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Mexican president to make National Guard part of army

Jun. 15, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president said Tuesday he plans to make the National Guard part of the army, erasing the thin pretense of a civilian-controlled force that was used to gain approval for its creation two years ago. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador...

All-military ticket draws attention before Mexico elections

Jun. 01, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A group of retired military personnel have created an all-military ticket to contend in Sunday’s elections for a host of public offices in a populous Mexico City suburb. Campaigning under the slogan “Military Force,” the 28 candidates — 16...

Mexico raids building project next to Teotihuacán pyramids

May. 31, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico sent in 250 National Guard troops and 60 police officers Monday to seize land next to the pre-Hispanic ruins of Teotihuacán where authorities have said bulldozers were destroying outlying parts of the archeological site. Mexican...

Mexico's navy turns over 30 marines in disappearances cases

Apr. 12, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s navy said Monday it turned 30 marines over to civilian prosecutors to face justice in the cases of people who disappeared during anti-crime operations in the northern border city of Nuevo Laredo in 2014. The navy said there were...

New Mexico governor gets request to send troops to US border

Apr. 09, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Yvette Herrell on Friday asked Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to deploy New Mexico National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border as more migrant families and unaccompanied children arrive, but the Democratic governor's office suggested that she redirect her...

South Carolina gov meets with Guardsmen at US-Mexico border

Apr. 09, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is making a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border to visit National Guardsmen from the state who are stationed there, according to his office. The trip with South Carolina Adjutant General Maj. Gen. R. Van McCarty comes...

Mexican soldiers accused in 2014 massacre re-arrested

Apr. 01, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Seven Mexican soldiers who were accused in the 2014 army killings of 22 drug cartel suspects but later freed have been re-arrested, a human rights group confirmed Thursday. The newspaper El Universal reported Thursday that three of the seven are in...

Mexican soldiers seized after Guatemalan killed near border

Mar. 30, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Some 300 residents of a remote stretch of the Mexico-Guatemala border held 15 Mexican soldiers captive for hours after one of the soldiers shot and killed a Guatemalan citizen at a checkpoint. Mexican Defense Secretary Luis Cresencio Sandoval said...