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Mexico accounts for final 'ghost' prisoners at penal colony

Mar. 22, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As they closed down the last island penal colony in the hemisphere after more than a century, Mexican authorities faced a conundrum: they had lost track of 16 inmates registered at the Islas Marias prison. Most were later located at other prisons on the mainland, Francisco Garduno, the...

Suspect in 1998 fatal Texas campus shooting is extradited

Mar. 22, 2019 9:33 AM EDT

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A Mexican national suspected in a fatal 1998 shooting on a college campus in Texas has been extradited to face a capital murder charge. McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez said Thursday that 39-year-old Roberto Ojeda Hernandez arrived in Texas on Wednesday. He was arrested in July...

Mexico launches plan to mark vaquita porpoise reserve

Mar. 21, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government said Thursday it will use buoys to mark the reserve of the world's most endangered marine mammal, in a bid to save the last remaining 10 or so vaquita marina porpoises. The Environment Department promised to provide social programs and jobs for fishing communities...

Cradling children, migrant families cross border in waves

Mar. 21, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — A mother cradled a crying toddler as she waited in line with 20 other women to shower. Dozens of fathers quietly held their children's hands in an enclosure made of chain-link fencing. While these families were held at an overcrowded Border Patrol processing center, a fresh wave of...

Mexico's last penal colony starts new life as nature center

Mar. 21, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

ISLAS MARIAS, Mexico (AP) — It's unclear if Islas Marias ever really worked as a penal colony: The remote Mexican archipelago is battered regularly by hurricanes, and its ramshackle, often century-old installations are sprinkled with the ruins of failed "productive" projects that once aimed to make the...

Migrants encounter snafus with new US asylum policy

Mar. 21, 2019 6:22 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Scheduling glitches led an immigration judge to deny the Trump administration's request to order four Central American migrants deported because they failed to show for initial hearings Wednesday in the U.S. while being forced to wait in Mexico. The judge's refusal was a setback for the...

2 extradited in slaying tied to charity-gone-wrong story

Mar. 20, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore truck driver who blamed his wife's slaying on a case of charity gone wrong was being flown back to Maryland's biggest city on Wednesday along with his daughter to face murder charges in a case that drew international attention. It's been one of the more bizarre real-life crime...

Report: Slain Mexican journalist's widow targeted by spyware

Mar. 20, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The widow of a renowned Mexican journalist murdered two years ago was the target of an attempted spyware attack 10 days after his death, an internet watchdog group reported Wednesday. The Toronto-based Citizen Lab said the attempt to place Pegasus spy software targeted Griselda Triana,...

Mexico president talks US investment with Trump son in law

Mar. 20, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Wednesday that talks with White House senior adviser Jared Kushner have led to advances toward an agreement that would have the U.S. government guarantee some $10 billion in development investments for Mexico and Central America. The...

Asylum seekers waiting in Mexico seek to stay in US

Mar. 19, 2019 11:57 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Several asylum seekers who are being forced to wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. immigration court told a judge Tuesday that they are afraid to return to Mexico as they await their next hearing — a development that introduces a new wrinkle to a major U.S. policy...