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Troubled New Mexico city faces racial discrimination lawsuit

Jul. 23, 2019 2:30 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico city plagued by lawsuits and a mayor whose home was raided in connection with a bid-rigging investigation is facing another lawsuit. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports a former Las Vegas, New Mexico, deputy police chief recently filed a federal racial...

Mexico sets 1st half murder record, up 5.3%

Jul. 22, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico set a new record for homicides in the first half of the year as the number of murders grew by 5.3% compared to the same period of 2018, fueled partly by cartel and gang violence in several states. Mexico saw 3,080 killings in June, an increase of over 8% from the same month a year...

Usually talkative Trump silent on asylum changes

Jul. 22, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It is, arguably, the most sweeping step that President Donald Trump's administration has taken to try to stop the flow of migrants at the border — the kind of thing he might have been expected to promote on Twitter and brandish in front of news cameras as proof he is taking...

Mexico uncovers massive migrant smuggling ring using trucks

Jul. 22, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials said Monday they have uncovered an industrial-scale migrant smuggling ring using tractor-trailer rigs disguised as freight deliveries for major companies. President Andres Manuel López Obrador said authorities found a tractor-trailer disguised with the logo of...

Mexico, US to launch plan against arms smuggling at border

Jul. 22, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government said Monday it has reached agreement with the United States for a joint operation to combat gun smuggling along the U.S. border after seeing a spike in the number of illegal firearms detected. Seizures of assault rifles in Mexico are up 122% so far this year....

Teen mom, newborn eye new life from Tijuana migrant shelter

Jul. 22, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The tiny, month-old boy slept soundly on the bottom bunk, seemingly undisturbed by the squealing Central American toddlers running by and a kitten leaping from the neighboring bed. About 25 people sleep in the cinderblock room crammed with seven bunkbeds at a Tijuana shelter...

5 shot dead, 6 wounded in Acapulco bar near beach

Jul. 21, 2019 9:55 PM EDT

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Gunmen killed five men and wounded six other people at a popular bar in Acapulco on Sunday, the latest in a string of violent incidents for the once-glamorous Pacific Coast resort city that has fallen on hard times. The Guerrero state prosecutor's office said the shootings took...

US notes advance in Mexican migration enforcement

Jul. 21, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged Sunday that Mexico has made progress on migration enforcement, while expressing hope that El Salvador can stem the tide of migrants north from that Central American country. Pompeo spent the morning with Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo...

Costa Rica officials say tainted alcohol kills at least 19

Jul. 21, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Costa Rican Health Ministry says it has confirmed 19 deaths from consumption of alcohol tainted with methanol. The ministry said in a Friday report that the investigation continues, but so far it has counted 14 men and five women who have died after drinking adulterated liquor since...

US hotels caught in fight over housing detained migrants

Jul. 21, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — There's a new target in the clash over immigration: hotels. Advocacy groups and unions are pressuring Marriott, MGM and others not to house migrants who have been arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. For decades, the U.S. government has occasionally detained migrants in...