Mexico

Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a federal republic in the southernmost portion of North America. It is bordered to the north by the United States; to the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; to the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and to the east by the Gulf of Mexico. Covering almost 2,000,000 square kilometres, the nation is the fifth largest country in the Americas by total area and the 13th largest independent state in the world.
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  • Reuters

    Mexico offers $1.6 million for information leading to drug lord's arrest

    Mexico is offering a 30 million pesos ($1.56 million) reward for information leading to the arrest of drug lord Nemesio Oseguera whose cartel is blamed for driving heroin shipments to the United States, the attorney general said on Wednesday. Known as "El Mencho," Oseguera has risen to become Mexico's most-wanted drug lord after Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was extradited to the United States last year to face trial. In March, U.S. agents in Chicago named El Mencho public enemy No. 1 and blamed his gang for using "extreme violence" to expand their share of the heroin trade.

  • The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Mexico Remained Unchanged
    PR Newswire

    The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Mexico Remained Unchanged

    NEW YORK , Aug. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index ®   (LEI) for Mexico remained unchanged in June 2018 at 104.6 (2016=100). The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index ...

  • Mexico sets sugar export quota to the United States
    Reuters

    Mexico sets sugar export quota to the United States

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's government said on Wednesday it has set a sugar export quota to the United States of 750,876.9 tonnes for the cycle that runs from Oct. 1, 2018 to Sept. 30, 2019. Mexico is the top foreign sugar supplier to the United States, a coveted 12 million-ton market where the U.S. government doles out export quotas to about 40 sugar-producing countries each year. Reporting by Anthony Esposito; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

  • A day in the life of seven migrants crossing Mexico
    AFP

    A day in the life of seven migrants crossing Mexico

    Córdoba (Mexico) (AFP) - From the southern border with Guatemala to the northern border with the United States, AFP spent 24 hours traveling with migrants who are crossing Mexico to chase their American dreams. "Being a migrant means being an outcast," says Sanchez, a day after being deported from the US for the second time. A native of Puebla, in central Mexico, he tried to cross the border two months ago with a fake tourist visa he bought from a smuggler for $3,500.

  • APNewsBreak: US, Mexico to announce new plans on cartels
    Associated Press

    APNewsBreak: US, Mexico to announce new plans on cartels

    CHICAGO (AP) — Top U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials will unveil new plans to combat Mexican drug cartels Wednesday in Chicago alongside members of the Mexican government, military and federal police, DEA officials told The Associated Press.

  • Notimex

    Mexican and US authorities strengthen cooperation in security

    Mexico, Aug. 14 (Notimex).- In order to strengthen bilateral cooperation between Mexico and the United States in matters of extraditions, legal assistance, international transfer of criminals and organized crime, the deputy head of the PGR, Alberto Elías Beltrán, will head a working visit of Mexican authorities to Chicago, Illinois. In this context, the Deputy Attorney General for International Affairs of the Attorney General's Office (PGR, for its acronym in Spanish) will hold high-level meetings with officials of the Drug Enforcement Administration of the United States of America (DEA). They will also address issues that subscribe to strategic alliances in security issues, and that will improve the work of the instances of forecasting and prosecution of crimes, the agency said in a statement. Officials of the Attorney General's Office, as well as the Ministry of National Defense, the Ministry of Navy and the Federal Police, attend the work tour that takes place on August 14 and 15 in the United States. NTX/MAC/JCG

  • Congresswoman-elect kidnapped in Mexico: official
    AFP

    Congresswoman-elect kidnapped in Mexico: official

    An incoming member of Mexico's Congress was kidnapped at gunpoint Tuesday, an official said, the latest violent episode surrounding the July 1 elections, the bloodiest in the country's history. Azucena Rodriguez Zamora, who was elected to the lower house of Congress for the eastern state of Veracruz, was driving on a highway in the neighboring state of Hidalgo when gunmen in another car opened fire on her vehicle, said a police source who spoke on condition of anonymity. At least 152 politicians were murdered in the run-up to Mexico's elections, according to the consulting firm Etellekt.

  • Carlos Vela is loving life in Los Angeles, but Mexico’s World Cup exit still stings
    Yahoo Sports

    Carlos Vela is loving life in Los Angeles, but Mexico’s World Cup exit still stings

    In many ways, Carlos Vela has never been in a better place. The 29-year-old Mexican forward is playing some of the best soccer of his career for MLS expansion team Los Angeles FC, which is on track to qualify for the playoffs in its maiden season.

