Latest Mexico City News

Mexico cuts budget for all, from athletes to archaeologists

Jul. 17, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican Olympic Committee said Wednesday it will no longer be able to offer food, lodging and medical services at its main sports training complex, the latest casualty in a round of deep budget cuts by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Seldom has a leftist been so obsessively...

Lawyer to be Mexico's first body builder at Pan Am Games

Jul. 17, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The sun hasn't even risen and the clang of metal is reverberating through a gym near Mexico City. On a frantic mission to sculpt his body, Carlos Suárez powers through another day of his heavy weight routine. There is not much time left before Suárez will be the first Mexican...

'The Chain' is a mid-life hit for novelist Adrian McKinty

Jul. 17, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With his novel "The Chain" headed for publishing best-seller lists and summer packing lists, Adrian McKinty can now laugh as he remembers an old and "failed" novel. "I was in Mexico City, trying to write about Trotsky, the assassination of Trotsky, and it wasn't going well," says McKinty,...

Guacamole blues: Mexicans dismayed by avocado price climb

Jul. 12, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans are dismayed by continued increases in the price for avocados, a staple of the country's cuisine. And the situation has also led to outrage too, as recipes have begun popping up for so-called "mock guacamole" without avocados. "This really does hurt," the Mexico City food and...

As Beetle ends, iconic original thrives in Mexico City hills

Jul. 10, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Beetle is dead. Long live the Beetle. The modern edition of the iconic Volkswagen model ceased production Wednesday, but people in Cuautepec on the outskirts of Mexico City still rely on the original no-frills version, praising it for its affordability, reparability and, most of all,...

Attorney for ex-presidents in Mexico ordered to stand trial

Jul. 10, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A judge in Mexico on Wednesday ordered a prominent attorney linked to former presidents to stand trial on charges of organized crime and money laundering. A federal official who was not authorized to be quoted by name confirmed the case involves allegations that lawyer Juan Ramon Collado...

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...

Mexican prosecutors arrest prominent lawyer in capital

Jul. 9, 2019 9:40 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican federal prosecutors say they have arrested a prominent lawyer on suspicion of involvement in organized crime and money laundering. A statement from the Attorney General's Office says attorney Juan Ramón Collado was detained Tuesday in an affluent neighborhood of Mexico City...

85% of human trafficking victims in Mexico women, girls

Jul. 9, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's National Human Rights Commission says 85% of the country's human trafficking victims between 2012 and 2017 were women and girls. The commission's definition covers a range of 26 crimes from sexual and labor exploitation to organ trafficking. It found more than 5,200 victims in...

Mexican president gets little backlash for migrant crackdown

Jul. 8, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican police, soldiers and National Guard are raiding hotels, buses and trains to round up migrants, creating scenes of weeping Central American mothers piled into police vans along with their children and overflowing detention centers with deplorable conditions. Such scenes have...