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New president AMLO sets out Mexico's 'transformation'

Dec 04, 2018 - 12:55 PM

'We're at your disposal to answer your questions. There are no limits, no censorship... The media are instruments to keep the people informed,' Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador tells reporters

NEW PRESIDENT. Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gives his first press conference as president, at the National Palace in Mexico City on December 3, 2018. Photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Leftist Lopez Obrador sworn in as Mexico's new president

Dec 02, 2018 - 1:30 PM

The new president inherits a sticky set of problems from his unpopular predecessor, Enrique Peña Nieto

NEW PRESIDENT. Mexico's new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador waves after being sworn-in, at the Congress of the Union, in Mexico City on December 1, 2018. Photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Mexican presidents accused as defense opens El Chapo trial

Nov 14, 2018 - 8:05 AM

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, one of the world's most notorious criminals, is on trial in New York after twice escaping from prison in Mexico

ON TRIAL. This handout picture released by the Mexican Interior Ministry on January 19, 2017 shows Joaquin Guzman Loera aka 'El Chapo' Guzman escorted in Ciudad Juarez by the Mexican police as he is extradited to the United States. HO/INTERIOR MINISTRY OF MEXICO / AFP

Mexico president-elect wants Canada in new NAFTA

Aug 28, 2018 - 3:08 PM

The ball is now in Canada's court after the United States and Mexico reached an agreement on Monday, August 27

NAFTA. In this file photo, Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during a press conference in Mexico City, on July 5, 2018. File photo by Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP

U.S., Mexico finalize trade pact; Canada to rejoin talks August 28

Aug 28, 2018 - 7:44 AM

The uncertainty around the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement now revolves around whether it can remain a 3-nation deal, as President Donald Trump suggests he could cut Ottawa out

NAFTA. US President Donald Trump speaks during a phone conversation with Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto on trade in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on August 27, 2018. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Mexican president sees 3-way NAFTA deal 'this week'

Aug 28, 2018 - 12:00 AM

The United States and Mexico had been holding two-way talks to iron out lingering issues, before bringing Canada back to the table

NAFTA DEAL. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto delivers a special message to the media pledging to strengthen mechanisms to guarantee the safety of journalists, at the Los Pinos Residence in Mexico City, on May 17, 2017.  Photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Mexico, U.S. close to a deal on NAFTA overhaul

Aug 23, 2018 - 5:11 PM

Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo said he hoped to conclude 'in the next few hours or days' bilateral talks with US Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer

NAFFTA TALKS. Mexico's Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo answers journalists questions as he leaves the Office of the US Trade Representative after a day of meetings on the NAFTA treaty on August 22, 2018 in Washington DC. Photo by Eric Baradat/AFP

Trump presses Mexico to speed up NAFTA talks – Lopez Obrador

Jul 25, 2018 - 4:37 PM

NAFTA talks are due to resume on July 26, in Washington between Canada, Mexico and the United States, and Mexico City has said a deal could be struck by the end of August

FIRST PHONE CALL. US President Donald Trump and newly elected Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speak in a phone call. Trump photo by Saul Loeb/AFP; Obrador photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

Mexico's president-elect unveils legislative agenda

Jul 12, 2018 - 12:12 PM

The anti-establishment leftist announces a 12-point plan for legislation to deliver the 'true change' he has promised Mexicans fed up with crime and corruption

PLANS. Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during a press conference in Mexico City, on July 5, 2018. File photo by Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP

Mexico president-elect meets predecessor to ready 'transformation'

Jul 04, 2018 - 11:51 AM

President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's victory is the first time in Mexico's modern democracy that a candidate has won more than half the vote

MEETING. Handout picture released by the Mexican Presidency showing President Enrique Peña Nieto (L) and newly elected Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador during a meeting at the National Palace in Mexico City on July 3, 2018. Handout photo by Mexican Presidency/AFP

Mexico campaign closes with leftist 'AMLO' looking unstoppable

Jun 28, 2018 - 8:49 AM

Sick of endemic corruption and horrific violence fueled by the country's powerful drug cartels, many Mexicans are keen for any alternative to the two parties that have governed for nearly a century

ELECTIONS. Supporters of Mexico's presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, standing for the coalition 'Juntos haremos historia,' arrive to attend their candidate closing campaign rally at the Azteca stadium in Mexico City, on June 27, 2018, ahead of the upcoming July 1 presidential election. Photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

Mexico reviews cooperation with U.S. over 'blatant' tension

Apr 10, 2018 - 10:07 AM

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has ordered all federal government departments to re-evaluate bilateral cooperation with the United States – a review Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray says is a direct response to recent tension

