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Juana Perez, whose 2 1/2 year-old son Dylan is missing, holds a poster of him outside of the presidential palace where she seeks help from President Manuel Andres Lopez Obrador to find him, in Mexico City, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. The search for Perez's boy who was led away from a market in southern Mexico's Chiapas state three weeks ago led police to a horrifying discovery: 23 abducted children being kept at a house and forced to sell trinkets in the street. PĂ©rez said officials told her that her son had not yet been found. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Missing 2-year-old found in southern Mexico; returned to mom

Aug. 14, 2020 12:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A 2-year-old boy whose abduction set off a hunt that helped rescue other stolen children sat on his mother's lap Friday as officials in southern Mexico described how they finally tracked him down. Chiapas state prosecutor Jorge Luis Llaven Abarca said that investigators located the woman...

A passenger wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus is disinfected her hand before getting on a trolley bus in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

The Latest: S Korea concerned as new cases spike above 100

Aug. 13, 2020 10:23 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is reporting 103 new coronavirus cases. It is one of the country’s biggest daily jumps in months, and officials are expressing concern that infections are getting out of control in the capital of Seoul and other major cities as Koreans increasingly venture out in...

A worker disinfects a theater after a movie screening, at the Cineteca Nacional, Mexico's film archive, in Mexico City, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. After being closed for nearly five months amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, movie theaters in the capital reopened Wednesday at 30% capacity.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Mexico City reopens movie theaters to sparse crowds

Aug. 13, 2020 8:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The few, the brave — those were the people returning this week to movie theaters in Mexico City that had been closed for four months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Yes, there was popcorn. But movie goers had to wear face masks, and could only lift them to eat or drink. And their...

Medical workers using protective equipment dispose of trash bags containing hazardous biological waste into a large pile outside the Hospital del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, which treats patients with COVID-19 in Veracruz, Mexico, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. Improper disposal of medical waste has become an increasing problem in Mexico amid the pandemic. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)

Complaints as medical waste piles up outside Mexico hospital

Aug. 12, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Residents of Mexico’s Gulf coast state of Veracruz have complained after photos showed mountains of bagged hospital waste piling up in a patio outside a government hospital. The 10-foot (3-meter) tall garbage pile outside the Adolfo Ruiz Cortines hospital has apparently been...

Mexico judge holds gang leader for trial for fuel theft

Aug. 12, 2020 9:07 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican court has ordered the leader of the Santa Rosa de Lima gang held over for trial on organized crime charges. José Antonio Yépez Ortiz will be held in prison for at least two months at a maximum security prison just west of Mexico City until further hearings are held. ...

Mexico seizes nearly 500 pounds of fentanyl from Spain

Aug. 12, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican customs authorities said Wednesday they have seized almost 500 pounds (220 kilograms) of a chemical used to make the synthetic opioid fentanyl at a cargo terminal at the Mexico City airport. The six plastic drums of fentanyl precursor came on a flight from Spain, an unusual...

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017 file photo, Emilio Lozoya, former head of Mexico's state-owned oil company Pemex, gives a press conference in Mexico City. Lozoya, who was arrested in February 2020 by Spanish police on an international warrant issued by Mexico, has dropped his extradition fight and agreed to return to Mexico to cooperate in corruption investigations, according to Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Gustavo Martinez Contreras, File)

Mexico: Odebrecht allegedly paid for slick 2012 campaign

Aug. 12, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans were inundated by a slick, expensive ad campaign on behalf of front-running presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto for the 2012 election, but few then suspected who is now being alleged to have paid for it — Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, which has...

At least 13 reported killed in bus crash outside Mexico City

Aug. 11, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — At least 13 people died early Tuesday when a bus overturned on a highway outside Mexico City, authorities said. Federal Civil Defense Coordinator Luis Felipe Puente said via Twitter that 27 other people were taken to area hospitals for treatment. T he accident closed a major inbound...

Wearing a mask to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, Martha Gonzalez Reyes, 76, sells roses outside Metro Hidalgo in central Mexico City, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. After four months staying at home, Gonzalez returned to selling on August 1, but she says business hasn't fully rebounded.

Mexico City lets bars 'change' to restaurants to reopen

Aug. 10, 2020 8:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The government of Mexico City will allow bars to operate as restaurants starting Monday in order to reopen as part of an easing of the coronavirus lockdown. While bars and nightclubs have been closed for four months, the city is now offering automatic approval if bar owners fill out an...

FIK]LE - In this Oct. 12, 1968, file photo, Mexican hurdler Enriqueta Basilio, the first woman to make the final run of the torch and to light the Olympic flame, carries the Olympic torch up the 90 steps to the Olympic flame cauldron in the Olympic Stadium during opening ceremonies for the Olympic Games in Mexico City. (AP Photo/File)

1968 Mexico City Games marked by protest, falling records

Aug. 6, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

The 1968 Olympics could not escape the turmoil of their times. A gold medal gymnast silently rebelled against the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. Apartheid South Africa was disinvited in order to quell a threatened boycott. And two American sprinters raised their fists in a poignant and powerful show of...