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How does a Central American migrant caravan form?

Apr. 19, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — "When does the next caravan leave?" ''Can I go? I'm from Guatemala." ''What papers do I need for my kids?" The questions pile up on the phones of hundreds of Central Americans, all with the same goal: Get as many details as possible before leaving their country. Costly...

Ai Weiwei remembers disappearance of 43 Mexican students

Apr. 18, 2019 9:40 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's interest in studying human rights around the world led to his meeting with relatives of the 43 college students who disappeared in southern Mexico in 2014. That encounter led, in turn, to his new exhibit in Mexico's capital. Ai has lived under house arrest in...

Champion Patriots open vs. Steelers; 5 international games

Apr. 18, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL's 100th season will begin with its most classic rivalry and feature the Super Bowl champion Patriots hosting Pittsburgh in the first Sunday night game. As previously announced, NFL 100 will kick off with Green Bay at Chicago for the 199th meeting of a series that began in 1921. That...

Commission: New NAFTA would deliver modest economic gains

Apr. 18, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's new North America trade agreement would give the U.S. economy only a modest boost, an independent federal agency has found. The International Trade Commission said Thursday that Trump's U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement would lift the U.S. economy by 0.35%, or $68.2...

Mayan Train's fast track raising concerns in Mexico

Apr. 17, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Maps, renderings and charts paper the walls of a government conference room. They lay out in detail the plans for a rail line that could be Mexico's biggest infrastructure project in a century. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has put the multibillion-dollar Mayan Train...

Mexico president sets aside education reform

Apr. 16, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador ordered his Cabinet ministers Tuesday to ignore the education reforms put in place by the previous administration while congress tries to work out replacement legislation. López Obrador sent a memorandum saying the reforms he promised...

Mexico releases spy agency's files on current president

Apr. 16, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico released a trove of files from the country's old domestic intelligence agency Tuesday, and they showed the agency was once so paranoid it even spied on members of the former governing party. The top exhibit was the file compiled by domestic agents on current President Andrés...

Mexican city bars caravan, says migrants are safety threat

Apr. 16, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Municipal authorities in Mexico's southern state of Chiapas tried to block a caravan of about 2,000 Central American migrants from entering the town of Huixtla. The Huixtla government declared an emergency Monday night and told stores to close when the migrants streamed in anyway....

45 bodies found in clandestine graves in Mexico

Apr. 15, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Officials confirmed the discovery of up to 45 bodies at clandestine burial sites in Mexico, with an estimated 30 cadavers found in one spot in the northern state of Sonora and 15 buried under the patio of a multifamily house on the outskirts of Guadalajara in Jalisco state. The Sonora...

Mexico human rights commission: 8,800 migrants in south

Apr. 15, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's National Human Rights Commission called on Monday for protective measures and government action for more than 8,800 migrants moving in various groups through the south of the country. In a statement, the commission tallied five groups of migrants from various countries spread...