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Pena Nieto heads to Guatemala to discuss migration

Pena Nieto heads to Guatemala to discuss migration

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto will travel to Guatemala to meet it’s leader Jimmy Morales on June 5th and 6th, the Mexican president’s office said in a statement on Wednesday. The two Presidents agreed on the date in a phone call on Wednesday, according to the statement. The meeting comes as Mexico begins to take

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Javier Valdez planned to meet Netflix producers the day he was murdered

Javier Valdez planned to meet Netflix producers the day he was murdered

According to the  Excelsior newspaper, on the day of the assassination of the journalist Javier Valdez in Culiacan, he planned to meet with the producer of a British company hired by Netflix. The Netflix’s series called The Sunset of the Big Capos, reportedly was going to include a Mexican case and they decided to use Chapo Guzman

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Exxon is coming to Mexico…soon

Exxon is coming to Mexico…soon

Exxon Mobil Corp announced it will bring its Mobil-brand gas stations to Mexico, pumping $300 million in the coming decade as it seeks to gain a foothold in the country’s retail fuel market. Exxon expects to open its first service stations in Mexico later this year and will offer motorists its Synergy gasoline and diesel

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Noroeste’s “digital” strike and other protests

Noroeste’s “digital” strike and other protests

Today Noroeste is on a digital strike not publishing ANY news at all as a protest for the assassination of 6 journalists just this year. The latest was Javier Valdez, murdered yesterday in Culiacan. As a tribute Noroeste ‘s Home Page was a simple black & white memorial page with no links, stories, pictures, advertising or any

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Journalist Javier Valdez murdered in Culiacan

Journalist Javier Valdez murdered in Culiacan

Javier Valdez, an award-winning reporter who specialized in covering drug trafficking and organized crime was slain Monday in Culiacan, the latest in a wave of journalist killings in Mexico. Valdez is at least the sixth journalist to be murdered in Mexico since early March, an unusually high number even for one of the world’s deadliest

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Mexican mum who investigated daughter’s death is killed

Mexican mum who investigated daughter’s death is killed

A Mexican businesswoman who headed a group of 600 families searching for their disappeared relatives has been killed. Miriam Rodríguez Martínez was shot in her home in the town of San Fernando in Tamaulipas State. She was known for successfully investigating the kidnap and murder of her daughter by a local drug cartel, the Zetas.

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AirBnB  innovates with Mexico City tax

AirBnB innovates with Mexico City tax

Travelers who book accommodation through Airbnb will begin paying a 3% occupancy tax in Mexico City June 1.  The city signed an agreement Wednesday with the online accommodation booking service, which will collect the tax and remit it to the city government. The agreement responds to concerns by the hotel industry about an unregulated and informal

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Cartel boss captured

Cartel boss captured

Mexican authorities captured one of the Sinaloa drug cartel leaders whose struggle for control of the gang following the re-arrest of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has set off a wave of violence. Known by the nickname “El Licenciado” – the Lawyer – Damaso Lopez heads a faction at odds with two sons of Guzman. Federal officials

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Mexico Rejects Label as World’s Second-Deadliest Conflict Zone

Mexico Rejects Label as World’s Second-Deadliest Conflict Zone

Mexico’s government rejected a research study showing the country had become a more deadly conflict zone than Afghanistan and Iraq. The London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies found that Mexico only trailed Syria in terms of deaths last year. Mexico’s Foreign Relations and Interior ministries contested Wednesday that the annual Armed Conflict Survey gives similar

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Remittances to Mexico increase to record level

Remittances to Mexico increase to record level

Cash transfers to Mexico jumped 15 percent in March compared to the same period last year, making the month one of the biggest ever recorded for transfers sent by individuals to friends and family abroad. Mexicans received $2.5 billion in the cash transfers, known as remittances, in March compared to $2.2 billion a year earlier,

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Mexico’s Labor Day

Mexico’s Labor Day

Today, May 1st is Mexico’s Labor Day and as is every year, workers in all the main cities will be marching in protest to demand better labor conditions including higher wages. According to the OECD, nearly 60% of people aged 15 to 64 in Mexico have a paid job. Some 78% of men are in paid

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Medical Marijuana use approval

Medical Marijuana use approval

Mexico’s lower house overwhelmingly passed a bill Friday approving the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, the latest in a series of legal changes and court rulings that have somewhat relaxed cannabis laws in Mexico. The measure does not allow smoking marijuana, but directs the Health Department to “design public policies to regulate the medicinal

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Pemex approves new deep water Gulf joint venture

Pemex approves new deep water Gulf joint venture

Pemex  has approved its second-ever deep water joint venture covering the Nobilis-Maximino block in the country’s territorial Gulf waters. Pemex, which is looking for a partner to develop the block, estimates it to hold reserves of some 500 million barrels of oil equivalent (Boe) based on data gathered from five wells drilled in the past.

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Mexican Tuna wins a trade battle

Mexican Tuna wins a trade battle

Mexico and the U.S. have fought for years over tuna. The U.S. insists that any Mexican tuna sold in the US must be “dolphin safe,” meaning dolphins weren’t killed by tuna fisherman, which was once common. Mexico says its fisherman play by the rules. The U.S. government disagrees. On Tuesday, the World Trade Organization ruled

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So far It’s Milk, Not Corn

So far It’s Milk, Not Corn

The war of words between the U.S. and Mexico over trade has prompted concern over what might happen to cross-border shipments of corn and meat — even avocados. But there’s one market that’s already feeling the effects: nonfat dry milk. Futures prices in Chicago are down 13 percent this year. The decline is fueled largely by

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