Mexico's president in no hurry to confront virus outbreak

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Many countries in Latin America have taken aggressive measures to deal with the coronavirus such as closing their borders, dock and airports to foreigners, declaring states of emerg...

A snapshot of Mexico's cartel landscape amid rising violence

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Another year, another homicide total unseen before in Mexico’s modern history as the country struggles to check rising violence. Cartels and other criminal groups...

Mexico's AMLO says he'll end appearances when time's right

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Monday he will suspend his tours of the countryside and intimate, person-to-person interactions with large numbers of supporters when his ...

Mexico: AMLO shakes, hugs, cheek-kisses despite virus advice

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Health authorities are imploring Mexicans to change their lifestyles to slow the spread of the new coronavirus: Avoid physical greetings, keep your distance from others, avoid nones...

Mexico president: Anti-femicide protests won't change policy

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Tuesday that recent protests against rising killings of women in Mexico will not change his government’s long-term, ground-up approach to ...

Outspoken gang critic LeBarón flees threat in Mexico for US

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A prominent member of a community of U.S.-Mexican dual citizens living in northern Mexico that was shattered by the November massacre of three women and six children along a rural r...

Mexico president ties shootout dead to drug consumption

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador suggested Wednesday without offering evidence that most of those who die in Mexico's cartel- and gang-fueled firefights are high on drugs or in...

Mexico data confirm 0.1% economic contraction in 2019

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s economy entered a technical recession and contracted 0.1% in 2019, the first year of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s six-year term, according to fourth-quarter gove...

Illegal net snares humpback in endangered porpoise refuge

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Rescuers in Mexico were partially able to free a humpback whale that became entangled in a fishing net illegally set inside a refuge for the critically endangered vaquita porpoise i...

Mexico City arrests 2 suspects in death of 7-year-old girl

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities said late Wednesday they arrested a woman and a man suspected in the kidnapping of a 7-year-old girl whose dead body was found wrapped in a plastic bag days later, a cas...

Murdered Mexico City girl buried amid grief, outrage

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A 7-year-old Mexico City girl whose brutal murder has generated national outrage was buried Tuesday as capital officials pledged to tighten rules for children leaving government sch...

After crackdown, Mexico president sees caravans as waning

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday that he expects more caravans of Central American migrants and asylum seekers to emerge, but he sees the phenomenon which became a ...

Some see end to caravans as Mexican guardsmen stop migrants

FRONTERA HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — From the roadside stand where his family sells mole, barbecue and chicken stew, Miguel Ángel Vázquez has seen all the caravans of Central American migrants and asylum s...

Monument to honor US-Mexican dual citizens slain in Mexico

LA MORA, Mexico (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Sunday that a monument will be put up to memorialize nine U.S.-Mexican dual citizens ambushed and slain last year by suspected drug ga...

In Mexican capital, red shoes to protest killings of women

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Stiletto heels. Clogs. Trainers. Tiny, child-size Crocs. Activists placed hundreds of painted-red women’s shoes on Mexico City’s sun-drenched main square Saturday...