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September 28, 2020  

Chindren will be returning to classes in Campeche and Chiapas

There is a possibility of chinldren returning to classes in Campeche and Chiapas in October.

When does the Federal Government is planning to have children returning to school?

To talk about this is Marco Fernandez, professor at the School of Government at the Thec de Monterrey and also researcher of México Evalúa,

September 28, 2020  

USA threatens Mexico with anti-drug certification

After Trump warned against measures against Mexico if it does not strengthen its fight against drug trafficking, Mexico's Foreign Relations Minister reversed that the illegal and massive transfer of weapons that is registered from north to south must also be addressed.

Donald Trump threatens Mexico... Again.

The US President, Donald Trump gave the Mexican authorities a period of 12 months to increase their efforts in the fight against the drug cartels.

He warned that, if he does not see any improvement in the fight against drug trafficking, he will withdraw the anti-drug certification, a measure that dates back to 1986, which would imply withholding financial aid and blocking loans from multilateral organizations.

Trump specifically calls for Mexico to do more to eradicate poppy crops, seize drugs, open criminal cases and seize assets from drug traffickers, in addition to having "a comprehensive drug control strategy."

In response, the Ministry of Foreign Relations (SRE) recalled that United States legislation has no legal effects in our country.

After endorsing the Mexican government's commitment to the fight against drugs, he recalled that it is a regional problem that must be addressed under bilateral and multilateral collaboration frameworks.

The Foreign Ministry stressed that drug trafficking and its violence are fueled by high levels of consumption, in addition to the fact that another issue that demands attention is the illegal transfer of weapons that occurs on a massive scale from north to south.

Another threat from Trump, now for drugs; includes Mexico among 22 countries to evaluate

The US president gives a period of 12 months to increase efforts in the fight against cartels.

The US President included Mexico in the list of the 22 countries - mostly Latin American and Caribbean, which includes Venezuela and Bolivia - with the highest production or trafficking of illegal drugs, in a memorandum sent to the Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, released by the White House Thursday night.

Trump wrote in the document that the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador needs to increase its efforts to eradicate poppy crops, seize drugs, open criminal cases and seize assets from drug traffickers. He also demanded a "comprehensive drug control strategy."

"Without further progress in the next year, I will assess the determination that Mexico has evidently failed to meet its international anti-drug commitments," he said.

If Trump determines that, in one year, Mexico's efforts are not enough, the United States could withdraw the "certification" - a measure of the last century - which would imply withholding financial aid and blocking loans from multilateral organizations.

“Specifically, Mexico's full cooperation is essential to reduce heroin production and combat the illegal production of fentanyl and all forms of drug trafficking, including through US ports of entry.

"Without further progress in the next year, I will consider determining that Mexico has demonstrably failed to meet its international anti-drug commitments," he warned.

Trump ordered Pompeo to take the memorandum to Congress so they can take it into account when assigning international cooperation programs.

In early June, Trump threatened Mexico with imposing progressive tariffs if it did not improve its immigration filters.

The list of countries also includes Afghanistan, Bahamas, Belize, Burma, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Laos, Mexico, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Peru and Venezuela.

In the US strategy to fight drug trafficking, the certification allowed the United States to impose sanctions on those countries involved in drug production and trafficking.

The certification occurred from 1986 to the end of 2001, when the United States, based on the Foreign Aid Act, certified countries that cooperated in the fight against cartels, according to the criteria of the current president of the United States.

In 2002, due to international pressure, including that of Mexico, the US changed the unilateral guarantee process for bilateral and multilateral cooperation agreements.

September 28, 2020  

Luis Carlos Ugalde About Mexico’s Electoral Process

Mexico´s electoral process initiated this month.  Even though midterm elections take place in June 2021, the stakes are high, and many believe, including out guest Luis Carlos Ugalde, former head of Mexico´s Federal Electoral Institute who spoke with Ana Maria Salazar on September 12, 2020. This year at least 106 political groups have requested registration, but only one of those groups was able to fulfill the requirements to be considered a party and participate in the next year's elections. Will President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, his party, and his allies have control, once again, of the "Cámara de Diputados"? ☝️☝️☝️☝️
Yet, according to political observers — and even INE Official Councilor Marco Baños — there are only five of the 106 organizations that may get on board for participation in the 2021 midterm elections, in which the 500-member Chamber of Deputies will be renewed, 16 gubernatorial races will he decided and over 2,000 municipal mayors and state assemblies will be elected.

