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A violent, polarized Mexico goes to the polls to choose between 2 women presidential candidates

May. 30, 2024 11:00 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico goes into Sunday’s election deeply divided: friends and relatives no longer talk politics for fear of worsening unbridgeable divides, while drug cartels have split the country into a patchwork quilt of warring fiefdoms. The atmosphere is literally heating up, amid a...

Violence clouds the last day of campaigning for Mexico's election

May. 29, 2024 23:17 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico held the last day of campaigning Wednesday before Sunday’s nationwide election, but the closing rallies were darkened by attacks on candidates and the country's persistently high homicide rate. Opposition candidate Xóchitl Gálvez started her last...

Heat-related monkey deaths are now reported in several Mexican states

May. 29, 2024 12:43 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Heat-related howler monkeys deaths have now been reported in two more states in southern Mexico, after two other states reported die-offs earlier this month, environmental authorities said. Mexico's Environment Department said late Tuesday that monkey deaths have...

Mexican government says the arm of a 19th century mummy came off after mishandling by museum staff

May. 27, 2024 19:37 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's federal archaeology agency on Monday accused the conservative-governed city of Guanajuato of mistreating one of the country’s famous mummified 19th century bodies. The National Institute of Anthropology and History, INAH, said that during recent...

Heat-related monkey deaths climb in Mexico, as environmentalists report deaths of birds and bats

May. 27, 2024 14:50 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of heat-related howler monkeys deaths in Mexico has risen to 157, the government said, with a tragically small number of the primates treated or recovering. Meanwhile, an animal park in northern Mexico confirmed it has received reports that at least a...

A woman could be Mexico's next leader. Millions of others continue in shadows as domestic workers

May. 27, 2024 13:57 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Concepción Alejo is used to being invisible. Alejo, 43, touches her face up with makeup on a Tuesday morning, and steps out of her tiny apartment on the fringes of Mexico City. She walks until the cracked gravel outside her home turns into cobblestones, and the...

Warnings were issued about high winds before deadly Mexico stage collapse, but they went unheeded

May. 24, 2024 17:33 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Warnings were issued well before a campaign event about high winds that caused a deadly Mexico stage collapse this week, raising questions about why those alerts went unheeded. Organizers didn’t cancel an outdoor campaign rally in a suburb of the northern city...

She trails the ruling party's candidate to be Mexican leader. Visiting her hometown helps show why

May. 23, 2024 10:05 AM EDT

TEPATEPEC, Mexico (AP) — She sold snacks in a small town in central Mexico as a girl and rose to national politics with a biography that could help take her to the heights of power, she hoped. But polls are showing Xóchitl Gálvez trailing the ruling party's candidate in the June...

Mexico's drought, heatwave and water shortage are so bad even police are blocking traffic in protest

May. 22, 2024 14:59 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s drought, heatwave and water shortages have gotten so bad that even police blocked traffic in protest Wednesday. In recent months, residents of some Mexico City neighborhoods have regularly taken to forming human chains to block boulevards to demand...

Mexico's presidential front-runner walks a thin, tense line in following outgoing populist

May. 22, 2024 11:18 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As she runs to replace outgoing President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Claudia Sheinbaum is struggling to construct her own image, leaving many wondering whether she can escape the shadow of the larger-than-life incumbent. The former Mexico City mayor and...