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Evidence in Mexico serial killer's house suggests 17 victims

Jun. 12, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Investigators digging under the house of a suspected serial killer on the outskirts of Mexico City said Saturday they have found 3,787 bone fragments so far, apparently belonging to 17 different victims. Prosecutors in the State of Mexico, which...

Head of Mexico's governing party cites middle class failings

Jun. 11, 2021 20:55 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A top leader of Mexico’s governing party said Friday that the group suffered setbacks in the capital in last weekend's elections because it has lost touch with the middle class. Mexico City was once an unquestionable stronghold for President...

Sinkhole at Mexico farm swallows more land, traps 2 dogs

Jun. 11, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A large sinkhole that appeared in late May at a farm in central Mexico has grown larger than a football field, begun swallowing a house and trapped two dogs in its depths. The government of the central state of Puebla said late Thursday it had managed...

Mexico marks 50th anniversary of 1971 student massacre

Jun. 10, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials and protesters on Thursday marked the 50th anniversary of a June 10, 1971, massacre of student protesters that was depicted in the 2018 Oscar-winning movie “Roma.” Demanding punishment for those involved, demonstrators marched...

Mexican traffickers steal bus trying to smuggle migrants

Jun. 07, 2021 22:14 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a sign of how bold migrant traffickers in Mexico have become, smugglers stole a purple passenger bus near Mexico City, loaded it with 57 people from Haiti, Brazil, Chile and Honduras and sent it up a highway toward the northern city of Monterrey. ...

Luiselli's prize-winning novel responds to migratory crisis

Jun. 07, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Valeria Luiselli is pleased to have passed the libraries’ test with her first novel written directly in English, “Lost Children Archive” (“Sound Desert”), which received the Dublin Literary Award. The 100,000-euro ($122,000) award, sponsored...

Mexico president appears to hold key majority in elections

Jun. 07, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s party and its allies on Monday appeared poised to maintain their majority in Mexico's lower chamber of the congress, but fell short of a two-thirds majority as some voters boosted the struggling opposition, according to initial...

Mexico votes on López Obrador's 'transformation' at mid-term

Jun. 06, 2021 22:30 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans cast ballots Sunday to elect the entire lower house of Congress, almost half the country’s governors and most mayors in a vote that will determine whether President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s Morena party gets the legislative majority it needs to...

The Latest: Hawaii emails reveal strain over contact tracing

Jun. 05, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

HONOLULU -- A review of Hawaii Gov. David Ige’s emails shows the state epidemiologist spent key weeks in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic resisting suggestions and requests that she boost contact tracing to control the spread of COVID-19. They also showed Dr....

The Latest: Mexico to use US vaccine doses at border

Jun. 04, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican officials said Friday they will use 1 million U.S. doses of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine to inoculate people along the border. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says the vaccinations along Mexico’s northern border with the...