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Mexico: 50 bodies among remains at farm outside Guadalajara

Dec. 15, 2019 5:57 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Human remains discovered last month at a farm outside the city of Guadalajara have been confirmed as belonging to at least 50 people, authorities in Mexico's west-central state of Jalisco reported. Jalisco state prosecutors said recovery work at the farm in Tlajomulco de Zuniga, which...

Mexico trade negotiator: We'll never accept US 'inspectors'

Dec. 15, 2019 4:41 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s trade negotiator for North America said Sunday that Mexico categorically opposes allowing foreign labor inspectors to operate in the country, saying that was not contemplated in the recent agreement with Washington and Ottawa on the USMCA pact to replace the North...

Disappointment as marathon climate talks end with slim deal

Dec. 15, 2019 1:21 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Marathon U.N. climate talks ended Sunday with a slim compromise that sparked widespread disappointment, after major polluters resisted calls for ramping up efforts to keep global warming at bay and negotiators postponed debate about rules for international carbon markets for another year....

Mills hits winner, Spurs outlast Suns in record-setting OT

Dec. 14, 2019 9:06 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — San Antonio set a record. Patty Milly got the Spurs a win, too. Mills made a jumper from the free throw line with 0.3 seconds left in the Spurs' record-setting fourth consecutive overtime game, and they outlasted the Phoenix Suns 121-119 on Saturday. The NBA record book shows 20...

Colombia begins exhuming 'false positives' scandal victims

Dec. 14, 2019 8:12 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Investigators in Colombia have begun exhuming bodies at a cemetery where at least 50 victims related to a notorious military scandal are believed buried, officials said Saturday. The Special Peace Tribunal announced that forensic scientists have recovered the remains of seven men...

Mexico objects over US bill on ratifying trade pact

Dec. 14, 2019 7:45 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Just days after a landmark agreement on a trade pact to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, Mexico objected Saturday to legislation introduced in the U.S. Congress as part of an eventual ratification of the deal. Jesús Seade, the Mexican Foreign Relations...

Argentina: British tourist killed in mugging attempt

Dec. 14, 2019 7:12 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Assailants shot two British tourists while trying to rob them in Argentina's capital Saturday, killing one and seriously injuring the other, authorities said Saturday. The attack occurred as the tourists approached a luxury hotel in the Puerto Madero area of Buenos Aires,...

Disagreement drags UN climate talks into a 2nd extra day

Dec. 14, 2019 7:08 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — U.N. climate talks in Madrid dragged into a second day of extra time Sunday, with officials from almost 200 countries unable to break the deadlock on key points of difference. The chair of the meeting, Chilean Environment Minister Carolina Schmidt, told weary delegates to examine new...

Nicaragua nationalizes fuel firm 2 days after US sanctions

Dec. 14, 2019 6:44 PM EST

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua nationalized the fuel distribution company DNP on Saturday, two days after U.S. authorities sanctioned the firm for allegedly being used by President Daniel Ortega’s family for personal enrichment through non-competitive contracts with government institutions. The...

Guatemalan cardinal to visit Mississippi after migrant raids

Dec. 14, 2019 3:54 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Guatemalan cardinal who advocates for migrants will visit Mississippi following immigration raids last summer that prompted 680 arrests. The Rev. Roberto Mena, who pastors some Catholic churches in Mississippi affected by the raids, announced the visit Saturday. Pope Francis...