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Mexican migrant in Texas tragedy hoped to reach kin in Ohio

Jun. 29, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The two cousins returned to the tiny, hardscrabble hamlet they grew up in in southern Mexico about two weeks ago to say goodbye in what has become a rite of passage for generations of migrants from their remote, impoverished mountainous region in Oaxaca state. ...

Infant burials in Mexico: Aztec customs lasted post-Conquest

Jun. 27, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Four children in Mexico were buried in the years after the Spanish Conquest with rituals and grave offerings that suggest that pre-Hispanic customs lived on for some time after the Aztec empire fell. The National Institute of Anthropology and History said Monday...

Mass same-sex wedding in Mexico challenges discrimination

Jun. 25, 2022 12:25 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Even after five years of living together in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, something as simple as holding hands or sharing a kiss in public is unthinkable for Dayanny Marcelo and Mayela Villalobos. There is an ever-present fear of being rejected or attacked...

Mexico climber dies scaling active, off-limits volcano

Jun. 24, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A woman mountain climber in Mexico died and a climbing companion was injured when they scaled the highly active, off-limits peak of the Popocatepetl volcano. Mexico’s volunteer Mountain Rescue and Assistance Brigade confirmed Friday that the climbers fell into...

2 priests killed in Mexico devoted decades to remote region

Jun. 22, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Well before many roads were paved in Mexico’s remote Tarahumara mountains, Jesuit priest Javier Campos crisscrossed the area on a motorcycle. During five decades ministering to its impoverished communities, his familiar imitation of a rooster and love of singing earned him...

Mexico scientist gets 4 years for spying for Russia in Miami

Jun. 22, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A prominent Mexican scientist who led a double life with two families on separate continents and was co-opted by Russian agents into surveilling a U.S. government informant residing in Miami has been sentenced to four years and one day in federal prison. Hector...

Mexican diplomat starts jostling for 2024 nomination

Jun. 20, 2022 21:24 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s top diplomat began the open jostling to win the 2024 nomination of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s Morena party on Monday. Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard offered his WhatsApp number for comments from the public Monday, and on...

FIFA picks 2026 World Cup cities, predicts US `No 1 sport'

Jun. 17, 2022 07:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The 16 cities of the first World Cup spread across three nations were revealed, and FIFA President Gianni Infantino made a bold statement summing up the goal of the 2026 tournament, to be played largely in the United States. “By 2026, soccer — or futbol — will...

The 16 venues picked to host World Cup matches in 2026

Jun. 16, 2022 23:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A look at the 16 venues hosting soccer matches at the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico and Canada: ___ ARLINGTON, TEXAS AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys, is the largest venue in the NFL. The stadium, which...

Pinstripes in Paris: Yanks want to play 2025 games in France

Jun. 16, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Look for pinstripes in Paris. The New York Yankees have told Major League Baseball they want to be one of the teams for the sport’s first games in continental Europe at the Stade de France outside Paris during 2025, two people familiar with the planning told The...