Mexico bars quake-collapsed school in capital from operating
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Mexico bars quake-collapsed school in capital from operating

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Education Department has revoked the permits of an elementary and middle school where a wing of the building collapsed in the recent magnitude 7.1 earthquake, killing 26 people. Education Secretary Aurelio Nuno said Monday that the privately run Enrique Rebsamen school in Mexico City, which has been closed since the … Continue reading

Mexico hit by one of strongest quakes ever, at least 32 die
Latin America & the Caribbean

Mexico hit by one of strongest quakes ever, at least 32 die

MEXICO CITY (AP) — One of the most powerful earthquakes ever to strike Mexico has hit off its southern Pacific coast, killing at least 32 people, toppling houses, government offices and businesses while sending panicked people into the streets more than 650 miles (1,000 kilometers) away. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake hit off … Continue reading

Voting ends in state election that tests Mexico ruling party
International News

Voting ends in state election that tests Mexico ruling party

ECATEPEC, Mexico (AP) — Voters in Mexico’s most populous state cast ballots Sunday that could hand the ruling party a much-needed boost ahead of next year’s presidential elections or a potentially devastating blow by throwing off its uninterrupted 88-year local rule. Voting centers closed in the evening amid dueling accusations of vote buying, complaints that … Continue reading

Mexico starts giving residency to stranded Cubans
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Mexico starts giving residency to stranded Cubans

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government says it has started the process of giving residency permits to 588 Cuban migrants who have been stranded in the border city of Nuevo Laredo since the U.S. ‘changed its immigration policy in January. The National Immigration Institute says the permits don’t constitute political asylum or refugee status … Continue reading

Ex-Mexican governor’s long flight from justice ends
International News / Latin America & the Caribbean / Politics

Ex-Mexican governor’s long flight from justice ends

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The arrest of an ex-governor of the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas caps a five-year, seemingly desultory search for the ruling-party politician accused of organized crime and money laundering. It may have been one of the least serious searches in history. Analysts say the government was loath to arrest one of … Continue reading

During border visit, Sessions outlines immigration plan
International News / Latin America & the Caribbean

During border visit, Sessions outlines immigration plan

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions toured the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday, April 11, and unveiled what he described as a new get-tough approach to immigration prosecutions under President Donald Trump. The nation’s top law enforcement official outlined a series of changes that he said mark the start of a new push to rid … Continue reading

Mexican official: 250 skulls found in clandestine graves
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Mexican official: 250 skulls found in clandestine graves

MEXICO CITY (AP) — More than 250 skulls have been found over the last several months in what appears to be a drug cartel mass burial ground on the outskirts of the city of Veracruz, prosecutors said Tuesday, March 14. Veracruz state’s top prosecutor, Jorge Winckler, said the clandestine pits appeared to contain remains of … Continue reading

Venezuela rallies past Italy 4-3 to reach 2nd round of WBC
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Venezuela rallies past Italy 4-3 to reach 2nd round of WBC

GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit a tying homer and Rougned Odor delivered a go-ahead single during a three-run rally in the ninth inning that carried Venezuela past Italy 4-3 on Monday, March 13, night and into the second round of the World Baseball Classic. In a one-game tiebreaker that determined the final team … Continue reading

Vatican inequality talks start in California farm heartland
Latin America & the Caribbean / National / Politics

Vatican inequality talks start in California farm heartland

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — Pope Francis said that “no people is criminal and no religion is terrorist” in a welcome letter read aloud at a conference on economic inequality that opened Thursday, February 16, in the small farming city in California. The gathering of Catholic clergy and activists in Modesto, California, came as the world … Continue reading

Detained Mexican in Seattle pushed into immigration debate
Latin America & the Caribbean / National

Detained Mexican in Seattle pushed into immigration debate

SEATTLE (AP) — Lawyers for 23-year-old Daniel Ramirez Medina say he was asleep in a suburban Seattle house last week morning when immigration agents showed up to arrest his father, who authorities described as a previously deported felon. Despite Ramirez’s participation in a federal program to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children, … Continue reading

Monarch butterfly numbers drop by 27 percent in Mexico
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Monarch butterfly numbers drop by 27 percent in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico dropped by 27 percent this year, reversing last year’s recovery from historically low numbers, according to a study by government and independent experts released Thursday. The experts say the decline could be due to late winter storms last year that blew down more … Continue reading