Mexico

Mexico Skirts U.S. Criticism of Anti-Drug Enforcement

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador said Thursday that Mexico will respond “softly, softly” and with “love and peace” to the finding by the U.S. government that his country needs to do more to stop drug trafficking.

  • Sep 17, 2020
  • 5:30 PM

Mexico City: 20,535 COVID-19 Deaths, 2 Times Official Toll

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An official said Wednesday that Mexico City suffered 20,535 “excess deaths” attributable to COVID-19 between April and August, almost double the number reported in the official death toll of 11,318.

  • Sep 17, 2020
  • 12:03 PM

Fighting GMO Corn, for Mexico’s Soul

Screams have a powerful place in Mexican history.

  • Sep 16, 2020
  • 11:59 AM

‘Mammoth Central’ Found at Mexico Airport Construction Site

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of mammoth skeletons recovered at an airport construction site north of Mexico City has risen to at least 200, with a large number still to be excavated, experts said Thursday.

  • Sep 4, 2020
  • 2:48 PM

Mexico’s ‘Teflon’ Presidency Loses Some Sheen but Survives

MEXICO CITY (AP) — For a president with a plunging economy and the world’s fourth-highest number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mexico’s Andrés Manuel López Obrador isn’t doing so badly.

  • Sep 1, 2020
  • 11:38 AM

Pandemic’s Effect on Remittances to Latin America Varied

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As the COVID-19 pandemic froze the United States economy, not all Latin American immigrants living there were affected equally, a look at the money they sent back to their birthplaces reveals.

  • Aug 31, 2020
  • 3:03 PM

Ex-Official Says Former Mexico President Directed Corruption

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In some of the most explosive accusations in recent Mexican political history, the former head of the state-owned oil company directly accused former President Enrique Peña Nieto and his treasury secretary of directing a scheme of kickbacks and embezzlement directly from the president’s office.

  • Aug 20, 2020
  • 11:29 AM

Mexican Governor Denies Corruption as President Looks on

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An opposition-party Mexican governor suddenly engulfed in a national scandal defended his integrity Wednesday alongside President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who has played a part in embarrassing him.

  • Aug 19, 2020
  • 1:45 PM

Mexico to Produce COVID-19 Vaccine Pending Results, Approval

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A potential COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University will be produced in Mexico if its advanced trials are successful and it receives regulatory approval, the government said Thursday.

  • Aug 13, 2020
  • 1:21 PM

Mexico Probing Alleged Bribes in Ex-President’s Campaign

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s former president and finance secretary are squarely in the sights of the country’s attorney general, who said Tuesday that his office is investigating the alleged use of bribes to fund a presidential campaign.

  • Aug 11, 2020
  • 5:22 PM

Mexico City Lets Bars ‘Change’ to Restaurants to Reopen

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The government of Mexico City will allow bars to operate as restaurants starting Monday in order to reopen as part of an easing of the coronavirus lockdown.

  • Aug 11, 2020
  • 9:03 AM

Skepticism, Fear Help Fuel Virus on Mexico City’s Outskirts

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Only after a neighbor died of the coronavirus did Juan José and Esther Serralde begin to believe that the threat was real, but it was too late. Soon, the older couple, their son and daughter-in-law, and two of their grandchildren were infected.

  • Aug 5, 2020
  • 10:53 AM

Ex High-Ranking Mexican Officers Charged in Drug Scheme

NEW YORK (AP) — Two former high-ranking Mexican law enforcement officials have been accused of taking millions of dollars in bribes to protect Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s notorious Sinaloa cartel, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Luis Cárdenas Palomino and Ramon Pequeño García allegedly worked for Genaro García Luna, Mexico’s former top security official, who is also […]

  • Jul 31, 2020
  • 10:12 AM

Mexico Economy Dropped 18.9% in 2nd Quarter

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s economic activity plummeted 18.9% in the second quarter compared to the same period last year as the economic shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic drove the country deeper into a recession, according to preliminary government data released Thursday.

  • Jul 30, 2020
  • 5:57 PM

Virus Means Mexican Emigrants Send Fewer Dollars to Hometown

NEW YORK (AP) — In the weeks he spent flat on his back in his Brooklyn bunk, wracked with pain and struggling to breathe, Axayacatl Figueroa could think of nothing but the small town and the family he had left behind in Mexico.

  • Jul 23, 2020
  • 11:55 AM

Mexico’s President Dismissive of Wearing Mask in Pandemic

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Wednesday downplayed the importance of wearing face masks during the pandemic, calling his treasury secretary’s assertion that using them would be a factor in reactivating the economy “disproportionate.”

  • Jul 22, 2020
  • 5:43 PM

Cracking the Silence on Racism in Mexico

It is long overdue that these realities be noted and discussed in order to be transformed.

  • Jul 22, 2020
  • 11:54 AM

Murders in Mexico, Especially of Women, Grew During Pandemic

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of homicides in Mexico has grown during the new coronavirus pandemic, including a 9.2% spike in killings of women, according to government figures released Monday.

  • Jul 21, 2020
  • 12:16 PM

Mexico Records Near-Record Daily Deaths, Coronavirus Cases

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico recorded 836 more confirmed deaths from COVID-19 and 7,051 more coronavirus cases Tuesday, both among the highest figures the country has registered as continued high infection rates stymie reopening efforts.

  • Jul 15, 2020
  • 6:47 PM

Trump Forgoes Insults of Past, Calls Mexico Cherished Friend

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, who has denigrated Mexican migrants and threatened the U.S. ally with crippling tariffs, welcomed President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to the White House on Wednesday with lofty language and he called America’s southern neighbor a cherished partner. Trump said the countries’ economic and security relationship was reaching new heights.

  • Jul 8, 2020
  • 5:51 PM

Mexico’s López Obrador Sees Lincoln Memorial, Juárez Statue

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mexico’s Andrés Manuel López Obrador began his trip to the United States, his first foreign trip as president, with visits Wednesday to the Lincoln Memorial and the statue of Benito Juárez, a former president and national hero in Mexico.

  • Jul 8, 2020
  • 11:38 AM

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