Bogged down in a sprawling trade dispute with U.S. rival China, President Donald Trump took steps Friday to ease tensions with America's allies — lifting import taxes on Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminum and delaying auto tariffs that would have hurt Japan and Europe. In a joint statement, the U.S. and Canada said they would work to prevent cheap imports of steel and aluminum from entering North America. China has long been accused of flooding world markets with subsidized metal, driving down world prices and hurting U.S. producers. Earlier Friday, the White House said Trump is delaying for six months any decision to slap tariffs on foreign cars, a move that would have hit Japan and the
A Guatemalan toddler died in a hospital Tuesday night, just over a month after he and his mother crossed the southwest border and were apprehended, according to the Guatemalan consul in Del Rio, Texas. The family entered the U.S. from the border city of Juárez, Mexico, in early April. They were apprehended on April 3 on the north bank of the Rio Grande in central El Paso, Texas, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Guatemalan Consul Tekandi Paniagua told NPR that the 2½-year-old boy "had a high fever [and] difficulty breathing." A Customs and Border Patrol official familiar with the case said the mother informed federal agents that her son was sick after they were taken into custody.
The El Tri No.1 has enjoyed two strong seasons with the Belgian club but wants to test himself at a higher level
Honduran Ruth Elizabeth Gomez gave up on her American dream after US immigration authorities locked her in a cold cell and then deported her back home. After reaching Mexico by foot, the 25-year-old had paid a "coyote" to smuggle her across the US border by boat, only to be arrested after arriving in Texas. After leaving her five and eight-year-old children with her mother, Gomez and her brother Jose Tulio joined the first Central American caravan that set off from San Pedro Sula in Honduras on October 13.
A journalist was murdered in a resort town on Mexico's Caribbean coast Thursday after receiving death threats, authorities said, the fifth reporter slain this year in one of the most dangerous countries for the press. Francisco Romero, who was enrolled in the Mexican government's protection program for journalists and activists, was found dead in a pool of blood outside a nightclub in Playa del Carmen, his hometown, according to prosecutors in the eastern state of Quintana Roo and AFP reporters at the scene.
As the sun was setting in Tijuana, we followed a set of GPS coordinates to a nondescript parking garage guarded by a heavily armed officer. He waved us in after a brief discussion and we met Officer Jorge Garcia Palomo with the Tijuana Municipal Police Department, who would be our guide for the evening. Palomo is an 11-year veteran of the force and oversees about 80 officers who work in Zona Rio, a modern and touristy area of Tijuana. He has an eye for detail and told us we had to go back to the garage before we resumed patrol because his pickup was missing a hubcap. I sat in the backseat for the ride-along, often bouncing around as Palomo navigated the pothole-laden streets. One report named
In remarks to the National Association of Realtors, Trump said the tariffs deal should pave the way for lawmakers to ratify the new United States-Canada-Mexico Agreement. "That deal is going to be a fantastic deal for our country. Hopefully Congress will pass the USMCA quickly," he said.
LAFC captain Carlos Vela has confirmed that he asked to be excluded from Mexico's squad for the Gold Cup this summer and has hinted that his days in the national team could be over. Vela has 12 goals in 12 games in MLS this year and is the front-runner for the MVP award, but wasn't included by Gerardo "Tata" in Mexico's March friendlies and was omitted from El Tri's preliminary Gold Cup squad. Vela stated that family reasons were fundamental in not wanting to play for El Tri, as well as making room in the team for younger Mexican talents. "I've had my opportunities, I've played a lot of games with the national team and nothing extraordinary has happened with Carlos Vela playing," Vela told reporters
Mexico received more than $10 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) during the first quarter of 2019, up slightly from a year earlier, preliminary figures from the economy ministry showed on Thursday. In a statement, the ministry said foreign direct investment was $10.16 billion during the January-March period, up 7% versus preliminary figures for the same quarter last year. The president had been asked for his opinion on concerns that his government's economic and financial management has increased the risk of a downgrade to Mexico's credit rating.
The country’s Finance Ministry is opting for a new tax strategy for Petroleos Mexicanos starting next year that will provide an “important reduction” in the company’s contributions, Octavio Romero said in an interview, declining to give an estimate for the savings. The gradual cuts, to be spread over five years, would complement incremental tax breaks announced in February that were worth 90 billion pesos ($4.72 billion) over six years.
Hanoi — Vietnam is seeking to export avocados to the US, the Southeast Asian country said on Thursday, after US President Donald Trump's threat to shut the US-Mexico border raised fears American consumers could see a shortage. Avocado prices in the US jumped by nearly 50% in April on fears that Trump would halt shipments from Mexico, which accounts for some 80% of its supply. Both processors and wholesalers began to stockpile the fruit as a result. The US imported more than 900,000 tons of Mexican avocados in 2018 worth nearly $2.1bn, 10 times the value it buys from the rest of the world, according to crop forecaster Gro Intelligence. Avocados, typically used in guacamole or spread on toast,
Like Donald Trump, Mexico’s president has promised faster economic growth, and could use some help from lower borrowing costs. Unlike Trump, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is keeping pretty quiet about it -– so far. Mexico’s hawkish central bank, which is expected to keep its benchmark interest rate at 8.25% today even after the economy unexpectedly shrank, may test his patience.
The Americans dominated play and created a plethora of scoring chances, but some excellent goalkeeping and poor U.S. finishing helped Mexico prevail
Lovers of history will be bewitched by Mexico's exquisite haciendas with their Matisse-like blocks of colour, Mayan arts and crafts and antique wooden furniture. From luxury boutique hotels found deep in the Yucatán jungle to palatial erstwhile henequen estates, here's our pick of some of the most historic places to stay.