Mexico City Bureau

Report: New NAFTA Would Boost Arizona Industry
Arizona industries including mining and agricultural imports would benefit from the pending trade agreement for the U.S., Mexico and Canada, according to a new report.
March 25, 2019
Mexico Apologizes For Death Of 2 Students
The Interior Minister apologized to the families of two students who were fatally shot to death by soldiers and falsely accused of being hit men.
March 23, 2019
Newly Appointed Mexican Ambassador Visits Phoenix
The recently appointed ambassador of Mexico to the U.S. made her first official trip to Arizona Tuesday. Ambassador Martha Bárcena not only has personal ties with the state, but also expects the economic and social bonds with Mexico to grow.
March 19, 2019
Will Mexicos National Guard Dissuade Crime?
Mexico's new president is expected to approve a constitutional amendment to create a new National Guard, which will be tasked with curbing the country’s climbing number of homicides, which last year was the highest on record: 33,000.
March 15, 2019
Central American Migrants Missing In Northern Mexico
About 20 Central American migrants riding a bus through Mexico on their way to the U.S. disappeared last week. Some reports say they were kidnapped near the border with Texas by armed people, but the Mexican president has his own theories.
March 13, 2019
American Advocacy Group Meets With New Mexican Administration
One of the oldest advocacy organizations in the U.S. is leading one of the first American groups to meet face-to-face with the recently inaugurated Mexican president.
March 12, 2019
Is Venezuela An Apple Of Discord Between Mexico, U.S.?
The U.S. and Mexico have become the promised land for many Venezuelans escaping from their current government. But when the political and humanitarian crisis escalated in the South American nation, Mexico and the U.S. faced each other with different diplomatic approaches.
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March 11, 2019
It’s International Women’s Day — But Not Many Celebrate In Mexico
For International Women’s Day, Mexico could celebrate it’s Congress’s nearly 50-50 gender parity. But many in the neighboring nation expect more equality and justice for women.
March 7, 2019
Mexico Closes 5 Immigrant Detention Centers
Mexico’s federal immigration agency shuttered five of its detention centers late last month, as the agency’s new chief says he wants to improve the treatment of undocumented migrants.
March 6, 2019
 Mexico Denies To Have Migration Agreement With U.S.
Some analysts think the U.S. and Mexico have an agreement to reduce Central American migration. But the Mexican government says this is not part of any pact with the United States.
March 4, 2019
U.S. Negotiating Steel Tariffs
The U.S. is continuing its negotiation over the trade of steel and aluminum with Canada and Mexico, Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told members of a legislative committee this week.
March 4, 2019
Is The U.S. Meaningful To AMLO After 90 Days As President Of Mexico?
Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) celebrates his first 90 days as president of Mexico. He has been compared to U.S. presidents Abraham Lincoln — and Donald Trump. But what’s his take on the United States?
March 1, 2019
Mexican Secretary Of State In D.C. To Discuss New Migrations
Olga Sánchez Cordero will hold her first official encounter with American authorities to discuss migrant groups from Central America, Asia and Africa. Mexican authorities say India has become the second country of origin of transitory migrants after Honduras, followed by Pakistan, Bangladesh, Congo and Nigeria.
Feb. 27, 2019
Mesa-Mexico Cargo Project Takes Off, Seeks Expansion
A one-of-its-kind customs project to speed deliveries from Mesa airport to Mexico is — literally — taking off. The project is called SkyBridge, and it was was created by Mesa officials and business developers, along with their Mexican counterparts.
Feb. 25, 2019
AZ Leaders Want To Ease Travel For Mexican Tourists
Government leaders from across Arizona met with officials from Mexico’s foreign relations ministry, highlighting efforts to improve economic and political relationships between the two countries.
Feb. 22, 2019
Is This Mexico City’s Oldest House? And Who Lived Here?
Archaeologists have concluded Manzanares 25 is the only house from 16th century still standing in Mexico City. In recent years, it had gone into disuse, with some of its roofs caving in, and shrubs and weeds covering its floors and walls. Now, the Historic Downtown Mexico City Trust has renovated it, and wants to convert it into a community center for children.
Feb. 22, 2019
Mexicans Develop System To Monitor Legislators
Mexico will allow congress re-elections for the first time in nearly a century. With that in mind, two Mexican entrepreneurs developed a tool to monitor legislators; an instrument that they hope will empower democracy in Mexico and in other parts of the world.
Feb. 19, 2019
For Mexican Avocados, It’s A Touchdown!
The import of Mexican avocados had been endangered by recent trade tensions between the U.S. and Mexico. But the buttery fruit has a longtime American ally: the Super Bowl.
Feb. 19, 2019
Maricopa Delegation To Visit Mexico City
This week, the Maricopa Association of Governments will send a delegation to Mexico City for the first time — a mission that will not be affected by President Trump’s recent decision to declare an emergency to secure funds for a border wall.
Feb. 18, 2019
Will Trade ‘Fly Steady’ After New Airport Projects?
The construction of a new airport in Mexico City was halted by the new federal government, which created plans to revitalize other local airports, including a military base. And the plan is raising hopes — and eyebrows— on both sides of the border.
Feb. 18, 2019