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Nicaraguan forces violently retake symbolic city

Jul. 17, 2018 11:23 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan police and armed pro-government civilians on Tuesday laid siege to and then retook a symbolically important neighborhood that had recently become a center of resistance to President Daniel Ortega's government. Government forces began advancing on Masaya's Monimbo...

Man sentenced for deadly California human smuggling attempt

Jul. 17, 2018 8:45 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A human smuggler been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison for his role in a smuggling attempt that left two people dead near the California border with Mexico. Jorge Luis Martinez-Hernandez of Mexico was sentenced Monday in San Diego. He pleaded guilty in April to...

US announces drug charges against Honduran congressman

Jul. 17, 2018 6:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities in New York filed charges against a Honduran congressman accused of being a member of a violent drug trafficking organization responsible for shipping loads of cocaine into the United States. Midence Oqueli Martinez Turcios helped the Cachiros drug gang import hundreds...

Mexicans mob 'AMLO' HQ seeking help for matters big or small

Jul. 17, 2018 11:22 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Each morning hundreds of Mexicans crowd at the gates of 216 Chihuahua Street in the capital, home to the white, two-story building that served as President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's campaign headquarters. They bear handwritten notes, medical records, retirement papers and other...

US challenges China, EU and others at WTO over steel tariffs

Jul. 16, 2018 5:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday brought cases against China, the European Union, Canada, Mexico and Turkey at the World Trade Organization for retaliating against American tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. The United States has imposed tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10...

Funeral home attack leaves 5 dead, 9 wounded in Mexico

Jul. 16, 2018 4:49 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Gunmen burst into a funeral home in Mexico and attacked mourners, killing five people and wounding 17. The victims were gathered in Fresnillo in the north-central state of Zacatecas on Sunday for a funeral service for a man killed in a shooting at a local bar the day before. The...

Mexican president-elect slashes his own salary

Jul. 15, 2018 8:13 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Sunday he plans to earn less than half of what his predecessor makes when he takes office in December as part of an austerity push in government. "What we want is for the budget to reach everybody," he told reporters in front of...

Mexican drug cartel leader set for federal trial

Jul. 15, 2018 12:08 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — A 38-year-old man authorities describe as a former leader of the Zetas drug cartel in Mexico is scheduled for a federal court trial starting Monday in Waco on charges of conspiracy to traffic drugs inland through South Texas, conspiracy to possess firearms and laundering millions of...

US trade, immigration and biofuel policies hit farmers hard

Jul. 15, 2018 12:07 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Even before the specter of a trade war with China and other countries threatened to cost them billions of dollars, American farmers were feeling the squeeze from fluctuating crop prices and other factors that have halved their overall income in recent years. The threat of...

The Latest: Mexico's next leader delivers plan to Pompeo

Jul. 14, 2018 3:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Cabinet-level delegation's meetings with officials in Mexico City (all times EDT): 4:15 p.m. Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has given a high-level U.S. delegation a proposal for how the two countries can work...