Latest Mexico government News

Mexico closes US gravel quarry that had been pressured

May. 06, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government said Friday it has closed a limestone gravel quarry owned by a U.S. company, a move likely to add fuel to an ongoing trade dispute with the firm. The Environment Department said Friday it closed the quarry owned by Vulcan Materials near...

Change trains: Mexico favors N. Mexico over Texas

May. 03, 2022 19:42 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government is snubbing Texas and moving a proposed border rail link to New Mexico after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott backed up border crossings with state inspections in April. Mexican diplomats met Tuesday with U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security...

Ukrainian refugees at camp in Mexico City await US action

May. 03, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — On a dusty field on the east side of Mexico’s sprawling capital, some 500 Ukrainian refugees are waiting in large tents under a searing sun for the United States government to tell them they can come. The camp has only been open a week and 50 to 100 people are...

Prominent murder cases often remain mysteries in Mexico

Apr. 29, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As Mexican investigators struggle with the so-far inexplicable death of an 18 year-old woman, the odds of an answer are slim: Even nationally significant homicide cases — like nearly all homicide cases in Mexico — tend to wind up as mysterious as the 1975 disappearance of...

Suspected cartel gunmen abduct 2 female soldiers in Mexico

Apr. 28, 2022 23:33 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Suspected drug cartel gunmen abducted two off-duty female soldiers at gunpoint for several hours Thursday, the Mexican army said. The commander of the army headquarters in the Pacific coast resort of Puerto Vallarta said the two women were vacationing there when...

Mexico says coronavirus now endemic, not pandemic

Apr. 26, 2022 21:06 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government said Tuesday that COVID-19 has passed from a pandemic to an endemic stage in Mexico, meaning authorities will treat it as a seasonally recurring disease. Mexico never enforced face mask requirements, and the few partial shutdowns of...

5 Mexico marines on firefighting flight hurt in copter crash

Apr. 26, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican military helicopter on a mission fighting forest fires crashed Tuesday, causing non-life threatening injuries to the five marines on board, Mexico's navy said. The accident occurred shortly after the Russian-built Mi-17 helcicopter took off from a...

Sen. Luján ‘90%’ recovered from stroke, visits high school

Apr. 21, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

SANTA FE N.M. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján has mostly recovered from his January stroke, and said voters, not his health scare, will decide who represents New Mexico. “I’m feeling strong. I’m still not 100% but I think I’m over 90%,” said Luján, 49, on a Thursday tour...

Texas keeping most truck inspections despite border gridlock

Apr. 13, 2022 23:54 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday defied intensifying pressure over his new border policy that has gridlocked trucks entering the U.S. and shut down some of the world's busiest trade bridges as the Mexican government, businesses and even some allies urge him to relent. ...

Mexico's navy will manage tourism in converted island prison

Apr. 09, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A small archipelago off Mexico’s Pacific coast that had been home to an island prison colony is finalizing preparations to receive tourists. Getting to Islas Marias, however, is currently a challenge for even the sturdiest tourist: a 4-hour boat ride in often...