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Jose Juan Serralde and his wife Blanca Evangelista Villada stand at the door to their home, located on a market street in San Gregorio Atlapulco, Xochimilco, Mexico City, Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Serralde's parents, who lived with the family, died from COVID-19 in May, and the couple and their four daughters then spent weeks quarantined at home, with most of them experiencing mild cases of COVID-19 before recovering. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Skepticism, fear help fuel virus on Mexico City's outskirts

Aug. 4, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Only after a neighbor died of the coronavirus did Juan José and Esther Serralde begin to believe that the threat was real — but it was too late. Soon, the older couple, their son and daughter-in-law, and two of their grandchildren were infected. Even if they had acted...

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017 file photo, Emilio Lozoya, former head of Mexico's state-owned oil company Pemex, gives a press conference in Mexico City. Lozoya, who was arrested in February 2020 by Spanish police on an international warrant issued by Mexico, has dropped his extradition fight and agreed to return to Mexico to cooperate in corruption investigations, according to Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Gustavo Martinez Contreras, File)

1st hearing in 'watershed' graft case of Mexico oil chief

Jul. 28, 2020 11:09 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican court held the first hearing Tuesday in what President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said would be a “watershed” corruption case against the former head of the state-owned oil company. Emilio Lozoya, the former head of Petroleos Mexicanos, said through...

Press photographers cover Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador arriving for a press conference in front of the former presidential plane at Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City, Monday, July 27, 2020. The president, who only flies commercial as one measure in his austerity government, has been trying to sell the plane since he took office. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Mexico's presidential jet lottery sales not going so well

Jul. 27, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Efforts to sell Mexico’s presidential jet appear to be going well, but a simultaneous effort to sell lottery tickets depicting the plane is struggling. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Monday that only about a quarter of the six million tickets have been sold,...

Catholic priests stand inside the Metropolitan Cathedral ahead of the first Mass open to the public amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, in Mexico City, Sunday, July 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Faithful return to Mexico City churches with masks, gel

Jul. 26, 2020 9:34 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Temperatures taken and anti-bacterial gel applied, the faithful passed through a disinfecting arch set up in front of centuries-old wood-and-stone doors. Inside, they sat spaced out on pews while robed priests donned face masks. In another church, a glass partition separated people from...

Mexico: Group missing after attack in Puerto Vallarta

Jul. 25, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A group visiting the Pacific resort of Puerto Vallarta was apparently attacked by suspected members of an organized crime gang, and one was killed and the others have disappeared and may have been kidnapped, Jalisco state authorities reported Saturday. Jalisco state prosecutor Gerardo...

FILE - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks at the National Palace in Mexico City on April 5, 2020. The countries which top the rankings of COVID-19 deaths globally are led by populist, mold-breaking leaders like Obrador. The U.S., Brazil, the United Kingdom and Mexico all are led by leaders who have been skeptical of the scientists and who initially minimized the disease. And their four countries alone account for half of the total 585,000 COVID-19 deaths worldwide so far, according to statistics tracked by Johns Hopkins University. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)

Mexico president happy as focus shifts to predecessors

Jul. 24, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is enjoying the spectacle as investigations into corruption under previous administrations advance. The extradition of a former head of the state-run oil company this month has provided a near daily leak of juicy details about...

In this photo courtesy of Sophie Fustec shows her brother Pablo Fustec walking his dogs Sasha, right, and Felipe in Mexico City in Nov. of 2019. The dual citizen of France and Mexico died on July 5, 2020 after jumping into a scalding hot spring the previous month, on June 13, in a failed attempt to rescue Sasha. He had adopted the black and white Great Dane after finding it in a Mexico City street following the 2017 earthquake. (Sophie Fustec via AP)

France-born man in Mexico dies in bid to save his dog's life

Jul. 24, 2020 3:24 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The devotion of dogs to people has been remarked upon for centuries. In Mexico, one man’s love for his dog cost him his life. Pablo Fustec, a dual citizen of France and Mexico, died this month after jumping into a scalding hot spring in a failed attempt to rescue Sasha, one of...

FILE  - In this Jan. 26, 1974 file photo, Ben Jipcho of Kenya, left and John Davies of Wales take a hurdle during the Steeplechase Final at the Tenth Commonwealth Games, in Christchurch, New Zealand which Jipcho won. Jipcho has died at the age off 77, it was reported on Friday, July 24, 2020.  Jipcho was famous for being the runner who sacrificed his own hopes of a medal to help teammate Kip Keino beat American and heavy favorite Jim Ryun to the gold medal in the 1,500 meters at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. (AP Photo, File)

Ben Jipcho, the 'rabbit' who helped Keino beat Ryun, dies

Jul. 24, 2020 10:29 AM EDT

Ben Jipcho, a Kenyan runner who sacrificed his hopes of winning a medal at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics to help teammate Kip Keino beat American rival Jim Ryun in the 1,500 meters, died Friday. He was 77. The Kenyan track federation said Jipcho died early Friday morning and called him one of the...

Nantaga Sanguannoi poses for photo during her evening walk at Lumpini park Bangkok, Thailand on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Sanguannoi, works as a registered nurse in a hospital in Bangkok.

The global march of face masks: A mirror on humanity

Jul. 24, 2020 3:14 AM EDT

SAINT-GERMAIN-EN-LAYE, France (AP) — House keys, wallet or purse, mobile phone and .... oh, yes: face mask. Reluctantly for many, but also inexorably in the face of a deadly invisible enemy, small rectangles of flimsy yet live-saving tissue have in mere months joined the list of...

Juana Perez, whose 2 1/2 year-old son Dylan is missing, holds a poster of him outside of the presidential palace that asks for President Manuel Andres Lopez Obrador to help her find him, in Mexico City, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. The search for Perez's boy who was led away from a market in southern Mexico's Chiapas state three weeks ago led police to a horrifying discovery: 23 abducted children being kept at a house and forced to sell trinkets in the street. Pérez said officials told her that her son had not yet been found. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Child abduction, forced labor scandal widens in south Mexico

Jul. 22, 2020 10:09 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A scandal involving the abduction and exploitation of young children in a colonial Mexican city popular with tourists widened Wednesday when prosecutors released additional evidence that an adult apparently used other children to help kidnap a missing 2-year-old boy. The search for...