At least one dead as magnitude-6.8 earthquake hits western Mexico

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck western Mexico early on Thursday, claiming the life of a woman in Mexico City who fell and hit her head as residents evacuated their homes during the country’s second major temblor this week. The Mexico City government said the woman stumbled on the stairs of her home in the city’s… Read More At least one dead as magnitude-6.8 earthquake hits western Mexico

At least one dead, buildings damaged as strong earthquake strikes western Mexico

A powerful earthquake struck western Mexico on Monday on the anniversary of two devastating temblors, killing at least one person, damaging buildings, knocking out power and sending residents of Mexico City scrambling on to streets for safety. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said in a video address a person had died in the nearby Pacific… Read More At least one dead, buildings damaged as strong earthquake strikes western Mexico

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says willing to resolve trade dispute on energy with U.S.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday his government was willing to resolve a trade dispute with the United States centering on his administration’s energy policies. Speaking at a regular news conference, Lopez Obrador said he thought the U.S.-led demand for dispute settlement talks with Mexico should not have been launched. “It can… Read More Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says willing to resolve trade dispute on energy with U.S.

Eleven dead, sixteen injured as rival cartels clash in Mexican border city of Juarez

Hundreds of Mexican soldiers were sent to the border city of Juarez Friday after a prison face-off between members of two rival cartels caused a riot and shootouts that killed 11 people, most of them civilians, authorities said. Los Chapos, members of the infamous Sinaloa Cartel formerly led by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, and local… Read More Eleven dead, sixteen injured as rival cartels clash in Mexican border city of Juarez

Former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto under investigation for wire transfers

The head of Mexico’s Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF) on Thursday said it has been investigating millions of dollars’ worth of money transfers involving former President Enrique Pena Nieto, in which he may have received “economic benefits.” Pablo Gomez, head of the UIF, told a regular news conference with President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador that his… Read More Former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto under investigation for wire transfers

Former Mexican President Luis Echeverria dies at 100

Former Mexican President Luis Echeverria, who took office in 1970 promising a democratic opening for the country but oversaw six of the harshest years of a so-called “dirty war” against dissidents, has died aged 100. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Twitter confirmed the death on Saturday, expressing his condolences to Echeverria’s family. As… Read More Former Mexican President Luis Echeverria dies at 100

American leaders unveil plan to tackle regional migrant crisis

U.S. President Joe Biden and fellow leaders from the Western Hemisphere on Friday rolled out a new set of measures to confront the regional migration crisis, seeking to salvage an Americas summit roiled by division. Biden’s aides had touted the migration declaration as a centerpiece of the U.S.-hosted Summit of the Americas, and 20 countries… Read More American leaders unveil plan to tackle regional migrant crisis

Veteran journalist Luiz Enrique Ramirez Ramos found murdered in northwestern Mexico

A Mexican journalist was found dead in the northwestern state of Sinaloa on Thursday, authorities said, marking the ninth death of a media worker in a unprecedentedly bloody year for the country which has drawn international scrutiny. Luis Enrique Ramirez, a veteran journalist and columnist at El Debate, was found dead on the side of… Read More Veteran journalist Luiz Enrique Ramirez Ramos found murdered in northwestern Mexico