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Male video takes on viral feminist anthem stir ire in Mexico

Dec. 6, 2019 9:06 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Born in Chile, the feminist anthem “A Rapist in Your Path” has become an international phenomenon, with activists in countries from Latin America to the U.S. and Europe staging public performance to denounce violence and human rights abuses against women. Almost as...

Police chief shot in central Mexico city of Cuernavaca

Dec. 6, 2019 3:30 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Armed attackers shot to death the acting police chief in the central Mexico city of Cuernavaca, a once-tranquil tourist destination just south of Mexico City, city officials said Friday. The killing late Thursday was the latest in a series of violent events that have marred the city's...

Mexico president hosts US AG behind closed doors in capital

Dec. 5, 2019 6:43 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president and the U.S. attorney general met behind closed doors Thursday, about a week after U.S. President Donald Trump suggested his government could classify Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations. The Foreign Relations Department said the meeting between...

Barr set for Mexican meetings as US seeks cartel crackdown

Dec. 4, 2019 3:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr will meet with Mexico’s president and law enforcement officials about one week after President Donald Trump suggested that the United States would seek to classify Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations. Barr planned to be in Mexico City on...

Mexican president prays with family of dead US dual citizens

Dec. 4, 2019 12:05 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador prayed for the safety of the country with the relatives of nine U.S. dual citizens slaughtered in northern Mexico last month and assured them “at least four” suspects have been detained, a family member said. Julian...

Relatives of massacred Americans say Mexico needs help

Dec. 3, 2019 9:07 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Relatives of nine U.S. dual citizens slaughtered in northern Mexico last month said Tuesday that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador prayed with them for the safety of the country and pledged to visit the region. Julian LeBaron said that during the family’s Monday...

Mexican voices: 1 year into the López Obrador presidency

Dec. 1, 2019 12:10 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Andrés Manuel López Obrador has been president of Mexico for a year, after a landslide 2018 vote. He pledged a presidency close to the people, austere, with punishment for the corrupt and greater safety and economic wellbeing. Not all has gone according to plan. The...

Latin star Ozuna says he worked hard to make ‘Nibiru’ great

Nov. 29, 2019 12:41 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Ozuna set a record for most weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Latin albums chart by a male artist with his 2017 debut album, “Odisea.” The superstar reggaeton and Latin trap singer, who has sold-out New York’s Madison Square Garden, is also the first artist to have...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Nov. 29, 2019 12:03 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. In the region’s latest civil unrest, demonstrators took to Colombia’s streets again to voice displeasure with the administration...

Mexico fears return to “certification” with terrorism label

Nov. 27, 2019 5:44 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans reacted Wednesday with anger to U.S. President Donald Trump’s pledge to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations. Mexican officials and experts don’t fear that Trump will send killer drones into Mexico. Such drone strikes have been a mainstay of...