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The Latest: Disney plans to restart fireworks shows at parks

Jun. 15, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. — Disney plans to restart fireworks shows at its theme parks in Florida and California in the latest move by the company to ease up on pandemic restrictions implemented last year. The company said Tuesday that firework shows would resume at the beginning...

Mexico's Zapatista rebels complain they can't get passports

Jun. 15, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Indigenous rebels of Mexico’s Zapatista movement complained Tuesday that the Mexican government has made it hard for them to get passports to attend meetings in Spain to mark the 500th anniversary of the 1519-1521 conquest of Mexico. Rebel leader...

Donated US vaccines arrive for Mexican border cities

Jun. 15, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico received 1.35 million doses of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccines donated by the United States Tuesday and Mexican officials said that once they are applied, there would be no reason to continue restricting travel over the U.S. border. ...

Evidence in Mexico serial killer's house suggests 17 victims

Jun. 12, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Investigators digging under the house of a suspected serial killer on the outskirts of Mexico City said Saturday they have found 3,787 bone fragments so far, apparently belonging to 17 different victims. Prosecutors in the State of Mexico, which...

Head of Mexico's governing party cites middle class failings

Jun. 11, 2021 20:55 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A top leader of Mexico’s governing party said Friday that the group suffered setbacks in the capital in last weekend's elections because it has lost touch with the middle class. Mexico City was once an unquestionable stronghold for President...

Sinkhole at Mexico farm swallows more land, traps 2 dogs

Jun. 11, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A large sinkhole that appeared in late May at a farm in central Mexico has grown larger than a football field, begun swallowing a house and trapped two dogs in its depths. The government of the central state of Puebla said late Thursday it had managed...

Mexico marks 50th anniversary of 1971 student massacre

Jun. 10, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials and protesters on Thursday marked the 50th anniversary of a June 10, 1971, massacre of student protesters that was depicted in the 2018 Oscar-winning movie “Roma.” Demanding punishment for those involved, demonstrators marched...

Mexican traffickers steal bus trying to smuggle migrants

Jun. 07, 2021 22:14 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a sign of how bold migrant traffickers in Mexico have become, smugglers stole a purple passenger bus near Mexico City, loaded it with 57 people from Haiti, Brazil, Chile and Honduras and sent it up a highway toward the northern city of Monterrey. ...

Luiselli's prize-winning novel responds to migratory crisis

Jun. 07, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Valeria Luiselli is pleased to have passed the libraries’ test with her first novel written directly in English, “Lost Children Archive” (“Sound Desert”), which received the Dublin Literary Award. The 100,000-euro ($122,000) award, sponsored...

Mexico president appears to hold key majority in elections

Jun. 07, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s party and its allies on Monday appeared poised to maintain their majority in Mexico's lower chamber of the congress, but fell short of a two-thirds majority as some voters boosted the struggling opposition, according to initial...