Category: Mexican

Mexican Governors Ask AMLO to Stop Americans from Crossing Border
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Mexican Governors Ask AMLO to Stop Americans from Crossing Border

Three Mexican border governors called on the president of Mexico to halt border crossings from Texas as cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to rise. The call to action comes as Mexico prepares for the Holy Week vacation period that tends to drive up the number of visitors to the northern states. The governors…

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Seizure Data Show Mexican Cartels Thriving Despite Coronavirus Pandemic
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Seizure Data Show Mexican Cartels Thriving Despite Coronavirus Pandemic

Despite President Trump’s announcement that the U.S.-Mexico Border will close Saturday to all non-essential crossings to help stem the spread of the coronavirus like recently seen with Canada, major cartel smuggling operations risk few disruptions. Some recent adjustments have made these organizations practically immune to the broader impacts of the pandemic. Cargo and trade will continue—and…

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Mexican Coronavirus Cases Tick Up to 164 Total
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Mexican Coronavirus Cases Tick Up to 164 Total

Mexican health officials reported a spike of 46 new cases of novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) in one day, bringing the total to 164. Officials also revealed a possible second death, one day after a 41-year-old patient passed in Mexico City. During a streamed news conference, Mexico’s Health Secretariat revealed the new figures of 164 confirmed cases…

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Mexican Cartels ‘Will Be Designated’ as Terrorist Organizations, Says President Trump
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Mexican Cartels ‘Will Be Designated’ as Terrorist Organizations, Says President Trump

President Donald Trump told Bill O’Reilly he will designate some Mexican cartels as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO). His comments came during an interview released on Tuesday. “The Mexican drug cartels kill more than 100,000 Americans every year by the importation of dangerous narcotics,” O’Reilly said to President Trump during an interview aired on O’Reilly.com. “Are…

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Mexican Army Reinforcements Arrive in Culiacán, Sinaloa
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Mexican Army Reinforcements Arrive in Culiacán, Sinaloa

AP Photo/Augusto Zurita The government of Mexico deployed 230 Mexican Army Special Forces personnel who arrived in Culiacán, Sinaloa, on Friday night in response to cartel violence that broke out throughout the city on Thursday afternoon. The deployment of additional security elements resulted from a cartel rampage that exploded in Culiacán after the capture of…

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The battle to become the Mexican Nubank just started
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The battle to become the Mexican Nubank just started

Banks in Latin America have long dominated the market as oligopolies, becoming highly profitable but not serving well the population. In the region, Brazil was the first market to have the banks’ oligopoly challenged by neobanks, with Nubank proving that it was possible to break them up. Providing a superior product and exceptional customer support,…

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Flat, a Mexican property tech startup, raises $4.6M pre-seed led by ALLVP
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Flat, a Mexican property tech startup, raises $4.6M pre-seed led by ALLVP

Flat has raised one of Mexico’s largest pre-seed rounds to take the Opendoor real estate marketplace model across the Rio Grande.  The company snagged a $4.5 million pre-seed round to expand its business helping homeowners quickly sell their properties in Mexico. The round was led by ALLVP, an active early-stage fund in Mexico. California-based Liquid 2…

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DOJ: Feds Arrested More Mexican Nationals than Americans in 2018
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DOJ: Feds Arrested More Mexican Nationals than Americans in 2018

The total number of federal arrests of Mexican nationals living in the United States now exceeds the total number of federal arrests of American citizens, federal data reveals. A new report by the Department of Justice (DOJ) finds that in 2018, the number of Mexican nationals arrested for federal crimes exceeded the number of American…

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