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Analysis: Arrest of ex-army chief puts Mexican president's plans under siege

17 Oct 2020

MEXICO CITY The spectacular fall from grace of Mexico's previous armed forces supremo has raised awkward questions about the president's reliance on the military to fight drug gangs and manage an increasing portfolio of vital civilian infrastructure.

UPDATE 1-Mexican airline Volaris sees consolidation of market gains made in pandemic

16 Oct 2020

MEXICO CITY, Oct 16 Mexican low-cost airline Volaris expects to consolidate much of the market it has gained during the coronavirus pandemic, though annual revenues are unlikely to return to pre-pandemic levels before 2022, the company's chief executive said.

U.S. water row puts Mexican president in opposition sights

08 Oct 2020

MEXICO CITY Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's desire to placate the United States in a dispute over water has given the beleaguered opposition a flag to rally around as it tries to loosen his grip on the national agenda.

Mexico unveils private-backed $14 billion investment plan to lift ailing economy

05 Oct 2020

MEXICO CITY Mexico's government presented an almost $14 billion infrastructure investment plan on Monday as President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador seeks to repair rocky relations with business leaders and lift the struggling economy.

Brazil economy outshines Mexico after surprise role reversal

04 Sep 2020

BRASILIA/MEXICO CITY The divergence between Latin America's two largest economies, Brazil and Mexico, is widening as the region's most prominent left- and right-wing leaders adopt stridently different fiscal responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mexican president forges crucible for corruption fight, eyeing key vote

28 Aug 2020

MEXICO CITY Gearing up for a key election next year, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has wielded corruption as both a stick with which to beat political adversaries, and a lightning rod to deflect criticism from his record in office.

Exclusive: Mexico tacks on request to Sempra unit's LNG export permit, say sources

21 Aug 2020

MEXICO CITY Mexico's government wants the local unit of Sempra Energy to build another export facility to help sell off excess natural gas in return for granting the energy infrastructure company a historic export permit, according to three people familiar with the matter.

UPDATE 2-Former Pemex boss points finger at ex-Mexican president in graft scandal

12 Aug 2020

MEXICO CITY, Aug 11 A former head of Mexican state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) accused of corruption has sought to blame the wrongdoing on his former boss, ex-President Enrique Pena Nieto, and a top aide, said Attorney General Alejandro Gertz on Tuesday.

Mexico president wants plan to execute energy vision by late Sept -sources

11 Aug 2020

MEXICO CITY, Aug 11 Mexico's president has given officials until late September to craft a plan to reassert state control over the energy industry as an alternative to constitutional change to achieve the same goals, according to three people familiar with the matter.

Mexico nabs 'El Marro', fuel theft king blamed for surge in drug violence

03 Aug 2020

MEXICO CITY Mexican security forces on Sunday captured Jose Antonio Yepez, a notorious drug gang leader and fuel thief blamed for fanning a sharp surge in violence that has severely tested the government of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

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