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Mexican millionaire builds controversial replica of mansion

Jan. 19, 2022 10:57 AM EST

SAN PEDRO GARZA GARCÍA, Mexico (AP) — A Mexican multi-millionaire is building a replica of his northern Mexico mansion to serve as a museum for his art collection, an endeavor criticized because it is funded in large part with public money. Mauricio Fernández Garza, 71, said he...

Mexican abortion advocates look to help women in US

Jan. 19, 2022 10:41 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Decades ago, Mexican activists drove women into the United States to terminate their pregnancies at clinics. Now it’s women in the U.S. who are facing more challenges to accessing abortion services and again Mexican activists are stepping up to offer support. ...

Paraguayan Sebastián Ferreira signs with Houston Dynamo

Jan. 18, 2022 17:31 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Forward Sebastián Ferreira has signed a four-year contract with Major League Soccer's Houston Dynamo, leaving Paraguay's Libertad. The 23-year-old is a designated player, the team said Tuesday. Designated players last year counted a maximum $612,500 to a team's...

Colombian author García Márquez had secret Mexican daughter

Jan. 17, 2022 20:30 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — For decades renowned Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez kept the public from knowing about an intimate aspect of his life: He had a daughter with a Mexican writer, with whom he had an extramarital affair in the early 1990s. The closely guarded secret...

Mexican governor says predecessor made deals with gangs

Jan. 17, 2022 18:50 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The governor of Mexico’s Morelos state claimed Monday his predecessor and the previous police chief negotiated with a drug gang. Gov. Cuauhtémoc Blanco had himself been forced to deny any drug links earlier this month after a 3-year-old photo surfaced showing...

Mexico news photographer killed; reporter slain last week

Jan. 17, 2022 18:11 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A news photographer was killed in the Mexican border city of Tijuana on Monday, the same day press groups said a reporter had been killed in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz last week. The two killings marked a grim start to 2022 in Mexico, which is considered...

Mexico president returns after 2nd COVID-19 infection

Jan. 17, 2022 10:52 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador returned to his morning news conference Monday following a week of isolation for his second coronavirus infection. The president used his relatively speedy recovery to remark on the lighter symptoms of the omicron...

Migrant caravan from Honduras stopped in Guatemala

Jan. 16, 2022 00:01 AM EST

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Several hundred migrants who had departed from the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula Saturday in hopes of reaching the United States entered Guatemalan territory where they were intercepted by authorities who began talks on returning them to their homelands. ...

Mexico gang leader sentenced to 60 years in prison

Jan. 15, 2022 11:34 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The leader of a crime gang notorious for siphoning gasoline from government fuel ducts has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for kidnapping, according to authorities in the central Mexico state of Guanajuato. José Antonio Yépez Ortiz had been one of Mexico's...

Mexico sees fake molnupiravir, 1 week after drug approved

Jan. 14, 2022 19:16 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico said Friday it is already seeing black market or fake versions of molnupiravir circulating for sale, just one week after authorities approved the drug to treat those at risk of severe COVID-19. The real medication is produced by U.S. pharmaceutical...