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Marriage of convenience: what Mexico's leftist leader gets out of Trump

07 Jul 2020

MEXICO CITY When Mexico's leader enters the White House to meet President Donald Trump on Wednesday, he will do so not only as a hostage to the whims of his U.S. counterpart, but also as partner in an unlikely alliance that has benefited both men.

Mexican president to hold first meeting with Trump, Democrats unimpressed

02 Jul 2020

MEXICO CITY Mexico's president and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump will hold their first meeting on July 8 in Washington, officials said on Wednesday, sparking complaints from Democratic lawmakers, who saw it as a political stunt with elections looming.

New North American trade deal launches under cloud of disputes, coronavirus

01 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY/OTTAWA A modernized U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade pact took effect on Wednesday, ensuring continuity for manufacturers and agriculture, but the threat of disputes is exposing cracks in what was meant to be a stronger North American fortress of competitiveness.

Coronavirus slump threatens Mexican president's crusade on poverty

01 Jul 2020

MEXICO CITY When President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador won office with the biggest popular mandate since Mexico's transition to democracy, he pledged to transform the country from the bottom up, putting the poor first.

New North American trade deal launches under growing threat of disputes

01 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY/OTTAWA The revamped trade pact between the United States, Canada and Mexico taking effect on Wednesday was meant to create a kind of fortress North America, boosting the region's competitiveness - but cracks are already starting to show in the foundation.

Mexican president's Trump visit scheduled for next week

01 Jul 2020

MEXICO CITY Mexico's president is poised to hold a first meeting with his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, next week after the Mexican government said on Tuesday his delegation had received an invitation to Washington for July 8-9.

Mexican president visit to Trump middle of next week: sources

01 Jul 2020

MEXICO CITY A visit by Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to Washington to meet his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump has been planned for around the middle of next week, two sources familiar with the matter said.

Mexican president makes economic case for risky Trump visit

25 Jun 2020

MEXICO CITY Mexico's president on Thursday said an upcoming meeting with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump was a matter of economic necessity even as diplomats questioned the wisdom of making his first foreign visit to a man widely reviled by Mexicans.

Mexico's coronavirus death surge puts testing regime under the microscope

16 Jun 2020

MEXICO CITY Mexico went into the coronavirus outbreak insisting it would beat the pandemic without mass testing, but with deaths surging as it prepares to exit lockdown, the strategy looks increasingly untenable.

Mexican president hits the road again under pall of coronavirus deaths

28 May 2020

MEXICO CITY President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday he would restart his tours of Mexico, gambling on his ability to control the narrative that the country is bouncing back from the coronavirus outbreak even as death tolls and infections hit record highs.

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