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In Mexico, killing of young doctor leads to protest

Jul. 28, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The killing of a young doctor in Mexico has led recent medical school graduates to demand changes to a system that often leaves them exposed to danger in remote outposts during the first year of their careers as part of the country’s medical training system. ...

Mexico City police find 1.6 tons of cocaine in 2 trucks

Jul. 26, 2022 19:23 PM EDT

Mexico City police made one of the biggest drug busts in recent memory in the capital, stoppingd two freight trucks carrying about 1.6 tons of cocaine, officials said Tuesday. City police chief Omar Garcia Harfuch said the cocaine was worth about $20 million on the street in Mexico....

Mexican president calls opponents foreign agents, traitors

Jul. 26, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a bid to stoke nationalism and justify his policies, Mexico’s president has increasingly taken to calling his opponents “traitors” and accused them of working for the foreign governments. Analysts say President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is starting...

Diana Kennedy, food writer devoted to Mexico, dies at 99

Jul. 24, 2022 14:46 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Diana Kennedy, a tart-tongued British food writer devoted to Mexican cuisine, died Sunday. She was 99. Kennedy spent much of her life learning and preserving the traditional cooking and ingredients of her adopted home, a mission that even in her 80s had her...

Alves passes medical tests and signs with Mexico's Pumas

Jul. 23, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — When Dani Alves left Barcelona a few months ago, several teams were deemed possibilites for the next stop in his illustrious soccer career. One of the least likely seemed to be Pumas of the Mexican League, yet that is what the Brazilian star chose. Alves, who...

Mexican icon Frida Kahlo to be subject of new stage musical

Jul. 21, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Painters — mostly male — have long been the subject of stage shows, like ones about Mark Rothko, Georges Seurat, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lucian Freud and even a group of miners who painted in Newcastle, England. Next up is Frida Kahlo. The icon, whose...

EXPLAINER: 37 years later, Mexican drug lord to face justice

Jul. 19, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The capture of fugitive drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero was hailed by U.S. authorities as an example of cooperation with Mexico in the fight against drugs. But in fact Caro Quintero had been the source of 37 years of tension between the two countries. Caro...

Mexico: 18-year-old woman died of asphyxia "by obstruction"

Jul. 18, 2022 21:43 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Investigators said Monday that another autopsy of a young woman whose mysterious death shocked Mexico has shown that she died of asphyxia by suffocation due to “obstruction of respiratory orifices.” The autopsy results did not specify what had blocked her...

Extradition process begins for Mexico drug lord wanted in US

Jul. 17, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero, captured by Mexican forces, was notified this weekend that a process to extradite him to the United States for crimes including the murder of a DEA agent in 1985 has begun. A Mexican federal official who requested anonymity...

Mexico's capture of drug kingpin could be signal to US

Jul. 16, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The United States’ motivation to find infamous drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero was never in doubt — hence the $20 million reward for information leading to his capture — there was less certainty about the commitment of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who...