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Farmers stand at La Boquilla Dam, where they wrested control on Tuesday from National Guard troops in order to close the valves and reduce the flow of water toward the United States, in Chihuahua State, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. Tuesday's clash between hundreds of farmers and National Guard troops was the latest flashpoint in a months-long conflict over the Mexican government's attempts to pay off its water debt with the United States over objections of local farmers. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)

Mexico official: Woman's death at water protest was accident

Sep. 18, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The commander of Mexico’s National Guard said Friday the death of a woman shot by guard members at a water protest in northern Mexico earlier this month was “a regrettable accident.” Protesters had fought guardsmen and taken over a dam that is releasing water to pay...

Mexico catches American smuggling in 13,000 rounds of ammo

Sep. 17, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government said Thursday it caught a U.S. citizen trying to smuggling 13,000 rounds of ammunition at a border crossing in Nogales, across the border from Nogales Arizona. Mexico’s National Guard said Thursday that officers and customs authorities were checking...

Mexico sees discrimination in stores' coronavirus measures

Sep. 17, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican government body warned grocery stores Thursday about complaints it has received alleging discrimination against the elderly and single-parent families due to coronavirus social-distancing measures. Many grocery stores, especially those in Mexico City, have instituted rules...

Mexico asks info on alleged migrant abuse at US centers

Sep. 16, 2020 9:30 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government said Wednesday it has requested information from the United States about claims that migrants were subjected to hysterectomies at a detention center in Georgia and that a migrant allegedly suffered sexual abuse at a facility in Texas. “A formal request has...

Soldiers raise a Mexican national flag as part of its annual Independence Day military parade, on the Zocalo, the main plaza in Mexico City, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. Mexicans celebrated their Independence Day without big public ceremonies for the first time in 153 years Tuesday night due to restrictions on public gatherings caused by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Mexico's Independence Day celebrations muted by pandemic

Sep. 16, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Sept. 16 Independence Day celebrations were muted by the coronavirus pandemic, with a small, symbolic gathering replacing the usual massive military parade Wednesday. The ceremony was dominated by the awarding of “Miguel Hidalgo” medals, the...

The remains of burnt structures are seen at La Boquilla Dam, a day after farmers wrested control from National Guard troops in order to close the dam's valves and reduce the flow of water toward the United States, in Chihuahua State, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. Tuesday's clash between hundreds of farmers and National Guard troops was the latest flashpoint in a months-long conflict over the Mexican government's attempts to pay off its water debt with the United States over objections of local farmers. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)

Farmers, troops skirmish over water in northern Mexico

Sep. 9, 2020 7:54 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday he would ask the Attorney General’s Office to investigate a clash between hundreds of farmers and National Guard troops at a dam in the northern state of Chihuahua and a subsequent incident that left two people...

Masked demonstrators sit outside the National Human Rights Commission office which protesters have been occupying since last week in Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. Demanding justice for victims of femicide, gender violence, sexual assault, and forced disappearances, feminist activists and victims' relatives have taken over the commission's offices, saying they will continue the occupation until real progress is made in bringing perpetrators to justice. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Victims, feminists take over Mexico human rights office

Sep. 8, 2020 9:03 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A group of feminists and crime victims has taken over the offices of Mexico’s governmental Human Rights Commission, leading to a stand-off Tuesday in which both sides expressed worries about rights violations. The dozens of activists who seized the offices last week have refused...

FILE - In this July 18, 2019 file photo, migrants sit in a bus that was organized by the Mexican government, which will take them from an immigration center in the border city of Nuevo Laredo to Monterrey, Mexico, after they were returned to Mexico by U.S. authorities. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

Mexico diverted money from development to contain migration

Sep. 8, 2020 7:59 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Under pressure from the United States to reduce migration, the Mexican government diverted money from a fund intended to spur regional development to instead renovate immigration detention centers and bus migrants away from the U.S.-Mexico border. According to information obtained by The...

Mexican army finds unfinished tunnel under Rio Grande river

Aug. 27, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican army said Thursday that soldiers patrolling along the Rio Grande river have found an unfinished tunnel that was apparently dug under the river bed in a bid to reach U.S. territory. Predictably, the tunnel flooded and was found partly full of water. The army said a small pump...

Mexican army to investigate soldiers in border deaths

Aug. 26, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Defense Department said Wednesday it will investigate about two dozen soldiers who took part in border gun battle caught on a videotape in which a voice can be heard saying “kill him” after the confrontation was over. Defense Secretary Luis Cresencio said...