Mexico City Bureau

Why Is The Peso Stronger Despite The Pandemic?
The coronavirus pandemic is bringing with it a severe, historic downfall in the world’s economy. Mexico is no exception, but its currency, the peso, has become stronger.
Mexico Plans To Make Medicine Free And Centralize Their Distribution
After facing criticism for cutting costs in the health care system, the Mexican president is launching a groundbreaking strategy. And part of the plan involves a future coronavirus vaccine and more supplies bought from the U.S.
Jul. 30, 2020
Tucson Has A New Mexican Consul After Controversies
During the current Mexican president’s administration of less than two years, Tucson has had three Mexican consuls. The third one was appointed after a controversial removal of his predecessor.
Jul. 29, 2020
Mexican Presidential Airplane Returns To Mexico — And Is Still For Sale
The Mexican president has been using commercial flights while trying to sell — and even raffle off — the presidential plane. After months being stored in California, the plane is back in Mexico City, awaiting a buyer. The president’s opponents say it’s a distraction from the outbreak.
Jul. 28, 2020
Mexican President Downplays Importance Of Face Masks
Mexico’s president downplayed the importance of wearing masks as a means to control the pandemic and allow for economic reopening. Asked whether face masks could play a key role in the economic reactivation underway in his country, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador responded that that was “disproportionate."
Jul. 22, 2020
Mexican President: Military Will Take Charge of Land, Sea Ports
He made the announcement in the major port city of Manzanillo, which he said has been used to bring drugs and chemical precursors into the country.
Jul. 17, 2020
New Evidence Shines Light On 43 Missing Mexican Students Case
In 2014, a group of college students hijacked buses in Mexico to go to a protest in Mexico City. Forty-three of them disappeared, and their mysterious absence spurred a movement against government oppression. Now, a new clue shines light on the case.
Jul. 9, 2020
Mexico City Adjusts Pandemic Policies As People Flood The Streets
About a week ago, Mexico City’s government allowed certain small businesses, hotels, restaurants, hair salons and street markets to reopen with limited occupancy and hours. But many got too crowded, forcing the government to adjust some pandemic regulations.
Jul. 9, 2020
In Washington, Mexicos President Praises Trade, Trump
Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, or AMLO, just held his first trip overseas. He met with President Donald Trump for the first time on Wednesday in Washington. During their speeches at the White House, prior to signing a statement of friendship and collaboration, they praised each other but said nothing about current conflicts.
Jul. 9, 2020
Is AMLO Sweeping Opinion On Trump Under The Carpet?
President Donald Trump and his Mexican counterpart, Andrés Manuel López Obrador will meet face to face for the first time this Wednesday. But the encounter in Washington faces criticism in Mexico, particularly given López Obrador's stance with Trump.
Jul. 7, 2020
Canada PM Declines Invitation To Meet U.S., Mexico Presidents
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump will host his Mexican counterpart in Washington. According to the Mexican president, the main goal of the meeting is to address the newly implemented U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement or USMCA. But one key part will be missing.
Jul. 6, 2020
Attack In Central Mexico Raises Concerns; AMLO Blames Local Authority
In central Mexico, shooters killed at least 26 people on Wednesday. Drug-related violence has escalated in the region, and the Mexican president says local authorities are the ones to blame.
Jul. 2, 2020
Harvard Students Help Migrants On Their Legal Path
As the U.S. celebrates its independence, a nonprofit formed mainly by Harvard students is working to help those that would like to celebrate the Fourth of July as citizens or, at least, as authorized migrants.
Jul. 2, 2020
Trump Will Meet Mexican President Next Week
After years of negotiations, the North American Free Trade Agreement has been officially replaced on July 1 by the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement. President Trump has invited his Mexican counterpart, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, to visit Washington next week to strengthen the commercial ties between both nations.
Jul. 1, 2020
Mexico City Starts To Open Some Activities During Pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic is still growing in Mexico, according to federal data from that nation. But its capital, Mexico City, is allowing the limited return of some businesses and activities, as the city’s government information indicates a drop in hospitalizations this week.
Jun. 30, 2020
Attack In Mexico City Might Result From U.S.-Mexico Anti-Cartel Ops
Last Friday, Mexico City’s secretary of security survived from an attempt of murder by heavily armed hit men. The attack might have been a direct consequence of recent operations against drug cartels shared between Mexico and the U.S.
Jun. 29, 2020
Mexican President Prepares Visit To Washington
Mexico’s president has kept a close dialogue with President Trump, particularly on issues such as trade, oil, migration, security and the coronavirus pandemic. And now, both leaders are planning to meet for the first time.
Jun. 24, 2020
6 Dead, Reports Of Damaged Homes After Earthquake In Oaxaca, Mexico
Tuesday morning, a 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Mexico. The intensity was felt all the way to the center of the country in Mexico City, but the affected area was down south, near the quake’s origin.
Jun. 24, 2020
Local Congresses In Mexico Take Advantage Of COVID-19 Pandemic
Many governmental areas have shut down or reduced their activity as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. And in Mexico, some local congresses are taking advantage of the situation to change, approve or reject important laws.
Jun. 22, 2020
Mexico To Continue Aiding DACA Recipients After Supreme Court Ruling
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program, offers protection from deportation to thousands of undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. by their parents. And after the Supreme Court ruled against the Trump administration’s bid to end the program, the Mexican government says it will continue helping Mexican beneficiaries.
Jun. 19, 2020
Mexico City Faces COVID-19 By Trying To Move Father’s Day
Coronavirus cases in Mexico City are still on the rise, and most businesses are closed or limited to home delivery. And the city’s government and businesses have an unusual strategy to lower the risks this weekend, which has to do with parental festivities.
Jun. 19, 2020