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The gods must be angry: Mexico 'cancels' statue of Greek god Poseidon after dispute with local deity

Jul. 12, 2024 17:02 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The gods must be angry — or just laughing at the hubris of humanity. Authorities in Mexico have slapped a “closure” order on a 10-foot-tall (3-meter) aquatic statue of the Greek god of the sea Poseidon that was erected in May in the Gulf of Mexico just off...

Small Nashville museum wants you to know why it is returning artifacts to Mexico

Jul. 12, 2024 13:44 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When Bonnie Seymour took a job as assistant curator of Nashville's Parthenon museum, one of the first things she did was to look through the collections. Among paintings by American artists and memorabilia from Tennessee’s 1897 Centennial Exposition — the event for...

Mexico will build passenger train lines to US border in an expansion of its debt-laden rail projects

Jul. 10, 2024 20:35 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s massive, debt-fueled passenger rail building program is not going to end with the administration of outgoing President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, but will instead double, he said Wednesday. López Obrador said his successor, President-elect Claudia...

Mexico's incoming president announces top posts but her new cabinet includes familiar faces

Jul. 04, 2024 15:41 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s incoming president announced her appointees for top posts Thursday, but hopes for a fresh approach were dashed by the re-appearance of old faces in the new cabinet. President-elect Claudia Sheinbaum announced that Rosa Icela Rodríguez, who headed...

Mexican president says a fight over drug and migrant trafficking was behind the massacre of 19

Jul. 02, 2024 12:48 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president said Tuesday a fight between gangs over drug and migrant trafficking routes was behind the massacre of 19 men in the southern state of Chiapas. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said the killings were part of a long-running dispute...

Today in History: July 2, Civil Rights Act signed into law

Jul. 02, 2024 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 2, the 184th day of 2024. There are 182 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law a sweeping civil rights bill passed by Congress...

Mexico’s incoming president appoints expert in sustainable development as head of energy

Jun. 27, 2024 21:51 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s incoming President Claudia Sheinbaum on Thursday announced five additional members of her future cabinet, presenting a group of scientists and former colleagues including Luz Elena González, an expert in sustainable development, as the next secretary of energy. ...

Massive displacement latest sign of fear in Mexican state disputed by cartels

Jun. 25, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

TILA, Mexico (AP) — It was night when residents of this remote town began to hear gunshots. Then came the sounds of trucks and the voices of men discussing which houses to burn. Flames began to leap around Tila, a town of about 10,000 people living along steep streets surrounded by...

Guatemalan President Bernardo Arévalo says he found a 'semi-destroyed country' on taking office

Jun. 20, 2024 22:33 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala President Bernardo Arévalo says opposition in the Congress and the Attorney General's Office have made it difficult to implement the change he seeks for the Central American nation which he found “semi-destroyed” when he took office almost six months ago. ...

Mexico's incoming president announces first Cabinet picks: academics and former public servants

Jun. 20, 2024 20:09 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's incoming President Claudia Sheinbaum began naming her Cabinet Thursday, presenting an even gender distribution, as well as a heavy presence from academia and her prior administration as Mexico City's mayor. Sheinbaum, herself a climate scientist and...