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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 …

Fugitive Mexico ex-governor Yarrington caught in Italy

The former governor of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas has been caught after nearly four years in a run. Tomás Yarrington was the governor from 1999 to 2005.Yarrington is accused of taking millions of dollars in bribes from the Zetas cartel. Mr. Yarrington allowed the cartels “to operate their large-scale, …

Violence Towards Journalists in Mexico

Sara White BBC | http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-39475381 | April 3, 2017 There has been a recent uproar in Mexico concerning the deaths of several journalists. In March alone, three journalists in Ciudad Chihuahua were shot and killed simply for writing articles and expressing their beliefs through the media or for exchanging information with …

Mexico Ready to Play the Corn Card in Trade Talks

Daniel Levay Corn is considered Mexico’s most important agricultural crop that is most often imported from the United States and used in goods like livestock feed and tortillas. The Mexican government is using it as leverage during NAFTA renegotiation’s by planning to buy more from Brazil and Argentina and increase …

Renegotiate NAFTA? Mexicans Say Get On With It

As Trump and his administration have stated their concerns for the existing North American Free Trade Agreement (wanting an even better, restructured deal for America), Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and his administration is calling for the United States to make a decision already. Over five hundred billion dollars moves …

Mexico warns US over border wall funding

As a result of US President Donald Trump’s push towards a wall and a proposed 20% levy tax on Mexican imports to pay the wall, Mexico has warned the US against imposing a unilateral tax on imports to finance the border wall. Mexico’s Foreign minister Luis Videgaray said that the …

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