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In this Jan. 14, 2020 photo, tears well up in Ana Lucia Salazar's eyes as she tells her story of abuse, during an interview in Mexico City. Salazar says that she was sexually abused by a Legion of Christ priest when she was eight. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

10 years after Vatican reform, Legion in new abuse crisis

Jan. 20, 2020 3:57 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The administrator of the elite Catholic school in Cancun, Mexico, used to take the girls out of class and send them to the chapel, where the priest from the Legion of Christ religious order would sexually abuse them. “As some were reading the Bible, he would rape the others in...

2 dead, 1 gravely hurt in Mexico fireworks explosion

Jan. 17, 2020 12:54 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An explosion of a fireworks cache killed two people and critically injured another in a town on the northern outskirts of Mexico City. The government of Mexico State, which surrounds the capital, reported on its online information portal that a male victim died at the scene of...

Actors die in fall during rehearsal for Mexican TV show

Jan. 17, 2020 12:07 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two actors fell from a bridge and died while rehearsing a scene on location for the Mexican TV series “Sin Miedo a la Verdad,” broadcaster Televisa said Friday. Televisa said in a brief statement that Jorge Navarro Sánchez and Luis Gerardo Rivera died Thursday night...

Mexico City subway says pee causes escalator breakdowns

Jan. 15, 2020 12:25 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Travelers on the Mexico City subway system often blame authorities for broken-down escalators at subway stops, but Metro officials have another explanation: vast amounts of pee. Somehow, urine is penetrating and corroding the drive wheels and mechanisms of the escalators that carry...

Legion of Christ accused abuser removed from priesthood

Jan. 13, 2020 9:41 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Catholic Church has removed Mexican Fernando Martínez from the priesthood after considering him guilty of various sexual abuse crimes against minors, the Legion of Christ religious order said Monday. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith decided that Martínez...

A portrait of Eugenia Machuca Campos sits amid women's red shoes placed by activists to protest violence against women in the Zocalo, Mexico City's main plaza, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. According to her sister, Campos' ex-boyfriend is serving time in jail for her Oct. 2017 murder in the State of Mexico. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)

In Mexican capital, red shoes to protest killings of women

Jan. 11, 2020 6:44 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Stiletto heels. Clogs. Trainers. Tiny, child-size Crocs. Activists placed hundreds of painted-red women’s shoes on Mexico City’s sun-drenched main square Saturday to call attention to gender-based violence in a country where, on average, 10 women and girls are murdered...

Tests indicate Mexico gold bar came from Spanish retreat

Jan. 9, 2020 5:14 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tests conducted on a gold bar found decades ago in Mexico City indicate it was Aztec gold produced around 1520, matching historical accounts of treasure looted by the Spanish conquerors and then abandoned as they fled. Experts at the National Institute of Anthropology and History said...

Man, teen slain at Mexico toy market amid Kings' festivities

Jan. 6, 2020 4:56 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A man and a teenage boy were shot dead at an outdoor toy market in a rough area of Mexico City as residents were in the middle of Three Kings’ Day celebrations, when Mexican children traditionally receive holiday presents, police reported Monday. The Citizens Security Department...

A young man carries a new plastic bag, suddenly a rare sight on the streets of the capital as a ban on plastic bags took effect with the new year, in Mexico City, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. Shoppers in central Mexico City could be seen Wednesday carrying reusable shopping bags and reused plastic bags, as stores stopped providing disposable plastic bags to their customers.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Mexico City plastic bag ban to take residents back in time

Jan. 1, 2020 4:39 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — For centuries, Mexico City residents brought warm tortillas home in reusable cloths or woven straw baskets, and toted others foods in conical rolls of paper, “ayate” mesh or net bags, or even string bundles. People in Mexico's massive capital city may have to return to...

A two-month-old giraffe sits in her enclosure at the Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. The Mexico City zoo is celebrating its second baby giraffe of the year. The female giraffe was unveiled this week after a mandatory quarantine period following her Oct. 23 birth. She will be named via a public vote. (AP Photo/Ginnette Riquelme)

Mexico City zoo welcomes second baby giraffe of the year

Dec. 29, 2019 6:18 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City is celebrating its second baby giraffe of the year, already as tall as a full-grown human. The female giraffe was unveiled last week after a mandatory quarantine period following her Oct. 23 birth. She will be named via a public vote to generate empathy...