Central America

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November 24, 2018 - 11:25 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's incoming government denied a report Saturday that it plans to allow asylum-seekers to wait in the country while their claims move through U.S. immigration courts, one of several options the Trump administration has been pursuing in negotiations for months. The deal was...
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A Central American migrant, part of the caravan hoping to reach the U.S. border, smokes during a stop at a check point in San Luis Rio Colorado in their way to Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018.
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November 16, 2018 - 2:42 pm
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — About 2,000 Central American migrants had already reached the Mexican border city of Tijuana and another 1,200 from a second caravan set out from Mexico City toward the border Friday. With shelters already full, authorities in Tijuana opened a gymnasium and gated sport...
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November 11, 2018 - 10:43 pm
IRAPUATO, Mexico (AP) — Local Mexican officials again helped thousands of Central American migrants find rides Sunday on the latest leg of their journey toward the U.S. border. At a toll plaza to the west of the central Mexico city of Queretaro, where the group spent Saturday night, police...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2012 file photo, a worker holds dried cacao seeds at a plantation in Cano Rico, Venezuela. A paper published Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 says tests indicate traces of cacao on artifacts from a South American archeologic site estimated to
AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos
October 29, 2018 - 4:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New research strengthens the case that people used the chocolate ingredient cacao in South America 5,400 years ago, underscoring the seed's radical transformation into today's Twix bars and M&M candies. Tests indicate traces of cacao on artifacts from an archaeological site in...
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Migrants travel on a cattle truck, as a thousands-strong caravan of Central American migrants slowly makes its way toward the U.S. border, between Pijijiapan and Arriaga, Mexico, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018.
AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd
October 26, 2018 - 5:36 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Among the thousands of mostly Honduran migrants in the caravan walking through southern Mexico, there are also Guatemalans. Though not as big a group, they too have plenty of reasons to leave home. While Honduras and El Salvador have been riven by street gang violence, in...
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Central American migrants traveling with a caravan to the U.S. make their way to Mapastepec, Mexico, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018.
AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd
October 25, 2018 - 10:36 am
By Mark Stevenson, Associated Press MAPASTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — 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...
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October 24, 2018 - 12:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal immigration and health officials were blindsided by President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" policy on migrants crossing the southwest border, triggering a cascade of problems as agencies struggled with the fallout from family separations, congressional investigators said...
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Another migrant caravan is heading to the US.
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October 22, 2018 - 7:19 am
By Dakin Andone, Patrick Oppmann and Natalie Gallón, CNN (CNN) -- Crowds of migrants resumed their long journey north on Sunday from the Mexican border city of Ciudad Hidalgo, according to Mexican federal police officers. The caravan was headed for Tapachula, a city about 37 kilometers (23 miles)...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions
Calvin Mattheis-USA TODAY Sports
August 10, 2018 - 6:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday halted a deportation in progress and threatened to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt if the mother and daughter weren't returned to the U.S. U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of Washington learned in court that the two plaintiffs in a...
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Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno, second right, and his wife Rocio, right, meet with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, second left, and his wife Karen at the government palace in Quito, Ecuador, Thursday, June 28, 2018.
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June 29, 2018 - 11:21 am
By Sonny Figueroa, Associated Press GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence had a blunt message for three Central American governments: You must do more to stop migrants who enter the United States illegally. "This exodus must end," Pence told the leaders of Guatemala, Honduras and El...
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