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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2016 file photo, Defense Secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, left, and Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, salute during the annual Independence Day military parade in Mexico City's main square. The U.S. Justice Department is dropping its drug trafficking and money laundering against former Mexican defense secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

Mexico publishes US evidence on ex-defense secretary

Jan. 15, 2021 8:37 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico on Friday published 751 pages of evidence it received from the United States against Mexico’s former Defense Secretary, Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, whom U.S. prosecutors had charged with drug trafficking. The unprecedented move came a day after Mexico announced it was...

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2020 file photo, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador attends the commemoration of his second anniversary in office at the National Palace in Mexico City. One day after Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office announced it was dropping the drug trafficking case against its former defense secretary, López Obrador said Friday, Jan. 15, 2020 that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration had “fabricated” the accusations against retired Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

Mexico says US 'fabricated' charges, releases evidence

Jan. 15, 2021 8:32 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration had “fabricated” drug trafficking accusations against his country's former defense minister and then his government published what he said was the entire case...

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2016 file photo, Secretary of Defense Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda arrives for a review of the troops that will participate in the Independence Day parade, in Mexico City. Mexican prosecutors on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, declared completely unfounded the U.S. case against Cienfuegos who was arrested on drug charges in the United States and then returned under pressure from the Mexican government. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

Mexico clears ex-defense secretary of all US accusations

Jan. 14, 2021 10:51 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors on Thursday declared completely unfounded the U.S. case against a former defense secretary arrested on drug charges in the United States and then returned under pressure from the Mexican government. Few had ever expected Mexico to really prosecute influential former...

A woman seeking asylum in the U.S and waiting in Mexico, is tested at a clinic in Matamoros, Mexico, Nov. 17, 2020. A humanitarian organization led by U.S. military veterans has treated thousands of migrants over the past year at two clinics in a Mexican town across the border from Texas. But Global Response Management is attempting to go beyond mere crisis response and build a system to make it easier to track the health of migrants along their journey from Central America. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Mexico, Central America cite COVID-19 concern over migration

Jan. 13, 2021 11:32 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government said Wednesday that it and 10 other countries in North and Central America are worried about the health risks of COVID-19 among migrants without proper documents. The statement by the 11-member Regional Conference on Migration suggests that Mexico and Central...

This Dec. 16, 2020 image provided by UNM Health shows a bin of COVID-19 vaccines for the first round of health care workers to be vaccinated at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center in Albuquerque, N.M. (UNM Health via AP)

Official: Many in New Mexico eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Jan. 11, 2021 7:12 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A significant number of New Mexico residents are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations because they have one or more preexisting medical conditions, the state health secretary said Monday. The state recently expanded vaccine eligibility to those 75 and older and anyone over 16 who...

This Dec. 16, 2020 image provided by UNM Health shows the first round of health care workers getting COVID-19 vaccinations at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center in Albuquerque, N. M.(UNM Health via AP)

Official: New Mexico among top states in vaccine rollout

Jan. 6, 2021 6:27 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is among the top states in the U.S. when it comes to vaccine distribution. But state Health Secretary Dr. Tracie Collins said Wednesday that more work is being done to ensure that providers can quickly and accurately report the number of doses that are being...

Mexico to ask help to get vaccines for migrants in US

Jan. 6, 2021 5:47 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico said Wednesday it has been trying to get help from non-profit groups or the U.S. government to get coronavirus vaccines for Mexican migrants working in the United States. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Mexico would keep trying “because it is a...

Mexico recovers bodies of 53 bodies of migrants in 2020

Jan. 6, 2021 5:34 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government said Wednesday it recovered 53 bodies of migrants from several countries in 2020 who drowned or died of other causes in Mexico. The National Migration Institute said the dead were mostly from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Haiti. Some of the migrants were...

Solar carports coming to 4 New Mexico government buildings

Jan. 6, 2021 12:22 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The construction of solar carports in the parking lots of four New Mexico government buildings begins later this month. It’s part of the General Services Department’s State Buildings Green Energy Project — an initiative to cut the energy consumption of 30...

Mexico's coronavirus response leader Hugo López-Gatell points to a vial of the COVID-19 vaccine during its first applications into health workers at the General Hospital in Mexico City, early Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. The first batches of vaccines produced by Pfizer and its German partner, BioNTech arrived the previous day. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Mexico approves AstraZeneca vaccine for emergency use

Jan. 4, 2021 10:09 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico approved the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for emergency use Monday, hoping to spur a halting vaccination effort that has only given about 44,000 shots since the third week of December, about 82% of the doses the country has received. The Pfizer vaccine had been the only...