North American trade deal kicks off amid threat of disputes

A modernized U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade pact took effect on Wednesday, ensuring continuity for manufacturers and agriculture, but the threat of disputes is exposing cracks in what was meant to be a stronger North American fortress of competitiveness. As the deal kicks in, the Trump administration is threatening Canada with new aluminum tariffs, and a prominent Mexican… Read More North American trade deal kicks off amid threat of disputes

U.S. appeals court rules against border wall spending of President Donald Trump

A federal appeals court on Friday said U.S. President Donald Trump was wrong to divert $2.5 billion meant for the Pentagon to build part of his long-sought wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. In a pair of 2-1 decisions, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the White House lacked constitutional authority for the transfer,… Read More U.S. appeals court rules against border wall spending of President Donald Trump

U.S. imposes sanctions on Mexican companies, individuals over Venezuelan link

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on Mexican companies and individuals and two oil tankers under a program meant to pressure the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the Treasury Department said. It was reported last month that the FBI was probing several Mexican and European companies allegedly involved in trading Venezuelan oil, gathering… Read More U.S. imposes sanctions on Mexican companies, individuals over Venezuelan link

Gunmen kill nine members of U.S. Mormon family in Mexico

Gunmen killed nine women and children in the bloodiest attack on Americans in Mexico for years, prompting U.S. President Donald Trump to offer to help the neighboring country wipe out drug cartels believed to be behind the ambush. All nine people, Mexican-Americans killed in Monday‚Äôs daytime attack at the border of Chihuahua and Sonora, belonged… Read More Gunmen kill nine members of U.S. Mormon family in Mexico

U.S. government to start return of asylum seekers to Mexico

The U.S. government will return the first group of migrants seeking asylum in the United States to the Mexican border city of Tijuana on Friday, U.S. and Mexican officials said, marking the start of a major policy shift by the Trump administration. The policy dubbed the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) and first announced on December… Read More U.S. government to start return of asylum seekers to Mexico