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Honduran migrants resume they journey in hopes of reaching the United States after sleeping in Guatemala City, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. Guatemalan officials had counted more than 3,000 migrants who registered at border crossings to enter the country in recent days and there were additional migrants who did not register. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Over 1,000 Central American migrants try to enter Mexico

Jan. 18, 2020 11:26 AM EST

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — More than a thousand Central American migrants on Saturday surged onto a bridge spanning the Suchiate River between southern Mexico and Guatemala as Mexican National Guardsmen attempted to impede their journey north. Mexican officials allowed several dozen migrants to enter the...

This Dec. 3, 2018 photo provided by the Mexican Presidential press office shows the presidential airplane at the presidential hangar at Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City. Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador has made selling off the luxurious presidential jet a centerpiece of his austerity program, but there's just one problem: Nobody, it seems, wants to buy the white elephant. (Mexican Presidential press office via AP)

Mexico's president hopes to raffle off presidential jet

Jan. 17, 2020 1:22 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced the latest in a series of desperate ideas Friday to sell off his predecessor's official jet, which he says is too luxurious for a country where half the people live in poverty. López Obrador said he is considering raffling off...

Mexico: accident caused drowning deaths of 4 personnel

Jan. 17, 2020 12:05 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's army said Friday the drowning death this week of four soldiers was caused by an accident involving confiscated weapons. The patrol had picked up three seized assault rifles and were laying them in the bed of the patrol truck when one went off. The round hit and killed the...

Mexican soldiers kill 11 attackers near Texas border

Jan. 16, 2020 9:44 PM EST

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Mexican soldiers killed 11 attackers near the Mexico-Texas border Thursday, Tamaulipas state authorities said. Around 2:30 p.m. soldiers on patrol were ambushed on a dirt road in the community of Los Angeles in the Miguel Aleman township, said Luis Alberto Rodriguez, head of...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo Attorney General William Barr speaks to reporters at the Justice Department in Washington to announce results of an investigation of the shootings at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida. The Justice Department has placed a high national-security priority on its probe of the incident, insisting that investigators must get access to data from two locked and encrypted iPhones that belonged to the alleged gunman, a Saudi aviation student. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

US attorney general talks drugs, guns at Mexico meeting

Jan. 16, 2020 6:09 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — U.S. Attorney General William Barr discussed a range of security-related topics with Mexican officials Thursday, according to a statement from Mexico's government. The meeting followed a December visit by Barr and continued the discussion of cooperation on arms trafficking to Mexico and...

US sending Mexican migrants 1,000 miles from border

Jan. 14, 2020 8:43 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday it will start deporting about 250 Mexicans a week on flights from Tucson, Arizona, to Guadalajara, over 1,000 miles (1,640 kilometers) from the border. The move reflects how Mexicans have become a higher priority in border enforcement as fewer Central...

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019 photo, migrants rest at

Mexico upset by US plan to send Mexicans to Guatemala

Jan. 7, 2020 5:54 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As the United States moved aggressively over the past year to sharply reduce the number of asylum seekers arriving at its southwest border, Mexicans were spared. But now Mexico is expressing its displeasure at U.S. plans to send Mexican asylum seekers some 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometers)...

Mexican official: 80% of labor contracts are pro-company

Jan. 7, 2020 4:39 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's labor secretary acknowledged Monday that 80 to 85% of all labor contracts in the country were signed without approval from the workers they cover. Corrupt unions in Mexico have long signed contracts with companies before they even open plants, locking in low wages. Known as...

In this courtroom sketch, defense attorney Cesar de Castro, left, Mexico's former top security official Genaro Garcia Luna, center, and a court interpreter, appear for an arraignment hearing in Brooklyn federal court Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, in New York. Garcia Luna pleaded not guilty to charges he accepted a fortune in drug-money bribes from kingpin Joaquin

Former Mexico security chief pleads not guilty in U.S. case

Jan. 3, 2020 6:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mexico's former top security official pleaded not guilty on Friday on charges he accepted a fortune in drug-money bribes from kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's notorious Sinaloa cartel to let it operate with impunity. Genaro Garcia Luna, 51, was indicted in New York on three counts of...

FILE In this Nov. 13, 2019 file photo, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador smiles during his daily morning news conference at the National Palace in Mexico City. The Mexican president closed out 2019 with a Dec. 31 video message in which he recounted his administration's successes in its first year, including rooting out corruption, and highlighted its challenges, foremost surging violence. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

Mexico president says "El Chapo" had same power as president

Jan. 1, 2020 5:30 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador closed out 2019 with a parting shot at his predecessors, saying imprisoned drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera had had the same power as the country's president. In a video message from the southern city of...