PARACHUTE, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado student barred from wearing a sash representing the flags of Mexico and the United States to her high school graduation did so anyway, partially covering it with another sash representing her participation in a service organization.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Towering a couple of hours from one of the world's largest cities, the Popocatepetl volcano has been coating nearby towns with ash and disrupting flights at Mexico City's airport, the busiest in Latin America.
Mexico prosecutors withdraw case against woman sentenced to prison for killing man raping herMay 21, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors announced Saturday night that they are withdrawing a case against a woman who was sentenced to six years in prison for killing a man as he raped and attacked her.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City's two main airports temporarily shut down operations on Saturday due to ash spewing from Popocatepetl volcano, located 45 miles (72 kilometers) southeast of the country's capital.
United States returns ‘Earth Monster’ Olmec sculpture to MexicoMay 19, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico announced Friday that a huge 2,500-year-old Olmec stone sculpture has been returned from the United States.
The almost six-foot-tall (two-meter) “Monster of the Earth” sculpture appears to represent the gaping maw of a monster that is big enough to swallow people, and may represent a symbolic entrance to the underworld.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government sent in marines Friday to take over part of a private railway line in southern Mexico.
It was not clear whether the seizure of the rail line on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec constituted an expropriation.
Threatening 22 million people, Mexico’s Popocatepetl is a very closely watched volcanoMay 19, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano rumbled to life again this week, belching out towering clouds of ash that forced 11 villages to cancel school sessions.
The residents weren't the only ones keeping a close eye on the towering peak.
Mexico leader defiant after high court rules tourist train, other works not national security issuesMay 19, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday the government cannot simply decree tourist trains or other public work projects to be issues of “national security,” but hours later President Andrés Manuel López Obrador published a similar order in defiance of the decision.
Mexico finds 49 migrants who had been kidnapped from busMay 18, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s army said Thursday that troops have found 49 migrants, including 11 children, who were kidnapped from a bus earlier this week.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A busload of about 50 migrants were kidnapped by a gang in northern Mexico in the latest of a series of mass abductions, though nine were later found, Mexico's president and police said Wednesday.
Chicken loose on subway tracks halts service in Mexico CityMay 16, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Service was temporarily halted on a line of Mexico City’s subway system after a chicken got loose on the tracks.
Video distributed by the city’s Metro system Monday showed the electricity cut off at a station near the city’s center on Sunday.
Argentine tourist killed in Mexico machete attackMay 16, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A tourist from Argentina who was seriously wounded in a May 12 machete attack in Mexico died on Monday, officials said.
Prosecutors in the Pacific coast state of Oaxaca said the tourist — whose name was not released — died of his injuries at a hospital in Mexico City.
Mexico arrests 2 more in March kidnap, killing of AmericansMay 11, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in Mexico said Thursday they have arrested two more men in the March 3 kidnapping of four Americans and the killing of two of them.
The Gulf drug cartel turned over five men to police soon after the abduction in the border city of Matamoros, and prosecutors said the two newly arrested suspects also appeared to be members of the same cartel.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The last time Sonia Cruz saw her 14-year-old son, it was just a few days after Christmas. He walked out onto the street at 8 p.m. in their small town in northern Mexico going to meet his girlfriend, but he was dragged into a black truck that sped away.
Goodyear plant in Mexico votes to throw out old-guard unionMay 9, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Workers at a Goodyear tire plant in Mexico voted Monday to throw out an old-guard union that was accused of stealing a ballot box at a failed union election last month.
The skullduggery at the plant in the north-central state of San Luis Potosi illustrated the uphill battle Mexican workers face in unseating old-guard unions that once kept wages low and enjoyed government protection.
Mexico search set to find world’s most endangered porpoisesMay 8, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials and the conservation group Sea Shepherd said Monday that experts will set out in two ships in a bid to locate the few remaining vaquita marina, the world’s most endangered marine mammal.
Mexican high court overturns reforms rushed through CongressMay 8, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Supreme Court voted Monday to overturn a pair of electoral law reforms favored by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador because Congress rushed them through to a vote without debate, or even time to read them.
Mexican brand counterfeiting reaches new heights: Coca-ColaMay 4, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has long had a problem with piracy and brand counterfeiting, but this week it reached a new height: fake Coca-Cola. As with so many products in Mexico, “the Real Thing” may not be that at all.
Mexico president complains US is funding oppositionMay 3, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andres Manuel López Obrador has again complained to the United States that the U.S. government is funding organizations opposed to his administration, this time in a letter to President Joe Biden.
US, Mexico agree on tighter immigration policies at borderMay 3, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and Mexican officials have agreed on new immigration policies meant to deter illegal border crossings while also opening up other pathways ahead of an expected increase in migrants following the end of pandemic restrictions next week.
Mexico arrests drug cartel lieutenant near Texas borderMay 1, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police in Mexico said Monday they have arrested a top lieutenant of the violent Metros faction of the Gulf drug cartel implicated in 23 attacks on police and nine against military personnel.
