Mexico

Crisis Over Mexican Indigenous Blockade After Protester Dies

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The conflict over highway blockades by members of the Yaqui group in northern Mexico has come to a head with the death of an Indigenous man killed by a trucker at a roadblock.

  • Feb 23, 2021
  • 6:23 PM

Wife of Drug Kingpin El Chapo Arrested on US Drug Charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was arrested in the United States and accused of helping her husband run his multibillion-dollar cartel and plot his audacious escape from a Mexican prison in 2015.

  • Feb 23, 2021
  • 8:35 AM

Mexico Finds Clandestine Burial Pits in North, Gulf Coast

VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) — At least a half-dozen bodies have been found buried in shallow pits in the scrubland of the northern Mexico state of Sonora, while in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, experts and police uncovered at least three burial pits in a tropical mangrove island, authorities said Thursday.

  • Feb 19, 2021
  • 4:48 PM

Mexico President Warns Against False Claims of Open US Doors

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Thursday many migrants believe the “doors are open” to the United States following the election of President Joe Biden.

  • Feb 11, 2021
  • 1:12 PM

Mexico to Allow Appeals on Social Media Account Cancellation

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The party of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador presented for public comment a proposed set of regulations on Twitter, Facebook and other social media companies.

  • Feb 9, 2021
  • 4:59 PM

Mexico Arrests Ex-Governor in Case of Tortured Journalist

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The arrest of a former Mexican governor on charges he ordered the torture of a journalist gave hope to activists who believe the case could reveal the ties between powerful businessmen, politicians and organized crime and strike a blow against Mexico’s notorious impunity.

  • Feb 5, 2021
  • 12:47 PM

Desperation Grows as Mexico Runs Out of Vaccines

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Desperation mounted in Mexico Thursday as the country runs out of coronavirus vaccines, a government registration website crashed for a third straight day and restaurant workers protested virus restrictions they say are driving them into poverty.

  • Feb 4, 2021
  • 4:43 PM

Dozen State Police Charged in the Massacre of 19 in Mexico

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — A dozen state police officers have been arrested for allegedly killing 19 people, including Guatemalan migrants, whose bodies were found shot and burned near the U.S. border late in January, Mexican authorities announced Tuesday.

  • Feb 3, 2021
  • 9:40 AM

Belonging: A Latin[ish] Podcast

Host Hector Alamo chats with Aaron E. Sánchez, a history professor at Dallas College and author of the new book, ‘Homeland: Ethnic Mexican Belonging Since 1900’

  • Feb 2, 2021
  • 11:54 AM

Mexico City Otomí Community Continues Occupation of Government Offices to Demand Decent Housing in Pandemic

MEXICO CITY — For close to four months, members of the Indigenous Otomí community in Mexico City have occupied  government offices amid the effects of worsening public health and economic crises that have exacerbated their decades-long neglect by local and federal authorities.

  • Feb 1, 2021
  • 11:03 AM

A Mexican Belonging

Latino Rebels Radio: January 28, 2021

  • Jan 28, 2021
  • 5:53 PM

Mexico’s President Says He’s Tested Positive for COVID-19

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Sunday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and that the symptoms are mild.

  • Jan 24, 2021
  • 10:18 PM

Mexico Looks to Reopen Schools in Just One of Its States

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico will start vaccinating teachers and other school personnel in one of the country’s 32 states this weekend with an eye toward resuming in-person classes there as early as late next month, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday.

  • Jan 22, 2021
  • 5:33 PM

Mexico Posts Near-Record 1,539 COVID-19 Deaths, 20,548 Cases

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is recording some of its highest daily death tolls since the coronavirus pandemic began, with 1,539 deaths reported Wednesday and 1,584 the previous day.

  • Jan 21, 2021
  • 12:23 PM

Mexico President Accuses DEA of Fabricating General’s Case

MEXICO CITY (AP) — One day after Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office announced it was dropping the drug trafficking case against its former defense secretary, Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration had “fabricated” the accusations against retired Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos.

  • Jan 15, 2021
  • 10:01 AM

Mexico Clears Ex-Defense Secretary of All US Accusations

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors on Thursday declared completely unfounded the U.S. case against a former defense secretary arrested on drug charges in the United States and then returned under pressure from the Mexican government.

  • Jan 15, 2021
  • 8:45 AM

Mexican President Mounts Campaign Against Social Media Bans

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president vowed Thursday to lead an international effort to combat what he considers censorship by social media companies that have blocked or suspended the accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump.

  • Jan 14, 2021
  • 5:19 PM

Mexico Leader Condemns Twitter, Facebook for Blocking Trump

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president on Thursday condemned the decision by social media platforms to block the accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump.

  • Jan 8, 2021
  • 12:51 PM

Mexico to Vaccinate Rural Elderly, but Still Awaits Vaccine

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Once Mexico has vaccinated its frontline medical workers against COVID-19, the government will turn its attention to the elderly living in its most remote places, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Tuesday.

  • Jan 6, 2021
  • 12:56 PM

Mexico’s Point-Man on Coronavirus Seen Vacationing, Maskless

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government official in charge of efforts to deal with the coronavirus pandemic has been spotted at a Pacific coast beach, apparently sitting at sea-side restaurant without a face mask on.

  • Jan 4, 2021
  • 5:52 PM

Mexico City, Suburbs Return to Partial Coronavirus Lockdown

MEXICO CITY (AP) — After weeks of resisting to avoid further hurting the economy, officials announced Friday that Mexico City and surrounding Mexico State will ban all non-essential activities and return to a partial lockdown because of a spike in coronavirus cases that has crowded hospitals.

  • Dec 18, 2020
  • 4:39 PM

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