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Mexican president wants to re-name drug growing area

May. 27, 2022 21:14 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday he wants to change the name of a notorious drug-producing area known as “the Golden Triangle” to “The Triangle of Good, Hard-Working People.” The remote, mountainous area in northern Mexico is...

Judge issues injunction against Mexico City bullfights

May. 27, 2022 20:43 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican judge issued an injunction against bullfighting in Mexico City on Friday, and ordered a hearing on whether to ban the practice. The constitutional injunction orders that no fights be held until after a hearing early June. It is not...

New independent Mexican union wins wage increase at GM plant

May. 27, 2022 19:03 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A new independent union at a Mexican auto plant that won a historic organizing vote last year has negotiated an 8.5% wage increase for unionized employees. Authorities said Friday that workers at the GM transmission and pickup plants in the northern Mexico city...

Mexican court injuntion against plan to employ Cuban doctors

May. 26, 2022 22:50 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A judge in Mexico agreed Thursday to consider a preliminary injunction against plans by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to hire about 500 specialized doctors from Cuba. According to a copy of the injunction, the government has not proved the doctors have...

Yankees sign Matt Carpenter, bring up Manny Bañuelos

May. 26, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Matt Carpenter was inserted to the New York Yankees' lineup as the designated hitter after agreeing to a one-year contract on Thursday, a week after he was released from the Texas Rangers' minor league system. Carpenter entered the lineup for a series...

Death toll in Mexico migrant bus crash rises to 7

May. 26, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities said Thursday that the death toll in a bus crash in northern Mexico has risen to seven. All of the dead and the 24 injured were migrants. One of those killed was a pregnant woman, and two of the injured were minors. No nationalities...

Mexico to exhume young woman's body in ongoing investigation

May. 26, 2022 14:13 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Investigators said Thursday they will ask a judge to allow the exhumation of the body of a young woman found in a motel’s water tank in April in an effort to clarify the cause of her death. Debanhi Escobar, 18, was found dead days after getting out of a taxi on...

6 migrants die, 25 injured in Mexico bus crash

May. 25, 2022 19:40 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in northern Mexico said Wednesday that six migrants were killed and 25 were injured after a bus they were riding in plunged through a guardrail and down an embankment. It was the latest in a series of deadly crashes and drownings of migrants in the...

Strong earthquake shakes south Mexico; no injuries reported

May. 25, 2022 18:52 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake shook southern Mexico on Wednesday, setting off alarms and driving anxious residents of Oaxaca into the street. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake’s epicenter was 3 miles (5 kilometers) north-northeast of Santa María...

Mexico's economy grew 1% in 1st quarter

May. 25, 2022 11:22 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s economy grew 1% in the first three months of the year, accelerating somewhat after registering meager 0.2% growth in the previous quarter, according to seasonally adjusted data released by the government Wednesday. Compared to the first quarter of last...