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AMLO declares gains in fight against fuel theft

AMLO declares gains in fight against fuel theft

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador(AMLO)  stopped short Monday of declaring victory over Mexico’s fuel theft scourge but said the government was making progress amid frustration over gas shortages. Long lines continued at gas stations in many parts of the country, but Lopez Obrador asked for patience and said things would soon be getting back to

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Mexico widens pension program to all country’s elderly

Mexico widens pension program to all country’s elderly

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has expanded nationwide a program that provides pensions to Mexicans over age 68, an extension of an effort that he began in Mexico City while Mayor of the capital in 2000. Lopez Obrador said Sunday that the elderly will receive 2,550 pesos — about $134 Us dollar — every two

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2 detained after Aeromexico flight stuck on Oakland tarmac

2 detained after Aeromexico flight stuck on Oakland tarmac

Two passengers on an Aeromexico flight were detained Thursday and others called 911 to say they were being held against their will as the plane sat for hours on the tarmac at Oakland International Airport, officials said. Flight 622 from Guadalajara was scheduled to land at San Francisco International Airport but was diverted due to

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AMLO says that border wall is an “US domestic issue”

AMLO says that border wall is an “US domestic issue”

US President Donald Trump made a case for a wall on the border with Mexico in a televised address on Tuesday, saying the situation is a “humanitarian crisis – a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul”. Regarding Trump’s declarations, at his daily conference, Mexican President was questioned by local journalists, When asked “You as the representative

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Tapped-out pipelines cause gas shortages.

Tapped-out pipelines cause gas shortages.

Motorists lined up for a fourth straight day at gas stations in western Mexico Tuesday as the government continued to restrict pipeline deliveries to combat illegal fuel taps. The administration of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) has switched to shipping fuel by tanker truck in a few western and central states, but there aren’t enough

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Death toll from shooting in Playa del Carmen rises to seven

Death toll from shooting in Playa del Carmen rises to seven

The death toll from a shooting at a bar in Playa del Carmen has risen to seven, state prosecutors said Monday. Six people were pronounced dead at the scene and a seventh person died in hospital, the Quintana Roo Attorney General’s Office said. The AG’s office said no tourists were among the victims of the

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Aeromexico jet evacuated after tires catch fire during landing

Aeromexico jet evacuated after tires catch fire during landing

An Aeromexico passenger jet was evacuated on Thursday after its tires caught fire while landing in Guadalajara, the airline reported. “During the landing of flight AM120 MEX-GDL, operating with Boeing 737-800 equipment, smoke appeared (from) the landing gear (and was) brought under control by airport personnel. The 151 passengers on board and the crew were

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AMLO claims modest possessions, income

AMLO claims modest possessions, income

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) has published a financial disclosure form that reveals relatively few possessions — and the fact that his wife makes more than he does. Lopez Obrador cut his own pay to about $65,000*  per year when he took office on Dec. 1. His wife, writer and academic Beatriz Gutierrez, makes

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Oaxaca Mayor gunned down after being sworn in

Oaxaca Mayor gunned down after being sworn in

The Governor of Mexico’s southern state of Oaxaca is condemning the slaying of a local mayor shortly after he took office. Using his Twitter account, Gov. Alejandro Murat confirmed the killing of Tlaxiaco Mayor Alejandro Aparicio Santiago on Tuesday. He promised a thorough investigation and said a suspect was already in custody. The state prosecutor’s

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Zapatista rebels vow opposition to Lopez Obrador

Zapatista rebels vow opposition to Lopez Obrador

Mexico’s leftist Zapatista movement is continuing its aggressive criticism of the country’s new President, accusing Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of dishonesty and vowing to confront him. Zapatista spokesman Subcomandante Moises reiterated the group’s opposition to some of Lopez Obrador’s big projects such as the “Maya Train,” which would run in part between the beach resorts

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Mexico recruits International experts to probe deadly helicopter crash

Mexico recruits International experts to probe deadly helicopter crash

International experts will be part of the team investigating the cause of a helicopter crash that killed the Governor of Puebla, Deputy Transportation Secretary said on Tuesday. “To have the most appropriate support for the investigation and to leave no doubt about the causes of the accident, we have precise instructions from the President of

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AMLO seeks to revamp health care for poor

AMLO seeks to revamp health care for poor

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) announced last Friday a $90 billion pesos, two-year plan to revamp Mexico’s health care system for the poor. He also said the country should consider a program for euthanasia or voluntarily assisted dying, which is currently not allowed. “Why don’t we implement some program to dignified death? Why not, assisted?”

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US pledges $10.6B aid for Central America and southern Mexico

US pledges $10.6B aid for Central America and southern Mexico

By Mark Stevenson The United States pledged $5.8 billion in aid and investment Tuesday for strengthening government and economic development in Central America, and another $4.8 billion in development aid for southern Mexico. The U.S aid aims to promote better security conditions and job opportunities as part of a regional plan to allow Central Americans

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Mexico loses 10-year WTO battle over U.S. tuna labelling

Mexico loses 10-year WTO battle over U.S. tuna labelling

The United States won a legal battle over “dolphin safe” tuna-labelling on Friday when the World Trade Organization’s appeals judges dismissed Mexico’s argument that the U.S. labelling rules violated WTO rules. More than 10 years after the dispute first came to the WTO in October 2008, the WTO ruling ended Mexico’s claim that U.S. labelling

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AMLO: We discussed migration but not the wall!

AMLO: We discussed migration but not the wall!

The White House says President Donald Trump and the new leader of Mexico discussed “positive relations” between the two countries in a phone call this week. But Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told reporters that he and Trump have never discussed the contentious topic of the border wall. Lopez Obrador’s statement Thursday came less

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