US Senators to Be Briefed on Ukraine, Israel Aid on Tuesday -Senate Aide

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A classified briefing for all U.S. senators on Ukraine, Israel and elements of the national security supplemental funding package requested by President Joe Biden will be conducted on Tuesday, Dec. 5, Senate aides said on Thursday. The briefers will include Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, … Read more

Mexican Presidency Race Tightens Slightly, Sheinbaum Retains Big Lead -Poll

[ad_1] MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The contest to win Mexico’s presidential election on June 2, 2024, has tightened slightly, but ruling party candidate Claudia Sheinbaum still has a massive lead over her main rival, an opinion poll showed on Wednesday. The October-November survey by polling firm Parametria showed Sheinbaum of the leftist National Regeneration Movement … Read more

Mexico President Asks Lawmakers to Let US Military Trainers Into Mexico

[ad_1] MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s president has requested permission from the Mexican Senate to allow a group of U.S. military personnel to enter the country to train Mexican special forces in early 2024, according to an announcement in the Senate’s official gazette. The presence of U.S. military personnel on Mexican soil has long been … Read more

Mexico Presidency Race Narrows Slightly, Sheinbaum Still Way Ahead -Poll

[ad_1] MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The race to become Mexico’s next president has closed slightly, but former Mexico City mayor and ruling party candidate Claudia Sheinbaum still has double the support of her main opposition rival, an opinion poll showed on Monday. A Nov. 17-22 survey of 1,000 Mexicans by pollster Buendia & Marquez for … Read more

Slow Acapulco Recovery After Hurricane Fans Fears Over Livelihoods

[ad_1] By Troy Merida and Raquel Cunha ACAPULCO (Reuters) – One month since Hurricane Otis devastated Acapulco, fears for the local economy stalk the Mexican beach resort with businesses saying efforts to repair the damage have been too slow to save a vital part of the tourist season: December. Otis, the strongest hurricane to ever … Read more

Mexico President Calls Argentina’s Election of Milei an ‘Own Goal’

[ad_1] MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday called Argentina’s election of Javier Milei as its new president an “own goal”, even as he said that he respected the decision that voters had taken in the South American country. “To put it in one word, with all due respect, it … Read more

Trump Wins Texas Governor Abbott’s Endorsement at US-Mexico Border

[ad_1] (Reuters) – Republican Donald Trump won the endorsement of Texas Governor Greg Abbott at an event near the U.S.-Mexico border on Sunday, a location meant to highlight the former U.S. president’s plans to crack down on immigration if he wins the 2024 election. Trump, the frontrunner for the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic President … Read more

Analysis-In Mexico, Gender Balance Push Puts Political Parties in Unfamiliar Bind

[ad_1] MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – When Mexico’s governing party unveiled the winner of its poll to pick a Mexico City mayoral candidate, the result was clear – but the male victor quickly had to give way to female runner-up Clara Brugada to meet new gender parity rules now reshaping Mexican politics. Last weekend’s leapfrogging of … Read more

Biden to Wrap up Four-Day Diplomatic Summit by Meeting Mexican President

[ad_1] SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden concludes a four-day diplomatic push with China as well as other Pacific nations on Friday in a final meeting with world leaders and a visit with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Biden, who met with President Xi Jinping on Wednesday and used Thursday to highlight … Read more

After U.S. Fentanyl Deal, China Warns Against Selling Chemicals Used in Narcotics

[ad_1] BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s narcotics control agency has warned against the manufacture and sale of substances that can be used to make illegal drugs, a day after President Xi Jinping said China would stem the export of items used to make the opioid fentanyl. In a circular issued on Thursday, the office of the … Read more