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Mexican labor activist fights ban from border state, cites trade pact protections

09 Jul 2020

MEXICO CITY Mexican labor lawyer Susana Prieto on Wednesday said she has appealed a judge's order that she not enter the northern state of Tamaulipas, arguing it violates a new trade deal by stopping her from fighting for workers' rights.

Mexico steps up border checks to keep coronavirus at bay over July 4 holiday

04 Jul 2020

MEXICO CITY Mexican officials will install health checkpoints at various entry points along its northern border this weekend, as both Mexican and U.S. officials fear a surge of crossings for the July 4 holiday could spread the coronavirus.

Mexico steps up border checks to keep coronavirus at bay over July 4 holiday

04 Jul 2020

MEXICO CITY, July 4 Mexican officials will install health checkpoints at various entry points along its northern border this weekend, as both Mexican and U.S. officials fear a surge of crossings for the July 4 holiday could spread the coronavirus.

Mexican labor activist released from jail as trade deal takes effect

02 Jul 2020

MEXICO CITY Mexican labor attorney and independent union leader Susana Prieto was released from jail on Wednesday after her arrest nearly a month ago on charges of inciting violence at a workers protest, state prosecutors said.

Mexican labour activist's arrest sends 'wrong signal' under North America trade deal

01 Jul 2020

MEXICO CITY As the new North America trade deal takes effect on Wednesday, the jailing of Mexican labour lawyer and independent union leader Susana Prieto has reignited concern about the challenges of meeting its labor rights provisions.

U.S. unions urge Mexico to defend workers' rights after labor advocate's arrest

17 Jun 2020

MEXICO CITY Pressure is growing for Mexican authorities to release prominent labor lawyer Susana Prieto, arrested a week ago at a protest, with two U.S. unions concerned about a rights clampdown ahead of a new regional trade deal.

Mexican lawmaker postpones proposal to merge three regulators after opposition

15 Jun 2020

MEXICO CITY A lawmaker from Mexico's ruling party who proposed merging three regulatory bodies into one said on Sunday he would delay the initiative, after opponents criticized the move as a power grab that could jeopardise oversight.

Pandemic threatens Latin America's once vibrant culinary scene

11 Jun 2020

MEXICO CITY/BUENOS AIRES Fans of his uniquely Mexican take on high-end dining once packed a months-long wait list for Enrique Olvera's Pujol but the restaurant is grappling with a tough new reality as the novel coronavirus haunts Latin America's culinary upstarts.

Arrest of Mexican labor activist raises concerns for worker rights

10 Jun 2020

MEXICO CITY Labor rights advocates in Mexico called on Tuesday for the release of activist Susana Prieto after her arrest on a charge of threatening public officials, raising questions about worker protections ahead of a new North American trade deal.

Exclusive: Mexico's tax chief eyes criminal charges as path to tougher corporate enforcement

10 Jun 2020

MEXICO CITY Mexico's tax chief is preparing to press criminal charges against some of the biggest companies operating in the country as part of an enforcement crusade, telling Reuters that officials had opened "four or five" cases of tax fraud this year alone.

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Erdogan says first prayers in Hagia Sophia on July 24

The first prayers will be held in Turkey's Hagia Sophia on July 24, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, after declaring the ancient monument was once again a mosque following a court ruling revoking its status as a museum.