Latest Mexico government News

Tijuana mayor: Caravan influx to last at least 6 months

Nov. 16, 2018 8:10 PM EST

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — With about 3,000 Central American migrants having reached the Mexican border across from California and thousands more anticipated, the mayor of Tijuana said Friday that the city was preparing for an influx that will last at least six months and may have no end in sight. Juan Manuel...

Mexico's high court tosses law on policing by military

Nov. 15, 2018 7:57 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Supreme Court invalidated a controversial law signed last year that created a legal framework for the military to work in a policing role in much of the country, ruling Thursday that the measure violated the constitution by trying to normalize the use of the armed forces in...

Mexico's president elect reaches out to business elite

Nov. 15, 2018 7:35 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has reached out to the country's business elite, announcing the formation of a business advisory council including big names, especially in media. Lopez Obrador said in a pre-recorded video circulated Thursday that he would meet with...

Pentagon: Troop contingent on border 'pretty much peaked'

Nov. 15, 2018 12:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of U.S. active-duty troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border has "pretty much peaked" at the current total of 5,800, the Pentagon's No. 2 official said Thursday. That is far below the 10,000 to 15,000 that President Donald Trump initially said would be needed to secure the...

Mexican citizen executed in Texas for killings of wife, kids

Nov. 14, 2018 11:46 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Mexican citizen on death row in Texas was executed Wednesday night for the sledgehammer killings of his wife and two children more than 26 years ago. Roberto Moreno Ramos was condemned for the 1992 deaths of his 42-year-old wife Leticia, 7-year-old daughter Abigail, and...

Mexico president-elect will continue to lean on military

Nov. 14, 2018 9:45 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Wednesday he will continue to rely heavily on the military for internal security and appeared to dismiss aspirations of Mexico someday having effective civilian police forces. In announcing his security plan for the next six years, Lopez...

Mattis defends use of military on US-Mexico border

Nov. 14, 2018 4:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday defended the use of active duty troops on the U.S.-Mexican border, saying that in some ways it provides good training for war. He argued that it's analogous to a 1916 deployment to counter the Mexican revolutionary Gen. Francisco "Pancho" Villa....

The Latest: Cartel member testifies at NY El Chapo trial

Nov. 14, 2018 3:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest at the New York trial of Mexican drug smuggler El Chapo (all times local): 3:15 p.m. An admitted former member of a Mexican drug cartel has identified Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman (wah-KEEN' ehl CHAH'-poh gooz-MAHN') as one of the organization's leaders. Jesus Zambada named Guzman...

Mattis, Nielsen arrive at US-Mexico border to inspect troops

Nov. 14, 2018 12:24 PM EST

DONNA, Texas (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen are inspecting troops camped at the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas, even though the caravan of Central American migrants that prompted the deployment is headed to California . Mattis and Nielsen on Wednesday...

Mattis says he'll visit US-Mexico border

Nov. 13, 2018 12:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he plans to visit the U.S.-Mexico border, where troops are helping erect barriers and performing other tasks in support of border security. Mattis gave no details in a brief comment to reporters Tuesday. About 5,800 active duty troops are assigned to the...