Latest Mexico City News

Mexico’s Azteca hopes to shine after last year’s NFL debacle

Nov. 17, 2019 5:39 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City’s Azteca Stadium is looking to put its best face forward Monday night when it hosts a regular-season matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers, after last season’s NFL game had to be moved to the L.A. Coliseum in a major black eye for...

Migrants stuck in lawless limbo within sight of America

Nov. 17, 2019 5:19 PM EST

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — The gangsters trawling Nuevo Laredo know just what they’re looking for: men and women missing their shoelaces. Those are migrants who made it to the United States to ask for asylum, only to be taken into custody and stripped of their laces — to keep them from...

Chargers still struggling to build fan base in Los Angeles

Nov. 17, 2019 4:20 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers are the designated home team for Monday night’s game in Mexico City against the Kansas City Chiefs, perhaps a fitting circumstance for a team that never quite feels at home. With local excitement about the NFL coming back to Mexico after two years, the...

Last survivor of the Hindenburg disaster dies at age 90

Nov. 16, 2019 4:10 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The last remaining survivor of the Hindenburg disaster, who suffered severe burns to his face, arms and legs before his mother managed to toss him and his brother from the burning airship, has died. Werner Gustav Doehner, the last among 62 passengers and crew who escaped the May 6,...

AP Interview: Evo Morales wants UN mediation in Bolivia

Nov. 15, 2019 1:22 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Bolivia’s Evo Morales called for the United Nations, and possibly Pope Francis, to mediate in the Andean nation’s political crisis following his ouster as president in what he called a coup d’etat that forced him into exile in Mexico. In an interview with The...

AP Interview: Evo Morales wants UN mediation in Bolivia

Nov. 14, 2019 11:44 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Bolivia’s Evo Morales on Friday called for the United Nations, and possibly Pope Francis, to mediate in the Andean nation’s political crisis following his ouster as president in what he called a coup d’etat that forced him into exile in Mexico. In an interview with...

Bolivian interim leader says Morales can’t run in new vote

Nov. 14, 2019 7:38 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s former President Evo Morales cannot run as a candidate in any new elections, the country’s interim leader said Thursday, as supporters of the ousted president demonstrated for his return from asylum in Mexico. “Evo: Friend, the people are with...

Mexico commission blames authorities in 2017 school collapse

Nov. 13, 2019 8:17 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission says authorities apparently acted with corruption or negligence in allowing the operation of an elementary school that collapsed in Mexico City’s September 2017 earthquake. The governmental commission said Wednesday that authorities...

Chiefs owner Hunt touts reduced preseason, 17-game schedule

Nov. 13, 2019 2:53 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The chairman of the Kansas City Chiefs believes the NFL must “seriously consider” reducing the preseason and expanding the regular season to 17 games, giving the league additional inventory that would allow for more games internationally. Clark Hunt, the most visible...

Chargers elevate game by practicing at Air Force Academy

Nov. 12, 2019 8:06 PM EST

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — The things Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler misses about growing up in Colorado: Mountains, all four seasons and being able to catch his breath after a long run. That thin air left him winded a few times Tuesday during a practice at the Air Force Academy....