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Women's movement sweeps Latin America to loosen abortion restrictions

01 Dec 2020

MEXICO CITY/BUENOS AIRES Several weeks pregnant and about to start a job away from home, Lupita Ruiz had no doubts about wanting to end her pregnancy, despite knowing she could face jail time for having an abortion under a law in her state of Chiapas in southern Mexico.     | Video

Best Buy will exit Mexico as it scales back during COVID-19 crisis

24 Nov 2020

MEXICO CITY Best Buy Co Inc will close all its stores in Mexico, the company said on Tuesday, as it anticipates weaker Christmas-season sales amid a spike in COVID-19 cases.

U.S. drug charges against former Mexican defense minister are dropped

19 Nov 2020

NEW YORK/MEXICO CITY A federal judge on Wednesday granted a U.S. government request to drop drug charges against former Mexican Defense Minister Salvador Cienfuegos and return him to Mexico, a move Mexico said would restore trust in the countries' severely strained security ties.

Mexico president moves against subcontracting, aiming to end labor abuses

13 Nov 2020

MEXICO CITY President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday said he was submitting a bill to Congress that would sharply limit companies' ability to subcontract labor in Mexico, a practice he called detrimental to workers' rights and benefits as well as state employment tax revenues.

UPDATE 3-Mexico president moves against subcontracting, aiming to end labor abuses

13 Nov 2020

MEXICO CITY, Nov 12 President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday said he was submitting a bill to Congress that would sharply limit companies' ability to subcontract labor in Mexico, a practice he called detrimental to workers' rights and benefits as well as state employment tax revenues.

Corpses lie unclaimed on Day of the Dead in violent Mexican state

01 Nov 2020

CHILPANCINGO, Mexico For Ben Yehuda Martinez, head of forensic services in the violence-torn Mexican state of Guerrero, there is more to celebrating Day of the Dead than arranging a colorful altar with flowers and photos. | Video

Amazon announces $100 million logistics investment in Mexico

22 Oct 2020

MEXICO CITY Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday it has invested $100 million in opening new warehouses in Mexico, including its first shipping centers outside the populous capital area, in a bid to offer faster deliveries.

Amazon bets on Prime Day in Latin America to battle local rivals

13 Oct 2020

MEXICO CITY Amazon.com Inc's total sales have soared during the coronavirus pandemic, yet in Latin America, the world's biggest online retailer is locked in a dogfight with local rivals as it rolls out its Prime Day event in Mexico and, for the first time, Brazil.

Mexico's tax prosecutor says two large firms face criminal charges

02 Oct 2020

MEXICO CITY, Oct 1 Two big companies in Mexico face possible criminal charges over taxes after they failed to reach agreements with authorities, a top prosecutor said on Thursday, as officials seek to stop corporate tax evasion with threats of jail time.

SoftBank-backed used-car startup Kavak becomes first Mexican unicorn

01 Oct 2020

MEXICO CITY SoftBank-backed used-car platform Kavak has become Mexico's first tech "unicorn" after reaching a $1.15 billion valuation in its latest funding round last month, Chief Executive Carlos Garcia told Reuters.

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