Wednesday - Feb 20, 2019

News

  • NAFTA deal unlikely this week, says economy minister

    NAFTA deal unlikely this week, says economy minister

    ‘It is not easy, we don’t think we will have it by Thursday’ by Mexico News Daily Reaching an updated NAFTA deal before Thursday’s deadline is looking unlikely, Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo said today. United States House Speaker Paul Ryan set the cut-off date last Wednesday amid some optimism that Mexico, the U.S. and Canada

  • ‘Amlo’: the veteran leftwinger who could be Mexico’s next president

    ‘Amlo’: the veteran leftwinger who could be Mexico’s next president

    A promise by Andrés Manuel López Obrador to tackle rampant corruption has helped propel him to frontrunner status but detractors paint him as an Hugo Chávez-style ‘tropical messiah’ by David Agren in Villahermosa and Tom Phillips in Mexico City It has been more than three decades since Teresa Jaber sneaked into a clandestine political meeting

  • In Mexico: AMLO gains six points to garner 48% support

    In Mexico: AMLO gains six points to garner 48% support

    Second-place Anaya drops to 26 percent; PRI’s Meade steady at 18 percent by Mexico News Daily Leftist presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador has extended his lead over his nearest rival to 22 points, according to a new opinion poll by the newspaper Reforma. The survey, conducted between April 12 and 15, gave López Obrador

  • Google and corporate news giants forge new alliance to defeat independent journalism

    Google and corporate news giants forge new alliance to defeat independent journalism

    The “new media” monopolists of Silicon Valley and the once-dominant traditional print media have clearly agreed that the “fake news” frenzy is a convenient pretext to step up their censorship of the internet through new algorithms, allowing them to boost their profit margins and silence opposition through a new framework of “algorithmic censorship” by Elliott

  • Homemade bomb was cause of Mexico’s ferry blast

    Homemade bomb was cause of Mexico’s ferry blast

    Federal investigators have found it was detonated by remote control – The United States embassy issued a security alert by Mexico News Daily The explosion on a passenger ferry in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Feb. 21 was caused by a homemade bomb, federal authorities have determined. According to a joint investigation by the federal

  • Ayotzinapa arrests are imminents: prosecutor

    Ayotzinapa arrests are imminents: prosecutor

    New evidence will lead to arrest of 30 suspects and information regarding motive by Mexico News Daily Federal authorities are preparing to make arrests in connection with the disappearance and presumed murder of 43 teaching students in Guerrero in 2014, the prosecutor in charge of the case said yesterday. Alfredo Higuera Bernal told a hearing

  • Top lawmakers call for investigation of DEA-led unit in Mexico

    Top lawmakers call for investigation of DEA-led unit in Mexico

    Democratic leaders in the House and the Senate cited ProPublica’s reporting into the DEA’s role in two operations in Mexico that resulted in dozens, perhaps hundreds, of deaths by Ginger Thompson ProPublica Powerful Democrats in both the House and Senate called Tuesday for an investigation into Drug Enforcement Administration-led operations in Mexico that played a

  • Is gun control really the answer? The bic picture might surprise you

    Is gun control really the answer? The bic picture might surprise you

    by Emma Fiala Analysis While the outrage and horror being expressed about the most recent mass school shooting that took place on Valentine’s Day in Florida is certainly warranted, the anger is incredibly displaced. Anger, disappointment, fear and sadness are all acceptable and understandable emotions to experience after an event such as this takes place

  • Mexico: The security forces in Baja California Sur were not prepared, and still are not prepared

    Mexico: The security forces in Baja California Sur were not prepared, and still are not prepared

    In State defenseless against violent crime by Mexico News Daily When violent crime began to increase in Baja California Sur in 2014, the state’s security forces were hopelessly unprepared to combat it, leaving them virtually defenseless against the scourge. That’s the view shared by security analysts, civil society and both state and federal authorities, all of whom recognize

  • Florida bill seeks to stop arrests of injured immigrant workers

    The bill follows an investigation by ProPublica and NPR, which found that insurance companies were turning in unauthorized immigrants who were injured on the job by Michael Grabell A new bill under consideration by Florida lawmakers would stop insurance companies from dodging payouts by aiding in the arrest and deportation of unauthorized immigrants who are