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US to send asylum seekers back to dangerous part of Mexico

Jul. 19, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government on Friday expanded its requirement that asylum seekers wait outside the country to a part of the Texas Rio Grande Valley across from one of Mexico's most dangerous cities. The Department of Homeland Security said that it would implement its Migrant Protection Protocols in...

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...

Pentagon says 2,100 more troops going to US-Mexico border

Jul. 17, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says an additional 2,100 troops will be sent to the U.S.-Mexican border to help with security. Among them are 1,100 active-duty troops who will perform a variety of missions, including aerial surveillance and logistical and administrative support. The Pentagon says the new...

Air Force: Rescue team helps injured Mexican fishermen

Jul. 16, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force says two airmen from a base in Arizona were instrumental in rescuing two Mexican fishermen injured at sea. The U.S. Air Force says airmen from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base parachuted into the Pacific Ocean on July 10 to get medical aid to the men, who were being...

Mexico says US development aid to fund wind farm, LNG plant

Jul. 10, 2019 10:15 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government says a natural gas plant and a wind farm to produce electricity will be the first two projects under a U.S. development program to improve the economy of Mexico's poor south as a way to discourage migration. Mexico's foreign ministry said Wednesday that $500...

Mexico questions Louis Vuitton over possible appropriation

Jul. 10, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The French fashion house Louis Vuitton said Wednesday that it is in contact with Mexican artisans after the Mexican government criticized a new chair line over possible cultural appropriation, the second dispute of its kind in as many months between the country and the world of fashion. "We...

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...

Mexican officials blame federal police strike on opposition

Jul. 4, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Government officials blamed the political opposition, corrupt federal police and outside players Thursday for a revolt by officers who are opposed to being absorbed into Mexico's new National Guard. Federal police maintained control of a command center in the Mexico City borough of...

Mexican police revolt against plans to join National Guard

Jul. 3, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hundreds of federal police blocked highways in and around Mexico's capital Wednesday in open revolt against plans to absorb the officers into the newly formed National Guard, a move that the police fear could upend their jobs. The protests came as the government officially began...

Mexico deploys new National Guard to stem violent crime

Jun. 30, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico presented with much fanfare Sunday its new National Guard, which is supposed to stem endemic violence and restore peace in the country. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador told hundreds of National Guard members assembled at a ceremonial military field in...