Tag: Lopez Obrador, Andres Manuel

Mexico’s President Is All In for Trump

MEXICO CITY — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s visit with President Trump in Washington this week will no doubt embarrass many Mexicans and outrage many Americans. The meeting, intended to bolster Mr. Trump’s campaign, is an opportunity for Mr. López Obrador to return a favor. When, in April, Mexico balked at reducing its oil output, […]

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Mexican Officials Blame Cartel Turf War for Mass Killing

MEXICO CITY — Armed men stormed into a drug rehabilitation facility in central Mexico on Wednesday, killing 26 men and gravely wounding five others, in what the authorities said could be part of a fight over territory between rival criminal organizations. The gunmen entered the rehabilitation center in Irapuato, in the state of Guanajuato, forced […]

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As Virus Infections Surge, Countries End Lockdowns

NEW DELHI — At Nigambodh Ghat, the oldest cremation grounds in India’s capital, the bodies keep coming. One ambulance arrives with five inside. Then another. Then another, in an endless display of death. As the coronavirus pandemic surges in New Delhi, a public health care system that was already strained might be reaching its breaking […]

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Mexico’s Leftist Leader Rejects Big Spending to Ease Virus’s Sting

MEXICO CITY — For the second time in a month, top business leaders sat down with Mexico’s president to implore him to do more to save the economy. People were losing jobs by the tens of thousands, they warned. Small and medium-size companies, which employ more than 70 percent of the Mexican work force, were […]

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Mexico’s President Says Most Domestic Violence Calls Are ‘Fake’

The numbers were startling: In March, Mexico’s government said, the country’s emergency call centers were flooded with more than 26,000 reports of violence against women, the highest since the hotline was created. But Mexico’s president brushed aside his own cabinet’s announcement, suggesting, without evidence, that the vast majority of the calls for help were little […]

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‘It’s Not The Virus’: Mexico’s Broken Hospitals Become Killers, Too

The senseless deaths torment doctors and nurses the most: The man who died because an inexperienced nurse unplugged his ventilator. The patient who died from septic shock because no one monitored his vital signs. The people whose breathing tubes clogged after being abandoned in their hospital beds for hours on end. In Mexico, it’s not […]

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Hidden Toll: Mexico Ignores Wave of Coronavirus Deaths in Capital

MEXICO CITY — The Mexican government is not reporting hundreds, possibly thousands, of deaths from the coronavirus in Mexico City, dismissing anxious officials who have tallied more than three times as many fatalities in the capital than the government publicly acknowledges, according to officials and confidential data reviewed by The New York Times. The tensions […]

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The Specter of Mexico’s Coronavirus Crash

MEXICO CITY — There is an old saying here: “When the United States gets flu, Mexico gets pneumonia.” This year, it got a new punchline: “So what happens when the United States gets coronavirus?” There are few countries so connected economically. The United States buys more than three-quarters of Mexico’s exports, $358 billion worth in […]

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Economic Freeze Cuts Remittances, a Lifeline for Migrants’ Families

ÁPORO, Mexico — The money would arrive like clockwork: $300 every couple of weeks, sent by her husband, a day laborer and undocumented immigrant living in Indianapolis. It was the only source of income for María Alejandre and six other family members in Áporo, a small town in the western Mexican state of Michoacán. But […]

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Economic Freeze Cuts Remittances, a Lifeline for Migrants’ Families

ÁPORO, Mexico — The money would arrive like clockwork: $300 every couple of weeks, sent by her husband, a day laborer and undocumented immigrant living in Indianapolis. It was the only source of income for María Alejandre and six other family members in Áporo, a small town in the western Mexican state of Michoacán. But […]

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‘I Can’t Stop’: In Vast Informal Economy, Pandemic Adds to Pressure

MEXICO CITY — His clientele had all but disappeared since the Mexican government told people to stay home. And he knew he was running the risk of contracting the coronavirus himself. Yet Leonardo Meneses Prado was still tending his hamburger cart at his usual sidewalk spot in Mexico City. “I can’t stop,” he said late […]

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Brazil and Mexico Are Latin America’s Coronavirus Holdouts

RIO DE JANEIRO — Most leaders in Latin America reacted to the arrival of the coronavirus in the region with speed and severity: Borders were shut. Flights were halted. Soldiers roamed deserted streets enforcing quarantines, and medical professionals braced for an onslaught of patients by building field hospitals. But the presidents of Brazil and Mexico, […]

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A Closed Border, Dashed Hopes and a Looming Disaster

CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico — Tania Bonilla arrived in this Mexican border city on Wednesday determined to apply for asylum in the United States. With her 1-year-old in tow, she had defied the odds — evading a death sentence by a Honduran gang at home, she said, as well as deportation by the Mexican authorities at […]

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Under Pressure From Trump, Extraditions to U.S. From Mexico Soar

MEXICO CITY — The Mexican government is on track to dramatically increase the number of extraditions of criminal suspects to the United States this year, as the Trump administration has pressured Mexico to step up its fight against organized crime. With the first two months of this year not yet over, the government already has […]

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The Grisly Deaths of a Woman and a Girl Shock Mexico and Test Its President

MEXICO CITY — The gruesome murders this month of a woman and a girl in Mexico have shocked the nation, triggering a groundswell of outrage punctuated by near-daily street protests, unbridled fury on social media and growing demands for incisive government actionagainst gender-based violence. The woman, Ingrid Escamilla, 25, was stabbed, skinned and disemboweled, and […]

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Mexico, Don’t Stand in the Way of Central American Migrants Headed for the U.S.

Mexico is now the wall. President Trump got his wish. The heart-wrenching images documenting a recent confrontation in the state of Chiapas, near the border with Guatemala, are evidence of this. Dozens of Mexican National Guard troops equipped with helmets, batons and transparent shields coalesced on the highway connecting the Mexican cities of Ciudad Hidalgo […]

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More Violence. Fewer Prisoners. Inside Mexico’s Criminal Justice Reform.

MEXICO CITY — The raid delivered a resounding blow to Mexico City’s most fearsome criminal group: 31 suspected gang members were arrested, two drug labs were uncovered and a criminal bounty was seized, including two and a half tons of marijuana, 44 pounds of cocaine and an arsenal of weapons. Within a few days, however, […]

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Mexico Breaks Up a Migrant Caravan, Pleasing White House

MEXICO CITY — For generations, Mexico served as a relatively open thruway for undocumented migrants traveling to the United States. Tens of thousands crossed the country every year, mostly unimpeded by the Mexican authorities. But the Mexican government’s new hard-line posture on migration entered a new phase this week with its iron-fisted response to a […]

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