A group of approximately 100 Central American migrants were detained by members of the National Migration Institute during an operation close to the Mexican town of Huixtla in Chiapas State on Tuesday afternoon (April 16), Milenio TV reported.
President Donald Trump on Friday promised approximately 450 miles (725 kilometers) of new “wall” along the southern US border, after threatening to slap Mexico with an unspecified economic penalty to crack down on what he describes as a crisis of undocumented immigration and drug trafficking.
The Mexican government faces a one-in-three chance of having its credit rating downgraded over the coming year, as public finances struggle with mounting liabilities and slowing growth, rating agency Standard & Poor’s said on Friday.
The Governor of the US state of California, Gavin Newsom, plans to withdraw all 360 state troops from the US-Mexico border, in defiance of President Donald Trump’s request for support from border states.
A blast at a gasoline pipeline in Mexico that killed at least 79 people has put renewed attention on the government's strategy to stop fuel theft, with some relatives saying fuel shortages stemming from the plan led people to risk their lives.
Mexican lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to approve the creation of a new 60,000-member national guard, a proposal embraced by leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as a crucial tool in the fight against organized crime.