US to lower Mexico’s aviation safety rating

The American government is making preparations to lower the aviation safety rating of Mexico, thereby preventing Mexican airlines from adding additional flights from the United States, according to knowledgeable sources. An announcement is expected to be made on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) intended step, which ensues a protracted assessment of Mexico's oversight of aviation. … Continue reading US to lower Mexico’s aviation safety rating

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Biden focused on ending Trump’s migration policies

US President Joe Biden on Tuesday will order a major review of asylum processing at the US-Mexico border and the asylum and legal immigration systems that will dismantle portions of former President Donald Trump’s hardline policies, according to a fact sheet circulated on Tuesday. Biden planned to sign orders on family separation, border security and … Continue reading Biden focused on ending Trump’s migration policies

Coronavirus: What you should know before traveling to Mexico

Traveling in Mexico is safe during the coronavirus pandemic if one follows sanitary protocols established by the destination where one travels, says the United States ambassador to Mexico. Christopher Landau told the newspaper El Financiero Wednesday during a culture and tourism event that he’s seen how seriously restaurants, hotels and other tourism-related businesses take Covid safety protocols … Continue reading Coronavirus: What you should know before traveling to Mexico

Coronavirus: Mexico runs out of death certificates

Mexico’s deputy health minister said the government had ordered 1.1 million additional death certificates be printed as several parts of the country ran out and Covid-19 cases continue to soar. Mexico has registered over 66,000 coronavirus-related fatalities, putting it fourth in terms of Covid-19 deaths behind the U.S., Brazil and India. The World Health Organization … Continue reading Coronavirus: Mexico runs out of death certificates

US court ends Trump policy keeping migrants stranded in Mexixo

A U.S. federal appeals court in San Francisco on Friday blocked a Trump administration policy that has forced tens of thousands of migrants to wait in Mexico for months for hearings in U.S. immigration courts. A 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel found the plaintiffs were likely to succeed in their argument that the … Continue reading US court ends Trump policy keeping migrants stranded in Mexixo

Nightclub fire kills dozens in Mexico

At least 23 people were killed and 10 others injured after a nightclub caught fire in eastern Mexico on Tuesday night, local authorities confirmed. The fire started at a bar in Coatzacoalcos, a port city in Mexico and the attorney general’s office said the incident could be a deliberate attack. Eight of those killed were … Continue reading Nightclub fire kills dozens in Mexico

Mexico has a high rate of violence against women

Mexico City police have suspended six officers as part of investigations into the rape of two teenage girls. The allegations by the teenagers, who claim members of the police force raped them earlier this month, prompted hundreds of protesters to fill city streets demanding justice. A 17-year-old girl claimed four police officers raped her in their patrol car, while a 16-year-old … Continue reading Mexico has a high rate of violence against women

Pipeline explosion kills dozens in Mexico

At least 21 people have been killed and more than 70 others injured after a explosion at a pipeline leaking fuel in central Mexico. Locals were collecting the spilling petrol in buckets and rubbish bins when the fuel ignited on Friday, officials said. The leak was caused by an illegal tap that fuel thieves had … Continue reading Pipeline explosion kills dozens in Mexico

Who will benefit most from Trump’s border wall?

  As a billionaire developer, Donald Trump built casinos, luxe condo towers and lush golf courses. Now, as president, Trump aims to develop perhaps his most ambitious and surely his most contentious project yet: A wall along the nearly 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border. How? At what cost? And who would benefit? Much remains unknown. Ultimately, though, experts … Continue reading Who will benefit most from Trump’s border wall?

Trump isn’t building a wall – John Kelly

  Outgoing White House chief John Kelly said in an interview published on Sunday that U.S. President Donald Trump's idea of building a "wall" at the Mexico border was dropped earlier. Building a solid "wall" along the 3,200-kilometer U.S.-Mexico frontier was a central plank of Trump's 2016 election campaign. As a partial government shutdown entered … Continue reading Trump isn’t building a wall – John Kelly