Notorious Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán might be behind bars, but the cartels are still operating. And the U.S. government is now offering a reward to capture the leader of a criminal organization based in Mexico.
Attorney General William Barr traveled south of the border this week to meet with Mexican authorities, including the president. The conversations focused on improving security, and Mexico insists on protecting its sovereignty.
In Mexico, government and criminal impunity has become so ubiquitous during the country’s decade-long war on drug cartels that unpunished crimes make headlines on a daily basis, and many people have begun seeing them as a fact of life. That seeming indifference is the target of a recent study led by two Mexican policy analysts who study human rights violations in their country.
This holiday season, Mexico expects the return of more than 3 million Mexicans living abroad — the vast majority coming from the U.S. And the government is launching a program to help them as they journey home.
Almost a month ago, three mothers and six children were murdered by suspected drug cartels in Sonora. Their relatives, still seeking justice, met with the Mexican president and participated in a protest against his government.
High level officials from the U.S., Canadian and Mexican governments met Wednesday in Washington seeking to finalize a new trade agreement. The session involved U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican Undersecretary for North America Jesús Seade.
Two of Mexico's most influential business groups are proposing new efforts to stem corporate corruption. The heads of the Mexican Business Council and the Business Coordinating Council say they will promote new accountability measures. Their members include corporations such as Coca-Cola and the airline Aeromexico.
President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that drug cartels will be designated as terrorist groups. The Mexican government is warning that the country won't will not admit any action affecting sovereignty.
The shooting in August inside a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, left eight Mexican citizens dead and eight others wounded. The supermarket chain is now facing a lawsuit. Ten Mexican citizens are filing a lawsuit, blaming Walmart Inc. for not taking enough measures to protect its customers.
Former Bolivian President Evo Morales, who fled to Mexico after being forced out by his country's military and civilian protesters this week, joins a history of leftist political leaders who have sought refuge across the border from the U.S.
Former Bolivian President Evo Morales, who resigned over the weekend amid pressure from the military and civilian protestors, arrived in Mexico on Tuesday morning, thanking the Mexican government for saving his life and vowing to return to Bolivia.
U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors continue to work in avocado fields in Mexico, after one inspector was “directly threatened” there this summer. Mexico supplies most of the avocados imported into the United States.
The city of Phoenix will no longer have offices in Mexico, Arizona’s main trading partner. On Wednesday, the City Council voted to shut down the two business liaison offices in Hermosillo, Sonora, and Mexico City.
After Monday’s attacks in Sonora, Mexico, where three women and six children from a binational Mormon community were murdered, the Mexican government has promised to reinforce gun trafficking operations, while collaborating with its American counterparts.
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of Mexico rejected an offer from President Trump on Tuesday for help waging war on organized crime groups in response to an attack in which 9 U.S. citizens were killed in Arizona’s cross-border state of Sonora.