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...
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 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...
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...
Cuaron’s ‘Roma’ gives Mexico 1st foreign language film Oscar
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Roma," the touching black-and-white portrait of a domestic worker and the middle-class family she cares for in 1970s Mexico City, won the Oscar for best foreign language film...
Haunting ‘Roma’ scene shines a rare spotlight on stillbirths
Of all the little moments of joy and strife that fill the top-nominated Oscar film "Roma," the most gut-wrenching takes place in a Mexico City hospital room, where a doctor coolly tells a...
A long trip, a long day in Mexico for New Zealand’s Ryan Fox
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Playing golf on foreign soil is nothing new to Ryan Fox. He just didn't know what planet he was on Thursday in the Mexico Championship.
McIlroy opens with 63 has Woods struggles in Mexico debut
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Rory McIlroy flirted with a hole-in-one on the same par 4 where Tiger Woods hit out-of-bounds with his first shot in Mexico.
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...
Spieth’s father fills in as caddie in Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Jordan Spieth's father decided at the last minute to come down to the Mexico Championship without realizing how much he would be needed.
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...
Spieth’s caddie leaves Mexico upon death of father
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The caddie for Jordan Spieth has left the Mexico Championship because of the death of his father.
Michael Greller, the former sixth-grade math teacher from the Seattle...
Financial questions hound 2 of F1′s 3 races in North America
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two of Formula One's three races in North America are facing financial issues that are raising concern about their future.
A new country, big excitement in Mexico over Tiger Woods
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two small openings on both sides of a tree-covered path were packed with fans young and old, some with caps they wanted signed, others holding phones to capture the moment. They...
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...
Police: Man accused of kidnapping his son found in Mexico
BOSTON (AP) — Police in Massachusetts say a man accused of kidnapping his 1-year-old son has been located in Mexico.
Lowell Police said Monday that 37-year-old Fillemom De Lima, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, is being held by Mexican authorities at an immigration detention center.
De Lima and his son were last seen on Jan. 9. Lowell Police and the FBI traced him to Mexico City.
Suspect in 2010 Cabanas shooting gets 20 years in Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The man suspected of shooting former Paraguay national soccer team standout Salvador Cabanas in the head in 2010, effectively ending his career, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in Mexico, authorities announced Sunday.
But federal prosecutors said in a statement that the man identified as Jose Jorge "B," with no full last name given, was sentenced for organized crime, not attempted murder.
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6 dead, 3 wounded in shooting at street party in Mexico City
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City authorities and media report that six people have been killed and three more wounded in a shooting at a street party in a hardscrabble borough.
The city prosecutor's office reports via Twitter that five men and one woman died from gunfire in Los Reyes Culhuacan in the borough of Iztapalapa. Two women and a man were taken to a hospital.
Prosecutors say the shooters fled and authorities are reviewing video from security cameras near the scene.
Explosive device found, disarmed in Mexican mall
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities on the outskirts of Mexico's capital are investigating a homemade explosive device found in a shopping mall bathroom.
The Mexico state security secretary said in a statement Friday that the device discovered inside a mall in Tlalnepantla included a battery detonator and analog clock, as well as nuts and screws. It was housed in a small wooden box.
State police disarmed the device and turned it over to federal prosecutors.
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.
5 bodies found in Mexico believed to be missing police
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in the western Mexico state of Michoacan say they have found the bodies of five men in an abandoned pickup.
Local media report that officials believe the dead men to be five police officers from the town of Tuzantla who have been missing since last week.
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.
Mexico Learjet lands in flames; no injuries reported
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in central Mexico say a Learjet air ambulance made a dramatic emergency landing and skidded off the runway.
The International Airport of Toluca said no one was injured in the incident.
The airport said the Learjet 35 was carrying seven passengers and two crew members when it took off Thursday from Toluca, which lies about 63 kilometers (39 miles) west of Mexico City. It quickly asked to land.
6.6 quake hits Mexico; no reports of death or serious injury
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A strong earthquake jolted southern Mexico on Friday, rattling nerves and swaying tall buildings hundreds of miles away in the capital, but there were no reports of serious damage, injuries or deaths.
The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the quake had a magnitude of 6.6. It was centered about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from the city of Tapachula in Chiapas state and struck at a depth of 40 miles (68 kilometers).
