Category Archives: Mexico

Pelosi: No vote on new NAFTA until Mexico changes labor laws

Speaker Nancy Pelosi indicated on Tuesday the House will not consider President Donald Trump’s new North American trade pact until after Mexico has passed and implemented its major labor law reforms.

In an interview with POLITICO Playbook, the California Democrat explained that Mexico must pass labor law reforms required under the replacement deal for NAFTA — and she wants to see the implementation before the House considers backing the new deal, a top Trump administration legislative priority.

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Mexican president demands an apology from Spain and the Pope for the conquest of the Americas 500 years ago

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has demanded an apology from Spain and the Vatican for wrongs committed against indigenous people during the Spanish conquest 500 years ago.

López Obrador said he had written to Spain’s King Felipe VI and Pope Francis about the matter.

‘I already sent a letter to the king of Spain and another letter to the Pope so that they ask forgiveness of indigenous peoples for violations of what are now known as human rights,’ he said.

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EXCLUSIVE: Leaked Photos Show U.S. Border Facility Overwhelmed by Migrants

Leaked photos reveal the extent to which U.S. border facilities are being overwhelmed by the inflow of migrants from Central America and other nations. Breitbart exclusively obtained the photos that are reminiscent of the Obama-era border surge. The images depict a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) processing, detention, and transport facility at a U.S. port-of-entry in El Paso, Texas. According to the source of the images, the photos were taken on February 17, 2019.

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Fentanyl deaths from ‘Mexican oxy’ pills hit Arizona hard

Arizona and other southwestern states bordering Mexico have become a hot spot in the nation’s fentanyl crisis.


Ocasio-Cortez, other progressive freshmen to oppose border bill

Freshmen Reps. Ilhan Omar (Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) and Ayanna Pressley (Mass.), who along with Ocasio-Cortez have electrified the progressive wing of the Democratic base, said they are opposed to giving more money to DHS agencies like Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

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Mexico’s crime rate is so bad that scientists are avoiding observatories

MEXICO CITY — Astronomers have become the latest victims of Mexico’s violence, with activities at two observatories being reduced because their staff suffered crimes while traveling to the remote mountain sites, researchers said Thursday.

The problems occurred near the Alfonso Serrano Large Millimeter Telescope, or LMT, in the central Mexico state of Puebla. It is the world’s largest single-dish steerable millimeter-wavelength telescope and is jointly run by the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Mexico’s national institute of astrophysics.

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It’s time to designate the Mexican cartels as terrorist organizations

Imagine for a moment that groups of Islamic terrorists set up shop at our border, killed tens of thousands of Mexicans, mutilated bodies, controlled a flow of hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants every year over our border, and flooded our country with drugs and gangs. These organizations, in our “hypothetical,” operate in over 40 countries, are flush with weapons, money, and military-style tactics, control operations inside our country, and bring in drugs like fentanyl and carfentanil that are essentially chemical weapons.

Try to picture the reaction of our government under that circumstance.

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Border residents fear retaliation from cartels if they report crimes

Border residents in New Mexico say they are hesitant to report suspicious immigration activity to local and federal law enforcement because they fear the Mexican cartels moving drugs or people into the U.S. will retaliate against them.

Seven residents who live 30 to 50 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border told the Washington Examiner that picking up the phone to call for help if they have been burglarized or found someone sleeping in their barn can lead to nasty consequences.

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Police seize $2 million in drugs after trucks tried to avoid border checkpoint in Arizona

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said on Wednesday night detectives saw two trucks avoid a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint near Gila Bend, about an hour southwest of Phoenix, and drive into the desert with their lights off. Spike strips were placed on the ground ahead of the trucks, which blew out its tires and forced it to a stop.

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Mexico sets new murder record with more than 33,000 killed in 2018

With drug-related crimes and gang violence rife across Mexico, investigators opened 33,341 murder probes in 2018, setting a new record, according to the latest data published by the nation’s authorities. Men make up the overwhelming majority of the victims, with 861 women losing their lives last year.

The number of murders logged in 2018 is also the biggest since the national records began in 1997.

The data showed a total increase of some 15.5 percent compared to all murders in 2017. Mexico logged 28,866 murders in 2017, far outpacing the much larger US where the FBI noted 17,284 instances of “murder and non-negligent manslaughter” during the same time.

Mexico’s population is about 130 million, compared to the US population of about 326 million.

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Mexicans battling fuel shortage afraid to ‘end up like Venezuela’

Mexico City- Police escort for gas tanker. The 3rd world just keeps getting closer.

It is already two o’clock in the morning, and Mexico City commuter Athena Silva still can’t refuel. For over an hour she has been standing with her car in a long line of vehicles formed at a gas station in Mexico City.

Other waiting drivers suspect that it will take another hour until it’s their turn to fill up. “I set the alarm for midnight to find out where there in the city there will be gas, and at what time to avoid endless queues during the day,” Silva tells DW.

Since the government of new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador declared war on organized gasoline theft and closed the power lines of the state-owned petroleum company PEMEX, the country’s capital has been suffering from an acute shortage of gasoline.

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Fireball at illegal Mexico pipeline tap kills 66; 85 missing

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico (AP) — Forensic experts attempted to separate and count charred heaps of corpses in central Mexico on Saturday after a massive fireball erupted at an illegal pipeline tap, killing at least 66 people.

More than 85 other people on Saturday were listed as missing as relatives of the deceased and onlookers gathered around the scene of carnage.

Just a few feet from where the pipeline passed through an alfalfa field, the dead seem to have fallen in heaps, perhaps as they stumbled over each other or tried to help one another in the moments after a geyser of gasoline shot into the air Friday.

The leak was caused by an illegal pipeline tap in the small town of Tlahuelilpan, about 62 miles (100 kilometers) north of Mexico City, according to state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex.

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El Chapo paid $100M bribe to ex-Mexican president: secretary

Drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman paid a $100 million bribe to former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in 2012, his former secretary alleged in explosive testimony Tuesday.

“You gave a story that Mr. Guzman paid a bribe to Mr. Peña Nieto of $100 million,” Chapo’s lawyer Jeffrey Lichtman asked Alex Cifuentes during cross-examination in Brooklyn federal court, referring to his previous discussions with US authorities.

“That’s right,” Cifuentes said.

The bribe allegedly took place in October 2012 — which was after he was elected but before he took office in December that year.

Boy am I am shocked.

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