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MEXICO POLITICS: Odebrecht Scandal Takes Center Stage

MEXICO POLITICS: Odebrecht Scandal Takes Center Stage

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto’s office denied his campaign took bribes from Odebrecht, calling such suspicions “absurd.” But the scandal threatens to deepen perceptions that the Mexican government is festering with corruption, less than a year out from presidential elections.

“The accusations against Lozoya will reinforce the already widespread discontent against President Pena Nieto’s administration, which is largely driven by voter perception that corruption is rampant. The PRI will have a hard time crafting a campaign strategy that allows them to be competitive,” said political analyst Carlos Petersen of consulting firm Eurasia Group.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Emilio Lozoya Denies Taking Bribes From Odebrecht

MEXICO POLITICS: Emilio Lozoya Denies Taking Bribes From Odebrecht

“Supposing there were accusations against me by confessed criminals, it is important to mention at least that these people can say anything in exchange for a reduced sentence,” Pena Nieto’s confidant Emilio Lozoya wrote in a letter appearing on his Twitter account.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Thousands of Mexicans Protest Against NAFTA

MEXICO POLITICS: Thousands of Mexicans Protest Against NAFTA

The protesters, who numbered up to 10,000 people, took to the streets in Mexico City, saying the trilateral trade deal was ruining Mexican farmers’ and workers’ livelihoods. President Enrique Peña Nieto, the protesters said, has broken the promises he had made to the farmers and workers in regard to land and labor reforms. The protest comes as NAFTA re-negotiations are scheduled to take place from August 16 to 20 in Washington.

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MEXICO POLITICS: PRI Mulls Tweaking Rules for Presidential Selection

MEXICO POLITICS: PRI Mulls Tweaking Rules for Presidential Selection

Corruption scandals, rising gang violence and anemic growth have damaged the PRI’s credibility and battered Pena Nieto’s authority, prompting some in the party to argue it must look beyond the membership if it wants to hold on to power.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Relations With US Cannot Be Defined By ‘Murmurs’: Enrique Pena Nieto

MEXICO POLITICS: Relations With US Cannot Be Defined By ‘Murmurs’: Enrique Pena Nieto

“Given what happened after this meeting (with Trump), our bilateral relationship cannot be defined by murmurs,” Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Carlos Morales Extradition Ratified By Guatemala’s Supreme Court

MEXICO POLITICS: Carlos Morales Extradition Ratified By Guatemala’s Supreme Court

Javier Duarte, who governed Veracruz for President Enrique Pena Nieto’s Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) until last year, denies any wrongdoing.

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MEXICO POLITICS: PAN Officials Targeted By Government Spying: Report

MEXICO POLITICS: PAN Officials Targeted By Government Spying: Report

“That the government spies, invading privacy of people in this magnitude, is unacceptable,” National Action Party (PAN) head Ricardo Anaya said.

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MEXICO POLITICS: 2016 Murder Exceeds Many Countries At War: Study

MEXICO POLITICS: 2016 Murder Exceeds Many Countries At War: Study

According to a report published that dealt a blow to President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto’s efforts to end a deadly drug war.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Javier Duarte Arrested For Corruption

MEXICO POLITICS: Javier Duarte Arrested For Corruption

Javier Duarte, former governor of Veracruz state wanted on graft and organised crime charges, was detained in a hotel in the colonial town of Panajachel, about 80 miles (129 km) west of Guatemala’s capital, the national police said in a statement.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Hugo Chavez Most Popular President

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Hugo Chavez Most Popular President

Chavez is also perceived as being Venezuela’s most democratic president, with 51 percent of the vote, and the country’s most efficient president, with 57 percent of the vote.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Enrique Pena Nieto Rejects Trump Taxes on Mexican Imports

MEXICO POLITICS: Enrique Pena Nieto Rejects Trump Taxes on Mexican Imports

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto´s government has expressed strong opposition to any such move.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: ‘Dumb Deal’ Drags Australia-US Ties to New Low

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: ‘Dumb Deal’ Drags Australia-US Ties to New Low

U.S. President Donald Trump labeled a refugee swap deal with Australia “dumb” after a Washington Post report of an acrimonious telephone call with Turnbull.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Says Mexico Has Taken Advantage of U.S. ‘For Long Enough’

USA POLITICS: Trump Says Mexico Has Taken Advantage of U.S. ‘For Long Enough’

President Donald Trump kept up his criticism of Mexico on Friday, saying it “has taken advantage of the U.S. for long enough,” as a crisis over border security and trade deepened.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Marcos Pereira Sees Opportunities If US President Trump Pursues Protectionism

BRAZIL POLITICS: Marcos Pereira Sees Opportunities If US President Trump Pursues Protectionism

“So far, Brazil has not appeared in Trump’s sights,” Pereira said. “I think Brazilian manufacturers will not be hurt and that our trade discussions with Washington will continue to advance.”

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MEXICO POLITICS: Enrique Pena Nieto Cancels US Trip

MEXICO POLITICS: Enrique Pena Nieto Cancels US Trip

“This morning we informed the White House that I will not attend the work meeting planned for next Tuesday with the POTUS,” Pena Nieto said on Twitter, referring to Trump.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Toughen Up on Enrique Pena Nieto: Cancel Meeting if Mexico Won’t Pay For Wall

USA POLITICS: Trump Toughen Up on Enrique Pena Nieto: Cancel Meeting if Mexico Won’t Pay For Wall

U.S. President Trump said his Mexican counterpart, Enrique Pena Nieto, should cancel his scheduled visit to Washington if Mexico refuses to pay for a wall.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Enrique Pena Nieto Targets Free Trade With US, Canada, Seeks Other Pacts

MEXICO POLITICS: Enrique Pena Nieto Targets Free Trade With US, Canada, Seeks Other Pacts

“Neither confrontation nor submission. The solution is dialogue and negotiation,” Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Enrique Pena Nieto Seeks Stronger US Ties Despite Trump Campaign Barbs

MEXICO POLITICS: Enrique Pena Nieto Seeks Stronger US Ties Despite Trump Campaign Barbs

“We will work to strengthen our relationship with shared responsibility,” said Pena Nieto, who likened Trump’s rise to the ascent of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini after the American’s broadsides early in the election campaign.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Enrique Pena Nieto Names New Geronimo Gutierrez US Ambassador, Seeks Unity Facing Trump

MEXICO POLITICS: Enrique Pena Nieto Names New Geronimo Gutierrez US Ambassador, Seeks Unity Facing Trump

The government said that the new envoy to Washington would be Geronimo Gutierrez, who held senior posts in two previous Mexican administrations.

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MEXICO POLITICS: No Way it Will Pay For Trump Wall: Videgaray Says

MEXICO POLITICS: No Way it Will Pay For Trump Wall: Videgaray Says

Mexico’s Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said there is no way his country will pay for the wall that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to build.

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