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The Little Town that Could, and Did, and Then Didn’t, and Now Wants to Again

  By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS As a tourist destination, Iguala, the little town in the northeastern corner of the Mexican coastal state of Guerrero, gets a bad rap. Irreparably linked to the 2014 disappearance of 43 rural teachers’ college students who were allegedly disappeared by government forces in the nearby town of Ayotzinapa after they had commandeered a bus to travel

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AMLO Refuses to Impose Sanctions on Russia

By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF Although Mexico “is opposed the invasion of any country’s sovereign territory by another,” Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) said Tuesday. March 1, that his government will not impose any economic sanctions against Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. “Mexico is not going to impose any type of economic reprisal (against Russia) because

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AMLO: Moscow’s (Faithful) Man in Mexico

OPINION By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s (AMLO) lukewarm response to Russia’s flagrant invasion of Ukraine on Thursday, Feb. 24, really shouldn’t come as any great surprise. After all, Russia is a longtime backer of AMLO’s leftist National Regeneration Movement (Morena) government, having allegedly financed at least part of López Obrador’s 2018 presidential campaign, according to some

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US Protests Mexico’s USMCA Violations, Closes Ports

By KELIN DILLON On Wednesday, Jan. 12, U.S. legislators sent a letter to the head of U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai protesting purported repeated infractions of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) committed by partner countries Mexico and Canada, going so far as to directly ask for intervention by U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration into the issue.  Highlighting delays and

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Pemex Rewarded with Oil Megafield Same Day as Fireball

By KELIN DILLON Mexico’s state-owned oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) was reportedly handed the lucrative operation of the Zama megafield in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, July 2, the same day a burst Pemex pipeline caused a huge fireball in the ocean, which attracted attention and criticism worldwide. Discovered in 2017 by private company Talos Energy, the Zama megafield

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