NATIONAL GUARD. Members of the Arizona National Guard listen to instructions on April 9, 2018, at the Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix. Arizona deployed its first 225 National Guard members to the Mexican border on Monday after President Donald Trump ordered thousands of troops to the frontier region to combat drug trafficking and illegal immigration. Photo by Caitlin O'Hara/AFP

U.S., Mexico play up increased security cooperation

Feb 03, 2018 - 11:51 AM

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto seek to play down any tensions, focusing instead on fighting the 'devastating impact' of the international narcotics trade

US AND MEXICO. This handout picture released by the Mexican presidency shows Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto (L) shaking hands with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R), next to Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray (C), at the Los Pinos Residence in Mexico City on February 2, 2018. AFP PHOTO/MEXICAN PRESIDENCY/HO

Canada, Mexico stick to NAFTA guns despite Trump threats

Oct 13, 2017 - 1:34 PM

Visiting Mexico on the heels of a tense trip to Washington, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau downplays US President Donald Trump's attacks on NAFTA as part and parcel of the negotiations on updating the 23-year-old accord

Mexico says last body found in rubble after earthquake

Oct 05, 2017 - 10:40 AM

Mexican authorities will now shift their focus to rebuilding damaged structures

Rescuers work in a building toppled by a magnitude 7.1 quake that struck central Mexico almost a week ago, in Mexico City, on September 25, 2017.  Hopes of finding more survivors after Mexico City's devastating earthquake have dwindled to virtually nothing, nearly a week after the seismic jolt shook the mega-city, killing more than 300 people. / AFP PHOTO / Ronaldo SCHEMIDT

Mexico extends search for quake survivors

Sep 23, 2017 - 7:45 AM

President Enrique Pena Nieto promises that officials would prolong their delicate probing for survivors

SEARCH. Rescue workers take part in the search for survivors in Mexico City on September 22, 2017, 3 days after the powerful quake that hit central Mexico. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Mexican journalists, activists accuse govt of spying on them

Jun 20, 2017 - 3:23 PM

This is an operation by the Mexican state in which state agents – far from doing what they should legally do – have used our resources our taxes our money to commit serious abuses

In this file photo, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto delivers a special message to the media pledging to strengthen mechanisms to guarantee the safety of journalists, at the Los Pinos Residence in Mexico City, on May 17, 2017. Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Leonardo DiCaprio, Mexico in push to save vaquita porpoise

Jun 08, 2017 - 11:15 AM

Leonardo DiCaprio and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto agree to increase efforts to save the world s smallest porpoise

Mexican president says seeking 'new relationship' with U.S.

Mar 30, 2017 - 9:39 AM

Peña Nieto: We are sure that we are going to be able to reach an understanding that will be positive for both our nations

In this file photo, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto makes a statement to the press  on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

U.S. promises no mass deportations in bid to calm Mexico

Feb 24, 2017 - 8:12 AM

There will be no use of military force for immigration operations says US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly

Top U.S. envoys to meet Mexico president to calm tension

Feb 22, 2017 - 2:32 PM

Border security law enforcement cooperation and trade among other issues will be discussed by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security chief John Kelly

In this file photo, flags of the United States and Mexico wave before the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Qualifier at Rose Bowl on October 10, 2015 in Pasadena, California. Jonathan Moore/Getty Images/AFP

Thousands of Mexicans protest against Trump

Feb 13, 2017 - 1:13 PM

In what looked set to be Mexico s biggest anti Trump protest yet some 20 cities joined the call to march made by a group of dozens of universities business associations and civic organizations

Thousands take part in an anti-Trump march in Mexico City, on February 12, 2017. Hector Guerrero/AFP

Trump ripped into Australia's Turnbull in call – report

Feb 02, 2017 - 12:11 PM

UPDATED Reports of the Turnbull Trump conversation comes as the US and Mexican governments are denying claims that the former reality TV star had threatened to send troops into Mexico to deal with drug cartels

US President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull from the Oval Office of the White House on January 28, 2017, in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump, Mexican leader speak to mend rift over wall

Jan 28, 2017 - 8:01 AM

UPDATED The Mexican government s version statement after the hour long phone conversation includes a line missing from the White House text: The presidents also agreed for now to no longer speak publicly about this controversial issue

DIPLOMATIC TENSIONS. View of the U.S.- Mexico border fence in the outskirts of Tijuana, northwestern Mexico on January 26, 2017. Photo by Guillermo Arias/AFP

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Jan 27, 2017 - 12:59 PM

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US-Mexico tensions rise with wall tax idea, meeting scrapped

