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

Mexico Identifies Remains of Another of Missing 43 Students

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities said Tuesday they have identified the remains of a second of the 43 students who disappeared in September 2014.

  • Jul 7, 2020
  • 10:03 PM

Despite COVID Surge, Mexico Avoids Overwhelmed Hospitals

Despite recording nearly three times more deaths than health officials initially predicted, beds are widely available.

  • Jul 1, 2020
  • 6:17 PM

Mexican President to Visit Trump in US on July 8, 9

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will visit U.S. President Donald Trump on July 8 and 9 in his first trip abroad as the country’s leader, the foreign relations secretary confirmed Tuesday.

  • Jul 1, 2020
  • 10:18 AM

New Arrest Warrants Issued in Case of Mexico’s Missing 43

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nearly six years after 43 students disappeared in Mexico’s southern Guerrero state, Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero said Tuesday that prosecutors had requested 46 arrest warrants for municipal officials in the state in relation to the case.

  • Jun 30, 2020
  • 3:51 PM

Mexico Passes 25,000 Dead; Treasury Secretary Gets Virus

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico pushed past 25,000 reported coronavirus deaths and 200,000 confirmed cases Thursday, as the treasury secretary said he tested positive and would self-isolate while working from home.

  • Jun 26, 2020
  • 8:52 AM

Mexican President’s Plan to Meet With Trump Draws Criticism

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday he plans to travel to Washington to meet with President Donald Trump, an announcement that was met with a storm of criticism in Mexico.

  • Jun 25, 2020
  • 1:02 PM

Mexico Reports 947 More COVID Deaths, 2nd Highest Daily Toll

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico confirmed 947 more COVID-19 deaths Wednesday, the country’s second-highest daily toll since the coronavirus pandemic began. The highest daily toll came June 3 with 1,092 deaths.

  • Jun 25, 2020
  • 11:15 AM

At Least 6 Dead From Mexico Earthquake

The country is still recovering from deadly earthquakes in 2017, that left hundreds dead and buildings destroyed.

  • Jun 24, 2020
  • 3:07 PM

Powerful Earthquake Shakes Southern Mexico, at Least 5 Dead

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A powerful earthquake centered near the southern Mexico resort of Huatulco appeared to have killed at least one person, swayed buildings in Mexico City and sent thousands fleeing into the streets.

  • Jun 23, 2020
  • 9:00 PM

Mexico Posts Record 5,662 New Coronavirus Cases in One Day

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico posted another record one-day increase in confirmed coronavirus cases, with 5,662, while 667 more deaths were reported Thursday.

  • Jun 19, 2020
  • 8:53 AM

Mexico Begins Reopening Even as Cases, Deaths Remain High

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico began more reopenings of businesses shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, even as deaths and new cases continued at an unbroken pace.

  • Jun 16, 2020
  • 1:25 PM

Mexico Desperate to Reopen 11 Million-Job Tourism Industry

Mexico’s tourism income crashed in April, when it was only 6.3% of what it was one year ago. Hundreds of thousands of hotel rooms were closed.

  • Jun 15, 2020
  • 11:45 AM

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