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Mexico's president-elect stuck aboard delayed flight

Sep. 20, 2018 10:49 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's austerity-minded president-elect has vowed to sell the presidential jet and fly commercial. And he even appears prepared to suffer the plight of average travelers: being trapped on delayed flights. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was stuck for at least three hours after his flight...

Singer Belinda hit for involvement in Mexican politics

Sep. 19, 2018 8:03 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Pop singer Belinda may have illegally interfered in Mexico's politics because she's a Spanish citizen and campaigned for President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, authorities said Wednesday. A rival party filed a complaint because the singer gave out articles with Lopez Obrador...

Mexico stops hotel project at sea turtle nesting beach

Sep. 18, 2018 6:11 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Environmental authorities in Mexico say they have denied permits for a proposed hotel near one of Mexico's most important sea turtle nesting beaches on the Caribbean. The 520-room hotel project would have erected 23 buildings and an artificial lake on property just inland from the Xcacel...

Mexican president elect introduces civilian head of security

Sep. 16, 2018 11:37 PM EDT

TEPIC, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's president-elect kicked off a nationwide tour Sunday with his new head of security in tow: a restaurant owner named Daniel Asaf who will coordinate a civilian brigade in lieu of the Mexican equivalent of the U.S. Secret Service. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who takes office...

Mexican president elect introduces civilian head of security

Sep. 16, 2018 9:00 PM EDT

TEPIC, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's president-elect kicked off a nationwide tour Sunday with his new head of security in tow: a restaurant owner named Daniel Asaf who will coordinate a civilian brigade in lieu of the Mexican equivalent of the U.S. Secret Service. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who takes office...

Victim families confront Mexico president-elect over amnesty

Sep. 14, 2018 8:24 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president-elect faced the toughest, angriest crowd yet since winning the July 1 election, going before relatives of crime victims and disappeared people Friday to try to convince them of his amnesty proposal. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has proposed investigations and truth...

Groups call on Mexico to continue search for 43 students

Sep. 3, 2018 9:28 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican and international human rights groups on Monday told the families of 43 students missing since 2014 that they are not alone, just days after President Enrique Pena Nieto reaffirmed his belief in the government's initial widely discredited investigation into the case. Pena Nieto...

Mexican president blames state, local police for crime surge

Sep. 3, 2018 4:48 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In his final state of the union address Monday, outgoing President Enrique Pena Nieto blamed surging violent crime in Mexico on the inability of state and local police to handle the smaller gangs that emerged following the capture of cartel leaders. Pena Nieto, who leaves office with...

Mexico-US trade deal unlikely to boost low Mexican wages

Aug. 30, 2018 3:04 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Many in the U.S. government, and even some in Mexico, say the new trade agreement between the two countries will help increase the extremely low wages in Mexico's auto industry. But activists say the trade agreement won't do that — or stop the steady flow of jobs south —...

Reality show about the wealthy triggers backlash in Mexico

Aug. 29, 2018 10:55 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A new Netflix reality series following the lavish lives of nine wealthy, light-skinned socialites in Mexico City has provoked a backlash from critics who say it's tone-deaf in a country where most have darker skin and about half the population lives in poverty. "Trash," ''filth,"...