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Mexico sees homicides rise by 9.7% in first quarter

Apr. 22, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Homicides in Mexico rose by 9.7% in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the same period of 2018, reaching 8,493 killings in the first three months of the year, the most on record for the period, according to figures released Monday by the nation's Security Department. President...

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...

US struggling with growing number of asylum seekers

Mar. 31, 2019 9:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Border officials are aiming to more than quadruple the number of asylum seekers sent back over the southern border each day, a major expansion of a top government effort to address the swelling number of Central Americans arriving in the country, a Trump administration official said...