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Mexico's high court tosses law on policing by military

Nov. 15, 2018 7:57 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Supreme Court invalidated a controversial law signed last year that created a legal framework for the military to work in a policing role in much of the country, ruling Thursday that the measure violated the constitution by trying to normalize the use of the armed forces in...

Mexico's president elect reaches out to business elite

Nov. 15, 2018 7:35 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has reached out to the country's business elite, announcing the formation of a business advisory council including big names, especially in media. Lopez Obrador said in a pre-recorded video circulated Thursday that he would meet with...

Mexico president-elect will continue to lean on military

Nov. 14, 2018 9:45 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Wednesday he will continue to rely heavily on the military for internal security and appeared to dismiss aspirations of Mexico someday having effective civilian police forces. In announcing his security plan for the next six years, Lopez...

Mexico to hold another referendum, this time on new train

Nov. 12, 2018 8:21 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president-elect said Monday he will hold another public referendum later this month on his proposal for a railway to connect the main tourist attractions across the Yucatan peninsula. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said during a trip to the Yucatan state capital of Merida that the...

Thousands protest cancellation of new Mexico City airport

Nov. 11, 2018 6:04 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Thousands of people marched in Mexico City on Sunday to protest President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's plans to cancel a new $13 billion airport for the capital. Marchers dismissed the referendum that led to the cancellation as unconstitutional and compared Lopez Obrador to...

Mexican stocks headed for 2nd day of losses

Nov. 9, 2018 4:54 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican stocks experienced a second day of losses Friday after the party of President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador floated a proposal to prohibit some commissions charged by private banks. Mexico's benchmark IPC index finished the day down slightly at .03 percent Friday, after...

Party of Mexico's president elect wants legalized marijuana

Nov. 8, 2018 3:12 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The party of Mexico's president-elect submitted legislation Thursday that would legalize marijuana possession, public use, growing and sales. Sen. Olga Sanchez Cordero presented the measure, saying that everyone should have "the right to carry up to 30 grams (one ounce) of cannabis."...

IMF warns about uncertainty over Lopez Obrador policies

Nov. 8, 2018 2:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund warned Thursday that uncertainty associated with the policies of the incoming administration of Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador persists and poses a significant challenge for the country's economy. The IMF issued the warning in a report...

In Honduras, most returnees from caravan hope to try again

Nov. 7, 2018 5:28 PM EST

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — The Metropolitan Grand Central bus terminal in this city where the migrant caravan traveling through Mexico originated more than three weeks ago is a place of crossing destinies for Hondurans dreaming of seeking a better life in the United States. Some of the dozens of...

Mexico tightens pay cap, eliminates presidential pensions

Nov. 5, 2018 1:03 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has tightened laws dictating that public servants can't earn more than the president and eliminated so-called golden parachutes for elected officials. Lawmakers decreed via the official gazette Monday that there will be some exceptions for salaries of employees with high levels of...