Report Blames Poor Welds for Mexico City Subway Collapse

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A preliminary report by experts into the collapse of a Mexico City elevated subway line that killed 26 people placed much of the blame Wednesday on poor welds in studs that joined steel support beams to a concrete layer supporting the track bed.

  • Jun 16, 2021
  • 5:00 PM

Mexican Band Los Bukis to Reunite for 1st Tour in 25 Years

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Mexican band Los Bukis are reuniting for a concert tour that will bring them together for the first time in 25 years.

  • Jun 15, 2021
  • 8:54 AM

Mexico President Appears to Hold Key Majority in Elections

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s party and its allies on Monday appeared poised to maintain their majority in Mexico’s lower chamber of the congress, but fell short of a two-thirds majority as some voters boosted the struggling opposition, according to initial election results.

  • Jun 7, 2021
  • 5:05 PM

Mexico’s Midterms Raise Question of López Obrador’s Legacy

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president depicts Sunday’s congressional, state and local elections as the last opportunity to keep conservatives from returning to power, while opponents say it is a twilight battle to defend the country’s democratic institutions against a powerful populist. Security analysts worry that gangs and drug cartels are playing a role in local politics in some towns, after the killings of about three dozen candidates.

  • Jun 3, 2021
  • 3:45 PM

More Than 100 LGBTQ Candidates Compete in Mexican Election

MEXICO CITY (AP) — For years, transgender activist Roshell Terranova protested in the streets and knocked on the doors of Mexico’s Congress to make the demands of the country’s LGBTQ community known. Now thanks to her efforts and an electoral rule change, Terranova is running for Congress in a first for Mexico.

  • Jun 2, 2021
  • 5:26 PM

Mexican President Apologizes for 1911 Massacre of Chinese

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president presented an apology Monday for a 1911 massacre in which over 300 Chinese people were slaughtered by revolutionary troops in the northern city of Torreón.

  • May 17, 2021
  • 2:01 PM

Not Always About The Money (A Latino USA Podcast)

But, not every single medical tourist is crossing the border to save money. People like Maria Davis-Cherry are crossing the border in hopes of saving their own lives.

  • May 11, 2021
  • 11:41 AM

Mexican Mothers March for Disappeared Children

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hundreds of people observed Mothers Day in Mexico’s capital Monday by marching to demand authorities find their missing children.

  • May 10, 2021
  • 6:12 PM

Mexico City Subway Collapse Was a Tragedy Foretold

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexico City elevated subway line that collapsed this week, killing 25 people, was problem-plagued and poorly designed from the day of its inauguration in 2012.

  • May 5, 2021
  • 6:29 PM

Mexico’s Zapatistas to Visit Spain 500 Years After Conquest

ALTAMIRANO, Mexico (AP) — The Indigenous rebels of the Zapatista movement said last week that they are planning to send a delegation by canoes on a trip to “invade” Spain in May and June as Mexico marks the anniversary of the 1519-1521 Spanish Conquest.

  • May 4, 2021
  • 8:06 AM

23 Dead as Mexico City Metro Overpass Collapses Onto Road

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An elevated section of the Mexico City metro collapsed and sent a subway car plunging toward a busy boulevard late Monday, killing at least 23 people and injuring about 70, city officials said. Rescuers searched a car left dangling from the overpass for hours for anyone who might be trapped.

  • May 4, 2021
  • 7:37 AM

OAS Rights Group: ‘Critical’ Levels of Impunity in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is suffering “critical” failures in law enforcement and some of the worst levels of journalist killings outside a war zone, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights said in a report.

  • Apr 26, 2021
  • 11:32 AM

Mexican Leader to Talk With Kamala Harris on Migration

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico announced Saturday that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will hold talks with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris on May 7 to discuss migration amid an increase in underage migrants at the U.S. southern border.

  • Apr 24, 2021
  • 3:50 PM

Mexico’s Drought Reaches Critical Levels as Lakes Dry Up

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Drought conditions now cover 85% of Mexico, and residents of the nation’s central region said Thursday that lakes and reservoirs are simply drying up, including the country’s second-largest body of fresh water.

  • Apr 23, 2021
  • 5:37 PM

Mexico Plans 17 Shelters for Children on Southern Border

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico said Wednesday it is planning to set up 17 shelters for underage migrants along the country’s southern border, as well as some along the northern border with the United States, amid a wave of child migrants coming from Central America.

  • Apr 22, 2021
  • 9:36 AM

Mexican President Gets COVID Vaccine After Waffling on Shot

BOCA DEL RÍO, Mexico (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador finally got a coronavirus vaccine Tuesday, after waffling on receiving the shot.

  • Apr 21, 2021
  • 9:40 AM

Report: Mexico’s COVID-19 Policies Cost Huge Number of Lives

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s unwillingness to spend money, do more testing, change course or react to new scientific evidence contributed to the country being one of the worst hit by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report released this week by the University of California, San Francisco.

  • Apr 15, 2021
  • 10:46 AM

Mexico President Focusing Efforts to Stop Child Migrants

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday he plans to visit his country’s southern border to discuss with governors and mayors there how to stop the smuggling of child migrants, an issue of growing concern for the United States.

  • Apr 14, 2021
  • 5:24 PM

Mexico’s President Now Says He Won’t Get COVID-19 Vaccine

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president said Monday he won’t get a COVID-19 vaccine because his doctors told him he still has a high level of antibodies from when he was infected in January.

  • Apr 6, 2021
  • 9:08 AM

Outrage Grows Over Police Custody Death in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Outrage grew in Mexico and El Salvador as Mexican authorities said Monday that an autopsy of a Salvadoran woman who died in police custody confirmed that police broke her neck.

  • Mar 29, 2021
  • 6:10 PM

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