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Mexican authorities stop hundreds of migrants in south

Jan. 21, 2022 11:33 AM EST

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — An estimated 800 migrants trying to continue their journey north were intercepted by Mexican authorities early Friday after they walked out of the southern city of Tapachula overnight. The attempted migrant caravan followed a day of protest Thursday over...

Mexico sees fake molnupiravir, 1 week after drug approved

Jan. 14, 2022 19:16 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico said Friday it is already seeing black market or fake versions of molnupiravir circulating for sale, just one week after authorities approved the drug to treat those at risk of severe COVID-19. The real medication is produced by U.S. pharmaceutical...

Ex-Mexican prosecutor so corrupt he betrayed drug cartel

Jan. 14, 2022 18:57 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A former Mexican state prosecutor was so corrupt even the crooks who paid him off couldn’t trust him, according to a report released this week by the Mexican government’s Interior Department. The department's National Search Commission issued the report as...

US to close Gulf ports to Mexican fishing boats for poaching

Jan. 12, 2022 21:17 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. government will prevent Mexican fishing vessels from entering U.S. ports on the Gulf of Mexico, arguing the Mexican government has not done enough to prevent its boats from illegally fishing in U.S. waters. Starting Feb. 7, Mexican fishing boats in the...

Mexico asks USMCA dispute resolution panel on auto content

Jan. 06, 2022 16:46 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government on Thursday requested a dispute resolution panel under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade agreement because it claims the United States is improperly interpreting stricter regional content rules under the pact. The agreement, known as the...

15 more migrants killed in Mexico crash return to Guatemala

Dec. 30, 2021 17:41 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The bodies of 15 more migrants killed in a Dec. 9 truck crash in southern Mexico were flown home o Guatemala on Thursday. The remains in brown wood-colored coffins were delivered by a Mexican military C-295 transport aircraft. The coffins were...

Live updates: Mexico approves use of Cuba's Abdala vaccine

Dec. 29, 2021 20:19 PM EST

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico’s health safety council has approved the use of Cuba’s three-dose Abdala coronavirus vaccine. The council said Wednesday that it has sufficient evidence the vaccine is safe and effective. The approval for emergency use does not necessarily...

Mexico approves use of Cuba's Abdala coronavirus vaccine

Dec. 29, 2021 19:58 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s health safety council announced Wednesday that it has approved the use of Cuba’s three-dose Abdala coronavirus vaccine. The council said it had sufficient evidence the vaccine is safe and effective. The approval for emergency use...

Mexico says cruise ships with coronavirus cases can dock

Dec. 28, 2021 23:02 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government said Tuesday it will allow cruise ships carrying people infected with the coronavirus to dock. The announcement came after two Mexican ports refused to allowed passengers ashore because their ships had coronavirus cases. ...

Mexico sees seizures of meth, fentanyl soar since 2019

Dec. 20, 2021 17:11 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican drug cartels are turning to bigger, more productive labs to churn out increasing quantities of synthetic drugs like meth and fentanyl, according to seizure figures issued Monday by the country’s Defense Department. The defense secretary, Gen. Luis...