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On anniversary of Frida Kahlo's death, her art's spirituality keeps fans engaged around the globe

Jul. 13, 2024 08:36 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Frida Kahlo had no religious affiliation. Why, then, did the Mexican artist depict several religious symbols in the paintings she produced until her death on July 13, 1954? “Frida conveyed the power of each individual,” said art researcher and curator Ximena...

Prosecutors in northern Mexico say they'll investigate case of long-missing man found in morgue

Jul. 12, 2024 19:52 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in northern Mexico said they will investigate the case of a long-missing man whose body was found lying unidentified in a state morgue, despite pleas months ago to find him. The Zacatecas state prosecutor’s office said late Thursday it had “opened...

Mexico will build passenger train lines to US border in an expansion of its debt-laden rail projects

Jul. 10, 2024 20:35 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s massive, debt-fueled passenger rail building program is not going to end with the administration of outgoing President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, but will instead double, he said Wednesday. López Obrador said his successor, President-elect Claudia...

Mexico's incoming president announces top posts but her new cabinet includes familiar faces

Jul. 04, 2024 15:41 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s incoming president announced her appointees for top posts Thursday, but hopes for a fresh approach were dashed by the re-appearance of old faces in the new cabinet. President-elect Claudia Sheinbaum announced that Rosa Icela Rodríguez, who headed...

Mexican president says a fight over drug and migrant trafficking was behind the massacre of 19

Jul. 02, 2024 12:48 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president said Tuesday a fight between gangs over drug and migrant trafficking routes was behind the massacre of 19 men in the southern state of Chiapas. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said the killings were part of a long-running dispute...

Mexico’s incoming president appoints expert in sustainable development as head of energy

Jun. 27, 2024 21:51 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s incoming President Claudia Sheinbaum on Thursday announced five additional members of her future cabinet, presenting a group of scientists and former colleagues including Luz Elena González, an expert in sustainable development, as the next secretary of energy. ...

Massive displacement latest sign of fear in Mexican state disputed by cartels

Jun. 25, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

TILA, Mexico (AP) — It was night when residents of this remote town began to hear gunshots. Then came the sounds of trucks and the voices of men discussing which houses to burn. Flames began to leap around Tila, a town of about 10,000 people living along steep streets surrounded by...

A Mexico City neighborhood keeps the iconic Volkswagen Beetle alive

Jun. 24, 2024 00:59 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Janette Navarro’s 1996 Volkswagen Beetle roars as it barrels up a steep hill overlooking concrete houses stacked like boxes on the outskirts of Mexico City. She presses her foot on the pedal, passes a lime green Beetle like hers, then one marked with red and...

US will gradually resume avocado inspections in conflictive Mexican state, ambassador says

Jun. 21, 2024 21:17 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — U.S. government inspections of avocados and mangoes in the Mexican state of Michoacan will gradually resume, U.S. Ambassador Ken Salazar announced Friday, a week after they were suspended over an assault on inspectors. The U.S. Agriculture Department inspectors...

US will 'gradually' resume avocado inspections in conflictive Mexican state, ambassador says

Jun. 21, 2024 21:01 PM EDT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — US will 'gradually' resume avocado inspections in conflictive Mexican state, ambassador says.