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Mexico says it wants its ex-officials tried in Mexico

Mexico says it wants its ex-officials tried in Mexico

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MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's foreign secretary said Thursday the country no longer wants officials accused of corruption to be put on trial in the United States, a move that could scale back a tradition that saw most of Mexico’s corruption cases tried north of the border.However, a spokesman for Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said the country was still willing to extradite officials or drug traffickers, walking back an earlier statement by Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard.The flurry of exchanges came a day after the U.S. agreed to drop a high-profile drug trafficking and money laundering case against a former Mexican defense secretary, whose arrest in Los Angeles last month enraged Mexico.Presidential spokesman Jesús Ramírez told The Associated Press extradition and other cooper

Mexico rights agency says migrants held without light, water

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Mexico's National Human Rights Commission says migrants are being held at some government facilities without proper sanitary measures, with migrants with COVID-19 mixed in with those without symptomsByThe Associated PressOctober 23, 2020, 9:35 PM• 1 min readMEXICO CITY -- Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission said Friday that some migrants are being held at some government facilities without proper sanitary measures, with migrants with COVID-19 mixed in with some without symptoms.The governmental commission said one facility in southern Chiapas state lacked enough face masks and hand gel, and said social distancing measures are not being followed.It said some Central Americans are being held at another improvised facility that doesn’t have electrical service or running water.There, 19
Gamma drifts north of Yucatan Peninsula after lashing Mexico with damaging winds, flooding rain

Gamma drifts north of Yucatan Peninsula after lashing Mexico with damaging winds, flooding rain

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Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The record-breaking nature of the 2020 Atlantic Tropical Season continues as Tropical Storm Gamma meanders north of the Yucatan Peninsula early Monday after striking Mexico with strong winds and flooding rains over the weekend. Gamma became a tropical storm and gained its name on Friday evening as it strengthened in the northwestern Caribbean Sea, becoming only the second storm of its name to exist in Atlantic Basin history, and the earliest ever, beating out the Gamma of 2005. Advertisement The system made landfall at 12:45 p.m. EDT on Saturday near Tulum, Mexico, as a strong tropical storm. The National Hurricane Center said that a weather station at Xel-Ha Park, along the Yucatan coast just north of Tulum, reported sustained winds of 60 mph. In its 4 a.m CDT advisory o...
Tropical Storm Beta forms in the Gulf of Mexico, shattering records

Tropical Storm Beta forms in the Gulf of Mexico, shattering records

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Sept. 17 (UPI) -- After churning out Tropical Storm Wilfred and Subtropical Storm Alpha, the hyperactive Atlantic continues to generate more named storms with the formation of Tropical Storm Beta. Forming Friday afternoon, Beta had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph, and forecasters warn there is potential for the system to intensify into a hurricane while over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Advertisement The Atlantic once again became hyperactive on Friday with four tropical cyclones churning at once. Just on Monday, there were five tropical cyclones spinning simultaneously for the first time since Sept. 10-12, 1971. That number dropped to four Tuesday after Rene dissipated, leaving Paulette, Sally, Teddy and Vicky for a time. As of 4 p.m. CDT Friday, Major Hurricane Teddy, Tropic...

Mexico to keep US border closed to non-essential travel

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Mexico plans to extend the closure of its shared border with the United States for another month to non-essential travelByThe Associated PressAugust 13, 2020, 9:47 PM1 min readMEXICO CITY -- Mexico plans to extend the closure of its shared border with the United States for another month to non-essential travel, Mexico Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said Thursday. The current agreement runs through Aug. 21, but Ebrard said it does not make sense to reopen the border at this time. “We already told the United States that we're of the idea that it's extended because of what we have along the strip on their side,” Ebrard said, referring to a surge in cases in the southwestern United States. The travel restriction at the shared land border was first announced March 18 and has been ren