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Mexico official says former Pemex chief was sanctioned

May. 23, 2019 9:48 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The head of Mexico's financial intelligence unit says that a former executive at the state-owned oil company who was sanctioned this week by the comptroller's office is Pemex's former director Emilio Lozoya. Santiago Nieto investigates financial crimes at Mexico's finance ministry and he...

Politics, killings stifle wolf recovery amid hefty price tag

May. 23, 2019 1:23 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Illegal killings and longstanding political resistance have undercut the return of two species of endangered wolves to the wild, frustrating government efforts that already cost more than $80 million but have failed to meet recovery targets. The number of red wolves roaming the forests...

Mexico morgue left bodies to rot for 2 years before autopsy

May. 22, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A morgue in western Mexico was so overcrowded and poorly run that some unidentified bodies were left to rot for two years before being autopsied, a report said Wednesday. The Jalisco state human rights commission said that by the time the bodies were autopsied, many no longer had...

Vigilante attacks on the rise in Mexico

May. 22, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Vigilante attacks in which mobs injure or kill people suspected of wrongdoing are increasing in Mexico, the National Human Rights Commission said Wednesday. The government body said there have been 241 such attacks since the start of last year, compared to 162 in the previous three years...

Pregnant woman seeks deportation asylum in Chicago church

May. 22, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A pregnant woman is seeking asylum in a Chicago church after she says she received a deportation order requiring her to leave the U.S. by Thursday. Adilene Marquina, 34, who has a high-risk pregnancy and is afraid to travel back to Mexico, is staying at the Faith, Life and Hope Mission on...

Mexico president says government will help Pemex until 2021

May. 22, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday his government will support the state-owned oil company with all the budget it needs and tax relief until 2021. By then, Petroleos Mexicanos will have recovered its footing, increased production and be able to finance...

Garcia Bernal finds Cannes more relaxing as a director

May. 22, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Gael Garcia Bernal is finding it's a lot more relaxing being at the Cannes Film Festival as a director than as an actor. "As a director everything is done," says Garcia Bernal, whose film "Chicuarotes" is playing as an official selection but out of competition at Cannes. "There's...

Witness: Self-help guru was both a coward and bully

May. 21, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Self-help guru Keith Raniere was a coward during his arrest last year in Mexico on a U.S. sex-trafficking charge and a bully when dealing with a follower who failed to adhere to his twisted code of ethics, a witness testified Tuesday at Raniere's New York City trial. The follower was...

Trump calls for taking up trade pact before infrastructure

May. 21, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told Democratic leaders Tuesday that he believes Congress should first pass a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico before taking up a bill to boost the nation's infrastructure. The president made his request in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate...

Mexico to auction off seized luxury goods to help poor

May. 21, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador hasn't just moved out of the luxurious president's residence, he's using it to auction off seized luxury goods to raise money for poor communities. After he took office Dec. 1, López Obrador stayed in his middle-class...