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Mexico limits non-essential travel on southern border

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — The Mexican banks of the Suchiate river dawned Sunday with a heavy presence of immigration agents in place to enforce Mexico’s new limits on all but essential travel at its shared border with Guatemala. Dozens of...

 

US gives hope to previously denied asylum seekers in camp

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a camp at the U.S.-Mexico border, some asylum seekers were told by officials that the U.S. government may reopen their cases and they would eventually be able to enter the U.S. to wait out the asylum process. The new opening...

 

US gives hope to previously denied asylum seekers in camp

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a camp at the U.S.-Mexico border, some asylum seekers were told by officials that the U.S. government may reopen their cases and they would eventually be able to enter the U.S. to wait out the asylum process. The new opening...

 

Mexico readies for Central American migrants at south border

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — Border security forces in southern Mexico were preparing Friday for the expected arrival of hundreds of Central Americans traveling through Guatemala and vowed to prevent a repeat of the headline-grabbing "caravans"...

 

Migrants say they face danger before court in Texas tents

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — Abel Oset was seized with panic. After an 11-country odyssey that began when he and his namesake son fled Cuba, and included a moment on U.S. soil, he was crossing back into America. But he wasn't sure he'd be able to...

 

900 asylum seekers returned to wait in Mexican border city

MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — The United States government has sent about 900 mostly Central American and Cuban migrants back to this northern Mexico border city since expanding its controversial "remain in Mexico" program to the easternmost point on...

 

Sinaloa cartel marches on after El Chapo arrest, conviction

MEXICO CITY (AP) — 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...

 

Social media eases worries for migrants, families back home

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — There was cake at little Brithani Lizeth's third birthday party, and also tears. Though her grandmother and aunt tried to make their simple cinder block home festive, the little girl could not be consoled. She...

 

Migrant caravan groups arrive by hundreds at US border

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans arrived in Tijuana by the hundreds Wednesday, getting their first glimpse of the robust U.S. military presence that awaits them after President Donald Trump ordered thousands of...

 

Aid arrives for migrants at Mexico City stadium as US votes

MEXICO CITY (AP) — 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...

 

In El Salvador, poverty and gangs drive migration

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Although most of the 7,000 migrants in the caravan wending its way through far-southern Mexico are Hondurans, some Salvadorans have also joined. There is even a Facebook page and a WhatsApp chat encouraging Salvadorans to form a...

 

Report details Zetas total control over Mexican prison

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Officially it was a Mexican prison, but inside it hid another reality: a center of operations where the Zetas drug cartel modified vehicles, manufactured uniforms, locked up kidnapped victims and cremated bodies using diesel...

 

High-profile lawyers targeted in Mexico spyware scandal

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's surveillance scandal widened Wednesday to encompass a pair of prominent human rights attorneys probing a multiple homicide case whose victims include a photojournalist and an activist. The internet watchdog Citizen Lab...

 

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