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Guatemalan family seeks return of relative's body more than a decade after he disappeared in Mexico

Jul. 16, 2024 23:38 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Nearly a decade after Guatemalan authorities were told that Mexico had sent the wrong body to a Guatemalan family searching for their missing teenage relative, that unidentified body is still buried in Guatemala and the family’s relative is lying in a Mexico City morgue. ...

Mexican president says a fight over drug and migrant trafficking was behind the massacre of 19

Jul. 02, 2024 12:48 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president said Tuesday a fight between gangs over drug and migrant trafficking routes was behind the massacre of 19 men in the southern state of Chiapas. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said the killings were part of a long-running dispute...

Authorities find 19 bodies piled in a dump truck in a cartel-dominated area of southern Mexico

Jul. 01, 2024 22:28 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities said Monday they have found 19 bodies piled in and around a dump truck in a cartel-dominated area of southern Mexico, near the border with Guatemala. The federal public safety department said the men's bodies were found in a truck abandoned on a...

Guatemala appeals court revokes judge's order to give house arrest to renowned journalist José Rubén Zamora

Jun. 25, 2024 20:50 PM EDT
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala appeals court revokes judge's order to give house arrest to renowned journalist José Rubén Zamora.

Massive displacement latest sign of fear in Mexican state disputed by cartels

Jun. 25, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

TILA, Mexico (AP) — It was night when residents of this remote town began to hear gunshots. Then came the sounds of trucks and the voices of men discussing which houses to burn. Flames began to leap around Tila, a town of about 10,000 people living along steep streets surrounded by...

Deaths, drownings and destruction as heavy rains move through Central America. 3 killed in Guatemala

Jun. 18, 2024 15:26 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Three men drowned in Guatemala when two of them tried to help another who had tried to cross an overflowing river, as heavy rains caused death and destruction across Central America, authorities said Tuesday. The three fatalities on Monday were the latest in a...

7 people die in events related to heavy rains in El Salvador

Jun. 18, 2024 03:24 AM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Seven people were killed Monday in separate events in El Salvador that authorities attributed to heavy rains that have persisted since the weekend. In Tacuba, near the country’s border with Guatemala, five people died after they were buried in...

Family of 6, including 3 children, killed in south Mexico, the latest in a string of family killings

Jun. 14, 2024 16:53 PM EDT

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico (AP) — A family of six, including three children, were killed Friday by gunmen in the southern Mexico border state of Chiapas in a town marred by militia violence. Julio Pérez, the mayor of the Chiapas town of Pantelho, said the killings happened there...

Thousands of displaced residents in southern Mexico fear returning to their homes after violence

Jun. 11, 2024 22:59 PM EDT

YAJALON, Mexico (AP) — Thousands of residents displaced by violence that intensified this week in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas remained fearful Tuesday of returning to their homes. Authorities have had to set up camps for more than 4,000 displaced people who fled the town...

Over 4,000 residents flee a town in southern Mexico after armed gangs start shooting, burn homes

Jun. 10, 2024 13:33 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador acknowledged Monday that authorities have had to set up camps for displaced people after some 4,200 residents fled a town in the southern state of Chiapas. Residents of the town of Tila fled over the weekend after...