Mexico minimizes U.S. role in drug kingpin’s capture

07/18/2022

Source: Reuters

Mexico’s president on Monday downplayed the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)’s role in last week’s capture of drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero, exposing tensions over security cooperation despite the major cross-border win.

The head of the DEA had hailed the arrest as the product of joint cooperation, but President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador repeatedly sought to paint a different picture.

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Tras detención de Cienfuegos, México frenó extradición de capos a EU

30/06/2022

Fuente: Milenio

Luego de la detención en Estados Unidos del general Salvador Cienfuegos, la cancillería mexicana frenó el ritmo de extradiciones de narcotraficantes a aquel país. El arresto del ex secretario de la Defensa Nacional, ocurrido en octubre de 2020, “enfureció” a la administración del presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador, revelan documentos del Capitolio.

A través de solicitudes de acceso a la información, la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores (SRE) entregó a MILENIO un listado detallado de las extradiciones concedidas en los últimos años. En estas bitácoras puede observarse que las expatriaciones de connacionales por asociación delictuosa, delitos contra la salud y lavado de dinero han ido a la baja.

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What the tragedy in San Antonio reveals about migration from Mexico

06/29/2022

Source: The Washington Post

Soon after the horrific discovery of more than 40 dead migrants (the number would eventually grow to 53) and several injured inside a tractor-trailer in San Antonio, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) tried to use the tragedy to score a political point. “These deaths are on Biden,” Abbott tweeted. “They are a result of his deadly open border policies.”

His statement was disingenuous. In reality, the conditions that led dozens of human beings — including several children — to pile up inside a truck, without water or proper ventilation, is not the sole responsibility of the U.S. president. It is a failure shared by many regional actors, including the governor of Texas himself, who has made the dehumanization of the immigrant community a recurring political ploy.

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“Necesito abortar”: las mujeres de EE.UU. que buscan ayuda en México para interrumpir sus embarazos

06/27/2022

Fuente: BBC

Con 23 años y un bebé de apenas cuatro meses, Anna* tenía claro que no se podía permitir otro embarazo. Pero también sabía que en Texas, con una de las legislaciones estatales sobre el aborto más restrictivas de Estados Unidos, no iba a poder interrumpirlo. Así que encontró un número de teléfono en las redes sociales y simplemente escribió por WhatsApp: “Necesito abortar”.

El mensaje lo recibió Sandra Cardona en Monterrey, México. Cardona fundó hace seis años en la capital del norteño estado de Nuevo León la Red Necesito Abortar, a la que bautizó así precisamente para que, quien la requiriera, la encontrara fácilmente en Google y en las redes sociales.

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US Poised to Escalate Claim Mexico Violated Free-Trade Pact

06/24/2022

Source: Bloomberg

The US is preparing to escalate its complaints that Mexico’s state-favoring energy policies violate the nations’ free-trade agreement, people familiar with the matter said, a move that would risk exacerbating tensions between the countries’ governments.

US Trade Representative Katherine Tai’s office in recent weeks has been working on a request for formal consultations under the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement and discussing it with other agencies, according to the people, who asked not to be identified without permission to speak publicly. The timing for the request is still being determined, the people said.

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EU ‘cazó’ desde 2019 a 499 ‘terroristas’ en frontera con México

02/06/2022

Fuente: Milenio

En los últimos tres años y medio, 499 personas que fueron marcadas por el FBI como “terroristas” han sido detenidas en la frontera mexicana en su intento de ingresar a Estados Unidos.

Una investigación de MILENIO, con base en informes y estadísticas de la Agencia de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP), del FBI (Buró Federal de Investigaciones) y del Departamento de Estado, revela las dimensiones de los esfuerzos de algunos extranjeros para utilizar a México como puerta de entrada al país vecino y que Washington considera como un peligro para su seguridad.

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Biden administration scrambles to avoid embarrassing boycott from Latin American summit set for next month

05/24/22

Source: CNN

The participation of Latin American countries in a high-profile regional summit is still in flux, just weeks from when it’s scheduled to take place in California amid record migration throughout the Western Hemisphere.

Earlier this month, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Mexico’s participation will not be confirmed until the US invites every country in the hemisphere, arguing that no country should be excluded from the summit. US officials have repeatedly said the governments of Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela will not be invited to the summit due to their human rights records.

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US study predicts soaring emissions, electricity cost under new reform

Source: Mexico News Daily

Carbon emissions and power generation costs will both increase substantially if President López Obrador’s proposed electricity reform passes Congress, according to a United States government agency.

Sent to Congress at the start of October, the constitutional bill would guarantee 54% of the power market to the state-owned Federal Electricity Commission (CFE).

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U.S. energy transition to create Mexico auto jobs, climate envoy Kerry says

Source: Reuters

Mexico’s manufacturing sector stands to benefit from a U.S. transition away from fossil fuels including through the creation of jobs for making electric vehicles, John Kerry, climate adviser to U.S. President Joe Biden, said on Monday.

“Mexico’s industrial base, already deeply integrated with the rest of North America, absolutely stands to benefit from the energy transition,” Kerry said alongside Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in Mexico’s Chiapas state, near the southern border with Guatemala.

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African migrants ‘forgotten’ on dangerous treks to US: Report

Source: Al Jazeera

An increasing number of African migrants moving through Latin America to seek asylum in the United States demands greater attention and humanitarian responses, a new report has urged, as these asylum seekers face unique challenges along their routes.

The US, Latin American countries and international groups must better manage the flow of a group of people facing more danger, abuse and racism on an already perilous journey, the US-based Migration Policy Institute (MPI) said in its report, titled “African Migration through the Americas”.

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