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Mexico

  1. trade
    Trump Mulls Throwing Big Pharma Under the Bus to Save NAFTA 2.0The U.S. has long used trade deals as an excuse to export America’s high drug prices. Trump is reportedly willing to back away from that tradition.
  2. foreign interests
    The Massacre of a Mormon Family in Mexico Will Hang Over the 2020 ElectionThis horrific example of Mexico’s security problems will likely become a fixture in Trump’s rhetoric on combating violence south of the border.
  3. el chapo
    El Chapo Sentenced to Life in Prison, Likely Headed to ‘Alcatraz of the Rockies’The Feds aren’t taking any chances with the known escape artist and will likely send him to a supermax prison in Colorado.
  4. foreign interests
    Trump’s Unlawful Asylum Policy Is a Jab at MexicoTrump needs our southern neighbors’ help to fix the migrant crisis – so he’s forcing them into illegal agreements that come with unmanageable burdens.
  5. immigration
    The Story Behind the Viral Photo of a Drowned Migrant Father and ToddlerThe photo has been compared to a 2015 image of a drowned Syrian boy that drew attention to the refugee crisis.
  6. tariffs
    Trump’s Mexico Tariffs Might Actually WorkMexico is reportedly on the cusp of making major concessions to prevent Trump’s duties from going into effect.
  7. tariffs
    Trump’s Threatened Tariffs on Mexico: Everything We KnowA 5 percent tariff on all Mexico imports is set to go into effect on Monday, and virtually everyone opposes it.
  8. the economy
    Trump’s Two-Front Trade War Is UnsustainableIt appeared that Trump was, for once, behaving strategically on trade. Not anymore.
  9. tariffs
    Trump’s Plan to Seal the Border by Putting Tariffs on Mexico Will BackfireThe move threatens approval of Trump’s new NAFTA, jeopardizes the economic expansion, and could actually make Mexico less cooperative on immigration.
  10. trade war
    Trump to Open a Second Front in His Trade WarTrump announced a tariff on Mexican goods until the migration crisis is solved. Like the border wall, it is an ineffective stab at crisis management.
  11. el chapo
    The Wildest Revelations From the El Chapo TrialIncluding his diamond-encrusted guns, a nude escape through a secret tunnel, and the time he buried a man alive.
  12. border wall
    It Will Be Called a ‘Wall,’ No Matter What It Actually IsTrump’s promises to his supporters have run smack into reality.
  13. international affairs
    The Migrant Crisis Means No Honeymoon for Mexico’s New PresidentPresident López Obrador’s first term has begun, and so has the challenge of handling the migrant caravan and a disruptive leader north of the border.
  14. immigration
    As Trump Screamed About the Border in ‘16, Unauthorized Immigration Was DroppingFor all of the president’s demagoguery about Mexico, entries from that country declined steadily from 2007 to 2016, as did all border violations.
  15. immigration
    As Migrants Arrive En Masse, Tijuana Mayor Declares ‘Humanitarian Crisis’Nearly 5,000 migrants have arrived, overwhelming the Mexican border town.
  16. religion
    Upload Your Prayers to the Virgin of GuadalupeIn Mexico, the Basilica of Guadalupe offers a digital pilgrimage. It’s not the only holy site to do so.
  17. global tech
    The Pirate Cell Towers of Rural MexicoA small nonprofit is fighting Mexico’s big telecom companies and providing low-cost cell-phone service to the country’s indigenous groups.
  18. immigration
    U.S.A. or Bust: Migrants Explain Why They’re Marching“There is no work back home. No future.”
  19. trade
    U.S. and Canada Strike a Deal to Save NAFTAIt will be called the “United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement,” or USMCA.
  20. immigration
    Trump Wants U.S. to Pay Mexico for Deportations, Spend More on Border WallDespite talk of making Mexico pay, the administration told Congress it’s diverting $20 million in U.S. foreign aid to help Mexico fund deportations.
  21. foreign policy
    AMLO Isn’t Mexico’s Trump — Nor Is He Trump’s Natural EnemyAndrés Manuel López Obrador’s presidential win could shift U.S.-Mexico relations, but caricatures don’t do justice to the idiosyncratic left-populist.
  22. Leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador Wins Mexican Presidential ElectionThe populist upended Mexico’s political establishment by vowing to fight corruption and poverty, and take a tougher stance toward President Trump.
  23. Trump Slaps Steel and Aluminum Tariffs on the E.U., Canada, and MexicoThe decision is likely to lead these core American allies to retaliate against American exporters.
