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Mexico, Spain discuss differing stances toward Venezuela

Mexico, Spain discuss differing stances toward Venezuela

The leaders of Mexico and Spain said Wednesday they hope to be in a position to mediate a dialogue to resolve the political crisis in Venezuela, but also revealed differences in their approach. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador repeated Mexico’s policy of non-intervention during a joint news conference with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.

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Canadian auto workers seek boycott of GM vehicles from Mexico

Canadian auto workers seek boycott of GM vehicles from Mexico

The Canadian Auto Workers Union is asking people in Canada and the U.S. to boycott General Motors vehicles made in Mexico. Unifor is asking people not to buy trucks or SUVs with vehicle identification numbers that start with the number three, which signify that they are made in Mexico. Unifor says it will publicize the

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Mexico homicide cases rise by 15% in 2018

Mexico homicide cases rise by 15% in 2018

Homicide cases in Mexico rose by 15%  in 2018, law enforcement agencies reported this week. Government figures show prosecutors opened 28,816 investigations in 2018, compared to 25,036 the previous year. Each case may involve more than one victim, so the total number of homicides is likely to be higher. The increase was led by dramatic

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Alejandro Gertz Manero is the new Attorney General

Alejandro Gertz Manero is the new Attorney General

Mexico’s Senate elected veteran lawyer Alejandro Gertz Manero on Friday as the new Attorney General, a post that is now more independent and runs for a nine-year term. Gertz Manero was selected overwhelmingly by the Senate from a slate of possible candidates proposed by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO). Previously, the President had named

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Soriana’s Co-owner found dead

Soriana’s Co-owner found dead

Carlos Martin Bringas, Businessman and Co-owner of Soriana, was found dead in his car at the Mieleras Park in Torreon. Sounds of gunfire were heard around noon today and a body was found inside a Touareg. The person was found in the driver’s seat with a gunshot on the left side of his head while the

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Crime-fighting National Guard wins lower house approval

Crime-fighting National Guard wins lower house approval

Legislators have overwhelmingly voted for the creation of a new 60,000-member national guard, a proposal embraced by leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as a crucial tool in the fight against organized crime. The proposal was approved on Wednesday by about three-quarters of the lower house of Congress, 362 votes in favour and 119 against, with changes

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Drug trafficker tells of bribe to Peña Nieto

Drug trafficker tells of bribe to Peña Nieto

A Colombian drug trafficker testified Tuesday that Mexican cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman boasted about paying a $100 million bribe to the former president of Mexico to call off a manhunt for the notorious kingpin. Alex Cifuentes spoke about the alleged bribe to former President Enrique Peña Nieto while being cross-examined at Guzman’s murder

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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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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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