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Mexico allows caravan women, children in, but thousands still stranded

Ciudad Hidalgo - Mexican authorities allowed dozens of women and children from a US-bound Honduran migrant caravan to enter the country Saturday but thousands remain stranded on a border bridge between Guatemala and Mexico where riot police barred their progress.

Thousands of Central American migrants stranded on Mexican border

Ciudad Hidalgo - Thousands of US-bound Honduran migrants remained stranded Saturday after spending the night on a border bridge between Guatemala and Mexico where riot police barred their progress.

Migrant caravan halted after storming Guatemala-Mexico border

Ciudad Hidalgo - Thousands of migrants who forced their way through Guatemala's northwestern border and flooded onto a bridge leading to Mexico, where riot police battled them back, on Saturday waited at the border in the hope of continuing their journey to the United ...

Pompeo begins Latin America trip amid tensions over migrant caravan

Panama - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived Thursday in Panama at the start of a tour of the Central American region that President Donald Trump blames for an "onslaught" of US-bound migrants.

Honduran migrants defy Trump to continue long march north

Guatemala City - Thousands of Honduran migrants marched north Wednesday in a bold attempt to reach the United States, defying threats from US President Donald Trump to stop aid to countries that let them pass.

'Urgent' donations needed to deal with Venezuela's migrant crisis: UN envoy

C - The UN special envoy for Venezuelan migrants called Tuesday for international donations to help South American countries deal with an "avalanche" of migrants from the crisis-wracked country."We will be appealing to donors...

Venezuela migrant crisis 'monumental': UN Refugee Agency chief

C - Venezuela's migrant exodus has sparked a "monumental" humanitarian crisis, UN Refugee Agency chief Filippo Grandi said during a visit Sunday to a border area of neighboring Colombia.

Venezuela forms immigration police to strengthen border controls

Caracas - The government of President Nicolas Maduro said Friday it has created a new police force to strengthen border controls, at a time that thousands of people are fleeing Venezuela's spiraling economic and political crisis.

Maduro says he'll ask UN for $500m to bring back Venezuelan migrants

Caracas - President Nicolas Maduro says he's going to ask the United Nations for $500 million to help repatriate hundreds of thousands of impoverished Venezuelans who have fled their country's economic meltdown.

A disabled Venezuelan's treatment odyssey to Colombia

Pamplona - Jose Augustin Lopez's wheelchair is in a pitiful state. When he comes to a hill, his son Jefferson Alexis has to push. They have another 500 kilometers to go on this arduous odyssey from their home in Venezuela towards Colombia's capital Bogota.

Colombia calls for help to face Venezuela migrant surge

Apo - Colombia lacks the capacity to face by itself a deluge of Venezuelan migrants fleeing their crisis-afflicted country, Bogota's top diplomat said on Tuesday.Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo called instead for an international response.

No common policy for Latin American states on Venezuela migrants

Quito - Around 2.3 million Venezuelans -- 7.5 percent of the population -- live abroad, and 1.6 million of those have emigrated since the economic crisis worsened in 2015 -- the vast majority to other Latin American countries.

Spain PM Sanchez calls for Venezuelan migrant quotas

Apo - Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Thursday that Latin America should adopt a "quota system" to better manage the Venezuelan migrant crisis.

Maduro's economic reforms fail to convince Venezuelans

Caracas - President Nicolas Maduro has launched a raft of economic reforms aimed at injecting life into his country's dying economy, but Venezuelans aren't convinced and continue to flee in the thousands.

Venezuelans keep coming over Brazilian border despite attacks

Pacaraima - Venezuelans desperate to leave their collapsing country continued to flow into Brazil on Monday despite fear of anti-migrant violence in the tense border town of Pacaraima.

Brazil sends troops after clashes at Venezuela border

S - Brazil's President Michel Temer called an emergency meeting of key ministers Sunday after ordering troops to the border with Venezuela as regional tensions build over the exodus from its crisis-hit neighbor.

Honduran families traumatized by US-imposed separations

- Since being returned to his parents in Honduras, 16-month-old Johan has suffered from stomach problems and sleepwalking.

Chile expels 51 Colombians with criminal records

Santiago - Chile expelled 51 Colombian nationals on Thursday, the interior minister announced, the first of an expected 2,000 foreigners earmarked for expulsion this year as part of a get-tough immigration policy unveiled by President Sebastian Pinera in June.

Venezuelans endure the painful journey to Ecuador

Quito - Jose Carrizales sits on a wooden chair with his feet in the air, waiting for the blisters to heel.

Brazil court bars Venezuelans crossing border

S - A Brazilian federal court has ordered a block on Venezuelans crossing the border from their economically imploding country, but there was no indication Monday of the suspension yet taking effect.

US deporting 80% more Guatemalans than in 2017

Guatemala City - Deportations of Guatemalans have increased 80 percent this year on the back of US President Donald Trump's controversial "zero tolerance" policy towards unauthorized migrants, Guatemala said on Thursday.

Trump-AMLO: clash of populists, or chance for a fresh start?

Washington - Like Donald Trump before him, Mexico's new leftist leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador swept to victory with a promise to shake up corrupt elites and put his country's interests first.

Calls to abolish US immigration agency over border 'abuses'

Miami - The separation of more than 2,000 children from their parents and guardians at the US-Mexico border has sparked international outrage and growing calls in the United States for the abolition of the immigration agency on the frontlines of the dispute.

Fleeing for their lives, migrants trek for the US

Tapachula - First, the family store was looted. Then came phone calls demanding money, lots of it. Finally, threats to kill their two daughters.

Pence to Central Americans: Stay put

Guatemala City - US Vice President Mike Pence urged Central American leaders Thursday to halt what he called an exodus of people that has triggered a humanitarian crisis at the US border with Mexico.

Temer, Pence discuss Venezuela, Brazilian kids separated at US border

Bras - Brazilian President Michel Temer and US Vice President Mike Pence discussed Tuesday the fate of Brazilian children stranded at America's southern border and Venezuela's deepening crisis.

Guatemala asks US to help its migrants after volcano eruption

Guatemala City - Guatemala Monday asked the US government to give its migrants Temporary Protected Status after the devastating Fuego volcano eruption.

In Central America, parents deported from US vow to return for children

San Pedro Sula - When Ever Sierra arrived back in his native Honduras, deported after trying to enter the US, his eight-month-old daughter's shoes were hanging from his backpack.She was being held in a detention center in McAllen, Texas, along with her mother.

Migrants fear violence, poverty more than Trump

Tijuana - US President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" policy on undocumented immigrants does not mean much to Central American families crossing Mexico, who say they are more afraid of violence and poverty at home.

Trump about-face no consolation for parents who lost kids: lawyers

El Paso - President Donald Trump may have halted the widely assailed practice of taking children away from parents who cross the border with Mexico illegally, but that's of little comfort to those who already lost their kids.
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