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Mexico finds the remains of some of the 63 miners who died 18 years ago

Jun. 12, 2024 19:37 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities announced Wednesday that they found the remains of some of the 63 miners who were trapped 18 years ago in a coal mine in northern Mexico. The accident occurred at the Pasta de Conchos mine in the state of Coahuila, which borders Texas, on Feb....

Thousands of displaced residents in southern Mexico fear returning to their homes after violence

Jun. 11, 2024 22:59 PM EDT

YAJALON, Mexico (AP) — Thousands of residents displaced by violence that intensified this week in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas remained fearful Tuesday of returning to their homes. Authorities have had to set up camps for more than 4,000 displaced people who fled the town...

Mexico's tactic to cut immigration to the US: wear out migrants

Jun. 11, 2024 17:36 PM EDT

VILLAHERMOSA, Mexico (AP) — “Here, again.” Yeneska García’s face crumbled as she said it, and she pressed her head into her hands. Since fleeing crisis in Venezuela in January, the 23-year-old had trekked through the Darien Gap jungle dividing Colombia and...

Mexican peso weakens as next president vows to forge ahead with 20 reforms - and adds a couple more

Jun. 11, 2024 17:17 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican peso continued to weaken Tuesday as Mexico’s outgoing president — and his successor — vowed to forge ahead with some 20 c onstitutional changes that have rattled investors. Claudia Sheinbaum won this month’s presidential election. But she has...

Investigators probe the killings of 4 women and 2 children in central Mexico

Jun. 11, 2024 17:05 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Tuesday that investigators are looking into the killings of four women and two children in central Mexico, where National Guard officers were present. The murders occurred Sunday in León, an industrial city...

Over 4,000 residents flee a town in southern Mexico after armed gangs start shooting, burn homes

Jun. 10, 2024 13:33 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador acknowledged Monday that authorities have had to set up camps for displaced people after some 4,200 residents fled a town in the southern state of Chiapas. Residents of the town of Tila fled over the weekend after...

Mexico's outgoing president vows to pursue changes to Constitution despite market nervousness

Jun. 07, 2024 22:27 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s outgoing president pledged Friday to press ahead with j udicial reforms despite nervousness among investors and suggestions from his own handpicked successor that he should go slow. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said he would pursue 20...

A year of elections in democracies around the world is revealing deep dissatisfaction among voters

Jun. 05, 2024 16:45 PM EDT

In a community center in East London, about 20 men gathered for their regular lunch meeting, sipping coffee and tea from mismatched mugs and engaging in an increasingly popular pastime in the world’s democracies: Complaining about their government. They feel estranged from the...

Mexico’s next president faces 3 pressing challenges: money, dialogue and the US election

Jun. 04, 2024 15:50 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s newly elected president, the first woman to win the job, faces a long list of challenges, including persistent cartel violence, a deeply divided country, cash-straitened social programs and the long shadow of her mentor, outgoing President Andrés Manuel López...

Mexico's incoming administration pledges to reduce budget deficit as markets recover from shock

Jun. 04, 2024 15:47 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s treasury secretary pledged Tuesday to bring down the federal budget deficits in coming years, after the country suffered a partial meltdown in the currency and stock markets. Finance Minister Rogelio Ramírez said the federal deficit will be cut from...