Mexico Court: National Guard Shift to Army Unconstitutional

Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that last year’s transfer of the newly created National Guard from civilian to military control was unconstitutional, dealing a blow to President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador who created the security force in 2019.

  • Apr 19, 2023
  • 10:36 AM

National Guard Sent to Mexico City Subway on Sabotage Worry

The mayor of Mexico City announced Thursday that 6,060 National Guard officers will be posted in the city’s subway system after a series of accidents that officials suggested could be due to sabotage.

  • Jan 13, 2023
  • 10:34 AM

Mexico Says National Guard Deployment Is Complete

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico has completed its deployment of 6,000 National Guard agents to help control the flow of migrants headed toward the U.S. and filled 650 immigration agency posts to regulate border crossings, the government said Friday.

  • Jun 22, 2019
  • 11:14 AM

US, Mexico Agree on Tighter Immigration Policies at Border

U.S. and Mexican officials have agreed on new immigration policies meant to deter illegal border crossings while also opening up other pathways ahead of an expected increase in migrants following the end of pandemic restrictions next week.

  • May 3, 2023
  • 10:48 AM

Mexican Man: National Guard Killed Pregnant Teen, Other Man

A Mexican man said Monday that Mexico’s quasi-military National Guard opened fire on his SUV in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, killing his pregnant 15-year-old girlfriend and a 54-year-old friend, and wounding two other people.

  • Apr 18, 2023
  • 10:39 AM

The Fight of the Maya Against the Mayan Train in Mexico

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has made completing the Mayan Train, a project that looks to connect parts of the Yucatán Peninsula and drive tourism in remote areas, has met with increasing resistance from the Indigenous people of the region.

  • Mar 31, 2023
  • 1:55 PM

Mexico: Migrants Lit Mattresses in Fire That Killed 39

Migrants fearing deportation set mattresses ablaze at an immigration detention center in northern Mexico, starting a fire that left 39 dead, the president said Tuesday following one of the deadliest incidents ever at an immigration lockup in the country.

  • Mar 28, 2023
  • 10:37 AM

Mexico Shuts Down Large Migrant Camp in the South

The Mexican government has dismantled a massive migrant camp in the southern state of Oaxaca where tens of thousands of migrants have obtained temporary transit documents on their way to the United States border.

  • Dec 14, 2022
  • 10:38 AM

Massive Leak Sparks Debate About Role of Military in Mexico

Early this month, several media outlets published classified information leaked from servers of the Mexican Secretariat of National Defense, sparking a national debate in Mexico concerning the main function of the Army.

  • Oct 28, 2022
  • 5:36 PM

Mexico President to Bypass Congress to Keep Army in Streets

Mexico’s president has begun exploring plans to sidestep congress to hand formal control of the National Guard to the army, a move that could extend the military’s control over policing in a country with high levels of violence.

  • Aug 15, 2022
  • 10:05 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

Migrant Caravan Sets Out in Southern Mexico

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Several thousand migrants set out walking in the rain early Monday in southern Mexico, tired of waiting to normalize their status in a region with little work and still far from their ultimate goal of reaching the United States.

  • Jun 7, 2022
  • 10:42 AM

Trucker Blockade Snarls US-Mexico Border Over Texas Order

One of the busiest trade ports on the U.S.-Mexico border remained effectively closed Wednesday as frustration and traffic snarls mounted over orders by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott requiring extra inspections of commercial trucks as part of the Republican’s sprawling border security operation.

  • Apr 13, 2022
  • 4:14 PM

Investigators Inspect Cartel Extermination Site as Mexico Nears 100k Missing

At the Nuevo Laredo site —to which The Associated Press was given access this month— the insufficiency of investigations into Mexico’s nearly 100,000 disappearances is painfully evident.

  • Mar 1, 2022
  • 1:24 PM

Mexico’s Avocados Face Fallout From Violence, Deforestation

As producers continue to suffer extortion from organized crime, and loggers continue to chop down pine forests to clear land for avocado orchards, another threat looms: campaigns for greener competition and perhaps even a boycott.

  • Feb 16, 2022
  • 5:39 PM

Mexico Clears Migrant Camp Near Border in Tijuana

Before dawn on Sunday, the Mexican National Guard removed hundreds of asylum seekers from the Chaparral encampment in Tijuana. Video on Twitter shows migrants being escorted onto a bus.

  • Feb 8, 2022
  • 12:11 PM

Survivors Recall Horror of Mexico Truck Crash That Killed 55

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico (AP) — Survivors of the horrific truck crash in Mexico that killed 55 migrants and injured more than a hundred recounted from their hospital beds how their location inside the truck determined who lived and who died.

  • Dec 10, 2021
  • 5:48 PM

Mexico Overhauls Handling of Migrants to Relieve Pressure

The Mexican government has opted for a new strategy to relieve pressure on its southern border, where tens of thousands of migrants accumulate, and to deactivate the caravans that journey northward: granting humanitarian visas and offering transfers to other states.

  • Dec 3, 2021
  • 4:00 PM

Mexico Sends Some Minors to U.S. to Get COVID Vaccine

Scores of Mexican adolescents were bused to California on Thursday to get vaccinated against the coronavirus as efforts get underway across Mexico to get shots in the arms of teens.

  • Nov 19, 2021
  • 1:32 PM

Mexico President to Investigate Border Shooting of Innocents

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico’s president vowed to investigate the border shootings that left 19 dead over the weekend, even as the latest homicide figures showed a rebound in killings nationwide.

  • Jun 21, 2021
  • 8:48 PM

US and Mexico Seek Ways to Do More on Irregular Immigration

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In consecutive visits this month, Vice President Kamala Harris and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas have conveyed to the most important U.S. partner that the Biden administration is taking a more nuanced approach to immigration than its predecessor, but still asking what more Mexico can do.

  • Jun 16, 2021
  • 1:16 PM

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