Mexico

4 charged in ‘virtual kidnappings’

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Four people have been charged in a scheme that used telemarketing tactics to shake down immigrants by claiming that their loved ones had been kidnapped and demanding thousands of dollars in […]

11/09/2013

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4 charged in ‘virtual kidnappings’

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Four people have been charged in a scheme that used telemarketing tactics to shake down immigrants for ransom money under the guise that loved ones had been kidnapped, according to an […]

11/08/2013

Bottles of Mexican Coca-Cola fill a prominent spot on the shelves of the Tarascas Latino Supermarket in Lawrenceville, Ga.  (AP Photo/Ric Feld, File)

Mexican Coke in US will still use cane sugar

NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of “Mexican Coke” in the U.S. need not worry about losing the cane sugar that sweetens their favorite drink. Americans who buy the glass bottles of Coke exported from Mexico […]

11/06/2013

A traditional Mexican "Catrina" sits at Mexico's National Autonomous University during Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Latin America’s Day of the Dead honors loved ones

Latin Americans around the region are honoring their departed loved ones with Day of the Dead celebrations, blending pre-Columbian rituals with the Roman Catholic observance of all Saint’s Day on Nov. 1 and All Soul’s […]

11/02/2013

An artist paints a traditional Mexican "Catrina" as part of the Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City's Zocalo, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Mexican Day of Dead ‘Skeleton Lady’ spreads look

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s elegant and classy “Skeleton Lady” is getting new attention more than a century after she was born, inspiring some movie and rock stars in the U.S. to don Halloween costumes […]

11/02/2013

Cross-border drug tunnel equipped with rail system

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A tunnel designed to smuggle drugs from Tijuana, Mexico, to San Diego is equipped with electricity, ventilation and a rail system, U.S. authorities said Thursday, making it one of the more […]

10/31/2013

A traditional Mexican "Catrina" sits at Mexico's National Autonomous University during Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Known as the "Catrina," the figure of a skeleton wearing an elegant broad-brimmed hat was first done as a satirical engraving by artist Jose Guadalupe Posada somewhere between 1910 and his death on Jan. 20, 1913. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Mexican Day of Dead ‘Skeleton Lady’ spreads look

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s elegant and classy “Skeleton Lady” is getting new attention more than a century after she was born, inspiring some movie and rock stars in the U.S. to don Halloween costumes […]

10/31/2013

Guatemalan clown Tonito poses for a portrait on the first day of the annual International Clown Convention in Mexico City, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

PHOTOS: A slice of life at clown convention

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Clowns from all over Mexico and from several other countries in Latin America are in Mexico City for the 17th International Clown Convention, a four-day gathering designed to help them hone […]

10/24/2013

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, opens coalition talks with representatives of the Social Democrats in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

In NSA spying scandal, outrage but calculation too

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. allies knew that the Americans were spying on them, but they had no idea how much. As details of National Security Agency spying programs have become public through former contractor Edward […]

10/23/2013

A woman stands in her flooded home which was previously destroyed by Tropical Storm Manuel, as it is again flooded by Hurricane Raymond in the community Papa Gallo de Tierra Colorada near Acapulco, Mexico, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013.  Hurricane Raymond weakened to barely a Category 1 storm Tuesday while still stalled off Mexico's Pacific coast, pumping rain onto an already sodden region recovering from a battering by a tropical storm last month. (AP Photo/Bernandino Hernandez)

Raymond weakens to tropical storm near Mexico

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Raymond weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm Wednesday and began moving away from Mexico’s Pacific coast, granting relief to a region devastated by storms last month. The U.S. National […]

10/23/2013

This Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Hurricane Raymond in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Mexico. (AP Photo/NOAA)

Raymond becomes major hurricane as it nears Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Raymond strengthened to a Category 3 storm early Monday and threatened to hurl heavy new rains onto a sodden region of Mexico’s Pacific Coast already devastated by last month’s Tropical […]

10/21/2013

U.S Ambassador to France Charles H. Rivkin, right, leaves the Foreign Ministry in Paris, after he was summoned Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

France summons US ambassador over spying

WASHINGTON (AP) — The French government has summoned U.S. Ambassador Charles Rivkin to explain a French newspaper report that the National Security Agency swept up 70.3 million French phone records in a 30-day period. Rivkin […]

10/21/2013

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