Mexico’s negotiating team may be “better prepared,” but overall, Mexico suffers from a relatively weak negotiating position according to analysts interviewed as NAFTA renegotiation talks kicked off this week in Washington.
August 16, 2017, 7:14 PM EDT
August 10, 2017, 10:07 PM EDT
Mexican activists fear this year could end up being one of the deadliest in their country’s recent history, as a surge in homicides sweeps the nation, with journalists and priests among those in the firing line.
Mexican Firms Paid $89.5M in Bribes in 2016; Sweeping Anti-Corruption Law Now Targets Officials and Businesses
August 3, 2017, 6:36 PM EDT
Mexican anti-corruption advocates are giving an enthusiastic thumbs up to sweeping new anti-corruption law that took effect last month, in spite of a political stalemate over the appointment of a special new attorney-general dedicated to prosecuting corruption.
July 27, 2017, 9:43 PM EDT
The State Department has issued a new warning to tourists alerting them to reports of adulterated beverages in Mexico, where authorities have seized 1.4 million gallons of illegal alcohol since 2010.
July 20, 2017, 8:12 PM EDT
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is actively considering asylum in Russia or Cuba as international pressure grows on his embattled regime and the country’s political crisis worsens, according to an international risk consultancy.
July 12, 2017, 11:44 PM EDT
A U.S. effort to reduce the Organization of American States’ heavy dependence on U.S. funding is being hobbled by Venezuela – which owes the OAS $6.9 million – according to a recent GAO report.
July 6, 2017, 7:01 PM EDT
The number of legal immigrants applying for U.S. citizenship has surged by more than 20 percent since 2015, according to a recent Pew Research study – with Mexicans the least likely to apply.
Report: Area in Mexico Dedicated to Poppy Cultivation Bigger Than DC; US Heroin Fatalities Set Record
June 29, 2017, 2:02 AM EDT
Poppy cultivation in Mexico covers an area larger than the District of Columbia, while worldwide opium production shot up by one-third in 2016, according to two recent U.N. studies.
Claims of Mexican Gov’t Domestic Spying Raise Concerns About Threats to Democracy, Anti-Corruption Efforts
June 23, 2017, 12:39 AM EDT
Experts say the Mexican government is using sophisticated malware to infect cellphones and spy on and intimidate journalists and anti-corruption activists, resulting in a threat to the freedom of information and the functioning of democracy.
June 14, 2017, 7:34 PM EDT
Experts are blaming the U.S. Supreme Court, Obama-era policies, a surge in illegal immigrant children, a hiring freeze on judges and an uptick in asylum requests for a doubling in the backlog of cases pending at immigration courts in the U.S.
June 8, 2017, 11:47 PM EDT
Analysts point to increased pressure on Venezuela’s military and a growing rift between President Nicolas Maduro and his chief prosecutor as new challenges confronting the president as he tries to centralize his power amid worsening street protests and violence.
May 24, 2017, 9:31 PM EDT
U.S. immigration authorities made more than 41,000 arrests during President Trump’s first 100 days in office, a 34.5 percent increase over the same period in 2016.
Watchdog: Murder of Sixth Journalist in Mexico This Year Makes it ‘The World’s Deadliest Country for the Media’
May 17, 2017, 11:36 PM EDT
The murder of a journalist Monday in Mexico, the sixth this year – amid an uptick in highly publicized violence – has prompted outrage by international groups and promises by the country’s president to increase armed protection for members of the press.
April 27, 2017, 7:18 PM EDT
Mexico’s foreign secretary is planning an all-out legal assault on any future construction of a border wall by the U.S., to include filing suits in U.S. and international courts over possible environmental, human rights and international treaty violations.
April 26, 2017, 1:34 AM EDT
Corrupt state auditors and a federal government unwilling to tackle widespread corruption paved the way for the alleged embezzlement of more than $13 billion by former and current governors in Mexico, academic and civic researchers say.
April 20, 2017, 10:21 PM EDT
The Mexican government has added a “panic button” to its mobile application aimed at helping Mexican migrants in the U.S., while two other applications for immigrants in the U.S. without legal permission – both announced to fanfare in the media last month – have yet to appear online.
April 12, 2017, 8:53 PM EDT
Mexico’s insistence that the government of Venezuela return to “democratic norms” is not an effort to take the lead in Latin America’s response to the country’s worsening economic and political crisis, according to political analysts here.
April 6, 2017, 6:27 PM EDT
The killings of three journalists and two priests in Mexico last month forced a newspaper to close this week and have provoked national and international condemnation of the government’s failure to provide justice and security.
Report: Visa Overstays More Common Than Illegal Border Entries; Mexicans The Most Likely to Overstay
March 15, 2017, 10:12 PM EDT
Foreigners living in the U.S. after overstaying their visas are most likely to be Mexicans, and visa overstays are more common than illegal entries across the southern border, according to a report by the Center for Migration Studies (CMS).
March 8, 2017, 7:20 PM EST
The U.S. Farm Bureau and the leading meat export association say they are happy with NAFTA and don’t want any renegotiation of the trade agreement to result in quotas or tariffs on exports to Mexico.