Mexico president calls for truth commission on conquest

Europe 03/26/19, 14:06

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador asked Spain on Tuesday to set up a kind of fact-finding commission on the 1519-1521 conquest of Mexico to determine what kind of apology is warranted.Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell quickly knocked the idea ...

Mexico to close infamous island penal colony

Enviroment 02/18/19, 12:50

Mexico will close a famed island penal colony off the country's Pacific coast and convert it into a cultural and environmental education center, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday.The federal prison on the largest of the Islas Marias will ...

Mexican president announces bailout for cash-strapped Pemex

Business 02/15/19, 17:05

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced a $3.9 billion bailout for the country's cash-strapped, state-owned oil company Friday and promised it an additional $1.6 billion in revenue, making it a rescue package of up to $5.5 billion.Lopez Obrador has ...

President calls on Mexicans to help in battling fuel thefts

World 01/09/19, 13:58

Mexico's new president issued an emotional appeal to his countrymen to help battle against fuel thefts on Wednesday, as long lines spread to gas stations in Mexico City.The multi-state fuel scarcity arose after President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador decided to ...

Mexico defends hands-off stance on Venezuela

America 01/07/19, 15:19

Mexico's new president is defending his administration's hands-off policy on Venezuela.President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has reversed years of Mexican pressure on Venezuela, refusing to sign a Lima Group declaration urging Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro not to assume power for ...

Mexico launches plan to stimulate US border economy

America 01/05/19, 14:12

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has launched an ambitious plan to stimulate economic activity on the Mexican side of the U.S.-Mexico border despite recent U.S. threats to close the border entirely. Mexico plans to slash income and corporate taxes to 20 ...

Zapatista rebels vow opposition to Mexico’s new president

01/01/19, 12:58

Mexico's leftist Zapatista movement is continuing its aggressive criticism of the country's new president, accusing Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of dishonesty and vowing to confront him.Zapatista spokesman Subcomandante Moises reiterated the group's opposition to some of Lopez Obrador's big projects ...

Mexico’s new leader says relations with Trump good

America 12/05/18, 12:41

Mexico's leftist new president said Wednesday that relations with U.S. President Donald Trump are "good," and the two will probably talk soon about the immigration issue. Many analysts had been expecting President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to run into headlong conflict ...

Mexico’s new president sees 3-year hiatus on oil auctions

Business 12/05/18, 09:59

Mexico's new president says he will take a three-year break from awarding new oil exploration contracts in order to judge the results of contracts already awarded.President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he wants more investment from private firms that have ...

Leftist leader takes reins in Mexico vowing to help poor

World 12/02/18, 00:07

Leftist politician Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador assumed Mexico's presidency with a promise — to profoundly transform Latin America's second-biggest economy and to lead a government free of corruption.Seemingly tireless at age 65, Lopez Obrador breezed through a day of public appearances ...

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