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Montevideo, September 30th 2023 - 12:47 UTC

Tag: Mexico

  • Monday, September 11th 2023 - 10:40 UTC

    Chile: AMLO joins Boric in remembering Allende

    Allende “was a humanist, a good man, a victim of scoundrels,” the Mexican President said

    Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) said Sunday in Santiago that he admired late Chilean President Salvador Allende, who was “a victim of scoundrels.” The visiting leader made those remarks on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the military coup d'état by General Augusto Pinochet Ugarte, which overthrew the Socialist head of state and started a 17-year dictatorship.

  • Saturday, September 9th 2023 - 10:47 UTC

    Mexican president lands in Colombia for talks with Petro

    AMLO and Petro attended the closing of a conference on drugs in Cali

    Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador met in Cali with his Colombian colleague Gustavo Petro on the first day of his official trip to Colombia, it was reported. Both heads of state attended the closing of the three-day Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Drugs.

  • Thursday, September 7th 2023 - 10:22 UTC

    Abortion legal nationwide, Mexico's Supreme Court rules

    Those currently prosecuted or convicted of abortion practices must now be acquitted, Justice Ana Margarita Ríos Farjat argued

    Mexico's Supreme Court Wednesday ruled in favor of suppressing the articles of the Federal Criminal Code criminalizing the termination of pregnancy, thus turning abortion legal nationwide, it was reported.

  • Thursday, September 7th 2023 - 10:05 UTC

    Mexico's next president will be a woman

    The granddaughter of Jewish families from Bulgaria and Lithuania, Sheinbaum calls herself “a daughter of '68”

    Former Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum has been appointed to run for president on behalf of the ruling National Regeneration Movement (Morena) Party in 2024. Sheinbaun was elected through a controversial process of surveys which ended up showing she had about 40% of the voting intention. Sheinbaum's main rival in the primaries, former Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, questioned the validity of the mechanism.

  • Wednesday, August 2nd 2023 - 10:30 UTC

    Pacific Alliance: Peru takes over pro tempore presidency

    Since its beginnings in 2011, the Pacific Alliance constituted “an integration mechanism that was pragmatic, free of politicization,” Gervasi said

    During a ceremony held Tuesday in Santiago, Peruvian Foreign Minister Ana Cecilia Gervasi received the pro tempore presidency of the Pacific Alliance from her Chilean counterpart Alberto van Klaveren, thus bringing to an end the controversy sparked when Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) refused to acknowledge Dina Boluarte as the legitimate head of state following Pedro Castillo Terrones' impeachment on Dec. 7 last.

  • Monday, July 3rd 2023 - 10:09 UTC

    Peru to assume pro tempore presidency of Pacific Alliance

    Mathews also highlighted Peru's performance in terms of export progress

    Peru will finally take over the pro tempore presidency of the Pacific Alliance (PA) on Aug. 1, after which progress is expected in trade, tourism, and investments, Foreign Trade Minister Juan Carlos Mathews said Sunday in a TV interview.

  • Thursday, June 29th 2023 - 10:40 UTC

    Chile takes on mediating role in Pacific Alliance crisis

    AMLO refuses to hand over the pro tempore presidency of the Pacific Alliance to Peru's Dina Boluarte

    After Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) failed to pass on the pro tempore presidency of the Pacific Alliance to Peru citing illegitimacy on the part of President Dina Boluarte's government, Chile announced Wednesday that it was assuming the position for a month, in a move to unblock such a transfer.

  • Wednesday, June 14th 2023 - 09:20 UTC

    AMLO picks former ECLAC boss for FM post

    Bárcena was the first woman to head the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

    Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) Tuesday announced he had picked former Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Executive Secretary Alicia Bárcena as the country's next foreign minister following the resignation of Marcelo Ebrard to devote himself to his electoral run.

  • Wednesday, June 7th 2023 - 10:16 UTC

    Mexican FM to resign, wants to focus on presidential bid

    Ebrard had already announced in March his intention to be the next president

    Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard Tuesday announced that he would be resigning from his job to dedicate himself to the 2024 presidential campaign on behalf of the ruling National Regeneration Movement (Morena). Ebrard, 63, said that he will formally leave his post on June 12.

  • Friday, June 2nd 2023 - 11:12 UTC

    Dozens of bags with human remains found in Mexico; government admits 100,000 missing people

    Disappearance crimes are common in Mexico, especially in cities rife with drug cartel activity such as Guadalajara

    Mexican police have discovered dozens of bags with human remains, during a search operation for seven young workers of a call center who went missing a week ago, Mexican prosecution said on Thursday.