Enrique Peña Nieto

Mexico Establishes Largest Marine Protected Area in North America

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Oceans

Mexico Creates Pacific Marine Sanctuary To Protect Its 'Crown Jewel'

The Revillagigedo Archipelago National Park spans more than 57,000 square miles — roughly the size of Georgia.<p>WASHINGTON — Mexico has joined a growing global effort to safeguard the world’s oceans with the creation of a marine reserve surrounding Revillagigedo Archipelago, a chain of four volcanic …

Oceans

Homicides have hit a new high in Mexico — but that's not the only sign of growing insecurity

• <b>The number of homicides in Mexico has risen steadily over the past three years, particularly in areas where drug-related crime is high.</b>• <b><br>While much of the violence is related to organized crime, the Mexican government has been criticized for its heavy-handed response, which has led to some</b> …

Mexico

Much of the money donated after disasters is stolen

IN A shelter in Juchitán, in southern Mexico, in September, two sisters sat at a table nursing their children. Mexico had suffered its strongest …

Business

October Was Mexico's Deadliest Month On Record

There has been an average of 69 killings per day in the crisis-torn country this year.<p>October was the deadliest month in Mexico since the government first began recording homicides two decades ago, with a staggering 2,371 murder investigations opened nationwide last month.<p>An average of 69 people …

Mexico

The Top Elections to Watch in 2018—and What Will Happen

The world will be watching when these countries go to the polls next year.<p><i>The article is part of the Fortune 2018 Crystal Ball, our predictions for</i> …

Donald Trump

Who’s Really ‘Bullying’ Mexico?

Let’s start with the dreadful part. Since Enrique Peña Nieto became president, there have been 91,284 homicides in Mexico. This figure comes from …

Mexico

Two high-profile killings in Mexico stoke outrage about nationwide surge in slayings

Public indignation about Mexico’s surging homicide rate has followed the two latest high-profile killings— those of a human rights ombudsman in Baja California Sur state and a telecommunications executive outside Mexico City.<p>President Enrique Peña Nieto denounced the killing of Adolfo Lagos …

Mexico

Mexico is losing the drug war as devastating violence grips the nation

October was the deadliest month for Mexico than any month in almost 20 years, proving once again that the war on drugs in that country is far from …

Mexico

A 53-year-old indigenous woman is running for president of Mexico. María de Jesús Patricio Martínez, known to most as “Marichuy,” is a traditional Nahua healer from southern Jalisco, and could become the first indigenous woman elected to Mexico’s highest office. Marichuy is running as a candidate for Mexico’s National Indigenous Congress (CNI), a coalition of 58 indigenous ethnic groups, ...

A 53-year-old indigenous woman is running for president of Mexico. María de Jesús Patricio Martínez, known to most as “Marichuy,” is a traditional …

Liberal View

Mexico to Raise Minimum Wage Above Inflation

MEXICO CITY—Mexico’s minimum wage commission decided Tuesday on an above-inflation increase in the country’s minimum wage in a continued effort to restore lost purchasing power among the country’s lowest-paid workers.<p>The commission, formed by representatives of organized labor, business and …

World News

Mexico boosts minimum wage, though less than business leaders had urged

Bittersweet news for Mexico’s poorest workers: the government is raising the minimum wage.<p>But the 10.4 per cent increase – to 88.36 from 80.04 pesos …

Economics

Mexico gets closer to China as NAFTA talks fray U.S. relationship

MEXICO CITY — While American, Mexican and Canadian negotiators sat in the Mexican capital this weekend trying to discuss NAFTA, Mexico's top trade official was 500 miles away in the city of Monterrey — celebrating the country's growing trade relationship with China.<p>As the Mexico-U.S. relationship …

China

Nafta’s Renegotiation Risks National Security

It came straight from the mouth of Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray of Mexico, arguably the most influential member of President Enrique Peña Nieto’s administration: a Trump administration rejection of the North American Free Trade Agreement would undermine United States-Mexico security cooperation …

Opinion

Jacinda Ardern: Mistaken identity 'nothing to do with Trudeau'

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says that the case of mistaken identity where someone had thought that Donald Trump mistook her for Justin Trudeau's …

