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Champion of Poor or Demagogue? Mexico’s President Remains Popular Despite Stalled Economy, Pandemic and Crime
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Champion of Poor or Demagogue? Mexico’s President Remains Popular Despite Stalled Economy, Pandemic and Crime

MEXICO CITY — The Mexican economy is cratering, homicides are rising at a record rate, and the COVID-19 death toll has surged past 80,000. For any other leader, the torrent of bad news might herald a political reckoning. Not for... Read More

A Cartel War Has Transformed Once-tranquil Guanajuato Into One of Mexico’s Deadliest States
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A Cartel War Has Transformed Once-tranquil Guanajuato Into One of Mexico’s Deadliest States

IRAPUATO, Mexico — Word spread quickly here after gunfire erupted at a neighborhood drug rehab center. Natalia Acosta Medina bolted from her patio, sprinted through the muddy streets and climbed the stairs of the two-story facility. More than two dozen... Read More

López Obrador Heading to Washington to Meet Trump Amid Controversy
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López Obrador Heading to Washington to Meet Trump Amid Controversy

MEXICO CITY — Donald Trump notoriously kicked off his presidential bid in 2015 by disparaging Mexican immigrants as drug dealers, criminals and “rapists,” adding: “And some, I assume, are good people.” During his own campaign two years later, future Mexican... Read More

How a Single Policy Transformed the US Asylum System
Immigration
How a Single Policy Transformed the US Asylum System

SAN DIEGO — Over the last year, the Trump administration has dramatically changed the way the U.S. asylum system processes many of the people coming to the southwest border to seek protection. The administration has heralded those changes as a... Read More

US Border Authorities See Spike in Unaccompanied Minors From Mexico
Immigration
US Border Authorities See Spike in Unaccompanied Minors From Mexico

TIJUANA, Mexico — It’s 10 a.m., but it’s still pretty early for a group of teenage boys who are just waking up inside a migrant shelter for unaccompanied children along a busy highway in Tijuana. At Casa YMCA de Menores... Read More

Seeing a Central American Surge, Mexicans Join  Asylum Line at US Border
Immigration
Seeing a Central American Surge, Mexicans Join Asylum Line at US Border

MATAMOROS, Mexico — Emma Sánchez waited patiently in line at the foot of a bridge leading across the Rio Grande and into Texas, one of tens of thousands of people stuck on Mexico’s northern border seeking political asylum in the... Read More

Congress Members Demand Probe of Fake Court Hearings That Sent Asylum-Seekers Back to Mexico
Immigration
Congress Members Demand Probe of Fake Court Hearings That Sent Asylum-Seekers Back to Mexico

p More than 50 members of Congress are calling for an investigation into reports of Customs and Border Protection officials issuing fake court hearing notices to bar asylum-seekers from entering the U.S. even after they’ve been granted asylum. On Friday,... Read More

Revised North American Trade Deal Overwhelmingly Passes House
Trade
Revised North American Trade Deal Overwhelmingly Passes House
2019-12-20 14:41:04
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - In a strong show of bipartisan cooperation just hours after they were at each other's throats over the impeachment of President Donald Trump, Democrats and Republicans threw their support behind a new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico.... Read More

House, Trump Have Tentative Deal on North American Trade Pact
Trade
House, Trump Have Tentative Deal on North American Trade Pact
2019-12-09 22:18:53
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — House Democrats have reportedly reached a tentative agreement with labor leaders and the White House over a rewrite of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal, otherwise known as USMCA. News of the deal was initially reported by The Washington Post,... Read More

Inside the Bloody Cartel War for Mexico’s Multibillion-Dollar Avocado Industry
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Inside the Bloody Cartel War for Mexico’s Multibillion-Dollar Avocado Industry

URUAPAN, Mexico — The cartel members showed up in this verdant stretch of western Mexico armed with automatic weapons and chainsaws. Soon they were cutting timber day and night, the crash of falling trees echoing throughout the virgin forest. When... Read More

Mexico Sends Asylum-Seekers South — With No Easy Way to Return for US Court Dates
Immigration
Mexico Sends Asylum-Seekers South — With No Easy Way to Return for US Court Dates

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico — The exhausted passengers emerge from a sleek convoy of silver and red-streaked buses, looking confused and disoriented as they are deposited ignominiously in this tropical backwater in southernmost Mexico. There is no greeter here to provide... Read More

Death Made in Mexico: Traffickers Embrace Fentanyl
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Death Made in Mexico: Traffickers Embrace Fentanyl

BUCKEYE, Ariz. — Melissa and Daryl McKinsey first heard about “Mexican Oxy” last year when their 19-year-old son Parker called in tears. “I need to go to rehab,” he said. Several months earlier, a friend had given Parker a baby-blue... Read More

Majority of  Democrats Want Immigration Policy Reform, Not Open Borders
Immigration
Majority of Democrats Want Immigration Policy Reform, Not Open Borders
2019-09-05 20:49:51
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - When it comes to opposition talking points, the myth that Democrats advocate for "open borders" is both the most preposterous -- and persistent -- assertion of the still-young 2020 campaign season. Even Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., a self-described... Read More

US, Mexican Officials Give Different Accounts of Immigration Deal That Averted Tariffs
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US, Mexican Officials Give Different Accounts of Immigration Deal That Averted Tariffs

WASHINGTON — U.S. and Mexican officials sought Monday to bat down criticism of the last-minute agreement they reached on immigration and tariffs, each playing to their domestic audiences with contrasting and, at times, inflated claims. Secretary of State Michael R.... Read More

Trump ‘Deadly Serious’ About Tariffs on Mexico, Aide Says
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Trump ‘Deadly Serious’ About Tariffs on Mexico, Aide Says

WASHINGTON — A top White House aide said Sunday that President Trump is “absolutely, deadly serious” about imposing a 5% tariff on Mexican goods next week in a bid to stop migrants from reaching America’s southern border, brushing aside Wall... Read More

White House to Lift Steel, Aluminum Tariffs on Canada, Mexico
Trade
White House to Lift Steel, Aluminum Tariffs on Canada, Mexico
2019-05-17 21:25:38
by Dan McCue

President Donald Trump revealed Friday that his administration has reached an agreement with Canada and Mexico to lift tariffs on steel and aluminum, ending a standoff that threatened to derail ratification of the president's new North American trade agreement. Speaking... Read More

In Mexico, There’s No Place Like Home: Most Don’t Want to Head North for Work Anymore
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In Mexico, There’s No Place Like Home: Most Don’t Want to Head North for Work Anymore

For generations dating back to the 1930s, throughout Mexico, including in this region in the central state of Guanajuato known as El Bajio, the towns have emptied themselves out of their youths during what’s called the “winter blues.” The young... Read More

Pena Nieto Leaves Office As First Mexican Leader in Decades Not to Get a US State Visit
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Pena Nieto Leaves Office As First Mexican Leader in Decades Not to Get a US State Visit

Standing in front of both nations’ flags, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto stood shoulder-to-shoulder with President Donald Trump, smiling for the cameras and shaking hands before sitting down to sign a new North American... Read More

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