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Death toll in Mexico migrant bus crash rises to 7

May. 26, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities said Thursday that the death toll in a bus crash in northern Mexico has risen to seven. All of the dead and the 24 injured were migrants. One of those killed was a pregnant woman, and two of the injured were minors. No nationalities...

6 migrants die, 25 injured in Mexico bus crash

May. 25, 2022 19:40 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in northern Mexico said Wednesday that six migrants were killed and 25 were injured after a bus they were riding in plunged through a guardrail and down an embankment. It was the latest in a series of deadly crashes and drownings of migrants in the...

Mexico: If raped, minors can abort without parents' consent

May. 24, 2022 21:52 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that an underage girl can get an abortion without parental consent if she had been raped. The court ruled that it was not necessary to have filed a crime report about the rape; the victim only has to swear she was raped. ...

Ukrainian refugee camp in Mexico's capital to close

May. 24, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Organizers of a camp for Ukrainian refugees who had traveled to Mexico said Tuesday they will soon close it and discouraged Ukrainians still in Europe from traveling to Mexico as they try to enter the United States. Some 1,000 Ukrainians passed through the camp...

Monarch butterfly numbers in Mexico rise by 35%

May. 24, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican experts said Monday that 35% more monarch butterflies arrived this year to spend the winter in mountaintop forests, compared to the previous season. Experts say the rise may reflect the butterflies’ ability to adapt to more extreme bouts of heat or...

US to ease a few economic sanctions against Venezuela

May. 17, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United States government is moving to ease a few economic sanctions on Venezuela in a gesture meant to encourage resumed negotiations between the U.S.-backed opposition and the government of President Nicolás Maduro. The limited changes will allow...

Pricey tortillas: LatAm's poor struggle to afford staples

May. 13, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — No item is more essential to Mexican dinner tables than the corn tortilla. But the burst of inflation that is engulfing Latin America and the rest of the world means that people like Alicia García, a cleaner at a restaurant in Mexico City, have had to cut back. ...

Severe storms blamed for 3 deaths in South Dakota, Minnesota

May. 13, 2022 13:17 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Strong winds and a tornado caused widespread damage in parts of the Midwest, where officials said another round of severe weather during a stormy week left three more people dead. In Minnesota, a grain bin fell onto a car Thursday and killed a passenger...

As others are blocked, Colombians reach US through Mexico

May. 12, 2022 11:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When his cellphone and computer accessories business was hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, Alvaro started thinking about leaving Colombia for the U.S. The 55-year-old, who said he also faced discrimination in Colombia for his sexual orientation, learned this year...

2 journalists killed in Mexico; 10th and 11th of the year

May. 09, 2022 20:55 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Just as Mexican journalists prepared to protest the killing of a journalist last week, word came Monday that two more were shot to death in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, raising to 11 the number of such killings in the country this year. The Veracruz State...