‘El Chapo’ sons charged with smuggling cheap fentanyl to USMay 1, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — With Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán serving a life sentence, his sons steered the family business into fentanyl, establishing a network of labs churning out massive quantities of the cheap, deadly drug that they smuggled into the U.S., prosecutors revealed in a recent indictment.
85% of Mexican union contracts weren’t voted on by workersMay 1, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Labor Department said 85% of the country’s 140,000 officially registered labor contracts are in danger of being canceled because they failed to meet Monday’s deadline to have union members vote on them.
Mexico immigration agency head to stand trial in deadly fireMay 1, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A judge ordered the head of Mexico’s immigration agency to stand trial on charges that he failed in his responsibility to protect those in his custody when 40 migrants died in a fire at a border detention center in March.
Mexico’s ruling party sweeps mine reform, other bills to lawApril 29, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Senate has approved a wide-ranging reform of laws governing the mining industry, including a requirement that companies pay 5% of profits to local communities.
The mining bill was among 18 pieces of legislation, some controversial, that were passed in a frenzied rush late Friday and early Saturday.
Giants manager gets lost in Mexico City before practiceApril 29, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Before coming to Mexico for a two-day series against the San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler said he was planning on some sight-seeing in the city. He ended up seeing more than he expected.
Mexico leader beats COVID, vows to end transparency agencyApril 28, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president returned to his morning press briefings Friday after recovering from COVID-19, and he came out swinging.
Mexico’s economy grew 1.1% in 1st quarter, 3.8% year on yearApril 28, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s economy grew by 1.1% in the first quarter of 2023, bringing growth to an annualized rate of 3.8% compared to the same period of 2022, Mexico’s National Statistics Institute said Friday.
Mexico rights agency slams 10 states for HIV marriage bansApril 26, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s governmental human rights commission on Wednesday called on ten of the country’s 32 states to get rid of old laws that ban marriage between people with “chronic, incurable, hereditary or contagious diseases,” saying that could discriminate against the HIV-positive or people living with AIDS.
7 dead in rural Mexico clash between soldiers, gunmenApril 25, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A shootout in rural western Mexico between gunmen and army troops killed seven people, including one soldier, authorities in Michoacán state said Tuesday.
The confrontation occurred Monday when an army patrol came under attack near the town of Ciudad Hidalgo, state Interior Minister Carlos Torres said.
Mexico charges 2 men in activists’ disappearanceApril 25, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in Mexico said Monday they have charged two men in the Jan. 15 disappearance of two environmental and community activists in a dangerous corner of western Mexico.
Lawyer Ricardo Lagunes and schoolteacher Antonio Díaz have been missing for over three months.
Mexico union wins after US labor complaint, but abuses go onApril 24, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — An independent union won the right to bargain at a U.S. auto parts manufacturer in central Mexico after U.S. authorities said Monday they employed a special weapon — tariffs — against pro-company unions in Mexico that have long kept wages low.
Mexico president tests positive for coronavirus for 3rd timeApril 24, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president suspended a tour of the Yucatan peninsula Sunday after acknowledging he tested positive for the coronavirus, having previously suffered two bouts of COVID-19.
Man shot to death at a Starbucks in Mexico CityApril 21, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A man was shot to death at a Starbucks coffee shop in an upscale neighborhood of Mexico City, and police said he apparently had links to a northern Mexico drug cartel.
City police said the shooting occurred Thursday inside the Plaza Carso shopping mall on the edge of the wealthy Polanco district.
Mexican man beaten, burned to death for stealing broccoliApril 20, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — An impoverished man who went into a field to steal a pair of broccoli stalks was beaten and burned to death by a mob in central Mexico, prosecutors said Thursday.
Local police managed to take the man away from the village of San Miguel Tianguistenco, but he died later of his injuries.
Mexico finds 8 sacrificial victims at Gulf coast pyramidApril 19, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Archaeologists in Mexico said Wednesday they have found 13 buried sets of human remains, eight of which appear to be young men who were apparently decapitated as part of a ceremony to consecrate a temple.
Mexican president still vows to give National Guard to ArmyApril 19, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president vowed Wednesday to try again to give control of the National Guard to the Army, despite a Supreme Court ruling against such a move.
Alleged Mara Salvatrucha gang leader arrested in Mexico CityApril 19, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police and marines in Mexico’s capital on Tuesday arrested an alleged senior leader of the Mara Salvatrucha gang who is wanted in the United States for extortion, drug distribution and terrorism-related charges.
Mexico court: National Guard shift to army unconstitutionalApril 18, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that last year’s transfer of the newly created National Guard from civilian to military control was unconstitutional, dealing a blow to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador who created the security force in 2019.
He’s been Mexico’s voice abroad. Now he wants the presidencyApril 16, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — He’s been the face of Mexico internationally for nearly five years and often the country’s leading voice in negotiations with top world leaders — including volatile ones, like former U.S.
