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Mexican abortion advocates look to help women in US

Jan. 19, 2022 10:41 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Decades ago, Mexican activists drove women into the United States to terminate their pregnancies at clinics. Now it’s women in the U.S. who are facing more challenges to accessing abortion services and again Mexican activists are stepping up to offer support. ...

Colombian author García Márquez had secret Mexican daughter

Jan. 17, 2022 20:30 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — For decades renowned Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez kept the public from knowing about an intimate aspect of his life: He had a daughter with a Mexican writer, with whom he had an extramarital affair in the early 1990s. The closely guarded secret...

Mexican governor says predecessor made deals with gangs

Jan. 17, 2022 18:50 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The governor of Mexico’s Morelos state claimed Monday his predecessor and the previous police chief negotiated with a drug gang. Gov. Cuauhtémoc Blanco had himself been forced to deny any drug links earlier this month after a 3-year-old photo surfaced showing...

Mexico seizes 380,000 boxes of Kellogg's cereal

Jan. 14, 2022 16:31 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has seized 380,000 boxes of Corn Flakes, Special K and other Kellogg’s cereals, claiming the boxes had cartoon drawings on them in violation of recently enacted laws aimed at improving children’s diets. While Corn Flakes or Rice Krispies are clearly...

105 Mexican immigration agents linked to corruption

Jan. 13, 2022 19:06 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s immigration agency said Thursday that 105 of its agents have been reported to the internal affairs office for allegedly corrupt behavior. The National Immigration Institute did not describe the purported wrongdoing, but said it was combatting...

Mexico's president wants Mexicans to buy Citigroup unit

Jan. 13, 2022 17:50 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Thursday he hopes Mexican investors buy the local subsidiary of Citigroup. In a post on social media, the president said that “we would like this bank to be Mexicanized,” contending that foreign bankers...

Mexican president says his COVID-19 case is 'like a cold'

Jan. 11, 2022 16:10 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Tuesday he was hoarse and had a sore throat after testing positive for COVID-19 for the second time. López Obrador suggested he had the omicron variant, saying “this new variant of COVID isn't very...

Mexican president announces he has COVID-19 for 2nd time

Jan. 10, 2022 19:55 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president announced Monday he has come down with COVID-19 a second time, as coronavirus infections spike in Mexico and virus tests become scarce. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador wrote that he tested positive, after he had sounded hoarse at a...

Moderna gives Mexico 2.7 million shots as deaths top 300,000

Jan. 08, 2022 16:09 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. company Moderna donated 2.7 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to Mexico Saturday as the country’s official death toll topped 300,000. Mexico passed 300,000 test-confirmed coronavirus deaths this week, but so little testing is done in the country...

Mexicans continue tradition of king cakes

Jan. 06, 2022 13:21 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — While tortillas come to mind when Mexico is mentioned, every Jan. 6, Mexicans’ love of bread comes to the fore with the cutting of oval brioche decorated with candied fruit known as king cakes to celebrate Epiphany. Just hours before Mexicans took their first...