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A nurse walks COVID-19 tests back to the tent at the free COVID-19 testing site on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 in Glenwood Springs, Colo. (Chelsea Self/Glenwood Springs Post Independent via AP)

The Latest: China reports results of mass testing

Nov. 23, 2020 10:56 PM EST

BEIJING — China has reported new coronavirus cases in the cities of Shanghai and Tianjin as it seeks to prevent small outbreaks from becoming larger ones. The National Health Commission said Tuesday that there were two new locally spread cases in the previous 24-hour period, one in each city. It also...

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2019 file photo, pilgrims arrive at the plaza outside the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mexican Catholic Church announced on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 the cancelation of the annual pilgrimage, the largest Catholic pilgrimage worldwide. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

Catholic Church cancels Guadalupe pilgrimage over pandemic

Nov. 23, 2020 4:14 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Roman Catholic Church announced the cancellation Monday of what’s considered the world’s largest Catholic pilgrimage, for the Virgin of Guadalupe, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mexico’s Episcopal Conference said in a statement that the basilica will...

Officials: 113 bodies found in secret graves in Mexico

Nov. 23, 2020 10:59 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities have recovered 113 bodies and additional human remains from a secret grave outside the western city of Guadalajara. Jalisco state Attorney Gerardo Octavio Solís said Sunday night that 30 of the victims had been identified. The state is home to Jalisco New...

Marijuana plants grow at a makeshift camp outside of the Senate building in Mexico City, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. Mexican marijuana activists have been camping outside the Senate since February of this year, growing a crop of marijuana plants and smoking it as a way to pressure the government into legalizing recreational cannabis. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Mexican church decries Senate's marijuana legalization vote

Nov. 22, 2020 6:36 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Roman Catholic Church on Sunday criticized a vote in the Senate to legalize the possession, cultivation and use of small amounts of marijuana. The bill adopted this past week must still go to the lower house of Congress for a vote. It would legalize the possession of up...

Dr. Victor Hugo Santamaria tests 2-year-old Regina Chavez for COVID-19 as she is held by her mother Edith Monserrat Bautista, in a tent set up to perform rapid coronavirus testing at the TAPO bus station in the Venustiano Carranza borough of Mexico City, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Mexico passed the 100,000 mark in confirmed COVID-19 deaths on Thursday, becoming only the fourth country to do so. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Mexico tops 100,000 COVID-19 deaths, 4th country to do so

Nov. 20, 2020 9:06 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A day after Mexico passed the 100,000 mark in confirmed COVID-19 deaths, becoming only the fourth country to do so, its president and the mayor of its capital struck dramatically different tones. With 100,823 confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mexico trailed only the United States, Brazil and...

Alleged Sinaloa Cartel member extradited to US from Italy

Nov. 20, 2020 4:40 PM EST

New York (AP) — A former Mexican federal police officer accused of trafficking drugs for the Sinaloa Cartel was extradited this week to the U.S. from Italy, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday night. Ramón Santoyo-Cristobal, also known as “Dr. Wagner,” faces charges of...

AP source: USA Basketball entering bubble for AmeriCup games

Nov. 20, 2020 4:31 PM EST

USA Basketball and the national teams from Mexico, Cuba and Puerto Rico will be moving into a bubble in Indianapolis over the coming days to prepare for the second round of FIBA AmeriCup qualifying games later this month. It will be the first bubble-type format for the U.S. for an international event. Players,...

Doctors Delia Caudillo, left, and Monserrat Castaneda, put on protective gear as they prepare to conduct a COVID-19 test at a home in the Venustiano Carranza borough of Mexico City, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Mexico becomes 4th country to hit 100,000 COVID-19 deaths

Nov. 19, 2020 9:25 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico passed the 100,000 mark in COVID-19 deaths Thursday, becoming only the fourth country — behind the United States, Brazil and India — to do so. José Luis Alomía Zegarra, Mexico’s director of epidemiology, said there were 100,104 confirmed COVID-19...

Top health official: Mexico becomes 4th country to hit 100,000 confirmed COVID-19 deaths

Nov. 19, 2020 8:18 PM EST
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Top health official: Mexico becomes 4th country to hit 100,000 confirmed COVID-19 deaths.

Illegal border crossings rise for sixth straight month

Nov. 19, 2020 5:48 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. border authorities stopped people entering the country illegally from Mexico more than 69,000 times in October, the sixth straight monthly increase and the highest level since July 2019. Mark Morgan, acting Customs and Border Protection commissioner, said deteriorating economic...