Latest Mexico News

New caravan of Honduran migrants makes first border crossing

Jan. 16, 2019 12:06 AM EST

AGUA CALIENTE, Guatemala (AP) — The latest caravan of Honduran migrants hoping to reach the U.S. has crossed peacefully into Guatemala, under the watchful eyes of about 200 Guatemalan police and soldiers. About 500 people, including dozens of children, lined up to show their documents to a first line of...

Last year's Central American caravan dwindles, new one forms

Jan. 15, 2019 11:24 PM EST

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The migrant caravan that was seized upon by U.S. President Donald Trump in the run-up to the 2018 midterm election has quietly dwindled, with many having gone home to Central America or put down roots in Mexico. Despite the hard-line immigration rhetoric by the Trump administration,...

Mexico's Supreme Court overturns state migrant ID law

Jan. 15, 2019 8:56 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Supreme Court has overturned a law passed in Jalisco state that required migrants to show identification documents to police. The ruling won praise from the country's human rights commission, which considered the law a violation of migrants' rights to privacy. The court said...

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...

Fuel thieves hit critical Mexican pipeline again

Jan. 15, 2019 9:34 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says fuel thieves have again damaged a critical pipeline that supplies the capital with fuel piped in from the Gulf coast. Lopez Obrador says that the thieves' intent was to hit back at his government's campaign against theft of fuel. One...

At Trump's side, Border Patrol union leader in spotlight

Jan. 15, 2019 7:20 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brandon Judd, president of the union that represents thousands of border patrol agents, has flipped the axiom that there are no winners in a government shutdown. His proximity to President Donald Trump has elevated the union leader's profile while burnishing the image of the U.S. Border...

Mexicans shocked by truck pillage, cows taken, slaughtered

Jan. 14, 2019 6:49 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans are expressing concern over video showing hundreds of people looting cattle from a stalled truck and slaughtering some of the cows on the side of a highway with machetes. The truck stopped over the weekend when it got into an accident in the Gulf state of Veracruz. State...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump isn't holed up nonstop at White House

Jan. 14, 2019 4:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to defend a prolonged government shutdown over his border wall, President Donald Trump is pretending that he's holed up nonstop at the White House waiting for a deal with Democrats. He's also rewriting history regarding his promise to make Mexico pay for the wall. Trump says he...

Mexico president declares gains in fight against fuel theft

Jan. 14, 2019 3:43 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador stopped short Monday of declaring victory over Mexico's fuel theft scourge, but said the government was making progress amid frustration over gas shortages. Long lines continued at gas stations in many parts of the country, but Lopez Obrador asked...

Witness at US trial says El Chapo wanted informant killed

Jan. 14, 2019 3:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — To cohabitate with Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was to see his excitement about the prospect of getting his life story on film, to evade the soldiers hunting him at a moment's notice and to hear him order the killing of an informant, a witness testified Monday at Guzman's...