  • Notimex

    US Agency awards Fiat Chrysler automotive plant in Mexico

    Mexico, Aug. 14 (Notimex).- The Saltillo Van assembly plant, under Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), obtained the Energy Star Challenge for Industry recognition, which became the first plant of the automotive group in the Nafta region to obtain this distinction. In a statement, FCA Mexico reported that the award was granted by Energy Star, a program of the United States Environmental Protection Agency to promote electrical products with efficient electricity consumption and that reduces the emission of greenhouse gases. Energy Star Challenge rewards those companies that reduce more than 10 percent the emission of greenhouse gases and the recognized plant, where the Ram ProMaster is produced, became worthy of recognition by reducing its gases emission in two years by 16 percent. The Vice President of Manufacturing of FCA Mexico, Jorge Luis Lares, said that "Saltillo Van assembly plant is the newest of FCA Mexico and in the short term that has been operating it has received several awards, including the Silver distinction by WCM. It is an honor to work with a team so dedicated to carry out actions that allow us to be recognized in various areas worldwide." In October 2013, the investment for one thousand 85 million dollars was announced for the construction of the new Saltillo Van Assembly Plant, to produce the Ram ProMaster commercial vehicle. In addition, the plant was recognized in March 2018 with the Silver distinction by World Class Manufacturing (WCM), and became the sixth in North America to obtain such designation. NTX/DDG/SHV-RMN/AUTOS17/BBF

  • A renegotiated NAFTA — Implications for Caribbean countries
    The Jamaica Observer

    A renegotiated NAFTA — Implications for Caribbean countries

    From 1979, during his presidential election campaign, Ronald Reagan (Republican) advocated the establishment of a North American free trade area and called for the USA, Canada and Mexico to negotiate such an agreement. He was convinced that it would be beneficial to all three countries. In 1990 negotiations for the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) commenced under Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, US President George H W Bush (Republican), and Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari. The agreement was concluded and signed in 1992. It was ratified under US President Bill Clinton (Democrat) in 1993 and entered into force in 1994. Although there are some challenges, NAFTA has

  • U.S.-Mexico are close to reaching a deal in NAFTA talks, but Canada is still a wild card
    WTSP-TV Tampa

    U.S.-Mexico are close to reaching a deal in NAFTA talks, but Canada is still a wild card

    Negotiators for the U.S. and Mexico appear close to striking a deal in their talks to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement, but the future of any new pact will hinge on Canada, which has sat on the sidelines during the latest round of discussions. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo are slated to resume talks this week for a fourth straight week as the two sides scramble to reach an agreement before the end of August. “Right now, it appears they are getting incredibly close to finishing the discussions between the U.S. and Mexico,” said Inu Manak, who has monitored the talks for the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank in Washington.

  • Notimex

    Facebook announces new commercial director for Mexico

    Mexico, Aug. 14 (Notimex).- Facebook announced on Tuesday the hiring of Xochilt Balzola-Widmann as the new director for Mexico, one of the biggest Facebook countries in Latin America, in charge of the commercial operation. In a statement, the social network said that Balzola-Widmann headed Facebook's small and medium business team in Central and Eastern Europe and Israel, and also headed up the Gaming operation for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining Facebook, she was Chief Sales Officer of the German eCommerce company Westwing GmbH; Director of Kindle Retail in Amazon Central Europe; country manager of the software solutions company Dessault Systemes 3DEXCITE, and vice president of the video game company Activision-Blizzard Inc. for Europe. "On Facebook we are always looking for ways to create more value for Mexican businesses. With experience as general manager of international teams and focused on the implementation of innovative business solutions in Europe and Asia, Xochilt is the right person to take our alliance with Mexican brands to the next level, "said the vice president of Facebook for Latin America, Diego Dzodan. On the other hand, Xochilt Balzola-Widmann indicated that Facebook transforms the way of doing marketing, helps brands in Mexico to connect with their audiences and grows their business in the digital economy. "I am very excited to learn with business in Mexico the best way to empower digital platforms," she added. Daughter and granddaughter of Mexicans, the director has worked in Europe, Asia and Africa, has a degree in Marketing from the University of South Carolina and a Master in International Business Administration from Clemson University. NTX/RNN/SHV/BBF