Mexico’s highest court on Thursday overturned a contentious new security law aimed at regulating the long-time use of the military against drug cartels, a day after the president-elect’s team said it was impossible to pull troops from the streets.
The plan includes a conditional amnesty for certain crimes, and disarmament and reintegration programs as well as the creation of a 50,000-member National Guard, that will be trained by the army and the navy and put under the direct command of Lopez Obrador.
U.S. Secretary of States Mike Pompeo will hold talks with incoming Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard in Houston on Thursday, according to the U.S. State Department.
The disappearance of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa is not over for Jorge Antonio Tizapa Legideño.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has previously confirmed his attendance, as well as Jeremy Corbyn, Britain’s opposition Labour leader, whose wife is Mexican.
A federal prison in northern Mexico owned by BlackRock Inc (BLK.N) has gone into operation, the government said, as the world’s largest asset manager expands further into infrastructure investment around the world.
The Sixth Commission of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) announced the ‚Puy Ta Cuxlejaltic‘ (Snail of our Life), an ‚impossible film festival‘ to be held in the rebel autonomous territory between November 1 and 5, 2018.
Mexican activist and former journalist Sergio Martinez Gonzalez was murdered Wednesday morning by unknown assailants. It’s the second journalist killed in the southern state of Chiapas in just two weeks.
Several social and environmental organizations are demanding his immediate safe return, including the Zapatista Indigenous Agrarian Movement (MAIZ), Frontline Defenders, the EZLN-backed National Indigenous Congress (CNI), the All Rights For All Network.
Mario Gomez, a correspondent with El Heraldo de Chiapas in Yajalon, southern Mexico, was murdered Friday – the ninth to be killed so far this year.
The Indigenous Wixarika Marakame, spiritual leader and community security council member Margarito Diaz Gonzalez has been murdered in his home in Aguamilpa, Nayarit, western Mexico.
People close to Diaz Gonzalez said he was at home with his wife when someone knocked on the door on Saturday. He was then shot in the face as he opened it. Despite being an important figure in his community, both in spiritual and political terms, the police didn’t open an investigation. It wasn’t until his funeral on Tuesday that the news emerged, putting pressure on the government.
The end of NAFTA is not synonymous with the end of the world
For several human rights activists, the profession of journalism is a „high risk“ one in Mexico.
Families of the 43 disappeared Ayotzinapa students held a press conference on Wednesday asking that the Supreme Court work impartially in their case and calling on President-Elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) to meet with their lawyers to bring justice to the Iguala case. „We are afraid that the president will fold like the court, denying the request to create a special commission to investigate,“ the families said.
The current homicide rate, 22 per 100,000 residents, has placed Mexico nearer to the elevated homicide rates of Colombia and Brazil, which record 27 homicides per 100,000 residents.
Eliseo Delgado and Zenon Cocula, elected officials with Mexican president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s National Renewal Movement (Morena) party, were executed Friday by unknown shooters in Mexico.
Ramírez said Hernández González is the third person to be abducted and killed from Sierra Sur. One victim, the Codedi spokesperson says, was a 17-year-old who was taken last February.
A group of 60 social organizations known together as Citizen Action Against Poverty (ACFP), reported the price for vote buying skyrocketed from US$25 in May up to US$500 ($10,000 Mexican pesos) a couple of days before Sunday’s election.
Voters are also offered provision boxes, household appliances, electronic wallets, construction materials, or are receiving threats about losing their jobs or social benefits if such candidate loses.
The 2018 electoral season has been one of the country’s deadliest. Since campaigns kicked off in September, 133 politicians have been killed.
Mexicans head to the polls Sunday in what is being billed as the biggest elections in the country’s history. More than 18,000 government posts are up for grabs in Sunday’s (July 01) vote, ranging from local governments to the presidency.
According to another local journalist, Pedro Canche, Chan Dzib worked closely with police as a crime reporter with Playa News and belonged to the third generation of the Quintana Roo Police School. He also contributed to several print media outlets.
On the eve of Mexico’s July 1 elections, fraud continues to take center-stage with two more batches of ballot boxes stolen from delivery trucks destined for parts of Oaxaca and the Chiapas, the State Electoral and Citizen Participation Institute (IEPC) reported Saturday.
The national elections taking place in Mexico on Sunday pose vital issues before the Mexican and international working class.
„There are two types of fear: the one that paralyzes you, and the one that gives you strength,“ widowed candidate Carmen Ortiz said.
Mexico experienced a bloody day with the murder of some 5 people in Oaxaca. Among the deceased is a Morena candidate for local deputy, Emigdio López Avendaño, who was seeking a seat in Congress in the 21st district.
Since September 2017 at least 114 candidates running in the July 1 Mexican elections have been killed, making it the bloodiest election campaign in Mexico’s modern history, and it’s only getting worse in the electoral run-up. Michael Lettieri, a Senior Research Fellow for the Council on Hemispheric Affairs said: „The risk going forward is that there will be reluctance to participate in local politics because it has become so dangerous.“
After Mexico’s second richest man told his employees to vote against the center-left candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, known locally as AMLO, workers from one of his mines demanded their right to choose who they’re voting for.
U.S Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told reporters on a telephone briefing that a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports from the EU, Canada and Mexico would go into effect at midnight (0400 GMT on Friday).
Bereits im Juni 2015 verkündete sie, damals noch Mitglied der konservativen PAN, die Absicht an den diesjährigen Präsidentschaftswahlen teilzunehmen.
Electoral campaigns in Mexico suffered another casualty on Friday with the murder of Jose Remedios Aguirre Sanchez, a mayoral candidate from the same coalition as presidential hopeful Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, commonly known as AMLO.
Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, popularly known as AMLO, has promised voters that if elected, his agenda would not include policies promoting the privatization of water, healthcare, and other essential public services. The commitment was given during a tour of the municipalities of Pánuco, Tantoyuca, and Tuxpan Thursday.
Mexican filmmakers Alfonso Cuaron and Emmanuel Lubezki have joined the call for the safe return of three film students, who have been missing since March 19.
In an open letter, sent to Jalisco’s governor Jorge Aristoteles Sandoval, the Academy Award-winning director Cuaron, cinematographer Lubezki and other prominent figures of Mexican cinema demanded the government find Javier Salomon Aceves, Daniel Diaz, and Marcos Avalos alive and “take legal action against those involved in the kidnapping and sentence them according to the law.”