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

Mexico Tops 200,000 COVID-19 Deaths, But Real Toll Is Higher

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As Mexico surpassed 200,000 test-confirmed deaths from COVID-19 Thursday, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador framed ramped-up vaccination efforts as a race against time.

  • Mar 26, 2021
  • 8:51 AM

Mexico Limits Non-Essential Travel on Southern Border

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — The Mexican banks of the Suchiate river dawned Sunday with a heavy presence of immigration agents in place to enforce Mexico’s new limits on all but essential travel at its shared border with Guatemala.

  • Mar 22, 2021
  • 11:58 AM

Indigenous, Rural Mexicans in Morelos Fight Against Energy Project That Threatens Their Water Supplies

MEXICO CITY — Operations at the newly constructed thermoelectric plant in Huexca, Morelos could begin in the near future, despite yearslong delays caused by vocal opposition and unresolved legal issues.

  • Mar 15, 2021
  • 4:31 PM

Mexican Candidate Gets Ruling-Party Nod Despite Rape Claims

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A candidate for a governorship in southern Mexico has been confirmed as the nominee of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s Morena party despite nationwide protests over the fact two women accused him of rape.

  • Mar 13, 2021
  • 3:38 PM

Mexican Lawmakers Advance Bill to Legalize Recreational Pot

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s lower chamber approved a marijuana legalization bill Wednesday, setting the country on the path to becoming one of the world’s largest legal marijuana markets.

  • Mar 11, 2021
  • 12:00 PM

Mexican President Defends Record on Women’s Issues

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador tried to focus attention Monday on the high number of women in his cabinet, and not on the fact he has refused to break with a governorship candidate accused of rape.

  • Mar 8, 2021
  • 12:41 PM

Dear President López Obrador: ‘In Mexico, More Is Done to Protect the Palacio Nacional Than to Protect Women From Femicide and Rape’

“We demand a national security strategy focused on gender to put an end to femicides,” the letter said.

  • Mar 8, 2021
  • 10:00 AM

Mexico President’s Support of Tarnished Pol Tears at Party

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Months of protests over the nomination of a man accused of rape, including open dissent within the Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s party, haven’t derailed the selection of his preferred candidate to be governor of the Pacific coast state of Guerrero.

  • Mar 5, 2021
  • 3:20 PM

Guatemala: 5 Migrants Survived January Massacre of 19

A dozen state police officers have been charged in the killings in the township of Camargo.

  • Mar 2, 2021
  • 5:51 PM

Biden Meets With Mexican President Amid Migration Issues

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden met virtually Monday with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a chance for the pair to talk more fully about migration, confronting the coronavirus and cooperating on economic and national security issues.

  • Mar 1, 2021
  • 6:30 PM

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

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