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US expels nearly 10,000 to Mexico under new border rules

A U.S. Border Patrol agent wouldn’t let Jackeline Reyes explain why she and her 15-year-old daughter fled Honduras and needed asylum, pointing to the coronavirus. It was just days after the Trump administration quietly empowered itself to shut down the nation’s asylum system. “The agent told us about the virus and that we couldn’t go...
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Mexico frets about U.S. coronavirus spread, could restrict border

Mexico could consider measures at its northern border to slow coronavirus’ spread into its relatively unaffected territory, health officials said on Friday, with an eye to containing a U.S. outbreak that has infected more than 1,800 people. Mexico has so far confirmed 16 cases of coronavirus with no deaths, a fraction of more than 1,800...
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Amnesty International requests meeting with Mexico’s President in the face of human rights crisis

Amnesty International (AI) published an open letter on Wednesday to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador in which they request a meeting and express concerns about the government’s response to the human rights crisis facing Mexico. “While the Government has taken some steps in the field of human rights, these are still insufficient to seriously address...
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Migrant surge into Guatemala reaches 3,500, heads for Mexico

More than 3,500 Central Americans had poured into Guatemala by Friday in U.S.-bound gatherings known as caravans, officials said, posing a headache for the leaders of Guatemala and Mexico amid fierce U.S. pressure to curb migration. President Donald Trump has repeatedly urged the region to prevent such groups of migrants reaching Mexico’s border with the...
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U.S. and Mexico moving closer on need to develop Central America

Mexico and the United States are increasingly in agreement on the need to lift economic development of Central America in order to curb illegal immigration from the region, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Tuesday. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has sought to enlist U.S. support for his vision of stemming migration by...
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Tijuana bus serves as school for children of asylum seekers

On a cold rainy day in Tijuana, 30 children of families awaiting possible asylum in the United States piled into a bus for a morning of coloring, storytelling and some holiday cheer before Christmas eve. The Yes We Can World Foundation mobile classroom provides bilingual education and emotional help as the children’s families wait for...
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Migrants in the US send Christmas toys to Mexico and Central America

Thousands of toys donated by migrants in the United States have become the way for Central Americans and Mexicans to connect with their roots during the holidays, and incidentally, make Christmas a little better for children in need south of the border. “These toys are a way of telling them that we have not abandoned...
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Stylish suburbs: how ancient Mexican metropolis dodged inequality trap

Fragments of pre-Aztec murals recently unearthed on the outskirts of what was once the largest city of the Americas are adding to mounting evidence that even commoners there enjoyed the finer things in life. Each year, millions of tourists visit the towering pyramids and temples of the sprawling metropolis of Teotihuacan, far from the latest...
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Catholic Church urged Mexicans not to squander this holiday

The Catholic Church urged Mexicans not to squander this holiday, since consumerism does not benefit those most in need, such as migrants. The church instead urged the faithful to maintain values such as mercy and think about the welfare of others. “The desire to buy and spend without meaning, without reason, without need, without benefit...
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How Mexico’s leftist president quietly made peace with big business

Barely a day goes by without Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador berating business and political elites, whom he blames for fueling the country’s poverty and corruption. But behind the scenes, the leftist is proving more accommodating to Mexico’s top tycoons during his first year in office than his language often suggests. Meeting regularly with...
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