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Mexico's presidential candidates promise security or continuity as campaigns officially begin

Mar. 01, 2024 21:39 PM EST

IRAPUATO, Mexico (AP) — Tens of thousands of people packed a stadium in a violence-torn western Mexico state while even more did so in Mexico City's central square Friday as the country's leading presidential candidates officially kicked off their campaigns with promises of greater security and...

4 soldiers killed in 'trap' in central Mexico, president says

Mar. 01, 2024 13:25 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An improvised explosive device killed at least four soldiers in what President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday was a “trap” likely set by a drug cartel. The soldiers were killed Thursday on the outskirts of the city of Aguililla in the embattled...

Mexico is about to have its biggest election ever. Here's what to know

Mar. 01, 2024 10:42 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Campaigning formally starts on Friday for the biggest election in Mexico's history. Voters will choose the president, along with the winners of 628 seats in Congress and thousands of local positions. Elections will occur in all 32 jurisdictions, with more than...

Migration through the Darien Gap is cut off following the capture of boat captains in Colombia

Feb. 29, 2024 15:55 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The flow of thousands of migrants daily through the treacherous migratory highway, the Darien Gap, has been cut off following the capture of a number of boat captains who had been ferrying the migrants to the starting point of their jungle trek. The stoppage...

Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano erupts 13 times in past day, prompting airport delays

Feb. 28, 2024 14:31 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s National Disaster Prevention Center said Wednesday the Popocatépetl volcano, located just 50 miles from the country's capital, has erupted 13 times in the past day and urged people to not try to climb it due to debris shooting out of the crater. ...

Mexican president slams YouTube for taking down his video that shared a journalist's phone number

Feb. 26, 2024 15:17 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president again lashed out at social media platform YouTube on Monday for taking down part of his daily news briefing where he revealed a reporter’s phone number. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said the platform in Mexico “has been taken...

Suspected illegal loggers kill 3 forest rangers on patrol in a forest in central Mexico

Feb. 26, 2024 10:15 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Suspected illegal loggers shot and killed three forest rangers on patrol and wounded a fourth in central Mexico, near the slopes of the Iztaccihuatl volcano. Police in the central state of Puebla, east of Mexico City, said late Sunday that the killings took...

At least 10 people killed in road crash in north-central Mexico, officials say

Feb. 24, 2024 17:22 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — At least 10 people died Saturday from a crash between a tractor-trailer and a pick-up truck carrying passengers in north-central Mexico, authorities said. The accident occurred in the state of San Luis Potosí, northwest of Mexico City, according to the...

Mexican church officials have helped arrange a truce between 2 warring drug cartels

Feb. 23, 2024 22:19 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Roman Catholic churchmen have helped arrange a truce between two warring drug cartels whose turf wars have blooded the state of Guerrero in southern Mexico, a priest said Thursday. It is the latest in a series of attempts by bishops and priests to get cartels to...

Mexican president defends disclosing a reporter's phone number, saying the law doesn't apply to him

Feb. 23, 2024 17:14 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president on Friday defended his decision to disclose a reporter’s telephone number, saying a law that prohibits officials from releasing personal information doesn’t apply to him. Press freedom groups said the president's decision to make public...