  24. Despite Conflicts of Interest, Kushner Is Still Running U.S. DiplomacyThe Mexican government has discussed exploiting Kushner’s inexperience and venality. Kushner just met privately with Mexican officials anyway.
  25. foreign policy
    Mexican President Won’t Visit the White House As PlannedThis may come as a shock, but he still wants Trump to stop pretending that Mexico will pay for a border wall.
  26. The Canadians Think Trump Will Try to Kill NAFTA. Are They Right?The president longs for trade war — but also a booming stock market and the approval of his corporate donors.
  27. Deportations Are Down Under Trump, But Arrests of Non-Criminal Immigrants SurgeThe number of non-criminal immigrants arrested in 2017 increased by 250 percent.
  28. Trump’s Demands Have Deadlocked NAFTA TalksMexico, Canada, and the U.S. have agreed to delay the next round of talks, as White House continues to insist on reforms its neighbors won’t abide.
  29. Why Trump Just Might Blow Up NAFTASince losing a proxy battle with Breitbart in Alabama, the president has been increasingly willing to sow chaos for the far right’s pleasure.
  30. As He Prepares to Blow Up NAFTA, Trump Warms to a New Trade Deal With CanadaNegotiators are meeting to save NAFTA, but Trump doesn’t seem to want that.
  31. Magnitude 8.1 Earthquake Hits MexicoThe epicenter was located around 102 miles off the coast of Tapachula in Chiapas.
  32. House Approves $1.6 Billion for Border-Wall ConstructionBut the funding probably won’t make it through the Senate.
  33. Trump Says He ‘Absolutely’ Still Wants Mexico to Pay for WallAt a meeting with Enrique Peña Nieto, Trump returns to the topic that drove a wedge between the two leaders.
  34. Trump Signals He Will Seek Relatively Modest Changes to NAFTADuring the campaign, Trump promised to “rip up” the trade agreement. Now, his administration appears content to make NAFTA a bit more like the TPP.
  35. Trump’s Top Trade Adviser Tries to Sell Mexico On ‘North America First’Peter Navarro wants the new NAFTA to protect the North American manufacturing market from overseas competition.
  36. State Department Reportedly Didn’t Know the Mexican Foreign Minister Was in TownAnother report that hints at the the marginalization of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
  37. build that wall
    Trump’s ‘Big, Beautiful’ Border Wall Threatened by Political RealityIt’s still unclear what the barrier will look like, and even Republicans are questioning how it will be paid for.
  38. Trump May Be the Only Hope for a Mexican President’s Political RevivalTrump has a big investment in anti-Mexican sentiment. But Mexico’s president could thrive by uniting his people against the bully of the north.
  39. In Mexico, Trump Administration Promises There Will Be ‘No Mass Deportations’Hours after Trump called his plan for immigration enforcement a “military operation,” DHS secretary Kelly assured Mexico that it is no such thing.
  40. Trump Immigration Memo Angers Mexico; Spicer Says Relationship Is ‘Phenomenal’Just as Secretary of State Tillerson and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly arrive for high-level talks.
  41. early and awkward
    Timing of Trump Immigration Memos Undermines Cabinet Members’ Visit to MexicoThey were released just as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly headed south.
  42. diplomacy
    Tillerson Takes First Official Trip Abroad, Meets With Russian CounterpartAmerica’s top diplomat got off to a bit of a stilted start.
  43. Thousands Take to the Streets in Mexico to Protest TrumpMexicans marched against the wall, deportation, and Mexico’s corruption.
  44. U.S. Is Trying to Repair Relations With Mexico by Mostly Leaving Trump Out of ItSecretary of State Tillerson met with his Mexican counterpart in Washington, and is headed to Mexico City in the coming weeks.
  45. DHS Head John Kelly Says He Only Needs Two Years to Build That WallIn an interview with Fox News, Kelly also says there will be “parts of the wall that you can actually see through.”
  46. Mexican President Gives Nafta Timeline, Rallies Around Mexican ManufacturingNieto is pushing back against Trump, but not on Twitter this time.
  47. Trump and Nieto Had an Hour-long Phone CallBut the White House’s “joint statement” omits the part where the two leaders say they won’t talk publicly about the wall.
  48. The 20 Percent Tariff on Mexico That Wasn’tSean Spicer explained the House GOP’s border-adjustment tax poorly. The media assumed the worst. “Fake news” ensued.
  49. Wait, Who’s Paying for the Mexico Border Wall?Analysts estimate it could cost as much as $20 billion.
  50. Mexican President Cancels That Meeting With TrumpThe White House visit is off, and tensions are hitting crisis level.
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