Latest Mexico City News

2 Mexican guardsmen wounded in Michoacan fighting

Sep. 15, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A clash between gunmen and National Guard troops in the Mexican state of Michoacan has left at least two guardsmen wounded, officials said Wednesday. The shooting occurred near one of the entrances to the town of Tepalcatepec, about 350 miles (565...

Mexico to give away 'El Chapo' safehouse in lottery

Sep. 14, 2021 13:55 PM EDT

CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) — The house former drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán fled in 2014 when Mexican marines had him surrounded underwent some changes recently as the Mexican government prepared to give it away in a national lottery. The surveillance cameras...

New US ambassador arrives in Mexico's capital

Sep. 11, 2021 21:54 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The new U.S. ambassador to Mexico arrived Saturday in the Mexican capital promising to work together with officials here to address common challenges like the pandemic and migration. Ken Salazar will meet in the coming days with President Andres...

Search in Mexico hill collapse slowed by fears of landslides

Sep. 11, 2021 21:52 PM EDT

TLALNEPANTLA, Mexico (AP) — Fears of new landslides slowed the search Saturday for more victims from the collapse of a hillside that brought tons of boulders down on a neighborhood outside Mexico City, killing at least one person. Authorities in Tlalnepantla, the...

At least 1 dead, 10 missing in landslide near Mexico City

Sep. 11, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

TLALNEPANTLA, Mexico (AP) — Rescuers planned to resume the search Saturday for victims of a landslide that brought tons of massive boulders down on a steep hillside neighborhood outside Mexico City, killing at least one person and leaving 10 missing. The operation is...

At least 1 dead, 10 missing in landslide near Mexico City

Sep. 10, 2021 22:04 PM EDT

TLALNEPANTLA, Mexico (AP) — A section of mountain on the outskirts of Mexico City gave way Friday, plunging rocks the size of small homes onto a densely populated neighborhood and leaving at least one person dead and 10 others missing. Firefighters scaled a three-story...

Flooding north of Mexico City leaves streets submerged

Sep. 09, 2021 22:28 PM EDT

TULA, Mexico (AP) — Two days after flooding claimed at least 14 lives north of Mexico's capital, the streets of Tula remained submerged Thursday as full reservoirs upstream continued releasing more water. Mexican authorities say heavy rains in recent days in central...

Mexico takes major step toward depenalizing abortion

Sep. 09, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Susana Dueñas could hardly believe the news: Mexico’s Supreme Court had decided that abortion could not be considered a crime. The 38-year-old woman from central Mexico had spent six and a half years in prison on just that charge. The court ruled...

Groups sue Mexico seeking to stop mass removal of migrants

Sep. 08, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Four migrant defense groups in Mexico announced Wednesday that they have sought court injunctions to block what they call “massive” deportations, arguing the government is violating due process and Mexican and international law governing asylum. ...

Cleanup begins in Acapulco after strong earthquake

Sep. 08, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Residents of Acapulco began cleaning up broken glass and chunks of plaster Wednesday as they took in the full impact of a magnitude 7 earthquake centered nearby that shook most of southern Mexico, killing one person. Many people slept outside...