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Transgender candidate wants to be Progreso’s next mayor

Naomi Arjona Rosas, left, is running for mayor in Progreso and is the port city's first-ever transgender candidate. Photo: Facebook

Biden faces tensions with Mexico after DEA partnership is weakened

Mexico and the United States face diplomatic tensions when President-elect Joe Biden asssumes office. Photo: AP Mexico lawmakers...

Will Trump try upstaging AMLO to score foreign-policy points?

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during an event to sign an update to the North American Free Trade Agreement, at...

Vigil at Merida consulate demands the U.S. ‘close the camps’

Dozens of protesters, many American, protest the U.S. Consulate in Merida over child separation policies on the border. Photo: Courtesy

Environment minister replaced after she delays flight

Manuel Velasco is President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's new environment minister. Photo: File The former governor of Chiapas...

AMLO’s approval rating higher than ever at 86%

A new poll finds that Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is enjoying a his strongest approval ratings since taking office Dec. 1.

Yucatan legislator sorry for reeling in catch during fishing ban

A state legislator has issued a lengthy apology after a photo showed her fishing during a ban.

Olympic swimmer begins a political career in Mérida

Will her years as a competitive synchronized swimmer prepare Karem Achach for politics? The mayor seems to think so.

No role for Elena Poniatowska in AMLO’s administration

Writer Elena Poniatowska arrived at the Col. Roma offices of the president-elect, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and told reporters that she has supported the official "since he was born."

Protest at consulate address separated families in U.S.

An estimated 60 protestors demonstrated in front of the U.S. Consulate on Thursday, urging the country to reunite parents and children separated at the border.

AMLO to lead rallies in Progreso, Valladolid on Friday

Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who is leading his rivals for the presidency in at least one poll, will hold rallies in Progreso and Valladolid on Friday.

Report: Mexico tried to manipulate Jared Kushner

The Mexican government has held internal talks on how to "manipulate" Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner by taking advantage of his complex web of financial interests and lack of experience in foreign policy, The Washington Post reported.

Renán Barrera seeks return as mayor, while Vila runs for governor

The former Mérida mayor, Renán Barrera Concha, said he would register today for a return to that post. His successor in office, Mauricio Vila Dosal, has already announced a run for governor.

Impeachment flash mob against Donald Trump

U.S. expats can sign a petition calling for Donald Trump's impeachment. The document will be delivered to Congress.

Legislators consider raising Mexico’s drinking age to 21

As part of what they say is their commitment to children, he coordinator of Ecological Green Party said colleagues are studying raising the country's drinking age from 18 to 21.

Abalá potential as a tourist destination topic of political visit

Residents of the small, remote village of Abalá talked with federal congressional representative Pablo Gamboa Miner about its future. 

Ex-Quintana Roo governor arrested en route to France

A fugitive who was governor of Quintana Roo until just last year has been arrested in Panama, Mexican authorities said early Monday morning.

Doubts about Trump policies help send peso to 2017 high point

Disunity in Washington, recovering oil prices and optimism on the interest rate has buoyed the peso to its strongest level this year.

Opinion: Mérida is far from Trump’s Mexico

At Cafetería Pop, a popular café on Calle 57 near 60, a former newspaper reporter from Virginia found himself sitting with another newspaper man, an editorial writer for the local Por Esto! tabloid.

63 messages of solidarity from the U.S. to Mexico

Tweets from the U.S. directed to Mexico, in support of our continued friendship.

Women’s March allies join forces in Mérida

At the very spot a Hillary victory party went awry on Nov. 8, a meet-up of likeminded allies returned in a show of solidarity with today's Women's March in Washington.

Mérida gathering in solidarity with the Women’s March

In the spirit of democracy, honor, dignity, and social justice, a "group of concerned citizens" have organized a gathering to show solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington.