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President Donald Trump greets Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Mexican president's US visit cordial, lacking in substance

Jul. 9, 2020 7:40 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador returned to Mexico on Thursday buoyed by a cordial first encounter with President Donald Trump that successfully distracted from multiple crises at home but produced few tangible results. As they have done since López Obrador took...

President Donald Trump and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador arrive for an event in the Rose Garden at the White House, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump forgoes insults of past, calls Mexico cherished friend

Jul. 8, 2020 7:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, who has denigrated Mexican migrants and threatened the U.S. ally with crippling tariffs, welcomed President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to the White House on Wednesday, called him a cherished partner and claimed the countries' economic and security ties...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Elizabeth Jo Shirley. The West Virginia woman who previously served in the Air Force planned to offer top-secret information from the National Security Agency to the Russian government, prosecutors said Monday, July 6, 2020, in announcing her conviction in federal court. Shirley pleaded guilty as part of a plea agreement. (West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP, File)

Woman pleads guilty in scheme to offer information to Russia

Jul. 6, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman who previously served in the Air Force planned to offer top-secret information from the National Security Agency to the Russian government, prosecutors said Monday in announcing her conviction in federal court. Elizabeth Jo Shirley pleaded guilty as part of a...

Virus fear prompts Mexican town to block road from US border

Jul. 5, 2020 8:40 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Residents of the town of Sonoyta, across from Lukeville, Arizona, briefly blocked the main road leading south from the U.S. border over the weekend over fears of coronavirus outbreaks. Arizona has seen a major upsurge in infections and there were worries about intensified contagion...

David Gonzalez uses a flower to sprinkle holy water onto the grave of his wife, Luz Maria Gonzalez, as they mark the 9th day since her burial in the Municipal Cemetery of Valle de Chalco on the outskirts of Mexico City, Saturday, July 4, 2020. Gonzalez, 56, who had long suffered from asthma, diabetes, and hypertension, died two days after her 29-year-old son, who was hospitalized for breathing problems and a cough before dying of complications said to be related to pneumonia and undiagnosed diabetes. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Mexico's COVID deaths pass 30,000, world's 5th highest total

Jul. 4, 2020 8:31 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico topped 30,000 COVID-19 deaths Saturday, overtaking France as the country with the fifth-highest death toll since the coronavirus outbreak began. Officials reported 523 more confirmed coronavirus deaths for the day, bringing the nation's total to 30,366 for the pandemic. Mexico's...

A waiter hands out disinfectant to customers before entering a Chinese restaurant in downtown Mexico City, Friday, July 3, 2020. Limited reopening of restaurants and other businesses in the capital this week came as new coronavirus cases continued to climb steadily. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Mexico reverses some openings as virus cases continue high

Jul. 3, 2020 9:09 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s coronavirus outbreak rose by about 6,740 newly confirmed cases Friday for a second straight day, while 654 more deaths raised the country's total to 29,843. The number of deaths is the sixth-highest highest in the world, and Mexico is just a few dozen from overtaking...

A waitress at Mexico City's iconic

Mexico reopening uneven, as virus cases continue high

Jul. 1, 2020 9:14 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City’s reopening varied widely Wednesday, with some people wearing face masks and keeping their distance while others jostled in crowded streets. The limited reopening of restaurants and other businesses in the capital came as cases continued to climb steadily. On...

FILE - In this March 23, 2019 file photo, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador throws the first pitch at the inauguration of the Alfredo Harp Helu Stadium, the new home of Los Diablos Rojos baseball team, in Mexico City. Mexican Baseball League announced the cancellation of the 2020 season Wednesday, July 1, the first time in 95 years a whole season had been canceled. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

Mexico cancels baseball season, marathon because of pandemic

Jul. 1, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — For the first time in almost a century, Mexico has cancelled its professional baseball season, the Mexican Baseball League announced Wednesday. And on the same day, organizers announced the cancellation of the Mexico City Telcel Marathon 2020, which had been scheduled for Aug. 30, citing...

Coronavirus patients in various stages of recovery talk inside the women's ward at a COVID-19 hospital inside Military Camp 1, in Naucalpan, Mexico State, part of the Mexico City metropolitan area, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. The hospital is one of more than 100 converted spaces operated by the military to treat COVID-19 patients, but since it opened in May only about half its beds have been occupied. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Despite COVID surge, Mexico avoids overwhelmed hospitals

Jul. 1, 2020 12:20 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a Mexican army barracks, hospital beds have replaced bunks. Oxygen tanks fill the room that held assault rifles. The building that previously housed soldiers between missions to eradicate opium poppy crops is now outfitted for up to 100 patients infected with the coronavirus. The...

Mexico re-brands 1520 Spanish defeat as 'Victorious Night'

Jun. 30, 2020 11:11 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Officials in Mexico City held a small ceremony and unveiled a plaque Tuesday to re-brand the way the 1520 defeat of Spanish conquistadores in Mexico's capital has been remembered. For centuries, Mexicans called June 30, 1520 “La Noche Triste,” or the “Sad...