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The hearse carrying the remains of Alexander Martinez is followed by a multitude of family and friends during his funeral in Acatlan de Perez Figueroa, Mexico, Thursday, June 11, 2020. Hundreds of residents of this town in southern Mexico bid farewell amid anger and tears to Alexander Martinez, a 16-year-old Mexican-American boy shot dead by local police. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)

Mexico investigates 2 mayors for possible money laundering

Jun. 16, 2020 9:42 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The mayors of two Mexican towns where police killings of young civilians in recent weeks are under investigation are themselves being looked at for suspicious financial movements that could be linked to organized crime, a federal official said Tuesday. The official, who was not...

Hay and Guadalajara book events honored with Asturias awards

Jun. 9, 2020 9:39 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Hay Festival of Literature and Arts and the Guadalajara International Book Fair will be sharing this year's Princess of Asturias Awards of Communication and Humanities, the foundation named after the heir to the Spanish throne announced Tuesday. From their respective bases in the Welsh...

3 Mexican police officers arrested for alleged beating death

Jun. 5, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in western Mexico arrested three police officers, including the commissioner, and took over their local police department Friday in connection with the alleged beating death of a man in police custody. The killing of Giovanni López in Ixtlahuacan de los Membrillos,...

Images of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died after being taken into police custody in Minneapolis, hang surrounded by roses on a security barrier outside the U.S. embassy in Mexico City, Saturday, May 30, 2020. A sign in Spanish reads:

Anger rising in Mexico over alleged police brutality death

Jun. 4, 2020 9:07 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As protests rock the United States over allegations of police abuses, anger built in Mexico on Thursday over its own police brutality case: a young man allegedly beaten to death after officers detained him for not wearing a face mask during the coronavirus pandemic. Hundreds of...