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Tigres del Norte, Latin legends following in footsteps of Johnny Cash

Mexico - In 1968, when music legend Johnny Cash was giving his iconic concert at Folsom Prison, Los Tigres del Norte were newly arrived Mexican immigrants dreaming of making it big in the United States.

US and El Salvador sign agreement on asylum to curb migration

Washington - The United States and El Salvador reached an agreement Friday aimed at curbing illegal migration, opening the door for the US to potentially send refugees back to the violent Central American country.

Conservative Giammattei elected Guatemala president

Guatemala City - Conservative Alejandro Giammattei was elected as Guatemala's president on Sunday, defeating former first lady Sandra Torres in a run-off, the central American country's electoral court said.

US migration pact weighs heavily on Guatemala election

Guatemala City - More than eight million Guatemalans will head to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president with the country mired in a political scandal over a controversial migration deal with the United States.

Mexico, Honduras agree to create 20,000 jobs and stem migration

Minatitl - A scheme to create 20,000 jobs in Honduras has been agreed between the country's president and Mexico's leader in an attempt to stem the flow of migrants toward the United States.

The 'American Dream' of many migrants becoming a Mexican one

Tapachula - Honduran Rolando Rodrigo arrived last week in the Mexican city of Tapachula with his family, just one stop on the long route to the United States and the dream of a new life free from the poverty and gang violence that wracks their homeland.

Lima Group: Venezuela crisis threatens 'international security'

Buenos Aires - The Lima Group on Tuesday said Venezuela's political crisis threatened regional peace and international security, and urged the global community to make a "huge effort to re-establish" democracy in the South American country.

Pompeo to meet Mexican counterpart again in 45 days for migration talks

Mexico - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Mexican counterpart Marcelo Ebrard will meet again in 45 days in Washington to evaluate Mexico's commitment to stemming the flow of migrants heading to its northern neighbor, the foreign minister said on Monday.

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.

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.

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.

Wife, mother of drowned Salvadoran migrants returns home

Sansalvador - The widow of a Salvadoran migrant who drowned along with their almost two-year-old daughter trying to cross the Rio Grande River to the United States returned home from Mexico Friday.

Mexico detains 791 migrants, including 368 children under eight

Coatzacoalcos - A total of 791 Central American migrants, including 368 children under the age of eight, have been detained in the Mexican state of Veracruz, officials said Sunday.

Former first lady Torres takes lead in Guatemala presidential vote

Guatemala City - Former first lady Sandra Torres was in the lead after partial results early Monday from Guatemala's presidential election, following a tumultuous campaign that saw two leading candidates barred and the top electoral crimes prosecutor flee the corruptio...

Corruption tainted Guatemala set to elect new president

Guatemala City - Corruption-weary Guatemalans are set to elect a new president Sunday after a tumultuous campaign that saw two leading candidates barred from taking part and the top electoral crimes prosecutor forced to flee the country, fearing for his life.

Guatemalans see polls as chance to emerge from violence, corruption

Guatemala City - Wearied by corruption and violence, Guatemalans head to the polls on Sunday reeling from a campaign that saw two leading presidential candidates barred from running and a top electoral official forced to flee the country.

At least 30 Venezuelan migrants missing after boat sinks: lawmaker

Caracas - At least 30 Venezuelan migrants are missing after the speedboat they were traveling in sank on its way to Curacao, an opposition lawmaker said on Tuesday.

UN envoy Jolie meets Colombian president over Venezuelan migrant kids

Apo - Actress and UN special envoy for refugees Angelina Jolie met Saturday with Colombian President Ivan Duque to advocate for the estimated 20,000 children of Venezuelan migrants left with uncertain status after their parents fled their crisis-wracked home...

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...

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.

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.

US demolishes Trump's border wall prototypes

Tijuana - President Donald Trump's border wall with Mexico has yet to be built and, on Wednesday, US authorities began demolishing the prototypes constructed for it in California 16 months ago.

'Roma' casts spotlight on Latin America's domestic workers

Montevideo - She scrubs plates, mops floors and washes clothes with vigor. She works when others relax. And she plays games with children who are not hers, even though they might feel a bit like family by now.

Uruguay's Indian cricketers searching for a permanent home

Montevideo - Every Sunday, close to a statue of Indian independence hero Mahatma Gandhi, a group of Indian ex-pats take over a patch of land in Uruguay's capital Montevideo for a game of cricket.

Desperate Venezuelans sneak across Colombia border to peddle scrap

Villa Del Rosario - In the thick vegetation along the Colombian border, bands of Venezuelans make their way unseen, puffing under the heavy loads of scrap metal on their backs like leaf-cutter ants, covered in filth and trying to make enough money to simply survive.

Desperate Venezuelan migrants turn to Colombia coca plantations

They were once manual laborers, taxi drivers, fishermen and merchants. But Venezuelan migrants fleeing poverty and shortages of basic necessities have been forced into new work: picking coca leaves for Colombia's drug traffickers.

Could women in white sway Venezuelan soldiers blocking aid?

C - The soldiers blocking humanitarian aid from entering Venezuela look unlikely to give any ground, but Maria Acevedo thinks she knows how to make them let the shipments through.

Venezuela's diaspora sees hope of return in Guaido

Montevideo - Whether working in a restaurant, playing street music, washing windscreens or selling sweets at traffic lights, Venezuelans who fled their homeland's economic meltdown are united in their dreams of one day returning home.
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