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EXPLAINER: Mexican army's role in students' disappearance

Sep. 25, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican army's role in the disappearance of 43 college students, its participation in covering up the facts and its alleged links to organized crime are now at the center of a case that has shaken the nation. The government's Truth Commission declared the incident a...

Biden vows US won't walk away from storm-struck Puerto Rico

Sep. 22, 2022 23:14 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, Puerto Rico (AP) — President Joe Biden said Thursday the full force of the federal government is ready to help Puerto Rico recover from the devastation of Hurricane Fiona, while Bermuda and Canada's Atlantic provinces prepared for a major blast from the Category 4 storm. ...

Mexico City police injured by explosion at protest

Sep. 22, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An explosion occurred outside Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office on Thursday, injuring police as protesters demonstrating ahead of the anniversary of the 2014 disappearance of 43 students clashed with officers clad in riot gear. Those injured by the explosion...

Passenger arrested after seen punching a flight attendant

Sep. 22, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A man who was apparently caught on video slugging a flight attendant in the back of the head during an American Airlines flight was arrested after the plane landed in Los Angeles. Authorities charged Alexander Tung Cuu Le on Thursday with interfering with a...

7 killed in landslides in El Salvador after days of rain

Sep. 22, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — At least seven people have been killed in landslides in El Salvador following four days of heavy rains across the country, Civil Defense authorities said Thursday. Two people died in Panchimalco about 11 miles (18 kilometers) south of the capital...

6.8 magnitude earthquake shakes Mexico, 2 dead

Sep. 22, 2022 10:58 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Mexico early Thursday, causing at least two deaths, damaging buildings and setting off landslides. The earthquake struck at 1:19 a.m. near the epicenter of a magnitude 7.6 quake that hit three days earlier in the western...

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has caused buildings to sway in Mexico’s capital

Sep. 22, 2022 02:57 AM EDT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has caused buildings to sway in Mexico’s capital.

Mexico ups protection at pre-Hispanic ceremonial site

Sep. 21, 2022 20:26 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has declared a pre-Hispanic site in the central state of Guanajuato as an archaeological monument zone protecting it from the possibility of encroaching development and expressing a commitment to continue excavating the ancient ruins. The National...

Ex-Honduras first lady sentenced to prison for embezzlement

Sep. 21, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A judge sentenced former Honduran First Lady Rosa Elena Bonilla de Lobo to 14 years in prison Wednesday on corruption charges, the second time Bonilla had been sentenced. Bonilla will be allowed to appeal the sentence within 20 days, court spokesman...

Authorities ID Mexican couple killed in Arizona plane crash

Sep. 21, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

DATELAND, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday identified a Mexican couple who died last week in a fiery crash of a small plane in a desert area near the Arizona-Mexico border. Yuma County Sheriff’s officials said the victims were 61-year-old Ronald Barba and his 47-year-old...