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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...

Mexican government considering army-run airline

Oct. 04, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president said Tuesday his government is analyzing the creation of a state-owned, army-run airline that would fly 10 leased airplanes as well as the former presidential jet. The unusual plan would further boost the army's increasing economic role in...

Report: Mexico continued to use spyware against activists

Oct. 03, 2022 14:49 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government or army has allegedly continued to use spyware designed to hack into the cellphones of activists, despite a pledge by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to end such practices. Press freedom groups said Monday they found evidence of...

Hack puts Latin American security agencies on edge

Sep. 30, 2022 23:27 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A massive trove of emails from Mexico’s Defense Department is among electronic communications taken by a group of hackers from military and police agencies across several Latin American countries, Mexico's president confirmed Friday. The acknowledgement by...

US judge dismisses Mexico lawsuit against gun manufacturers

Sep. 30, 2022 21:06 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A U.S. federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Mexican government against U.S. gun manufacturers arguing their commercial practices has led to bloodshed in Mexico. Judge F. Dennis Saylor in Boston ruled Mexico’s claims did not overcome the...

Mexico: Helicopter crashed after capo capture without fuel

Sep. 29, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican navy helicopter crashed in July killing 14 marines because it ran out of fuel following an operation to capture drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero, the Attorney General’s Office said Thursday. The Black Hawk crashed July 15 in Los Mochis, a city in...

EXPLAINER: Mexican army's role in students' disappearance

Sep. 25, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican army's role in the disappearance of 43 college students, its participation in covering up the facts and its alleged links to organized crime are now at the center of a case that has shaken the nation. The government's Truth Commission declared the incident a...

Mexico's military on display in independence celebrations

Sep. 16, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Independence Day parade Friday had even more of a militaristic air this year coming just days after the relatively new National Guard was passed completely to the command of the military. The gray-camouflaged National Guard troops were a heavy presence...

Mexican government says train poses no threat to skeleton

Sep. 15, 2022 20:52 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History said Thursday that a prehistoric human skeleton found recently in a flooded cave system along the country’s Caribbean coast was actually registered by the institute in 2019 and would not be threatened by a nearby...

Ancient skeleton found in Mexico cave threatened by train

Sep. 13, 2022 23:32 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A prehistoric human skeleton has been found in a cave system that was flooded at the end of the last ice age 8,000 years ago, according to a cave-diving archaeologist on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. Archaeologist Octavio del Rio said he and fellow diver Peter...