Jacinda Ardern

Women Testify Against Mexican Police For Sexual Torture In International Court

On Thursday and Friday, five women testified before the Inter-American Court for Human Rights and demanded an investigation regarding sexual torture at the hands of Mexican police forces. The abuse happened in May 2006 following a clash between protesters and state forces in the state of …

News

As Mexico Builds Green Airport of the Future, Age-Old Mistakes Loom

CHIMALHUACÁN, Mexico — On the flat salt basin that was once the Aztecs’ great Lake Texcoco, Mexico is building its “door to the world,” an enormous airport the government vows will exist in harmony with the environment.<p>Officials described a terminal design so green that it would be a “global …

World News

Are Mexico, Brazil and Colombia ready for anti-establishment presidential candidates? | Opinion

Next year, critical elections in Latin America's three most populous countries—Colombia, Mexico and Brazil—are likely to reveal a distemper stemming …

Latin America

How Disinformation And Distortions On Social Media Affected Elections Worldwide

Internet freedom is on the decline for the seventh consecutive year as governments around the world take to distorting information on social media in order to influence elections, a new report says.<p>The nongovernmental organization Freedom House released its annual Freedom on the Net report this …

Censorship

Trump and big business collide as NAFTA teeters

U.S. business groups are pinballing between despair and panic as negotiations over a new North American Free Trade Agreement resume, with the Trump administration’s hard-line demands risking a worsening standoff and perhaps the eventual collapse of the talks.<p>Corporate concerns were only inflamed by …

South Dakota

If NAFTA dies 'all hell will break loose'

No one should be surprised if Trump declares in a 5 a.m. tweet that he’s pulling the U.S. out of NAFTA—and nothing about what comes next is …

Donald Trump

Everybody owns Trump: But with Vladimir Putin, it’s special - Salon.com

Donald Trump's excellent Asian adventure is almost over, and so far he hasn't blown up the world. He sent Kim Jong-un a mean-girl tweet on Saturday, but it doesn't seem to have inspired the North Korean dictator to set off any bombs, at least not yet. And Trump managed to get through a big speech …

U.S. Politics

'Fake news' isn't just a U.S. problem — it's everywhere

Before the election, few Americans had heard of "fake news."<p>Now, they're all too aware: of the Russia-linked Facebook accounts that reached 126 …

Censorship

Only Queen Letizia Could Rock a Sleeveless Jumpsuit and Not Bat an Eyelash

Queen Letizia's currently in Mexico for the 2017 World Cancer Leaders' Summit, and she's pulled out all of the stops to look sophisticated with a splash of sexy. For the three-day trip, Letizia packed various statement pieces, proving her love for a good jumpsuit and a standout jacket along the …

Fashion

For Trump, the Interpersonal Is Political

The president often seems more interested in getting along with foreign leaders than with his past rhetoric or the historic ties between the U.S. and a foreign country.<p>Man is a complex creature, and Donald Trump is no exception. The president is often willing to turn his ire on even his closest …

Politics

Queen Letizia dances with Black Eyed Peas member in Mexico

We've <i>gotta</i> <i>feeling</i> that <b>Queen Letizia</b> had <i>a good night</i> in Mexico City! The Spanish monarch enjoyed a performance by the Black Eyed Peas’ <b>Taboo Nawasha</b> — …

Royal Family

End the Visa Lottery

Abolishing it is one of the very positive elements of Trump’s immigration agenda.<p>Donald Trump’s immigration agenda is pretty good. Pity Donald Trump …

Conservative View

The Philippines hasn't lost its soft spot for "APEC Hottie" Justin Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continued his charm attack on the world in his visit to the Philippines.<p>Trudeau arrived in the country to …

Justin Trudeau

Exploring the Southern Border in a 2017 Ram Power Wagon: Arizona to the Gulf of Mexico

Arizona dissolves into yellow plains as we push through New Mexico and into Texas, stopping in El Paso just long enough for a meal. We’re never more …

Border Patrol

After the Quake

Even a month after the initial quake, families continued to pull what remained of their belongings from the rubble.Felipe Luna <i>Each week,</i> <b>Roads &</b> …

San Mateo County