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Mexican pleads guilty in massive drug money laundering case

Jun. 19, 2019 9:49 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican man arrested last year in what prosecutors called the biggest international money laundering investigation ever in San Diego has pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge. The Union-Tribune reports Manuel Reynoso Garcia admitted Tuesday that his organization moved more than...

1 dead in Mexico helicopter crash, gunmen fire at responders

Jun. 18, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A helicopter crash killed the male pilot and injured three women, and police who went to the scene were fired at by gunmen, security officials in the State of Mexico said Tuesday. A news report quoted a witness as denying there were any armed men and accusing officers of shooting the...

Jenni Rivera biopic in the works with her family's support

Jun. 18, 2019 7:12 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The late Mexican-American singer and activist Jenni Rivera always dreamed of a biopic about her turbulent and inspirational life. Now, seven years after her untimely death, that dream is coming true. A feature film based on Rivera's life is officially in the works from Jenni Rivera...

Mexico's crackdown on migrants sends some heading south

Jun. 17, 2019 11:00 PM EDT

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's efforts to slow Central American migration across its territory showed some bite Monday as some people turned around to head south in the face of increased enforcement, while government officials said they would target human smuggling rings. One government official...

Cartel ex-boss 'La Tuta' sentenced to 55 years in Mexico

Jun. 17, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say former Knights Templar cartel boss Servando Gómez has been sentenced to 55 years in prison. Prosecutors in the western state of Michoacan announced the sentence Monday in a brief statement and said Gómez was found responsible for the 2011 kidnapping of a...

Overcrowding, abuse seen at Mexico migrant detention center

Jun. 17, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — The 36-year-old Cuban mechanic's eyes glazed over as he recalled his time at the Siglo XXI holding facility: 50 people sleeping in 9-by-12-foot pens, feces overflowing the latrines, food and water always scarce. Women slept in hallways or in the dining hall among rats, cockroaches...

Mexico reinforces checks amid US pressure over migrant flow

Jun. 16, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

COMITAN, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities increased immigration enforcement along well-traveled routes for migrants in southern Mexico over the weekend, checking identifications, pulling migrants off public transport and intercepting four trucks packed with nearly 800 migrants. The National Migration...

Antuna has hat trick, Mexico routs Cuba 7-0 in Gold Cup

Jun. 16, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Uriel Antuna went from not even being on Mexico's roster to getting the start and scoring a hat trick. A last-minute addition to the roster, the forward scored three goals and had an assist as top-seeded Mexico cruised to a 7-0 rout over Cuba on the opening day of the CONCACAF Gold...

Mexico vows to help Central American migrants amid crackdown

Jun. 16, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Saturday his country must help Central Americans fleeing poverty and violence, even as it increases security and revisions to deter migrants from passing through Mexico on route to the U.S. Mexico plans to deploy 6,000...

US border center scrutinized after teen found with preemie

Jun. 15, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

A U.S. Border Patrol facility in Texas came under new scrutiny Saturday after a teenage mother was found there with a premature baby. Immigrant advocates expected the facility in the U.S.-Mexico border city of McAllen to allow doctors inside to conduct health assessments, but it was not immediately clear whether...