Latest Mexico government News

US plans to reinstate 'Remain in Mexico' policy next month

Oct. 15, 2021 03:22 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration said it plans to reinstate a Trump-era border policy next month to make asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court, complying with a judge's order. It hinges on approval of the Mexican government, which...

US envoy: US asking Mexico to let in DEA and other agents

Oct. 09, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The new U.S. ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazar, said Saturday the United States has asked the Mexican government to allow agents, including those from the Drug Enforcement Administration, to work in Mexico. Last year, Mexico pulled foreign agents'...

Mexico asks Israel for extradition in missing students case

Oct. 01, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president has revealed he sent a letter to the Israeli government asking for the extradition of a former top security official, Tomás Zerón. Zerón was the head of the federal investigation agency at the time of the abduction of 43...

Mexican soldiers discover 43-acre marijuana farm in north

Sep. 26, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican soldiers found a 43-acre (17.4-hectare) marijuana farm in the northern border state of Chihuahua, the army said Sunday. The army said the fields were capable of producing about 11 tons (22,000 kilograms) of marijuana. The fields were found in...

14 Mexican soldiers crossed into US; 1 had marijuana

Sep. 25, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Fourteen Mexican army soldiers were briefly detained and then returned to Mexico after they crossed into the U.S. at a border bridge in El Paso, Texas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that two Mexican military vehicles crossed...

Mexico allows limited return of activists to help porpoise

Sep. 23, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The environmentalist group Sea Shepherd said Thursday the Mexican government will allow it to return to the Gulf of California to help efforts to save the critically endangered vaquita marina porpoise, but won’t allow the group to remove illegal gill nets. ...

Mexican government charges against academics criticized

Sep. 22, 2021 21:47 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has so many drug lords to deal with that critics openly wondered Wednesday why the government has instead sought to lock up 31 academics, professors and scientists in the country’s harshest maximum security prison. The government of...

Mexican soldiers, police kill 9 in shootout near US border

Sep. 16, 2021 23:20 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican soldiers and police killed 9 suspected gunmen in shootouts near the U.S. border Thursday. The government of the northern border state of Coahuila said state police officers came under fire while patrolling a dirt road southwest of the border...

2 Mexican guardsmen wounded in Michoacan fighting

Sep. 15, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A clash between gunmen and National Guard troops in the Mexican state of Michoacan has left at least two guardsmen wounded, officials said Wednesday. The shooting occurred near one of the entrances to the town of Tepalcatepec, about 350 miles (565...

Mexico finishes 3-month push to vaccinate border residents

Sep. 14, 2021 21:26 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government said Tuesday it has successfully completed a three-month push to provide coronavirus vaccines to all adult residents of communities along its border with the United States. Mexico said that when it began the effort in June, it...