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AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

Jan. 27, 2023 00:13 AM EST

Jan. 20-26, 2023 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was curated by AP photo editor Leslie Mazoch in Mexico City. Follow AP visual journalism: ...

Mexico finds 57 adolescent migrants crammed into truck

Jan. 26, 2023 23:51 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican immigration authorities said they found 57 Guatemalan adolescents packed into a trailer on a highway near the U.S. border Thursday. The National Immigration Institute said the 43 boys and 14 girls were crammed into the truck’s trailer, along with eight...

Mexico confirms US resident was among 4 killed in Zacatecas

Jan. 25, 2023 17:12 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in north-central Mexico on Wednesday confirmed that a U.S. resident was among four people who were killed in the state of Zacatecas around Christmas. The state prosecutors office confirmed the identity of the man as José Melesio Gutiérrez. ...

Mexico issues alert over social media tranquilizer craze

Jan. 25, 2023 16:18 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Health authorities in Mexico issued an alert Wednesday over an internet “challenge” in which groups of students at three schools in Mexico have taken tranquilizers vying to see who can stay awake longer. The Health Department called on the public to report...

Mexico court: army doesn't have to tell police about arrests

Jan. 24, 2023 19:46 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the armed forces do not have to advise civilian police when they make an arrest. The issue is a sensitive one, because Mexico’s military is supposed to be participating in civilian law enforcement only to...

Mexico's former safety chief goes on trial in US drug case

Jan. 23, 2023 18:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Shielded by anonymity and extra security, jurors got their first look Monday at a rare U.S. trial of a former cabinet-level Mexican official charged with taking bribes to aid drug traffickers he was supposed to be neutralizing. After blowing a kiss to his wife and...

US alert as Cancun taxi drivers block road, harass Uber cars

Jan. 23, 2023 16:45 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. State Department issued a travel advisory for Mexico’s resort-studded Caribbean coast Monday after medallion taxi drivers started harassing and attacking drivers from the ride-hailing app Uber and their clients. Taxi drivers even blocked one of the...

AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

Jan. 20, 2023 09:23 AM EST

Jan. 13-19, 2023 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was curated by AP photo editor Tomas Stargardter in Mexico City. Follow AP visual journalism: ...

2nd Mexican school hit by tranquilizer craze

Jan. 19, 2023 16:12 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The second school in as many days was hit Thursday by the mass ingestion of tranquilizer pills that may be linked to a social media “challenge.” Mexico City police said eight students at a middle school had been treated by paramedics after swallowing a...

US hands over to Mexico suspect in missing students case

Jan. 19, 2023 14:24 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — U.S. authorities handed over a key suspect in the 2014 disappearance of 43 college students to Mexico, after the man was caught trying to cross the border Dec. 20 without proper documents. Mexico’s National Immigration Institute identified the man only by his...