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Mexico economy minister to call Canadian officials Friday over new steel tariffs

Mexico economy minister to call Canadian officials Friday over new steel tariffs

Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said he will speak by telephone with Canadian officials on Friday and seek to persuade them to exclude Mexican steel from new trade measures announced by Canada this week. The Canadian government said it would impose new quotas and tariffs on imports of seven categories of steel from many countries

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AMLO says will look at legalizing some drugs

AMLO says will look at legalizing some drugs

Mexico’s President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Sunday that he would consider legalizing certain drugs as part of a broader strategy to fight poverty and crime. Speaking in the state of Zacatecas, Lopez Obrador said that a recent proposal from the country’s defence minister, who backed the legalization of opium for medicinal use, was

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Damaged buildings, graft haunt Mexico City year after quake

Damaged buildings, graft haunt Mexico City year after quake

Throughout Mexico City, uninhabited buildings with gaping cracks lean at precarious angles and some displaced people are still living outdoors a year after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake killed 228 people in the capital and 141 more in nearby states. Bureaucracy and physical and legal hurdles have delayed demolition of hundreds of tottering structures. In other

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US plans to pay $20 million to help Mexico deport migrants

US plans to pay $20 million to help Mexico deport migrants

The US government plans to pay millions of dollars to help Mexico deport thousands of migrants who have entered the country hoping to reach the United States. According to a notification State Department officials sent to Congress, $20 million would be used to cover the cost of bus and plane tickets to deport migrants from

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Miners’ union leader Gómez Urrutia returns to Mexico as a senator

Miners’ union leader Gómez Urrutia returns to Mexico as a senator

It’s taken 12 years of exile and strong support all that time from the United Steelworkers, but Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, president of Los Mineros, the independent Mexican union of steel workers, mine workers and metal workers, is finally back in Mexico City – as a senator. Gómez Urrutia, who had to flee bogus fraud charges and lived

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Pemex unit fined $22 million by competition authority

Pemex unit fined $22 million by competition authority

Mexico’s competition authority said on Tuesday that it has fined a unit of state-owned oil company Pemex for presenting an annual compliance report on antimonopoly measures in the recently opened fuel market a year after it was due. The Federal Commission for Economic Competition, or COFECE, fined Pemex’s Industrial Transformation unit, responsible for a range

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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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