Mexico City Bureau

New Referendums In Mexico: Democratic Tools Or Marketing Campaigns?
Mexican president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador promised to hold more referendums during his tenure. But the lack of transparency and formality of these referendums, as well as their utility, are concerning many.
Nov. 23, 2018
Multi-Million Dollar Loss Expected After Mexico City NFL Game Canceled
The L.A. Rams and the Kansas City Chiefs were expected to play on Monday at the Aztec Stadium in Mexico City. But the field is damaged and the match cancelled — leaving local businesses concerned.
Nov. 16, 2018
Dorilocos And Diabetes: How Free Trade Affects Nutrition
Diabetes is the among the main causes of death in Mexico, and it falls just behind the U.S. in obesity, and some researchers say this is a result on how global trade has modified food habits in Mexico and argue that nutrition should be addressed in the new USMCA agreement.
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Nov. 16, 2018
Food Biotechnology Added On New Trilateral Deal
Twenty-five years ago, biotechnology was not an issue considered in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). But that has changed, as the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) has an entire chapter dedicated to it.
Nov. 15, 2018
Mexico Takes First Step Toward Legalizing Marijuana
Mexico’s future secretary of the interior proposed legislation in the Senate on Thursday to regulate marijuana and allow its production and sale, a potential major shift in the country’s stance on the decade-long drug war.
Nov. 8, 2018
Migrant Caravan Arrives In Mexico City
Part of the Central American migrant caravan has arrived in Mexico City, where they are staying in a provided stadium. Inside, hundreds rest on their way to the U.S. border, while thousands more are expected to arrive throughout the week.
Nov. 5, 2018
Mexico Dedicates Day Of The Dead To Migrants, But Caravan Rejects Help
Mexico’s capitol is dedicating its main celebrations for Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, to fallen migrants. Meanwhile, the Mexican government is struggling to help and regulate other migrants, including those from a Central American caravan.
Oct. 31, 2018
Concerns After New Airport In Mexico City Gets Canceled
Business leaders fear the impact the cancellation of a new airport in Mexico City might have on the economy and on the commercial relationships with other countries, including the United States.
Oct. 30, 2018
Mexico City’s New Airport Gets Canceled
In a referendum, the majority opted for the president-elect’s alternative of improving three airports. But the voting process was tainted by controversy after citizens and several media, including KJZZ, discovered that it was possible to vote several times.
Oct. 29, 2018
A Controversial Plan To Move Millions Of Workers
Mexico’s incoming president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has a controversial plan to reduce the capital’s big city problems — traffic, pollution, even water shortages — and stimulate the economy in smaller cities by moving federal government offices out of the capital. By one estimate, the move could eventually relocate as many as 2.7 million people.
Oct. 29, 2018
Mexicans Will Vote For New Airport In Mexico City
Mexico will decide if its capitol, Mexico City, will have a new airport that would replace the current saturated terminals. The elected president of Mexico decided to put the new airport on a vote — even though it is already being built.
Oct. 24, 2018
Concerns In Mexico After Caravan Arrives
Thousands of Honduran migrants started to arrive to Mexico through Guatemala. Their goal? To reach the United States. But the uncertainty that comes ahead is concerning Mexican citizens and local nonprofit organizations.
Oct. 22, 2018
U.S. Nonprofit Offers Help In Mexico After Quakes
In September last year, the two devastating earthquakes in Mexico attracted millions of dollars in donations from all over the world, but a significant part of the money went missing or was spent on short-term projects. Now, a U.S.-based organization is working on post-catastrophe projects in Mexico, with the hopes of making donations effective.
Oct. 22, 2018
Mexico Seeks To Assert Sovereignty After Trump Tweets
Top U.S. and Mexico officials denied on Friday morning that President Donald Trump has influenced Mexico’s immigration enforcement practices.
Oct. 19, 2018
A Controversial Response To Trump’s Threats
Mexican authorities are trying to stop a caravan of migrants headed to the U.S. from entering Mexico, increasing police presence on the Guatemala border and meeting with the migrants.
Oct. 18, 2018
Mexico Prepares For Honduran Migrant Caravan
Mexican officials are warning they will strictly enforce their entry requirements if the migrants reach their border.
Oct. 16, 2018
University Of Arizona Awards Mexican Journalist
The Zenger Award by UA’s School of Journalism has honored people with extraordinary contributions to freedom of the press for over six decades. And this year, the award went to a controversial Mexican journalist.
Oct. 15, 2018
Canada Will Impose Steel Safeguards
Canada announced last Thursday it will impose new tariffs on steel imports, as the U.S., Canada, and Mexico continue to disagree on how to trade this important construction material.
Oct. 15, 2018
Mexico 68 Olympics Design Is Still Revered, Disputed
The Mexico City Olympic Games began 50 years ago, on Oct. 12. The Games’ vibrant visual identity became the icon of an era and a country, and the style is celebrated as a cornerstone for contemporary graphic design. But its success also brought an ongoing dispute between people from both sides of the border.
Mexico Seeks ‘Lost’ Children Artists For 50th Anniversary Of 1968 Olympics
Oct. 12, 2018
Pence Urges Migrants To Avoid ‘Dangerous’ Journey
Vice President Mike Pence urged would-be migrants in Central America to avoid the dangerous journey to cross illegally into the U.S.
Oct. 11, 2018

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