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Julia Love

Mexican former minister detained, deepening president's anti-graft quest

13 Aug 2019

MEXICO CITY A judge ordered a former Mexican Cabinet minister to be detained pending a trial over suspected losses to taxpayers, her lawyer said on Tuesday, opening a new front in President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's campaign to eradicate corruption.

Japan's SoftBank chases more deals with Mexican startups

09 Aug 2019

MEXICO CITY Japan's SoftBank Group Corp is in advanced talks to invest in Mexican used car platform Kavak and financial technology firm Konfio, several people familiar with the matter said, underscoring the company's interest in Mexico as it pours money into Latin America.

Asylum seekers anxiously cross into U.S. as new policy kicks in

18 Jul 2019

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico Fear over new U.S. curbs on almost all asylum seekers spread this week among migrants at its southern border, but some on waiting lists in Mexican cities found the gates to the United States stayed open, despite a much higher bar to stay.

Facing new asylum curb, nerves for those waiting at U.S.-Mexico border

16 Jul 2019

CIUDAD JUAREZ Number 12,026 - better known as Marcial Artigas, 33, from Holguin, Cuba - waited nervously at a migration office at the U.S.-Mexico border as a Mexican official called out numbers from a long list of hopefuls waiting to cross to the United States. | Video

As Mexico Finance Minister departs, tycoon's role in government raises questions

10 Jul 2019

MEXICO CITY At the heart of former finance minister Carlos Urzua's abrupt exit from the Mexican government was a dispute with President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's chief of staff, a millionaire who has placed business associates in influential government posts.

Uber partners with BBVA, Mastercard to offer debit cards in Mexico

02 Jul 2019

MEXICO CITY Uber Technologies Inc is partnering with bank BBVA and payments processor Mastercard to launch a debit card for drivers in Mexico, an Uber executive said on Tuesday, the company's latest gambit to promote banking in a country that runs on cash.

Asylum seekers say U.S. officials returned them to Mexico but kept their IDs

31 May 2019

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico/SAN FRANCISCO Virginia, an 18-year-old from Guatemala who is seeking asylum in the United States, had just one form of identification on her long journey north: her birth certificate. | Video

Mexico tax plan for Uber creates friction among ride hailing firms

20 May 2019

MEXICO CITY Mexico on Monday detailed plans to withhold tax from drivers for ride-hailing and food delivery firms such as Uber Technologies Inc and Rappi, but China's Didi said it would not take part in the arrangement, sparking friction within the industry.

U.S. campaign against Huawei hits a snag south of the border

09 May 2019

MEXICO CITY After a long push in Mexico, China's Huawei landed a coveted job in 2017: supplying equipment for the country's so-called "red compartida," an ambitious telecommunications network built for carriers delivering the latest generation of technology.

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