Juan remembers the first time he went to a poppy field as a young child with his dad. His father was taught how to farm the crop by Juan's grandfather. Now Juan's in his mid-50s, and his son has taken charge of the hectare of poppy plants that the family manages, an hour's drive by all-terrain vehicle from their village in the mountains of Culiacán, Sinaloa. Two or three times a year, the paste harvested from these plants is bought by middlemen working with the Sinaloa cartel that used to be run by Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. They process it into heroin and send it north to the U.S. to feed the demand from addicts. But a changing tide in the drug trade is threatening what — ethics aside — is a
SAN DIEGO -- Mexico head coach Gerardo "Tata" Martino couldn't hide his disappointment that Porto winger Jesus "Tecatito" Corona didn't travel to meet up with El Tri this international break and suggested there will be repercussions. Corona pulled out of the Mexico squad citing an ankle injury he has been playing through of late, but Martino wanted him in Southern California regardless of his fitness for El Tri's only meetup before the summer's Gold Cup squad is announced. "What happened is that Jesus let the doctors know on Saturday about a problem he'd had with his ankle," Martino told Azteca Deportes on Tuesday. "On Sunday, I spoke with him twice, once early in the morning and the other in
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Several asylum seekers who are being forced to wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. immigration court told a judge Tuesday that they are afraid to return to Mexico as they await their next hearing - a development that introduces a new wrinkle to a major U.S. policy shift. The seven cases being heard in a downtown San Diego courtroom are among the first to advance under the Trump administration policy that calls for people seeking asylum in the U.S. to be held in Mexico. The initial appearances came three days before a federal judge in San Francisco is set to hear arguments by advocacy groups to halt the policy. Attorney Robyn Barnard asked for access - at least
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador signed a letter to the nation Tuesday promising not to seek re-election, after opponents accused the anti-establishment leftist of plotting to circumvent the country's single-term limit. "I'm inspired by ideals and principles, not the ambition for power," the leader known as "AMLO" told a press conference, reading the text of the letter. Lopez Obrador, 65, wrote the letter after controversy erupted over his plans to submit himself to a recall referendum halfway through his six-year term.
Mexico's government said on Tuesday it had reached an agreement with Brazil on the free trade of light vehicles, subject to a 40 percent regional content requirement, paving the way for more open commerce between Latin America's two biggest economies. Mexico has been seeking to diversify trading partners since U.S. President Donald Trump warned of the possible death of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that has underpinned Mexico's foreign trade for a quarter-century. The economy ministry said Mexico racked up a trade surplus in the auto sector with Brazil worth $868 million last year, three times the total recorded in 2017.
PORTLAND, Ore. - A Portland woman's vacation to Mexico was cut short by a mystery illness that caused seizures and memory loss, and doctors still aren't sure what caused it. Angela Glass, 40, and a friend visited Sayulita, a resort town on the Pacific coast of Mexico, in November 2018 to celebrate their birthdays, KGW-TV reported. Everything was “incredible,” Glass said, until the fifth day of the vacation. Glass suddenly became disoriented, then had a seizure, something she had never experienced before, the news station reported. “Her mouth was foaming. Her face was really contorted, and her eyes were red and rolling back,” said Stacia Secreriat, who accompanied Glass on the vacation. Glass
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will nominate the constitutional and appellate attorney Christopher Landau to be U.S. ambassador to Mexico, the White Houses announced Tuesday.
MEXICO CITY, March 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Through greater investment in R&D and education, and by encouraging a tech-enabled society, Mexico's economy has the potential to gain more than $245 billion in cumulative gross domestic product (GDP) growth through 2025. Indeed, since 2010, the number of Mexico's tech start-ups has tripled. "Mexico's performance in innovation has strengthened over the past few years due to steady reforms and government policies," said Richard Sear, Partner and Senior Vice President at Frost & Sullivan.
Blackstone Group has raised $695 million (523.62 million pounds) from Mexican pension funds for its first two local private equity funds, filings showed, joining Black Rock and KKR & Co in expanding in Mexico following regulatory changes. Several of the world's top private equity managers have quietly raised billions of dollars from Mexican pension funds, known as afores, since new rules were enacted early last year, filings to the Mexican Stock Exchange and a non-public document reviewed by Reuters showed. It was not immediately clear how much in total has been raised to date in Mexico by equity managers, which include Discovery Capital Management, General Atlantic, Partners Group, Lexington Partners and HarbourVest Partners.
refinery@ * U.S., French, Italian, Australian firms invited to bid * Refinery will be Mexico's seventh * Goal is to lessen dependence on fuel imports (Adds details on labor leader, quotes from president and analyst) MEXICO CITY, March 18 (Reuters) - Mexico invited a host of international firms, including three U.S. companies, to bid on the construction of an $8 billion oil refinery, officials said on Monday, as President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador seeks to fast-track one of his signature projects. The facility would be owned by Mexico's national oil company, Pemex, becoming its seventh domestic refinery, and built near the Dos Bocas port on Mexico's southern Gulf coast. It is intended to help
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LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Police in a seaside California city have alerted local schools to two “virtual kidnap” cases in 24 hours. Laguna Beach police say victims received phone calls claiming their daughters had been kidnapped and would be harmed unless money was wired to a Mexican bank account, the Orange County Register reported Saturday. There were no abductions in either case, according to police. Authorities in the community about 57 miles (92 kilometers) south of Los Angeles say they have contacted the Laguna Beach Unified School District as well as local private schools to warn parents of the scam. Authorities say residents made separate reports March 7 and 8 that they were the victims
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is escalating his pressure on General Motors, as he calls for the company to reopen an Ohio manufacturing plant.