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Mexico City: Capital of Mexico
Mexico City, or the City of Mexico, is one of the 32 states which make up the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico and the capital of Mexico and the most populous city in North America. It is one of the most important cultural and financial centres in the world. It is located in the Valley of Mexico, a large valley in the high plateaus in the center of Mexico, at an altitude of 2,240 meters (7,350 ft). The city has 16 alcaldías, formerly known as boroughs.

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Mexico City goes back to the future with plastic bag ban

Mexico City's new ban on plastic bags has inspired visions of a journey back in time even as local makers of the packaging worry they could become obsolete.
Reuters - Published

Morales says the U.S. offered him plane to leave Bolivia

Former Bolivian President Evo Morales said in an interview with Reuters in Mexico City on Friday that the United States had offered a plane to get him out of Bolivia.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Mexico City


Plastic bag ban goes into effect in Mexico City [Video]Plastic bag ban goes into effect in Mexico City

With only four percent of its waste ever recycled, Mexico's biggest city introduces a new ban on plastics.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:27Published

Mexico City goes back to the future with plastic bag ban [Video]Mexico City goes back to the future with plastic bag ban

Mexico City's new ban on plastic bags has inspired visions of a journey back in time even as local makers of the packaging worry they could become obsolete. Jonah Green reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

Emiliano Zapata in heels causes stir in Mexico [Video]Emiliano Zapata in heels causes stir in Mexico

A painting depicting Mexican revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata naked but for high heels and a pink sombrero, astride an aroused white horse, has sparked controversy in socially conservative Mexico,..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:15Published

White House Adviser Jared Kushner Talks About Trade Deal With Mexico And Canada [Video]White House Adviser Jared Kushner Talks About Trade Deal With Mexico And Canada

White House adviser Jared Kushner spoke out about the trade deal with Mexico and Canada. According to Reuters, he said there progress in the trade deal. Yet he would not confirm whether he planned to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

 

In new blow to Mexico's crime fight, judge frees suspected cartel members

Twenty-seven of 31 suspected cartel members arrested this week in a Mexico City raid were freed by a judge, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday, marking his government's second..
Reuters - Published

Security forces arrest 31 cartel suspects in raid on Mexico City drug labs: authorities

Security forces arrested 31 suspected cartel members on Tuesday in a raid on a warren of clandestine tunnels and alleged drug laboratories in Mexico City, authorities said.
Reuters - Published

Mexican president delays international airport opening to 2022

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday a commercial airport north of Mexico City will be inaugurated by April 2022, pushing back earlier target opening dates after a slew of..
Reuters - Published

Mexican president says airport serving capital to operate by 2021

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said construction on an airport north of Mexico City will begin on Thursday and the site will open by 2021, despite a slew of legal hurdles that have..
Reuters - Published

Walls will not halt migration: Guatemala president-elect

Those who believe that walls will halt migration are mistaken, Guatemala's President-elect Alejandro Giammattei said at an event in Mexico City on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Mexico busts human smuggling ring operating in Cancun, Mexico City airports

Mexican authorities on Saturday said they detained two suspected leaders of a human smuggling ring that brought migrants from South America and Asia to Mexico before transporting them toward the..
Reuters - Published

Mexico's Oaxaca state legalizes abortion in historic move for Catholic nation

The Mexican state of Oaxaca on Wednesday approved a bill to legalize abortion, making it only the second region of the predominantly Roman Catholic country after Mexico City to permit the procedure.
Reuters - Published

Death of an activist: unsolved murder exposes fraught outlook in Mexico

Human rights activists in Mexico had already suffered a bad year by the time 58-year-old Cristina Vazquez was murdered in her apartment in an affluent Mexico City neighborhood at the end of June.
Reuters - Published

Mexico president says all companies involved in canceled airport paid off

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday that all the companies involved in the construction of the part-built $13 billion Mexico City airport he canceled in late October had now..
Reuters - Published

Argentina detains businessman at center of Mexican corruption scandal

Argentine authorities and Interpol detained on Friday a businessman who was at the center of a Mexican corruption scandal in 2004 that hurt the reputation of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who at the..
Reuters - Published

Mexico City prison fire kills at least three, injures seven

A fire at a prison in eastern Mexico City on Thursday morning killed at least three men and injured seven others, the city government said in a statement.
Reuters - Published

Mexico detains migrant children in cramped holding center despite court ruling

Overcrowding, prison-like conditions, bed bugs and illness are among the complaints of migrants in a Mexico City detention center that holds dozens of minors two months after a court ruled it was..
Reuters - Published

Armed robbers in Mexico steal gold coins from government coin maker

Armed robbers stole gold coins worth more than $2 million from a Mexican government coin manufacturer in Mexico City on Tuesday, security officials said.
Reuters - Published

Mexico gas pipeline leak forces evacuation of about 2,000: media

Nearly 2,000 people were evacuated from a rural community north of Mexico City due to a gas leak, the Associated Press reported.
Reuters - Published

Two Israeli men shot dead in apparent Mexico City shopping mall hit

Two Israeli men were shot dead in an apparent gangland hit at a luxury Mexico City shopping mall, authorities said on Thursday, in the latest flare-up of violence convulsing the capital.
Reuters - Published

Minor quake shakes Mexico City, latest in week of tremors

A minor earthquake struck Mexico City on Thursday, the latest in a series of small tremors that have shaken buildings and jangled nerves across the Mexican capital over the past week.
Reuters - Published

Minor earthquake hits Mexico City: Reuters witness

A minor earthquake struck Mexico City on Thursday, shaking tall buildings in the metropolis, though with no immediate reports of damages.
Reuters - Published

Pompeo to visit Mexico on eve of safe third-country asylum deadline

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Tuesday he will meet his U.S. counterpart Mike Pompeo in Mexico City at the weekend to discuss migration and trade, on the eve of a deadline set in a..
Reuters - Published

Mexico foreign minister to discuss migration with U.S. secretary of state

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard will meet with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Mexico City, he said in a tweet on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Mexican president says work on new airport north of Mexico City to begin this month

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday that work to expand an airport at the Santa Lucia military base, meant to serve the capital, would begin this month following a series of..
Reuters - Published

'Here, I feel free': Mexico City celebrates role as haven for LGBTQ migrants

Tens of thousands of people paraded through the streets of Mexico City on Saturday to celebrate the capital's growing role as a beacon of tolerance for migrants fleeing persecution for their gender and..
Reuters - Published

Mexican National Guard expands into capital to address crime surge

Mexico's new militarized National Guard police force will expand to the capital Mexico City in an effort to tackle a deteriorating security situation, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on..
Reuters - Published

Skirt or trousers? Mexican gender-neutral school uniform plan creates stir

A proposal to allow children in Mexico City to decide whether to wear skirts or trousers to school has caused a swirl of controversy in a country long regarded as a bastion of Roman Catholic family..
Reuters - Published

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