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Ai Weiwei remembers disappearance of 43 Mexican students

Apr. 18, 2019 9:40 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's interest in studying human rights around the world led to his meeting with relatives of the 43 college students who disappeared in southern Mexico in 2014. That encounter led, in turn, to his new exhibit in Mexico's capital. Ai has lived under house arrest in...

Champion Patriots open vs. Steelers; 5 international games

Apr. 18, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL's 100th season will begin with its most classic rivalry and feature the Super Bowl champion Patriots hosting Pittsburgh in the first Sunday night game. As previously announced, NFL 100 will kick off with Green Bay at Chicago for the 199th meeting of a series that began in 1921. That...

Mayan Train's fast track raising concerns in Mexico

Apr. 17, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Maps, renderings and charts paper the walls of a government conference room. They lay out in detail the plans for a rail line that could be Mexico's biggest infrastructure project in a century. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has put the multibillion-dollar Mayan Train...

Police find fentanyl lab in northern Mexico state capital

Apr. 11, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police in northern Mexico said Thursday they raided a lab producing the synthetic opioid fentanyl, the second such lab detected in Mexico in the last four months. Police in the northern state of Sinaloa said the lab was discovered in a house in a middle-class neighborhood of the state...

Mexico marks 100 years since death of revolutionary Zapata

Apr. 10, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico marked the 100th anniversary on Wednesday of the assassination of Emiliano Zapata, one of the main heroes of the 1910-1917 revolution who was gunned down by government soldiers over his unyielding defense of peasants. President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador particularly...

Mexicans name baby giraffe "uppity" after the opposition

Apr. 6, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A baby giraffe in Mexico City's zoo has been named Jirafifita, which translates as Uppity Little Giraffe — a play on the president's favorite word for dismissing critics. Mexico City environment minister Marina Robles joked during the name reveal Saturday that "maybe the president...

Mexican musician appears to kill himself after MeToo claim

Apr. 1, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The bass player for the Mexican rock band Botellita de Jerez appeared to have killed himself Monday, just one day after he was accused of sexually harassing a young woman when she was 13. The Mexico City prosecutors' office said that while it could not confirm musician Armando Vega-Gil...

Caravan of 40 Salvadoran migrants sets out for US border

Mar. 30, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The "mother of all caravans" expected to depart from Central America has begun by looking more like the baby of all caravans, after a group of about 40 migrants left Saturday for the U.S. from the capital of El Salvador. It was not immediately clear whether they planned to...

Mexico braces for new caravan of Central American migrants

Mar. 29, 2019 10:03 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is bracing for the possible arrival of the "mother of all caravans," even as doubts arise over whether the group of Central American migrants will be all that big. Interior Secretary Olga Sanchez Cordero has said a caravan of migrants from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala could...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Mar. 29, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Venezuelan jet-setters attended a recent destination wedding, while government supporters joined Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro during an...