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A woman could be Mexico's next leader. Millions of others continue in shadows as domestic workers

May. 27, 2024 00:07 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Concepcion Alejo is used to being invisible. Alejo, 43, touches her face up with makeup on a Tuesday morning, and steps out of her tiny apartment on the fringes of Mexico City. She walks until the cracked gravel outside her home turns into cobblestones, and the...

Warnings were issued about high winds before deadly Mexico stage collapse, but they went unheeded

May. 24, 2024 17:33 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Warnings were issued well before a campaign event about high winds that caused a deadly Mexico stage collapse this week, raising questions about why those alerts went unheeded. Organizers didn’t cancel an outdoor campaign rally in a suburb of the northern city...

She trails the ruling party's candidate to be Mexican leader. Visiting her hometown helps show why

May. 23, 2024 10:05 AM EDT

TEPATEPEC, Mexico (AP) — She sold snacks in a small town in central Mexico as a girl and rose to national politics with a biography that could help take her to the heights of power, she hoped. But polls are showing Xóchitl Gálvez trailing the ruling party's candidate in the June...

Mexico's drought, heatwave and water shortage are so bad even police are blocking traffic in protest

May. 22, 2024 14:59 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s drought, heatwave and water shortages have gotten so bad that even police blocked traffic in protest Wednesday. In recent months, residents of some Mexico City neighborhoods have regularly taken to forming human chains to block boulevards to demand...

Mexico's presidential front-runner walks a thin, tense line in following outgoing populist

May. 22, 2024 11:18 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As she runs to replace outgoing President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Claudia Sheinbaum is struggling to construct her own image, leaving many wondering whether she can escape the shadow of the larger-than-life incumbent. The former Mexico City mayor and...

It's so hot in Mexico that howler monkeys are falling dead from the trees

May. 22, 2024 01:30 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — It’s so hot in Mexico that howler monkeys are falling dead from the trees. At least 138 of the midsize primates, who are known for their roaring vocal calls, were found dead in the Gulf Coast state of Tabasco since May 16, according to the Biodiversity...

Mariachis. A flame-swallower. Mexico's disputes between street performers just reached a new high

May. 21, 2024 17:09 PM EDT

MORELIA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico’s often violent disputes between street performers reached a new level this week when a group of guitar-toting mariachis attacked a flame-swallower. What happened next was, perhaps, predictable. According to security camera footage...

Mexico presidential candidates offer little detail to address country's violence in final debate

May. 20, 2024 04:28 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Less than two weeks from national elections, opposition presidential candidate Xóchitl Gálvez hit away on security, one of Mexico's most stubborn challenges, in her final debate Sunday night with governing party candidate Claudia Sheinbaum. Sheinbaum, the...

Wave of electoral violence in southern Mexico claims 14 lives in matter of days

May. 19, 2024 18:27 PM EDT

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Attacks on political candidates in Mexico's violence-torn southern state of Chiapas have left at least 14 people dead in recent days, local authorities and candidates said Sunday. The latest attack early Sunday targeted the car driving Nicolás Noriega, who...

A mayoral candidate and 5 other people killed in gunfire at a campaign rally in southern Mexico

May. 17, 2024 21:12 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A mayoral candidate and five other people were killed when gunmen opened fire at a campaign rally in the violence-wracked southern Mexico state of Chiapas, officials said. State prosecutors said a young girl was among the six people killed in the gunfire late...