Mexico City prepares to celebrate Oscar wins for ‘Roma’
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City officials are predicting Alfonso Cuaron's film "Roma" will sweep the Academy Awards and are already planning a mass celebration.
Mexicans traditionally gather at the city's Independence Monument to celebrate victories in World Cup soccer matches. On Thursday, officials said they are already preparing to host a celebration for the Oscar wins at the monument, known as "the Angel."
Monarch population up 144 pct at Mexico wintering grounds
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The population of monarch butterflies wintering in central Mexico is up 144 percent over last year, experts said Wednesday.
The data presented by Andrew Rhodes, Mexico's national commissioner for protected natural areas, was cheered but scientists quickly warned that it does not mean the butterflies that migrate from Canada and the United States are out of danger.
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Fuel theft tunnel found in Mexico City; toll in fire at 119
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities discovered a tunnel Tuesday beneath an industrial building in Mexico City that fuel thieves dug to tap gasoline and diesel pipelines.
Mexico discovers thousands of such taps each year, but seldom are they found connected to tunnels or located in such heavily populated areas.
Southwest Airlines in late March ending Mexico City flights
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines will drop service to Mexico City this spring and use the financial resources to bolster other routes.
Dallas-based Southwest says it will cease operations at Benito Juárez Mexico City International Airport on March 30.
Death toll in Mexican pipeline fire rises to 109
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The death toll in a massive fire at an illegally tapped pipeline in Mexico has risen to 109 after 10 more injured people died at hospitals.
Mexico's Health Secretary Jorge Alcocer said Friday that the latest victims who were severely burned died between Wednesday and early Friday. He said hospitals continue to treat about 40 injured victims.
Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano belches glowing rock, ash
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Popocatepetl volcano outside Mexico City has spewed glowing rock and dumped a dusting of ash over nearby towns.
Mexico's national disaster prevention agency says the volcano east of the capital sent a column of ash 2 miles (3 kilometers) into the air.
Incandescent rocks landed more than a mile (2 kilometers) down the volcano's slope late Tuesday. The civil defense agency in Puebla state also reported ash fall in towns northeast of the peak.
Mexico City neighborhood celebrates “Roma” nominations
MEXICO CITY (AP) — News of Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" being nominated for 10 Academy Awards Tuesday had residents of the director's childhood Mexico City neighborhood joyfully mining their own memories and anticipating showing their children the film someday.
Death toll in Mexico pipeline fire rises to 93
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The death toll in a massive fire at an illegally tapped pipeline in Mexico rose to 93 on Tuesday after four more injured people died at hospitals.
Health Secretary Jorge Alcocer said Tuesday that 46 victims who were severely burned were still in hospitals, two of them in Galveston, Texas. Some are in very poor condition.
Mexico homicide cases rise by 15 percent in 2018
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Homicide cases in Mexico rose by 15 percent in 2018, law enforcement agencies reported this week.
Government figures show prosecutors opened 28,816 investigations in 2018, compared to 25,036 the previous year.
Each case may involve more than one victim, so the total number of homicides is likely to be higher.
NFL to play 4 games in London next season, 1 in Mexico City
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL will play four games in London next season but did not say which would be at Tottenham's delayed new stadium and which would be at Wembley.
The league also said Monday one game will be in Mexico City — Kansas City vs. the Los Angeles Chargers at Azteca Stadium, which hosted games in 2016 and 2017. The Rams and Kansas City were to have played there Nov. 19 but the game was moved to Los Angeles because of poor field conditions.
21 dead, 71 burned in fire at illegal tap on Mexico pipeline
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A huge fire exploded at a pipeline leaking fuel in central Mexico on Friday, killing at least 21 people and badly burning 71 others as locals were collecting the spilling gasoline in buckets and garbage cans, officials said.
The leak was caused by an illegal tap that fuel thieves had drilled into the pipeline in a small town in the state of Hidalgo, about 62 miles (100 kilometers) north of Mexico City, according to state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex.
The Latest: 20 killed in huge fire at Mexican fuel pipeline
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on a pipeline fire in Mexico (all times local):
An official says that 20 people have been killed and 54 others badly burned in a huge fire that broke out at a pipeline leaking fuel in central Mexico.
