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Safe Backpack program is back!

President Enrique Peña Nieto issued instructions to reinforce the rules in schools that prohibit weapons which could endanger the lives of students. “We do not want that this happen again,” said Peña Nieto, referring to the attack on Wednesday by a 15-year-old boy who opened fire on his classmates in a classroom in Monterrey and who committed suicide after

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New Mexican Ambassador to the U.S.

Mexico has appointed its third ambassador to the United States in less than a year. The government said in a statement on Friday that the new envoy to Washington would be Gerónimo Gutiérrez, who held senior posts in two previous Mexican administrations headed by the opposition center-right National Action party (PAN). “It’s a message of

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Slide in the peso currency was exaggerated: Carstens

Mexico’s central bank chief Agustin Carstens said that a recent increase in prices does not reflect a sustained pick-up in inflation and that the slide in the peso currency was exaggerated. Carstens said a depreciation in the peso had boosted core inflation but added that exchange rate fluctuations should not automatically affect prices across the

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911 starts up!

January 11, 2017 Mexico is finally getting a single, nationwide emergency number like the U.S. has, and the number is 911. Last Monday started to be available in Sinaloa, Guerrero, Mexico City, Baja California Sur, Campeche, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, Tabasco, Aguascalientes, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Estado de México, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Yucatán, and  Michoacán. In Mexico’s previous

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Mexico, US sign framework on electricity grid

January 9, 2017 U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz was in Mexico Saturday to sign a framework agreement on principles aimed at building the kind of cross-border electricity market with Mexico that the United States already has with Canada. Moniz said the potential for a mutually beneficial relationship is there. Wind turbines in Mexico’s Baja California

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“New” Agreement to help the Economy

January 9, 2017 As a response to the protests throughout Mexico for the rise in gasoline prices, President Enrique Pena, announced today an Economic Agreement to support family well-being. Similar agreements has been signed in the past during troubled times and economic meltdowns. The agreement signed by business and agriculture associations represents a commitment to avoid an unjustified increase in

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American man arrested in shooting of U.S. official in Mexico

January 8, 2017 Mexican authorities have arrested a man believed to be responsible for the non-fatal shooting of a U.S. consulate employee in Guadalajara,  The suspect, at the time of his arrest Sunday, had in his possession a .38-caliber pistol and a wig.  A spokesperson at the Jalisco state prosecutor’s office confirmed that the suspect

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US consular official shot in Guadalajara

January 7, 2016 A U.S. consular officer in Mexico was shot in his car Friday evening, and the FBI is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the identification of the shooting suspect. Surveillance video released by the Consulate General in Guadalajara showed a man in a purple shirt, dark pants and white shoes

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Who will pay for the wall?

Donald Trump said that Mexico would pay for his planned border wall “later” after Republican officials indicated Congress and US taxpayers would first foot the bill. The president-elect responded after reports citing Republican officials said Congress might make funds available for the wall, saying this would just be for the “sake of speed”. He added

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Angry protests against fuel price increases

January 5, 2017 In most cities in Mexico, protesters have blockaded highways, looted shops and forced service stations to close in a wave of angry protests triggered by a hike of more than 20% in the government-set price of gasoline. The announcement of the price increase came on 1 January – when long queues of

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Videgaray is back as Mexico’s Foreign Minister

January 5, 2017 Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has named the man behind his controversial meeting with Donald Trump last August to a new position as Foreign Minister, as the country readies to deal with the new U.S. President. Luis Videgaray, who was forced to resign from his post as Finance Minister after Trump’s trip

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Gasoline prices will increase in 2017

Mexico is moving to end eight decades of government-controlled gasoline prices, a step that will lead to a big jump in prices at the pump and could prompt a backlash against the government’s efforts to liberalize the country’s energy market. Price controls for gasoline will be scrapped in late March in parts of the country

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Ambassador says citizenship is the best protection for Mexicans in USA.

A month before the new Administration takes over in the US, the Mexican Ambassador in Washington, Carlos Sada stated that the citizenship for the millions of Mexican permanent residents in the US is their best form of protection. ” It is one of the actions that we are promoting to make sure that Mexicans integrate in

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Mexico lifts key rate

Mexico raised borrowing costs more than expected in a forceful response to yesterday’s Federal Reserve rate rise, as policymakers look to jolt the peso from near record lows. Banco de Mexico, headed by governor Agustin Carstens, increased the key rate by half a point to 5.75 per cent. Seventeen of 26 economists surveyed by Bloomberg

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Mexico expects an increase in asylum seekers

Mexico expects a sharp increase in people seeking asylum from Central America next year, fleeing gang warfare and poverty in their home countries, a senior official said on Thursday. There has been a steady surge of Central Americans applying for asylum in Mexico since 2015. Cinthia Perez, a director of Mexico’s refugee agency COMAR, said

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