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Getting Rid of ‘Bad Hombres?’ Deport El Chapo, His Lawyer Says

Getting Rid of ‘Bad Hombres?’ Deport El Chapo, His Lawyer Says

Q24N – The lawyer of infamous Mexican drug kingpin “El Chapo” Guzman is asking President Donald Trump to deport his client back to his home country from the US. Earliert this month attorney Jose Luis Gonzalez Meza stood outside of the Mexican Attorney General’s office in Mexico City and hoisted a banner that read: “Mr. […]

US Border Mistake Could See Over 200,000 Acres Returned to Mexico

US Border Mistake Could See Over 200,000 Acres Returned to Mexico

Q24N – A mistake in the border lines between Mexico and the United States could see over 200 thousand acres returned to Mexico. Chihuahua Senator Patricio Martínez García said 214,381 acres considered US territory since the 19th century actually belongs to Mexico. So far, there has been no proposal that will lead the United States to address the territorial […]

Mexicans Blame Wrangler Firing 600 Employees and Factory Closing To The “Trump Effect”

Mexicans Blame Wrangler Firing 600 Employees and Factory Closing To The “Trump Effect”

(Q24N) American clothing factory Wrangler has fired 600 workers from its Mexico-based factory, claiming a lack of personnel as well as difficulty in sending products at a reasonable cost to the United States. After 19 years of operation, the company so popular for its jeans and other clothing products closed its plant in the city of Aldama, located […]

As US closes borders, thousands of Haitian refugees trapped in Mexico lose hope

As US closes borders, thousands of Haitian refugees trapped in Mexico lose hope

(Q24N) A United States federal court has blocked President Donald Trump’s January 27 executive order barring citizens from seven majority Muslim countries from entering the US, but the impacts of the travel ban are already being felt at the nation’s borders. The suspended order halts general refugee admissions for 120 days and Syrian admissions until […]

Trump Administration Stumbles On Mexico Message

Trump Administration Stumbles On Mexico Message

(Q24N) United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly held meetings with Mexican Government officials Thursday in Mexico City, during which they promised not to use the army to attack undocumented immigrants, or disrespect their other rights, but were then later contradicted by the President. Donald Trump was giving […]

U.S. Offers Mexico To Take On “Bad Hombres”

U.S. Offers Mexico To Take On “Bad Hombres”

(Q24N) US President Donald Trump offered aid to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in the fight against drug trafficking, according to the transcript of the call that both leaders held last Friday, which was initially misrepresented as a threat of military invasion. According to the text obtained by CNN, President Trump‘s words were: “You have […]

“We are not going to buy from companies that agree to treat Mexico as a second-class country,” Mexico Mayor

“We are not going to buy from companies that agree to treat Mexico as a second-class country,” Mexico Mayor

(Q24N) Mayor of Tlajomulco de Zuñiga in the Mexican state of Jalisco Alberto Uribe said he blocked purchase of Chevrolet and Ford auto companies because Mexico “is united with dignity” against the threats of President-elect Donald Trump. Ford reportedly gave in to Trump’s warnings about a “big border tax,” and stopped exporting cars made in […]

Nieto Promises Defending Mexico

Nieto Promises Defending Mexico

(Q24N) Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto reaffirmed he will defend the interests of his country and a constructive agenda with the United States. The Mexican president said that his government will punctually set Mexico’s position in the negotiation process that will define the bilateral relationship with the United States, which will include the North American […]

Mexico Extradites ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán

Mexico Extradites ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán

(Q24N) This morning, Sinaloa cartel kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, long considered one of the most powerful cartel bosses in Mexico and in the world, is waking up in the U.S., after the Mexican government extradited him. Earlier on Thursday, the Mexican Supreme Court dismissed appeals filed by Guzmán’s lawyers in an attempt to halt […]

Acapulco Listed as Mexico’s Most Dangerous City

Acapulco Listed as Mexico’s Most Dangerous City

(Q24N) Acapulco is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico, but it is also the most violent municipality in the country, according to the National Security Commission (CNS). The CNS has labeled 20 locations in Acapulco as dangerous, including the coastal tourist zone, but there are four especially dangerous areas due to their high level of homicide, […]

Drug War Makes Mexico World’s Third Most Dangerous Country

Drug War Makes Mexico World’s Third Most Dangerous Country

  Q24N – Mexico was ranked the third most dangerous country in the world recently due to the violence created by drug-related organized crime. The Crime Rate Index for 2016 was released this month by consulting firm Verisk Maplecroft, listing Afghanistan as the most dangerous country in the world, followed by Guatemala, Mexico, Iraq and Syria, among others. Venezuela, El […]

Billionaire Carlos Slim Sees Big Potential for Mexico in Trump Era

Billionaire Carlos Slim Sees Big Potential for Mexico in Trump Era

Q24N – Mexico business magnate and President of Grupo Carso, Carlos Slim, said he sees good opportunities for revitalizing Mexico’s economy in President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promises. The businessman made the comments during his appearance at a Bloomberg forum focused on Mexico in 2017, during which he said, “Mexico must turn to look toward Mexico. It’s […]

“Historic Error” Mexicans Accuse Their President In Welcoming Donald Trump

“Historic Error” Mexicans Accuse Their President In Welcoming Donald Trump

(Q24N) “It’s a historic error,” said Enrique Krauze, a well-known historian of Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto inviting Donald J. Trump to visit Mexico for a dialogue in the interest of democracy. “You confront tyrants. You don’t appease them.” For many Mexicans, who feel that Trump offended them with his disparaging comments and promises to […]

Mexico’s President Fact Checks Donald ‘Mexicans Are Rapists’ Trump To His Face, In Spanish

Mexico’s President Fact Checks Donald ‘Mexicans Are Rapists’ Trump To His Face, In Spanish

(Q24N) Following a controversial and hastily thrown together bilateral meeting behind closed doors on Wednesday, Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto held a tense press conference in which they politely disagreed about immigration, trade, and jobs. Speaking first, President Peña Nieto tore into the core argument of Trump’s campaign — that illegal immigration across the […]

Mexico President Claims Homicide Drop Despite Uptick in Killings

Mexico President Claims Homicide Drop Despite Uptick in Killings

The public relations campaign for Mexico’s militarized crackdown on organized crime and its effectiveness in restoring public security continued this week, but the data doesn’t back up President Enrique Peña Nieto’s claims. The president assured Mexicans that on a national scale there have been important reductions in homicides, kidnappings and extortions while speaking at the inauguration […]

Mexico’s ‘El Chapo’ on the Border of Extradition?

