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Shelters full, hopes dim for migrants in Mexico seeking US asylum

Tijuana - The giggles of children at play are about the only pleasant thing about a dark, crowded and stifling warehouse in Mexico that is home to some 150 migrants waiting for the United States to process their asylum claims.

US to apply tariffs to China and Mexico structured steel imports

The U.S. Commerce Department announced on July 8 that it has decided to once again apply tariffs on fabricated steel imports from Mexico and China.

Last ever VW Beetle model rolls off Mexican production line

Puebla - German auto giant Volkswagen launched the final edition of its iconic "Beetle" car from its Mexican factory on Wednesday at a ceremony accompanied by a Mariachi band.

Mexican authorities rescue 24 kidnapped migrants

Celaya - Mexican authorities on Friday rescued 24 Central American migrants, including nine children, who had been held hostage for nearly three weeks in the crime-ridden state of Guanajuato, officials said.

Arrest warrant for ex-Pemex CEO in Odebrecht graft case

Mexico - Mexican prosecutors said Friday they have obtained an arrest warrant for the former chief executive of state oil company Pemex on corruption charges linked to the massive scandal involving Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht.

Electric scooters zip into traffic chaos in Latin America

Mexico - Electric scooters promised to revolutionize transportation in Latin America's traffic-clogged, smog-choked cities, but critics say they have only added to the free-wheeling chaos.

Mexico says political conspiracy behind police protest

Mexico - The Mexican government said Thursday there is a political conspiracy behind a protest by federal police angry over their imminent transfer to President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's new National Guard.

Mexico launches 'permanent deployment' on Guatemala border

Tapachula - The Mexican government on Wednesday began a "permanent deployment" of federal forces along the Suchiate River on the border with Guatemala to prevent the entry of migrants, a senior officer said.

Mexico deports 33% more migrants after deal with US

Mexico - Mexico deported 33 percent more foreigners month-on-month in June, officials said Tuesday, after the country agreed to take "unprecedented" steps to reduce migration in order to avoid US President Donald Trump's threatened tariffs.

Mexico deports 33% more migrants after deal with US

Mexico - Mexico deported 33 percent more foreigners month-on-month in June, officials said Tuesday, after the country agreed to take "unprecedented" steps to reduce migration in order to avoid tariffs threatened by US President Donald Trump.

US expects 25 pc drop in arrests on Mexico border in June

Washington - The number of migrants taken into custody at the US-Mexico border is expected to drop by 25 percent in June, in part due to Mexican efforts to stem the flow, the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security said Friday.

Salvadoran family's dangerous trek ended just shy of their dream

Mexico - Maybe because of his slight build, Tania Avalos called her husband, Oscar Martinez, "Sequito," which roughly translates as "skinny."Their daughter, Valeria, was "Gorda," or "chubby.

'This American dream': pain overwhelms family of drowned migrants

Sansalvador - "They had this American dream," sobbed Rosa Ramirez after images of her drowned son and granddaughter, discovered face-down on the banks of the Rio Grande between Mexico and the United States, shocked the world on Wednesday.

Father, daughter drowning fuels anger at Trump migration policies

Washington - A shocking photograph of a Salvadoran man and his baby daughter drowned in the Rio Grande fueled a surge of emotion around the world Wednesday -- as US Democrats furiously denounced Donald Trump's immigration policies.

Images of drowned Salvadoran migrant and 2-year-old child stir outrage

Ciudad Victoria - Shocking images of a drowned Salvadoran migrant and his two-year-old daughter who died while trying to cross the Rio Grande river from Mexico to the United States have sparked outrage, underscoring the dangers faced by asylum-seekers.

Mexico will not detain migrants at US border: president

Mexico - Mexico's president vowed Tuesday to investigate the controversial detention of migrants trying to cross the US border, saying the 15,000 troops he has deployed there have no such orders.

US border chief quits amid outcry over child detainees

Washington - The acting head of the US Customs and Border Protection agency announced his resignation on Tuesday amid a public outcry over alarming detention conditions of migrant children in Texas.

Mexico will not detain migrants at US border: president

Mexico - Mexico's president said Tuesday the 15,000 troops his government has deployed to the US border do not have orders to stop migrants from crossing, and vowed to investigate a controversial detention last week.

López Obrador: Sargassum problem is 'not very serious'

President López Obrador today downplayed the gravity of sargassum landing on beaches in the Mexican Caribbean during a visit to Quintana Roo, emphasizing the actions his government is taking to address the problem.

Mexico cracks down at US border with 15,000 troops

Mexico - Mexico has deployed nearly 15,000 soldiers and National Guardsmen to its border with the United States, the army chief said Monday -- admitting they are detaining migrants who try to cross, after the policy triggered backlash.

Mexico deploys 15,000 troops to US border to slow migration

Mexico - Mexico has deployed nearly 15,000 soldiers and National Guardsmen to its border with the United States, the army chief said Monday -- admitting they are detaining migrants who try to cross, after the policy triggered backlash.

Mexico's AMLO proposes September meeting with Trump

Mexico - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador suggested Friday he and US counterpart Donald Trump should hold their first meeting in September to review progress on the countries' recent migration deal.

Mexico launches C.America development plan to slow migration

Tapachula - Mexico launched its plan Thursday to slow the surge of migrants fleeing poverty and violence in Central America by backing economic development projects in the region, kicking off with $30 million for El Salvador.

From El Salvador to Texas, navigating the US asylum maze

El Paso - Exactly 146 days after leaving home in El Salvador, a petite, soft-spoken woman named Yolanda sat in a Texas courtroom seeking to reunite with her year-old grandson and teenage daughter, separated when they crossed the Mexican border.

Mexico ratifies new trade deal with US, Canada

Mexico - Mexico ratified the new North American trade agreement Wednesday, making the country the first to give it final approval despite recent tension with the US.

Mexican Senate opens debate on N.American trade deal

Mexico - Mexico's Senate began debating the new North American trade agreement Wednesday, putting the country on track to be the first to ratify it despite recent tension with the US.

Mexico asks UN for more support to tackle Central American migrants

New York - Mexico on Wednesday called on the United Nations for more support for its plan to stem the stream of undocumented migrants who are fleeing poverty and violence in Central America.

Mexican cartel leader sentenced to 55 years for kidnapping

Mexico - A judge in Mexico sentenced drug kingpin Servando Gomez to 55 years in prison on Monday following his conviction for kidnapping, authorities said.

Kids in cages: Geneva protest urges UN action on Trump migration policy

Geneva - Teenagers huddled in a cage outside the UN in Geneva Monday, as protestors demanded that the world body address the "unconscionable" US policy of separating migrant families crossing its southern border.

Mexico publishes Trump's 'secret deal' on migration

Mexico - Mexico published the document Friday that US President Donald Trump fleetingly showed the press this week as evidence he had extracted tough new concessions on migration from the neighboring country.
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