Mexico

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

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

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