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2,000 migrants continue walk through southern Mexico

Oct. 24, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

HUEHUETAN, Mexico (AP) — A group of about 2,000 mainly Central American migrants continued their mass exodus from the southern Mexico city of Tapachula Sunday, reaching a town about 16 miles (26 kms) away. Migrants walked in the early morning, starting out before dawn,...

Guatemala sets curfew in province after protests

Oct. 24, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The Guatemalan government declared a month-long, dawn-to-dusk curfew Sunday and banned pubic gatherings in the northern coastal province of Izabal, following two days of protests against a mining project. Thousands of police confronted...

Hurricane Rick heads toward Mexico's Pacific coast

Oct. 24, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Rick headed for Mexico’s southern Pacific coast Sunday and is forecast to reach land by Monday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Rick had winds as high as 85 miles per hour ( 140 kph) and was expected to hit somewhere around the...

Over 2,000 migrants march out of southern city in Mexico

Oct. 23, 2021 21:28 PM EDT

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Over 2,000 migrants, mainly Central Americans, began walking out of a city in southern Mexico on Saturday where they have essentially been trapped. The migrants walked along a highway leading west and north toward the U.S. border, and pushed...

Hurricane Rick gains force off Mexico's Pacific coast

Oct. 23, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Rick gathered force Saturday off Mexico’s southern Pacific coast and is forecast to reach land by Monday as a near-Category 3 storm. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Rick may become a near-major hurricane with winds as high as 115...

Raging gunbattles in northern Mexico city kill 4, wound 2

Oct. 23, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Residents of the northern Mexico border city of Matamoros were recovering Saturday from a night of terror in which raging gunbattles left civilians diving for cover. The government of the border state of Tamaulipas said three gunmen,...

Tropical Storm Rick strengthens off Mexico's Pacific coast

Oct. 22, 2021 23:09 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Rick formed Friday off Mexico’s southern Pacific coast and is forecast to hit that coast at hurricane strength early next week. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Rick was located about 305 miles (490 kilometers) south of the...

California travel blogger among 2 killed in Mexico's Tulum

Oct. 22, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A San Jose, California woman born in India was one of two foreign tourists killed in the apparent crossfire of a drug-gang shootout in Mexico’s Caribbean coast resort of Tulum. Authorities in Quintana Roo, the state where Tulum, Playa del Carmen...

Hamilton-Verstappen Formula 1 duel hits the track in Texas

Oct. 22, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The red-hot rivalry between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton returned to the race track with a flip of the finger and an insult. It was only practice but the exchange Friday between the Formula One title contenders made for a spirited opening day...

Illegal border crossings fall in September but hit year high

Oct. 22, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Illegal border crossings from Mexico fell in September for only the second time in 17 months, but the federal fiscal year ended with the highest count ever, authorities said Friday. Migrants were stopped 192,001 times, down 9% from August and below...