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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2016 file photo, Defense Secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, left, and Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, salute during the annual Independence Day military parade in Mexico City's main square. The U.S. Justice Department is dropping its drug trafficking and money laundering against former Mexican defense secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

Mexico publishes US evidence on ex-defense secretary

Jan. 15, 2021 8:37 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico on Friday published 751 pages of evidence it received from the United States against Mexico’s former Defense Secretary, Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, whom U.S. prosecutors had charged with drug trafficking. The unprecedented move came a day after Mexico announced it was...

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2020 file photo, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador attends the commemoration of his second anniversary in office at the National Palace in Mexico City. One day after Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office announced it was dropping the drug trafficking case against its former defense secretary, López Obrador said Friday, Jan. 15, 2020 that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration had “fabricated” the accusations against retired Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

Mexico says US 'fabricated' charges, releases evidence

Jan. 15, 2021 8:32 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration had “fabricated” drug trafficking accusations against his country's former defense minister and then his government published what he said was the entire case...

World Golf Championship moving from Mexico to Florida

Jan. 15, 2021 6:20 PM EST

The World Golf Championship is moving from Mexico City to the Gulf Coast of Florida this year, a change driven by the COVID-19 pandemic that has put restrictions on travel and kept away spectators. The PGA Tour sent a memo to players Friday informing them of the relocation for Feb. 25-28. It will be played at The...

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, cemetery workers carry the remains of 89-year-old Abilio Ribeiro, who died of the coronavirus, to bury at the Nossa Senhora Aparecida cemetery in Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil. The global death toll from COVID-19 has topped 2 million. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros, File)

'This is not a game': Global virus death toll hits 2 million

Jan. 15, 2021 1:25 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The global death toll from COVID-19 topped 2 million Friday, crossing the threshold amid a vaccine rollout so immense but so uneven that in some countries there is real hope of vanquishing the outbreak, while in other, less-developed parts of the world, it seems a far-off dream. The...

A waiter prepares an order of crepes Suzette inside Argentine grill Quebracho, in the Cuauhtemoc neighborhood of Mexico City, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. More than three weeks into Mexico City's second pandemic shutdown some restaurateurs worried about their ability to survive ignored official warnings and opened limited seating Monday under the slogan,

Some Mexico City restaurants reopen defying pandemic rules

Jan. 11, 2021 6:02 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — More than three weeks into Mexico City’s second pandemic shutdown some restaurants ignored official warnings and opened with limited seating Monday under the slogan “Open or Die.” This second shutdown has been even more painful for restaurant owners and their staffs....

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is seen on a TV screen as Rafael Silva watches the live broadcast of the president's daily, morning press conference known as

Mexican president's spokesman tests positive for coronavirus

Jan. 10, 2021 9:07 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The spokesman for Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has tested positive for coronavirus, he said on Sunday, the same day the country reported its first case of a potentially more contagious COVID-19 variant that is spreading in the United Kingdom. Spokesman...

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, police officers in protective suits stand on duty at a temporary checkpoint in Shijiazhuang in northern China's Hebei Province on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. More than 360 people have tested positive in a growing COVID-19 outbreak south of Beijing in neighboring Hebei province. (Jin Haoyuan/Xinhua via AP)

The Latest: Scores test positive in China's Hebei province

Jan. 10, 2021 8:56 PM EST

BEIJING — Chinese health authorities say scores more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Hebei province bordering on the capital Beijing. The outbreak focused on the Hebei cities of Shijiazhuang and Xingtai is one of China’s most serious in recent months and comes amid measures to curb...

FILE - In this July 7, 2020, file photo, hospital staff members enter an elevator with the body of a COVID-19 victim on a gurney at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, Calif. California health authorities reported on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, a record high of 695 coronavirus deaths as many hospitals strain under unprecedented caseloads. The state Department of Public Health says the number raises the state's death toll since the start of the pandemic to 29,233. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

The Latest: Mexico sees record 16,105 new virus cases

Jan. 9, 2021 10:22 PM EST

MEXICO CITY — Mexico has posted another daily record for newly confirmed coronavirus cases, with 16,105 new infections reported Saturday, and a near-record of 1,135 deaths related to COVID-19 in the latest 24-hour period. The country has now topped 1.5 million total infections and over 133,000 deaths so...

Control center fire shuts down half Mexico City subway lines

Jan. 9, 2021 5:30 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A fire in the control center of the Mexico City subway killed one woman Saturday and sent 32 others to the hospital, while knocking out service on half of the subway lines in the city of 9 million inhabitants. Prior to the pandemic, which caused a steep drop in ridership, the Metro...

A woman wearing mask to help protect herself from the coronavirus stands in the sun as she walks her dogs in Beijing on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. With next month's Lunar New Year travel rush looming, the government is telling people to stay put as much as possible and not travel to or from the capital Beijing. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: 2 Chinese cities urge people to stay at home

Jan. 9, 2021 12:33 AM EST

BEIJING — Chinese authorities are asking residents in two cities south of Beijing to stay home for seven days as they try to stamp out a coronavirus outbreak in which more than 300 people have tested positive in the past week. According to official notices on social media, the cities of Shijiazhuang and...