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Agriculture workers risk safety and health during pandemic

Sep. 26, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Pedro Cabrera Flores, 70, had spent the past eight summers packing green beans into cans in Gillett, Wisconsin. In order to be hired again, he had to complete the season, but, in August, he decided to quit his job because he felt unsafe, he said. New workers were not being tested for...

Farmers stand at La Boquilla Dam, where they wrested control on Tuesday from National Guard troops in order to close the valves and reduce the flow of water toward the United States, in Chihuahua State, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. Tuesday's clash between hundreds of farmers and National Guard troops was the latest flashpoint in a months-long conflict over the Mexican government's attempts to pay off its water debt with the United States over objections of local farmers. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)

Mexico wants to pay US water debt, stay out of US election

Sep. 25, 2020 4:55 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president called on politicians and angry farmers in northern Mexico Friday to allow the country to pay its water debt to the United States, noting he does not want Mexico to become an issue in the U.S. elections. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that...

2 men charged in migrant smuggling, ransom scheme

Sep. 25, 2020 5:16 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Two men face federal charges in South Florida for their part in a migrant smuggling operation that involved kidnapping and torturing Cubans and extorting money from victims’ family members, authorities said. Reynaldo Marquez Crespo, 41, and Jancer Sergio Ramos Valdes, 33, made their...

Students, joined by relatives of the 43 missing students from the Rural Normal School of Ayotzinapa, stand outside the Supreme Court during a protest to mark the upcoming sixth anniversary of the students’ disappearance, in Mexico City, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Family members continue to call for justice six years after the Ayotzinapa students were allegedly taken from buses by local police and turned over to a drug gang. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Parents of missing Mexico students want answers 6 years on

Sep. 24, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Families of 43 students who were kidnapped in southern Mexico on Sept. 26, 2014 are still demanding answers about their sons' whereabouts as the sixth anniversary of the crime approaches. Relatives gathered Thursday outside Mexico's Supreme Court, holding photos of their missing sons and...

Thieves steal business jet in Mexico, crash in Guatemala

Sep. 24, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Thieves stole a business jet from an airport in central Mexico, flew it to Venezuela, apparently loaded it with drugs and then flew to Guatemala where the plane crashed, authorities said Thursday. Prosecutors in Guatemala said a total of four bodies were found around the site where the...

Mexico homicide rate remains high at 29 per 100,000

Sep. 24, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s homicide rate remained at historically high levels of 29 killings per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the National Statistics Institute. By comparison, there were about 5 murders per 100,000 people in the United States in 2018, the latest year for which comparable data...

FILE - This July 2002 file photo shows a sailing ship in the harbor at Pago Pago, American Samoa. Many residents of American Samoa are concerned that a federal judge's recent ruling in Utah, saying those born in the U.S. territory should be recognized as U.S. citizens, could threaten

US appeals court in Denver eyes American Samoa citizenship

Sep. 23, 2020 8:21 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Whether people who live in territories controlled by the U.S. automatically become citizens under a constitutional amendment that secured citizenship for freed slaves was a major focus of arguments Wednesday in a federal appeals court in Denver in a case seeking citizenship rights for...

Mexico sending 101 firefighters to help in California

Sep. 23, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico said Wednesday it will send 101 firefighters to the United States to help battle wildfires in California. The country’s Environment Department said five teams of 20 trained, equipped firefighters from Mexico’s national forestry commission will work with the U.S....

Police in riot gear block demonstrators who are demanding the resignation of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, commonly known by his initials AMLO, from entering Mexico City's main square the Zocalo, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Mexican leader: Protesters welcome to camp near his office

Sep. 23, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday that conservative protesters demanding his resignation are welcome to camp out in Mexico City’s main plaza outside his offices in the colonial-era National Palace. Police later allowed only a couple hundred...

Suspect in Spanish Springs Lazy 5 homicide nabbed in Mexico

Sep. 22, 2020 3:28 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Federal agents have arrested a northern Nevada homicide suspect in south-central Mexico. Washoe County sheriff’s deputies identified 19-year-old Giovanni Gonzales-Mariscal as the prime suspect in the killing of 20-year-old Robert Decoite Jr. of Sparks about two months after Decoite...