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Mexican police investigate a man as a possible serial killer after finding bones and a saw

Apr. 20, 2024 03:48 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City police said late Friday they are investigating a murder suspect as a possible serial killer after bones, a saw, blood and the ID cards of missing women were found at rooms he rented. Mexico City prosecutors did not identify the suspect by name, but...

2 mayoral candidates killed in Mexico, bringing the number slain so far to 17

Apr. 19, 2024 19:50 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two mayoral candidates in Mexico were found dead Friday, bringing to 17 the number of contenders slain in the lead-up to the June 2 election. One candidate was killed Friday in the northern Mexico border state of Tamaulipas. Noé Ramos Ferretiz was running for a...

Mexican drug lord Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán claims he can't get calls or visits in a US prison

Apr. 16, 2024 18:18 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s once most powerful drug lord, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán is claiming he cannot get phone calls or visits in the maximum security U.S. prison where he is serving a life sentence. Guzmán, who in the past was able to break out of Mexican prisons...

Police official is shot to death in Mexico's troubled resort of Acapulco

Apr. 11, 2024 20:09 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The head of traffic police was shot to death Thursday in Mexico’s troubled Pacific coast resort of Acapulco. The city government said gunmen killed Eduardo Chávez, the head of municipal traffic police. The assailants opened fire on Chávez on a street...

Mexican authorities stop water extraction from reservoir that's home to upscale lakeside community

Apr. 09, 2024 21:43 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Struggling to deal with a severe drought, water authorities in central Mexico decided Tuesday to stop taking water from a rapidly emptying reservoir that is home to an upscale lakeside community. Residents around the Valle de Bravo reservoir had protested about...

Mexico's outgoing leader is unhappy with the first presidential debate

Apr. 09, 2024 14:43 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — There were plenty of reasons to criticize Mexico’s first presidential debate leading up to the June 2 election. The format was a bit constrictive, and the candidates’ timer wasn’t working at some points, leaving it unclear how much longer they could speak. ...

Candidates spar in Mexico's first presidential debate ahead of June 2 election

Apr. 08, 2024 01:20 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In Mexico’s first presidential debate on Sunday ahead of June 2 elections, former Mexico City Mayor and frontrunner Claudia Sheinbaum appeared comfortable with her polling lead, remaining calm amid ex-Senator Xóchitl Gálvez's personal attacks. Jorge Álvarez...

Ecuador and Mexico were feuding over election and asylum before embassy break-in

Apr. 07, 2024 20:26 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A spat between Ecuadorian President Daniel Noboa and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador spiraled into a full-blown diplomatic crisis when Ecuadorian police raided Mexico’s embassy Friday night in an extremely rare show of force that legal experts, presidents and...

International leaders condemn Ecuador after police break into the Mexican Embassy in Quito

Apr. 07, 2024 18:05 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The global condemnation of Ecuador's government for its decision to break into the Mexican Embassy snowballed Sunday with more presidents and other leaders expressing disapproval, shock and dismay. The criticism came as Mexico's ambassador and other personnel...

A new declaration in Mexico gives 19 cats roaming the presidential palace food and care fur-ever

Apr. 07, 2024 03:26 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — They prowl through palace gardens stalking pigeons and make cameos on televised press briefings. Some greet tourists at the doors, while others take a sneaky lick of ice cream from staff. Nineteen feral cats have free rein of Mexico's National Palace, long...