Poverty, unemployment, violence drive Guatemalan emigration

World 10/26/18, 18:29

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 Guatemala poverty and a lack ...

Away from caravan, other migrants travel out of spotlight

World 10/26/18, 14:28

On a day when a migrant caravan of several thousand was still crawling through far southern Mexico, hundreds of young men were walking swiftly between train rides more than 200 miles to the north.Some of them had left Honduras the same day as those in the caravan. One had left ...

Update: UNICEF highlights perils for children on caravan

World 10/26/18, 06:59

The Latest on the caravan of Central American migrants hoping to travel through Mexico to the U.S. (all times local):Honduran migrants take a bath in a river in Pijijiapan, Mexico, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. Thousands of Central American migrants renewed their hoped-for march to the United States on Wednesday, setting ...

Volunteer nurses, doctors pitch in to help migrant caravan

World 10/26/18, 04:29

The main plaza in Pijijiapan quickly became a makeshift triage center as thousands of Central Americans trudged into this southern Mexico town.A severely dehydrated woman connected to an IV line sat on a plastic chair in the gazebo. Nearby, volunteer nurses took temperatures and treated coughs, handing out donated medicine ...

In Nicaragua, political violence spurs migration

World 10/25/18, 16:21

There are a relatively tiny number of Nicaraguans who decided to try their luck with the caravan of thousands of Central Americans, mostly Hondurans, currently making its way through southern Mexico.Nicaraguans represent a small minority of the many migrants who cross through Mexico each year toward the United States. However, ...

Long lines await the migrant caravan if it reaches US border

World 10/25/18, 13:28

A waiting game that plays out each day in Tijuana, Mexico, gives a glimpse of what the Central American migrants making their way northward in a giant caravan could face if they ever reach the U.S. border.In this Oct. 23, 2018 image, a woman holds the book of numbers and ...

Trump says he’s ‘bringing out the military’ at border, 800 troops ready

Politics 10/25/18, 11:16

President Donald Trump says he's "bringing out the military" to address what he's calling a national emergency at the southern border. The comments in Thursday's tweet come as thousands of Central American migrants continue their caravan trek through Mexico toward the hoped-for, but still far-distant U.S. border. Meanwhile, Defense Secretary Mattis expected to ...

PHOTOS: Migrant caravan started small, and grew fast

America 10/25/18, 00:20

It began as a group of about 160 people who agreed to leave together from the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula, relying on numbers to improve their safety on a trek in hopes of finding better lives in the United States.Honduran migrant Omar Orella pushes fellow migrant Nery Maldonado ...

Public will decide future of Mexico’s $13 billion airport

World 10/25/18, 00:06

The future of Mexico City's new airport, already about a third completed, comes down to a public vote this week in a political high-wire act by the country's president-elect that could shut down Mexico's largest infrastructure project in recent memory.President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador promised to let the people decide ...

For Honduran migrants in caravan, the journey is personal

World 10/24/18, 18:39

A deportee from the United States trying to get back to the life he spent more than a decade building. A woman whose soldier husband already is in the U.S. with their 4-year-old son. A teenager desperate to earn money to support his diabetic mother back home.The caravan of Central ...

In El Salvador, poverty and gangs drive migration

World 10/24/18, 15:57

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 caravan of their own, though it is not yet known whether one will ...

In Honduras, poverty and gangs help drive migration

World 10/23/18, 19:07

A caravan of some 7,000 Central American migrants is advancing through southern Mexico with hopes of reaching the U.S. border. The vast majority of them are from Honduras, a country of 9 million people.A bleak combination of powerful drivers like poverty and gang violence leads many to see emigration as ...

As caravan moves north, Trump struggles with what to do

Politics 10/23/18, 17:05

Trump administration officials say they are still evaluating what to do if a migrant caravan arrives at the U.S. southern border. That's despite threats by the president to declare a national emergency or rescind aid from the countries whose people are journeying north.President Donald Trump's Twitter feed reveals bits and ...

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