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Montana attorney general travels to US-Mexico border

Jun. 18, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana attorney general and gubernatorial candidate Tim Fox is visiting the U.S.-Mexico border to spotlight what he calls a crisis that has brought an influx of illegal drugs to the state. Fox spoke to reporters by phone Tuesday from El Paso, Texas. He says some of the methamphetamine...

1 dead in Mexico helicopter crash, gunmen fire at responders

Jun. 18, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A helicopter crash killed the male pilot and injured three women, and police who went to the scene were fired at by gunmen, security officials in the State of Mexico said Tuesday. A news report quoted a witness as denying there were any armed men and accusing officers of shooting the...

Jenni Rivera biopic in the works with her family's support

Jun. 18, 2019 7:12 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The late Mexican-American singer and activist Jenni Rivera always dreamed of a biopic about her turbulent and inspirational life. Now, seven years after her untimely death, that dream is coming true. A feature film based on Rivera's life is officially in the works from Jenni Rivera...

Mexico's crackdown on migrants sends some heading south

Jun. 17, 2019 11:00 PM EDT

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's efforts to slow Central American migration across its territory showed some bite Monday as some people turned around to head south in the face of increased enforcement, while government officials said they would target human smuggling rings. One government official...

Cartel ex-boss 'La Tuta' sentenced to 55 years in Mexico

Jun. 17, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say former Knights Templar cartel boss Servando Gómez has been sentenced to 55 years in prison. Prosecutors in the western state of Michoacan announced the sentence Monday in a brief statement and said Gómez was found responsible for the 2011 kidnapping of a...

Overcrowding, abuse seen at Mexico migrant detention center

Jun. 17, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — The 36-year-old Cuban mechanic's eyes glazed over as he recalled his time at the Siglo XXI holding facility: 50 people sleeping in 9-by-12-foot pens, feces overflowing the latrines, food and water always scarce. Women slept in hallways or in the dining hall among rats, cockroaches...

Mexico reinforces checks amid US pressure over migrant flow

Jun. 16, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

COMITAN, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities increased immigration enforcement along well-traveled routes for migrants in southern Mexico over the weekend, checking identifications, pulling migrants off public transport and intercepting four trucks packed with nearly 800 migrants. The National Migration...

Antuna has hat trick, Mexico routs Cuba 7-0 in Gold Cup

Jun. 16, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Uriel Antuna went from not even being on Mexico's roster to getting the start and scoring a hat trick. A last-minute addition to the roster, the forward scored three goals and had an assist as top-seeded Mexico cruised to a 7-0 rout over Cuba on the opening day of the CONCACAF Gold...

Bradenton family rises from the ashes

Jun. 16, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — It was around 2 p.m. that the "matazon" began. The Spanish word for "slaughter" is how Fulmencio Eladio describes what unfolded in his Guatemalan village just over one year ago. Sitting in his family's small Bradenton rental home with his wife, Alma and their two children, Christian,...

Mexico vows to help Central American migrants amid crackdown

Jun. 16, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Saturday his country must help Central Americans fleeing poverty and violence, even as it increases security and revisions to deter migrants from passing through Mexico on route to the U.S. Mexico plans to deploy 6,000...