Two of these organizations that are very close to making the grade are parties that lost their right to participate two years ago because they did not meet the minimum 3 percent of the registered vote count in 2018.

One of them is the National Education Workers Union, backed by the New Alliance Party (Panal), and the other is the Social Encounter Party (PES), backed by protestant churches. In fact, in the current Mexican Congress, the PES wields both deputies and senators, but still, did not get enough votes in the 2018 elections to stay registered.

Three more potential registrations are the Progressive Social Networks, which ironically, is being founded by teachers’ union leader Elba Esther Gordillo, who also founded Panal in 2007.

September 14, 2020  

Former Secretary of Health Salomon Chertorivski, talks about “La Gestion de la Pandemia en Mexico”

Salomon Chertorivski, talks about "La Gestion de la Pandemia en Mexico" (Managing the Pandemia in Mexico) written by 6 former Mexican Secretaries of Health. Deputy Secretary and spokesperson for the Mexican government, Hugo Lopez Gatell, when asked about this book he was dismissive and sarcastic regarding the authors and the recommendations outlined in this publication.  Find out why,  by listening to my guest,  Salomon Chertorivski, and then download the book to understand the concerns presented by Mexican scientists and medical experts.  Interview date: September 11th, 2020

September 11, 2020  

Ivan Zapíen rumbo a las elecciones en Estados Unidos

Ana María Salazar en este Podcast entrevista a Ivan Zapien para que nos de un panorama sobre las próximas elecciones en Estados Unidos

September 7, 2020  

Gabriel Casillas Chief Economist Banorte Interview 28/8/2020 Update on Mexico’s economic recovery.

Gabriel Casillas Chief Economist Banorte Interview 28/8/2020 Update on Mexicos economic recovery.

September 7, 2020  

¿How effective has Mexico´s strategy to control the COVID19 Pandemic? Analysis by Dr. Guillermo Torre Amioone,

¿How effective has Mexico´s strategy to control the COVID19 Pandemic? Analysis by Dr. Guillermo Torre Amioone, who heads TecSalud in Monterrey Nuevo Leon, who provides a detailed analysis of what the Mexican government is doing right and wrong. This interview is part of a series of podcasts by Ana Maria Salazar talking to experts seeking to understand how well Mexico is facing COVID19 crisis. Interview date: 4/9/2020

September 7, 2020  

Dr. Luis Ernesto Derbez talks about the Impunity Index

The Universidad de las Américas in Puebla once again published the Impunity Index 2020, very useful to try to understand what's going on in Mexico in regards to security. 

The President of the Universidad de las Américas, Dr. Luis Ernesto Derbez talks about this recent study.

August 17, 2020  

Gricha Raether from Democrats Abroad reminds Americans living in Mexico to Vote

Democrats Abroad Chair for Mexico City analyses lessons learned by democrat since the last presidential elections.  He also reminds Americans living in Mexico, who plan to vote in this year's elections, must hurry and register to in the next two weeks to make sure they get their ballots and have enough time to send them back to the USA before the November elections.  Check out and register TODAY!

August 9, 2020  

Ambassador Roberta Jacobson reminds Americans living in Mexico to www.votefromabroad.o

Fabulous conversation with former US Ambassador in Mexico Roberta Jacobson She calls on all Americans living in Mexico to vote!  If you are going to vote from abroad, you MUST request your ballots as soon as possible! Ambassador Jacobson provides details on how American citizens can vote from abroad. She also provides an interesting description of how Joe Biden would change US policies towards Mexico and Latinamerica. 

If you are, or if you know, an American living in Mexico or Latinamerica, listen and share this podcast.  Time is running out to request your ballot, so you can vote in November! Go to 

May 24, 2020  

Conversation with Jonathan Heath, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Mexico

Deputy Governor Bank of Mexico lays out some of the major challenges Mexico´s economy will face once the #Covid19 restrictions are lifted in Mexico. Jonathan Heath, subgobernador del Banco de México, considera que el repunte de la inflación a nivel global será una incógnita.

