Latest Mexican armed forces News

AP Explains: Immigrants in US military throughout history

Jul. 15, 2018 12:01 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged . A few said the Army informed them they had been labeled as security risks because they have relatives abroad or because the Defense...

Mexico's president-elect says he'll stop US helicopter deal

Jul. 11, 2018 6:10 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Wednesday he will cancel the pending purchase by Mexico's navy of eight armed Lockheed Martin MH-60R helicopters from the U.S. government. Lopez Obrador mentioned nixing the planned $1.2 billion deal as an example of extensive cost-cutting...

Mexican groups seek ICC probe of drug war crimes by military

Jun. 11, 2018 1:17 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Human rights organizations called on International Criminal Court prosecutors Monday to investigate atrocities allegedly committed by the Mexican military in a crackdown on drug crime in the Chihuahua region. The rights groups presented a dossier to prosecutors documenting...