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Researchers confirm 1,600 secret graves in Mexico since 2006

Jun. 20, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican researchers said Thursday they have confirmed the existence of 1,606 secret graves containing 2,489 bodies from 2006 to 2017, but that may just scratch the surface of the true numbers behind what the study called a "building phenomenon." "Those are not all the graves ......

1 dead in Mexico helicopter crash, gunmen fire at responders

Jun. 18, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A helicopter crash killed the male pilot and injured three women, and police who went to the scene were fired at by gunmen, security officials in the State of Mexico said Tuesday. A news report quoted a witness as denying there were any armed men and accusing officers of shooting the...

Overcrowding, abuse seen at Mexico migrant detention center

Jun. 17, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — The 36-year-old Cuban mechanic's eyes glazed over as he recalled his time at the Siglo XXI holding facility: 50 people sleeping in 9-by-12-foot pens, feces overflowing the latrines, food and water always scarce. Women slept in hallways or in the dining hall among rats, cockroaches...

Mexico vows to help Central American migrants amid crackdown

Jun. 16, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Saturday his country must help Central Americans fleeing poverty and violence, even as it increases security and revisions to deter migrants from passing through Mexico on route to the U.S. Mexico plans to deploy 6,000...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Jun. 14, 2019 12:17 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. Amateur soccer teams made up of transgender men and other LGBT teams played games in Rio as they count on the nation's love of soccer to help...

Mexico opening memorials to 'dirty war' torture, killings

Jun. 10, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The first in a series of memorials to victims of Mexico's "dirty war" against dissidents and guerrillas during nearly 20 years of violence was opened Monday. Authorities unveiled the initial memorial at the former Federal Security agency's headquarters in Mexico City where student...

Mexico court rules minors can't be held at migrant center

Jun. 10, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican court has ruled that authorities must stop detaining minors at a migrant center in Mexico City following the death of a 10-year-old Guatemalan girl there. Monday's ruling also says children in other detention centers must be identified immediately and have access to legal...

Mexico-US tariff deal: Questions, concerns for migration

Jun. 9, 2019 6:27 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As Washington and Mexico City both took victory laps Saturday over a deal that headed off threatened tariffs on Mexican imports, it remained to be seen how effective it may be and migration experts raised concerns over what it could mean for people fleeing poverty and violence in Central...

Judge halts new airport project outside Mexico City

Jun. 7, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican anti-graft group says a judge has provisionally halted a project to turn an air base into a new civilian and military airport north of the capital. Mexicans Against Corruption says the project is on hold until the government presents assurances that it will not harm the...

NBA to play 2 regular-season games in Mexico City

Jun. 7, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The NBA will play two regular-season games in Mexico City during the upcoming season. The Dallas Mavericks will face the Detroit Pistons on Dec. 12 at Arena Ciudad de Mexico, the NBA announced Friday. The Phoenix Suns will face the San Antonio Spurs two days later. The games will be the...