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Mexico says migrant numbers down but warns of impending crisis

Mexico - The number of undocumented migrants entering Mexico in the hope of reaching the United States dropped by almost a third in June, the foreign office said Wednesday, warning that a crisis was still on the way if the numbers didn't fall further.

Trial of 'El Chapo': rare glimpse inside the drug world

New York - The trial of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman provided a rare and terrifying look into the workings of one of the world's largest cartels.

Thousands call for Puerto Rico governor to resign after chat leak

Miami - Thousands of people demonstrated Monday demanding the resignation of Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello following the leak of a group text chat in which he and other officials made obscene, sexist and homophobic remarks about political opponents and...

Guatemala court blocks signing of migration deal with US

Guatemala City - Guatemala's constitutional court has granted an injunction blocking President Jimmy Morales from signing a controversial deal with the United States that would oblige the Central American country to welcome migrants, at least in the short term.

US to probe alleged abuse of migrant children by border agents

Los Angeles - US authorities said Wednesday they are investigating allegations of abuse of migrant children by border agents, including the groping of a Honduran teenage girl, at a facility near the southern border with Mexico.

Drowned migrant man, daughter buried in El Salvador

Sansalvador - The bodies of a man and his toddler daughter who drowned while trying to cross the Rio Grande from Mexico to the United States were laid to rest in a funeral ceremony Monday in their native El Salvador.

The crisis on the US-Mexican border, in three snapshots

Mexico - A father and daughter drowned in a tragic embrace. A mother begging hysterically for her son's release. Soldiers forcefully detaining a woman and her daughter at the border.

US sees decline in Colombia coca cultivation

Washington - Cultivation of coca -- the plant used to make cocaine -- has been reduced by area in Colombia for the first time since 2012, although it remains extensive, US authorities said Wednesday.

US sanctions 'suffocating' ordinary Venezuelans

Caracas - Venezuelan shopkeeper Manuel Saavedra says new US sanctions are strangling him -- and lots of other everyday people.

Cuba's overseas medical brigade a repressive sham, ex-staffers say

Washington - A great source of pride for communist Cuba is a medical corps that has fanned out across the globe for decades to help people in troubled or poor countries.

Chinese vendors, Mexican clients commiserate on Trump tariffs at trade expo

Mexico - Huang Chao came to Mexico looking for business, not friends, but the Chinese sales manager says he found unexpected common ground with his prospective clients on one thing: Donald Trump "is crazy.

Last cruise ship leaves Cuba as fresh US sanctions bite

Havana - The last US cruise liner to stop over in Cuba sailed out again Wednesday as stepped-up US sanctions against the Communist-run island came into force.

Faithful defend Mexican religious leader accused of sex crimes in US

Guadalajara - Members of the Mexican church whose leader was arrested in California on human trafficking and child rape charges insisted Wednesday on his innocence, and decried his $25 million bail as disproportionately high.

Last cruise ship leaves Cuba as fresh US sanctions bite

Havana - The last US cruise liner to stop over in Cuba was expected to sail out again Wednesday as stepped-up US sanctions against the Communist-run island came into force.

Masked group targets US embassy with arson attack during protests

Tegucigalpa - Masked protesters set fire to the gate of the US embassy in Honduras on Friday during massive demonstrations against public sector reforms in the country.

Caracas blasts Guaido's courting of US military

Caracas - Venezuela reacted with outrage Monday after the opposition openly courted US military support, with the regime denouncing what it called a "repugnant" attempt to plot an armed intervention in the crisis-torn country.

Cuban police break up unauthorized LGBT rights march in Havana

Havana - Cuban police on Saturday broke up an unauthorized pro-LGBT rights march in Havana, held as an alternative to the government-sanctioned Gay Rights parade that authorities canceled earlier in the week.To the cries of "Yes we can!

Cuba May Day parade defies Trump over Maduro support

Havana - The scent of the Cold War hung over Cuba's May Day parade where marchers bellowed defiance against US President Donald Trump for his threats to punish the Communist-run island's support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro by extending the six-decad...

Brazil FM has 'great expectations' for Venezuela rally

Washington - Brazil's foreign minister on Monday voiced high hopes for a major rally planned this week in Venezuela by Juan Guaido, the country's self-proclaimed president.

Going gets tougher for US-bound migrants amid Mexico curbs

Arriaga - Traveling through Mexico has become even more difficult for Central American migrants like Oscar Vialta and his family, frustrated by tighter immigration rules and a local population reluctant to give them shelter or support as they move toward the Uni...

US oil embargo will see Venezuela turn to China, Russia for salvation

Caracas - The US oil embargo on Venezuela that comes into effect on Sunday will deepen the South American country's economic crisis without necessarily forcing President Nicolas Maduro from power and force Caracas to turn to China and Russia for salvation.

US tells pro-Maduro protesters to leave Venezuelan embassy

Washington - The United States said Thursday that leftist activists defiantly occupying the Venezuelan embassy in Washington should leave and make way for representatives of US-recognized leader Juan Guaido.

Diplomats walk out as Venezuela hits US in UN speech

New York - Several dozen diplomats walked out from the UN General Assembly Wednesday to protest a speech by Venezuela's foreign minister, who denounced US calls on the world body to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president.

Mexico tells US to invest in Central America to stem migration

Mexico - Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told the United States on Tuesday that if it wants to stem the flow of Central American migrants to its southern border, it needs to invest in the region.

Venezuelan comic pokes fun at stereotypes to explain Latin America

New York - Joanna Hausmann is a bubbly Latina cocktail of cultures, languages and opinion as she rants a mile a minute about how to curse well in Spanish or what's more useful: a 100-bolivar Venezuelan note or a roll of toilet paper.

Cubans steeled to resist latest US sanctions

Havana - The United States may have announced a raft of measures that could hamper investment in Cuba in a bid to ramp up pressure on the communist government, but in Havana life is trundling along with the usual serenity.

Pompeo urges Maduro to allow aid entry at Colombia-Venezuela border

C - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ended his tour of South America on Sunday with a brief visit to the Colombian border city of Cucuta, crossed through by thousands of Venezuelans fleeing crisis under President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela, China loom large as Pompeo begins LatAm tour

Asunci - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began a four-nation tour of Latin American allies Friday, arriving in Paraguay after talks in Santiago with Chile's President Sebastian Pinera that focused on Venezuela and the growing commercial influence of China.

Hondurans defy Trump to head north for US border

San Pedro Sula - A new migrant caravan of around a thousand Hondurans hit out for the United States border on Wednesday in defiance of threats from US President Donald Trump.

Hundreds of migrants form caravan in Honduras to head for the US

San Pedro Sula - Almost 1,000 people gathered Tuesday night in the town of San Pedro Sula in northern Honduras to form a new caravan to reach the United States, police said.
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