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Mexico halfway through quake restoration of old churches

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The earthquake struck in seconds, but three years later restorers still face a monumental task: about half of the 2,340 colonial-era buildings and churches damaged in the 2017 Mexic...

Mexico identifies submerged wreck of Mayan slave ship

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Archaeologists in Mexico said Tuesday they have identified a ship that carried Mayan people into virtual slavery in the 1850s, the first time such a ship has been found. ...

Coronavirus shutdown threatens Mexico's storied dance halls

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Salon Los Angeles had been crowded every weekend since 1937 with couples twirling to mambo, cha-cha-cha, salsa and danzon. Everyone from slum-dwellers to movie stars and million...

Mexico struggles with US water debt, suggests UN audit

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As Mexico struggles to pay a water debt to the United States, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Thursday he might personally appeal to President Donald Trump for clemency, ...

Mexico's 'telfon' presidency loses some sheen but survives

MEXICO CITY (AP) — For a president with a plunging economy and the world’s fourth-highest number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mexico’s Andrés Manuel López Obrador isn’t doing so badly. ...

Mexico president attacks environmentalists' foreign funding

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president launched a blistering attack on several environmentalist groups Friday, suggesting they were being paid by foreign foundations to oppose his controversial train p...

Mexico targets junk food as obesity takes toll amid pandemic

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As more states propose or approve bans on junk food sales to minors, Mexico is seeing the tide turn against high-calorie snacks that experts say have given the country one of the hi...

Mexico: Odebrecht allegedly paid for slick 2012 campaign

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans were inundated by a slick, expensive ad campaign on behalf of front-running presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto for the 2012 election, but few then suspected who is n...

Global coronavirus cases top 20 million, doubling in 45 days

MITO, Japan (AP) — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide topped 20 million on Tuesday, more than half of them from the U.S., India and Brazil. Health officials believe...

Bad week for Mexico tourism capped by mis-translations

MEXICO CITY (AP) — It has been a bad week for Mexican tourism promotion, and it got worse Friday when the English language version of the country’s tourism website appeared with hilarious mis-translat...

Mexico inaugurates dam that is flooding Indigenous sites

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador inaugurated a dam in northern Mexico on Wednesday even though work was symbolically suspended by anthropologists because it is flooding thousan...

Mexico to create drug purchasing agency amid shortages

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president said Thursday he is creating a central national purchasing and distribution agency for medicines, vaccines and medical equipment amid persistent shortages during ...

Vehicles burned in Mexico to protest US water payment

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Demonstrators in northern Mexico have burned several government vehicles, blocked railway tracks and set afire a government office and highway tollbooths to protest water payments t...

Murders in Mexico, especially of women, grew during pandemic

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of homicides in Mexico has grown during the new coronavirus pandemic, including a 9.2% spike in killings of women, according to government figures released Monday. ...

Mexico's president turns attention to cartel-plagued states

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is traveling to three of Mexico’s most violent states this week to counter what many call a “hands-off” strategy toward drug cartels that has e...