jacott, director of Common Borders and the “Burn Rubbish Kill” campaign. The risk arises because...
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Stiletto heels. Clogs. Trainers. Tiny, child-size Crocs. Activists placed hundreds of painted-red women’s shoes on Mexico City’s sun-drenched main square Saturday to call attention to gender-based violence in a country where, on average, 10 women and girls are murdered each day and less than 10 percent of the cases are ever solved. As residents and...
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Mexican environmental authorities said Thursday that 292 sea turtles found dead on the country’s southern Pacific coast since Christmas died as a result of a red tide algae bloom. Volunteers, researchers and authorities managed to save 27 of the Pacific Green sea turtles, which had suffered paralysis. Turtles found in and around the coastal resort...
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Walmart last year launched its biggest expansion in Mexico since 2013, opening 134 new stores in its top foreign market and boosting its presence by nearly 5%, the retailer said Wednesday. Walmart now runs 3,407 stores in Mexico, where it has more locations than in any other country outside the United States, its Mexican unit,...
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Mexico and the United States are increasingly in agreement on the need to lift economic development of Central America in order to curb illegal immigration from the region, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Tuesday. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has sought to enlist U.S. support for his vision of stemming migration by...
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The migration time of the oranged-winged butterflies in North America and hillsides in Central Mexico is still unknown, but the one thing experts are sure of is their migration is prompted by climate change. Many have observed that millions of Mexico’s monarch butterflies have migrated. For locals, they believed that these butterflies carry the souls...
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Mexico said on Sunday that it was concerned about the recent events in Iraq and Iran and asked all parties involved to act with restraint and avoid escalating regional tensions. Iraq’s parliament voted on Sunday to ask U.S. and other foreign troops to leave as a backlash grew against the U.S. killing of a top...
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Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday called for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to be released from prison in London, urging an end to what he described as his “torture” in detention. Assange, 48, is in a British jail for skipping bail when he sought asylum in Ecuador’s embassy in London, where he spent...
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