Latest Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador News

A grim border drowning underlines peril facing many migrants

Jun. 26, 2019 4:44 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The man and his 23-month-old daughter lay face down in shallow water along the bank of the Rio Grande, his black shirt hiked up to his chest with the girl tucked inside. Her arm was draped around his neck suggesting she clung to him in her final moments. The searing photograph of the sad...

Mexico's Senate approves trade deal with US, Canada

Jun. 19, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to ratify a new free trade agreement with the United States and Canada, making it the first of the three countries to gain legislative approval. Mexico's upper chamber voted 114 to four with three abstentions in favor of the...

Mexico: Country has 'dignity intact' after US tariff deal

Jun. 9, 2019 12:59 AM EDT

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said he was reluctantly prepared to slap retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods if negotiators in Washington had failed to strike a deal, addressing a boisterous celebratory rally Saturday in the border city of Tijuana. The...

Mexican church leader still its 'apostle' after rape arrest

Jun. 5, 2019 10:13 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexico-based La Luz del Mundo church said Wednesday that its leader and "apostle" Naasón Joaquín García, who was arrested in California on charges of human trafficking and child rape, remains the spiritual leader of the group, which claims 5 million followers in 58...

US, Mexico officials to begin talks over tariffs, border

Jun. 3, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mexico launched a counteroffensive Monday against the threat of U.S. tariffs, warning not only that it would hurt the economies of both countries but also could cause a quarter-million more Central Americans to migrate north. A high-level delegation from the Mexican government held a news...

Mexican president's party unseats conservatives in 2 states

Jun. 3, 2019 8:42 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's leftist Morena party has apparently unseated the conservative National Action Party in the governorship of the border state of Baja California. Baja California became the first state in Mexico where an opposition party won a governorship in 1989,...

White House: Trump 'deadly serious' about Mexico tariffs

Jun. 2, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House official said Sunday that President Donald Trump is "deadly serious" about imposing tariffs on imports from Mexico, but acknowledged there are no concrete benchmarks being set to assess whether the U.S. ally is stemming the migrant flow enough to satisfy the...

A look at what Mexico has done to limit the tide of migrants

May. 31, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's imposing tariffs on all goods from Mexico until the country stops the flow of undocumented migrants from Central America who cross its territory and enter the United States. Trump tweeted Friday that Mexico "can easily fix this problem. Time for them to...

Mexico City closes schools, restricts traffic due to smoke

May. 16, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City officials cancelled classes for millions of students Thursday for a second straight day as smoke from brush fires continued to choke the city of 9 million. Both lower schools and universities were closed for the pollution alert and Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said they would...

Mexico: gangs are re-using clandestine burial pits

May. 14, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's top human rights official says gangs are re-using clandestine graves, dumping new bodies into burial pits where human remains had already been excavated by authorities. Mexico's assistant interior secretary says the government is trying to map clandestine burial sites to combat...