Mexico, US searching for 3 missing Americans in PacificApril 16, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican navy is searching with the assistance of the U.S. Coast Guard for three U.S. men who went missing early this month while sailing in the Pacific near Mazatlan in western Mexico, authorities said.
Experts doubt Mexico’s pledge to protect endangered porpoiseApril 14, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Environment Department promised to do more to protect the endangered vaquita marina porpoise Thursday, to head off trade sanctions by the international wildlife body CITES.
OAS rights court rules against Mexico on no-bail policyApril 13, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Inter American Human Rights Court ruled Wednesday that Mexico violated the rights of two men who were held in pre-trial detention for 17 years before being convicted of homicide.
Mexican migration chief to be charged in fire but keep jobApril 13, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s immigration head will face criminal charges in a fire that killed 40 migrants in a detention center last month, but President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday that he will not dismiss the official known for his hard line on northbound migration.
Mexican official fired for ordering rays’ stingers removedApril 12, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Officials in northern Mexico said Tuesday they have filed complaints against a local employee who ordered fishermen to rip the stingers off live rays to protect tourists during Easter week.
Mexico charges 4 soldiers with killings in Nuevo LaredoApril 10, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors formally presented homicide charges Monday against four soldiers implicated in the Feb.
NBA in Mexico: G League team hopes it’s laying foundationApril 9, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A reggaeton song by Puerto Rican artist Daddy Yankee is blasting through the Arena Ciudad de México with the lights out while fans wave their cell phones and dance to the rhythm of the music.
Mexican artisans create ‘Judas’ figures for others to burnApril 8, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — After two months of hard work assembling and painting devil-like cardboard figures popularly known as “Judas,” Mexican artisan Marcela Villarreal is eager to watch her creations burn.
2 men shot to death near beach in Mexican resort of AcapulcoApril 8, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two men, apparently Mexican tourists, were killed Friday and a woman was wounded in shooting not far from the beach in Mexico's once-glamorous resort of Acapulco.
Prosecutors in the Pacific coast state of Guerrero said the two men had been visiting a barbershop in the Puerto Marquez neighborhood.
Chains and pains: How one Mexican town celebrates Holy WeekApril 8, 2023 GMT
ATLIXCO, Mexico (AP) — Barefoot, half naked and blindfolded, throngs of middle aged men groan as they drag their bodies along blazing cobblestone streets.
Pieces of cactus sit lodged on their arms and legs, and 70-pound chains hang around their necks and clatter around their ankles as crowds watch them pass.
Firefighters battle large blaze at sprawling Mexican marketApril 7, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Some 200 firefighters battled a huge blaze in Mexico City’s sprawling wholesale market Thursday night without any reported injuries.
The Central de Abasto supplies the capital’s other neighborhood markets, restaurants and other parts of the country.
New exhibit explores significance of Mexica’s lunar goddessApril 6, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A new exhibit hosted by Museum of Templo Mayor in Mexico City marks the 45th anniversary of the discovery of a monolith depicting Coyolxauhqui, the Mexica lunar goddess. The finding was a milestone for Mexican archaeology, as it shed light on Mexica civilization before the Spanish conquest.
Mexico’s president calls charges against Trump politicalApril 5, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president said Wednesday he opposes the criminal charges filed against former U.S. President Donald Trump, suggesting they were brought for political reasons during an electoral campaign.
Mexico power plant purchases touted as ‘new nationalization’April 4, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president announced a deal Tuesday to buy 13 of the power plants operated by the Spanish company Iberdrola in the country for an estimated $5.94 billion, calling it a "new nationalization" of the Mexican electericity sector.
4 found dead in hotel area of Mexico’s Cancun beach resortApril 3, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in the Mexican resort of Cancun said Monday they have found four dead bodies in the city’s hotel zone near the beach.
There was no immediate information on the nationalities or identities of the victims.
Death toll in Mexico migrant detention center fire up to 40April 3, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The death toll in a fire last week at a migrant detention center in a Mexican border city has risen to 40, after one of the injured men died while being flown to a specialized hospital in Mexico City.
2 dead in hot air balloon accident outside of Mexico CityApril 2, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two people died and a girl was injured after the hot air balloon they were riding in caught fire near Mexico City, authorities said Saturday.
Officials in the state of Mexico, which borders the capital, said the girl suffered burns and a broken arm.
Transgender Day of Visibility rallies held amid backlashApril 1, 2023 GMT
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Thousands of people rallied across the country Friday as part of a Transgender Day of Visibility in support of the rights of transgender people and their resilience amid what many denounced as an increasingly hostile environment.
Mexican experts say mummy exhibit may pose health risksMarch 31, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican government experts said Thursday they are concerned that a traveling display of mummies from the 1800s may pose a health risk to the public.
The preserved corpses were unintentionally mummified when they were buried in crypts in dry, mineral-rich soil in the state of Guanajuato.