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Trudeau defends NAFTA, calls for labour improvements

Mexico City, Oct 14 (IANS) Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has defended the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and called for changes to the deal that ensure workers across the region enjoy better labour standards and compensation. Our challenge lies in ensuring that everyone benefits from economic growth. And we do that by pursuing an ambitious vision of what the future ca...

4 days ago
Trudeau thanks allies for Canadian family's rescue

Mexico City, Oct 13 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has expressed his gratitude to his nation's allies for their help in rescuing a native family from the Taliban who held them hostage since 2012 . Trudeau, who is currently in Mexico, told reporters that he would like to thank Canada's allies and friends for their work in achieving a positive resolution to the five-year hos...

7 days ago
Mexico concert for earthquake victims draws 170,000 people

Mexico City, Oct 9 (IANS) Some 170,000 people attended a concert in Mexico City that was organised to draw attention to the plight of earthquake victims. The Mexican and foreign artists who performed at the free concert on Sunday night called on donors to provide more assistance to victims of the recent earthquakes in Mexico and help rebuild devastated areas, Efe news reported. T...

2 months ago
Chile midfielder Diaz joins Mexico's Pumas

Mexico City, Aug 18 (IANS) Mexican football club Pumas de la Unam on Thursday announced the signing of midfielder Marcelo Diaz, hours after the seasoned Chile international parted ways with Spanish outfit Celta Vigo. Pumas confirmed the transfer by posting a video of Diaz signing a contract on social media along with the words Welcome to Pumas, reports Xinhua news agency. He is a...

2 months ago
Mexican marine biologist works to save great white sharks

Mexico City, Aug 17 (IANS) A Mexican marine biologist is using his new book to spread the message for protection of great white sharks, an animal that he contends is nearly perfect. When we see a white shark, we shouldn't think we're at the gates of Hell, we're dealing with one of the most perfect creatures in the whole world, Edgar Mauricio Hoyos said on Wednesday. Hoyos used th...

2 months ago
Mexicans protest against NAFTA talks

Mexico City, Aug 17 (IANS) Thousands of members of social and trade unions protested here against the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), claiming the pact marginalises local farmers and hurts Mexico. A few hours after Mexico, the US and Canada began the first round of renegotiation of the treaty in Washington D.C., protesters on Wednesday gathered around the Angel of Independen...

2 months ago
Mexico unemployment rate hits lowest in 11 years

Mexico City, Aug 15 (IANS) Mexico's unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in 11 years in the second quarter, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) announced on Monday. According to the report, the unemployment rate stands at 3.5 per cent of the economically active population (EAP), the lowest level since the second quarter of 2006. INEGI President Julio ...

2 months ago
'Loss of biodiversity greater threat than climate change'

Mexico City, Aug 11 (IANS) The threat to humanity posed by the loss of biodiversity is as great or even greater than that posed by climate change, a Mexican biologist said. Jose Sarukhan, coordinator of the Mexican government's National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (Conabio), said the main source of pressure on what he termed natural capital was the exponential gr...

2 months ago
'Loss of biodiversity greater threat than climate change'

Mexico City, Aug 11 (IANS) The threat to humanity posed by the loss of biodiversity is as great or even greater than that posed by climate change, a Mexican biologist said. Jose Sarukhan, coordinator of the Mexican government's National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (Conabio), said the main source of pressure on what he termed natural capital was the exponential gr...

2 months ago
NAFTA won't solve Mexico's slow growth: Moody's

Mexico City, Aug 10 (IANS) Mexico's economy has structural flaws that will not be resolved with the upcoming renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), credit rating agency Moody's has announced. Mexico has for years relied on its poorly-paid work force to compete with other economies, and that is part of what is holding the country back, the agency said in a repor...

