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Mexico high court upholds keeping military on police duties

Nov. 29, 2022 19:39 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Supreme Court upheld on Tuesday a constitutional change that allows the military to continue in law enforcement duties until 2028. The court ruled against appeals that argued law enforcement should be left to civilian police forces. Critics warned...

Mexico launches online platform for dual-use precursors

Nov. 23, 2022 19:59 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government presented an online platform Wednesday that it claims will allow authorities to track the importation and consumption so-called “dual-use” precursor chemicals that are often used to make synthetic drugs like meth and fentanyl. Mexico...

New Mexico's top finance official to retire

Nov. 22, 2022 20:24 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Deborah Romero, the head of New Mexico’s Department of Finance and Administration, will retire in December, marking the end of a career in state government that has spanned nearly 50 years. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s office announced Romero's upcoming...

Down to its last panda, Mexico ponders what could come next

Nov. 17, 2022 22:06 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Xin Xin, the last panda in Latin America, is not your average bear. A native of Mexico, she’s the only remaining member of a diaspora descended from giant pandas China gifted to foreign countries during the 1970s and 1980s. Mexico’s Chapultepec Zoo is one of...

Mexico steps up immigration controls in south

Nov. 16, 2022 19:30 PM EST

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Mexican security and immigration authorities have stepped up patrols, highway checkpoints and raids in southern Mexico since the United States started expelling Venezuelan migrants last month. The Mexican government has not said whether its enforcement...

Mexico depicts Philadelphia street scenes in anti-drug ads

Nov. 11, 2022 13:03 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government is using video of homeless people and open-air drug users in Philadelphia’s embattled Kensington neighborhood in a national ad campaign to try to scare young people away from drugs. The spots never identify the city or neighborhood...

Animals trafficked in Mexico on social media sites: report

Nov. 10, 2022 12:41 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A new report suggests that trafficking of wild and endangered species is common in Mexico and occurs largely online, where traffickers contact potential customers on social media like Facebook. The Center for Biological Diversity said in a report Wednesday it...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Nov. 01, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct. 27 The Washington Post on the election system's upcoming stress test: This year’s midterms are not shaping up to be normal elections. In an environment in which one party is gripped...

Mexico files 2nd lawsuit against arms dealers in US

Oct. 10, 2022 20:57 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government filed another U.S. gun lawsuit Monday, this time against five U.S. gun shops and distributors it claims are responsible for the flow of illegal weapons into Mexico. Mexico's first lawsuit, which was recently dismissed, targeted U.S. gun...

Mexico pledges to bring 2nd lawsuit against gun dealers

Oct. 05, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government plans to bring another lawsuit against U.S. companies it claims are responsible for the flow of illegal weapons into Mexico, Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said Wednesday. Ebrard suggested the new lawsuit could target gun shops or...