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Recent articles by Max:

Chinese Manufacturers Get Around US Tariffs With Some Help From Mexico

Plants and warehouses are sprouting up south of the border as companies try to avoid US duties. → Read More

Mexican Deputies Pass Bill to Militarize National Guard

Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies passed a bill late Friday that brings the national guard under control of the Defense Ministry in a move likely to be challenged in court. → Read More

Taps Run Dry: Heat and Drought Ravage Monterrey, Mexico

A climate-fueled water crisis in the country’s industrial capital leaves residents thirsty and people illegally tapping pipes. → Read More

Young Mexican Mayor Is Sudden Prospect to Challenge Ruling Party

As anti-establishment fervor spreads across Latin America, one leader has been spared -- Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. But he can’t run again, and polls suggest the man best positioned to challenge his party is a 36-year-old first-term mayor. → Read More

Mexico’s Ruling Party Seen Expanding Control in Local Elections

Mexico’s ruling Morena party is projected to expand its power further beyond President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s traditional southern strongholds in gubernatorial elections Sunday, winning four of six elections in states it doesn’t currently control. → Read More

Mexico Sees Price Pact Slowing Inflation by Up to 1.5 Percentage Points

Finance Ministry gives estimate of impact from the government’s recent inflation pact with companies → Read More

El Salvador Extends Bukele’s Emergency Powers by 30 Days

El Salvadorian lawmakers granted President Nayib Bukele another 30 days of emergency powers Sunday, after a crackdown that he says has enabled the arrest of 16,000 alleged gang members. → Read More

AMLO’s Nationalist Agenda Loses Steam After Defeat in Congress

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is facing diminishing prospects for his ambitious nationalist agenda after suffering one of his biggest political defeats since taking office in late 2018. Sunday night’s vote by the opposition in congress to torpedo a constitutional reform that sought to restore state control of the electricity sector means the president can no longer be confident… → Read More

Mexico Senate Leader Wants Banks Making Cheap Loans for Recovery

Mexico Senate majority leader Ricardo Monreal is working on a bill that would pressure banks to make cheap loans to small and medium-size businesses as part of efforts to revive the country’s stalled economic recovery. → Read More

U.S. Avocado Imports Ban Could End Today, Mexico’s AMLO Says

The U.S. ban on avocados from Mexico could be resolved as early as Friday, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and one of his ministers said. A resolution on the restart of exports from Mexico should be published Friday, Interior Minister Adan Augusto Lopez Hernandez said at the president’s daily press conference. The U.S. is working closely with Mexico to get inspections back on track… → Read More

Mexico’s Uneven U.S.-Powered Recovery Leaves Many Regions Behind

Scores of companies in Baja California and other northern states have managed to stay open throughout the pandemic, while those relying on domestic demand are struggling. → Read More

Mexico and U.S. Seek to Mend Damaged Ties in Washington Summit

Mexico is seeking to strengthen supply chains and speed up economic help to the south of the country and Central America in meetings with the Biden administration in Washington this week. → Read More

Pemex Is Building Refinery in Green Area It Promised to Protect

The project in AMLO’s home state is close to the Mexican president’s heart, but the state firm agreed to conserve the spot for 20 years in 2007. → Read More

AMLO’s Ambition to Transform Mexico on the Line in Midterm Vote

The president needs to retain his two-thirds majority to push through sweeping reforms. → Read More

Deadly Mexico City Metro Collapse Puts AMLO Proteges on the Spot

The collapse of a long-troubled Mexico City metro track killed 24 people and put two of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s top allies in the line of fire Monday night, after a decade of safety concerns and investigations surrounding the project. → Read More

How Mexico’s Vast Tree-Planting Program Ended Up Encouraging Deforestation

Sowing Life, AMLO’s flagship environmental project, may have resulted in the loss of forest cover nearly the size of New York City → Read More

Refugees are suffering from a “catastrophic” worldwide aid shortage

With the whole world in need of the same medical supplies, refugees are among the last to be given them. → Read More

Art detectives go deep inside the criminal underworld on hunt for stolen Van Gogh

The art world's most notorious cops and robbers discuss the recent theft, and what happens next. → Read More

Latin Americans will be poorer in 2020 than in 2008, IMF says

Any hope there was for Latin America's economy in the new decade has all but vanished. → Read More

Mexico’s state oil company hasn’t paid hundreds of workers for months

The contractors work in a division that builds refineries—and many are assigned to the controversial $8 billion Dos Bocas refinery project in Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's home state of Tabasco. → Read More