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Hackers attack Guatemalan government webpages in support of pro-democracy protests

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — In what Guatemalan authorities described as a national security incident, hackers affiliated with the activist group Anonymous disabled multiple government webpages Saturday. The attacks were in support of demonstrations led...

 

Guatemala's political turmoil deepens as 1 candidate is targeted and the other suspends her campaign

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala sank deeper into political turmoil Thursday as prosecutors targeted a progressive presidential candidate who proved to be surprisingly popular, prompting his opponent to suspend her campaign, saying the playing...

 

Why a Guatemalan court's decision to freeze presidential election results is stirring criticism

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A week after Guatemala's June 25 elections boosted a relative long-shot candidate into the final second round of voting, the country's top court has frozen certification of the election results. Several political parties...

 

Mexican migration chief to be charged in fire but keep job

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's immigration head will face criminal charges in a fire that killed 40 migrants in a detention center last month, but President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday that he will not dismiss the official known for...

 

A survivor of the migrant trailer: 'They couldn't breathe'

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Simple advice from a friend to stay near the door may have saved Yenifer Yulisa Cardona Tomás from the deadly fate that befell 53 other migrants when they were abandoned trapped in a sweltering semi-trailer last week on the...

 

Migrants in Texas trailer tragedy died seeking better lives

LAS VEGAS, Honduras (AP) — Children set out hoping to earn enough to support their siblings and parents. Young adults who sacrificed to attend college thinking it would lead to success left their country disillusioned. A man already working in the...

 

Scant testing in US migration system risks spreading virus

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The Trump administration's failure to test all but a small percentage of detained immigrants for the novel coronavirus may be helping it spread through the United States' sprawling system of detention centers and then to...

 

Migrant caravan in Mexico trudges through 'route of death'

ISLA, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of Central American migrants from a 4,000-strong caravan winding its way through southern Mexico and toward the U.S. border splintered off on their own Saturday after broken promises of bus transportation. Patience...

 

'We are not killers:' Migrants in caravan respond to Trump

DONAJI, Mexico (AP) — As President Donald Trump ramped up his anti-migrant rhetoric ahead of Tuesday's midterm elections, exhausted Central Americans walking across Mexico in hopes of reaching the United States said they were mostly perplexed and t...

 

Third migrant caravan enters Mexico, heads for US border

DONAJI, Mexico (AP) — A third caravan of migrants — this time from El Salvador — waded over the Suchiate River into Mexico on Friday, bringing another 1,000 to 1,500 people who want to reach the U.S. border. The third caravan tried to cross...

 

Migrants moving again in Guatemala, Trump targets Democrats

CHIQUIMULA, Guatemala (AP) — More than 2,000 Honduran migrants traveling en masse through Guatemala resumed their journey toward the United States on Wednesday as U.S. President Donald Trump sought to turn the caravan into a political issue three w...

 

Trump warns of aid cut over migrant caravan now in Guatemala

CHIQUIMULA, Guatemala (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Tuesday to cut aid to three Central American nations if they let people travel to the U.S. illegally, reacting to a caravan of some 2,000 migrants advancing through Guatemala with...

 

Honduran migrant caravan crosses Guatemala border, US-bound

ESQUIPULAS, Guatemala (AP) — A caravan of hundreds of Honduran migrants surged over the Guatemalan border under a broiling sun Monday hoping to make it to new lives in the United States, far from the poverty and violence of their home nation. Polic...

 

Immigrant families remain apart with no end in sight

HOUSTON (AP) — As the U.S. government said it had reunited every immigrant family it could, Josefina Ortiz Corrales remained in an immigration detention center and her adopted son in the care of her elder daughter. Paulina Gutierrez was in her...

 

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