Latest Mexico government News

Mexico's army takes over yet another civilian role — filling potholes

Feb. 20, 2024 21:20 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president acknowledged Tuesday that the armed forces have taken over yet another civilian role: fixing the nation’s highways. Filling potholes has now been added to a long list of projects ranging from planes, trains and policing that the armed...

Guatemalan accused of importing fentanyl precursors for Mexican cartel arrested

Feb. 19, 2024 12:38 PM EST

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities have detained a Guatemalan man wanted by the United States for allegedly participating in the importation of precursor chemicals used by the Sinaloa cartel to make fentanyl, officials said Monday. Immigration authorities stopped Jason...

5 Argentines, 1 Mexican died in a highway accident near a beach resort on Mexico's Caribbean coast

Feb. 19, 2024 12:38 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Five Argentines and one Mexican were killed in a car crash on a highway that links beach resorts on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, an accident Mexico's president described Monday as “ugly, very ugly.” Prosecutors in the coastal state of Quintana Roo said the...

Mexican army kills 12 gunmen in shootout near Texas border

Feb. 19, 2024 10:11 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican soldiers killed 12 gunmen in a shootout near the Texas border, authorities said. The security department of the northern border state of Tamaulipas said late Sunday the confrontation took place in the township of Miguel Aleman, across the border from...

Tens of thousands rail against Mexico's president and ruling party in 'march for democracy'

Feb. 18, 2024 22:26 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tens of thousands of demonstrators cloaked in pink marched through cities in Mexico and abroad on Sunday in what they called a “march for democracy” targeting the country's ruling party in advance of the country's June 2 elections. The demonstrations called...

Mexico saw a huge increase in migrants from Africa and Venezuela in 2023, authorities say

Feb. 16, 2024 19:51 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say they saw a huge increase in the number of migrants from Africa and Venezuela entering the country in 2023. Those migrants generally enter Mexico from Central America, and cross the country in a bid to reach the U.S. border. ...

Mexico will likely elect a woman as its next president, but money to govern is already being spent

Feb. 16, 2024 00:12 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is almost certain to elect its first female president in June — both leading candidates are women — but it’s almost equally as certain that she won’t have much room to act independently of outgoing President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. The...

Migrant crossings at the US-Mexico border are down. What's behind the drop?

Feb. 14, 2024 18:57 PM EST

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A recent decline in arrests for illegal crossings on the U.S. border with Mexico may prove only temporary. The drop in January reflects how the numbers ebb and flow, and the reason usually goes beyond any single factor. After a record-breaking number of...

Game-time guacamole may get harder to make as climate reduces avocado shipments from Mexico

Feb. 11, 2024 20:08 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Guacamole, a favored game-time snack in the United States, may be getting harder to make because a lack of rain and warmer temperatures have resulted in fewer avocados being shipped from Mexico. The western state of Michoacan, which supplies almost 90% of the...

Special counsel alleged Biden couldn't recall personal milestones. His response: 'My memory is fine'

Feb. 08, 2024 21:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The longstanding concerns about President Joe Biden's age and memory intensified on Thursday after the release of a special counsel's report investigating his possession of classified documents. The report described the 81-year-old Democrat's memory as “hazy,”...