Latest Mexico News

Migrants defy threats, prepare to cross into Mexico

Oct. 19, 2018 12:09 PM EDT

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — Members of a 3,000-strong U.S.-bound migrant caravan massed in a Guatemalan border town and prepared to begin crossing the muddy Suchiate River to Mexico Friday, in spite of U.S. President Donald Trump's threats of retaliation. The first members of the group began arriving in...

Texas' O'Rourke tells national audience he'd impeach Trump

Oct. 19, 2018 12:04 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democratic Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke told a national television audience Thursday night that he'd vote to impeach President Donald Trump and believes Texas can lead the way to a national embracing of relaxed immigration policies and gun control — unapologetically liberal...

Pressure turns to Mexico as migrant caravan heads for border

Oct. 18, 2018 10:43 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — As some 3,000 Hondurans made their way through Guatemala, attention turned to Mexico, after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to close the U.S.-Mexico border if authorities there fail to stop them — a nearly unthinkable move that would disrupt hundreds of...

The Latest: Mexican officials say activist resisted arrest

Oct. 18, 2018 10:41 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The latest on the caravan of Central American migrants trying to advance toward the United States. (all times local): 11:35 p.m. Mexican immigration officials say activist Irineo Mujica, who has dual U.S. and Mexican citizenship, is accused of property damage and resisting arrest. A...

Mexico prosecutors find fraud in Venezuela food aid program

Oct. 18, 2018 7:51 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors said Thursday that people linked to the Venezuelan government and Mexican companies conspired to overcharge Venezuela for basic food aid packages. Known as "CLAP" packages, the food is supposedly subsidized by Venezuela's socialist administration to provide a bare level of...

Trump threatens Mexico over migrant caravan

Oct. 18, 2018 6:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday lashed out over a caravan of Central American migrants trying to reach the United States, saying that if Mexico does not stop them, he will use the military to "CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER." Trump tweeted that he wanted "Mexico to stop this onslaught." He...

Starbucks selling stores, closing office in Europe

Oct. 18, 2018 4:50 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks is restructuring its European operations after several years of slowing sales. The Seattle-based coffee chain is selling 83 company-owned stores in France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg to its longtime partner, Alsea. Alsea will also provide services to 177 other...

Sergio Perez extends F1 contract with Force India for 2019

Oct. 18, 2018 3:40 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Force India and Sergio Perez announced Thursday a one-year extension for 2019 for the Mexican driver ahead of the U.S. Grand Prix and next weekend's return to Mexico City. Perez has been with Force India since 2014, and he and his management team have been closely involved in the...

Environmentalists file 3rd lawsuit over Trump wall plans

Oct. 18, 2018 11:50 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Environmental groups filed another lawsuit Thursday challenging the Trump administration's use of waivers to speed up construction of a border wall, this time in Texas. Three groups sued the Department of Homeland Security, a week after the agency waived environmental laws along a roughly...

As Canada legalizes pot, other countries likely to follow

Oct. 18, 2018 1:56 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — More than two dozen countries have relaxed their marijuana or other drug laws, and a number could consider legalizing in the not-too-distant future. The South American nation of Uruguay was first to legalize marijuana in 2013. Canada became the second on Wednesday and its size and global...