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Maximum Category 5 Hurricane Iota barrels towards Central America

- Hurricane Iota strengthened into a "catastrophic" Category 5 hurricane and was set to slam into Central America late Monday, threatening areas devastated by a powerful storm just two weeks ago, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned.

Hurricane Iota bears down on storm-battered Central America

Tegucigalpa - Less than two weeks after powerful storm Eta killed more than 200 people across Central America, authorities warned that Hurricane Iota was set to wallop coastal areas of Nicaragua and Honduras on Monday.

Hard-hit Central America in crosshairs of another hurricane

Tegucigalpa - Honduras and Guatemala announced evacuations Friday as a second major hurricane in days closed in on Central America with the region still reeling from deadly storm Eta last week.

Storm Eta death tolls rise in Mexico, Honduras

Gutierrez - Torrential rain and a bitter cold front linked to storm system Eta have claimed at least 20 lives in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, officials said Saturday.

Storm Eta leaves 150 dead or missing in Guatemala

Guatemala City - About 150 people have died or remain unaccounted for in Guatemala due to mudslides caused by powerful storm Eta, which devastated an indigenous village in the country's north, President Alejandro Giammattei said Friday.

Storm Eta leaves 150 dead or missing in Guatemala

Guatemala City - About 150 people have either died or remain unaccounted for in Guatemala due to mudslides caused by powerful storm Eta, which buried an entire village, President Alejandro Giammattei said Friday.

Storm Eta takes a heavy toll as it tears across Central America

Guatemala City - Scores of people, including 50 in Guatemala, have died as the remnants of Hurricane Eta on Thursday unleashed floods and triggered landslides on its deadly march across Central America.

Hurricane Eta hits Nicaragua with strong wind and rain: official

- A powerful Hurricane Eta lashed the north coast of Nicaragua on Tuesday with heavy rain and winds of more than 130 miles per hour that ripped up trees and roofs, authorities said.

Mexico deports 2,300 Hondurans from '2020 Caravan'

Mexico - Mexican migration authorities said they have deported 2,300 Hondurans who illegally crossed over from Guatemala with a caravan heading to the United States.

Mexico respected rights of detained caravan migrants: AMLO

Mexico - President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador insisted Friday that Mexico had respected the human rights of hundreds of Central American migrants detained in a robust security force operation the day before.

Mexico detains 800 Central American migrants headed to US

Ciudad Hidalgo - Mexican troops used tear gas to detain 800 migrants who surged into Mexico Thursday after wading across a river on the country's southern border with Guatemala.

Hundreds of Central American migrants cross into Mexico from Guatemala

Ciudad Hidalgo - Hundreds of Central American migrants surged into Mexico Thursday, wading unopposed across a river on the Guatemalan border where Mexican troops had used tear gas the day before to keep them back, AFP journalists at the scene reported.

Mexican troops repel border-storming migrant caravan

Ciudad Hidalgo - Hundreds of Central Americans from a new migrant caravan tried to storm into Mexico Monday by fording the river that divides the country from Guatemala, but National Guardsmen fired tear gas to force them back.

Troops fire gas as migrants try to storm into Mexico

Ciudad Hidalgo - Hundreds of Central Americans from a new migrant caravan tried to force their way into Mexico Monday by crossing the river that divides the country from Guatemala, prompting the National Guard to fire tear gas.

Mexico offers 4,000 jobs to new migrant caravan

Mexico - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador offered 4,000 jobs Friday to migrants in a new caravan currently crossing Central America toward the United States."We have more than 4,000 jobs along our southern border, and also migrant shelters.

Parents of missing migrants begin Mexico caravan crossing

Gutierrez - A caravan made up of 50 parents of disappeared Central American migrants departed on Friday from Mexico's southern border for a cross-country journey in search of their missing relatives.

One year on, migrant caravan leaves unexpected legacy

Mexico - A year ago, thousands of Central American men, women and children chasing the American dream arrived in Mexico in a massive caravan that has left a lasting legacy -- just not the one people generally thought it would.

Mexico 'disagrees' with Trump asylum restrictions

Mexico - Mexico said Thursday it disagrees with President Donald Trump's decision to restrict the right of Central Americans to seek asylum in the United States, a day after the Supreme Court allowed it to go ahead.

US eyes migration deals with rest of Central America after Guatemala's

Guatemala City - The United States will seek migration deals with El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras and Panama, akin to last week's with Guatemala, to curb emigration from Central America, a senior US official said Thursday.

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.

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 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.

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.

350 migrants force their way into into Mexico as new caravan arrives

Gutierrez - A group of 350 Central American migrants forced their way into Mexico Friday, authorities said, as a new caravan of around 2,500 people arrived -- news sure to draw the attention of US President Donald Trump.

New migrant caravan reaches US-Mexico border

Nuevo Laredo - Around 1,700 migrants traveling by caravan reached the US-Mexican border Tuesday, just as President Donald Trump prepared to give a major speech certain to include calls for his long-sought wall.

FIve things to know about migrant caravans crossing Mexico

Mexico - As US President Donald Trump gives his State of the Union address Tuesday -- sure to include calls to build his long-sought border wall -- here are a few fast facts on the migrant caravans crossing Mexico.- How many are there?

Washington warns new migrant 'caravan' against crossing border

Washington - The United States warned Tuesday it was prepared to prevent a new "caravan" of Central American migrants from entering the country, with US President Donald Trump tweeting that more troops have been sent to the border.

Amnesty condemns 'disgraceful' US 'Remain in Mexico' policy

Mexico - Amnesty International said Thursday the United States is violating international law by sending asylum seekers back to Mexico to await their court dates, a policy it condemned as "disgraceful, mean-spirited and unlawful.

US starts returning asylum seekers to Mexico to await court dates

Tijuana - The United States began sending migrants who have applied for asylum back to Mexico on Tuesday to await their court dates under a controversial new policy from President Donald Trump.

US starts returning asylum seekers to Mexico to await court dates

Tijuana - The United States began sending migrants who have applied for asylum back to Mexico on Tuesday to await their court dates under President Donald Trump's controversial "Remain in Mexico" policy.
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