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Mexican candidate accused of rape vows to block elections

Apr. 11, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican ruling party state candidate accused of rape, who later had his candidacy canceled by regulatory authorities on other grounds, said Sunday he will not allow elections in his home state unless he is allowed to run. Félix Salgado is running...

The Latest: Navajo Nation issues weekend stay-at-home order

Apr. 09, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. -- The Navajo Nation has issued a stay-at-home order for the weekend after reporting 26 more confirmed COVID-19 cases. The latest figures bring the total number of cases on the tribe’s reservation, which includes parts of Arizona, New Mexico and...

Pandemic, hunger force thousands into sex work in Mexico

Apr. 09, 2021 21:40 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic have forced former sex workers in Mexico back into the trade years after they left, made it more dangerous and reduced some to having sex in cars or on sidewalks for lack of available hotels. Claudia, who...

Tunnel collapse nearly led to Mexico City drain explosion

Apr. 09, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities said the collapse of a clandestine tunnel dug to steal gasoline from a government pipeline probably triggered a chain of events that nearly blew up one of the few outlets for moving water out of the closed and flood-prone Mexico City valley. ...

Mexico's vaccine campaign faces problems, successes

Apr. 06, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president lashed out Tuesday at criticism of the country’s coronavirus vaccination effort, dismissing a pair of scandals as the work of conservative opponents or grumpy “elderly people who go grumbling because they don’t like to be vaccinated.” ...

Mexico's president now says he won't get COVID-19 vaccine

Apr. 05, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president said Monday he won’t get a COVID-19 vaccine because his doctors told him he still has a high level of antibodies from when he was infected in January. “I have sufficient levels of antibodies and right now it isn’t...

Mexico Good Friday re-enactment another victim of pandemic

Apr. 02, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Cerro de Estrella was a barren hilltop of sun-faded grass with three towering but empty wooden crosses on Good Friday, a day when for nearly all of the past 176 years it would have been crowded with multitudes of people witnessing a reenactment of the Passion of...

Mexican soldiers accused in 2014 massacre re-arrested

Apr. 01, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Seven Mexican soldiers who were accused in the 2014 army killings of 22 drug cartel suspects but later freed have been re-arrested, a human rights group confirmed Thursday. The newspaper El Universal reported Thursday that three of the seven are in...

Mexican electoral court: President can't praise achievements

Mar. 31, 2021 21:50 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s electoral tribunal ruled Wednesday that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador cannot talk about his administration’s achievements during the campaign leading up to June 6 mid-term elections. The court’s ruling places the president in...

In quieter Mexico City, rare bats make an appearance

Mar. 31, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — At a Mexico City university campus, researchers are stringing mesh nets between trees, hoping to capture evidence that a rare bat has begun visiting its favorite plants in this metropolis of 9 million. The National Autonomous University’s botanical...