Correction: Mexico-Violence story

MORELIA, Mexico (AP) — In a story Oct. 15 about two shootouts between Mexican security forces and suspected drug cartel gunmen, The Associated Press reported erroneously that they took place the same day. One took place Monday, and the other Tuesday. A corrected version of the story is below: Mexico: Families of slain police angry, […]

Mexico fears return to “certification” with terrorism label

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans reacted Wednesday with anger to U.S. President Donald Trump’s pledge to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations. Mexican officials and experts don’t fear that Trump will send killer drones into Mexico. Such drone strikes have been a mainstay of U.S. anti-terror operations in Pakistan and Afghanistan, but nobody thinks […]

5.4, 6.3 earthquakes rattle southern Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A 5.4-magnitude earthquake has rattled the southern Pacific coast of Mexico before dawn, just hours after a 6.3 quake. The U.S. Geological Survey said the two quakes occurred at almost the same spot, just offshore from the Mexico-Guatemala border. It was unclear if the 5.4 quake at 11:30 a.m. UTC on […]

Mexico bars shipment of glyphosate pesticide

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government says it won’t allow a 1,000-ton shipment of the pesticide glyphosate into the country, citing health and environmental concerns. Mexico became the latest in a string of countries to announce bans on glyphosate, the active ingredient in weed killer Roundup. Mexico’s environment department said Monday it denied a […]

Mexico says it disagrees with US Supreme Court order

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said Thursday that Mexico’s government doesn’t agree with an “astonishing” U.S. Supreme Court order that would block migrants from countries other than Mexico and Canada from applying for asylum at U.S. borders. Speaking at President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s daily news conference, Ebrard said that Mexico […]

Half of trains in Mexico found carrying migrants

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico said Thursday it has found migrants riding on about half of trains inspected. While the largest number of migrants were detained while walking — 41,649 between June and Dec. 22 — many migrants walk along tracks hoping to hop onto a passing train. About 2,800 migrants were found hidden in […]

Mexico extradites son of a founder of Sinaloa cartel to US

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A son of one of the founders of the Sinaloa drug cartel on Friday appeared in a U.S. court on trafficking and other charges after he was extradited from Mexico. Ismael Zambada-Imperial pleaded not guilty to the charges in the federal court in San Diego, California, and his next court hearing […]

Caravan of 2,000 migrants detained in southern Mexico

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Mexican officials broke up a caravan of around 2,000 migrants that had set out from southern Mexico Saturday in the hopes of reaching the United States, amid increasing difficulty obtaining permission to pass through Mexico. Many of the migrants who departed from Tapachula, Chiapas early in the morning had been held […]

Mexico reaffirms rejection of US labor inspectors

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said Monday he does not feel tricked by the insertion of a provision for labor inspectors in legislation for a new regional trade agreement before the U.S. Congress. Mexico’s lead negotiator for the accord that will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement was in Washington […]

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