Hidalgo Gov. Omar Fayad told the Milenio television network that the figures were based on initial reports.
The pipeline apparently exploded hours after thieves drilled an illegal tap and locals approached to try to gather spilled fuel in buckets.
Mexico names veteran lawman as new attorney general
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Senate elected veteran lawman Alejandro Gertz Manero on Friday as the country's new attorney general, a post that is now more independent and runs for a nine-year term.
Gertz Manero was selected overwhelmingly by the Senate from a series of possible candidates proposed by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Previously, the president had named the attorney general, who was ratified by the senate for an undetermined term.
Mexico to ship gas on trains, thieves siphon whole pipelines
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Fuel thieves in Mexico have grown so bold they are drilling illegal taps under warehouses in big cities and siphoning off the entire contents of pipelines, Mexico's president said Wednesday.
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that at one pipeline carrying gasoline, thieves didn't just skim off part of the flow — they drilled so many taps they siphoned away all the fuel in the duct.
Mexico president declares gains in fight against fuel theft
MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador stopped short Monday of declaring victory over Mexico's fuel theft scourge, but said the government was making progress amid frustration over gas shortages.
Long lines continued at gas stations in many parts of the country, but Lopez Obrador asked for patience and said things would soon be getting back to normal.
Mexico widens small pension program to all country’s elderly
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has expanded nationwide a program that provides small pensions to Mexicans over age 68, an extension of an effort that he began in Mexico City while mayor of the capital in 2000.
Lopez Obrador said Sunday that the elderly will receive 2,550 pesos — about $133 — every two months to help cover basic needs. The starting age will be 65 for people in indigenous communities, which tend to have more poverty.
Mexico deploys 4,000 troops, choppers against pipeline theft
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday he has ordered helicopters and 4,000 troops to guard the nation's pipelines and fuel depots in an offensive against massive fuel theft.
The helicopters are watching for organized gangs that drill illegal taps into underground ducts carrying gasoline and diesel. Lopez Obrador ordered key pipelines shut down after thefts soared on Dec. 18.
Mexican president claims sabotage, no retreat in fuel fight
MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador vowed Thursday not to retreat in his battle against fuel theft gangs. As gasoline and diesel shortages are mounted in Mexico.
Lopez Obrador blamed sabotage at a key pipeline leading to Mexico City for blocks-long lines at gas stations, which have worn out the patience of many motorists.
President calls on Mexicans to help in battling fuel thefts
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's new president issued an emotional appeal to his countrymen to help battle against fuel thefts on Wednesday, as long lines spread to gas stations in Mexico City.
The multi-state fuel scarcity arose after President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador decided to close government pipelines riddled with illegal fuel taps drilled by thieves, and instead deliver gas and diesel by tanker trucks.
Mexicans hand gifts from cars on Three Kings Day
MEXICO CITY (AP) — More than a dozen women and children in dingy clothes encircled a white sedan in front of Mexico's most-important monument, walking away with plastic trucks and dolls individually wrapped in clear plastic bags. After the sedan ran out of presents, a silver SUV pulled up to unload jump ropes and plastic balls.
7 children die in pre-dawn house fire in Mexico City
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Seven children died in a house fire in a poor Mexico City neighborhood Friday.
The city prosecutors' office said the fire erupted before dawn in a wooden dwelling in the Iztapalapa neighborhood.
The office said five of the children were under age 10, including two 2-year-olds. The other two were 13 and 14.
Mexico says Swiss man killed in Acapulco robbery
MEXICO CITY (AP) — An 84-year-old Swiss vacationer was stabbed to death in an apparent robbery attempt at a home in Acapulco before dawn Thursday, authorities in the Pacific resort said.
Prosecutors in southern Guerrero state said the man's wife was wounded in the attack. Officials did not release the man's name or hometown, and the Swiss Embassy in Mexico City did not respond to calls and email requests for comment.
Man charged 12 years ago with child rape in Kansas arrested
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A man charged more than a decade ago with child rape in Kansas has been arrested.
The Kansas City Star reports that 48-year-old Javier Vera-Santos made his first court appearance Wednesday in Johnson County. He was arrested in California this month and returned to Kansas.