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Stage collapse at a campaign rally in northern Mexico kills at least 9 people and injures 121

May. 23, 2024 12:25 PM EDT

SAN PEDRO GARZA GARCIA, Mexico (AP) — The collapse of a stage in heavy winds at a campaign rally in northern Mexico has killed at least nine people, including a child, and injured 121, the governor of Nuevo Leon state said Thursday. The collapse occurred during an event Wednesday...

Top UN court declines to issue preliminary orders in Mexico-Ecuador dispute over Quito embassy raid

May. 23, 2024 10:40 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The top United Nations court declined Thursday to issue an immediate order for Ecuador to protect Mexican diplomatic property following the storming of Mexico's embassy in Quito to arrest a former vice president. International Court of Justice...

She trails the ruling party's candidate to be Mexican leader. Visiting her hometown helps show why

May. 23, 2024 10:05 AM EDT

TEPATEPEC, Mexico (AP) — She sold snacks in a small town in central Mexico as a girl and rose to national politics with a biography that could help take her to the heights of power, she hoped. But polls are showing Xóchitl Gálvez trailing the ruling party's candidate in the June...

Mexican president says high wind toppled a stage at a candidate's campaign rally, killing 4 people and injuring 15

May. 22, 2024 23:52 PM EDT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican president says high wind toppled a stage at a candidate's campaign rally, killing 4 people and injuring 15.

Mexico's presidential front-runner walks a thin, tense line in following outgoing populist

May. 22, 2024 11:18 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As she runs to replace outgoing President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Claudia Sheinbaum is struggling to construct her own image, leaving many wondering whether she can escape the shadow of the larger-than-life incumbent. The former Mexico City mayor and...

Mexico presidential candidates offer little detail to address country's violence in final debate

May. 20, 2024 04:28 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Less than two weeks from national elections, opposition presidential candidate Xóchitl Gálvez hit away on security, one of Mexico's most stubborn challenges, in her final debate Sunday night with governing party candidate Claudia Sheinbaum. Sheinbaum, the...

Wave of electoral violence in southern Mexico claims 14 lives in matter of days

May. 19, 2024 18:27 PM EDT

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Attacks on political candidates in Mexico's violence-torn southern state of Chiapas have left at least 14 people dead in recent days, local authorities and candidates said Sunday. The latest attack early Sunday targeted the car driving Nicolás Noriega, who...

A mayoral candidate and 5 other people killed in gunfire at a campaign rally in southern Mexico

May. 17, 2024 21:12 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A mayoral candidate and five other people were killed when gunmen opened fire at a campaign rally in the violence-wracked southern Mexico state of Chiapas, officials said. State prosecutors said a young girl was among the six people killed in the gunfire late...

Mexican and Guatemalan presidents meet at border to discuss migration, security and development

May. 17, 2024 14:40 PM EDT

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Guatemala President Bernardo Arévalo were meeting Friday in this Mexican border city to tackle issues of shared interest, foremost among them immigration. Arévalo, who took office earlier this year, noted...

Mexico's cartel violence haunts civilians as the June 2 election approaches

May. 17, 2024 11:28 AM EDT

HUITZILAC, Mexico (AP) — Tailed by trucks of heavily armed soldiers, four caskets floated on a sea of hundreds of mourners. Neighbors peered nervously from their homes as the crowd pushed past shuttered businesses, empty streets and political campaign posters plastering the small Mexican town of...