July 20, 2018  

Stephan Selig, former undersecretary at the Departamento of Commerce

If you’ve been following the news, there was an statement made by President Donald Trump where he basically said something like this: that he had ‘clicked’ with the new President Elect, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and that President Donald Trump is interested in negociating what sounds like a bilateral trade agreement with Mexico. Of course there has been very interesting reactions in Mexico to this proposal. The secretary of economy, Ildefonso Guajardo cameo out and basically stated that no, Mexico Will continue to renegotiate NAFTA with the Canadians and United States. There is a questionmark in terms as to where this proposal is going. Top ut into context what this proposal means and reallisticaly what are the posibilities of NAFTA surviving this stage or. Joining us today is Stephan Selig, former undersecretary of commerce for International Trade at the U.S. Departamento of Commerce for the later years of Barack Obama’s Presidency, from 2014 to 2016.

July 11, 2018  

Gabriel Casillas talks about how AMLO would deal with the present comercial war and the future of NAFTA

We have been following very closely of course the position taken by President elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador in regards to this meeting he had with the business community in the last few days.There is two really big issues that have to do with Mexico and it’s ability to do commerce around the world, and it has to do with tariffs, as you know there is a tariffs war around the world, a comercial war taking place and how that potencially affect the future renegotiation of NAFTA. To talk about these issues is with us Gabriel Casillas, Chief Economist for Banorte.

July 6, 2018  

Interview with AMLO´s former campaign manager and transition team leader Tatiana Clouthier

Tatiana Clouthier is the former campaign manager for the candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, now President elect and Tatiana is part of the transition team on political matters.

July 5, 2018  

Paco Abundis: A big part of MORENA’s support has to do with a rejection against the President Enrique Pena Nieto

Some of the mayor that may have been key in terms of turning the mexican voter against the President Enrique peña Nieto. When we talk about the support Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador recieved. Are we assuming that a big part of this support has to do with a rejection against the President Enrique Pena Nieto? Are we talking about the political party system in general? It is overwhelming the support MORENA recieved this weekend, not only in presidential elections buta round the country. To answer these questions we have again Francisco Abundis from Parametria.

July 5, 2018  

Paco Abundis talk about the historical electoral process in Mexico

Last Sunday was extraordinary for Mexico. Because there was an historical election and a historical process. These of course has been reflected in the headlines, not only here in Mexico but around the world. Top ut into context what happened on Sunday, we have Francisco Abundis from Parametria.

June 26, 2018  

Francisco Abundis from Parametria What to expect on July 1st; election day in Mexico

Francisco Abundis, from Parametría, tells us what to expecto on July 1st, the election day in Mexico

June 20, 2018  

Alejandro Aurrecochea from Integralia. Few days before the elections in Mexico

Literally days away from the elections in Mexico, as you know, the Wednesday before the elections day, Wednesday evening at midnight there will be no campaigne, so there is very few days left and of course we’ve been following this literally for the las two years, so I really apreciate again Alejandro Aurrecochea from integralia joining us to talk about the days previous to the elections.

June 19, 2018  

Eric Martin, correspondent for Bloomberg in Mexico. Elections and NAFTA

Eric Martin, correspondent for Bloomberg in Mexico follows the elections and the NAFTA negotiations

June 19, 2018  

Jose Medina Mora, Vice President of COPARMEX talks about thr new Fiscal General

One of the big reforms that are taking place right now an was vote don during this administration has to do with the creation of this “Fiscal General”. It is the Attorney general’s office, but in reallity the Fiscal General is suposed to be more independent tan the General Prosecutor. Those are at least some of the characteristics of the inicial drafting in constitutional reforms. Anyway, the partys have been unable to reach an agreement between candidates and I ran into a senator the other day and he expressed concern that the two appointments that have now been made during the summer time has to do with: 1., The new Fiscal general and 2., Th especial prosecutor for aanticorruption cases, but, in many ways dependo n the Fiscal General. To talk about an innovative and very different proposal I have on the line Jose Medina Mora, National Vice President of Structural Strenghtening of Coparmex.

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