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Mexican government to mediate dispute over painting of hero

Dec. 11, 2019 8:31 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's culture minister will mediate a dispute over an effeminate painting of Mexican Revolution hero Emiliano Zapata, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday. The painting on exhibition at the Fine Arts Palace depicts Zapata nude astride a horse and wearing...

Ex-Mexico security chief long haunted by corruption claims

Dec. 11, 2019 10:36 AM EST

Mexico City (AP) — Mexico's former security chief was dogged by so many allegations of corruption and wrongdoing for so long that some said it was only a matter of time before he would be arrested. What amazed some was that it took so long, and that Genaro García Luna’s arrest this week came on...

Corruption allegations long dogged ex-Mexico security chief

Dec. 10, 2019 9:30 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's former security chief was dogged by so many allegations of corruption and wrongdoing for so long that some said it was only a matter of time before he would be arrested. What amazed some was that it took so long, and that Genaro García Luna’s arrest this week came on...

In Mexico, effeminate Zapata painting draws fury

Dec. 10, 2019 7:08 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A painting showing Mexican Revolution hero Emiliano Zapata nude and in an effeminate pose has drawn the ire of some of Zapata's descendants and led about 100 farmers to block the entrance to the building where it was on display Tuesday. The painting depicts a nude Zapata wearing high...

Padres, D-Backs meet in regular-season games in Mexico City

Dec. 10, 2019 6:33 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks will play each other in April in Major League Baseball's first regular-season games in Mexico City. The commissioner's office said Tuesday the two games on April 18 and 19 will be at Alfredo Harp Helú Stadium, a 20,000-capacity ballpark...

Democrats, White House forge new North American trade deal

Dec. 10, 2019 6:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats and the White House announced a deal Tuesday on a modified North American trade pact, handing President Donald Trump a major Capitol Hill win on the same day that impeachment charges were announced against him. Both sides hailed the deal as a win for American workers. They...

Trump, Dems in tentative deal on North American trade pact

Dec. 9, 2019 11:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats have reached a tentative agreement with labor leaders and the White House over a rewrite of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal that has been a top priority for President Donald Trump. “I’m hearing very good things, including from unions and others that...

Bjelica scores 30; Kings withstand rally, beat Mavs 110-106

Dec. 8, 2019 11:05 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Nemanja Bjelica could see another game slipping away from the Sacramento Kings with the ball in Luka Doncic’s hands. But Doncic missed a tying attempt in the final seconds as the Kings withstood a furious rally and beat the Mavericks 110-106 on Sunday night. With the memory of an...

4 dead in shooting steps from Mexican presidential residence

Dec. 7, 2019 8:29 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Four people were shot to death in the Mexican capital Saturday, just steps from an entrance to the official residence of the president, authorities said. Officials said a man entered an apartment building near the National Palace seeking to urinate in the courtyard and was confronted by...

Male video takes on viral feminist anthem stir ire in Mexico

Dec. 6, 2019 9:06 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Born in Chile, the feminist anthem “A Rapist in Your Path” has become an international phenomenon, with activists in countries from Latin America to the U.S. and Europe staging public performance to denounce violence and human rights abuses against women. Almost as...