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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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Señor president,’ Trump envoy greets AMLO after election landslide

Señor president,’ Trump envoy greets AMLO after election landslide

U.S. President Donald Trump wants to strengthen and improve ties with Mexico after “bumps” in the road, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday, following the leftist’s landslide victory this month. Jared Kushner, senior adviser and son-in-law of Trump, was in the delegation led by Pompeo, which earlier

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Mexico’s Lopez Obrador Outlines Ambitious Program

Mexico’s Lopez Obrador Outlines Ambitious Program

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) presented on Wednesday a sweeping legislative agenda that envisions undoing the incumbent’s controversial education overhaul and sharply limiting officeholders’ immunity from prosecution, among other measures AMLO announced a dozen “possible reforms to the legal framework” after meeting with legislators-elect from his leftist coalition, which will enjoy majorities in

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Tatiana and her fatal crossing with “El Chepe”

Tatiana and her fatal crossing with “El Chepe”

Mexican police have made no arrests in the stray-bullet death of a 27 year old Chicago area woman, three days after she was struck down in front of an upscale Mexico City restaurant. Witnesses and investigators have said that Tatiana had just left dinner Saturday evening with her husband, when gunmen speeding by on a

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AMLO’S new Cabinet

AMLO’S new Cabinet

President-elect Lopez Obrador has introduced a team of 8 men and 8 women that will be part of his Cabinet. Even AMLO detractors, recognize that AMLO’s team is one his biggest strengths… After the celebration of Morena’s triumph, the names previously announced were ratified and these are the profiles of the next leaders of some

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AMLO picks Marcelo Ebrard as Foreign Minister

AMLO picks Marcelo Ebrard as Foreign Minister

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Thursday that he will propose former Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard to be the country’s next top diplomat. Lopez Obrador said in a news conference that his previous pick, Hector Vasconcelos, was elected as a senator and will serve in that body. “I have all confidence in him

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AMLO Won. What Comes Next for Mexico?

AMLO Won. What Comes Next for Mexico?

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico’s next president, has promised to transform the nation. AMLO, as he’s known, pledged during his campaign to root out corruption, reduce violence, stop energy deals that aren’t good for the nation and spur growth in impoverished areas. If that sounds like an ambitious to-do list, it is. And he won’t

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Mexican Peso jumps after Lopez Obrador’s conversation with Trump

Mexican Peso jumps after Lopez Obrador’s conversation with Trump

Mexico’s peso led gains among emerging-market currencies as sentiment improved overnight on speculation that Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the country’s next president, may seek a congenial relationship with his U.S. counterpart. The currency climbed nearly 2 percent to 19.5745 per dollar, which would be the strongest closing level in more than a month. The peso

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AMLO’s Presidential Win

AMLO’s Presidential Win

With respect to AMLO’s (Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s) becoming México’s new President, I agree with Laura Chinchilla, the former President of Costa Rica who told the New York Times: “The results are not endorsements of ideologies, but rather demands for change, a fatigue felt by people waiting for answers that simply have not arrived.” The

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El Chapo may not have been leader of drug cartel, say Lawyers

El Chapo may not have been leader of drug cartel, say Lawyers

A lawyer for Joaquin Guzman, the Mexican drug lord known as “El Chapo”, said Tuesday that he believed U.S. prosecutors had evidence that his client was a mere “lieutenant” in Sinaloa Cartel, not a leader as prosecutors claim. Lawyer Eduardo Balarezo said at a hearing in Brooklyn federal court that prosecutors had disclosed evidence of

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Cyberattacks in Mexico Raise Alarm Bells Ahead of Sunday’s Election

Cyberattacks in Mexico Raise Alarm Bells Ahead of Sunday’s Election

Cyber attacks against Mexican financial institutions and reports of alleged election interference around the world are fueling concerns among analysts that the nation’s presidential vote on Sunday may become a target for hackers. While Mexicans will cast their vote July 1 by paper ballot, electronic systems will be used to tally and transmit the results, which the

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Michoacan town’s entire police force detained after murder

Michoacan town’s entire police force detained after murder

The entire police force of the Mexican town of Ocampo has been detained on suspicion of involvement in the murder of a mayoral candidate. Fernando Ángeles Juárez, 64, was shot dead by unknown gunmen on Thursday outside one of his properties. More than 100 politicians have been killed across Mexico ahead of general elections on

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Mexico calls migrant children separation ‘inhumane’, urges rethink

Mexico calls migrant children separation ‘inhumane’, urges rethink

Mexico’s foreign minister Luis Videgaray on Tuesday called the separation of children from immigrant parents at the U.S.-Mexico border “cruel and inhumane” and urged the United States to reconsider the practice. Images published this week of children and youths sitting in concrete-floored cages in U.S. shelter facilities have stirred outrage. U.S. officials have defended the

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