Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday that the sale of the former presidential jet and other aircraft from the last government would help fund efforts to curb migration under a deal struck last week with Washington.Add your comment!
Mexican soldiers, armed police and migration officials blocked hundreds of migrants after they crossed the border from Guatemala in a caravan into southern Mexico, and detained dozens of them, a witness from a migrant aid group and an official said.
Fighting to stave off punitive tariffs announced by U.S. President Donald Trump, a senior Mexican delegation had started high level talks on Monday in Washington, where it will be pushed to do more to hold back Central American migrants.
Mexico's president is expected to score comfortable wins at Sunday's state elections in the first test of his popularity since taking office, with exit polls showing his party taking both governorships up for grabs. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's party was tipped for victory in the central state of Puebla and the northern state of Baja California, despite a weak economy, rampant violence and troubled relations with his US counterpart Donald Trump.
Mexico's president has insisted his government will not be provoked after President Donald Trump announced escalating tariffs on all goods unless Mexico curbed illegal migration. Andrés Manuel López Obrador described Mr Trump's slogan “America First” as a fallacy and said universal justice was more important than borders.
Several thousand people marched through Mexico City on Sunday to demand the resignation of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in the first major protest against the leftist leader in the capital since he took office five months ago.
Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday he would reinforce army and navy troops in Veracruz State, three days after a child was among 13 people killed in a mass shooting there.
Violence in Mexico hit new heights in the first quarter of 2019, with 8,493 murders recorded from January to March, according to official figures. According to the Executive Secretariat of the Public Security National System, that number represents a 9.6% rise on the same period in 2018.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday he will create a Robin Hood institute to return to the people the ill-gotten wealth seized from corrupt politicians and gangsters.
The Mexican president has sent a letter to Spain's King Felipe VI and Pope Francis urging them to apologize for human rights abuses committed during the conquest of the region. Andrés Manuel López Obrador said the indigenous peoples of Mexico had been the victims of massacres.