Mexican expressionist artist Francisco Toledo dies at 79
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Expressionist painter Francisco Toledo, who was well-known and respected in Mexico both for his art and his activism, has died, the country's president announced late...
Mexico arrests 6 police in 2015 killings of civilians
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in Mexico said Thursday they have arrested six federal police officers in connection with a series of shootings in 2015 in which at least eight demonstrators...
Mexico says businessman Carlos Ahumada arrested in Argentina
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican federal prosecutors said Friday that authorities in Argentina acting at Mexico's request have detained businessman Carlos Ahumada, who was tied to political scandals a...
Mexico state assembly passes anti-protest law
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The home state of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has passed a law punishing some protests with prison.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The presidents of Honduras and Mexico signed a letter of intent Saturday for cooperating on ways to stem the tide of Central American migrants seeking asylum in the...
Mexico cuts budget for all, from athletes to archaeologists
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican Olympic Committee said Wednesday it will no longer be able to offer food, lodging and medical services at its main sports training complex, the latest casualty in a...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador refuses to live in the luxurious official residence, and on Thursday he said he's planning to downsize even further: He announced...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's leftist Morena party has apparently unseated the conservative National Action Party in the governorship of the border state of Baja...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's top human rights official says gangs are re-using clandestine graves, dumping new bodies into burial pits where human remains had already been excavated by...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Suspected fuel thieves have opened fire on a marine patrol in Mexico, killing one marine and wounding three others.
The marines were patrolling a state-owned pipeline in...
Ex-Mexican President Fox says gunmen tried to storm his home
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Former Mexican President Vicente Fox says armed men tried to storm into his house, just months after President Andrés Manuel López Obrador cut off security for the country's...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police in northern Mexico have broken up three wildcat picket lines at assembly plants in the border city of Matamoros, across from Brownsville, Texas.
Mexico says it won’t react to Trump threats over border
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's foreign relations secretary said Friday his country won't react to U.S. President Donald Trump's threats to close the U.S.-Mexico border, and its president even held a...
Mexican Navy: 1 injured in clash near vaquita reserve
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president said Friday he regrets a confrontation between fishermen and marines trying to prevent the illegal fishing that has driven the vaquita porpoise to the brink...
Mexico president calls for truth commission on conquest
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador asked Spain on Tuesday to set up a kind of fact-finding commission on the 1519-1521 conquest of Mexico to determine what kind of...
Mexico president asks Spain, Pope to apologize for conquest
MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday he has asked Spain and the Vatican to apologize for the conquest of the Americas five centuries ago.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government is re-launching its search for the country's 40,000 missing people by resuming a decade-old effort to dig for remains of an activist who disappeared in...
No ‘financial ceiling’ in search for missing in Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Families of missing people swarmed Mexico's president Sunday after he vowed to ramp up efforts to identify thousands of bodies. They held pictures of their loved ones or pressed...
Mexico president talks US investment with Trump son in law
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Wednesday that talks with White House senior adviser Jared Kushner have led to advances toward an agreement that would have...
Trump will nominate a lawyer as US ambassador to Mexico
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will nominate the constitutional and appellate attorney Christopher Landau to be U.S. ambassador to Mexico, the White Houses announced Tuesday.
Mexican president promises not to seek re-election
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has signed an open letter promising to not seek re-election after his six-year term ends in 2024.
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean
This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The disappearance of 43 Mexican students at the hands of police in 2014 is entering a new phase with the launch of a group that will try to shed light on the still-murky...
Mexico ships inmates out of last island penal colony
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico said Monday it has transferred all the inmates from the infamous Isla Marias prison, the last island penal colony in a hemisphere once dotted with remote island jails...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador celebrated what he called his administration's "cordial" relations with the United States on Monday as he marked his first 100 days...
Mexico’s leftist president creates new style of government
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's first 100 days in office have combined a compulsive shedding of presidential trappings with a dizzying array of policy...
Mexico acknowledges failure on gender violence, unveils plan
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities acknowledged Wednesday that Mexico has failed to do enough to protect women and girls, and President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's government presented a plan to...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Townspeople allegedly paid by a criminal group burned cars and trucks to block a police raid on a fuel-theft gang in north-central Mexico, according to Guanajuato state...
Mexican president cancels gold mine
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he's cancelling a gold mining project in Baja California Sur state over concerns about water supplies.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's lower chamber of Congress approved constitutional changes Thursday allowing the creation of a National Guard that the new government wants to lead the fight against...
Mexican president urges reason in wage demands
MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador tried Thursday to close the Pandora's box of wage demands he helped unleash when he doubled the minimum wage along Mexico's northern...
