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Mexican President to Trump: ‘Nothing and no one stands above the dignity of Mexico’

Mexican President to Trump: ‘Nothing and no one stands above the dignity of Mexico’

After days of President Donald Trump’s aggressive rhetoric against immigration via Mexico, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto delivered a stern response to his US counterpart, telling him that “nothing and no one stands above the dignity of Mexico.” The five-minute-long speech was delivered in Spanish and posted in a video on the Mexican President’s Twitter account on Thursday.

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Trump Officials Seek Tougher Entry Laws as Caravan Heads to U.S.

Trump Officials Seek Tougher Entry Laws as Caravan Heads to U.S.

The Trump administration is crafting legislation to make it harder for refugees to gain asylum in the U.S. and loosen restrictions on detaining immigrants apprehended near the border, a senior White House official said. Administration officials complain that border control agents can’t detain families and unaccompanied children long enough and that asylum rules are too

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Nafta is bigger risk to Mexican Peso than election: Survey

Nafta is bigger risk to Mexican Peso than election: Survey

Nafta renegotiations are the biggest threat to the Mexican peso this year, outweighing concern about the nation’s presidential election, according to a survey of more than 100 foreign exchange professionals surveyed by Bloomberg at a recent event in Mexico City. Of those surveyed, 46 percent said the fate of the $1 trillion trade pact is

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Mexico’s Presidential race is tightening, poll suggests

Mexico’s Presidential race is tightening, poll suggests

Mexico’s presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is leading by only 5 percentage points in the latest opinion poll, a sign the race may be getting tighter as the July election draws near.  Lopez Obrador, known as AMLO, led with 37 percent of voting intention, followed by Ricardo Anaya of the National Action Party-led coalition

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Mexico arrests suspect in 2014 case of 43 missing students

Mexico arrests suspect in 2014 case of 43 missing students

Mexican prosecutors say they have arrested a man who allegedly played a decisive role in the disappearance of 43 college students in 2014. The Attorney General’s Office says the suspect probably belonged to the Guerreros Unidos drug cartel. Prosecutors have said that corrupt police in the state of Guerrero handed the students over to cartel

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Police finds remains possibly belonging to law enforcement agents

Police finds remains possibly belonging to law enforcement agents

The Federal attorney general’s office said on Thursday it found human remains that may belong to two law enforcement agents specializing in organized crime who recently appeared in an online video that seemed to show their kidnapping. The federal agents, Octavio Martinez and Alfonso Hernandez, disappeared on February 5th, after attending a family event in

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Milo Yiannopoulos’ ‘10 Things I Hate About Mexico’ speech cancelled at UCLA

Milo Yiannopoulos’ ‘10 Things I Hate About Mexico’ speech cancelled at UCLA

A speech by conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos about Mexico planned for this month at UCLA has been cancelled, the campus’ Republican Club announced Wednesday. “The decision to host Milo has polarized the leadership of the organization between those wishing to move forward with the event and those who wish to cancel it,” a statement on

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The world is facing a tequila shortage

The world is facing a tequila shortage

The price of a shot of tequila could soon shock drinkers at bars as the world prepares to deal with a tequila shortage, reports and experts warn. Dwindling agave crops are gaslighting price spikes in the tequila business and industry experts warn this could lead to shortages even among major manufacturers. Agave is a blue-tinged, spikey plant and is

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American guns are killing our neighbors in Canada and Mexico

American guns are killing our neighbors in Canada and Mexico

From his first official day as candidate for president (“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. . . They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists”), to his first speech as President (“This American carnage stops right here and stops right now”) to last week’s State of the Union address (“For decades,

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Tourism Minister backs marijuana legalization in major beach resorts

Tourism Minister backs marijuana legalization in major beach resorts

Marijuana should be legalized in two of Mexico’s main tourist hot spots, Cancun and Los Cabos, in order to reduce criminal violence, Mexico’s minister for tourism said on Thursday. Minister Enrique de la Madrid said Mexico could follow the example of the United States and legalize marijuana in areas with support, urging Quintana Roo, where

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2017 Was Mexico’s Most Violent Year on Record

2017 Was Mexico’s Most Violent Year on Record

Mexico has recorded its highest homicide rate in years, with the government’s interior ministry reporting there were 29,168 murders in 2017, more than in 2011 at the peak of Mexico’s drug cartel-stoked violence. The death toll is Mexico’s highest since the government began keeping records in 1997, and shot past 2011’s tally of 27,213 homicides, the Associated Press

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Archaeologists in Mexico claim world’s longest flooded cave

Archaeologists in Mexico claim world’s longest flooded cave

Archaeologists and divers on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula announced Wednesday that they found a passage connecting two underwater caves, creating what they say is the world’s longest continuous flooded cave. Divers from the Great Maya Aquifer Project said the discovery has revealed a combined cave about 216 miles (347 kilometers) long. Mammoth Cave in Kentucky remains

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Mexico inflation rate ends 2017 at 16-year high

Mexico inflation rate ends 2017 at 16-year high

Mexican inflation peaked in August 2017 and is now edging down, right? Er, wrong, according to data out this morning. Consumer prices in Latin America’s second-largest economy ended 2017 at an annualized rate of 6.77 per cent – a rate that was not only the highest of the year but the highest since May 2001.

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China’s Didi Chuxing Is Recruiting in Mexico, Uber’s Latin American Stronghold

China’s Didi Chuxing Is Recruiting in Mexico, Uber’s Latin American Stronghold

Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing (DIDI-KUAIDI) has advertised online for a range of jobs in Mexico as it prepares to break into the country, one of rival Uber‘s (UBER, +0.00%) regional strongholds. Didi Chuxing plans this year to launch a smartphone app in Mexico and to recruit drivers to the platform, Reuters reported last month. The expansion underscores Didi’s growing interest in Mexico

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Mexican interior minister Osorio Chong says standing down

Mexican interior minister Osorio Chong says standing down

Mexican Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said on Wednesday that he was stepping down from his post, where he had served since the start of President Enrique Pena’s administration in late 2012. Osorio Chong made the announcement, which had been widely expected, at a speech in Mexico City attended by Pena Nieto. Osorio Chong

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