Mexico City Bureau

KJZZ Mexico City Bureau

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It all started last week when feminists threw pink glitter at Mexico City’s police chief to protest the unsolved case of a girl allegedly raped by cops. Mayor Claudia Sheimbaum stated afterwards that her government would not be provoked — but feminists have responded.
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New U.S. Ambassador Touches Down In Mexico City
The new U.S. ambassador to Mexico arrived in Mexico City on Friday to fill a key diplomatic role that will put him at the center of continued disputes between the two countries on trade and immigration.
Aug. 16, 2019
Mexico Offers Legal Aid To Migrants Held In MS Raids
Mexican officials say they’re offering legal assistance to Mexican citizens detained as part of a broad-sweeping immigration enforcement operation in food processing plants in Mississippi on Wednesday.
Aug. 8, 2019
Mexico’s Top Immigration Official Reports Overcrowding At Facilities
Mexico’s immigrant detention facilities are crammed with almost 11,000 people, even though their capacity is just below 7,000, the country’s Immigration Commissioner Francisco Garduño said in a presentation at the Interior Ministry this week, the newspaper Reforma reported.
Aug. 8, 2019
Deadly Week For Journalists In Mexico
In less than a week, three journalists were killed in Mexico. According to the international nonprofit Committee to Protect Journalists. Mexico is only one homicide away from having the deadliest year for journalism in its history.
Aug. 6, 2019
Mexico Prepares Legal Actions After El Paso Shootings
At least six Mexican citizens were killed and seven wounded during Saturday’s shooting in El Paso, Texas, by a suspected white supremacist. The Mexican government is preparing a series of legal and diplomatic actions, including a terrorism lawsuit that could be the first of its kind.
Aug. 5, 2019
U.S. Gets Ambassador In Mexico After More Than A Year
The United States will finally have an ambassador in Mexico after more than a year without one. Attorney Christopher Landau was President Donald Trump’s nominee for the embassy in Mexico. He was ratified unanimously by the Senate last Thursday.
Aug. 2, 2019
Mexico Simplifies Its Dialing Codes
If you’ve been one of those telephone users confused with the dialing codes in Mexico, you’re not alone. But the neighboring county will change that on Saturday, as Mexico is finally simplifying its dialing codes.
Aug. 1, 2019
Meet Thalía: The Mexican Electric Car That Aims To Disrupt The Market
Mexico might soon have its own electric car, made entirely with Mexican talent and components. There’s hope that this is the start of a new auto industry in Mexico, less dependent on foreign trade and a chance for the country’s business — and natural — environment.
Jul. 31, 2019
Puebla, Mexico, Prepares A ‘Flavorful’ Partnership With Tucson
In South Central Mexico lies an old city renowned by its history and food. And this place is preparing a very special partnership with Tucson, one that promises creativity and complex flavors.
Jul. 30, 2019
Selling Drug Traffickers’ Spoils, Mexico Tries To Do Good With Bad
The Mexican government seized more than 2,000 pieces of jewelry and this weekend put them up for auction in what President Andrés Manuel López Obrador hopes will be an effort to show transparency and a commitment to the country’s most resource-strapped communities.
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Jul. 29, 2019
Migrant Activist Clears Charges In Mexico Again
It’s the second time that a migrant rights activist who has worked at the Arizona-Mexico border and with migrant caravans cleared charges in Mexico for human smuggling. But the Trump administration is still accusing him of harboring immigrants.
Jul. 25, 2019
Rules Change For Mexican Elected Governor With U.S. Ties
A Mexican elected governor from a border state with ties to the U.S. Republican party is atypically had his term in office extended. This is raising suspicions that the country's president may also extend his role in office.
Jul. 25, 2019
Mexican Business Confederation Concerned With Weapon Trafficking From U.S.
One of the main business organizations in Mexico is concerned with the rising violence and crime indexes in that nation. Their concern is not only with the local the local impact of crime, but also for its ties to the U.S.
Jul. 24, 2019
Mexican Economy Keeps Getting Lower Grades
Several financial organizations, including the International Monetary Fund have been lowering ratings and forecasts on Mexico’s economy. The Mexican president says he mistrusts these organizations. But what does the downgrading of Mexico’s economy mean?
Jul. 23, 2019
U.S. Legislators Visit Mexico To Discuss USMCA
Ten members of the U.S. House of Representatives made an official trip to Mexico on Friday. They met with high-ranking officials to discuss the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement.
Jul. 19, 2019
Mexico, US Dispute Joaquín El Chapo Guzmáns Assets
The life sentence given on Tuesday in the United States to Mexico’s most notorious drug trafficker is sparking a debate on which country should keep his 12-billion-dollar fortune.
Jul. 18, 2019
Secretary Of State Pompeo Plans Travel To Latin America
This weekend, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo will travel to four Latin American countries, including Mexico, where immigration and trade top the agenda.
Jul. 16, 2019
Mexico Senate Opposes Trump’s Migration Policies, But AMLO Sees Progress
Mexico's Senate is confronting the Mexican president and wants him to stand against President Donald Trump's plans to stop migration. But, instead, the Mexican federal government sees progress.
Jul. 15, 2019
Mexican Musicians Speak Loud About The Struggles Migrants Face
Pop music has been used as a vehicle of political protest for years. And in Mexico, many musicians use their tunes and fame as a trench to criticize social problems, including border tensions and the struggles that migrants face.
Loud Mexico City: Exploring The Sounds And Noise
Jul. 15, 2019
Immigrant Advocates Warn Against Possible Trump Migration Deal With Guatemala
Dozens of human rights groups and migrant advocates signed a letter Friday warning a possible agreement to designate Guatemala as a safe country for U.S. asylum seekers could put thousand of migrants in danger.
Jul. 12, 2019