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Mexican steelmaker paid millions to Odebrecht shell company: report

20 Aug 2018

MEXICO CITY Altos Hornos de Mexico, one of Mexico's largest steelmakers, paid $3.7 million to a shell company allegedly set up by Brazilian builder Odebrecht [ODBES.UL] to pay bribes, investigative news site Quinto Elemento Lab reported on Monday.

Mexican steelmaker paid millions to Odebrecht shell company - report

20 Aug 2018

MEXICO CITY, Aug 20 Altos Hornos de Mexico, one of Mexico's largest steelmakers, paid $3.7 million to a shell company allegedly set up by Brazilian builder Odebrecht to pay bribes, investigative news site Quinto Elemento Lab reported on Monday.

Police choppers thump over Mexico City as drug crime rises

10 Aug 2018

MEXICO CITY Masked police officers pointed semi-automatic rifles from a helicopter that flew low over Mexico City last week as security forces employ unprecedented heavy-handed tactics to combat a rise in levels of drug violence rarely seen in the capital.  | Video

Police choppers thump over Mexico City as drug crime rises

09 Aug 2018

MEXICO CITY Masked police officers pointed semi-automatic rifles from a helicopter that flew low over Mexico City last week as security forces employ unprecedented heavy-handed tactics to combat a rise in levels of drug violence rarely seen in the capital.  | Video

Exclusive: Mexico's Banorte lays off more than half of acquisition's staff - sources

26 Jul 2018

MEXICO CITY Mexico's second-largest bank Grupo Financiero Banorte has laid off some 500 employees from recently acquired Grupo Financiero Interacciones, or about half of the specialist government lender's workforce, with more job cuts to come, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

Mexico to demand new labor standards for foreign firms: incoming foreign minister

26 Jul 2018

MEXICO CITY Mexico's next Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Wednesday that foreign companies in the country will have to meet the same human, environmental and labor rights standards as in their own countries under the incoming administration.

Trump calls for quick NAFTA deal in letter to Mexico president-elect

25 Jul 2018

MEXICO CITY U.S. President Donald Trump told Mexico's president-elect in a letter that a quick renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) would bring more jobs for both countries, but warned of a very different route otherwise.

Mexiko rückt mit Präsidentenwahl nach links - Folgen unklar

02 Jul 2018

Mexiko-Stadt Unter dem Eindruck von Gewalt, Korruption und einer schleppenden Wirtschaft wenden sich die Mexikaner politisch nach links.

Mexican Lopez Obrador wins historic election landslide for left

02 Jul 2018

MEXICO CITY Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador won Mexico's presidency in a landslide victory on Sunday, setting the stage for the most left-wing government in the country's democratic history at a time of tense relations with the Trump administration. | Video

Anti-corruption watchdogs wonder: 'Who is funding Mexico's presidential candidates?'

29 Jun 2018

MEXICO CITY Mexico's three leading presidential candidates have not declared a single peso in direct private financial contributions to their election campaigns, federal records show, raising concerns from corruption watchdogs about the potential influence of dark money in a pivotal contest.

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Iran warns U.S. and Israel of revenge after parade attack

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday the attackers who killed 25 people at a military parade had been paid by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, and that Iran would "severely punish" those behind the bloodshed.