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Assertive Mexico seeks leadership role in Latin America

Sep. 18, 2021 00:48 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A gathering of leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean this weekend in Mexico is the latest sign of that country flexing its diplomatic muscle as it looks to assert itself as the new mediator between the region and the United States. Whether or...

US, Mexico restart high-level economic talks after 4 years

Sep. 09, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Mexico restarted high-level economic talks Thursday after a four-year pause as top advisers to presidents Joe Biden and Andrés Manuel López Obrador expressed eagerness to make headway on issues important to both nations such as infrastructure, trade...

Report blames poor welds for Mexico City subway collapse

Sep. 07, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Poorly welded, badly located and completely missing studs that joined steel support beams to a concrete layer supporting the track bed were to blame for the May 3 collapse of an elevated segment of Mexico City’s metro that killed 26 people, experts concluded in a report...

Mexico welcomes arrival of its 1st group of Afghan refugees

Aug. 24, 2021 22:05 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico accepted its first group of refugees from Afghanistan on Tuesday as five women and one man arrived in Mexico City. They were welcomed by Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard, who told the group, “Welcome to your home.” ...

The Latest: Mexico accepts its 1st group of Afghan refugees

Aug. 24, 2021 21:50 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY — Mexico has accepted its first group of refugees from Afghanistan. The five women and one man arrived Tuesday in Mexico City, where they were welcomed by Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard. Ebrard told the group, “Welcome to your home.” ...

US to send 8.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Mexico

Aug. 10, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The United States will send Mexico 8.5 million more doses of COVID-19 vaccine as the delta variant drives the country’s third wave of infections, Mexican officials said Tuesday. Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said the U.S. government will...

Mexico sues US gun manufacturers over arms trafficking toll

Aug. 04, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government sued United States gun manufacturers and distributors Wednesday in U.S. federal court, arguing that their negligent and illegal commercial practices have unleashed tremendous bloodshed in Mexico. The unusual lawsuit was filed in...

Brazil reopens amid looming threat from delta variant

Jul. 23, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — With the number of coronavirus deaths starting to recede in Brazil, a renewed sense of optimism has led state governors to roll back restrictions, soccer fans are starting to return to stadiums, and the mayor of Rio de Janeiro has said the city's famous New Year's...

France, Mexico sign deal against trafficking in artifacts

Jul. 01, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France and Mexico signed an agreement Thursday on cooperating against the trafficking of cultural artifacts, a deal that the Mexican foreign minister called an important step toward recovering and protecting Mexico's cultural heritage. Details of the deal...

Mexico's richest man to rebuild, pay for collapsed subway

Jun. 30, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s richest man has pledged to rebuild and pay for a segment of a Mexico City subway line that collapsed on May, killing 26 people, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday. López Obrador said telecom and construction magnate...