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‘Buen Fin’ Could Be Boon for Mexican Economy


By KYLIE MADRY Mexico’s “Buen Fin” shopping bonanza could be a much-needed boost to the economy – if the country doesn’t slide back into coronavirus lockdown restrictions before then, officials said Wednesday, Nov. 4. The Confederation of National Chambers of Commerce, Services and Tourism (Concanaco Servytur) announced that this could be the highest-earning Buen Fin yet, hoping to top 2019’s

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Mexico City AG Requests Extradition of Ex-Police Chief

By KYLIE MADRY The Mexico City Attorney General’s Office has asked the United States to extradite a longtime Mexican official accused of stealing millions of pesos while in office, a spokesman announced during a press conference Saturday, Oct. 31. The previous day, the Mexico City Attorney General’s Office, along with the Morelos Attorney General’s Office, searched the house of Raymundo

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Mexican Senate Shoots Down ‘Big Brother’ Surveillance Bill

By KYLIE MADRY A controversial proposal by Mexico’s Treasury Secretariat that would have allowed Tax Administration Service (SAT) auditors to take photos and videos during auditing visits was shot down by the Senate late Thursday, Oct. 30, after having slid through the country’s lower legislative house earlier in the week. The bill had caused worry among many Mexican taxpayers, especially

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Mexican Governors Threaten AMLO With Legal, Political Battles

By KYLIE MADRY  Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) has long been disliked by members of the opposition parties, who formed the country’s ruling class until AMLO and his National Regeneration Movement (Morena) took power. That distaste is turning into open revolt, as the president faces threats from the rightwing National Anti-AMLO Front (Frena), the newly formed Sí por

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AMLO Declares War on Outsourcing

By KYLIE MADRY Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) once again sparked controversy, this time declaring his intention to ban outsourcing in Mexico during his morning press conference on Tuesday, Oct. 27. This is AMLO’s latest target in his war on corruption, with the president saying that outsourcing only allows businesses to skirt tax laws and avoid paying employees

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Record Deaths Suggest Major Covid-19 Undercount

Sanitization in Mexico City

By KYLIE MADRY An almost 40 percent increase in deaths from a typical year suggests that Mexico’s official covid-19 count is much lower than the actual death toll. Mexico published its “excess death” statistics late Sunday, Oct. 25, with 193,170 more deaths through September than in an average year. Officially, 88,924 people in Mexico have died of covid-19, about half

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