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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.

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.

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.

Italy holds Netherlands, EU 'responsible' for migrant boat

Rome - Italy's hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said he would hold the Netherlands and the European Union "responsible" for the fate of 42 migrants that Rome has blocked from disembarking at Italian ports for over a week.

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.

20 migrants missing in Mediterranean: Spanish coastguard

Madrid - About 20 migrants are missing in the Mediterranean Sea after a rescue operation that saved 27 others from a sinking boat, the Spanish coastguard said Wednesday.

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.

In his remit: African fintech entrepreneur helps migrants move money

Paris - The money transfer business is personal for Ismail Ahmed. It was cash wired by his family that allowed him to make the final leg of his journey from escaping fighting in his native Somaliland to London in 1988 to take up a university scholarship.

Trump says US to begin removing 'millions' of illegal migrants

Washington - The United States will start removing "millions" of illegal migrants next week, President Donald Trump said Monday, adding that Guatemala is preparing to sign a safe third country deal.

Donald Trump cuts off aid to three Central American states

The Trump administration on Monday cut hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras after Trump blasted the three countries because thousands of their citizens had sought asylum at the U.S. border with Mexico.

US says CentrAm aid depends on 'actions' to curb migration

Washington - The United States said Monday it would not offer any more aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras unless they take "concrete actions" to deter undocumented migrants from heading for the US.

Far-right motive mooted in German pro-migrant official's murder

Berlin - German federal prosecutors said Monday they had taken over the murder case of a pro-migrant local city official, suggesting they suspect a far-right political motive.

US Border Patrol sees rise in migrants from African countries

Undaunted by a journey over thousands of miles, people fleeing economic privation and human rights abuses in African countries are coming to the United States in unprecedented numbers.

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.

South Europe summit calls for 'fair' migrant distribution

Valletta - Southern European leaders called Friday for a fair distribution of migrants arriving from across the Mediterranean as the latest NGO boat carrying rescued families was denied a safe port by Italy.

Mexico publishes Trump's 'secret deal' on migration

Mexico - Mexico published the document Friday that Donald Trump earlier flaunted as a secret deal to curb migration, but denied it had capitulated to the US president's demands for a so-called "safe third country" agreement.

Mexico races to bolster southern border under US deal

Mexico - Mexico said Friday it will complete the deployment of 6,000 National Guardsmen to its southern border in four days' time and send 825 additional immigration officers under its deal with the US to slow migration.

Despite risks, Gazans dream of life away

Khan Yunis - At a modest dwelling open to the winds next to a landfill in the Gaza Strip, only the women, children and an old man remain.

Italy's Salvini tightening laws against migrant ships

Rome - The populist Italian government is stepping up a crackdown against migrant ships and assaults on police with a tough new decree led by Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.

Mexico launches committee to implement US migration deal

Mexico - Mexico said Tuesday it has launched a committee to implement its deal with the United States on curbing undocumented migration in return for a reprieve from President Donald Trump's threatened tariffs.

Pro-migrant Italian mayor's trial adjourned

Rome - A court on Tuesday adjourned the trial of a high-profile pro-migrant former mayor in populist-ruled Italy on charges he set up fake marriages to help asylum seekers stay in the country.

Trump renews Mexico tariff threat amid row over migration deal

Mexico - US President Donald Trump renewed his threat Monday to impose tariffs on Mexico as controversy erupted over what exactly is in the countries' new migration deal, which the Mexican government admitted would be reviewed in 45 days.

Mexico to discuss 'safe third country' deal with US if migration does not slow

Mexico - Mexico said Monday it will discuss a "safe third country" agreement with the United States -- in which migrants entering Mexican territory must apply for asylum there rather than the US -- if the flow of undocumented immigrants continues.

Fear, anger as border guards tighten net in southern Mexico

Tapachula - Sitting inside a truck at a checkpoint near Mexico's southern border, a soldier is scrolling through images on a screen, looking for human forms hidden in cargo vehicles.

How Italy's migrant model town Riace veered far-right

Riace - The sign reading "Riace, land of welcome" still hangs in the small town, but its dream of migrant integration is over after the far-right's "Italians first" election victory.

Hopes dim for C. American migrants at Mexico's southern border

Ciudad Hidalgo - A graffiti mural welcomes Central Americans who cross the Suchiate River from Guatemala to Mexico: a roaring jaguar protecting a group of trekking migrants, beneath the words: "May nothing on Earth stop us.

Mexico blocks new caravan of Central American migrants

Gutierrez - Authorities blocked a new caravan of Central American migrants Wednesday after they entered Mexico bound for the United States, as the government scrambled to dodge President Donald Trump's threat to impose tariffs over undocumented immigration.
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