Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

  • Mexico Feb 27

    Mexico President Ties Shootout Dead to Drug Consumption

    Mexico’s president has suggested without offering evidence that most of those killed in the country’s cartel- and gang-fueled firefights are high on drugs or intoxicated.

  • Mexico Jan 2

    Mexico President Says ‘El Chapo’ Had Same Power as President

    Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador closed out 2019 with a parting shot at his predecessors, saying imprisoned drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera had had the same power as the country’s president.

  • United States Dec 1, 2019

    Death Toll Put at 20 for Mexico Cartel Attack Near US Border

    Mexican security forces on Sunday killed seven more members of a presumed cartel assault force that rolled into a town near the Texas border and staged an hour-long attack, officials said, putting the overall death toll at 20. The Coahuila state government said in a statement that lawmen aided by helicopters were still chasing remnants of the force that arrived...

  • lawyer Oct 19, 2019

    In Many Parts of Mexico, Government Ceded Battle to Cartels

    The Mexican city of Culiacan lived under drug cartel terror for 12 hours as gang members forced the government to free a drug lord’s son, but in many parts of Mexico, the government ceded the battle to the gangs long ago. The massive, rolling gunbattle in Culiacan, capital of Sinaloa state, was shocking for the openness of the government’s capitulation...

  • lawyer Oct 18, 2019

    Failed Raid Against El Chapo’s Son Leaves 8 Dead in Mexico

    Mexican security forces aborted an attempt to capture a son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman after finding themselves outgunned in a ferocious shootout with cartel henchmen that left at least eight people dead and more than 20 wounded, authorities said Friday. The gunbattle Thursday paralyzed the capital of Mexico’s Sinaloa state, Culiacán, and left the streets littered...

  • president Sep 26, 2019

    Mexico Finds Rumors, Bodies, But Not 43 Missing Students

    Five years after 43 students were kidnapped by police and turned over to a drug gang, Mexican authorities hunting for them say they have found dozens of clandestine graves and 184 bodies, but none of the missing students. Alejandro Encinas, the administration’s top human rights official, said Thursday that searches based on tips continue at two points, one of them...

  • Donald Trump Sep 6, 2019

    Mexico Declares Success Slowing Migrant Flow as US Border Crossings Decline

    Mexico says the number of migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border has fallen by 56 percent since an agreement with U.S. officials three months ago to reduce the flow. Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard declared the measures a success Friday. He also said the deployment of the National Guard has generated few complaints about human rights violations.

  • president Jul 23, 2019

    Mexico Sets 1st Half Murder Record, Up 5.3%

    Mexico set a new record for homicides in the first half of the year as the number of murders grew by 5.3% compared to the same period of 2018, fueled partly by cartel and gang violence in several states. Mexico saw 3,080 killings in June, an increase of over 8% from the same month a year ago, according to official...

  • Donald Trump Jul 22, 2019

    US Notes Advance in Mexican Migration Enforcement

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged Sunday that Mexico has made progress on migration enforcement, while expressing hope that El Salvador can stem the tide of migrants north from that Central American country. Pompeo spent the morning with Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo in Mexico City before flying to a meeting with El Salvador’s president. Ebrard said in a statement...

  • Department of State Jul 9, 2019

    US Returns First Group of Asylum Seekers to Nuevo Laredo

    The so-called Remain in Mexico program for U.S. asylum seekers expanded to another Mexican border city with the arrival of a first group of migrants to Nuevo Laredo on Tuesday. The approximately 10 migrants had crossed the border to seek U.S. asylum on Monday and will now have to wait in Mexico as their applications are processed. Lucía Ascencio of...

  • Mexico Jul 9, 2019

    US Returns First Group of Asylum Seekers to Nuevo Laredo

    The so-called Remain in Mexico program for U.S. asylum seekers expanded to another Mexican border city with the arrival of a first group of migrants to Nuevo Laredo on Tuesday. The approximately 10 migrants had crossed the border to seek U.S. asylum on Monday and will now have to wait in Mexico as their applications are processed. Lucía Ascencio of...

  • Donald Trump Jul 8, 2019

    Mexican President Gets Little Backlash for Migrant Crackdown

    Mexican police, soldiers and National Guard are raiding hotels, buses and trains to round up migrants, creating scenes of weeping Central American mothers piled into police vans along with their children and overflowing detention centers with deplorable conditions. Such scenes have caused an outcry in the United States, but in Mexico there has been little backlash against the government of...

  • Donald Trump Jun 19, 2019

    Mexico’s Senate Approves Trade Deal With US, Canada

    Mexico’s Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to ratify a new free trade agreement with the United States and Canada, making it the first of the three countries to gain legislative approval. Mexico’s upper chamber voted 114 to four with three abstentions in favor of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA. It will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, which...

  • Donald Trump Jun 19, 2019

    Mexico’s Senate Approves Trade Deal With US, Canada

    Mexico’s Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to ratify a new free trade agreement with the United States and Canada, making it the first of the three countries to gain legislative approval. Mexico’s upper chamber voted 114 to four with three abstentions in favor of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA. It will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, which...

  • Associated Press Jun 16, 2019

    Mexico Vows to Help Central American Migrants Amid Crackdown

    Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Saturday his country must help Central Americans fleeing poverty and violence, even as it increases security and revisions to deter migrants from passing through Mexico on route to the U.S. Mexico plans to deploy 6,000 National Guard troops by Tuesday to its southern border with Guatemala to slow the arrival of migrants and...

  • California Jun 9, 2019

    Central American Migrants Say Deal Doesn’t Dash Asylum Hopes

    At the small migrant Juventud 2000 shelter near the border, a Honduran expressed disappointment Sunday over the agreement between Mexico and the United States to more aggressively curtail migration from Central America. But Edwin Sabillon Orellana of Honduras said he and his family will stick with their effort to seek asylum in the U.S. Sabillon said some migrants might decide...

  • California Jun 9, 2019

    Central American Migrants Say Deal Doesn’t Dash Asylum Hopes

    At the small migrant Juventud 2000 shelter near the border, a Honduran expressed disappointment Sunday over the agreement between Mexico and the United States to more aggressively curtail migration from Central America. But Edwin Sabillon Orellana of Honduras said he and his family will stick with their effort to seek asylum in the U.S. Sabillon said some migrants might decide...

  • Donald Trump Jun 9, 2019

    Mexico: Country Has ‘Dignity Intact’ After US Tariff Deal

    Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said he was reluctantly prepared to slap retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods if negotiators in Washington had failed to strike a deal, addressing a boisterous celebratory rally Saturday in the border city of Tijuana. The president’s comments came shortly after his foreign minister and chief negotiator, Marcelo Ebrard, told the rally the country had...

  • Donald Trump Jun 7, 2019

    Trump’s Threatened Tariffs on Hold After Deal With Mexico

    President Donald Trump has put on hold his plan to begin imposing tariffs on Mexico on Monday, saying the U.S. ally will take “strong measures” to reduce the flow of Central American migrants into the United States. But the deal he announced Friday night, after returning from a trip to Europe, falls short of some of the dramatic overhauls pushed...

  • Donald Trump Jun 6, 2019

    US and Mexico: More Talks, No Deal Yet to Avert Tariffs

    U.S. and Mexican officials claim to be making progress as they labored for a second day to avert import tariffs. But President Donald Trump is still threatening to impose them as he tries to pressure Mexico into stemming the flow of Central American migrants across the United States’ southern border. Vice President Mike Pence, monitoring the talks from his travels...

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