Latest Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador News

Mexican president calls Donald Trump 'a friend' and says he'll warn him against closing border

Jul. 19, 2024 14:01 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president called Donald Trump “a friend” Friday and said he would write to the former U.S. president to warn him against pledging to close the border or blaming migrants for bringing drugs into the United States. President Andrés Manuel López...

Mexico's costly Maya Train draws few passengers in its first six months of partial operation

Jul. 15, 2024 21:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The pet rail project of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador could wind up costing as much as $30 billion, is only half finished as he heads into the final 2 1/2 months of his term, and has wreaked major damage on the environment. But the most damning...

Mexico's most dangerous city for police suffers simultaneous attacks that kill 2 more officers

Jul. 11, 2024 12:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two police officers were shot to death in the embattled Mexican city of Celaya amid a wave of targeted attacks that authorities said Thursday were likely carried out by a drug cartel. A total of 18 Celaya police officers have been shot to death so far this year,...

Mexico will build passenger train lines to US border in an expansion of its debt-laden rail projects

Jul. 10, 2024 20:35 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s massive, debt-fueled passenger rail building program is not going to end with the administration of outgoing President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, but will instead double, he said Wednesday. López Obrador said his successor, President-elect Claudia...

Hurricane Beryl strengthens back into a Category 3 storm as it nears Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

Jul. 04, 2024 23:14 PM EDT

TULUM, Mexico (AP) — After leaving a trail of destruction across the eastern Caribbean and at least nine people dead, Hurricane Beryl strengthened back into a Category 3 storm late Thursday as it chugged over open water toward Mexico's resort-studded Yucatan Peninsula. The U.S....

Mexico's incoming president announces top posts but her new cabinet includes familiar faces

Jul. 04, 2024 15:41 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s incoming president announced her appointees for top posts Thursday, but hopes for a fresh approach were dashed by the re-appearance of old faces in the new cabinet. President-elect Claudia Sheinbaum announced that Rosa Icela Rodríguez, who headed...

Mexican president says a fight over drug and migrant trafficking was behind the massacre of 19

Jul. 02, 2024 12:48 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president said Tuesday a fight between gangs over drug and migrant trafficking routes was behind the massacre of 19 men in the southern state of Chiapas. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said the killings were part of a long-running dispute...

US ambassador visits conflict-ridden Mexican state to expedite avocado inspections

Jun. 25, 2024 04:40 AM EDT

MORELIA, Mexico (AP) — United States Ambassador Ken Salazar praised Mexico’s effort protect American agricultural inspectors in the conflict-ridden state of Michoacan on Monday, a week after the U.S. suspended avocado and mango inspections following an attack on inspectors. ...

Massive displacement latest sign of fear in Mexican state disputed by cartels

Jun. 25, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

TILA, Mexico (AP) — It was night when residents of this remote town began to hear gunshots. Then came the sounds of trucks and the voices of men discussing which houses to burn. Flames began to leap around Tila, a town of about 10,000 people living along steep streets surrounded by...

Peace must be a priority, say Catholic leaders on anniversary of priests' violent deaths in Mexico

Jun. 20, 2024 22:20 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two years have passed since a leader of one of Mexico’s organized crime gangs stormed into a Catholic church in the remote Tarahumara mountains and fatally shot two Jesuit priests. Among many faith leaders nationwide, the pain unleashed on June 20, 2022 —...