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Mexico's treasury secretary resigns, cites interference

Jul. 9, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's treasury secretary resigned Tuesday, complaining of the appointment of unqualified officials by "influential people in the current administration who have clear conflicts of interest." Carlos Urzua, a longtime ally of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, did not...

Only 60% of Mexican federal police make grade for new force

Jul. 9, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Tuesday that only about 60% of Mexico's federal police are passing physical and background exams to join the new National Guard, despite the fact they're considered the elite of law enforcement personnel. Federal police, who had better...

Today in History

Jul. 2, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 2, the 183rd day of 2019. There are 182 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law a sweeping civil rights bill passed by Congress. On this date: In 1776, the Continental Congress passed a resolution...

Migrant woman killed in fall from train in Mexico

Jun. 28, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

TACOTALPA, Mexico (AP) — An engineer shouted for the young migrant woman to hurry up and climb aboard the freight train or she'd be left behind. In her bright red tennis shoes, she quickened her pace and was the last to get on when it pulled out near Salto de Agua in Mexico's southernmost state of Chiapas....

Mexico says 'maquila' plants to offer migrants 40,000 jobs

Jun. 28, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says his country's "maquila" assembly plants are offering to give 40,000 jobs to Central American migrants. Tens of thousands of migrants who hoped to reach the United States are stuck in Mexico. Many have been sent back to await...

Mexico struggles to understand, solve, seaweed invasion

Jun. 27, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has spent $17 million to remove over a half-million tons of sargassum seaweed from its Caribbean beaches, and the problem doesn't seem likely to end any time soon, experts told an international conference Thursday. The floating mats of algae seldom reached the famed beaches around...

Mexican president to move from home to office apartment

Jun. 27, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador refuses to live in the luxurious official residence, and on Thursday he said he's planning to downsize even further: He announced he is moving soon to an unused apartment at his offices downtown. The notoriously parsimonious Lopez Obrador...

A grim border drowning underlines peril facing many migrants

Jun. 26, 2019 9:45 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The man and his 23-month-old daughter lay face down in shallow water along the bank of the Rio Grande, his black shirt hiked up to his chest with the girl tucked inside. Her arm was draped around his neck suggesting she clung to him in her final moments. The searing photograph of the sad...

Mexico's Senate approves trade deal with US, Canada

Jun. 19, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to ratify a new free trade agreement with the United States and Canada, making it the first of the three countries to gain legislative approval. Mexico's upper chamber voted 114 to four with three abstentions in favor of the...

Mexico: Country has 'dignity intact' after US tariff deal

Jun. 9, 2019 12:59 AM EDT

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said he was reluctantly prepared to slap retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods if negotiators in Washington had failed to strike a deal, addressing a boisterous celebratory rally Saturday in the border city of Tijuana. The...