Across the Rio Grande

A US federal court rejected the Mexican government’s $10 billion lawsuit against US-based gun manufacturers, which accused the companies of facilitating the trafficking of weapons across the US-Mexico border to drug cartels, Reuters reported. Last year, the Mexican government sued a number of gunmakers, including Smith...

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The Big Stall

The special prosecutor investigating the 2014 kidnapping and disappearance of 43 students in southern Mexico resigned this week, a move that raised concerns among the students’ families about the lagging pace of the long-running probe, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced...

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The General’s Generals

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is attempting to introduce a constitutional amendment to extend the military’s control over policing, a move that many critics called a slide toward authoritarianism, the Associated Press reported. López Obrador proposed plans to make the quasi-military National Guard a part...

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The Golden Goose

The party of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador won four of six governorships in the country’s regional elections, a victory that further consolidates its power ahead of the 2024 presidential elections, the Associated Press reported Monday. Results showed that López Obrador’s National Regeneration Movement –...

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We’re Open

Mexico’s president failed to secure enough votes in parliament to amend the constitution and implement a sweeping energy reform bill, which had spooked investors and the United States, the Financial Times reported Monday. Opposition lawmakers in the lower house voted against the legislation, denying President Andrés...

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Symbolic Victory

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador overwhelmingly won Sunday’s recall referendum, a plebiscite that he himself had proposed to ask voters whether he should step down or continue his six-year term, the Wall Street Journal reported. The country’s electoral agency said that more than 90 percent...

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