Jan 26, 2017 - 11:07 PM

4th UPDATE White House spokesman Sean Spicer says the lines of communications would remain open and Washington hoped to schedule something in the future

BORDER WALL. US President Donald Trump signs an executive order to start the Mexico border wall project at the Department of Homeland Security facility in Washington, DC, on January 25, 2017. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/ AFP

Mexico's Peña Nieto mulls cancelling Trump meeting over wall plan

Jan 26, 2017 - 11:26 AM

UPDATED Peña Nieto: I have said it time and again: Mexico will not pay for any wall Mexico gives and demands respect as the completely sovereign nation that we are

BARRIER. A pedestrian walks towards the port of Entry at the U.S.-Mexico border wall on January 25, 2017 in San Ysidro, California. Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images/AFP

Trump orders wall construction, angering Mexico

Jan 26, 2017 - 7:53 AM

UPDATED The US leader instructs officials on Wednesday January 25 to begin to plan design and construct a physical wall along the southern border and see how it could be funded

The U.S.-Mexico border fence stands along the border on September 28, 2016 in the Imperial Sand Dunes recreation center, California. John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

Trump vows to 'start renegotiating' NAFTA

Jan 23, 2017 - 3:51 PM

Since Trump s November victory both Canada and Mexico have announced that they are willing to sit down with the new US administration to reexamine the free trade agreement

US President Donald Trump speaks during the swearing-in of the White House senior staff at the White House on January 22, 2017, in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Extradited Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' arrives in U.S.

Jan 20, 2017 - 3:56 PM

His extradition caps a Hollywood worthy cat and mouse game between Mexican authorities and the slippery 59 year old drug lord who escaped from prison twice

TO THE USA. Handout picture released by the Mexican Interior Ministry on January 20, 2017, shows Joaquin Guzman Loera aka 'El Chapo' Guzman (C) being escorted by Mexican police forces as he is extradited to the United States on January 19, 2017, in Ciudad Juarez. Mexican Interior Ministry / Handout / AFP / Pixelation of faces was done by Mexican Interior Ministry

Mexico, U.S. clash over wall as tough trade talks loom

Jan 12, 2017 - 10:33 AM

With 9 days to go until Trump succeeds Barack Obama as US president Mexico is bracing for a new and complex relationship with its main trade partner

AT THE BORDER. A U.S. Border Patrol vehicle patrols next to a fence at the U.S.-Mexico border on January 5, 2017 near McAllen, Texas. John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

Police clash with Mexico gas protesters, gunfire erupts

Jan 06, 2017 - 10:12 AM

UPDATED President Enrique Peña Nieto uses a nationally televised New Year s address late Thursday January 5 to defend the increase again

PROTESTS. A vandalized gas station sits abandoned following protests, on January 4, 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico. On January 1, 2017, the Mexican Federal Government deregulated gas prices and consumers saw costs jump as much as 20% at the pumps. Photo by Brett Gundlock/Getty Images/AFP

Turning other cheek, Mexican president vows Trump talks

Nov 20, 2016 - 7:29 AM

Mexico like the rest of the world is about to begin a new era in our relations with the United States and in trade terms we want to give that relationship its fair value says Mexico s President Enrique Pena Nieto

NEW PHASE. In this file photo, then US presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto prepare to deliver a joint press conference in Mexico City on August 31, 2016. File photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Mexico urges migrants in U.S. to 'stay calm'

Nov 17, 2016 - 9:30 AM

In the wake of Trump s presidential election last week the Mexican foreign ministry unveils 11 actions that it will undertake through its embassy and 50 consulates in the US so Mexicans can avoid being victims of abuses and fraud

SEPARATED. In this photo, a deportee in Mexico speaks through the U.S.-Mexico border fence to loved ones on the American side on September 25, 2016 in Tijuana, Mexico. John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

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Sep 16, 2016 - 8:47 PM

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Thousands protest for Mexican leader to 'resign now'

Sep 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM

UPDATED Demonstrators hold a sign reading Peña Nieto INEPT RESIGN for the good of Mexico and wave blackened flags of Mexico on the eve of the country s Independence Day

INEPT? People hold signs against Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto during a protest rally demanding his resignation, in Mexico City on September 15, 2016. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Mexican finance minister resigns amid Trump scandal

Sep 08, 2016 - 3:49 PM

Finance Secretary Luis Videgaray a close confidant of President Enrique Peña Nieto steps down amid fallout from the New York billionaire s visit which he helped arrange

