Mexico and U.S. vow to expand cooperation to address immigration in high-level talks


Source: Reuters

Top Mexican and U.S. officials discussed increasing bilateral cooperation to address immigration during a meeting in Mexico City, the Mexican foreign ministry said in a statement on Tuesday evening.

Mexican Foreign Ninister Marcelo Ebrard met in Mexico City with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan and the National Security Council’s senior director for the Western Hemisphere, Juan Gonzalez.


Mexico bars former cabinet secretary from holding office


Source: AP

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico announced Tuesday it has barred former Treasury and Foreign Relations Secretary Luis Videgaray from holding public office there for 10 years, after finding he failed to accurately report his holdings, income or properties between late 2012 and 2016.

The Department of Public Service said it was the maximum punishment allowed for the violation. Mexican government employees and elected officials above a certain level are required to file income disclosure forms.


Mexican FM urges ‘exhaustive’ probe into Egypt tourist deaths

9/16/2015  Al Arabiya News

mexican-flag1Mexican Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu called Wednesday for an “exhaustive” investigation into the accidental killing of eight Mexican tourists in Egypt by security forces, after visiting survivors in hospital.
“The message that I bring from Mexico is that our country is very concerned that this is an unprecedented incident… We expect an exhaustive and complete and comprehensive and transparent investigation,” she told reporters.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry pledged a quick and transparent investigation into the incident.

Reading out a joint statement at a press conference with his visiting Mexican counterpart, Shoukry said Egypt had committed “to carry out a prompt, thorough and transparent investigation” into the deaths.

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Calderon: Cuba Trip in Doubt After Havana Barred Mexico Flights

Latin American Herald Tribune, 5/09/2009

422px-felipe_calderon_hMexican President Felipe Calderon suggested he might cancel a visit to Cuba tentatively set for next month because Havana suspended flights to and from Mexico in reaction to the swine-flu outbreak blamed for more than 40 deaths in this country.

That possible cancelation of the president’s trip to Cuba “could be one of the unforeseen consequences of decisions that have no technical basis,” Calderon said in an interview Thursday night with the Televisa network.

After Mexico decreed a health alert on April 23 due to the outbreak of the AH1N1 virus, several Latin American countries began canceling flights to that nation and the first to do so was Cuba.

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