Latest Mexico government News

Trump to delay listing Mexican cartels as terrorist groups

Dec. 6, 2019 11:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday in a tweet that he will hold off on designating Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations. Trump said all the work had been completed and he was statutorily ready to issue a declaration but had decided to delay at the request of Mexican President...

Barr set for Mexican meetings as US seeks cartel crackdown

Dec. 4, 2019 3:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr will meet with Mexico’s president and law enforcement officials about one week after President Donald Trump suggested that the United States would seek to classify Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations. Barr planned to be in Mexico City on...

Northern Mexico fears return to dark past after gunfights

Dec. 3, 2019 10:53 PM EST

VILLA UNION, Mexico (AP) — Mexico’s president says he wants to fight drug cartels with “hugs, not bullets,” but after 23 people were killed in a weekend gunbattle in the border state of Coahuila, some communities want a more forceful strategy to prevent cartel assailants from...

Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups

Nov. 27, 2019 2:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump put the Mexican government on the defensive when he said he “absolutely” will move ahead with plans to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations. Trump said in a radio interview this week that tens of thousands of Americans are killed...

Mexican army finds, burns 9 tons of marijuana in the north

Nov. 26, 2019 4:53 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Be careful about getting downwind of this fire: The Mexican army says it found and burned almost nine tons of marijuana in the northern state of Durango. The army said Tuesday that a ground patrol found the marijuana hung out to dry in Tepehuanes, which is a township in a drug-producing...

Mexico bars shipment of glyphosate pesticide

Nov. 25, 2019 4:39 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government says it won’t allow a 1,000-ton shipment of the pesticide glyphosate into the country, citing health and environmental concerns. Mexico became the latest in a string of countries to announce bans on glyphosate, the active ingredient in weed killer Roundup....

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his so-they-say accusations

Nov. 23, 2019 10:36 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has a sophisticated machine at his disposal for gathering and analyzing information: the U.S. government. But many of his inflammatory statements come from another place, an ethereal world where his sources are never identified: “They say. ... Well, that's...

Mexican Congress approves budget after protests

Nov. 22, 2019 2:23 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s lower house of Congress approved the 2020 federal budget Friday in an all-night meeting at a convention center after protests and blockades by farm groups surrounding the Congress building. The protests were sparked by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s policy...

Mexico’s murder rate up, official warns of ‘narcoterrorism’

Nov. 21, 2019 3:16 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s murder rate inched up 2% in the first 10 months of the year, but the latest violence has included much more brazen challenges to authorities. Federal officials said late Wednesday there have been 29,414 homicides so far in 2019, compared to 28,869 in the same period of...

AP FACT CHECK: Claims from the Democratic debate

Nov. 21, 2019 12:15 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten Democrats seeking the presidency vied for advantage Wednesday night in a debate just over two months before the primary voting begins. How some of their claims from Atlanta stack up with the facts: BERNIE SANDERS: “What the scientists are telling us is if we don’t get...