Mexican president hints to tighten migration control to avoid Trump tariffs

U.S. 06/02/19, 02:59

Mexico's president on Saturday, June 1, suggested that his country might tighten migration controls to defuse the threat of U.S. President Donald Trump imposing tariffs on Mexican goods, and he said he expected "good results" from talks planned for next week in Washington. Trump said on Thursday that if Mexico does ...

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 down, saying, "Obviously Spain will not issue these apologies that ...

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 release about 200 of its approximately 600 inmates and the ...

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 made rescuing Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, a centerpiece of his ...

Mexican president unleashes labor unrest at border plants

Business 02/01/19, 13:50

A mass strike at 48 "maquiladora," or manufacturer, plants in Mexico's border city of Matamoros is heading for victory, bringing pay raises for laborers who make less than $1 an hour, or about 100 pesos a day, assembling auto components and TV sets for export to the United States — ...

Update: Mexico explosion death toll hits 66; 85 missing

America 01/19/19, 08:58

The Latest on a pipeline fire in Mexico (all times local):7:45 a.m.Hidalgo state Gov. Omar Fayad says the death toll from a pipeline explosion in central Mexico has risen to 66.Over 85 other people on Saturday were listed as missing a day after a massive fireball erupted at an illegal ...

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 close government pipelines riddled with illegal fuel taps drilled by ...

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 a second term.A dozen Latin American governments and Canada questioned ...

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 percent from 30 percent for 43 municipalities in six states ...

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 such as the "Maya Train," which would run in part ...

Mexico aims to boost crude output by 45 percent before 2025

Business 12/15/18, 19:40

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador detailed plans Saturday to "rescue" the national oil industry by boosting crude production at the state-owned oil company by 45 percent before 2025.Speaking from Ciudad del Carmen, a Gulf coast city 50 miles (85 kilometers) from an oil field that sustained Mexican public finances ...

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 with Trump, especially since a caravan of about 7,000 Central ...

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 been awarded concessionary exploration contracts under reforms enacted by his ...

Mexico’s new ‘common man’ president hits the ground running

World 12/03/18, 14:27

Mexico's newly inaugurated president hit the ground running Monday with his pledge to govern as a common man and end decades of secrecy, heavy security and luxury enjoyed by past presidents.Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador sported slightly ruffled hair at his first early morning news conference as president, which started at ...

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 Saturday that included taking the oath of office and speaking ...

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