MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim said Monday that he would be "concerned and afraid" if leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador wins and cancels the new Mexico City airport project.
Speaking at a news conference, Slim strongly defended the $9.2 billion project, in which his companies have won major contracts.
Mexico employers federation pushes for higher minimum wage
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The push to raise Mexico's low wages has gotten some unusual champions.
The Mexican Employers' Federation said Monday that the minimum wage should be raised 19 percent, to the equivalent of about $5 a day.
And telecom magnate Carlos Slim, Mexico's richest man, told a business conference that "what has to be done is to substantially increase people's incomes." He called for a larger, better-paid middle class to stimulate Mexico's internal market.
Mexican billionaire sees growth opportunity after earthquake
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's richest man, telecom magnate Carlos Slim, said Tuesday that reconstruction from two destructive earthquakes last month will create jobs and spur growth and announced that more than $100 million has been raised for relief efforts.
Tenor Placido Domingo announces disaster relief fundraising
NEW YORK (AP) — Opera singer Placido Domingo has announced he will match $50,000 in donations to relief efforts following an earthquake in Mexico and a hurricane in Puerto Rico.
The 76-year-old tenor-baritone said Monday he had donated $200,000 to Carlos Slim's foundation, which matched that amount on a five-to-one basis for a total of $1.2 million.
Mexico bans gillnet fishing in endangered porpoise’s habitat
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico enacted a permanent ban on gillnet fishing in the northern Gulf of California on Friday in a bid to protect the critically endangered porpoise known as the vaquita marina.
The measure, which makes permanent a temporary ban in place since April 2015, is the first step toward fulfilling an agreement reached this month by President Enrique Pena Nieto and the foundations of actor Leonardo DiCaprio and telecom billionaire Carlos Slim to try to save the vaquita.
Mexico, DiCaprio, Slim team up to help endangered porpoise
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president, its richest man and actor Leonardo DiCaprio signed an agreement Wednesday to try to save the critically endangered vaquita porpoise.
The vaquita is native to the northern Gulf of California, also known as the Sea of Cortez, where only about two dozen remain. They are threatened largely due to unauthorized gillnets set to catch totoaba, a fish whose swim bladder is a prized delicacy in China. The illegal nets can ensnare and kill the vaquitas.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican telecom magnate Carlos Slim has joined forces with Mexico's largest university and the country's human rights agency to hold workshops for Latinos in the United States on how to obtain U.S. citizenship.
The National Autonomous University of Mexico, known as UNAM, says the Carlos Slim Foundation and the National Human Rights Commission signed the agreement Tuesday.
Mexico president gets a bounce from clash with Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just a few days ago, Enrique Pena Nieto was a pariah president, dogged by protests and cursed with the lowest approval rating for a Mexican leader in recent history.
No more, thanks to Donald Trump.
Months of Trump's insults to Mexican migrants, threats to build a vast border wall to keep out them out, deport those who've arrived and impose crippling taxes on Mexican exports were met with teeth-clenched restraint by Pena Nieto's government — infuriating many Mexicans.
Rather than drain it, Trump advisers opt to join DC swamp
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of Donald Trump's most trusted aides is setting up a government consulting shop a block from the White House — a move that complicates the president-elect's promises to "drain the swamp" of Washington.
Corey Lewandowski, Trump's first campaign manager, and former Trump adviser Barry Bennett announced Wednesday they are starting a government relations and political consulting firm called Avenue Strategies. They're pitching their ties to Trump as they seek clients.
Mexican billionaire Slim says Trump could be good for Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim says a Donald Trump presidency could be good news for Mexico.
At a forum with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday, Slim discarded the pessimistic narrative about how Trump's hard-line views on immigration and free trade could shake Mexico.