Mexico’s ‘El Chapo’ on the Border of Extradition?

Q24N by Nathan B. Jones* (InsightCrime.org) Two judges in Mexico have ruled that there is nothing stopping the extradition of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzman to the United States, and following the first of those rulings Guzman was transferred on May 7 to a prison in Ciudad Juarez near the Texas border, the The New York Times reported. […]

Kia Motors To Begin Production of Vehicles at Mexico Plant

Kia Motors To Begin Production of Vehicles at Mexico Plant

(Q24N) MEXICO – Kiaa Motors Corp., South Korea’s second-ranked carmaker, has said it plans to begin production of vehicles at its plant in Mexico. The production of the K3 compact car is set to start on Monday, May 16, Kia said. In Seoul, a Kia spokesman confirmed the plant is scheduled to start operation on […]

Mexico: A president in hiding

Mexico: A president in hiding

Q24N via Fusion.net – “Where’s the restroom where Peña Nieto hid?” I asked a group of students upon my arrival at my alma mater, the Universidad Iberoamericana, here in Mexico City. They all knew what I was talking about—and a few pointed me in the right direction. I entered that infamous restroom like an anthropologist, […]

Mexico to Define Position on Marijuana Use

Mexico to Define Position on Marijuana Use

Q24N (Prensa Latina) At the closure of the Fifth Forum on Marijuana Use, Mexican Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio said that President Enrique Pena Nieto would define an official position on this issue during the next days. Important decision can be postponed, on the contrary, we have to design and implement a long-term system that […]

Kate is Angry, Says Sean Penn Misled Her

Kate is Angry, Says Sean Penn Misled Her

Q24N (CNN)Nearly three months since Rolling Stone published Sean Penn’s interview with Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the actress Penn described as his “ticket to Chapo’s trust” is breaking her silence. It turns out Kate del Castillo is not impressed with the actor-turned-journalist’s controversial interview. The Mexican actress is making the rounds on […]

Trump Responds To Mexican Ex-President: “The Wall Just Got Ten Feet Taller”

Trump Responds To Mexican Ex-President: “The Wall Just Got Ten Feet Taller”

The battle of words between Donald Trump and former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox, continues. Donald Trump responded to former Mexican President Vicente Fox’s statement today that Mexico is “not going to pay” for Donald Trump’s “fuc*ing wall”, Trump said “The Wall Just Got Ten Feet Taller”. Click here for the video WOLF BLITZER: It’s […]

Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox Lashes Out At Trump

Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox Lashes Out At Trump

(CNN) Former Mexican President Vicente Fox is making his position clear on Donald Trump’s pledge to make Mexico pay for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. “I’m not going to pay for that f***ing wall. He should pay for it,” Fox told Fusion’s Jorge Ramos in an interview published Thursday. Trump quickly responded on Twitter. […]

Mexico with 80 Cases of Zika, Six Pregnant

Mexico with 80 Cases of Zika, Six Pregnant

(Prensa Latina) Mexico records 80 confirmed cases of infection for the zika virus, transmitted by the mosquito Aedes aegypti, and six of them are pregnant women, it was known today. Most cases are registered in two states in southeastern Mexico, Chiapas and Oaxaca, with 45 and 25 people, respectively, said the General Directorate of Epidemiology […]

Even The Pope Can Get Angry

Even The Pope Can Get Angry

(Q24N) ‘Don’t be selfish. What’s happened to you, don’t be selfish‘ (‘No seas egoísta. Qué te pasó, no seas egoísta‘) were the words shouted by Pope Francis, on a walkabout at a stadium in Morelia, Mexico, when his robe was pulled and he fell on to a man in a wheelchair despite guards asking people […]

How Crime Affects Mexico’s Housing Prices

How Crime Affects Mexico’s Housing Prices

Q24N – A new study by the Inter-American Development Bank finds that violence disproportionately affects the real estate value of homes in poor neighborhoods in Mexico, an illustration of how crime exacerbates wealth inequality. Crime is costly. It costs us directly, by greater public and private investments in security such as police, alarm systems, health […]

Don’t Mess With The Cartel “El Chapo” Tells Islamic State

Don’t Mess With The Cartel “El Chapo” Tells Islamic State

Q24N – Don’t mess with the cartel, is the message the infamous drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who is a fugutive of the Mexico police, reportedly send to the Islamic State following the destruction of one his organization’s shipments. El Chapo (aka “Shorty”) delivered the threat to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) leader Abu […]

What Chapo’s Narrow Escape Means for Mexico

What Chapo’s Narrow Escape Means for Mexico

Q24N  (Insightcrime.org) – Mexico’s recent near-miss in recapturing notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman begs the question of what approach works best when security forces are pursuing high-value targets.  Authorities nearly caught Sinaloa Cartel leader El Chapo during a recent operation on a ranch in Sinaloa state’s rugged Sierra Madre mountains, NBC reported.  Marines […]