Mexico's resigning Secretary of Finance Luis Videgaray during a press conference at the Palacio Nacional in Mexico City on September 7, 2016. Alfredo Estrella/AFP

In Mexico, Trump asserts US right to build border wall

Sep 01, 2016 - 8:54 AM

The provocative billionaire candidate makes a surprise visit to Mexico in the heat of the US presidential race seeking to seize control of the narrative and portray himself as a capable statesman on the international stage

BE OUR GUEST. US presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto prepare to deliver a joint press conference in Mexico City on August 31, 2016. Yuri Cortez/AFP

Trump to visit Mexico, meet Peña Nieto

Aug 31, 2016 - 11:13 AM

UPDATED Trump: I have accepted the invitation of President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico and look very much forward to meeting him tomorrow

This file photo taken on August 22, 2016 shows Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump gestures following his speech during a campaign rally in Austin, Texas. Suzanne Cordeiro/AFP

Mexican president plagiarized in thesis, university confirms

Aug 30, 2016 - 6:18 AM

The controversy arises as Peña Nieto s popularity is at an all time low

In this file photo, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto makes a statement to the press during the North American Leaders Summit at the National Gallery of Canada on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Mexican president plagiarized parts of law thesis – report

Aug 24, 2016 - 9:51 AM

The controversy arises as Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto s popularity is at an all time low

In this file photo, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto makes a statement to the press during the North American Leaders Summit at the National Gallery of Canada on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

'El Chapo' appeals extradition to US

May 28, 2016 - 8:45 AM

The appeal comes a week after the foreign ministry announced it had agreed to extradite Guzman who escaped from a maximum security prison in July 2015 and was recaptured in January

APPEAL. File picture taken on January 8, 2016 showing Mexican drug lord Joaquin "el Chapo" Guzman Loera after arriving to Mexico City to the Altiplano maximun security prision, after been captured in Los Monchis. File photo by Mario Guzmán/EPA

Mexico debates legalizing opium poppy for medicine

May 14, 2016 - 2:35 PM

Is legalizing the cultivation of opium poppies for the production of medicine the cure for drug related violence in Mexico?

POPPY FIELD. Mexico is being whipped by a drug cartels war disputing their place and the trafficking to the United States with unusual ferocity and sophisticated weapons. Photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' undergoes jail transfer – official

May 08, 2016 - 6:21 AM

The authorities say they are moving Guzman to prevent any escape attempt during construction to strengthen his maximum security prison in Altiplano

EL CHAPO'S TRANSFER. Mexican federal agents stand guard on the road leading to the Federal Social Readaptation Center (Cefereso) Number 9 in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, 07 May 2016. Photo by Alejandro Bringas/EPA

Mexico's chief investigator probed over missing students case

Apr 29, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Parents of the students and opposition lawmakers demand that Tomas Zeron the head of the criminal investigations agency be fired

MISSING STUDENTS. People participate in a march marking 19 months since the disappearance of 43 Mexican education students from Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers' College, in Mexico City, Mexico, 26 April 2016. File photo by Alex Cruz/EPA

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Apr 22, 2016 - 6:05 PM

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Mexico proposes legal medical marijuana in major shift

Apr 22, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto s decision to send landmark legislation to Congress is the result of a national debate on cannabis laws

MEDICAL MARIJUANAN. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto holds up a bill during an event in which he announced a proposal to legalize medical marijuana and further ease restrictions on personal consumption, in Mexico City, Mexico, April 21, 2016. Photo by Alex Cruz/EPA

Mexico to contact US candidates to rebut 'disinformation'

Mar 02, 2016 - 7:56 AM

A lot of what is being said about Mexico in the US election is not right

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Manila, November 2015. Rappler file photo

Pope Francis tells Mexico leaders: Nation needs 'true justice'

Feb 13, 2016 - 9:16 PM

4th UPDATE It is the kind of message that many ordinary Mexicans fed up with a decade of drug violence were hoping for The pontiff is in Mexico for a 5 day cross country tour

POPE IN MEXICO. Pope Francis (C), flanked by Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (R) and his wife Angelica Rivera, poses at the National Palace, in Mexico City on February 13, 2016. Francis is the first pope to enter Mexico's National Palace. Yuri Cortez/AFP

Pope in Mexico after historic talks with Russian patriarch

Feb 13, 2016 - 2:48 PM

Pope Francis is set to meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto before traveling around Mexico to visit Catholic shrines and crime ridden areas

Pope Francis (C) speaks with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (R) and first lady Angelica Rivera (L) upon his arrival at the Benito Juarez International Airport, in Mexico City, Mexico, 12 February 2016. Photo by Jose Mendez/EPA