Mexico will elect a new president next year. Although President Trump has temporarily delayed withdrawing the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement, continued uncertainty over NAFTA and Trump's plans for a border wall are roiling Mexican politics.
The man accused of inheriting El Chapo’s drug-trafficking empire was arrested in Mexico’s capital. Dámaso López Núñez is allegedly in charge of the Sinaloa Cartel, the criminal organization led by drug king pin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.
Mexico has been victim of drug-related violence and corruption for years. But a new bill passed last Friday may change all that.
Traffickers have had some unusual methods to smuggle drugs. One trafficker tried a whole new way Saturday night in Southern Arizona.
A cornerstone of candidate Donald Trump’s run for presidency lay in walling off the Mexican border. President Trump would insist later it wasn’t just a metaphor. But those plans faltered drastically this week amid political wrangling over how it would be paid for. And it’s not just funding. In part four of The Border’s New Boundaries series, the Trump Administration is running up against a blockade of its own at a national park on the border where the challenge isn’t only the dollars to build a wall, it’s the geography.
Mexico is back near the bottom of an ugly list — it’s again one of deadliest countries in the world in which to report the news. The killings of journalists follow a rising wave of cartel violence in the country.
The Trump Administration is moving forward with its plans for building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico line even as the plan faces Democratic opposition in Congress. But to do so, it’ll have to manage not only natural obstacles through the rough and rugged terrain of the Southwest, but legal ones as well. Part II of the The Border’s New Boundaries series goes to the Texas border, where the legal battles over the border wall a decade ago are still being fought today.
President Donald Trump hits his first 100 days in office this week. It’s been a tumultuous stride towards one of his primary goals: how to manage the U.S.-Mexico border, even as the biggest project – paying for a border wall – threatens to cause a government shutdown. The Border’s New Boundaries series begins with a report on a federal project involving not concrete border walls but digital ones.
Mexico is weighing economic retaliation against the U.S. to counter what Mexicans say is an anti-Mexico American administration. One idea under consideration is a boycott of U.S. corn. Mexico is the number one export market for U.S. corn. And U.S. corn producers are in Mexico City right now lobbying against the idea.
Mexican authorities prepare the extradition of a man accused of killing a border patrol agent in Arizona seven years ago.