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  • El Chapo Guzmán found guilty after 3-month trial for drug trafficking

    El Chapo Guzmán found guilty after 3-month trial for drug trafficking

    The jury deliberated for six days but reached a unanimous decision in the end by Mexico News Daily After six days of deliberations, the jury has found Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, former leader of the notorious Sinaloa Cartel, guilty of drug trafficking. The unanimous verdict was announced today, bringing to an end a three-month trial

  • ‘No more migrants:’ Coahuila at maximum capacity, governor says

    ‘No more migrants:’ Coahuila at maximum capacity, governor says

    They should go to other states because Coahuila’s border is overwhelmed, said Riquelme governador of Coahuila by Mexico News Daily The governor of Coahuila has declared that no more migrants will be allowed into the state as thousands of Central Americans continue their journey through Mexico to the United States. “We’re at maximum capacity,” Miguel

  • AMLO slams Fitch ratings agency ‘hypocrisy’ for Pemex downgrade

    AMLO slams Fitch ratings agency ‘hypocrisy’ for Pemex downgrade

    President says corruption is over and that investors with ethics know that Pemex is a solid company by Mexico News Daily President López Obrador has slammed the Fitch ratings agency after it downgraded the credit rating of the state oil company yesterday to just above junk status. Fitch cut Pemex’s Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) for

  • Russia and key allies vow to stand by Maduro in Venezuela crisis

    Russia and key allies vow to stand by Maduro in Venezuela crisis

    Vladimir Putin offers support to Venezuelan leader in crisis ‘provoked by abroad’ by Andrew Roth, Lily Kuo, David Agren, Ed Augustin, Peter Walker and agencies Key allies of Venezuela’s embattled president, Nicolás Maduro, led by Russia and China, have warned the US not to intervene in support of the opposition leader Juan Guaidó’s attempt to

  • It’s like 1984′: Venezuela targets human rights defenders

    It’s like 1984′: Venezuela targets human rights defenders

    Amid Venezuela’s collapse, Nicolás Maduro has locked up those accused of criticizing his regime – often without due process by Joe Parkin Daniels in Bogotá Geraldine Chacón, a 24-year-old lawyer from Caracas, went four months without seeing the sun while a prisoner in the Helicoide, the feared hillside prison complex administered by Venezuela’s secret police,

  • ‘I’m in despair’: a mother and village mourn Guatemalan boy’s death in US

    ‘I’m in despair’: a mother and village mourn Guatemalan boy’s death in US

    Felipe Gómez Alonzo and his father left their modest mountain home with dreams of a new life. Now a community is grieving by Sofia Menchú in Yalambojoch and José Alejandro García From outside the flimsy two-bedroom shack, the sound of weeping could be heard as Catarina Alonzo mourned her eight-year old son. Early in December,

  • Mexico, US agree on US $35.6-billion development plan to curb migration

    Mexico, US agree on US $35.6-billion development plan to curb migration

    But most of the United States’ contribution is not new funding by Mexico News Daily The governments of Mexico and the United States have agreed to work together on a development plan in southern Mexico and Central America to curb migration. The Secretariat of Foreign Affairs (SRE) and the United States Department of State issued

  • Mexico will invest US $30 billion in development plan to curb migration

    Mexico will invest US $30 billion in development plan to curb migration

    Details regarding the source of the funds and how they will be spent have not been revealed by Mexico News Daily The federal government will invest more than US $30 billion over the next five years on a Comprehensive Development Plan with Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador aimed at curbing migration to the United States,

  • AMLO creates super-commission to investigate missing 43 of Ayotzinapa

    AMLO creates super-commission to investigate missing 43 of Ayotzinapa

    There will be no barriers against finding the truth, president tells parents by Mexico News Daily President López Obrador signed his first presidential decree yesterday, creating a super commission that will conduct a new investigation into the case of the 43 students who disappeared in Guerrero more than four years ago. Just two days after

  • ‘Out Hondurans, we don’t want you here:’ anti-migrant sentiment continues

    ‘Out Hondurans, we don’t want you here:’ anti-migrant sentiment continues

    There were marches in Tijuana yesterday both for and against the caravan from Central America by Mexico News Daily Residents of Tijuana are divided over the presence of large numbers of Central American migrants in their city. Protests both for and against members of the first migrant caravan were held yesterday in the northern border