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Mexican church pre-Hispanic paintings suggest negotiation

Oct. 07, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

TEPOZTLAN, Mexico (AP) — Indigenous symbols found painted next to Roman Catholic motifs at a 1550s-era convent near Mexico City suggest Spanish priests negotiated with Indigenous leaders in the first years after the conquest, experts said Friday. The popular belief has long been...

Attackers kill 18 in attack on city hall in southern Mexico

Oct. 05, 2022 23:52 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Attackers gunned down a mayor, his father and 16 other people in the southern Mexico state of Guerrero on Wednesday, authorities said. State Attorney General Sandra Luz Valdovinos told Milenio television late Wednesday that 18 people were killed and two were...

Mother of missing Mexico woman killed, 4th since early 2021

Oct. 04, 2022 23:17 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Yet another mother searching for her disappeared child has been killed in Mexico, the fourth murder of a volunteer search activist in Mexico since the start of 2021. Activists said Tuesday the victim was Esmeralda Gallardo, who led efforts to find her missing...

Mexican government considering army-run airline

Oct. 04, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president said Tuesday his government is analyzing the creation of a state-owned, army-run airline that would fly 10 leased airplanes as well as the former presidential jet. The unusual plan would further boost the army's increasing economic role in...

Indigenous wall paintings uncovered at Mexican convent

Oct. 03, 2022 18:01 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Indigenous symbols like a feather headdress, an axe and a shield have been found under layers of lime plaster at open-air chapels in a convent just south of Mexico City, experts announced Monday. The finds suggest Spanish priests not only altered their church...

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...

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...

6.8 magnitude earthquake shakes Mexico, 2 dead

Sep. 22, 2022 11:26 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...

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...

Mexico's earthquake coincidence drives anxiety for many

Sep. 20, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As the parents of children killed when a school collapsed during Mexico’s 2017 earthquake celebrated a Mass in their memory, the ground began to shake again. “No, not again! My God, not again!” they shouted when a magnitude 7.6 earthquake rattled the...