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Nuevo Laredo says it will receive migrants returned from US

Jun. 24, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The border city of Nuevo Laredo is to begin receiving migrants returned from the United States as early as this week to wait in Mexico while their asylum claims wind their way through U.S. courts, Mexican officials said Monday. Mexico and Washington agreed to expand the program often...

Mexico says National Guard deployment is complete

Jun. 21, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico has completed its deployment of 6,000 National Guard agents to help control the flow of migrants headed toward the U.S. and filled 650 immigration agency posts to regulate border crossings, the government said Friday. The announcement by foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard comes...

Texas sending another 1,000 National Guard troops to border

Jun. 21, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Friday that he will send another 1,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border while accusing Congress of failing to take action on the growing humanitarian crisis. The governor said at an afternoon press conference among...

Toxic mix of gangs, vigilantes fuels rising Mexican violence

Jun. 21, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

XALTIANGUIS, Mexico (AP) — What now passes for the law in Xaltianguis, a little town on the road to Acapulco, arrived with a car bomb and butchery. A heavily armed vigilante force took over the town in the Mexican state of Guerrero last month by driving out a rival band, blowing up a car with gas cylinders...

Mexico's crackdown on migrants sends some heading south

Jun. 17, 2019 11:00 PM EDT

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's efforts to slow Central American migration across its territory showed some bite Monday as some people turned around to head south in the face of increased enforcement, while government officials said they would target human smuggling rings. One government official...

Mexico reinforces checks amid US pressure over migrant flow

Jun. 16, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

COMITAN, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities increased immigration enforcement along well-traveled routes for migrants in southern Mexico over the weekend, checking identifications, pulling migrants off public transport and intercepting four trucks packed with nearly 800 migrants. The National Migration...

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...

Mexico accuses Carolina Herrera of cultural appropriation

Jun. 12, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mexican government has accused the New York-based fashion house Carolina Herrera of cultural appropriation in its Resort 2020 collection. Mexican Minister of Culture Alejandra Frausto sent a letter Monday to the Venezuelan designer and to Wes Gordon, creative director of Carolina...

Mexico says Guard deployment beginning, forms migrant team

Jun. 11, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Mexican officials said Tuesday they are beginning deployment of the country's new National Guard for immigration enforcement, an accelerated commitment of a 6,000-strong force made as part of an agreement with the United States to head off threatened U.S. tariffs on imports from...

The Latest: Mexican official says tariff talks will continue

Jun. 5, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's threatened tariffs on goods coming from Mexico (all times local): 7 p.m. Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard says no agreement was reached on tariffs during Wednesday's White House meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State...