Domestic workers’ labor rights have been officially expanded in Mexico

Mexico’s Congress voted to grant the country’s cleaners, cooks, gardeners, caretakers and other domestic workers basic labor rights like limited work hours and paid vacations on Tuesday, in a momentous victory for a historically disenfranchised part of society. The new legislation will benefit more than two million people – most More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Friday, May 17th, 2019
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Thousands of fires are blazing across Mexico

Mexico is facing an extremely heavy season of brush and forest fires, with 4,425 blazes recorded so far this year. The Federal Environment Department said Wednesday that 3,800 firefighters are combatting an More...

By sanmigueltimes On Friday, May 17th, 2019
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Another massacre in Veracruz, five dead and three injured

In the community of Tuzamapan, municipality of Coatepec, state of Veracruz, another massacre has just occurred during the AMLO administration. Just two weeks after the slaughter in Minatitlán, where 13 people More...

By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, May 16th, 2019
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Mexican law gives rights, benefits and better salaries for domestic workers

MEXICO CITY (AP) — For the first time in the country’s history, Mexico’s Senate has approved a law requiring written contracts, paid vacation and annual bonuses for domestic workers. The bill. More...

By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, May 16th, 2019
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Journalist executed in Playa del Carmen

On Thursday May 16th, a journalist from Playa del Carmen became the first individual murdered since the government of Quintana Roo assumed control of the security forces in the municipality of Solidaridad. Just More...

By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, May 16th, 2019
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“Mexican marijuana is one of the best in the world” (Secretary of the Interior)

Mexico’s Secretary of the Interior, Olga Sanchez Cordero, highlighted the properties of marijuana produced in Mexico, which she described as “one of the best quality in the world.” During her More...

By sanmigueltimes On Saturday, May 11th, 2019
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Mexico’s message to credit agencies: Evaluate Pemex responsibly

MEXICO CITY, May 10 (Reuters) – Credit ratings agencies must be “responsible and serious” in how they evaluate Mexican state oil company Pemex, Energy Minister Rocio Nahle told Reuters on Friday, More...

By sanmigueltimes On Saturday, May 11th, 2019
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Investors Raise Concerns as AMLO Hands Refinery Project to Pemex

According to Bloomberg, investors are shaking their heads after Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador scrapped a bid round for an $8 billion refinery, instead handing the project to troubled Petroleos Mexicanos. Outside More...

By sanmigueltimes On Saturday, May 11th, 2019
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On Mother’s Day, thousands of mothers of disappeared march across Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Thousands of mothers of disappeared Mexicans marched in cities across the country to mark Mexico’s Mother’s Day and demand authorities find their children — or at least their More...

By sanmigueltimes On Friday, May 10th, 2019
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Chiapas pipeline explosion allegedly caused by “huachicoleros” (VIDEO)

No deaths were reported after a fuel pipeline exploded in southern Mexico, an emergency services official said on Thursday May 9, adding that a fire triggered by the blast was under control. The explosion was More...