Latest Mexico City News

'Everybody cries here': Hope and despair in Mexican shelter

Sep. 19, 2019 12:32 AM EDT

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Long after midnight, when the heat has finally relented and the walled courtyard is scattered with men sleeping in the open, someone begins to sob. The sound is quiet, muffled. The only light comes from streetlights shimmering above the razor wire. It's impossible to see who is...

Mexico's Interjet grounds 2 workers after 'bomb' comment

Sep. 18, 2019 11:34 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican airline Interjet said Wednesday it suspended two employees after a woman identified as a pilot suggested on social media that a bomb should blow up the capital's main square during Independence Day celebrations. In a brief statement, Interjet said the workers had been grounded...

4 killed in Mexico City shooting; 3 women, 1 child injured

Sep. 18, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City prosecutors say a woman and a 14 year old boy are among four people under arrest for allegedly shooting at a house in a gritty downtown neighborhood, killing four men and wounding three women and a 7-year-old girl. The prosecutors' office says the shooting happened before...

Mexico celebrates its independence with iconic chile dish

Sep. 16, 2019 4:00 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The first bite of chiles en nogada, a traditional Mexican dish eaten around the country's independence celebrations, sends a shiver. The salty skin of the poblano chile crunches, the pomegranate seeds that dot it explode between your teeth and the flavors combine to dance in the mouth....

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Sep. 13, 2019 12:07 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. Political chaos reigned in Haiti as a vote over ratifying Fritz William Michel as prime minister paralyzed parliament. In Brazil, leaders of the...

Under US pressure Mexico shifts immigration policy

Sep. 12, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Under growing pressure from the U.S. government, Mexico's immigration policy has moved from one promising to help migrants to another characterized by militarized enforcement that has support of the country's foreign secretary. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has faced...

Mexico trans women fight for justice as murders unpunished

Sep. 10, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Months after Kenya Cuevas' friend was slain in front of her, a funeral wreath with Cuevas' name on it arrived at her doorstep. The implication was clear: Keep making noise about murdered transgender women and you'll be next. Mexico has become the world's second deadliest country after...

Mexicans march to demand safety and justice for women

Sep. 8, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hundreds of people marched silently in Mexico's capital Sunday to urge justice for women who suffer violence in one of the most dangerous countries to be female, victims who include students murdered by rejected suitors, girls raped before they reach puberty and single mothers who...

AP Explains: Why Mexican Women March Against Gender Violence

Sep. 8, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican women are clamoring for greater safety in one of the most dangerous countries in the world to be a female, and vandalism during recent protests has prompted widespread discussion about how best to draw attention to what many agree is a pressing issue. Hundreds took to the streets...

After drowning, new rules, Mexico City canals see drop-off

Sep. 7, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Dozens of brightly painted boats known as "trajineras" with names like "Victoria" and "Yolanda" idled at the Nativitas dock in Mexico City's famed Xochimilco canals, lashed together with thick ropes. By this time on an early Friday evening, dozens of them should have launched with...