Mexican president to urge Biden to help migrants get work visas

09/03/2021

Source: Reuters

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday he would send a letter to U.S. President Joe Biden urging him to make it easier for migrants to obtain work as the two governments seek to tackle a jump in immigration.

Migrants who enroll in apprentice or work schemes should be granted temporary work visas of six months to the United States, Lopez Obrador said at a regular news conference.

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Mexico president says containing migrants not enough

09/02/2021

Source: AP

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador expressed frustration with a strategy of containing migrants in the south on Thursday and said he would write to U.S. President Joe Biden to insist that country contribute to his favorite development projects in the region.

The president’s comments came after days of groups of 200 to 300 migrants walking out of the southern city of Tapachula. Mexico’s National Guard and immigration agents have broken up the groups and detained many, in some cases using force that drew heavy criticism.

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Mexico can keep supporting Pemex, finance minister says

09/02/2021

Source: Reuters

MEXICO CITY, Sept 2 (Reuters) – Mexico’s finance minister Rogelio Ramirez de la O said on Thursday that the government is in a position to continue supporting state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex).

Ramirez de la O, who recently took over as finance minister, said at an event organized by Moody’s Investors Service that he expects a closer relationship between Pemex and the finance ministry.

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‘We can’t count on Guanajuato to help combat crime:’ AMLO

08/30/2021

Source: Mexico News Daily

Authorities in Guanajuato – Mexico’s most violent state – are not supporting the federal government in the fight against crime, President López Obrador said Monday.

“What worries me about Guanajuato is insecurity because there is a lot and the government, the Attorney General’s Office in particular, isn’t taking action” he told reporters at his regular news conference.

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Interior minister shuffled to Senate to be replaced by governor of Tabasco

08/27/2021

Source: Mexico Daily News

Olga Sánchez will be replaced by Adán Augusto López to take No. 2 post in federal government

The minister responsible for Mexico’s domestic affairs will return to the Senate and her post will be taken by the governor of Tabasco, President López Obrador announced Thursday afternoon.

Olga Sánchez Cordero, 74, has served as minister of the interior since the López Obrador administration took office on December 1, 2018. She returns to the Senate, to which she was elected in September 2018, prior to which she was a Supreme Court justice for 20 years.

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‘Mexico had enough’: protesters block president from daily televised address

08/27/2021

Source: Reuters

Mexican teachers in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas on Friday blocked President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador from entering a venue in the regional capital where he was due to hold his daily televised news conference.

The leftist president was forced to deliver his remarks via a video call on his phone from a car in Tuxtla Gutierrez, the capital of Chiapas, while inaudible protesters shouting and speaking on a megaphone could be heard in the background.

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Former election opponent of Mexico’s president flees country

08/23/2021

Source: AP

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Former presidential candidate Ricardo Anaya, who was one of several unsuccessful aspirants for Mexico’s top office in the 2018 elections, has fled the country, claiming that charges against him are politically motivated.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador denied Monday that the government is persecuting Anaya. The president said the charges stem from accusations by a former official that legislators like Anaya were paid off to vote for the country’s energy overhaul in 2013 and 2014.

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Mexico president backs cenbank hikes over inflation, but slams board member

8/18/2021

Source: Reuters

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Wednesday backed the central bank’s recent moves to raise interest rates, but took a swipe at a board member for criticizing his plan to allocate International Monetary Fund resources to pay off debt.

“I respect that decision they’re taking because inflation must be kept under control,” he told a regular news conference. “This should be something that matters to all of us.”

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US to send more COVID-19 vaccines to Mexico amid Delta surge

08/11/2021

Source: Al Jazeera

The United States will send up to an additional 8.5 million coronavirus vaccine doses to Mexico, as both countries continue to grapple with a spike in infections fuelled by the highly contagious Delta variant.

Speaking on Tuesday, a day after holding a phone call with US Vice President Kamala Harris, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he expected most adults living along the border with the US will have received their second dose of the vaccine within a month.

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Mexico president to discuss border reopening with U.S.’s Harris

08/09/2021

Source: Reuters

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday he will speak with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris later in the day about fully re-opening the U.S.-Mexico border.

The two will also speak on migration and vaccines against the coronavirus, Lopez Obrador said during his regular morning news conference. The U.S.-Mexico border has been closed to non-essential travel since early in the pandemic.

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