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Mexico seizes more than 1,300 pounds of cocaine at sea

Feb. 20, 2019 10:54 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's navy says it has seized more than 1,300 pounds (630 kilograms) of cocaine from a speedboat off the country's Pacific coast. A high-speed pursuit using a navy Black Hawk helicopter eventually stopped the boat that sported four powerful outboard motors. The navy said in a...

Mexico activist killed days before pipeline referendum

Feb. 20, 2019 10:11 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A community activist fighting against a plan to build a gas pipeline through his central Mexico town has been killed three days before a scheduled public referendum on the project. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador condemned Wednesday's murder of Samir Flores Soberanes as "vile,...

Mexico to close infamous island penal colony, region's last

Feb. 18, 2019 10:25 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico will close its infamous Isla Marias prison, the last island penal colony in a hemisphere once dotted with remote island jails like the one depicted in the movie "Papillon." President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday that Mexico will relocate about two-thirds of the 659...

Alaska governor offers use of troops along US-Mexico border

Feb. 16, 2019 7:06 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska is about 3,000 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, but the state's new Republican governor is offering President Donald Trump the use of the Alaska National Guard to patrol it, the Anchorage Daily News reports . Gov. Mike Dunleavy says in a video message that the soldiers...

Mexican president announces bailout for cash-strapped Pemex

Feb. 15, 2019 5:06 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced a $3.9 billion bailout for the country's cash-strapped, state-owned oil company Friday and promised it an additional $1.6 billion in revenue, making it a rescue package of up to $5.5 billion. Lopez Obrador has made rescuing...

Statement declaring national emergency on US-Mexico border

Feb. 15, 2019 3:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Text of the proclamation signed by President Donald Trump declaring a national emergency on the US-Mexico border: Declaring a National Emergency concerning the southern border of the United States by the president of the United States of America. A Proclamation: The current situation at...

In El Chapo's state, people see little change with verdict

Feb. 14, 2019 2:40 PM EST

CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) — U.S. officials are hailing the conviction of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman as a victory for the Mexican people, but in the drug lord's home state of Sinaloa, cradle to his powerful cartel, many residents say they don't expect violence and trafficking to abate. As news that the Sinaloa...

The Latest: Bargainers complete bipartisan border compromise

Feb. 14, 2019 12:36 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional border security negotiations and President Donald Trump (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Congressional bargainers have completed a bipartisan border security compromise that gives President Donald Trump less than a quarter of the $5.7 billion he wanted to build a...

Combative Mexican union leader forms new labor federation

Feb. 13, 2019 8:01 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican union leader known for his combativeness announced a new labor federation Wednesday and said 150 unions have joined, the latest sign that the country's long-dormant labor movement might be awakening. Miners' union leader Napoleon Gomez Urrutia said the umbrella organization is...

Mexico leader: Chapo verdict shows money can't buy happiness

Feb. 13, 2019 11:44 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador sees the conviction of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman as a moral lesson. Lopez Obrador said Wednesday: "Let this serve as a lesson to show that money doesn't buy true happiness." Guzman was convicted in New York Tuesday of drug...