2 months ago
10 killed in Mexico road accident

Mexico City, Aug 3 (IANS) Ten people were killed and 15 others injured when a bus collided with a cargo trailer truck in Mexico's Tamaulipas state, officials said. The Tamaulipas Civil Protection coordinator, Pedro Granados, told Efe news that the accident took place at around 7 p.m. on Wednesday on the Rumbo Nuevo road. The passenger bus, leaving from Mexico City en route to Rey...

2 months ago
Journalist shot dead in Mexico

Mexico City, Aug 1 (IANS) Mexican journalist Luciano Rivera was shot dead in a bar in the northwestern state of Baja California, the media reported on Tuesday. The murder took place on Monday in a bar in Rosarito, a city 16 km from the border town of Tijuana, Xinhua news agency cited a statement as saying. The 33-year-old was an editor for the local channel CNR TV Noticias, and a...

2 months ago
178 migrants found abandoned in trailer in Mexico

Mexico City, July 30 (IANS) Mexican authorities have rescued 178 Central American migrants found abandoned in a trailer in Veracruz state, the media reported. Those rescued on Saturday included women and children, and are being housed in the town of Tantima near the the US-Mexico border, reports CNN. Their health conditions were not immediately known. According to the cou...

2 months ago
Mexicans relying on religion to break addictions

Mexico City, July 28 (IANS) Some Mexicans are turning to their faith to break their dependence on alcohol or drugs by taking oaths to the Virgin of Guadalupe, whose basilica here receives some 200 devotees each day who swear to leave their addictions behind. It's impressive the number of people who come to take their oath. Each day we attend to about 200 people, Father Raymundo Maya Paz,...

2 months ago
Sea lion found inside box on Mexican street

Mexico City, July 26 (IANS) A young sea lion was found inside a cardboard box on a street in the Mexican city Morelia. Residents of the Felix Ireta district found the marine mammal in a first-of-its-kind incident in the city, reports EFE. Officials initially speculated that the sea lion had escaped from Benito Juarez Zoological Park, the third-largest zoo in Mexico and located ju...

3 months ago
Gunmen kill 11 people attending party in Mexico

Mexico City, July 14 (IANS) Gunmen murdered 11 people attending a party in Hidalgo, a state in central Mexico, security officials told media on Thursday. The gunmen, who were apparently wearing hoods, killed seven men and four women, Hidalgo Public Safety Secretariat spokesmen said, Efe news reported. Several children survived the shooting early Thursday at a house in the city of...

3 months ago
Victims' skulls raise questions about Aztec human sacrifices

Mexico City, July 8 (IANS) Study of the skulls of victims of Aztec human sacrifices has cast doubt on the idea that the empire toppled nearly 500 years ago by the Spanish sacrificed only young warriors captured in battle, Mexican archaeologists said. Tests are being conducted on 161 of the 461 skulls bound together with mortar on the altar of the chief temple of the Aztec capital of Teno...

3 months ago
'US, Mexico collaborating on drug trafficking'

Mexico City, July 8 (IANS) US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly spoke about the efforts shared with Mexico to halt illegal migration and drug trafficking. Kelly on Friday also acknowledged his country's insatiable appetite for those substances causes problems on both sides of the border, Efe news reported. We are working together to defeat the scourge of illegal drugs, with ...

3 months ago
28 killed in Mexico prison riot

Mexico City, July 7 (IANS) At least 28 prisoners were killed in a riot between the suspected members of rival gangs in a prison in Mexican state of Guerrero, officials said. Guerrero government on Thursday updated the toll from original five to 28 as police searched the prison. Three other prisoners sustained mild injuries, Xinhua news agency reported. At a press conference, Guer...

3 months ago
14 killed in Mexico gunfight

Mexico City, July 6 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed during a gunfight in Mexico's Chihuahua state, police said. The gunfight between members of the La Linea group against the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel took place near the Las Varas area on Wednesday, Efe news reported. Security forces seized 20 guns and 10 vehicles at the scene and three gunmen - two from La Linea - are i...

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