Mexican newspaper Reforma has received a bomb threat from a man claiming to be from the Sinaloa Cartel, Mexico’s biggest drug trafficking network. The anonymous caller reportedly warned the newspaper against publishing negative news related to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has directed the national Armed Forces to patrol the streets for the next five years, to help mitigate the rising crime rate in the country. The controversial decree comes after Mexico recorded over 2,500 homicides during the month of March. It was the deadliest month since he took office in 2018.
Mexico’s murder rate spiked during the month of March, even as the country went into lockdown to overcome the spread of coronavirus. This is according to the latest figures provided by the government. The report indicates that the homicide rate jumped by 8.46 percent as compared to the month of February.
Across the world, doctors and nurses are celebrated as heroes at the forefront of the coronavirus crisis. In Mexico, however, there is a growing number of Covid-19-related attacks against them. Medical practitioners are wrongly accused of spreading the virus. Over 20 doctors and nurses have been attacked across 12 states in the country since the epidemic started.
The Mexican government is currently grappling with the Covid-19 epidemic, which is threatening to undo years of economic progress. Current projections indicate that the economy could contract by up to 8 percent due to the government’s anti-stimulus approach.
The Jalisco New Generation Cartel and the Sinaloa Cartel are locked in a feud over territory in Chihuahua and Sonora. The most recent clash led to the death of 19 cartel members. Reports indicate that members of the Gente Nueva cartel, which is backed by the Sinaloa Cartel, were ambushed earlier this month by elements of the La Linea crime gang that is supported by the CJNG.
At its daily press conference at the National Palace, the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced that, to date, 5,399 confirmed coronavirus cases have been reported in Mexico. In addition, it has increased the number of deaths associated with the disease to 406. The number of suspected cases had also increased to 10,792, and negative cases to 23,900.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has won a major economic victory for his country in the face of fierce pressure from other OPEC countries. US President Donald Trump recently brokered a deal to have members of the group cut oil production. AMLO, however, refused to cut oil supply by more than 100,000 barrels per day, a move that threatened to reverse progressive talks within the union
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has urged the citizenry to stay indoors amid rising cases of Covid-19 infections. On Friday, the country reported a 20 percent increase in infections, from 585 to 717. His announcement marks a drastic shift in tone from his previous remarks about the virus.
The Mexican President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has demonstrated astounding benightedness, especially when it comes to enacting policies aimed at tackling the coronavirus epidemic that is fast ravaging the country. Governor Luis Miguel Barbosa, who heads the state of Puebla, is the latest leader to publicly pronounce what can only be tagged as reckless disinformation.
Mexico is the United States’ next-door neighbor. Of course, one would expect that the rising number of casualties on the other side of the border would spur the Mexican government into enacting a slew of stringent statutory safeguards to limit the spread of coronavirus. But this is not what’s happening.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador denied on Wednesday that drug lord Jose “El Marro” Yepez was the target of an operation in Celaya. The alleged operation against the kingpin led to skirmishes between members of the Santa Rosa de Lima cartel and the authorities in the city of Celaya.
The murder of a seven-year-old girl in Mexico has fueled anger over the brutal killings of women in the country. Fatima Cecilia Aldrighett, a grade school student, was taken by a stranger from her school in the outskirts of Mexico City on February 11. Fatima’s body was found over the weekend wrapped in a bag, abandoned in a rural area and was identified by genetic testing.
Authorities in Mexico have extradited Ismael Zambada-Imperial, who is also widely known as “El Mayito Gordo,” to the United States. The latest development comes in the wake of attempts by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s administration to save face and further cooperation with the United States government. This is following a spate of violent attacks that have highlighted the government’s failing efforts to contain the growing influence of drug trafficking cartels.
A clash between police and drug traffickers left 14 dead Saturday in the Mexican state of Coahuila, near the US border. The incident comes just days after US President Donald Trump announced that he intended to declare Mexico’s drug cartels “terrorist organizations.”
