Mexico City’s archdiocese brands Mexican firms collaborating with wall ‘traitors’

Mexico City’s archdiocese brands Mexican firms collaborating with wall ‘traitors’

by WorldTribune Staff, March 27, 2017 Any Mexican company that assists in building U.S. President Donald Trump’s border wall “should be considered traitors to the homeland,” the Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico said on March 26. In an editorial, Mexico’s largest archdiocese scolded companies who might seek to profit from the wall. “Any company intending to […]

Report credits drug trafficking for Mexico’s ranking as world’s third most dangerous country

Report credits drug trafficking for Mexico’s ranking as world’s third most dangerous country

Special to WorldTribune.com By Allan Wall The consulting firm Verisk Maplecroft compiled a Crime Rate Index for calendar year 2016, and Mexico is ranked the third most dangerous country in the world. Verisk Maplecroft describes itself on its website as “a leading global risk analytics, research and strategic forecasting company offering an unparalleled portfolio of […]

Trump phobia could lead to immigration surge in . . . Mexico

Trump phobia could lead to immigration surge in . . . Mexico

by WorldTribune Staff, March 14, 2017 Fearing that U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration policies will lead to their arrest, or immediate deportation back home, large numbers of asylum seekers from Central America are seeking refuge in Mexico instead. One El Salvadoran told a Honduran newspaper that the ultimate goal was to reach the United States, […]

Economic Freedom Index: U.S. dropped to 17th in 2016

Economic Freedom Index: U.S. dropped to 17th in 2016

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The American economy slipped yet again to a lower ranking in 2016 as a result of a combination of regulatory burdens, large public debt and business taxes according to a watchdog survey of global economic freedoms. The annual Heritage Index of Economic Freedom saw the U.S. economy slip […]

Mexico’s murder rate spiked in 2016 due to ‘ongoing shifts in the underworld’

Mexico’s murder rate spiked in 2016 due to ‘ongoing shifts in the underworld’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Allan Wall, MexiData.info The analysis of Mexican murder statistics is a grisly business because these statistics are not just numbers, but represent real people who were homicide victims. According to the Mexican government’s own statistics, the Mexican murder total in 2016 was 20,792, the highest it’s been since 2012. (Enrique Peña […]

Mexico: Deportations under Trump lower than under Obama last year

Mexico: Deportations under Trump lower than under Obama last year

by WorldTribune Staff, February 14, 2017 The facts – coming from Mexico itself – appear to contradict media reports on mass deportations conducted last week by the Trump administration. Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said on Feb. 13 that there has not been a rise in the number of deportations of Mexicans from the United […]

Drug bust in N.C. shows long reach of Mexico’s cartels, likely corruption of U.S. officials

Drug bust in N.C. shows long reach of Mexico’s cartels, likely corruption of U.S. officials

by WorldTribune Staff, February 8, 2017 A drug bust in North Carolina show how far the tentacles of Mexico’s drug cartels reach into the United States, a report said. A heroin ring operated by a Mexican cartel was recently busted in Rowan Country, more than 1,500 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border, Judicial Watch noted in […]

Smart fence is best option for U.S.-Mexico border barrier, Israeli security firm says

Smart fence is best option for U.S.-Mexico border barrier, Israeli security firm says

by WorldTribune Staff, January 31, 2017 The CEO of an Israeli security firm at the forefront of smart technology said the combination of a smart fence and wall would be the best bet for the United States at its border with Mexico. “Just putting a barrier will not stop someone from surmounting the wall; they […]

Do the math: Use Mexican drug cash to pay for the wall

Do the math: Use Mexican drug cash to pay for the wall

Special to WorldTribune.com David Morgan, Asheville Tribune Mexico and the cartels without question are shipping tons of drugs into the US, through the southern border, and all the money is ending up back in Mexico. The Mexican government has no handle on it, cannot control it, and is dominated by the cartels. These drug kings […]

Meanwhile, in N.Y., ‘El Chapo’ faces a 17-count indictment . . . and a bill for the wall?

Meanwhile, in N.Y., ‘El Chapo’ faces a 17-count indictment . . . and a bill for the wall?

by WorldTribune Staff, January 27, 2017 While a bitter dispute simmers over how Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall will be funded, court documents in the 17-count U.S.  indictment against Joaquin Guzman reveal “El Chapo” as a larger-than-life figure with assets that could fund the multi-billion dollar project. The brutal druglord carried a gold-plated AK-47, maintained […]

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