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Burgeoning numbers of Cubans are trying to get into the U.S. by way of the Mexican border, creating a big backlog of people waiting on the Mexican side for months for their chance to apply for asylum. The surge over the past several months has been propelled in part by loosened travel restrictions in Central...
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Mexico said on Saturday it had “deep concern” about armed groups that intimidate and extort migrants on the border, shortly after the ACLU and Democratic senators called for a probe into such citizen efforts to block migrants from crossing. “These types of practices can drive human rights abuses of people who migrate or request asylum...
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President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says the U.S. government has offered to help finance a proposed train line for Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. López Obrador said late Saturday that U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross conveyed a message from President Donald Trump saying that “they are willing to invest and to help build the Mayan Train...
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Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Twitter on Friday that Mexico does not act on the basis of threats after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to close the U.S.-Mexico border if Mexico does not stop illegal immigration. “Mexico does not act on the basis of threats. We are a great neighbor,” Ebrard said. “(Ask)...
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday he was committed to helping curb illegal immigration after renewed Twitter criticism by U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, but he suggested it was an issue chiefly for the United States and Central America to address. Illegal immigration across the U.S. border has caused persistent bilateral tensions ever...
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A new migrant caravan of about 2,500 people was making its way through southern Mexico on Tuesday, headed for the U.S. border, facing greater heat — and a much cooler welcome — than last year’s caravans. The caravan walked past the city of Huixtla in the southern state of Chiapas on Monday, but police were...
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Mexican police and federal officials on Saturday detained 107 Central American migrants seeking to enter the United States in the border city of Reynosa, the government of the northeastern state of Tamaulipas said. Following a tip-off, state police intercepted a group of migrants who had been taken out of trucks in a western part of...
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President Donald Trump will nominate a Washington attorney, Christopher Landau, to be the next United States Ambassador to Mexico, the White House Press Office said on Monday. The nomination comes at a time of strained relations between the neighbors amid trade disputes, Trump’s complaints about undocumented immigrants crossing the border, and his efforts to build...
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President Donald Trump on Monday will ask the U.S. Congress for an additional $8.6 billion to help pay for his promised wall on the U.S-Mexico border to combat illegal immigration and drug trafficking, officials familiar with his 2020 budget request told Reuters. The demand, which drew swift criticism from Democrats, is more than six times...
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Furious Venezuelans lined up to buy water and fuel on Sunday as the country endured a fourth day of a nationwide blackout that has left already-scarce food rotting in shops, homes suffering for lack of water and cell phones without reception. Authorities have managed to provide only patchy access to power since the outage began...
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s first 100 days in office have combined a compulsive shedding of presidential trappings with a dizzying array of policy initiatives, and a series of missteps haven’t even dented his soaring approval ratings. Lopez Obrador has answered more questions from the press, flown in more economy-class flights, posed for more...
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The wave of violence in Jalisco and comments by Donald Trump against Mexico are some of the reasons why the ‘spring breakers’ canceled their reservations in Puerto Vallarta, which implies losses close to $400 million pesos in economic output. The vice president of the National Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Services, (Canaco Servytur) in Puerto...
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Central Americans who fled violence for refuge in the United States risk kidnapping or death under a new U.S. plan to deport them to murderous and cartel-wracked Mexican border cities while their asylum cases are processed. The city of Reynosa, and a nearby stretch of the Rio Grande that divides Texas from the Mexican state...
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The Canadian auto workers union is asking people in Canada and the U.S. to boycott General Motors vehicles made in Mexico. The Unifor union is asking people not to buy trucks or SUVs with vehicle identification numbers that start with the number three, which signify that they are made in Mexico. Unifor says it will...
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Two U.S.-Mexico meetings have been held to work out details of a new plan to return across the shared border migrants seeking U.S. asylum, but Mexico will not accept anybody facing a credible threat back home, a Mexico Foreign Ministry spokesman said. In a major policy change, U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration said on Dec....
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