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Hurricane Orlene heads for Mexico's former prison islands

Oct. 02, 2022 00:14 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Orlene rapidly strengthened as it swirls toward Mexico's northwest Pacific coast, with a likely close brush with former prison islands being developed by the government as an ecotourism destination. After growing into a hurricane Saturday, Orlene...

Migrant-death suspect ran detention center accused of abuse

Oct. 01, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One of two Texas brothers who authorities say opened fire on a group of migrants getting water near the U.S.-Mexico border, killing one and injuring another, was warden at a detention facility with a history of abuse allegations. The shooting happened Tuesday...

Hurricane Orlene strengthens some off Mexico's Pacific coast

Oct. 01, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Orlene strengthened some Saturday while heading for an expected landfall early next week on Mexico's northwestern Pacific coast. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Orlene had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph (130 kph) at midafternoon. It was...

Mexican navy helicopter crashes, killing 3 marines

Oct. 01, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican Navy said Saturday that three marines were killed and two others were injured after a reconnaissance helicopter crashed in the Gulf coast state of Tabasco. The Navy said in a statement that the Eurocopter craft went down during an aerial surveillance...

Hack puts Latin American security agencies on edge

Sep. 30, 2022 23:27 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A massive trove of emails from Mexico’s Defense Department is among electronic communications taken by a group of hackers from military and police agencies across several Latin American countries, Mexico's president confirmed Friday. The acknowledgement by...

Uvalde shooting, border dominate only Texas governor debate

Sep. 30, 2022 23:03 PM EDT

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said Friday night that Texas would send busloads of migrants who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border to more cities and Democrat challenger Beto O’Rourke pledged tighter gun laws as parents whose children were killed in the Uvalde school shooting...

US judge dismisses Mexico lawsuit against gun manufacturers

Sep. 30, 2022 21:06 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A U.S. federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Mexican government against U.S. gun manufacturers arguing their commercial practices has led to bloodshed in Mexico. Judge F. Dennis Saylor in Boston ruled Mexico’s claims did not overcome the...

Tropical Storm Orlene strengthening in Pacific off Mexico

Sep. 30, 2022 20:48 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Orlene strengthened in the eastern Pacific on Friday and forecasters expected it to become a hurricane while heading for a projected landfall on Mexico's northwestern coast Monday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Orlene had maximum...

Authorities: Texas man shoots 2 migrants near Mexico border

Sep. 30, 2022 11:19 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two brothers — including one who has been a warden at a detention center that has housed immigrants — have been arrested in Texas after authorities say one of them opened fire on a group of migrants getting water near the U.S.-Mexico border, killing one man and shooting a...

Mexico nuns’ culinary innovations live on in storied cuisine

Sep. 30, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

PUEBLA, Mexico (AP) — Each September, when Mexico celebrates its independence from Spain, people nationwide delight in chiles en nogada, a seasonal dish of mild poblano peppers stuffed with ground pork and fruit, smothered in a sauce of walnut, parsley and pomegranate seeds. The recipe was...