• Associated Press November 20, 2019 3:55 pm

    Death Toll in Violence at Bolivian Fuel Plant Rises to 8

    The death toll from an operation by Bolivian security forces to clear the blockade of a fuel plant by anti-government protesters has risen to at least eight, officials said Wednesday. The public defender’s office and the state Institute of Forensic Investigations announced the casualty figures, a day after the violence in the city of El Alto, near La Paz.

  • Governor August 29, 2019 9:11 pm

    Families Begin Burying the 28 Victims of Mexico Bar Fire

    Anger remained high Thursday as relatives began the slow, tearful task of mourning and burying the 28 people who died horrendously when gang members set a bar on fire after blocking its exits. The families complained that criminals are out of control and making life impossible in this southern Mexico oil town. At least seven of the victims were buried...

  • Governor August 28, 2019 2:49 pm

    At Least 26 Dead in Mexico Bar Fire

    The governor of Veracruz suggested the attack on the bar Tuesday night may be gang-related.

  • Donald Trump July 8, 2019 3:29 am

    Mexican President Gets Little Backlash for Migrant Crackdown

    Mexican police, soldiers and National Guard are raiding hotels, buses and trains to round up migrants, creating scenes of weeping Central American mothers piled into police vans along with their children and overflowing detention centers with deplorable conditions. Such scenes have caused an outcry in the United States, but in Mexico there has been little backlash against the government of...

  • transportation May 22, 2019 11:22 am

    ‘The Thieves Don't Realize It': Mexicans Buy Fake Cellphones to Hand Over in Bus Muggings

    Armed robberies have gotten so common aboard buses in Mexico City that commuters have come up with a clever if disheartening solution: Many are buying fake cellphones, to hand over to thieves instead of their real smartphones. Costing 300 to 500 pesos apiece — the equivalent of $15 to $25 — the “dummies” are sophisticated fakes: They have a startup...

  • PRESIDENT April 26, 2019 9:27 pm

    Hours After Mass Escape, Migrants Chant for Food, Freedom

    About 600 mostly Cuban migrants who were part of a mass escape from a southern Mexico immigration detention center a day earlier remained at large Friday evening, immigration authorities said. Mexico’s National Immigration Institute said in a statement that rather than the 1,300 escapees it reported Thursday night, only 645 migrants had actually fled. It said only 35 of those...

  • Mexico April 24, 2019 10:34 am

    Mexico Conducts Largest Raid on Migrant Caravan Members

    Central American migrants traveling through southern Mexico toward the U.S. on Tuesday fearfully recalled their frantic escape from police the previous day, scuttling under barbed wire fences into pastures and then spending the night in the woods after hundreds were detained in a raid. In the Chiapas state town of Tonala, migrants flocked to one of the few places they...

  • Donald Trump April 5, 2019 8:05 pm

    AP Fact Check: Trump's Mexico Mirage

    Giving himself credit for tough diplomacy, President Donald Trump is describing a burst of activity by Mexican authorities to keep Central American migrants from getting to the U.S. border. That’s an apparent mirage as Trump retreats from his latest threat to seal off the U.S. from Mexico.

  • Donald Trump April 2, 2019 9:02 pm

    US Aid Cuts Will Spur Central America Migration, Experts Say

    Government officials, aid workers and activists in Central America are mystified by U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat to cut off nearly $500 million in aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador in response to what he calls an immigration crisis. Over time, they say, it will only worsen the problem. At risk of falling on the chopping block are development...

  • Associated Press February 12, 2019 3:48 pm

    Sinaloa Cartel Marches on After El Chapo Arrest, Conviction

    Despite the arrest, extradition and now conviction of narco-lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, his Sinaloa cartel marches on — and the proof is in huge, multi-drug shipments detected on the border in recent weeks. Those heaping bags of fentanyl and plastic tubs of crystal meth, heroin and cocaine offer no sign that the cartel has been weakened, lost sway over...

