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Still hurting from violence, Mexican priests and families hope for peace ahead of elections

May. 28, 2024 10:03 AM EDT

CHIHUAHUA, México (AP) — José Portillo Gil, the gang leader known as “El Chueco” — the Crooked One — lowered his gun. The Rev. Jesús Reyes then spoke what he feared might be his final words: Please, don’t take my brothers’ corpses away. Next to him, at the altar of...

What to know about Mexico's historic elections Sunday that will likely put a woman in power

May. 28, 2024 03:44 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans will vote Sunday in historic elections weighing gender, democracy and populism, as they chart the country's path forward in voting shadowed by cartel violence. With two women leading the contest, Mexico will likely elect its first female president – a...

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...

US company rejects Mexico's criticism, buy-out offer, says president's projects hurt the environment

May. 27, 2024 15:35 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An American quarry company on Monday rejected the Mexican president's campaign of criticisms and closures, as well as his offer to buy its property on the Caribbean coast. In July, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador offered to buy the American company’s...

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...

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...