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Trump immigration: Texas sends National Guard to Mexico border

Andrew Leonard 9 April 2018 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43678961 Hundreds of National Guard Troops have been sent to the Mexican-American border. This initiation was placed in order to control illegal entrance. The amount of troops will continue to increase until President Trump’s proposed wall is built. More pressure is put on the Mexican …

A leftist populist could be Mexico’s next president — in part because of corruption allegations against a rival

http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-mexico-election-20180329-story.html Andrew Mullins By KATE LINTHICUM  MAR 31, 2018 | MEXICO CITY Ricardo Anaya speaks to supporters at his campaign launch in Mexico City on Friday. (Alfredo Estrella / AFP/Getty Images) Mexico’s presidential election campaign officially opens this weekend.  But the race — and the drama — have been heating up for months. Back …

Wanted for murder for decades, two ex-Chilean guerrillas hid in a Mexican town. Then their double lives began to unravel

Andrew Mullins http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-chile-mexico-kidnap-20180318-story.html By PATRICK J. MCDONNELL MAR 18, 2018 | MEXICO CITY Their names weren’t Ramon and Esteban. And they weren’t Mexican. They actually were clandestine ex-revolutionaries from Chile who had been on the run for more than 20 years — a lethal duo who, Chilean authorities say, once carried out meticulously planned …

Patrolling Mexico’s most densely populated suburb

Raven Oten http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-43302244 In a suburb outside of Mexico City, lies Mexico’s most populated and crime ridden communities. The suburb of Nezahualcoyotl got a new police chief ten years ago. Since the police chief, Jorge Amador, was appointed there has been visible improvements that have been made to the police …

MAgnitude 7.2 earthquake jolts southeastern Mexico

Raven Oten https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/16/americas/earthquake-jolts-southeastern-mexico/index.html On the February 16, there was a magnitude earthquake in Oaxaca that registered at a 7.2. Luckily no deaths occurred during this earthquake, however that was not the case for the two earthquakes that happened in Mexico last fall. In September of 2017, over 200 people died …

Pressure Mounts on Mexico to Raise Minimum Wage

Alecia Milner, Feb 20, 2018 Link to article This article/video explains the current state of wages in Mexico, noting that the minimum wage there is $5 a day. As made clear by the reporter, and substantiated by various human rights organizations such as Oxfam, this wage is inadequate and leaves …

Mexico special agents found dead after cartel kidnapping

Sophie Obert   http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-43112150   Two special agents were murdered by armed men believed to be members of Jalisco New Generation cartel. The agents went missing and a week after their disappearance, they were shown in a YouTube video reading a statement while armed men surrounded them. These agents, Octavio …

Former Mexican President To Trump: ‘If You Want To Build A Wall, Waste Your Money’

Sophie Obert https://www.npr.org/2018/01/28/581397075/former-mexican-president-vicente-fox-on-trump-and-false-prophets Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico, has come out with a book entitled Let’s Move On: Beyond Fear & False Prophets. His book partially takes a look at U.S. and Mexican relations, specifically NAFTA. During an interview with NPR, Fox stated that he was willing to have a …

Fugitive Mexican Governor Arrested | Guatemala

Sara White http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-39612892 | April 18, 2017 After six months, Javier Duarte, former governor of the state of Veracruz in Mexico, has been stopped in his tracks. Both Mexican and Guatemalan armed forced tracked him to a small hotel in Guatemala, where he was arrested in the lobby. A tremendous …

Venezuela Slams Nations for “Meddling” Over Protest Call

“Venezuela Slams Nation for “Meddling” Over Protest Call.” News, April 18, 2017, sec. Latin America & Caribbean. http://www.bbc.com/news/Veworld-latin-america-39629041. Delcy Rodriguez, Venezuela’s Foreign Minister, criticized a joint communique by 11 Latin American countries that called on Venezuela’s government to “guarantee the right to peace protest,” as “rude meddling” on their part. The 11 …

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