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Mexican police find 75 migrants in border town safe house

Aug. 20, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican federal police have found 75 Central American migrants hidden at a safe house in a border town outside Reynosa, across the border from McAllen, Texas. The migrants included 26 minors. Most were from Honduras, with fewer numbers from Guatemala and El Salvador and two from...

US official calls tent court for asylum seekers 'impressive'

Aug. 20, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — A top U.S. immigration official says the South Texas tent courtrooms where thousands of migrants forced to wait in Mexico will be given asylum hearings by video are "very impressive." U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services acting director Ken Cuccinelli spoke to reporters Tuesday,...

Mexico reporter recovers after being punched on camera

Aug. 20, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A television reporter was recovering from surgery Tuesday after a man punched him on camera during a protest last week in Mexico City. Reporter Juan Manuel Jiménez was covering a protest over violence against women when a young man blindsided him with a punch to the head....

US to play Cuba in new Nations League at Washington, DC

Aug. 19, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The United States' home game against Cuba in the first CONCACAF Nations League will be played at Audi Field in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 11. The site was announced Monday by the U.S. Soccer Federation, which has yet to say where the Nov. 15 home match against Canada will be played. As part...

Zapatista rebels extend control over areas in south Mexico

Aug. 19, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Zapatista indigenous rebel group announced that it is extending its control over so-called "autonomous" zones to 11 more areas in the southern state of Chiapas. The Zapatistas do not hide their dislike of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, but when he was asked...

Florida's iconic palm trees threatened by invasive disease

Aug. 19, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's iconic palm trees are under attack from a fatal disease that turns them to dried crisps in months, with no chance for recovery once they become ill. Spread by a rice-sized, plant-hopping insect, lethal bronzing has gone from a small infestation on Florida's Gulf Coast to a...

Mexico City assesses monument damage after anti-rape march

Aug. 18, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Workers erected a wooden wall around Mexico City's iconic Angel of Independence monument Saturday after feminists defaced it with graffiti during a raucous protest over a string of alleged rapes by police. The disorder Friday night erupted as part of protests that arose this week over a...

Mexico is busing asylum-seeking migrants to southern border

Aug. 16, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government said Friday it is busing migrants who have applied for asylum in the United States to the southern Mexico state of Chiapas. About 30,000 migrants have been sent back to northern Mexican border cities to await U.S. asylum hearings under a policy known as "Remain in...

Women in Mexico City protest against alleged police rapes

Aug. 16, 2019 10:51 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hundreds of women wielding pink spray paint and smoke demonstrated Friday night in downtown Mexico City to protest against a string of alleged sexual attacks by police officers. They chanted "Rapist police!" and "My friends protect me, you don't!" and some trashed a bus station, breaking...

Boxing great "Mantequilla" Napoles dies at 79

Aug. 16, 2019 10:35 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Jose "Mantequilla" Napoles, the Hall of Famer Mexican boxer who was a two-time welterweight world champion, has died. He was 79. The World Boxing Council said Friday that Napoles died in his home in Mexico City "with his children and grandchildren at his bedside". Napoles, who was...