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19 dead, 32 injured in Mexico pilgrimage bus crash

Nov. 26, 2021 15:54 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nineteen people died and 32 more were injured after a bus apparently carrying pilgrims to a religious site in central Mexico crashed on Friday. State officials said the bus apparently lost its brakes and slammed into a building in the State of...

14 clandestine graves found in northern Mexico

Nov. 24, 2021 23:31 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities said Wednesday they have found 14 clandestine graves in the northern border state of Sonora. State prosecutors say the burial pits contained bones, some burned, and decomposing bodies. Investigators said they...

Fernando González, AP head of Caribbean news, dies in Cuba

Nov. 22, 2021 17:34 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Fernando González, who spent decades covering and directing major stories for The Associated Press across Latin America, from papal visits to border skirmishes, hurricanes and hostage standoffs, has died in Havana. González, 60, died at his home...

10 bodies, 9 hanging from overpass, found in central Mexico

Nov. 20, 2021 12:01 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities on Thursday discovered 10 bodies — nine of them hanging from an overpass — in the central state of Zacatecas, the scene of a battle for territory among drug cartels. The Zacatecas state public safety agency said in a statement...

Mexico arrests wife of Jalisco New Generation cartel leader

Nov. 16, 2021 14:20 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican soldiers have captured the wife of the leader of the Jalisco New Generation cartel, authorities said Tuesday. In a joint statement, the Attorney General’s Office, Defense Department and National Intelligence Center said that Rosalinda...

Expanded World Cups will dilute US-Mexico qualifiers

Nov. 10, 2021 18:35 PM EST

Taylor Twellman has played in and watched the U.S.-Mexico rivalry: intense, physical matchups in front of frenzied fans who savor the often bruising battles between the top teams in North and Central America and the Caribbean. Fervor reaches an apex in World Cup...

Mexico loses bid to stop auction of pre-Hispanic artifacts

Nov. 10, 2021 16:43 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Christie’s auction of pre-Hispanic artifacts went ahead Wednesday despite the Mexican government’s appeals to stop it, the latest round in Mexico’s losing battle to stop such sales. Christie’s Paris branch auctioned off 72 sculptures and...

Mexico's anti-money laundering chief resigns amid scandal

Nov. 09, 2021 00:04 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s top anti-money laundering official resigned Monday following a scandal over his wedding party held in Guatemala. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said he has accepted the resignation of Santiago Nieto, the former head of the Mexican...

Migrant caravan organizer says group headed to US border

Nov. 08, 2021 22:46 PM EST

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — The leader of an effort by Central American migrants to walk across southern Mexico said Monday the group will now head to the U.S. border, rather than Mexico City as originally planned. Leader and immigration activist Irineo Mujica said in a...

Federal agents seize 100 kilograms of cocaine in Chicago

Nov. 08, 2021 19:06 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal agents have seized 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of cocaine in Chicago. Three people were arrested, and a private plane was seized as part of last Wednesday’s operation, the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Northern District of Illinois said Monday...