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AMLO wants abortion referendum

AMLO wants abortion referendum

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) said he wants a referendum on abortion, sparking immediate opposition from abortion rights advocates in this overwhelmingly Catholic country. Mexico’s 32 states consider abortions criminal unless the pregnancy results from rape or if it

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Hollywood actresses seek truth at Tijuana migrant shelters

Hollywood actresses seek truth at Tijuana migrant shelters

Actress America Ferrera led a small group of artists on a migrant shelter tour in the Mexican border city of Tijuana, across from San Diego, over the weekend. They dressed in casual clothes, with little to no makeup. They talked

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Security operations target fuel-theft Capo

Security operations target fuel-theft Capo

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador offered on Wednesday his assessment of an operation now underway to capture the suspected leader of a fuel-theft racket in Guanajuato. “There’s an operation by the Guanajuato government, with backing from the federal government and

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Greenpeace warns of dangers of glyphosate in Mexico

Greenpeace warns of dangers of glyphosate in Mexico

Glyphosate, a herbicide that some scientists say is linked to cancer in humans, is not considered highly dangerous in Mexico, a representative of Greenpeace said on Wednesday. Within the “European Union there is already discussion of withdrawing glyphosate from the

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How Pemex Became the Most Indebted Oil Company in the World

How Pemex Became the Most Indebted Oil Company in the World

After more than a decade of declining production, wasteful spending and a higher tax burden than any other driller in Latin America, it’s little wonder Mexico’s Petroleos Mexicanos is the world’s most indebted oil company. Pemex’s oil output has plunged by almost

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Investigators finds glaring errors in July Aeromexico crash

Investigators finds glaring errors in July Aeromexico crash

Investigators found a series of glaring errors in an Aeromexico flight that crashed in Durango on July 31, injuring many of the 103 people aboard. Nobody died when the plane belly flopped after takeoff. Among the findings was that a

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Walmart de Mexico open to talks as worker strike looms

Walmart de Mexico open to talks as worker strike looms

Walmart said Tuesday it’s open to labor talks after a union representing 8,000 workers threatened to strike by next week unless salaries and conditions improved. The unions, seeking a 20 percent pay increase, have complained about unpaid overtime, unjustified firings,

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Cuaron’s ‘Roma’ gives Mexico 1st foreign language film Oscar

Cuaron’s ‘Roma’ gives Mexico 1st foreign language film Oscar

“Roma,” the touching black-and-white portrait of a domestic worker and the middle-class family she cares for in 1970s Mexico City, won the Oscar for best foreign language film Sunday, giving Mexico its long-sought first win in that category. Director Alfonso

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“El Chapo’s Mom” seeks US humanitarian visa

“El Chapo’s Mom” seeks US humanitarian visa

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that he has instructed his government to assist the family of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in seeking humanitarian visas to visit the convicted drug trafficker in the United States. During a visit last week

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AMLO to close infamous island penal colony

AMLO to close infamous island penal colony

Mexico will close its infamous Isla Marias prison, the last island penal colony in a hemisphere once dotted with remote island jails like the one depicted in the movie “Papillon.” President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday that Mexico will

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Lopez Obrador visits “El Chapo’s” home town

Lopez Obrador visits “El Chapo’s” home town

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador visited the birthplace of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, on Friday, calling for peace and reconciliation days after a U.S. jury convicted the kingpin. Speaking to a crowd in Badiraguato, a mountainous municipality of Sinaloa long associated

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“El Chapo” Guzman convicted

“El Chapo” Guzman convicted

Mexico’s most notorious drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings, political payoffs, cocaine hidden in jalapeno cans, jewel-encrusted guns and a

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Mexican church says 152 priests removed in last 9 years for abuse

Mexican church says 152 priests removed in last 9 years for abuse

The head of the Mexican Bishops’ Conference says that 152 Roman Catholic priests have been removed from the ministry over the last nine years for sex abuse offenses against “youth or vulnerable adults.” Archbishop Rogelio Cabrera says some of the

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American Bitcoin supporter killed in Acapulco

American Bitcoin supporter killed in Acapulco

A Bitcoin and cryptocurrency analyst called John Galton died as a result of an attack in Mexico.  John Galton was at Copacabana Hotel in Acapulco when he was shot dead. According to John’s partner, Lily, the gunmen went straight for John and his friend Jason

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AMLO launches ambitious forestry, orchard plan

AMLO launches ambitious forestry, orchard plan

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) launched an ambitious forestry program Friday to plant fruit and timber trees, as well as cacao and coffee, on nearly 1.5 million acres (570,000 hectares) in the country’s south. The government program will pay farmers

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