Thursday - Jul 09, 2020

News

  • The Trump administration can withhold grants from ‘sanctuary cities,’ Court rules

    The Trump administration can withhold grants from ‘sanctuary cities,’ Court rules

    Seven states sued after the Justice Department said in 2017 that it would not award grants from a federal program to local governments that withheld information about undocumented immigrants in their jails   by Pete Williams   A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that the Justice Department can refuse to give crime-fighting money to cities

  • Mexico-US trade breaks record at US $614.5 billion, up 0.5 percent

    Mexico-US trade breaks record at US $614.5 billion, up 0.5 percent

    Mexico is now the US’ largest trading partner, having moved past both China and Canada   Two-way trade between Mexico and the United States reached an all-time high of US $614.5 billion in 2019, the U.S. Department of Commerce reported on Wednesday. Mexico’s exports to its northern neighbor totaled a record $358.13 billion last year,

  • Supreme Court could be headed to a major unraveling of public-school funding

    Supreme Court could be headed to a major unraveling of public-school funding

    by Nina Totenberg   In a case with potentially profound implications, the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority seemed ready to invalidate a provision of the Montana state constitution that bars aid to religious schools. A decision like that would work a sea change in constitutional law, significantly removing the longstanding high wall of separation between

  • Investigators find human remains that could be those of 43 missing students

    Investigators find human remains that could be those of 43 missing students

    Results of laboratory analyses expected within two months   by Mexico News Daily   Human remains found in Guerrero might be those of the 43 students who disappeared in September 2014, a lawyer for the victims’ parents said on Thursday. Vidulfo Rosales said that remains found by the National Search Commission in municipalities that neighbor

  • California passes statewide rent control despite a massive housing shortage

    California passes statewide rent control despite a massive housing shortage

    Economists have long warned that rent control only limits housing supply and drives up prices in the long-run   by Christian Britschgi   On Wednesday, California lawmakers approved AB 1482, which caps rent increases at 5 percent per year plus inflation, and prevents landlords from evicting tenants without citing a government-approved reason. Wednesday’s vote makes

  • Mexico, US, Canada sign modified trade deal but business leaders divided

    Mexico, US, Canada sign modified trade deal but business leaders divided

    Dispute resolution panels, stricter labor rules among revisions to USMCA   by Mexico News Daily   Officials from Mexico, Canada and the United States signed a revised version of the new North American free trade agreement on Tuesday, paving the way for the trilateral pact to take effect in 2020. Foreign affairs undersecretary Jesús Seade,

  • Abandoned train station is silent witness to enslavement of Yaqui Indians

    Abandoned train station is silent witness to enslavement of Yaqui Indians

    Slave market and concentration camps in Jalisco by John Pint   While paging through an archaeological guide to western Mexico, I came upon a cryptic reference to a long-abandoned train station near the small town of San Marcos, Jalisco, located 80 kilometers west of Guadalajara. It said, “Yaquis were once sold here (as slaves) for

  • Trump says drug cartels will be designated terrorist organizations

    Trump says drug cartels will be designated terrorist organizations

    Mexico will seek high-level meeting with US to discuss the designation   by Mexico News Daily   The United States will designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations, U.S. President Donald Trump said in an interview Tuesday, triggering a request by Mexico for high-level bilateral talks. “They will be designated… I have been working on

  • Suspects arrested in LeBarón massacre; FBI agents join investigation

    Suspects arrested in LeBarón massacre; FBI agents join investigation

    Many members of the LeBarón family have left Mexico for the US   by Mexico News Daily   Suspects have been arrested in connection with the massacre of nine members of the LeBarón family in Sonora last week, Security Secretary Alfonso Durazo said on Monday, but declined to reveal the name of the criminal organization

  • Engine maker Cummins prepares to shift operations to Mexico

    Engine maker Cummins prepares to shift operations to Mexico

    The shift is to meet new regional content requirements in the US, Mexico and Canada trade agreement   by Mexico News Daily   United States automotive manufacturer Cummins has confirmed that it will move some of its operations from China, India and Brazil to Mexico. The decision was made to meet stipulations in the United