Latest Mexico News

Some asylum seekers forced to wait in Mexico help each other

Jul. 20, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

SAN LUIS RIO COLORADO, Mexico (AP) — A small group of asylum seekers sit under a canopy on the side of a road leading into the United States, chatting to pass the time as a blazing desert sun pushes the heat into triple digits and fumes roll in from dozens of cars lined up to cross the U.S.-Mexico border....

Salvation Army closes shelter in Yuma due to fewer migrants

Jul. 20, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — A drop in the number of Central American migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in the Yuma area has prompted the Salvation Army to use hotel rooms instead of operating a shelter. Capt. Jeff Breazeale told the Yuma Sun that the Salvation Army continues to provide services but is saving...

US to send asylum seekers back to dangerous part of Mexico

Jul. 19, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government on Friday expanded its requirement that asylum seekers wait outside the country to a part of the Texas Rio Grande Valley across from one of Mexico's most dangerous cities. The Department of Homeland Security said that it would implement its Migrant Protection Protocols in...

Thieves stage armed robbery at Mexico's ex-first lady's home

Jul. 19, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A gang of at least seven gunmen burst into the Mexico City home of former first lady Angelica Rivera and forced employees to hand over valuables. The city prosecutor's office said Friday that guards managed to shoot one of the robbers in the leg and also caught another. Prosecutors say...

Harbaugh, Michigan looking to play game outside US

Jul. 19, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Michigan hasn't played a game outside the United States in more than a century but coach Jim Harbaugh said that will change soon. Asked about the possibility of playing a game in Mexico, Harbaugh tipped an upcoming international date. "We're close to announcing playing a team on foreign...

Bedbugs, bad food at Mexico migrant detention center

Jul. 19, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's National Human Rights Commission says a migrant detention center in the capital suffers from bedbugs, bad food and overcrowding. The governmental commission on Friday said the issues were pointed out more than a year ago and still haven't been resolved. It also said the Las...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Jul. 19, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. People in Puerto Rico took to the streets to demand that Gov. Ricardo Rossello resign after the leak of online chats that showed him making...

Mexico attends thousands of unaccompanied migrant minors

Jul. 18, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's National Migration Institute says child protection officials have assisted since December more than 10,000 unaccompanied minors, most of them from Central America. The institute shared images online Thursday of child protection workers painting with grade school age children,...

Homeland Security chief: Family border separations are down

Jul. 18, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Trump administration official said Thursday the number of family separations at the border has fallen since last summer's zero tolerance policy, and they are done only for compelling reasons. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said fewer than 1,000 children have been...

The Latest: Customs head says asylum policy being rolled out

Jul. 18, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local): 7:45 p.m. The acting head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the Trump administration's new policy banning most asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border is being rolled out as a pilot program. Mark Morgan...