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Mexico’s Aeronautics Chaos Continues Taking Flight

By KELIN DILLON Mexico’s ongoing aeronautics drama – which includes its still-in-effect airspace ranking downgrade by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), repeated chaos at the capital’s airports following said airspace’s redesign and unexpected leaks of the Mexican government’s plans to launch a military-run airline, just to name a few – took a new turn on the morning of Monday,

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Mexican Army Bags ‘Discretionary Funds’ Worth 113 Billion Pesos

By MARK LORENZANA According to documents leaked by hacktivist group Guacamaya, the federal government of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) and the Armed Forces have at their disposal a “discretionary bag” worth 113 billion pesos from a trust fund of Mexico’s National Customs Agency (ANAM). Despite the promise of López Obrador to extinguish trust funds or “fideicomisos” under his

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Navy to Take Full Control of Immigration and Customs at AICM

By MARK LORENZANA Mexico’s Secretariat of the Navy (Semar) will take full control of immigration and customs tasks at the Mexico City International Airport (AICM) “in an effort to combat organized crime,” the director of the AICM, Carlos Velázquez Tiscareño, announced on the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 4. In a press conference, Velázquez Tiscareño said that the Immigration Office at

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AMLO Downplays Cartel Violence, Killings as ‘Political Propaganda’

By MARK LORENZANA For Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), the recent acts of violence in the Mexican states of Baja California, Chihuahua, Guanajuato and Jalisco that left hundreds of people dead and property destroyed is but “an act of propaganda by criminal groups that my political opponents are taking advantage of.” In his daily morning press conference on

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AMLO Government Creates New 25 Billion-Peso Trust Funds

By MARK LORENZANA The Mexican government has just created three new trust funds, or “fideicomisos,” despite a decree by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador in March of 2020 ordering the “extinction” of 109 trust funds to combat corruption. The beneficiaries of the three new discretionary trust funds created by the executive branch — without going through Congress — are the

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AMLO’s Airport Nightmares Take Flight Again

OPINION By KELIN DILLON Just one month after the U.S. Federal Aviation Agency reaffirmed its year-long ranking of Mexico’s airspace as a Category 2, maintaining Mexican airlines’ prohibition from opening new routes in the United States and continuing limitations in their services operations, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) revealed on Wednesday, July 27, that the second terminal of

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