White House cuts aid for Central American countries as promised

U.S. 06/18/19, 19:31

U.S. aid totaling $450 million, initially set aside for Central American countries, El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala was officially cut off on June 17, as President Donald J. Trump had vowed to do. President Trump had told reporters back in March, “I’ve ended payments to Guatemala, to Honduras, and to El ...

US vows no more aid to Central America without migrant action

Politics 06/17/19, 16:09

The Trump administration said Monday it is easing previously announced cuts in hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to the Central American nations of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala but will not allow new funding until those countries do more to reduce migrant flows to the United States. The State ...

Honduras president, others targets of DEA investigation

New York 05/30/19, 18:08

U.S. federal court documents show Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández and some of his closest advisers were among the targets of a Drug Enforcement Administration investigation. A document filed by prosecutors on Tuesday in the Southern District of New York mentions Hernández as part of a group of individuals investigated by ...

Photos capture near-drowning of family on US-Mexico border

U.S. 05/15/19, 12:56

New photos capture the dramatic rescue of a 7-year-old boy from Honduras who nearly drowned in the river separating the U.S. and Mexico until Border Patrol agents rescued him. The San Antonio Express-News reported Wednesday on the rescue of four adults and five children who tried to cross the Rio Grande ...

Violence, poverty reign in Honduran city where caravans form

America 05/12/19, 23:02

In the dusty, dimly lit neighborhoods of San Pedro Sula, everyone knows the unwritten rules: There are places you don't go without permission. If driving, roll down the windows so gang members and their lookouts can see who is inside. It's safest to stay home after nightfall, leaving the streets ...

Few heed latest call for caravan amid fear after police raid

World 04/30/19, 13:27

Calls for a new migrant caravan went largely unheeded Tuesday as a relatively small group departed from Honduras, a week after a raid by Mexican police resulted in hundreds of detentions and the dissolution of a previous caravan.Conversation in online chat groups used to organize the caravans has been marked ...

Mexico’s crackdown forces migrants to more dangerous routes

World 04/25/19, 12:07

José Vallecillo, a 41-year-old metalworker from Las Manos, Honduras, has a good-paying job welding steel freight containers waiting for him in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey, at a factory where he's worked before and the owner invited him to return.But getting there has proved much harder than expected: Vallecillo, ...

Migrants fearful after hundreds arrested in Mexico raid

America 04/23/19, 18:31

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, ...

Frustration grows among migrants in Mexico as support fades

America 04/20/19, 23:55

Madison Mendoza, her feet aching and her face burned by the sun, wept as she said she had nothing to feed her 2-year-old son who she'd brought with her on the long trek toward the United States. Mendoza, 22, said an aunt in Honduras had convinced her to join the migrant ...

Pompeo defends Trump Central America aid cuts

Politics 04/10/19, 11:02

The Trump administration defended on Wednesday cuts in direct aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras amid a surge of migrants crossing into the U.S. the southern border. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted that U.S. aid to Central America has so far been ineffective. "The United states has spent hundreds ...

Mexico to issue limited humanitarian visas to migrants

America 03/31/19, 19:06

Mexican immigration officials plan to issue humanitarian visas on a "limited basis" starting Monday to some of the roughly 2,500 Central American and Caribbean migrants gathered in the southern state of Chiapas. The National Migration Institute said Sunday it will give priority to women, children and those over the age of ...

Update: Trump moves to cut aid to Central America

Politics 03/30/19, 09:09

The Latest on Trump administration moves on immigration through U.S. border with Mexico (all times local): ___ 10 a.m. The Trump administration says it is cutting direct U.S. aid to three Central American countries. The State Department says in a statement that it will suspend 2017 and 2018 payments to El Salvador, Guatemala and ...

Mexico braces for new caravan of Central American migrants

U.S. 03/29/19, 03:50

Mexico is bracing for the possible arrival of the "mother of all caravans," even as doubts arise over whether the group of Central American migrants will be all that big. Interior Secretary Olga Sanchez Cordero has said a caravan of migrants from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala could be forming. "We have ...

Trump criticizes Central America, Mexico on border

Politics 03/28/19, 13:10

President Donald Trump on Thursday accused Mexican and Central American leaders of doing "nothing" to prevent illegal immigrants from coming to the United States — one day after his administration signed an agreement with some of those same leaders aimed at reducing the number of migrants streaming north. Trump's tweet risked ...

More immigrants sue US over end to protected status

U.S. 02/11/19, 16:44

Immigrants from Honduras and Nepal have filed a lawsuit alleging the Trump administration unfairly ended a program that lets them live and work in the United States. The lawsuit filed late Sunday in federal court in San Francisco alleges that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's decision to end so-called temporary ...

US-Mexico border arrests fall in January, 2nd straight drop

U.S. 02/08/19, 11:29

The number of people arrested or stopped for immigration violations at the U.S. border with Mexico eased in January. It's a relatively small decline in line with seasonal trends.Customs and Border Protection says it made 58,207 arrests or denials of entry. That's a 4 percent drop from December but a ...

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