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Prosecutor: Weekend massacre in Mexico possible revenge act

Apr. 22, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

XALAPA, Mexico (AP) — Thirteen people killed in a weekend shooting in Mexico's Gulf coast state of Veracruz appear to have been victims of an act of revenge between criminal groups, authorities said Monday. State prosecutor Jorge Winckler said five or six gunmen entered a packed events hall where a...

Mexico releases spy agency's files on current president

Apr. 16, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico released a trove of files from the country's old domestic intelligence agency Tuesday, and they showed the agency was once so paranoid it even spied on members of the former governing party. The top exhibit was the file compiled by domestic agents on current President Andrés...

Labor reform passes Mexican congress, draws Ivanka praise

Apr. 12, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's lower house of Congress has approved a labor law reform aimed at ensuring workers can freely vote for their union representation and contracts. The changes are needed to win approval of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, which was negotiated to replace the old NAFTA...

Mexico frees 6 water rights activists after years in prison

Apr. 11, 2019 9:41 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government has freed six activists who fought to protect their community's water supply, acknowledging that their rights were "seriously violated" during more than a dozen years in jail. The six activists from the town of Tlanixco had been sentenced to up to 50 years for the...

Mexico marks 100 years since death of revolutionary Zapata

Apr. 10, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico marked the 100th anniversary on Wednesday of the assassination of Emiliano Zapata, one of the main heroes of the 1910-1917 revolution who was gunned down by government soldiers over his unyielding defense of peasants. President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador particularly...

Ex-Mexican President Fox says gunmen tried to storm his home

Apr. 6, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Former Mexican President Vicente Fox says armed men tried to storm into his house, just months after President Andrés Manuel López Obrador cut off security for the country's ex-presidents. He reported Saturday's incident on Twitter without giving details. He has a large ranch...

Mexico to purge nonworking teachers from payroll

Apr. 6, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Saturday that his government will conduct a census to determine which teachers are working and purge the rest from the payroll. Speaking in Mexico's western state of Michoacan, the president gestured with a thumb to indicate that any...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Mexico mirage

Apr. 5, 2019 10:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Giving himself credit for tough diplomacy, President Donald Trump is describing a burst of activity by Mexican authorities to keep Central American migrants from getting to the U.S. border. That's an apparent mirage as Trump retreats from his latest threat to seal off the U.S. from...

China's construction binge spreads to Americas, rattles US

Apr. 4, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY (AP) — China's expansion in Latin America of its Belt and Road initiative to build ports and other trade-related facilities is stirring alarm in Washington over Beijing's ambitions in a region that American leaders since the 19th century have seen as off-limits to other powers. China is hardly...

Mexican police break up 3 wildcat blockades at border plants

Apr. 1, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police in northern Mexico have broken up three wildcat picket lines at assembly plants in the border city of Matamoros, across from Brownsville, Texas. The government of the northern state of Tamaulipas said Sunday there were no registered strikes at the three plants and that some...