Mexico president sells predecessors’ bulletproof cars
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says his administration has auctioned off most of the bulletproof and luxury vehicles used by past presidents.
Gas-fired power plant wins voter approval in Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Voters in central Mexico have approved a stalled gas-fired power plant, one of seven projects that have been postponed, in many cases for years, by community...
Mexico to help “El Chapo” family seek US humanitarian visas
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday that he has instructed his government to assist the family of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in seeking humanitarian visas...
Mexico president says he will choose National Guard’s head
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he will have the power to appoint an active military officer to lead a new National Guard although it would be a civilian...
Mexican Senate approves quasi-military National Guard
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Senate voted unanimously Thursday to approve a more civilian-oriented version of the militarized National Guard that the government wants to use to combat a rising wave...
Auditors: $167 million misspent in Mexico airport project
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican federal auditors say they have found $167 million in mismanagement and questionable expenses at a now-cancelled project to build a new Mexico City...
Mexico activist killed days before pipeline referendum
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A community activist fighting against a plan to build a gas pipeline through his central Mexico town was killed Wednesday, three days before a scheduled public referendum on the...
Mexico to close infamous island penal colony, region’s last
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico will close its infamous Isla Marias prison, the last island penal colony in a hemisphere once dotted with remote island jails like the one depicted in the movie "Papillon."
Mexican president announces bailout for cash-strapped Pemex
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced a $3.9 billion bailout for the country's cash-strapped, state-owned oil company Friday and promised it an additional $1.6 billion in revenue, making it a rescue package of up to $5.5 billion.
Mexico leader: Chapo verdict shows money can’t buy happiness
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador sees the conviction of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman as a moral lesson.
Lopez Obrador said Wednesday: "Let this serve as a lesson to show that money doesn't buy true happiness."
Guzman was convicted in New York Tuesday of drug trafficking and may be sentenced to life.
Mexican state electric firm aims to rework private contracts
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's state-run electric company is looking to renegotiate generous natural gas contracts it has with private sector firms that stipulate payments even when gas isn't being delivered.
Mexican president promises new terminal for capital airport
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says the country's main airport will get a third terminal.
At an event Sunday he said: "All this space— where there's the presidential hangar, for example, and also the army base_will be converted into a new terminal in the Benito Juarez airport."
He also promised to refurbish existing runways and modernize the facility.
Train blockades present test for Mexico’s leftist president
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Railroad blockades by radical teachers in Mexico are testing leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's promise not to use force against protesters.
Since taking office Dec. 1, Lopez Obrador has said he would handle all protests with negotiation. But the obstinacy of the teachers — who set up protest camps on railways in January to demand back pay — has exhausted the president's patience.
Mexican president pushes ‘voucher’ system for day cares
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is facing opposition from day care advocates after he cut direct funding for government-run and concessionary child care centers.
The current system allows parents to sign up for low-cost care based on their place of employment or residence, but the centers have been plagued by abuse scandals and faulty installations. One such center burned in 2009, killing 49 children.
Mexican border strike nears victory, 44 of 48 plants settle
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A mass strike at assembly plants in a Mexican border city is nearing victory, after 44 of 48 "maquiladora" factories agreed to 20 percent pay increases.
Companies in Matamoros had resisted union demands for raises and a one-time bonus of about $1,685. At its height the strike involved 25,000 workers making less than $1 an hour.
Mexican president unleashes labor unrest at border plants
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A mass strike at 48 "maquiladora," or manufacturer, plants in Mexico's border city of Matamoros is heading for victory, bringing pay raises for laborers who make less than $1 an hour, or about 100 pesos a day, assembling auto components and TV sets for export to the United States — and causing jitters for the business community.
Mexican president launches ambitious forestry, orchard plan
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador launched an ambitious forestry program Friday to plant fruit and timber trees, as well as cacao and coffee, on nearly 1.5 million acres (570,000 hectares) in the country's south.
The government program will pay farmers a wage of about $250 per month to care for plots averaging about 6 acres (2.5 hectares).
Mexico army destroys explosives found outside refinery
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday he would not be intimidated by explosives and a threat found near a refinery in the central state of Guanajuato.
Guanajuato is one of Mexico's hot spots for massive fuel theft, which Lopez Obrador has tried to combat by deploying the military.
"We're not going to fall for any provocation," Lopez Obrador said. "We are not going to pay attention to any act of intimidation."
Mexico appears willing but unready to hold US refugees
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's willingness to accept U.S. asylum seekers while their applications are processed appears to be yet another sign of the blooming honeymoon between leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and President Donald Trump, though it is also causing concern among officials in Mexican border cities already struggling to deal with thousands of Central American migrants.