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Coast Guard suspends search for boater in Gulf of Mexico

Apr. 19, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it is suspending the search for a boater who was reported overdue during a trip from Cozumel, Mexico, to Tampa. The agency said in a news release that the wife of 74-year-old Grant Neie contacted officials on Sunday when he did not return as planned. He was in a...

Husband of US soldier deported to Mexico, then allowed back

Apr. 16, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The husband of a U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan was deported to Mexico last week and then allowed back to Arizona after the move sparked outrage. The Arizona Republic first reported that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement deported 30-year-old Jose Gonzalez Carranza last week....

Coast Guard searching for missing boater in Gulf of Mexico

Apr. 15, 2019 9:35 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a boater reported missing by his wife. The agency said in a news release that 71-year-old Grant Neie was reported overdue Sunday while on a trip from Cozumel, Mexico, to Tampa, in a 38-foot (11-meter) sailboat. Officials say Neie is in a white twinhull...

At US-Mexico CEO summit, leaders optimistic amid uncertainty

Apr. 12, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

MERIDA, Mexico (AP) — Business and political leaders from the U.S. and Mexico gathered Friday to promote greater trade at a time when actions by both governments have rattled investors, expressing optimism despite times of uncertainty and tensions over the border and illegal immigration. Investment in...

Mexico frees 6 water rights activists after years in prison

Apr. 11, 2019 9:41 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government has freed six activists who fought to protect their community's water supply, acknowledging that their rights were "seriously violated" during more than a dozen years in jail. The six activists from the town of Tlanixco had been sentenced to up to 50 years for the...

UN to help human rights training of Mexico's National Guard

Apr. 9, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's efforts to calm critics of its newly formed National Guard received a boost Tuesday in the form of an agreement from the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to assist in the force's training. High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet said that her office will offer...

Ex-Mexican President Fox says gunmen tried to storm his home

Apr. 6, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Former Mexican President Vicente Fox says armed men tried to storm into his house, just months after President Andrés Manuel López Obrador cut off security for the country's ex-presidents. He reported Saturday's incident on Twitter without giving details. He has a large ranch...

Mexico to purge nonworking teachers from payroll

Apr. 6, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Saturday that his government will conduct a census to determine which teachers are working and purge the rest from the payroll. Speaking in Mexico's western state of Michoacan, the president gestured with a thumb to indicate that any...

Mexico expresses concern about US border slowdowns

Apr. 2, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government said Tuesday there are significant slowdowns at U.S. border crossings, particularly at three of the eight between Ciudad Juarez and El Paso, Texas. The slowdowns have been caused by a U.S. decision to re-assign some 2,000 border officers who normally check vehicles...

Mexico says it won't react to Trump threats over border

Mar. 29, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's foreign relations secretary said Friday his country won't react to U.S. President Donald Trump's threats to close the U.S.-Mexico border, and its president even held a sort of impromptu poll on whether to respond. Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard wrote on Twitter: "Mexico...