U.S. drops agriculture demand from NAFTA talks -Mexico farm lobby

By Sharay Angulo MEXICO CITY, Aug 20 : The United States has dropped a contentious demand from the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement to impose restrictions on Mexican agricultural exports, Mexico’s top farm lobby said on Sunday. Talks to rework the 24-year-old pact are entering a crucial phase and Mexican Economy Minister […]

Mexico’s next gov’t postpones decision on airport, seeks public input

By Sharay Angulo MEXICO CITY, Aug 17 : – Mexico’s incoming government on Friday postponed a decision on whether to complete a new Mexico City airport, saying the public should have the final word on the fate of the $13 billion-dollar hub, which the next president had initially opposed. President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said […]

Mexico union boss victory exposes crack in top graft cases

By Michael O’Boyle and Stefanie Eschenbacher MEXICO CITY, Aug 17 : A Mexican court ruling allowing an ex-union boss to walk free of money laundering charges laid bare a serious flaw in a host of other high-profile corruption trials, officials and experts say, and underscored the challenge facing the incoming government. Last week, former teachers […]

Police choppers thump over Mexico City as drug crime rises

By Christine Murray MEXICO CITY, Aug 9 : Masked police officers pointed semi-automatic rifles from a helicopter that flew low over Mexico City last week as security forces employ unprecedented heavy-handed tactics to combat a rise in levels of drug violence rarely seen in the capital. In a sight more familiar to Mexico’s most dangerous […]

Eleven found killed in Mexico border town ahead of president-elect’s visit

By Jose Luis Gonzalez CIUDAD JUAREZ, Aug 4 : Eleven bodies were discovered on Friday in a Mexican town close to the U.S. border, days before president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is due to visit for a series of forums seeking to stem the violence in the country. The bodies of eight men and three […]

Passengers recount escape from burning Mexican plane

By Julia Love and Daina Beth Solomon MEXICO CITY, Aug 2 : Shortly after boarding her flight in the northern Mexican state of Durango afternoon on Tuesday afternoon, Ashley Garcia had a premonition that something was wrong. The 17-year-old high school student from Northlake, a suburb of Chicago, was one of 65 U.S. citizens among […]