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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has ordered helicopters and 4,000 troops to guard the nation’s pipelines and fuel depots in an offensive against massive fuel theft. The helicopters are watching for organized gangs that...






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Fishermen attack boat protecting the Vaquita Refuge in Mexico

The Sea Shepherd environmental group has published a video of an attack by about two dozen small fishing boats on the vessel Farley Mowat in Mexico’s Gulf of California. Fishermen in the Gulf, also known as the Sea of Cortez, have long complained about environmentalists trying to protect the vaquita marina, the world’s smallest and...

Mexico prepares for arrival of next Central American migrant caravan

Mexican authorities will meet with Central American officials to prepare for the arrival of a planned new caravan of migrants headed to the United States next week. The head of Mexico’s immigration office, Tonatiuh Guillen, left on Wednesday on a trip to El Salvador and Honduras to meet with his counterparts and other authorities, said...

Mexico to regulate 370 illegal crossings on Guatemala border

The Mexican government has pledged to put guards at some 370 illegal crossing points along the country’s southern border with Guatemala. The crossings “will be guarded and controlled to prevent the entry of undocumented people,” Interior Secretary Olga Sanchez Cordero said Monday. Currently, migrants cross along almost the entire length of the Usumacinta and Suchiate...

Crackdown on fuel theft creates shortages in Mexico

In a bid to eliminate years of mounting theft, state oil firm Pemex has changed its distribution, triggering shortfalls in at least six states, including Guanajuato, a major car-making hub in central Mexico. Guanajuato’s state government said that less than one third of the state’s gas stations were open on Monday. Lopez Obrador told a...

Mexico launches plan to stimulate US border economy

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador launched an ambitious plan Saturday to stimulate economic activity on the Mexican side of the U.S.-Mexico border, reinforcing his country’s commitment to manufacturing and trade despite recent U.S. threats to close the border entirely. Mexico will slash income and corporate taxes to 20 percent from 30 percent for 43 municipalities...

New auto insurance requirements in Mexico

From January 1, 2019, all cars traveling on federal roads and bridges are required to have civil liability insurance, which is known as damages to third parties, otherwise, they will be subject to fines ranging from 2,000 to 4,100 pesos. The provision arose from the reform of the Law of Roads, Bridges and Federal Motor...

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