Latest Monterrey News

26 killed in fiery attack on bar in southern Mexico

Aug. 28, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

COATZACOALCOS, Mexico (AP) — Gang members burst into a bar, blocked all the exits and then started a fire that killed 26 people and injured about a dozen others, Mexican officials said Wednesday. Authorities said the attack in the Gulf coast city of Coatzacoalcos late Tuesday apparently was overseen by a...

Tennessee man sought in 2015 killing arrested in Mexico

Aug. 22, 2019 5:24 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Federal authorities say a Tennessee man wanted on a murder charge in a shooting at a market four years ago has been found in Mexico. The U.S. Marshals Service says in a news release that Christian Hall has been arrested in Monterrey, Mexico, on charges of first-degree murder and...

Mexico is busing asylum-seeking migrants to southern border

Aug. 16, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government said Friday it is busing migrants who have applied for asylum in the United States to the southern Mexico state of Chiapas. About 30,000 migrants have been sent back to northern Mexican border cities to await U.S. asylum hearings under a policy known as "Remain in...

900 asylum seekers returned to wait in Mexican border city

Aug. 2, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — The United States government has sent about 900 mostly Central American and Cuban migrants back to this northern Mexico border city since expanding its controversial "remain in Mexico" program to the easternmost point on the shared border two weeks ago, Mexican authorities say....

Fear, bribes, gangs, coyotes: A Guatemalan's trek to the US

Jul. 30, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — René, a 35-year-old man from Guatemala, stretched and paced inside a Tijuana warehouse as he awaited word that it was time for a three-day hike into California through the nearby mountains. It would be his second attempt to cross the border illegally in a little over a month....

Migrants sent back by US dumped in Mexico's Monterrey

Jul. 25, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — The bus carrying dozens of Central Americans from the Texas border arrived in this northern Mexican city late at night and pulled up next to the station. Men and women disembarked with children in their arms or staggering sleepily by their sides, looked around fearfully and...