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Failed raid against El Chapo's son leaves 8 dead in Mexico

Oct. 18, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) — Mexican security forces aborted an attempt to capture a son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman after finding themselves outgunned in a ferocious shootout with cartel henchmen that left at least eight people dead and more than 20 wounded, authorities said Friday. The...

AP Explains: A look at Mexico's security strategy

Oct. 18, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A display of armed might by a drug cartel forced Mexican authorities to abandon an attempt to arrest a son of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzman, leading Mexicans to question President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's security strategy and ask who really runs parts of the country....

Mexico breaks ground on new airport project outside capital

Oct. 17, 2019 9:40 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico broke ground Thursday on a project to supplement the capital's overtaxed international airport, finally making headway on a controversial alternative to another, equally controversial one that was scrapped last year after being about a third built. Bulldozers cleared earth at the...

Mexico's indigenous Lacandon battle settlers over rainforest

Oct. 11, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The few remaining indigenous Lacandon are locked in a struggle to protect their ancestral home: the last pocket of tropical rainforest in North America. There are only about 1,500 Lacandones left, scattered in a handful of settlements across the 1,280 square miles ...

Thousands mourn Mexican singer José José at homage

Oct. 9, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Thousands of people lined major boulevards Wednesday to catch a glimpse of the hearse bearing the ashes of singer José José, who was memorialized in a tribute at the majestic Palace of Fine Arts and a Mass at one of Latin America's most important Roman Catholic shrines. The...

Once wealthy Mexican state plagued by killings, extortion

Oct. 9, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Business and church leaders say they are being hit by a wave of extortion demands by criminal gangs in Mexico's north-central state of Guanajuato, which was recently considered a Mexican success story for attracting high-tech manufacturing investment, including five auto assembly plants....

Mexico's 'AMLO' lobbies US Democrats on ratifying trade deal

Oct. 8, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and other top officials met Tuesday in Mexico City with a U.S. congressional delegation to lobby for U.S. approval of a pending trade agreement between the two countries and Canada. López Obrador said he expressed the same sentiment in...

Mexico to pay homage to late crooner José José on Wednesday

Oct. 7, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government says the late crooner José José will be feted at a homage at Mexico City*s Palace of Fine Arts on Wednesday. The Department of Culture said in a Monday night statement that the program will include participation by the National Symphonic Orquestra and...

Mexico City cabbies block traffic to protest rideshare apps

Oct. 7, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Thousands of medallion taxi drivers parked their pink-and-white cabs to block major Mexico City thoroughfares for hours Monday in protest of ride-hailing apps such as Uber, causing long delays for motorists. Taxi drivers say they have to comply with requirements for licensing, tax,...

Star Mexican crooner's cremation halted in Miami over fight

Oct. 7, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The posthumous homecoming ceremony for crooner José José in his native Mexico is caught up in a family conflict over the singer's remains that are still in Miami, where he lived for decades. José Joel Sosa said on Monday that he and his sister halted their father's cremation...