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Mexico plans 17 shelters for children on southern border

Apr. 21, 2021 19:42 PM EDT

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. The...

Mexico calls fake coronavirus vaccines "a risk to health"

Apr. 21, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities said Wednesday that fake coronavirus vaccines represent “a risk to health,” after falsified doses were found in Mexico and Poland. Mexico’s medicines regulation agency said the false doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine were...

The Latest: Hawaii eases virus rules for inter-island travel

Apr. 20, 2021 21:34 PM EDT

HONOLULU — Hawaii officials are moving forward with a plan to allow people who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus to skip pre-travel testing and quarantine requirements for flights between islands. The rule, for now, is only for people who have received...

Russian shot at border pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

Apr. 20, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Russian immigrant who once staged a monthlong hunger strike at an Arizona detention center and was shot several months later during a struggle with a federal agent near the Mexican border has pleaded guilty to illegally re-entering the United States after he was deported. ...

Wealthy Latin Americans flock to US in search of vaccines

Apr. 20, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — They travel thousands of miles by plane from Latin America to the U.S., in some places taking a shuttle directly from the airport to COVID-19 vaccine sites. Their ranks include politicians, TV personalities, business executives and a soccer team. ...

The Latest: Schools reopen in Mexico's Campeche state

Apr. 19, 2021 22:18 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY — For the first time in a year, Mexican school children have returned to classrooms — at least in the southern state of Campeche. The Gulf coast state has been the state least affected by the pandemic in Mexico, and it was the first to get its teachers...

First schools reopen in Mexico in southern state of Campeche

Apr. 19, 2021 21:30 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — For the first time in a year, Mexican school children returned to classrooms Monday — at least in the southern state of Campeche. Campeche, on Mexico's Gulf coast, has been the state least affected by the pandemic in Mexico, and it was the first to...

Mexican president wants work visas, citizenship for farmers

Apr. 19, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Monday he will ask U.S. President Joe Biden to give work visas to Mexican farmers who participate in a government tree-planting program. López Obrador touted the program as a way to help the...

Endangered venomous Mexican lizards hatch at zoo in Poland

Apr. 19, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two endangered Mexican beaded lizards have hatched at the Wroclaw Zoo in Poland, boosting the population of the venomous lizards. The zoo said the lizards, which are difficult to breed in captivity, hatched in late February at the zoo’s...

California beach shut after Mexico sewage flows north again

Apr. 18, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The entire shoreline of Southern California's Imperial Beach is closed to swimmers and surfers after sewage-contaminated runoff flowed north again from Mexico’s Tijuana River. The closure announced Friday will be in place until testing...