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Classmates of Fatima, a 7-year-old girl who was abducted from the entrance of the Enrique C. Rebsamen primary school and later murdered, sit in front of the school entrance in Mexico City, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. The girl's body was found wrapped in a bag and abandoned in a rural area on Saturday and was identified by genetic testing. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Killing of 7-year-old girl stokes anger in Mexico

Feb. 17, 2020 4:42 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The killing of a 7-year-old girl on the southern outskirts of Mexico City has stoked rising anger over brutal slayings of women, including one found stabbed to death and skinned earlier this month. The city prosecutor's office said Monday that investigators identified a body found over...

Members of the Marabunta Brigade try to stop police from attacking demonstrators during a protest against gender violence in Mexico City, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. The protest comes after last week's vicious murder of Ingrid Escamilla by her husband and controversy unleashed by the leaking of images of her body to the press, in a country where an average of 10 women are killed every day. (AP Photo/Ginnette Riquelme)

Angry protests in Mexico after woman's gruesome killing

Feb. 14, 2020 9:15 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Angry demonstrations broke out in Mexico City on Friday as hundreds of women protested the gruesome slaying and mutilation of a young woman, a case that has come to personify outrage over the rising incidence of gender-related killings, or femicides. In the morning, dozens of protesters...

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, file photo, recording artist Lizzo performs at the Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl Party at Meridian on Island Gardens in Miami. Fresh from winning three Grammys, singer Lizzo visited Mexico City for a private concert, surprising her fans with acoustic versions of her hits and a toast with tequila. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)

Lizzo talks diversity, self-confidence and femininity

Feb. 14, 2020 5:54 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Fresh from winning three Grammys, singer Lizzo visited Mexico City for a private concert, surprising her fans with acoustic versions of her hits and a toast with tequila. The star from Detroit, who won best pop solo performance (“Truth Hurts”), best traditional R&B...

FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2020 file photo, migrants line up behind an Honduran flag at the border crossing between Guatemala and Mexico in Tecun Uman, Guatemala. The European Union said on Thursday, Feb. 13, that it's donating 4 million euros ($4.3 million) to help refugees in Mexico, Costa Rica and Honduras find living-wage jobs and better integrate into society. The announcement in Mexico City on Thursday came as the number of asylum seekers in Mexico in particular has skyrocketed. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

EU, others work on refugee job development in Latin America

Feb. 13, 2020 6:11 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The European Union says it is donating 4 million euros ($4.3 million) to help refugees in Mexico, Costa Rica and Honduras find living-wage jobs and better integrate into society. The announcement in Mexico City on Thursday came as the number of asylum seekers in Mexico in particular...

Mexican art critic shatters contemporary piece at art fair

Feb. 9, 2020 5:05 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An art critic has destroyed a contemporary piece at Mexico's premiere art fair, setting off a spirited debate about what constitutes art. Critic Avelina Lésper said she accidentally shattered the installation Saturday at the Zona Maco art fair in Mexico City when she placed an...

An aerial view of the Multifamiliar Tlalpan in Mexico City, Saturday, Feb 8, 2020. Before the 2017 earthquake, which killed more than 200 people in the capital, the complex was home to 500 families. The residents have trickled back since November as workers finished on one building and then another. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)

Mexico City residents displaced by earthquake finally home

Feb. 8, 2020 7:43 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — After more than two years of protests, including campouts, dozens of families displaced by the 2017 earthquake in Mexico City have a new home: a five-story building that stands where their former apartments pancaked, killing nine people. The new structure is “a historic emblem of...

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, center, arrives to meet with Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza at the Foreign Ministry in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

Russian foreign minister visits Venezuela, bolstering Maduro

Feb. 7, 2020 3:52 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Russia's foreign minister visited Venezuela on Friday in a show of support for President Nicolás Maduro as U.S. vows of more pressure threaten to cut off the socialist leader from a key financial ally in Moscow. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's stop in Caracas follows a trip...

FILW - This Dec. 3, 2018 file photo provided by the Mexican Presidential press office shows the presidential airplane at the presidential hangar at Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City. Mexico is trying to sell its luxurious presidential jet to Canada, but will raffle the plane off if the Canadians don't want it, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (Mexican Presidential press office via AP, File)

Mexico won't really raffle off huge presidential jet

Feb. 7, 2020 2:57 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans will no longer have to worry about where to park a Boeing Dreamliner when the government raffles off the luxurious presidential jet: the air force will keep it. In fact, nobody will win the actual $130 million Boeing 787 plane in the lottery-style raffle to be held in coming...

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrives for a a news conference in Mexico City, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Russia FM: No proposal for Maduro exit in Venezuela visit

Feb. 6, 2020 9:16 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Russia's foreign minister said Thursday that Moscow maintains its position there should be a “national dialogue without previous conditions” in Venezuela to resolve the South American nation’s protracted political crisis. Sergey Lavrov said that in making his tour of...

Guatemala's President Alejandro Giammattei shakes hands with Mexican Senate President Monica Fernandez Balboa after addressing the senate members in Mexico City, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

In Mexico, Guatemala president urges trade to slow migration

Feb. 6, 2020 4:45 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s new president urged Mexico on Thursday to boost commercial ties between the neighboring nations, arguing that creating more work opportunities is crucial for reducing migration northward toward the United States. Speaking at the Senate in Mexico City, Alejandro...