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Mexico disarms Acapulco police force linked to drug gangs

Sep. 25, 2018 9:52 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in southern Mexico disarmed and placed under investigation the entire police force in the once-glittering resort of Acapulco on Tuesday, claiming the local cops were infiltrated by drug gangs. Officials in Guerrero state issued arrest warrants for two top Acapulco police...

Guatemala again refuses to readmit UN graft investigator

Sep. 25, 2018 7:21 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Guatemala's government reiterated Tuesday that it is refusing to readmit the head of a U.N. commission investigating corruption in the country, including one pending case against President Jimmy Morales. Vice President Jafeth Cabrera said a legal filing had been presented with the...

Tropical Storm Rosa forms off Mexico's Pacific coast

Sep. 25, 2018 12:10 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Rosa has formed off Mexico's Pacific coast, and while it is expected to strengthen, forecasters say it will remain far offshore. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm is located about 385 miles (620 kilometers) southwest of Manzanillo. On Tuesday, Rosa had...

Mexican gov't agency says 1968 massacre was a 'state crime'

Sep. 25, 2018 12:02 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — For the first time, a Mexican government body acknowledged on Monday that the massacre of student protesters at the capital's Plaza of the Three Cultures on Oct. 2, 1968, was a "state crime." Jaime Rochin, head of the Executive Commission for Attention to Victims, said the government...

Mexico: Alleged lookout nabbed in murder of Chiapas reporter

Sep. 24, 2018 7:01 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A man was arrested Monday in the shooting death of a journalist who worked for the newspaper El Heraldo de Chiapas, and authorities were searching for three other people suspected of having ordered the killing. Luis Alberto Sanchez, a homicide prosecutor in the southern state of Chiapas,...

Children's remains found in Mexican mass graves

Sep. 23, 2018 6:45 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tiny pants for a baby no older than 6 months and shiny pink sandals for a toddler are among the personal items that have turned up at mass graves in the Gulf state of Veracruz, driving home the brutality of rising violence in Mexico. Mexican authorities have found remains of children...

Mexico releases images of clothing found in mass grave

Sep. 22, 2018 6:59 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities have released images of clothing from a clandestine mass grave in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz where 174 human skulls were uncovered in recent weeks. The National Commission of Missing Persons on Friday invited relatives of the missing to look at the pictures for...

Mexican officials declare flooding emergency in 3 states

Sep. 21, 2018 11:36 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Federal officials declared emergencies in three northern states Friday as heavy rains from a tropical depression caused flooding that killed at least three people. The Interior Department initially declared a state of emergency for 11 municipalities in Sinaloa state, where the deaths...

Newspaper in southern Mexico says reporter shot to death

Sep. 21, 2018 10:37 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A reporter for the newspaper El Heraldo de Chiapas in southern Mexico was shot to death Friday as he left his home to work on a story, the publication said. El Heraldo said journalist Mario Gomez, 35, was attacked by two men outside his home in Yajalon, a town in a jungle area of Chiapas...

Gunmen kill man, wound 2 inside Acapulco beach restaurant

Sep. 21, 2018 8:09 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials say gunmen targeted a man at a restaurant on one of Acapulco's most popular beaches, killing the customer and wounding two other people. Guerrero state security spokesman Roberto Alvarez Heredia says the attackers stopped in a car outside the restaurant and fired at a...