Latest Marcelo Ebrard News

Mexican diplomat starts jostling for 2024 nomination

Jun. 20, 2022 21:24 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s top diplomat began the open jostling to win the 2024 nomination of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s Morena party on Monday. Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard offered his WhatsApp number for comments from the public Monday, and on...

Biden lauds democratic unity despite no-shows at summit

Jun. 08, 2022 22:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday that democracy is an “essential ingredient” for the Western Hemisphere’s future as he welcomed leaders to the Summit of the Americas, an implicit rebuttal to those who boycotted the gathering because authoritarians were not invited. ...

In blow to Biden, Mexico president to skip Americas Summit

Jun. 06, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador confirmed Monday that he will skip the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, dealing a blow to the U.S.' efforts to rally governments to work together to address surging migration in the hemisphere. López Obrador...

Americas summit agenda takes shape, but who will show up?

May. 31, 2022 15:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration is putting final touches on an agenda for next week's Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, but it's still unclear if Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will attend. His absence would be a setback for the United...

Mexico president threatens to skip Americas Summit

May. 10, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president said Tuesday that he would not attend next month's Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles if the Biden administration excludes Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua — adding his voice to increasing warnings of a boycott by some leaders across the region. ...

Explosion at luxury Havana hotel kills 22, injures dozens

May. 06, 2022 21:43 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — A powerful explosion apparently caused by a natural gas leak killed at least 22 people, including a child, and injured dozens Friday when it blew away outer walls from a luxury hotel in the heart of Cuba’s capital. No tourists were staying at Havana's 96-room Hotel...

Mexican president slams US on tour of Central America

May. 06, 2022 01:41 AM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador started a five-day tour to four Central American countries and Cuba on Thursday by lashing out at the U.S. government. López Obrador criticized American officials sharply for being quick to send billions to...

Mexico's president starts regional tour in Guatemala

May. 05, 2022 23:14 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador started a lightning, five-day tour to four Central American countries and Cuba on Thursday, stopping first in neighboring Guatemala. Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard wrote in his social media...

Change trains: Mexico favors N. Mexico over Texas

May. 03, 2022 19:42 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government is snubbing Texas and moving a proposed border rail link to New Mexico after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott backed up border crossings with state inspections in April. Mexican diplomats met Tuesday with U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security...

Biden, Mexican president confer on migration, diplomacy

Apr. 29, 2022 21:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Mexico's Andres Manuel López Obrador agreed in a phone call Friday to do more to promote “just, humane and effective efforts to reduce irregular migration" at the southern border, the White House reported after their nearly hourlong conversation. ...