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Mexico leader says he talked with Trump about migrants, jobs

Dec. 12, 2018 9:23 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he spoke by telephone Wednesday with U.S. President Donald Trump about migration and job creation. The issue came to the fore last month when a caravan of about 7,000 migrants arrived in the border city of Tijuana and some...

Popular Bulls visit Mexico amid reports of turmoil

Dec. 12, 2018 9:13 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican fans have waited a lifetime for the opportunity to watch their favorite team, the Chicago Bulls, in their homeland. But hardly anyone envisioned that they'd get to see the current version of the team that will face the Orlando Magic on Thursday night amid reports of turmoil in...

UN group slams Mexican plan to hold more suspects pending

Dec. 12, 2018 8:53 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A U.N. rights group is criticizing a proposal by Mexico's leftist Morena party to broaden the list of charges that require suspects be jailed while on trial. The bill passed last week by Mexico's Senate adds four crimes to those considered so serious that suspects can't be released on...

Mexico raids lab producing fentanyl in capital

Dec. 12, 2018 6:08 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Federal agents said Wednesday that they detained four people in a raid on a clandestine lab that apparently produced the synthetic opioid fentanyl in Mexico City. Only a few such labs have been detected in Mexico in recent years, though Mexico is one of the main suppliers of the deadly...

Nicaraguan lawmakers go after allegedly anti-government NGOs

Dec. 12, 2018 5:45 PM EST

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — President Daniel Ortega's allies in Nicaragua's legislature are canceling the legal status of non-governmental groups identified as supporting months-long opposition protests. In the past two weeks, Ortega's Sandinista party, which controls 70 of the 92 votes in the National...

NFL to play 4 games in London, 1 in Mexico City in 2019

Dec. 12, 2018 4:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL will stage four games in London and one in Mexico City next season, with the Jaguars, Chargers, Rams, Raiders and Buccaneers serving as hosts. When the games will be played and who the opponents will be won't be announce until the spring, when the league schedule for 2019 is...

Sewage from Mexico spill flows north into California waters

Dec. 12, 2018 4:08 PM EST

IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Millions of gallons of raw sewage has spilled into Mexico's Tijuana River and is flowing north into California, fouling beaches in San Diego County, where swimmers and surfers were urged to stay out of the ocean. If the spill that began late Monday continues unabated, it could...

Mexican president starts process to scrap education reforms

Dec. 12, 2018 1:45 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador signed an initiative Wednesday that would cancel the controversial education reforms of his predecessor and announced plans to vastly expand free university education. Cancellation of the reform was one of Lopez Obrador's most oft-repeated...

AP PHOTOS: AP photojournalist portrays volcano's devastation

Dec. 12, 2018 12:00 AM EST

SAN MIGUEL LOS LOTES, Guatemala (AP) — They call it the Volcano of Fire, one of the most active volcanoes in the Americas, frequently spewing ash and gas across a swath of Guatemala west of the capital. On June 3, the mountain erupted with a fury not seen in more than a century, exploding with 1,300-degree...

Mexico passes law restructuring Attorney General's Office

Dec. 11, 2018 11:06 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The lower house of Mexico's Congress has passed legislation aimed at restructuring the Attorney General's Office amid a growing wave of homicides in the country. The bill must still be signed into law by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Lopez Obrador's Morena party backed the...