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Canada will reimpose some visa requirements on Mexicans, official says

Feb. 28, 2024 19:18 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s government is reimposing some visa requirements on Mexican nationals visiting Canada, an official familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Quebec’s premier has been urging the federal government to slow the influx of refugees...

Mexican president slams YouTube for taking down his video that shared a journalist's phone number

Feb. 26, 2024 15:17 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president again lashed out at social media platform YouTube on Monday for taking down part of his daily news briefing where he revealed a reporter’s phone number. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said the platform in Mexico “has been taken...

Mexico president's son, presidential candidate denounce leak of phone numbers, say threats received

Feb. 24, 2024 22:26 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The eldest son of Mexico’s president and the governing party's presidential candidate said Saturday that their telephone numbers were published on social media and that they have received threats and insults. Both denounced the action. The incident came a day...

Mexican church officials have helped arrange a truce between 2 warring drug cartels

Feb. 23, 2024 22:19 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Roman Catholic churchmen have helped arrange a truce between two warring drug cartels whose turf wars have blooded the state of Guerrero in southern Mexico, a priest said Thursday. It is the latest in a series of attempts by bishops and priests to get cartels to...

Mexican president defends disclosing a reporter's phone number, saying the law doesn't apply to him

Feb. 23, 2024 17:14 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president on Friday defended his decision to disclose a reporter’s telephone number, saying a law that prohibits officials from releasing personal information doesn’t apply to him. Press freedom groups said the president's decision to make public...

Mexico president denies report of allegations that close associates took drug money during campaign

Feb. 22, 2024 17:43 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador denied allegations contained in a U.S. media report published Thursday about a U.S. inquiry into accusations that people close to him took money from drug traffickers shortly before his 2018 election and again after he was...

Mexican police confirm grisly gang video showing bodies kicked, burned and shot

Feb. 21, 2024 12:18 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in Mexico said Wednesday they have largely confirmed the contents of a grisly drug cartel video showing gunmen shooting, kicking and burning the corpses of their enemies. In a country where videos of decapitations and executions have appeared on...

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...

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...

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...