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MEXICO POLITICS: 2,234 People Killed in Deadliest Month in 20 Years

MEXICO POLITICS: 2,234 People Killed in Deadliest Month in 20 Years

Mexico’s spiraling violence reached new heights with 2,234 murders in June, the country’s deadliest month in at least 20 years, according to government data.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Mexico to Venezuela: Suspend Plans for Constituent Assembly

MEXICO POLITICS: Mexico to Venezuela: Suspend Plans for Constituent Assembly

Mexican foreign ministry called on the government of President Nicolas Maduro to shelve the vote “and thereby open the door to a negotiation to resolve the serious democratic crisis Venezuela is going through.”

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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: US Sued for Turning Away Mexican Asylum Seekers at Border

MEXICO POLITICS: US Sued for Turning Away Mexican Asylum Seekers at Border

Amnesty International and Human Rights First confirmed the report, saying such incidents have occurred at crossings along the 2,000-mile US-Mexico border over the past year.

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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: Activists, Journalists in Mexico Complain of Government Spying

MEXICO POLITICS: Activists, Journalists in Mexico Complain of Government Spying

Mexico’s government purchased about $80 million worth of spyware from NSO Group on condition it would only be used to investigate criminals and terrorists, the Times said.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Canada’s Detention of Mexicans Surges After Visa Lift

MEXICO POLITICS: Canada’s Detention of Mexicans Surges After Visa Lift

Detention of Mexican citizens in Canada has spiked since December, when the government lifted its visa requirement for visitors from Mexico.

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MEXICO POLITICS: MORENA Says Will Not Join Other Parties in Presidential Election

MEXICO POLITICS: MORENA Says Will Not Join Other Parties in Presidential Election

“Those who associate themselves and deal with the mafia of power are nothing more than opportunist mercenaries and politicians … as such we can’t move forward with those parties,” Lopez Obrador said.

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MEXICO POLITICS: 4 People Killed, 6 Injured in Prison Riot

MEXICO POLITICS: 4 People Killed, 6 Injured in Prison Riot

Tamaulipas has long been ravaged by turf battles between the rival Gulf Cartel and Zetas gangs; and in recent years, some of Mexico’s worst drug violence has struck the state.

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MEXICO POLITICS: PRI Likely to Win Election

MEXICO POLITICS: PRI Likely to Win Election

An early count from the State of Mexico’s electoral institute projected PRI candidate Alfredo del Mazo as winning between 32.75 percent and 33.59 percent of the vote.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Venezuela No Longer Functional Democracy: Luis Videgaray Mexico’s Diplomat

MEXICO POLITICS: Venezuela No Longer Functional Democracy: Luis Videgaray Mexico’s Diplomat

The comments mark one of the most aggressive critiques of the government of Venezuela’s socialist President Nicolas Maduro to date from Videgaray.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Journalists Mourn After Deadly Day

MEXICO POLITICS: Journalists Mourn After Deadly Day

Javier Valdez was shot dead by unidentified assailants in the northwestern state of Sinaloa while gunmen in Jalisco state killed a reporter at a small weekly magazine and critically wounded his mother, an executive at the family-run publication.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Mexico Presses Trump to Uphold NAFTA Trade Deal

MEXICO POLITICS: Mexico Presses Trump to Uphold NAFTA Trade Deal

U.S.-Mexican trade relations have been strained by Trump’s repeated vow to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement if he cannot secure better terms for U.S. workers and industry.

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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: Army Fights Violence Surges Because of US Opium Demand

MEXICO POLITICS: Army Fights Violence Surges Because of US Opium Demand

“The increase of consumers for this type of drug in the United States has been exponential and the collateral effect is seen here,” Jesus Garcia said.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Mexico to Trump: Plan to Build Walls ‘Hostile’, ‘Deeply Unfriendly’ Act

MEXICO POLITICS: Mexico to Trump: Plan to Build Walls ‘Hostile’, ‘Deeply Unfriendly’ Act

Mexico Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray said building walls when there are 600 kilometers of barriers is not only a hostile and deeply unfriendly act, but one that “also is not going to fulfill the objectives that it raises, is not only an aggravating action, but it seems to be frankly a bad idea.”

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MEXICO POLITICS: Mexicans Demand Info on Fate of Missing Students

MEXICO POLITICS: Mexicans Demand Info on Fate of Missing Students

The families and supporters of the 43 Mexican students, who went missing more than two and a half years ago, marched in downtown Mexico City on Wednesday, demanding justice for their loved ones.

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MEXICO POLITICS: US to Fund Heroin Fight As 2016 Output Jumps

MEXICO POLITICS: US to Fund Heroin Fight As 2016 Output Jumps

Mexico’s president’s office, the Interior Ministry and the Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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