Mexico City Begins Reopening Despite Surge in Coronavirus Cases

Mexico City began allowing more businesses to reopen Monday, after almost three months of various types of lockdowns. Some city subway stations that had been closed to reduce ridership reopened. The city’s metro system plans to distribute 1 million plastic face shields to passengers to lower the risk of infection on mass transportation. Mexico City … Continue reading Mexico City Begins Reopening Despite Surge in Coronavirus Cases

14 Bodies Found in Zacatecas State as Violence Continues to Worsen

Fourteen people were found dead in the Mexican state of Zacatecas on Friday, the state government said, as violence in the country continues to worsen. State officials said in a statement that they were investigating to determine the cause of death. The corpses were found in Fresnillo, one of the largest cities in the central … Continue reading 14 Bodies Found in Zacatecas State as Violence Continues to Worsen

Mexico City Police Chief Blames Jalisco New Generation Cartel for Assassination Attempt That Killed Three Other People

Mexico City's chief of police was shot and injured and two of his bodyguards killed in a dramatic assassination attempt early on Friday that he quickly blamed on one of Mexico's most powerful drug gangs, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG). The city's public security chief Omar Garcia Harfuch suffered three bullet wounds as he and … Continue reading Mexico City Police Chief Blames Jalisco New Generation Cartel for Assassination Attempt That Killed Three Other People

Raids Launched After Attempted Assassination of Mexico City’s Police Chief

Mexican authorities have carried out a series of raids while investigating the attempted assassination of Mexico City's police chief, according to local media. Omar García Harfuch was shot several times during an ambush on Friday, though his injuries are not said to be life-threatening. Two of his bodyguards and a female passerby were killed. The … Continue reading Raids Launched After Attempted Assassination of Mexico City’s Police Chief

Residents of Montemorelos Say Coronavirus-Shaped Hailstones ‘Are a Message from God to Stay at Home’

Huge icy hailstones have been branded 'a sign from the almighty to stay home' in Mexico. Locals shared images of the weather event on social media, commenting on the curious formation of the hailstones which they compared to the shape of the coronavirus. The particles of coronavirus in humans are usually spherical and typically have … Continue reading Residents of Montemorelos Say Coronavirus-Shaped Hailstones ‘Are a Message from God to Stay at Home’

Police Search for Female Suspect in 7-Year-Old Girl’s Abduction and Murder

Mexican police are searching for a woman who was seen on surveillance camera with a seven-year-old girl outside her school on the day she disappeared. The video from 11 February is the last time the child, Fátima Aldrighett, is seen alive. Her body was found dumped with signs of abuse four days later. Officials say … Continue reading Police Search for Female Suspect in 7-Year-Old Girl’s Abduction and Murder

Mexico Tightens Border With U.S. ‘Effective Immediately’ After Trump Pardons Several White-Collar Criminals

The government of Mexico announced that it was tightening its border with the United States “effective immediately” after Donald Trump pardoned a host of white-collar criminals on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters, the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, said that Mexican border agents were on alert to prevent any recipients of Trump’s pardons from crossing into … Continue reading Mexico Tightens Border With U.S. ‘Effective Immediately’ After Trump Pardons Several White-Collar Criminals

Murder of 7-Year-Old Girl in Tláhuac Sparks Anger, Protests, and Political Finger-pointing

People carry the coffin during the funeral of seven-year-old Fátima, whose body was found over the weekend. PEDRO PARDO/AFP/AFP via Getty Images A young girl, known only as Fátima, was last seen being picked up from school by an unidentified woman in Mexico City on February 11. The next day, the 7-year-old girl was reported … Continue reading Murder of 7-Year-Old Girl in Tláhuac Sparks Anger, Protests, and Political Finger-pointing

Mexico Launches Investigation Into Corruption Under Former President Enrique Peña Nieto

FILE PHOTO: Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto attends a flag-raising ceremony honouring the victims of the September 1985 and 2017 earthquakes at Zocalo square in Mexico City, Mexico September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril The Mexican government is launching an investigation into corruption under former President Enrique Peña Nieto, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The investigation … Continue reading Mexico Launches Investigation Into Corruption Under Former President Enrique Peña Nieto

Mexican Authorities Detain 800 Central American Migrants Trying to Reach U.S. Border

FILE PHOTO: Migrants, mainly from Central America and marching in a caravan, react as members of the security forces approach them, near Frontera Hidalgo, Chiapas, Mexico January 23, 2020. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares Mexican authorities on Thursday adopted tougher measures against Central American migrants, detaining 800 of them who had entered Mexico illegally from Guatemala intending … Continue reading Mexican Authorities Detain 800 Central American Migrants Trying to Reach U.S. Border

As Trump Tightens Control of U.S. Border, Asylum Seekers Ditch ‘Costly’ American Dream and Seek Refuge in Mexico and Other Countries

The idea was to reach the United States. But when the young Honduran mother arrived in Mexico this summer, with only a handful of pesos and a 4-year-old in tow, she realized how difficult that had become. And so she came up with a new plan. “The American Dream is costly, very costly,” lamented Iris, 32, sitting on a … Continue reading As Trump Tightens Control of U.S. Border, Asylum Seekers Ditch ‘Costly’ American Dream and Seek Refuge in Mexico and Other Countries

U.S. Border Chief Says Mexico ‘Needs to Do More’ to Stop Illegal Migrant Crossings

President Donald Trump’s border chief argued Monday that Mexico hasn’t done enough to restrict the flow of migrants to the United States. Speaking at a White House briefing, acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan said a dramatic drop in border arrests following a June counter-migration deal between both countries did not represent sufficient progress. Border … Continue reading U.S. Border Chief Says Mexico ‘Needs to Do More’ to Stop Illegal Migrant Crossings

Mexico’s President Demands an Apology from Spain and the Vatican for Its Conquests Nearly 500 Years Ago

PICTURED: Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. (Marco Ugarte/AP) Five hundred years after the Spanish conquest of modern-day Mexico, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has a demand for the Spanish government: Apologize. López Obrador, who was elected last year, released a video Monday, describing a letter he wrote to Spain’s King Felipe VI. In the … Continue reading Mexico’s President Demands an Apology from Spain and the Vatican for Its Conquests Nearly 500 Years Ago

91 People Killed, Dozens Injured After Gas Pipeline Explodes in Central Mexico

At least 91 people were killed in central Mexico after a ruptured gasoline pipeline exploded Friday evening, Omar Fayad, governor of the State of Hidalgo, said Tuesday. The death toll has risen since Sunday, when officials said the explosion had killed 79 people and injured 66. Fayad said some of the injured are minors who … Continue reading 91 People Killed, Dozens Injured After Gas Pipeline Explodes in Central Mexico

7 Men Killed in Shooting at Bar in Mexico’s Coast Resort City of Playa del Carmen

Seven men have been killed in a shooting attack at a bar in Mexico's Caribbean coast resort city of Playa del Carmen, authorities said Monday. State and local police said the attack occurred late Sunday at the "Las Virginias" bar in a low-income section relatively far from the beachside tourist zone. Six men were found … Continue reading 7 Men Killed in Shooting at Bar in Mexico’s Coast Resort City of Playa del Carmen