Mexico

Two Priests Killed in Mexico Devoted Decades to Remote Northern Region

The two priests, aged 79 and 80, respectively, were shot dead in the small church on Cerocahui’s town square Monday, along with a tourist guide they tried to protect from a local crime boss. The killer, who President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday had been identified, took their bodies.

  • Jun 22, 2022
  • 1:33 PM

Mexican Government Prodding Its Farmers to Grow More Food

The government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador wants Mexicans to produce more of their own food in order to move toward self-sufficiency in key products and to control prices for basic foodstuffs.

  • Jun 14, 2022
  • 1:40 PM

Mexico Issues 7,000 Temporary Documents to Migrants in South

HUIXTLA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico’s migration agency has issued nearly 7,000 temporary documents and transit visas over the last few days to members of a migrant caravan which by Saturday had broken up in southern Mexico.

  • Jun 13, 2022
  • 10:10 AM

Migrants Split on Whether to Keep Walking Through Mexico

VILLA COMALTITLÁN, Mexico (AP) — A group of migrants that once numbered as many as 5,000 were split on Thursday about whether to keep walking through southern Mexico toward the U.S. border.

  • Jun 9, 2022
  • 5:34 PM

Colombia Legalizes Medically-Assisted Suicide

Colombia’s constitutional court legalized medically-assisted suicide in a ruling Wednesday, making it the first country in Latin America to do so. Euthanasia has been legal in Colombia since 1997.

  • May 16, 2022
  • 11:18 AM

Latin American Leaders to Skip Summit of the Americas If Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua Uninvited

Several Latin American leaders have signaled they will not attend this year’s 9th Summit of the Americas if Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua are not invited. “Nobody should exclude anyone,” Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said during a recent visit to Cuba.

  • May 12, 2022
  • 6:03 PM

As Others Are Blocked, Colombians Reach US Through Mexico

Colombians were stopped at the border more than 15,000 times in March, up nearly 60 percent from February and nearly 100-fold over last year, according to CBP figures. Many fly to Mexico City or Cancún and take a bus or another plane to border towns before crossing into the U.S.

  • May 12, 2022
  • 3:42 PM

Mexican President Tours Central America and Cuba

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador toured Central America and Cuba, from May 5th to the 8th, as part of his government’s strategy to strengthen relations with the Latin American countries.

  • May 9, 2022
  • 11:30 AM

US Quietly Expands Asylum Limits While Preparing to End Them

The Biden administration has begun expelling Cubans and Nicaraguans to Mexico under pandemic-related powers to deny migrants a chance to seek asylum, expanding the use of the rule even as it publicly says it has been trying to unwind it, officials said Wednesday.

  • May 5, 2022
  • 5:05 PM

Mexico Relocates Migrant Camp; Haitians Appear at Border

Mexican authorities said Tuesday they have relocated a migrant camp that sprung up in a park in the border city of Reynosa, moving about 2,000 people from Central America and Haiti to a shelter in the city, across the border from McAllen, Texas.

  • May 3, 2022
  • 4:40 PM

Honduras Repeals Charter Cities Law

The government on Monday repealed a law that authorized self-governing economic zones known as “ZEDEs.” This decision forced foreign investors in Honduras to pause plans to develop in these zones. President Xiomara Castro said that Monday’s repeal was “historic” and the country was “recovering its sovereignty.”

  • May 2, 2022
  • 10:58 AM

Migration a Top Focus for Biden Call With Mexican President

By JOSH BOAK and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden planned to discuss efforts to address the unprecedented flow of migration along the U.S. southern border in a Friday afternoon call with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. “I look forward to discussing our vision for the Ninth Summit of the […]

  • Apr 29, 2022
  • 2:08 PM

Mexico President Proposes Dramatic Electoral Reforms

By MARIA VERZA, Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s government on Thursday proposed a dramatic overhaul of the nation’s electoral system and the agency that oversees it—one of the country’s most trusted institutions. It would reduce the size of Congress and state legislatures while having the federal elections board chosen by voters, potentially adding […]

  • Apr 29, 2022
  • 9:48 AM

Mexican Investigators Find Body of Missing 18-Year-Old Debanhi Escobar

MEXICO: Authorities this week discovered the body of Debanhi Susana Escobar, who went missing on April 9 in the northern state of Nuevo Leon, submerged in a cistern at a motel close to where she was last seen alive. Her body had been decomposing for two weeks, nearly unrecognizable, said Assistant Public Safety Secretary Ricardo […]

  • Apr 25, 2022
  • 11:16 AM

Mexico’s Electricity Sector Rankled by Doubt and Legal Chaos

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s efforts to reshape Mexico’s electricity sector to favor the state-owned power company have spurred hundreds of lawsuits and sown a level of uncertainty that businesspeople say is costing jobs and private investment.

  • Apr 20, 2022
  • 3:13 PM

Old-Style Government Practices Seen in Mexican Recall Vote

Analysts in Mexico said Monday that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s successful push to hold the weekend’s recall vote could, paradoxically, leave Mexico’s democracy weaker. His Morena party used illegal, old-style electioneering tactics to get out the vote for what was a largely symbolic vote.

  • Apr 12, 2022
  • 4:44 PM

Silvana Estrada Finds Freedom in Music (A Latino USA Podcast)

Veracruz native Silvana Estrada talks about connecting with audiences across the United States and beyond, finding inspiration in the world around her, and the making of her debut album, ‘Marchita.’ She also reflects on forging her own path in music and the formative experiences that made her the artist she is today.

  • Apr 12, 2022
  • 10:37 AM

Few Mexicans Vote on Whether President Stays or Goes

Fewer than two of every 10 eligible Mexican voters bothered to cast ballots Sunday on whether their popular president should end his six-year term barely midway through or continue to the end, according to the National Electoral Institute’s initial statistical estimate.

  • Apr 11, 2022
  • 2:57 PM

Electricity Restored in Puerto Rico After Major Blackout

A major blackout last week left more than 1.5 million clients —including households, businesses, and schools— without electricity, and over 160,000 without water. Authorities reported on Sunday morning that electricity had been restored to almost all clients.

  • Apr 11, 2022
  • 11:11 AM

Cuban Boxers Can Go Pro Under Deal With Mexican Promoter

Cuban boxers will be allowed to fight professionally for the first time since the 1960s under a deal with a Mexican promoter, officials said.

  • Apr 6, 2022
  • 1:21 PM

Economist Rodrigo Chaves to Become Costa Rica’s New President

Economist Rodrigo Chaves won Sunday’s presidential election ahead of ex-President José María Figueres (1994-1998). The anti-establishment candidate and former World Bank official is popular among voters who reject traditional politics and grew concerned over the country’s national debt.

  • Apr 4, 2022
  • 11:02 AM

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