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AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

Feb. 03, 2023 00:04 AM EST

Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2023 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was curated by AP photo editor Anita Baca in Mexico City. Follow AP visual journalism: ...

Money Mexican migrants send home up 13.4% in 2022

Feb. 01, 2023 11:11 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The money that Mexican migrants send home to their relatives grew by 13.4% in 2022, totaling about $58.5 billion for the year as a whole, Mexico’s central bank said Wednesday. While that is a record amount for migrant remittances to Mexico, it represents a...

15 students in Mexico treated for internet drug 'challenge'

Jan. 31, 2023 14:05 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Fifteen grade school students in Mexico have been treated after apparently taking part in an internet “challenge” in which groups of students take tranquilizers to see who can stay awake the longest. The incident occurred Monday in the north-central city of...

Mexico's growth slows to 0.4% in 4Q, 3.6% in 2022

Jan. 31, 2023 11:20 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s economy slowed in the last quarter of 2022 but still managed to advance by 0.4%, bringing economic expansion for the full year to 3.6%, the National Statistics Institute announced Tuesday. The country’s gross domestic product had expanded by 0.9% in...

Mexicans relish tamales, savoring tradition and nostalgia

Jan. 31, 2023 10:06 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — At least three times a week, Mexico City bus driver Nicolás Cuatencos stops by a stand selling tamales to pick up a “guajolota,” or “turkey.” It's a corn husk-wrapped corn dough and salsa delicacy slid into crusty bun, and it's been his weakness since childhood. ...

Broken baby Jesus statues flood restorers ahead of feast day

Jan. 31, 2023 08:35 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — It is Maximinio Vertiz’ busy season. Dozens of beloved but worn and broken baby Jesus figurines will pass through this 49-year-old craftsman’s hands, restoring them in time for their annual pilgrimage to church for a Candlemas blessing. Holding a putty knife...

Smuggler tells US jury he paid off ex-Mexico security chief

Jan. 30, 2023 14:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Describing meetings at a car wash and a smuggler's country house, a onetime drug trafficker testified Monday that he paid a former cabinet-level Mexican security official millions of dollars for help that included U.S. government information about a huge cocaine shipment in...

Mexico City says subway crash caused by cut wires, speeding

Jan. 27, 2023 20:36 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City prosecutors said Friday that severed cables and a speeding driver were responsible for a Jan. 7 subway crash that killed one person and injured dozens. One subway train slammed into another between stations, leading city officials to suspect...

Nicaragua arrests 24 after attack in indigenous land dispute

Jan. 27, 2023 20:12 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nicaraguan authorities said Friday they arrested 24 settlers after they allegedly attacked an indigenous community as part of a land dispute. It was the first large-scale arrest of non-indigenous settlers after several years of invasions and attacks in the...

Relics found in 23 lead boxes in Mexico City cathedral

Jan. 27, 2023 17:22 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Experts restoring the interior of Mexico City’s Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral said Friday they found 23 lead boxes containing religious inscriptions and relics like small paintings and wood or palm crosses. The lead containers are about the size of a...