Latest Mexico government News

Shein clothing line drops Maya blouse as Mexico complains

Jul. 21, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The fast-fashion online clothing seller Shein said Thursday it has dropped an embroidered floral blouse after the Mexican government complained it appropriated designs made for generations by Mayan women on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. The bold colored, heavily...

EXPLAINER: US energy sector dispute with Mexico

Jul. 21, 2022 10:38 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. government has forced Mexico into negotiations over what Washington considers unfair practices that are effectively excluding U.S. and other foreign companies from the Mexican energy sector in violation of the free trade agreement they signed with Canada. Mexico says...

US demands talks on Mexican energy policies it calls unfair

Jul. 20, 2022 22:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is putting pressure on Mexico over energy policies that Washington says unfairly favor Mexico's state-owned electricity and oil companies over American competitors and clean-energy suppliers. The U.S. is demanding talks to resolve the dispute,...

EXPLAINER: 37 years later, Mexican drug lord to face justice

Jul. 19, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The capture of fugitive drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero was hailed by U.S. authorities as an example of cooperation with Mexico in the fight against drugs. But in fact Caro Quintero had been the source of 37 years of tension between the two countries. Caro...

Train endangers some of Mexico's oldest pre-historic sites

Jul. 19, 2022 11:05 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government has invoked national security powers to forge ahead with a tourist train along the Caribbean coast that threatens extensive caves where some of the oldest human remains in North America have been discovered. President Andrés Manuel López...

Mexico captures infamous drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero

Jul. 15, 2022 22:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Infamous drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero, who was behind the killing of a U.S. DEA agent in 1985, was captured Friday by Mexican forces nearly a decade after walking out of a Mexican prison and returning to drug trafficking, Mexico's navy said. Caro Quintero was...

Mexico returns 8 bodies of migrants in Texas truck tragedy

Jul. 13, 2022 19:12 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican air force plane landed at an airport near Mexico City on Wednesday, bearing eight bodies of the 53 migrants who were found dead in a truck in Texas last month. They were the first to be returned of the 26 Mexicans among those who died of heat and...

Moody's downgrades Mexican government's debt rating

Jul. 08, 2022 19:32 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Moody’s Investors Service downgraded Mexican government debt Friday from Baa1 to Baa2, citing concerns about debt servicing costs and Mexico's support for the state-owned oil company. Baa2 is still one step above the lowest investment-grade rating, Baa3. ...

Mexico seizes 'historic' half-ton of fentanyl at warehouse

Jul. 07, 2022 09:19 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s army and National Guard announced Thursday what they called a “historic” seizure of over a half-ton of fentanyl at a warehouse in the northern city of Culiacan. “This is the largest seizure in history of this lethal drug,” said Assistant...

Mexican navy sets net hooks in bid to help vaquita porpoise

Jul. 05, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican navy said Tuesday it has begun a controversial plan to drop concrete blocks onto the bottom of the Gulf of California to snag illegal nets that drown critically endangered vaquita marina porpoises. As few as eight of the tiny, elusive porpoises...