U.S. President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he would be designating Mexican drug cartels as terrorist networks. The categorization is set to portend a widening rift between the Mexican and U.S. governments, especially when it comes to dealing with drug syndicates.
Bolivian opposition senator Jeanine Áñez declared herself interim president of Bolivia on Tuesday, after the resignation and departure of Evo Morales from the country. The Second Vice President of the Senate made the declaration in a quick parliamentary session that lacked a quorum in the absence of the legislators who support the ex-president.
On Thursday, gun battles between members of the Sinaloa Cartel and Mexican security forces rocked the streets of Culiacan, forcing residents to take cover. The violence stemmed from the capture of Ovidio Guzman López, a son of convicted drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman.
At least 14 police officers died in an armed attack in the municipality of Aguililla, in the western Mexican state of Michoacán, authorities said on Monday. The region has been hit by violence linked to organized crime. According to the local press sources, state police were ambushed in the morning by men aboard armored vans when they were on their way to serving a court order in the area.
Mexico regretted that the Supreme Court of the United States gave the green light to new restrictions on asylum promoted by the administration of President Donald Trump. The regulations directly affect the Latin American country because all applicants who have passed through their territory could not request protection on US soil unless they have done so in Mexico, or another nation, first.
Figures presented Friday by Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard confirm a 56% drop in border apprehensions by the United States in the last four months. Last month, 63,989 migrants were apprehended on the US-Mexico border, compared to 144,266 in May, according to figures from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB).
Armed men attacked a bar in the city of Coatzacoalcos, in the Mexican state of Veracruz, Tuesday. The men closed doors and lit a fire in the bar before escaping. The fire has since claimed 28 lives and left 9 people seriously injured, according to information by the country’s authorities on Wednesday. “Twenty-eight people have died, 25 at the scene, and three in hospitals,” a senior Veracruz official told the media.
Pemex, Mexican oil company workers will receive a bonus of approximately $5,545 for not exceeding 90 abdomen centimeters in men and 80 centimeters in women, and this program is regarded as a weight loss program. In the collective bargaining contract negotiations with Pemex’s union, the company agreed to an increase in the salary and benefits, but what stands out is that every employee will be entitled to this health bonus if they lose weight and maintain the loss until 2021.
One down, two to go. On Wednesday, the Mexican Senate passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, becoming the first nation, of three, to ratify the new trade deal. The agreement was met with little resistance, relative speed, and enthusiastic celebration from the Mexican government upon ratification. That was the easy part. The USMCA still faces an uphill battle in Washington, and a race against time in Ottawa.
If President Trump wants his free trade deal passed, he has a funny way of showing it. On the same day that Vice President Mike Pence met Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa, to push the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement through Parliament, the President tweeted out an entirely new trade policy. The United States would impose a 5% tax on all imports from Mexico, “until such time as illegal migrants coming through Mexico, and into our Country, STOP.” The unexpected return of Tariff Man sent shockwaves through the continent and financial markets Friday.
- FRANCE: Graffiti was removed from the Arc de Triomphe 24 hours after “Yellow Vest” protesters burned cars and left 133 injured in a rebellion against fuel prices that has grown into weeks of civil unrest in the capital.
- MEXICO: Leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office as president on Saturday, vowing to see off a “rapacious” elite in a country struggling with corruption, chronic poverty and gang violence on the doorstep of the United States.
- CHINA: The United States and China reached a 90-day ceasefire in their trade dispute. Trump agreed to hold off on plans to raise tariffs. The Chinese agreed to buy a “very substantial amount of agricultural, energy, industrial” and other products from the U.S. to reduce America’s huge trade deficit with China.
- ISRAEL: Israeli police on Sunday recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on bribery charges, adding to a growing collection of legal troubles that have clouded the longtime leader’s prospects for pursuing re-election next year.
- RUSSIA: Russia will deploy new S-400 surface-to-air missile systems on the Crimean peninsula soon. The news comes after Ukraine introduced martial law for 30 days in parts of the country following Russia’s seizure of three Ukrainian navy vessels off the coast of Russian-annexed Crimea Sunday.
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