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Nicaragua police investigating bishop critical of government

Aug. 05, 2022 22:33 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nicaragua’s police said Friday they have begun an investigation against a Roman Catholic bishop who has been an outspoken critic of President Daniel Ortega’s government. They accused Bishop Rolando Álvarez, leader of the Matagalpa diocese, of allegedly...

Man sentenced for 1987 double killing in California

Aug. 05, 2022 20:55 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Southern California man who fled to Mexico after killing two people in 1987 following an argument over beer at a child's birthday party was sentenced Friday to 34 years to life in prison. Jose Solorio, 62, was sentenced in San Diego Superior...

Police kill 13 in north-central Mexico after agent slain

Aug. 05, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — State police in north-central Mexico killed 13 alleged gang members in a shootout the same day they captured four people burying one of their officers and a relative, authorities said Friday. The San Luis Potosi state security agency said in a statement the clash...

Efforts continue to reach 10 miners northern Mexico

Aug. 05, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

SABINAS, Mexico (AP) — Round-the-clock pumping slightly lowered the level of water inside the flooded shafts of a coal mine where 10 miners were trapped in northern Mexico, but two days after a collapse it remained too high for anyone to attempt a rescue, authorities said Friday. ...

US pauses plans for new border walls at oceanfront park

Aug. 04, 2022 20:35 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday agreed to pause plans for a double border wall that critics say would effectively destroy a 51-year-old oceanfront park that symbolizes friendship between the United States and Mexico. U.S. Customs and Border Protection...

Concern that Nicaragua repression could be "model" in region

Aug. 04, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega’s government has closed seven radio stations owned by the Roman Catholic church this week, as well as two other outlets serving the largely rural northern area with a history of opposition to his Sandinista National Liberation Front party. ...

Efforts intensify to reach 10 trapped coal miners in Mexico

Aug. 04, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

SABINAS, Mexico (AP) — Efforts to rescue 10 miners trapped in a collapsed and flooded coal mine in northern Mexico intensified Thursday with hundreds of people involved in the operation, authorities said. The collapse occurred after the miners breached a neighboring area filled...

Guatemalan journalist calls charges against him a 'set-up'

Aug. 03, 2022 21:57 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A prominent Guatemalan journalist’s initial hearing before a judge was suspended Wednesday when the judge announced that the defendant’s lawyers were also targets of the government’s investigation. Following the hearing, José Rubén Zamora, president of...

9 coal miners trapped after collapse in northern Mexico

Aug. 03, 2022 21:20 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A cave-in at a coal mine in northern Mexico trapped nine miners Wednesday, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said. The president tweeted that the accident happened in the town of Sabinas in the border state of Coahuila. He said 92 soldiers, specialists and...

Journalist, 3 others killed in Mexico; 13th this year

Aug. 03, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A journalist was among four people killed inside a beer shop in central Mexico, the 13th media worker killed in the country this year. San Luis de la Paz Mayor Luis Sánchez said Ernesto Méndez, director of the news site Tu Voz, or Your Voice, was with four...