  • Mexico January 21, 2019 3:00 am

    Death Toll Reaches 85 in Mexico Fuel Pipeline Fire Horror

    People in the town where a gasoline explosion killed at least 85 people say the section of pipeline that gushed fuel has been a habitual gathering site for thieves, repeatedly damaged and patched like a trusty pair of jeans. “It was the popular tap,” said Enrique Cerron, 22, who lives near the field. “You could pass by at 11 or…

  • Donald Trump November 14, 2018 3:49 pm

    Video Shows Migrant Caravan Members Atop Border Fence

    Video shot at the U.S.-Mexico Beach Border west of the San Ysidro Port of Entry shows members of the migrant caravan climbing a fence the day after arriving in Tijuana, Mexico after journey spanning several weeks.

  • Donald Trump November 14, 2018 11:52 pm

    Migrant Caravan Groups Arrive by Hundreds at US Border

    Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans scrambled to reach the U.S. border, catching rides on buses and trucks for hundreds of miles in the last leg of their journey Wednesday as the first sizable groups began arriving in the border city of Tijuana. Authorities in Tijuana were struggling to deal with a group of 357 migrants who arrived aboard...

  • Donald Trump November 6, 2018 6:25 pm

    Aid Arrives for Migrants at Mexico City Stadium as US Votes

    Humanitarian aid converged around a stadium in Mexico City where thousands of Central American migrants winding their way toward the United States were resting Tuesday after an arduous trek that has taken them through three countries in three weeks. Mexico City Mayor Jose Ramon Amieva said 4,500 migrants have arrived at the Jesus Martinez stadium since Sunday, and city officials...

  • Donald Trump October 25, 2018 4:41 pm

    Sickness, Fear, Harassment in Mexico Whittle Away at Caravan

    Little by little, sickness, fear and police harassment are whittling down the migrant caravan making its way to the U.S. border, with many of the 4,000 to 5,000 migrants who resumed their journey Thursday complaining of exhaustion. The group, many with children and even pushing toddlers in strollers, departed Mapastepec at dawn with more than 1,000 miles still to go...

  • Donald Trump October 20, 2018 10:32 pm

    Migrants Vow to Re-form Caravan, Continue North Toward US

    About 2,000 Central American migrants who circumvented Mexican police at a border bridge and swam, forded and floated across the river from Guatemala decided on Saturday to re-form their mass caravan and continue their trek northward toward the United States. Gathered at a park in the border city of Ciudad Hidalgo, the migrants voted by a show of hands and...

  • Guatemala June 9, 2018 9:44 am

    Grim Task as Forensic Experts ID Guatemala Volcano Victims

    Forensic experts worked Friday on the grim task of identifying dozens of bodies charred beyond recognition by the eruption of Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire, a disaster that has left at least 110 confirmed dead and nearly 200 still missing. Even as search and recovery efforts were suspended for a second day amid dangerous new volcanic flows and dwindling hopes of...

  • director June 7, 2018 2:06 pm

    Guatemala Volcano: Weather, Danger Halt Search for Scores Still Missing

    Rescuers suspended search and recovery efforts Thursday at villages devastated by the eruption of Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire, leaving people with missing loved ones distraught and prompting some to do the risky work themselves with rudimentary tools. Conred, the national disaster agency, said climatic conditions and still-hot volcanic material was making it dangerous for rescuers, and it was also taking...

  • Donald Trump April 9, 2018 11:01 am

    Refugees Just Want to Help Make America Great: Think Tank Report

    Refugees taken in by the United States eventually integrate into nearly every aspect of American life, according to a new report by the nonpartisan Urban Institute. NBC News reports that the research goes against President Donald Trump’s dire warnings about people who seek asylum in the U.S. The research showed that, the longer they are in the country, they’re likely...

  • Donald Trump April 4, 2018 8:47 am

    ‘Really Sad': Caravan Migrants Confused by Trump's Angry Tweets

    President Donald Trump’s angry comments about a caravan of migrants ricochet around like a soccer ball in the dusty athletic complex in southern Mexico where the 1,000 or so Central Americans have camped since the weekend. Trump’s words have confused and befuddled families here, some of whom never intended on going all the way to the United States after the...

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