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Auditors: $167 million misspent in Mexico airport project

Feb. 20, 2019 11:36 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican federal auditors say they have found $167 million in mismanagement and questionable expenses at a now-cancelled project to build a new Mexico City airport. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador had been criticized for cancelling the $13 billion project, which was about half...

Mexican president announces bailout for cash-strapped Pemex

Feb. 15, 2019 5:06 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced a $3.9 billion bailout for the country's cash-strapped, state-owned oil company Friday and promised it an additional $1.6 billion in revenue, making it a rescue package of up to $5.5 billion. Lopez Obrador has made rescuing...

Mexico: Ex-first lady Rivera says she's divorcing Pena Nieto

Feb. 8, 2019 6:03 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's ex-first lady Angelica Rivera announced Friday she is divorcing her husband, Enrique Pena Nieto, two months after the end of his presidential term which was marred by scandals including one over a mansion provided to her by a government contractor. Rivera is a former telenovela...

El Chapo trial highlights how Mexico graft impedes drug war

Feb. 3, 2019 11:09 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In the same Brooklyn courthouse where jurors have heard testimony about Mexican politicians protecting Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's drug empire, a former Mexican state attorney general pleaded guilty last month to taking bribes from narcotraffickers. The juxtaposition underscored a recurring...

Mexico investigates 3 officials from state oil company

Jan. 31, 2019 12:44 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Thursday that three management-level officials at Mexico's state-controlled petroleum company will be asked to resign as investigations proceed into suspicious contracts awarded to universities for technical expertise. "We can't tolerate...

Kate del Castillo glad to not testify in 'El Chapo' trial

Jan. 29, 2019 11:17 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Kate del Castillo said she's relieved she wasn't called to testify in the New York trial of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. But she doesn't regret arranging a 2015 meeting between Guzman and Sean Penn, although the fallout kept her from visiting and working in Mexico...

El Chapo tells judge he won't testify at US trial

Jan. 28, 2019 6:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman told a judge Monday that he won't take the witness stand in his own defense at his U.S. drug-trafficking trial, ending speculation that he might go for broke and build on a notorious reputation already cemented by the sprawling government case...

Pope in Panama blasts corruption, walls, prays for Venezuela

Jan. 24, 2019 7:28 PM EST

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Pope Francis insisted Thursday that public officials live simply, honestly and transparently as he opened a visit to a Central America that has been rife with corruption scandals and is now coping with political upheaval in nearby Venezuela. Francis didn't mention the Venezuela crisis...

Drug trafficker tells of bribe to ex-president of Mexico

Jan. 15, 2019 6:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Colombian drug trafficker testified Tuesday that Mexican cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman boasted about paying a $100 million bribe to the former president of Mexico to call off a manhunt for the notorious kingpin. Alex Cifuentes spoke about the alleged bribe to former President...

Mexicans scramble for gasoline as stations run dry

Jan. 6, 2019 8:34 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans are scrambling for gasoline amid long lines at gas stations and widespread shortages prompted by a change in distribution methods aimed at stemming fuel theft. State oil company Petroleos Mexicanos said the use of more secure transportation methods has resulted in delays for...