Tag Archives: Mexico

Shot Across The Bow: Mexico Considers Boycott Of U.S. Corn

MEXICO CITY—Every weekday, Antonio Godinez Vera turns imported American corn into feed for Mexican livestock. Some of that U.S. corn is also used to make tortillas, a staple of the Mexican diet. Corn is also a symbol of Mexico itself. … Continue reading

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Canceled Ford Plant Adds To Mexico’s Economic Frustrations

San Luis Potosi state lost out on more than a billion dollars in investment and thousands of jobs when Ford changed plans and nixed a factory. Angry locals pin the blame directly on Donald Trump.

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Mexico Considers Retaliation Should U.S. Withdraw From NAFTA

MEXICO CITY, DF – Mexicans are anxious about the future of  the North American Free Trade Agreement, and how the incoming administration of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump may seek to change or even withdraw from the agreement. Mexican officials are now speaking with Asian … Continue reading

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With More Nationalities Seen in Border Apprehensions, a Changing Face of Migration

TONALA, Mexico — The face of migration from Central America and Mexico to the United States appears to be changing. Immigration arrest statistics from Mexico for the first six months of 2016 mirror a rise in detentions in the same timeframe by U.S. border … Continue reading

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Trump To Meet With Mexican President Ahead Of Immigration Speech

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s office said he invited both Trump and Hillary Clinton to visit Mexico. Peña Nieto has been highly critical of Trump, likening him to both Mussolini and Hitler.

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Son of ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán Released Unharmed After Kidnapping

When the son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán and five others were abducted from a restaurant on Mexico’s Pacific coast last week, analysts said revenge attacks would follow. The younger Guzmán is wanted by the U.S. for … Continue reading

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Victor Valdez, the Singing Man of Boquillas, Dies

An iconic figure of the West Texas borderlands has died. Victor Valdez of Boquillas, Mexico was beloved by many for his singing that often welcomed visitors to his small town on the Rio Grande. He was a lifelong resident of … Continue reading

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Lorne Matalon, Texas Fronteras Desk Correspondent, Chosen as 2016-2017 UT Energy Journalism Fellow

Lorne Matalon, the Fronteras Desk correspondent for Texas based at Marfa Public Radio and West Texas Public Radio, has been selected as the next Energy Journalism Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin for 2016-2017. Matalon was awarded the fellowship opportunity … Continue reading

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Amnesty International Releases Report on Torture of Women by Mexican Authorities

MARFA, Texas — Amnesty International has released a report that details physical and psychological torture of women arrested by Mexico’s army and police. This reinforces the United Nations’ conclusion that torture is commonplace in Mexico. In April, a video was leaked showing Mexican police and soldiers suffocating a … Continue reading

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The Costs Behind a Migrant Crisis: Migrants Run Dangerous Gauntlet On Guatemala-Mexico Border

This is the third in a five-part series from the Fronteras Desk called “The Costs Behind a Migrant Crisis.” Listen back to part one and two. ARRIAGA, Chiapas — The town of Arriaga in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas perfectly encapsulates how migration … Continue reading

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