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How Mexico's leftist president quietly made peace with big business

13 Dec 2019

MEXICO CITY Barely a day goes by without Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador berating business and political elites, whom he blames for fueling the country's poverty and corruption.

Mexico resists U.S. demands on trade deal, wants Senate to back tweaks

03 Dec 2019

MEXICO CITY Mexico's president on Tuesday pushed back against U.S. efforts to subject his country's labor market to external oversight under a new North American trade deal, and said the Mexican Senate should be consulted before new changes are signed off.

Shootings in northern Mexico town kill 20, pile pressure on president

02 Dec 2019

MEXICO CITY Clashes sparked by suspected cartel gunmen in a northern Mexican town killed 20 people this weekend, authorities said, putting more pressure on Mexico's president to curb gang violence after the United States vowed to label the gangs terrorists. | Video

Mexican president voices regret on growth, but says economy fairer

01 Dec 2019

MEXICO CITY Mexico's president conceded on Sunday that economic growth has fallen short of his expectations, but said that wealth is now more fairly distributed as he celebrated a year in office riding high in opinion polls, in defiance of mounting problems.

At least 14 killed in bloody gunfight in northern Mexico

01 Dec 2019

MEXICO CITY Ten suspected cartel gunmen and four police were killed during a shootout on Saturday in a Mexican town near the U.S. border, days after U.S. President Donald Trump raised bilateral tensions by saying he would designate the gangs as terrorists.

Billionaire Slim calls Mexico a 'great opportunity' for institutional investors

28 Nov 2019

MEXICO CITY Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim said on Wednesday that the private sector would step in to help finance ambitious infrastructure projects in Mexico so as long as public finances are healthy and inflation is under control.

Mexico steps up pressure on U.S. Congress to approve trade deal

25 Nov 2019

MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON Mexico's government on Monday ramped up pressure on Democratic lawmakers to approve a new North American trade deal, urging U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to push it through Congress and rejecting demands for greater labor market oversight.

Mexico entered recession in early 2019, dealing blow to president

25 Nov 2019

MEXICO CITY Mexico's economy entered a mild recession during the first half of 2019 and was flat in the third quarter, revised data from the national statistics agency showed on Monday, handing a setback to the plans of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Killing of Americans sucks Mexican president into Trump election vortex

06 Nov 2019

MEXICO CITY The massacre of nine American citizens has dealt a new blow to the Mexican president's aim to free his country of foreign interference, enveloping him in a growing security crisis just as U.S. counterpart Donald Trump seeks re-election.

Cartel gunmen terrorize Mexican city, free El Chapo's son

01 Nov 2019

MEXICO CITY Heavily armed fighters surrounded security forces in a Mexican city on Thursday and made them free one of drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman's sons, after his capture triggered gunbattles and a prison break that sent civilians scurrying for cover. | Video

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