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Trump has already created a crisis for Mexico’s new president

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Mexico’s new president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, rose to power on the promise that he would tackle the country’s rampant corruption and violence. That will have to wait, as he faces a more urgent matter: the migrant … Continue reading

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Mexico students v the state: Anniversary of 1968 massacre reopens recent wounds

Student leader Myrthokleia González was addressing the crowd in the square from an apartment balcony when she heard the first shots. She thought they were blanks at first and tried to calm the panicking protesters below. But Ms González realised … Continue reading

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LBC Radio interview about the Aeromexico plane crash

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Prospects for health in Mexico after the presidential election

The country’s president-elect faces a tough challenge to redress the health system, but his stance on corruption might help. Read the article at The Lancet (login required)

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The cartel’s deadly grip on Mexico’s elections

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — There is no escaping the fact that Chapultepec Avenue has changed since the Jalisco New Generation cartel tried to kill the former state prosecutor. Despite enjoying a reputation as one of Mexico’s trendiest locations, business has slowed in the … Continue reading

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LBC Radio interview about Mexico’s 2018 elections

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Central Americans are more afraid of their home countries than Trump

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Like most migrants stopping in Guadalajara on their way to the United States, Ricardo made it here by riding on top of the trans-Mexico freight train commonly known as “The Beast.” The 22-year-old Honduran arrived at the … Continue reading

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Murky business: A hunt for answers as children fall sick around Mexico lake

AGUA CALIENTE, Mexico (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Eduardo Baltazar is the youngest person in the tiny Mexican village of Agua Caliente to have a kidney transplant, undergoing the life-saving surgery a month shy of his 13th birthday. The boy is … Continue reading

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Rex Tillerson promotes US ties during Mexico trip

Rex Tillerson, US secretary of state, struck a conciliatory tone during a visit to Mexico, saying the neighbouring countries had an opportunity to upgrade their economic relationship. Read the complete article at The Financial Times

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BBC interview about the fireworks explosion in Tultepec, Mexico

Interview for the BBC radio show “Good Morning Scotland.”

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