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Mexican government says the arm of a 19th century mummy came off after mishandling by museum staff

May. 27, 2024 19:37 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's federal archaeology agency on Monday accused the conservative-governed city of Guanajuato of mistreating one of the country’s famous mummified 19th century bodies. The National Institute of Anthropology and History, INAH, said that during recent...

Heat-related monkey deaths climb in Mexico, as environmentalists report deaths of birds and bats

May. 27, 2024 14:50 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of heat-related howler monkeys deaths in Mexico has risen to 157, the government said, with a tragically small number of the primates treated or recovering. Meanwhile, an animal park in northern Mexico confirmed it has received reports that at least a...

A woman could be Mexico's next leader. Millions of others continue in shadows as domestic workers

May. 27, 2024 13:57 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Concepción Alejo is used to being invisible. Alejo, 43, touches her face up with makeup on a Tuesday morning, and steps out of her tiny apartment on the fringes of Mexico City. She walks until the cracked gravel outside her home turns into cobblestones, and the...

Warnings were issued about high winds before deadly Mexico stage collapse, but they went unheeded

May. 24, 2024 17:33 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Warnings were issued well before a campaign event about high winds that caused a deadly Mexico stage collapse this week, raising questions about why those alerts went unheeded. Organizers didn’t cancel an outdoor campaign rally in a suburb of the northern city...

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...

Mexico's drought, heatwave and water shortage are so bad even police are blocking traffic in protest

May. 22, 2024 14:59 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s drought, heatwave and water shortages have gotten so bad that even police blocked traffic in protest Wednesday. In recent months, residents of some Mexico City neighborhoods have regularly taken to forming human chains to block boulevards to demand...

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...

It's so hot in Mexico that howler monkeys are falling dead from the trees

May. 22, 2024 01:30 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — It’s so hot in Mexico that howler monkeys are falling dead from the trees. At least 138 of the midsize primates, who are known for their roaring vocal calls, were found dead in the Gulf Coast state of Tabasco since May 16, according to the Biodiversity...

Mariachis. A flame-swallower. Mexico's disputes between street performers just reached a new high

May. 21, 2024 17:09 PM EDT

MORELIA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico’s often violent disputes between street performers reached a new level this week when a group of guitar-toting mariachis attacked a flame-swallower. What happened next was, perhaps, predictable. According to security camera footage...

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...