Latest Mexico government News

Mexico's president-elect stuck aboard delayed flight

Sep. 20, 2018 10:49 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's austerity-minded president-elect has vowed to sell the presidential jet and fly commercial. And he even appears prepared to suffer the plight of average travelers: being trapped on delayed flights. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was stuck for at least three hours after his flight...

Singer Belinda hit for involvement in Mexican politics

Sep. 19, 2018 8:03 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Pop singer Belinda may have illegally interfered in Mexico's politics because she's a Spanish citizen and campaigned for President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, authorities said Wednesday. A rival party filed a complaint because the singer gave out articles with Lopez Obrador...

Mexico's rights agency faults army in fuel-theft killings

Sep. 19, 2018 7:26 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Soldiers executed two men and planted rifles on their bodies during a 2017 shootout between authorities and fuel thieves in the Mexican state of Puebla, the country's National Human Rights Commission said Wednesday. A total of six civilians and four soldiers died in the running...

Mexico stops hotel project at sea turtle nesting beach

Sep. 18, 2018 6:11 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Environmental authorities in Mexico say they have denied permits for a proposed hotel near one of Mexico's most important sea turtle nesting beaches on the Caribbean. The 520-room hotel project would have erected 23 buildings and an artificial lake on property just inland from the Xcacel...

Mexican president elect introduces civilian head of security

Sep. 16, 2018 11:37 PM EDT

TEPIC, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's president-elect kicked off a nationwide tour Sunday with his new head of security in tow: a restaurant owner named Daniel Asaf who will coordinate a civilian brigade in lieu of the Mexican equivalent of the U.S. Secret Service. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who takes office...

Mexican president elect introduces civilian head of security

Sep. 16, 2018 9:00 PM EDT

TEPIC, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's president-elect kicked off a nationwide tour Sunday with his new head of security in tow: a restaurant owner named Daniel Asaf who will coordinate a civilian brigade in lieu of the Mexican equivalent of the U.S. Secret Service. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who takes office...

Victim families confront Mexico president-elect over amnesty

Sep. 14, 2018 8:24 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president-elect faced the toughest, angriest crowd yet since winning the July 1 election, going before relatives of crime victims and disappeared people Friday to try to convince them of his amnesty proposal. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has proposed investigations and truth...

Mexico 'evaluating' US offer to pay for deporting migrants

Sep. 13, 2018 8:55 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government says it "continues evaluating" a U.S. offer to pay for returning foreign migrants in Mexico to their home countries. Mexico's Interior Department says no agreement has been reached on the offer, which apparently would help take mainly Central American migrants back...

The Latest: US, Canada work into night on trade deal

Sep. 5, 2018 7:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-Canada negotiations on a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement (all times local): 7:15 p.m. U.S. and Canadian negotiators are continuing to work Wednesday night to reach a deal that would allow Canada to remain in a North American trade bloc. Canada's envoy...

Groups call on Mexico to continue search for 43 students

Sep. 3, 2018 9:28 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican and international human rights groups on Monday told the families of 43 students missing since 2014 that they are not alone, just days after President Enrique Pena Nieto reaffirmed his belief in the government's initial widely discredited investigation into the case. Pena Nieto...