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Mexican ruling party to pick presidential candidate on February 18

The PRI will select its candidate for next July's presidential election via a national convention. MEXICO CITY: Mexico's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) said on Thursday registration for PRI contenders in the July 2018 presidential election will begin on December 3, and that a nationa

FREE MALAYSIA TODAY - 2017-11-24 11:34:17

Mexico Suffers Deadliest Month on Record, 2017 Set to Be Worst Year

There were more murders in October in Mexico than in any month over at least 20 years, according to official data, in the latest grim milestone in 2017, a year on course to register the highest homicide tally since modern records began. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's failure to tackle growin

AMREN.COM - 2017-11-24 15:49:29

U.N. rights team to visit Mexico after journalist murders

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Thursday a group of experts on freedom of expression will visit Mexico at the end of November to assess the safety of journalists in the country, one of the most dangerous in the world for reporters. David Kaye, U.N. Special Rapporteur on freedom o

REUTERS - 2017-11-24 01:03:51

Mexico Is Losing the Drug War As Devastating Violence Grips the Nation

October was the deadliest month for Mexico than any month in almost 20 years, proving once again that the war on drugs in that country is far from successful. According to official data by Mexico's Interior Ministry, 2,371 murder investigations opened last month, while 2017 is likely to surpass 2011


Mexico raises minimum wage

MEXICO CITY - Mexico will raise its minimum wage to $4.71 per day next month, President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Tuesday. But a 10 percent hike unlikely to satisfy U.S. and Canadian NAFTA negotiators who see low Mexican salaries as unfair competition. Starting in December, Mexican workers will ear


CTM thugs kill two brothers at the Media Luna mine in Mexico

21.11.2017 Two miners employed by Torex Gold Resources of Mexico were killed by armed thugs hired by the Confederacin de Trabajadores Mexicanos (CTM) during a peaceful strike The CTM thugs attacked the workers, who had been on strike for 17 days at the Media Luna mine in Guerrero. The brothers Vctor


Media Advisory - Unifor National President to visit site of striking Mexican miner murders

MEXICO CITY, Nov. 21, 2017 /CNW/ - Unifor National President Jerry Dias will visit the site where two striking Mexican miners were brutally murdered near the Media Luna mine in Guerrero State, Mexico. "I am saddened and angered that these workers were murdered for standing up for their right to joi


In Mexico, Both Fiery Left and Old Guard Claim Revolution Mantle

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks in Mexico City, on Nov. 20, 2017. Photographer: Marco Ugarte/AP Photo In Mexico, all politicians want to be seen as the true heir of the Revolution a century ago. It places them on the side of the masses, enabling them to identify with the hardships of daily life,


Mexico: Robbery may be motive in slaying of TV executive

MEXICO CITY (AP) Mexican authorities said Monday that the principal line of investigation in the murder of a top executive from Mexican media conglomerate Grupo Televisa is robbery. Mexico state prosecutor Alejandro Gomez Sanchez also said that a bodyguard for the slain Adolfo Lagos who witnessed th


Televisa Exec Adolfo Lagos Shot and Killed in Mexico

Adolfo Lagos, head of Televisa's cable TV platform Izzi, died on Sunday after he was shot by armed men attempting to rob him of his bicycle during a ride outside Mexico City. State of Mexico authorities are investigating the incident, which occurred on Sunday along the Tulancingo-Piramides highway,


Mexico: Vice-president of the Nation's Largest TV Network Murdered

Espanol The serious crime wave that Mexico is currently experiencing makes no distinction between its victims, as demonstrated last Sunday November 19 when Adolfo Lagos Espinosa, vice president of Televisa, the largest television station in Latin America, was murdered. Lagos was intercepted on Sund


Grupo Televisa executive killed in Mexico

A top executive at Mexican broadcaster Grupo Televisa has been shot and killed near the famed Teotihuacan pyramids outside Mexico City. The media giant expressed its condolences for the family of Adolfo Lagos, the chief of Izzi, Televisa's phone and internet arm. The Mexico state prosecutors' off


A NAFTA collapse could push Mexico over the edge

There are two foreign men whose faces you see constantly on the streets of Mexico's capital these days - on magazine covers, on posters and billboards, caricatured on T-shirts and, in the case of one of them, hung as pinatas. That one is Donald Trump. He has achieved a folkloric notoriety in Mexico


Mexico says it will vote with Israel in international bodies

Mexico reportedly has announced that it will change its voting strategy at the U.N. and other international bodies by putting a stop to votes in favor of Palestinian resolutions, reported the UnitedWithIsrael website on Wednesday. Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Figari contacted Israeli Ambassador to


Mexico enacts law targeting disappearances

FILE - In this April 24, 2016 file photo, relatives of 43 missing students who have not been heard from since they were taken by local police in Sept. 2014 in the city of Iguala, Guerrero state, hold photos of their missing loved ones as they listen to an international experts group's report in Mexi


Mexico enacts law to help find thousands missing in gang violence

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico on Thursday undertook to focus more resources on the search for missing people, the number of which has grown dramatically in recent years as gang violence has claimed tens of thousands of lives. President Enrique Pena Nieto signed into law the creation of a national c


Pemex Readies Capital Plans Ahead of Turbulent Election Year

Mexico's state-owned oil and natural gas company Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) last week all but sealed its financial plans for next year with a bond issue of 450 pounds sterling (US$650 million) just before the Mexican Lower House completed a marathon sitting that submitted the complete 2018 federal


Mexico Dithers With Banxico Presidency as CPI Rises, Peso Drops

In two weeks time, the central bank governor of the second-largest economy in Latin America will leave his post. No one seems to have a clear idea of who will replace him. Agustin Carstens announced his plans to leave almost a year ago, yet Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto hasn't even proposed


Cards Against Humanity plans to stop Trump’s border wall 

The makers of the popular game Cards Against Humanity said they will prevent President Trump's proposed wall by purchasing property along the U.S. and Mexico border. As part of its holiday promotion, the Chicago-based company is asking Americans to send $15. In exchange, the company promises to pu


Best Royal Biceps Ever? Queen Letizia Shows Off Her Ridiculously Toned Arms

Queen Letizia has been doing some seriously heavy lifting around the palace! The Spanish royal's impressive tanned biceps were on display at a gala dinner for the World Cancer Leaders Summit in Mexico City on Monday night. In fact, they might only be rivaled by Michelle Obama's famously toned arms!