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Normal college students join family members of 43 missing students from the Rural Normal School of Ayotzinapa in a march marking the sixth anniversary of the 43 students' enforced disappearance, in Mexico City, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Mexico to pursue soldiers, federal police in abduction probe

Sep. 26, 2020 6:29 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has issued 25 arrest warrants for those who carried out and knew about the abduction of 43 students in southern Mexico in 2014, including for the first time members of the military and federal police, the Attorney General’s Office announced Saturday. “Those...

Farmers stand at La Boquilla Dam, where they wrested control on Tuesday from National Guard troops in order to close the valves and reduce the flow of water toward the United States, in Chihuahua State, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. Tuesday's clash between hundreds of farmers and National Guard troops was the latest flashpoint in a months-long conflict over the Mexican government's attempts to pay off its water debt with the United States over objections of local farmers. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)

Mexico official: Woman's death at water protest was accident

Sep. 18, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The commander of Mexico’s National Guard said Friday the death of a woman shot by guard members at a water protest in northern Mexico earlier this month was “a regrettable accident.” Protesters had fought guardsmen and taken over a dam that is releasing water to pay...

Soldiers raise a Mexican national flag as part of its annual Independence Day military parade, on the Zocalo, the main plaza in Mexico City, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. Mexicans celebrated their Independence Day without big public ceremonies for the first time in 153 years Tuesday night due to restrictions on public gatherings caused by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Mexico's Independence Day celebrations muted by pandemic

Sep. 16, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Sept. 16 Independence Day celebrations were muted by the coronavirus pandemic, with a small, symbolic gathering replacing the usual massive military parade Wednesday. The ceremony was dominated by the awarding of “Miguel Hidalgo” medals, the...

Mexican army to investigate soldiers in border deaths

Aug. 26, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Defense Department said Wednesday it will investigate about two dozen soldiers who took part in border gun battle caught on a videotape in which a voice can be heard saying “kill him” after the confrontation was over. Defense Secretary Luis Cresencio said...

Mexican soldiers kill 9 alleged gunmen at US border

Aug. 17, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Mexican soldiers killed nine alleged gunmen along the border with Texas in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, officials said Monday. The Mexico Attorney General’s office in Reynosa said the confrontation occurred Sunday morning in Miguel Aleman, across the Rio...

FILE- In this Oct. 8, 2010 file photo, Mexico's Secretary of Public Safety Genaro Garcia Luna attends a press conference on the sidelines of an American Police Community meeting in Mexico City. Garcia Luna, who is in custody and facing drug trafficking charges in New York, has been charged in a superseding indictment on Thursday, July 30, 2020, with continuing criminal enterprise. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

Mexico purges security agencies of those tied to ex-chief

Aug. 4, 2020 12:30 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Top directors in Mexico’s National Guard and elsewhere in the state security apparatus have been purged due to their ties with a former security secretary now held on drug trafficking charges in the United States. Current Security Secretary Alfonso Durazo said Tuesday that two...

Mexico arrests violent gang leader known for emotive videos

Aug. 2, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican police and military forces on Sunday arrested the leader of the Santa Rosa de Lima gang who spread violence through north-central Mexico and fought a years-long bloody turf battle with the Jalisco cartel. The armed forces and officials in the state of Guanajuato said they had...