Tag Archives: Mexico

Mexican State Closes Border With Arizona Over COVID

The Arizona Daily Star reports: Mexican authorities are closing the U.S-Sonora border to nonessential travel this holiday weekend, when Arizonans would normally flock to Mexican beach towns like Rocky Point and San Carlos for the Fourth of July. Starting Saturday, July 4, southbound travelers without essential business in Sonora will be turned away at border checkpoints in Nogales, Agua Prieta, …

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7.4 Magnitude Quake Hits Southern Mexico [VIDEO]

The Weather Channel reports: A powerful 7.4 magnitude earthquake has rattled the Mexican state of Oaxaca and prompted tsunami warnings for Mexico and parts of Central America. The quake struck at 10:29 a.m. local time Tuesday about 7 miles southwest of Santa María Zapotitlán, on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. The U.S. Tsunami Warning System said tsunami waves of 3 to 9 …

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Trump Deploys More US Troops To Mexican Border

Fox News reports: The Trump administration is sending more than 500 troops to the southern border, as part of the ongoing effort there to combat the coronavirus threat by preventing more infections coming into the U.S. interior. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) made the request that the Defense Department provide 540 personnel to support Customs and Border Protection (CBP) …

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Farmers Brace For Lack Of Mexican Guest Workers

Reuters reports: U.S. fruit and vegetable producers are bracing for dramatic disruptions to their labor force after the U.S. government said it was suspending visa interviews in Mexico to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. The expected restrictions on migrant workers come as Americans strip grocery stores bare in preparation for potential orders to quarantine. Starting on Wednesday, new applications …

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SCOTUS Backs Trump On “Remain In Mexico” Policy

The Washington Post reports: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the Trump administration may continue its “Remain in Mexico” policy for asylum seekers while lower-court challenges continue, after the federal government warned that tens of thousands of immigrants massed at the southern border could overwhelm the immigration system. The justices reversed a decision of a panel of the U.S. Court …

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Cruise Ships Collide Off Mexican Coast [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Two Carnival Cruise ships collided near the Port of Cozumel, Mexico on Friday. ABC Action News has learned the Carnival Glory collided with the Carnival Legend, which departed from Tampa on December 15. The collision happened around 8:50 a.m. local time. Passengers have started posting video showing major damage to the Carnival Glory. The Tampa Bay Times …

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Mexican Prez Fights Move To Weaken Church/State Line

The Associated Press reports: President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday he does not support a proposal to further relax Mexico’s strict legal separation of church and state, throwing cold water on a bill that would upend longstanding political doctrine in the country. The proposal would modify the Law of Religious Associations and Public Worship to eliminate historic language enshrining …

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Junior Flips Out Over “Bullshit” Report On Murderous History Of “Mormon Manson Family” Killed In Mexico

The Los Angeles Times reports: The roadside killings of nine U.S. citizens in northern Mexico has brought renewed attention to the scattered communities of Mormons who settled in the country more than a century ago to escape persecution. The family is perhaps best known for a series of killings perpetrated in the 1970s and 1980s, in both Mexico and the …

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Mexico To Trump Cultists: Your Wall Is On OUR Side

Talking Points Memo reports: A private border wall construction project lauded by Trumpers nationwide is actually partially on Mexican soil, Mexican government engineers alleged in photos their American counterparts shared with the builders this month. Tempting an international incident, the border wall group isn’t budging. Instead, they’ve moved to attack mode, with their founder calling the binational body that governs …

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El Chapo Sentenced To Life In Prison Without Parole

The Daily Beast reports: Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the Mexican drug lord convicted of running “the largest drug-trafficking organization in the world,” was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years on Wednesday. Guzman, the 62-year-old former leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel, was found guilty in February of all 10 counts brought against him after six days of deliberations. Guzman …

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Freak Hailstorm Buries Mexican City In Feet Of Ice

The Washington Post reports: It’s summer in Guadalajara, one of Mexico’s most populous towns, which made what happened there over the weekend all the more surprising. Sunday morning, residents woke to their roads, yards and even cars buried under more than three feet of icy slush from a freak hailstorm that had blanketed the city. Jalisco Gov. Enrique Alfaro said …

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How Trump Snookered His Cultist Base On Mexico

The New York Times reports: “This is a pattern we’ve seen since the first days of this administration,” said Ned Price, a former C.I.A. official who worked on President Barack Obama’s National Security Council staff and is now director of policy at National Security Action, a progressive foreign policy advocacy organization. “The president manufactures a crisis, galvanizes his base around …

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Trump Calls Off Mexican Tariffs, Claims Migrants Deal

The New York Times reports: President Trump backed off his plan to impose tariffs on all Mexican goods and announced via Twitter on Friday night that the United States had reached an agreement with Mexico to reduce the flow of migrants to the southwestern border. Mr. Trump tweeted the announcement only hours after returning from Europe and following several days …

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US And Mexico Discuss Migrants Deal To Avoid Tariffs

The Washington Post reports: U.S. and Mexican officials are discussing the outlines of a deal that would dramatically increase Mexico’s immigration enforcement efforts and give the United States far more latitude to deport Central Americans seeking asylum, according to a U.S. official and a Mexican official who cautioned that the accord is not finalized and that President Trump might not …

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Megachurch Blasts “Slanderous” Child Rape Charges Against Leader: God Made Him An Apostle Of Jesus

ABC News reports: The Mexico-based La Luz del Mundo church said Wednesday that its leader and “apostle” Naasón Joaquín García, who was arrested in California on charges of human trafficking and child rape, remains the spiritual leader of the group, which claims 5 million followers in 58 countries. It also strongly denied the charges. “We believe these accusations are defamation …

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Trump: Republican Senators Have No Idea What They’re Talking About When It Comes To Tariffs, Absolutely Not

The Hill reports: President Trump on Thursday reiterated his willingness to impose tariffs on Mexico if the country does not crack down on the flow of migrants toward the U.S. despite opposition from within his own party, saying some senators “have no idea what they’re talking about” on the issue. “We’ll see what happens. But something pretty dramatic could happen,” …

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CALIFORNIA: Mexican Christian Leader Charged With Sex Trafficking, Allegedly Forced Oral Sex On Children

The New York Times reports: The leader of La Luz del Mundo, a church headquartered in Mexico that claims to have more than one million followers worldwide, was charged Tuesday in Los Angeles with more than a dozen sex crimes, including allegations that he forced children to have sex and made them pose naked for photos, the authorities in California …

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Republican Senators Warn Trump Against Tariffs On Mexico: “We’re Holding A Gun To Our Own Heads”

The New York Times reports: Republican senators sent the White House a sharp message on Tuesday, warning that they were almost uniformly opposed to President Trump’s plans to impose tariffs on Mexican imports, just hours after the president said lawmakers would be “foolish” to try to stop him. “I want you to take a message back” to the White House, …

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Mexico Rejects Trump Admin On Asylum Policy Change

Reuters reports: Mexico on Monday said it would reject a U.S. idea to take in all Central American asylum seekers if it is raised at talks this week with Trump administration, which has threatened to impose tariffs if Mexico does not crack down on illegal immigration. Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said the country is committed to continuing to work …

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WINNING: Car Stocks Crater $18B Because Trump

Bloomberg reports: The automotive industry is bearing the brunt of trade-war crossfire again as U.S. President Donald Trump threatens to slap tariffs of as much as 25% on goods from Mexico, a key production hub for carmakers from Mazda Motor Corp. to General Motors Co. Mexico is the largest source of U.S. vehicle and auto-parts imports, meaning tariffs would increase …

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