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Mexico's leftist election winners to appeal campaign funding fine


MEXICO CITY Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's political party said on Wednesday it would appeal a $10 million fine from the National Electoral Institute (INE) for breaking campaign finance rules.

Mexico shelves oil auctions until after leftist leader takes office

MEXICO CITY Mexican oil auctions originally set for later this year will be postponed until February, Mexico's oil regulator announced on Wednesday, allowing time for leftist President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to take office.

Jul 18 2018

Mexico to hold trade talks with U.S. next week, Canada later

MEXICO CITY Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Wednesday that he would travel to Washington next week to hold bilateral trade talks with the United States and would later meet with Canadian officials.

Jul 18 2018

Uber says it has invested $500 million in Mexico since 2013

MEXICO CITY Uber Technologies Inc said on Tuesday that it has invested more than $500 million in Mexico since it launched there in 2013, underscoring the country's importance to the ride-hailing firm as it faces new competition.

Jul 18 2018

Head of Mexico's ruling party resigns after record loss

MEXICO CITY The head of Mexico's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) stood down on Monday after the party's record defeat in the July 1 presidential election, reducing the long-dominant force of Mexican politics to a fraction of its former strength.

Jul 16 2018

El Chapo's trial delayed two months as defense reviews evidence

NEW YORK A U.S. judge on Monday postponed the trial of accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman by two months, to Nov. 5, after Guzman's lawyer said he needed more time to review evidence recently received from prosecutors.

Jul 16 2018

Pompeo meets next Mexican president, says Trump wants better ties

MEXICO CITY U.S. President Donald Trump wants to strengthen and improve ties with Mexico after "bumps in the road," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Mexico's next leader on Friday, following the leftist's landslide victory this month. | Video

Jul 13 2018

U.S. envoy emphasizes need for border security on visit to Mexico

MEXICO CITY On his first visit to Mexico as the top U.S. diplomat, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday he "respectfully reinforced" the need to address border security between the two neighbors while acknowledging that America drove demand for illicit drugs.

Jul 13 2018

Mexico's Pena Nieto urges U.S. to reunite separated migrant families

MEXICO CITY Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto asked a high-level U.S. delegation on Friday to quickly reunite separated migrant families and warned of "hatred and racism" after an attack on a 92-year old Mexican man in California.

Jul 13 2018

Pompeo heads high-level U.S. delegation to meet Mexico's next leader

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and senior Trump administration officials will meet with Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday, hoping to make early strides on divisive issues like immigration, trade and security.

Jul 13 2018

Exclusive: Mexico opposes U.S. plan to make it take asylum seekers - document, source

MEXICO CITY Mexico is opposed to a U.S. request to make people seeking asylum in the United States apply in Mexico instead, according to a source and a briefing note, in a setback to U.S. efforts to deepen cooperation on immigration before a leftist president takes office.

Jul 12 2018

Mexico City shopping center collapses; no reported deaths

MEXICO CITY A portion of a multilevel luxury shopping center in Mexico City collapsed on Thursday, sending debris flying and kicking up clouds of gray dust, television images showed.

Jul 12 2018

Mexican president-elect to launch public peace forums in August

MEXICO CITY Mexico's president-elect, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, will begin a series of "popular consultations" next month for people to discuss his proposals to fight drug crime through negotiation and amnesties, the program coordinator said.

Jul 12 2018

Walmex's new e-commerce VP eyes groceries to propel online business

MEXICO CITY Wal Mart de Mexico's new e-commerce head plans to play to its strengths in grocery deliveries to help the country's largest retailer stand apart from rivals, like Amazon.com Inc and his former employer MercadoLibre Inc, he said in an interview Wednesday.

Jul 11 2018

Mexico's new government to focus on boosting fuel output at home

MEXICO CITY Mexico's next energy agenda will prioritize increasing gasoline and diesel production and later decide on possible changes to the industry reform championed by the outgoing government, according to a top aide to President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Jul 11 2018

Mexico's president-elect will cancel planned U.S. helicopter order

MEXICO CITY Mexico's president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he would cancel the planned purchase of eight military helicopters from the United States as part of cost-cutting measures.

Jul 11 2018

End of presidential immunity among plans of Mexico's new leader

MEXICO CITY Mexico's president-elect, leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, on Wednesday sketched out his legislative priorities for the next government, including measures to end presidential immunity and curb compensation for high-earning public sector officials.

Jul 11 2018

Help! Looking for jobs, money and justice, Mexicans petition new president

MEXICO CITY Every day, dozens of people arrive to present Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador with scribbled notes and requests written on napkins at the office where he has installed himself before he assumes the presidency of Mexico in December.

Jul 11 2018

Mexico president-elect strikes upbeat tone on Trump ahead of talks

MEXICO CITY Mexico's incoming president on Tuesday thanked U.S. President Donald Trump for his "respectful attitude" toward the next Mexican administration and held out hope for joint progress on tackling illegal migration ahead of a major meeting this week.

Jul 10 2018

Mexico president-elect says fuel prices to start falling in three years

MEXICO CITY Mexico's president-elect, leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, said on Monday that fuel prices would begin to come down in three years, once domestic fuel output starts to rise thanks to refinery improvements and a planned new refinery.

Jul 09 2018

White House struggles to contain political outcry over Trump-Putin summit

WASHINGTON The White House struggled on Wednesday to contain a political outcry and confusion over U.S. President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, denying Trump ever meant to say that Moscow was no longer targeting the United States. | Video