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Bounty raised to over $1million for drug cartel kingpin ‘El Mencho’

Bounty raised to over $1million for drug cartel kingpin ‘El Mencho’

Mexican authorities have raised the bounty on one of the country’s most bloodthirsty cartel kingpins – Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, known as “El Mencho” – whose underlings have deployed waves of violence to thwart attempts at detaining him. Officials announced on Wednesday that they are offering 30m pesos ($1.56m) for information on Oseguera, leader of the

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AMLO projects are against indegenous communities – Subcomandante Galeano

AMLO projects are against indegenous communities – Subcomandante Galeano

Elected President, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) has projects that are against indigenous communities, said Subcomandante Galeano (before known as Subcomandante Marcos) Many names; same project. The proposal to promote regional development through the construction of a dry canal that connects the Gulf of Mexico with the Pacific Ocean, linking the ports of Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz,

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Newly elected Congresswoman kidnapped

Newly elected Congresswoman kidnapped

A newly elected Mexican Congresswoman, Norma Azucena Rodríguez Zamora, has been kidnapped at gunpoint on a highway in central Hidalgo state. Two men shot at Ms Rodríguez’s car, injuring an assistant and the driver and causing the vehicle to flip over. The gunmen pulled Ms Rodríguez from the car and forced her into their vehicle.

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PGR inspects marine base in investigation of disappeared

PGR inspects marine base in investigation of disappeared

Federal prosecutors investigating the alleged forced disappearances of 36 people in the northern Mexico border city of Nuevo Laredo have inspected a marine base in the city. Investigators from the Attorney General’s office for forced disappearances made the visit Monday with relatives of the missing people observing. Some relatives accuse marines of seizing the missing

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Lopez Obrador pledges more than $11 billion for refineries

Lopez Obrador pledges more than $11 billion for refineries

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday his administration will invest more than $11 billion to boost refining capacity in order to curb growing fuel imports. Lopez Obrador, who will take office on Dec. 1, told reporters his government plans to invest $2.6 billion to modernize existing domestic refineries owned and operated by

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Two Mexican journalists killed in separate attacks

Two Mexican journalists killed in separate attacks

The number of slain media workers rises to eight in Mexico in 2018 after killings of Ruben Pat Cauich and Luis Perez Garcia. Two Mexican media workers were murdered in separate attacks, bringing the total number of journalists killed in Mexico so far in 2018 to at least eight. Ruben Pat Cauich was shot dead on Tuesday

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Mexico Pushes for Nafta Deal With Trump by End of August

Mexico Pushes for Nafta Deal With Trump by End of August

Mexico is redoubling its efforts to reach a Nafta agreement with the U.S. and Canada by the end of August to increase certainty for investors and take the heat off incoming President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, according to three people familiar with the negotiations. A deal next month would allow Lopez Obrador to focus on

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AMLO to take 60% pay cut in austerity push

AMLO to take 60% pay cut in austerity push

Mexican President-elect, Andres Manuel Lopez (AMLO) has said he plans to earn less than half of what his predecessor made when he takes office in December as part of an austerity push in government. “What we want is for the budget to reach everybody,” he told reporters in front of his campaign headquarters. AMLO said

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TransCanada pipeline starts operations in Sinaloa and Chihuahua

TransCanada pipeline starts operations in Sinaloa and Chihuahua

TransCanada Corp. confirmed today that the $1.2 billion EL Encino-Topolobampo natural gas pipeline in Mexico has begun operating, with capacity to supply 670 MMcf/d to the northwestern states of Chihuahua and Sinaloa. The project’s completion is a welcome bit of good news for TransCanada, which has three other pipeline projects requiring combined investment of about

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Señor president,’ Trump envoy greets AMLO after election landslide

Señor president,’ Trump envoy greets AMLO after election landslide

U.S. President Donald Trump wants to strengthen and improve ties with Mexico after “bumps” in the road, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday, following the leftist’s landslide victory this month. Jared Kushner, senior adviser and son-in-law of Trump, was in the delegation led by Pompeo, which earlier

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Mexico’s Lopez Obrador Outlines Ambitious Program

Mexico’s Lopez Obrador Outlines Ambitious Program

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) presented on Wednesday a sweeping legislative agenda that envisions undoing the incumbent’s controversial education overhaul and sharply limiting officeholders’ immunity from prosecution, among other measures AMLO announced a dozen “possible reforms to the legal framework” after meeting with legislators-elect from his leftist coalition, which will enjoy majorities in

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Tatiana and her fatal crossing with “El Chepe”

Tatiana and her fatal crossing with “El Chepe”

Mexican police have made no arrests in the stray-bullet death of a 27 year old Chicago area woman, three days after she was struck down in front of an upscale Mexico City restaurant. Witnesses and investigators have said that Tatiana had just left dinner Saturday evening with her husband, when gunmen speeding by on a

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AMLO’S new Cabinet

AMLO’S new Cabinet

President-elect Lopez Obrador has introduced a team of 8 men and 8 women that will be part of his Cabinet. Even AMLO detractors, recognize that AMLO’s team is one his biggest strengths… After the celebration of Morena’s triumph, the names previously announced were ratified and these are the profiles of the next leaders of some

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AMLO picks Marcelo Ebrard as Foreign Minister

AMLO picks Marcelo Ebrard as Foreign Minister

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Thursday that he will propose former Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard to be the country’s next top diplomat. Lopez Obrador said in a news conference that his previous pick, Hector Vasconcelos, was elected as a senator and will serve in that body. “I have all confidence in him

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AMLO Won. What Comes Next for Mexico?

AMLO Won. What Comes Next for Mexico?

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico’s next president, has promised to transform the nation. AMLO, as he’s known, pledged during his campaign to root out corruption, reduce violence, stop energy deals that aren’t good for the nation and spur growth in impoverished areas. If that sounds like an ambitious to-do list, it is. And he won’t

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