Until recently, Andrés Manuel López Obrador believed Donald Trump was racist. “Yes, yes,” he confirmed to me in an interview.
Once again, we learn about what police do thanks to videos recorded on cell phones. On Monday, May 4, around 9:30 pm, Giovanni López, a 30-year-old bricklayer, was in front of his home in Ixtlahuacán de los Membrillos in the Mexican state of Jalisco when he was detained by municipal police who arrived aboard several white pick-up trucks.
On the evening of April 20, just after 10, President Donald Trump launched an attack on immigrants. On April 22, shortly after 7 in the morning, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador severely criticized reporters for their tough coverage of his administration. What do Trump and López Obrador have in common?
There’s nothing quite like being a journalist in Mexico. On the one hand, those of us who wake up early enough have the chance every weekday to speak directly to the president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, during his morning news conferences, known as “mañaneras.”
Last April I attended a “mañanera,” one of the morning news conferences the president holds every weekday, for the first time. I asked López Obrador (or AMLO, as he is known) about the incessant violence that has shaken Mexico for decades.
Mexico has become an incredibly dangerous place for Central American immigrants.
THE U.S. GOVERNMENT BETTER FORGET ABOUT ANY KIND OF INTERVENTION IN MEXICO. MIAMI — Mexico should not agree, under any circumstances, to host United States troops — or those from any other country — in its territory. It’s a matter of principle, sovereignty and history.
Five centuries ago, at a spot that is today marked by the intersection of two major streets in downtown Mexico City, the Aztec ruler Montezuma II and the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés met for the very first time. The extraordinary encounter between the New World and the Old took place on Nov. 8, 1519, and its consequences are still being felt today.
Mexicans are tired of the killing. The massacres earlier this year in Uruapan (where 19 people were killed) and Minatitlán (where 14 died) were a mere fraction of the many deadly tragedies that have shattered the nation.
Why does the Mexican government support the Cuban regime? When Cuban officials arrived in Mexico earlier this month, the minister of foreign affairs, Marcelo Ebrard, greeted them with an enthusiastic tweet: “A very warm welcome to President Miguel Díaz-Canel [and his team]. … Welcome to Mexico!!!”