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Peru president's power grab recalls country's dark past

Dec. 08, 2022 19:55 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's ousted President Pedro Castillo rose to power 17 months ago as a populist outsider. But he squandered what little popularity he had when he stunned the nation by dissolving Congress in an act of political suicide that recalled some of the darkest days of the nation's...

Mexico City warrant for opposition legislator draws anger

Dec. 08, 2022 19:37 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City prosecutors announced Thursday they have issued an arrest warrant for the top opposition legislator in the city’s assembly, drawing cries of political persecution. The issue is a sensitive one for Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum, who has been unable to...

Bradley, Froch, Rafael Marquez top boxing Hall of Fame class

Dec. 08, 2022 18:01 PM EST

CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) — Timothy Bradley Jr. and Rafael Marquez, two-division champions whose exciting styles earned both of them “Fight of the Year” honors, and Carl Froch were inducted Wednesday to the International Boxing Hall of Fame. The three fighters will make up the...

Prosecutors: 4 Mexican soldiers arrested in family abduction

Dec. 07, 2022 15:13 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in central Mexico said they have arrested four soldiers accused of kidnapping a family and holding them for ransom. Prosecutors in the central state of Tlaxcala said that earlier this week that the four men abducted a mother, uncle, girl and boy. The...

Mexico to cut elections funding, ease online voting

Dec. 07, 2022 12:07 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s ruling party quickly pushed through an electoral reform Wednesday that reduces funding for the country’s electoral oversight agency. Officials said the changes will also make it easier for millions of Mexican migrants living abroad to vote in...

5 killed in bar shooting in Mexican resort of Acapulco

Dec. 05, 2022 17:21 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Five men were were gunned down Monday in a bar in Mexico’s Pacific coast resort of Acapulco. Prosecutors said one possible suspect had been detained the attack. Three of the men died inside the bar, and two outside or at a hospital. Also Monday...

FBI says fugitive has been extradited from Mexico to Tucson

Dec. 05, 2022 17:10 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A fugitive wanted for his involvement in a criminal drug enterprise has been extradited from Mexico and returned to Tucson, but his wife and another co-conspirator remain at large, according to the FBI. Authorities said 45-year-old Manuel Gortari-Redondo was...

Airbnb urged to require carbon monoxide devices after 3 die

Dec. 01, 2022 18:17 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Family members of three tourists who died while staying at an Airbnb in Mexico City, apparently of carbon monoxide poisoning, urged the short-term rental company Thursday to require detectors in properties it lists to prevent future tragedies. “Our main goal is...

Mexico's López Obrador leads massive pro-government march

Nov. 27, 2022 19:10 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people marched in Mexico’s capital Sunday in a show of support for President Manuel López Obrador, who before assuming the presidency had led some of the country’s biggest protests. The “people’s march” marked four years in...

Mexican asylum seekers set their sights north — on Canada

Nov. 27, 2022 06:35 AM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Pedro Meraz says living in Colima, Mexico, was like living in a war zone, with shootings, burning cars and dismembered bodies being left outside of schools. When his wife Rocio Gonzalez, a 28-year-old lawyer who worked with abused women, began receiving death...