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August 15, 2018, 11:57 PM EDT
In spite of recent optimism expressed by President Trump and others, doubts persist that NAFTA negotiations will be completed before Mexico’s new president takes office in December and a new U.S. Congress is seated in January.
August 7, 2018, 4:52 PM EDT
Opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro are likely to face increased repression as his authoritarian government moves to eliminate threats to its power following an alleged drone attack on him at a military parade on Saturday, according to an analyst in the region.
August 2, 2018, 7:53 PM EDT
Latin America experts are praising the Trump administration’s response to violence in Nicaragua where anti-government protestors and the Catholic Church have been targeted by vigilantes, resulting in the deaths of hundreds of citizens.
July 26, 2018, 6:51 PM EDT
In a letter to President Trump, Mexico’s president-elect has unveiled an ambitious infrastructure and economic development plan, as part of a pledge to reduce migration of Mexicans to the U.S.
July 19, 2018, 5:47 PM EDT
Mexico’s leftist president-elect says he will slash his salary by 60 percent when he takes office in December, cancel government pensions paid to former presidents, and sell the presidential jet as part of wide-ranging austerity and anti-corruption measures.
July 12, 2018, 4:40 PM EDT
On the heels of his election victory, Mexico’s leftist president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he will keep troops in the streets to fight crime but also plans to pursue controversial amnesty legislation, in a bid to reduce violence in the country.
July 4, 2018, 6:41 PM EDT
Experts see generally positive signs for U.S.-Mexico relations following the victory of left-wing presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in Mexico’s election on Sunday.
June 27, 2018, 5:11 PM EDT
Mexico deported more Central American migrants than the United States did between fiscal years 2012 and 2017, according to new data from the Migration Policy Institute.
June 21, 2018, 12:13 AM EDT
Cases of local authorities refusing to cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention requests more than doubled in the first eight months of the Trump administration compared to the same period a year earlier, according to ICE records.
June 14, 2018, 10:43 PM EDT
Growing poverty affecting the lives of millions of Mexican citizens is unlikely to be solved by proposals offered by candidates running for president in the July 1 election, experts contend.
June 6, 2018, 8:48 PM EDT
Left-leaning Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is heavily favored to win the country’s election next month, but continues to face questions about his commitment to democratic institutions and a lack of detail about what he will do if elected on July 1.
May 30, 2018, 9:05 PM EDT
Law enforcement agencies in Mexico are severely under resourced to effectively combat a significant surge in highway robbery and train heists in Mexico, according to local and international experts.
May 23, 2018, 9:03 PM EDT
The Organization of American States has labeled Venezuela’s presidential election on Sunday a “farce,” but as countries in the hemisphere respond with diplomatic or economic measures some experts doubt external pressures will be enough to hasten the regime’s end.
May 8, 2018, 11:29 PM EDT
A surge in the number of illegal crossings from Mexico into the U.S. along the southwest border in March and April should not be compared to 2017 figures, but is actually in line with most years since 2013, according to two immigration experts.
May 2, 2018, 8:12 PM EDT
Hundreds of pounds of fentanyl smuggled into the U.S. last year and seized by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) came directly from Mexico.
April 25, 2018, 5:30 PM EDT
Government and industry leaders in Mexico predict ongoing NAFTA talks will end in success after announcing agreement on an update to Mexico’s free-trade pact with the European Union.
April 18, 2018, 11:45 PM EDT
Scores of politicians and candidates have been assassinated leading up to Mexico’s July 1 federal and local elections in what one expert is calling the bloodiest election season ever seen in Mexico.
April 11, 2018, 8:23 PM EDT
Two U.S. lawmakers are revealing few details of their personal meetings with Venezuela’s embattled President Nicolas Maduro after separate visits to the country last week.
March 21, 2018, 6:40 PM EDT
Voters are focused on domestic issues rather than Mexico’s relations with the U.S. as the country’s presidential race enters its final three months before the July 1 vote, according to analysts with a close eye on the campaign.
March 15, 2018, 6:27 PM EDT
The FBI and ATF are continuing to work with Mexican police investigating an explosion of a passenger ferry at a popular tourist resort, but Mexican investigators have ruled out both terrorism and organized crime as motives.