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  • Attorney Oct 15, 2019

    Trump Policy Puts Migrants in Danger in Mexico, Advocates Say

    Constance Wannamaker wanted to scream and cry at the same time. The Texas immigration attorney had just heard what should have been great news: Her client, a 21-year-old Guatemalan woman, was getting released from the El Paso Processing Center after weeks in detention. But that’s just a sliver of the story.

  • Immigration Dec 26, 2019

    Half of Trains in Mexico Found Carrying Migrants

    Mexico said Thursday it has found migrants riding on about half of trains inspected.

    While the largest number of migrants were detained while walking — 41,649 between June and Dec. 22 — many migrants walk along tracks hoping to hop onto a passing train.

  • actor Nov 26, 2019

    Actor Alejandro Sandí, French Man Let Go a Day After Abduction

    A French citizen and a Mexican actor who played secondary roles in the Telemundo TV narco series “El Senor de los Cielos” were let go by their abductors Monday, a day after robbers snatched them and stole the SUV they were driving in near a popular mountain peak west of Mexico City. The Mexico State prosecutor’s office confirmed in a...

  • NBC Nov 21, 2019

    Journalists Sue Trump Administration Over Border Surveillance Program

    Five American journalists subject to controversial surveillance tactics at the border are now suing the Trump administration for allegedly violating their constitutionally-protected rights.

  • Twitter Nov 16, 2019

    Bolivia’s Crisis Turns Deadly Again as 5 Killed in Clash

    Bolivia’s political crisis turned deadly again when security forces opened fire on supporters of Evo Morales. At least five people died and dozens were injured, threatening the interim government’s efforts to restore stability following the resignation of the former president in an election dispute. Most of the dead and injured Friday in Sacaba, near the city of Cochabamba, had been...

  • driver Nov 3, 2019

    Hamilton Clinches F1 Championship No. 6 at US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas

    Lewis Hamilton secured his sixth Formula One championship with a second-place finish Sunday at the U.S. Grand Prix, a race won by his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas.

  • Mexico Nov 1, 2019

    30,000 Unidentified Corpses Causing ‘Crisis’ in Mexico: Agency

    Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission said Thursday there are more than 30,000 unclaimed and unidentified corpses, and an uncalculated number of skeletal remains, piling up at morgues across the country. The governmental commission said there is “a crisis in the area of forensic identification,” because morgues lack funds, personnel and equipment to properly examine bodies. Mexico’s mounting wave of homicides...

  • Mexico Nov 1, 2019

    30,000 Unidentified Corpses Causing ‘Crisis’ in Mexico: Agency

    Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission said Thursday there are more than 30,000 unclaimed and unidentified corpses, and an uncalculated number of skeletal remains, piling up at morgues across the country. The governmental commission said there is “a crisis in the area of forensic identification,” because morgues lack funds, personnel and equipment to properly examine bodies. Mexico’s mounting wave of homicides...

  • New York Oct 18, 2019

    Mexico Backs Off Effort to Capture ‘El Chapo’ Son After Gunbattle

    Mexican security forces backed off an attempt to capture a son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman after finding themselves outgunned in a ferocious shootout with cartel enforcers that left at least eight people dead and more than 20 wounded, authorities said Friday. The gunbattle Thursday paralyzed the capital of Mexico’s Sinaloa state and left the streets littered...

  • Mexico Oct 9, 2019

    Thousands Mourn Mexican Singer José José at Homage

    Thousands of people lined major boulevards Wednesday to catch a glimpse of the hearse bearing the ashes of singer José José, who was memorialized in a tribute at the majestic Palace of Fine Arts and a Mass at one of Latin America’s most important Roman Catholic shrines.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Jul 29, 2019

    Auction of Seized Jewelry Helps Mexico’s Poor

    Hundreds of pieces of jewelry seized by the government were auctioned off in Mexico City on Sunday under a program aimed at helping poor and elderly residents.

  • Donald Trump Jul 18, 2019

    Puerto Ricans Try to Forge Movement to Oust Governor

    On a colonial plaza behind the governor’s mansion, a small group of men and women laid out the shoes of people who died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, each decorated with a blue flower. The shoes were first laid out on the steps of the U.S. territory’s capitol last year as a protest against government refusal to acknowledge the...

  • Donald Trump Jul 8, 2019

    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...

  • Mexico Jun 29, 2019

    Tens of Thousands Join Gay Pride Parades Around the World

    Tens of thousands of people turned out for gay pride celebrations around the world on Saturday, including a boisterous party in Mexico and the first pride march in North Macedonia’s capital. Rainbow flags and umbrellas swayed and music pounded as the march along Mexico City’s Paseo de la Reforma avenue got underway, with couples, families and activists seeking to raise...

  • Donald Trump Jun 28, 2019

    Migrant Woman Killed in Fall From Train in Mexico

    An engineer shouted for the young migrant woman to hurry up and climb aboard the freight train or she’d be left behind. In her bright red tennis shoes, she quickened her pace and was the last to get on when it pulled out near Salto de Agua in Mexico’s southernmost state of Chiapas. Hours later and about 27 miles to...

  • Donald Trump Jun 19, 2019

    Mexico’s Senate Approves Trade Deal With US, Canada

    Mexico’s Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to ratify a new free trade agreement with the United States and Canada, making it the first of the three countries to gain legislative approval. Mexico’s upper chamber voted 114 to four with three abstentions in favor of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA. It will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, which...

  • Donald Trump Jun 19, 2019

    Mexico’s Senate Approves Trade Deal With US, Canada

    Mexico’s Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to ratify a new free trade agreement with the United States and Canada, making it the first of the three countries to gain legislative approval. Mexico’s upper chamber voted 114 to four with three abstentions in favor of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA. It will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, which...

  • bank May 22, 2019

    ‘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...

  • spokesman Feb 23, 2016

    Sikh Comedian, YouTuber Allegedly Forced to Remove Turban at Airport

    A Sikh comedian who was performing at UC Berkeley over the weekend tweeted that the Transportation Security Administration made him take off his turban in private during the screening process, but then walk in public with his bare head to retie the traditional head covering in the bathrooom.

  • Mexico Apr 22, 2019

    Quake Sways Buildings in Mexico City; Some Evacuations

    A magnitude 5.4 earthquake in southern Mexico caused tall buildings to sway in the Mexican capital Monday, prompting hundreds of office workers to briefly evacuate along a central avenue.

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