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Migrant children run away from clashes with Mexican National Guards after their group crossed the Suchiate River on foot from Guatemala to Mexico, on the riverbank near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. More than a thousand Central American migrants hoping to reach United States marooned in Guatemala are walking en masse across a river leading to Mexico in an attempt to convince authorities there to allow them passage through the country. (AP Photo/Santiago Billy)

Migrants scuffle with Mexican troops along border river

Jan. 20, 2020 6:51 PM EST

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of Central American migrants waded across the Suchiate River into southern Mexico on Monday in a new test of U.S. President Donald Trump's Central America strategy to keep them away from the U.S. border. Some scuffled with national guardsmen on the riverbank while...

This Dec. 3, 2018 photo provided by the Mexican Presidential press office shows the presidential airplane at the presidential hangar at Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City. Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador has made selling off the luxurious presidential jet a centerpiece of his austerity program, but there's just one problem: Nobody, it seems, wants to buy the white elephant. (Mexican Presidential press office via AP)

Mexico's president hopes to raffle off presidential jet

Jan. 17, 2020 1:22 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced the latest in a series of desperate ideas Friday to sell off his predecessor's official jet, which he says is too luxurious for a country where half the people live in poverty. López Obrador said he is considering raffling off...

Cuban singer Cimafunk hugs a woman during the music conga through the streets of Old Havana within the activities of the 35th Havana Jazz Plaza festival in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Jan. 17, 2020 12:12 AM EST

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Havana hosted the 35th Havana Jazz Plaza fest. Pro-government and opposition forces in Venezuela struggled over control of the National...

This Dec. 3, 2018 photo provided by the Mexican Presidential press office shows the presidential airplane at the presidential hangar at Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City. Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador has made selling off the luxurious presidential jet a centerpiece of his austerity program, but there's just one problem: Nobody, it seems, wants to buy the white elephant. (Mexican Presidential press office via AP)

Mexico can't sell presidential jet, tries odd sales pitches

Jan. 14, 2020 2:40 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador has made selling off the luxurious presidential jet a centerpiece of his austerity program, but there's just one problem: Nobody, it seems, wants to buy the white elephant. López Obrador said Tuesday the Boeing Dreamliner will be...

Mexico raises minimum wage by 20%, to $6.50

Dec. 16, 2019 8:51 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico raised its national minimum wage 20% Monday, but it still doesn't amount to even $1 an hour. The Labor Department said the lowest legal wage will be 123.22 pesos a day starting Jan. 1, or about $6.50 at current exchange rates. That is a boost from the 120.68-peso minimum wage...

In this June 2, 2011 file photo, Mexico's Genaro Garcia Luna speaks during a ceremony to designate June 2 as the Federal Police Day in Mexico City. The former Federal Secretary of Public Safety was arrested in Dallas Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, on charges of cocaine trafficking and making false statements. The indictment claims that Garcia Luna allegedly received millions of dollars in bribes from the Sinaloa Cartel. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini, File)

Ex-Mexico security chief long haunted by corruption claims

Dec. 11, 2019 10:36 AM EST

Mexico City (AP) — Mexico's former security chief was dogged by so many allegations of corruption and wrongdoing for so long that some said it was only a matter of time before he would be arrested. What amazed some was that it took so long, and that Genaro García Luna’s arrest this week came on...

4 dead in shooting steps from Mexican presidential residence

Dec. 7, 2019 8:29 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Four people were shot to death in the Mexican capital Saturday, just steps from an entrance to the official residence of the president, authorities said. Officials said a man entered an apartment building near the National Palace seeking to urinate in the courtyard and was confronted by...

President Donald Trump speaks during a small business roundtable in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Trump to delay listing Mexican cartels as terrorist groups

Dec. 6, 2019 11:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday in a tweet that he will hold off on designating Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations. Trump said all the work had been completed and he was statutorily ready to issue a declaration but had decided to delay at the request of Mexican President...

FILE - In this Saturday, June 1, 2019 file photo, Mexican American Andy Ruiz celebrates after stopping Britain's Anthony Joshua during the seventh round of a heavyweight championship boxing match in New York. Heavyweight boxing heads to new territory when Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua meet in a rematch in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. Ruiz will look to mark the first world title fight in the Middle East for retaining the belts he took from Joshua a major shock in New York in June. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

New dawn for boxing as Ruiz, Joshua set for Saudi rematch

Dec. 5, 2019 8:01 AM EST

The thick, sparkling ring on his right hand and the diamond-studded watch around his left wrist were indications of just how much life has changed for Andy Ruiz Jr. since he became world heavyweight champion. It was another part of his attire that really stood out, however, when the portly Mexican came face to...

A shop's windows are riddled with bullet holes near City Hall after a gunbattle in Villa Union, Mexico, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. The small town near the U.S.-Mexico border began cleaning up Monday even as fear persisted after 22 people were killed in a weekend gunbattle between a heavily armed drug cartel assault group and security forces. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Northern Mexico fears return to dark past after gunfights

Dec. 3, 2019 10:53 PM EST

VILLA UNION, Mexico (AP) — Mexico’s president says he wants to fight drug cartels with “hugs, not bullets,” but after 23 people were killed in a weekend gunbattle in the border state of Coahuila, some communities want a more forceful strategy to prevent cartel assailants from...