Mexico

US Enviro Group Sues In Mexico To Protect Hammerheads

A U.S. environmental advocacy organization announced on Wednesday that it has lodged a lawsuit in Mexico seeking to force the country’s natural resources regulator to add three species of hammerhead shark to its list of protected wildlife, saying the suit could be the first of its kind…

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EPA Internal Watchdog Says Mexico Border Program Failing

The internal watchdog arm of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a report on Tuesday that criticized the regulator for shortcomings in monitoring and implementing a bilateral program with Mexico aimed at protecting the environment along the border…

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Steve Bannon-Linked Border Fence Blocked After Feds Sue

After the Trump administration sued Thursday to block a private group from building a wall-like structure along the U.S.-Mexico border, a Texas federal court ordered construction temporarily halted, saying it might run afoul of agreements between the two countries…

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Trump Threatens Mexico With 25% Tariff To Stem Immigration

The Trump administration on Thursday announced that it would impose an escalating tariff of up to 25% on all goods imported from Mexico unless the country does more to reduce the flow of migrants across the U.S. southern border…

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GameChangers 2018: The Criminal ‘Winners’ in Latin America

Which criminal structures have gained the most strength in Latin America in 2018? Three groups, all based in different nations, have engaged in aggressive expansion, both territorial and economic, and are set to dominate the region’s criminal landscape…

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Massive Mexico Methamphetamine Seizure Reflects Market Shifts

Authorities in Mexico have made what is almost certainly the largest seizure of methamphetamine in the country’s history, suggesting growing US demand has encouraged Mexican crime groups to increase production of the drug…

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Are Mexico Crime Groups Fueling Rise in US Overdose Deaths?

New data shows synthetic opioids are driving a sustained increase in overdose deaths in the United States, and booming seizures of these drugs by US and Mexican authorities suggest that Mexican crime groups could be playing a significant role in supplying the US market…

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