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OAS commission: 'precautionary measures' over separated kids

Aug. 20, 2018 9:29 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights says it has granted "precautionary measures" for migrant children separated from their families in the U.S. The commission warns of "the serious impact of the loss of the link between children and their biological families." It requests that...

Official: Man detained in US wanted for murder in Mexico

Aug. 20, 2018 9:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An immigrant in the U.S. illegally who was picked up while taking his wife to a hospital to give birth is wanted for a killing in Mexico, a Mexican government official said Monday after the man's lawyer suggested authorities have the wrong person. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

Old-time union boss returns triumphant in Mexico

Aug. 20, 2018 2:59 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — One of Mexico's powerful old-time union bosses has made an unrepentant, triumphal return to the public spotlight after being freed from nearly five years of prison and house arrest. Elba Esther Gordillo was arrested in 2013 on corruption and money laundering charges, the last of which...

Latest: Official: Man held in US wanted for murder in Mexico

Aug. 20, 2018 2:57 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the arrest by immigration agents of a man as he drove his wife to the hospital so she could give birth (all times local): 11:20 a.m. An official of the Mexican state of Guanajuato confirms that a man detained by immigration agents in California is wanted on an arrest...

Mexican state confirms ICE detainee wanted for homicide

Aug. 20, 2018 2:19 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An official of the Mexican state of Guanajuato confirms that a man detained by immigration agents in California is wanted on an arrest warrant for homicide in Mexico. The official was not authorized to be quoted by name and could not say when the crime occurred, but said it was an...

Despite deadly explosions, Mexican fireworks capital endures

Aug. 20, 2018 12:04 AM EDT

TULTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — Luis Enrique Urban Gomez was tidying up at his family's fireworks storage shed like any other day when an explosion ripped through the warehouse next door, killing its owner, leaving Urban with second- and third-degree burns and wounding seven others. Nearly two months later, lying...

Mexican poppy producing state pushes to decriminalize opium

Aug. 19, 2018 4:58 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Political leaders from Mexico's main heroin-producing state are pushing the federal government to legalize opium production for pharmaceutical use in a move they hope will reduce violence and help local farmers. Legislators in Guerrero state voted Friday to send an initiative to the...

Migrant spouse of pregnant woman detained on way to hospital

Aug. 18, 2018 11:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California woman said Saturday that she had to drive herself to the hospital and give birth without her husband after he was detained by immigration agents. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said the man was detained because he was wanted on an outstanding arrest...

113 dead turtles wash ashore on Mexican Pacific coast

Aug. 18, 2018 7:20 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican environmental authorities are investigating the deaths of more than 100 endangered sea turtles whose carcasses have turned up at a wildlife sanctuary on the Pacific coast of Chiapas state. The environmental protection agency on Saturday said 102 olive ridley, six hawksbill and...

Albuquerque airport to get air service to Guadalajara

Aug. 18, 2018 1:25 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque International Sunport is finally getting an international flight after nine years. Volaris, Mexico's largest low-cost carrier, announced Friday that would begin twice-weekly, non-stop service from Albuquerque to Guadalajara, Mexico, in November. It's the first...