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Fire Rages Through Reserve in Mexico’s Resort-Filled Yucatan

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A fire in the Sian Ka’an nature reserve on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula spread to more than 6,000 acres (2,500 hectares) on Monday, with just 30% under control.

  • Jul 16, 2019
  • 10:23 AM

#TelegramGate Scandal Throws Puerto Rico’s Governor Into Crisis

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Nearly two years ago, Hurricane María exposed the raw dysfunction of Puerto Rico, collapsing long-neglected infrastructure and leaving several thousand dead on Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s watch. Last week, two of his top former officials were arrested by the FBI on corruption charges.

  • Jul 15, 2019
  • 11:52 PM

Trump Moves to Effectively End Asylum at Southern Border

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Monday it will end asylum protections for most migrants who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border in a major escalation of the president’s battle to tamp down immigration.

  • Jul 15, 2019
  • 9:42 AM

Salvadoran Accused of Abortion Faces Retrial, Hefty Sentence

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A young woman who birthed a baby into a toilet in El Salvador faces a second trial for murder Monday in a case that has drawn international attention because of the country’s highly restrictive abortion laws.

  • Jul 15, 2019
  • 6:32 AM

Cuban Singer Becomes Pioneer of #MeToo Movement on Island

HAVANA (AP) — Dianelys Alfonso has a brassy presence —brightly colored tattoos, spandex bodysuits, Technicolor hair— and a clarion voice that won her the label “Goddess of Cuba” for her turns on songs ranging from ballads to reggaetón.

  • Jul 15, 2019
  • 6:02 AM

The Latest: Churches Promise Sanctuary From Migrant Sweeps

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on immigration enforcement sweeps (all times local) 1:50 p.m. A dozen churches in the Los Angeles area have declared themselves sanctuaries for migrant families as the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown is scheduled to begin. Guillermo Torres, with Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice, says more churches have become involved […]

  • Jul 14, 2019
  • 3:18 PM

Puerto Rico Governor Rejects Calls to Resign Amid Scandal

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s Gov. Ricardo Rosselló says he will not step down over a group chat scandal that has rocked his administration.

  • Jul 14, 2019
  • 1:36 PM

Venezuelan Authorities Arrest 2 Guaidó Security Guards

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities have detained two members of opposition leader Juan Guaidó’s security team, keeping pressure on their U.S.-backed adversary even as the two sides hold talks aimed at finding a solution to the country’s political standoff.

  • Jul 14, 2019
  • 10:52 AM

Top Puerto Rican Officials Resign Over Profanity-Laced Chat

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced Saturday that his chief financial officer and secretary of state will step down following their participation in a private chat that used profanities to describe an ex-New York City official and a federal control board overseeing the island’s finances.

  • Jul 13, 2019
  • 7:06 PM

Guatemala Seen as Ill-Prepared to Absorb US-Bound Refugees

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A potential agreement with Washington to turn Guatemala into a “safe third country” for asylum seekers has the Guatemalan opposition up in arms and experts scratching their heads.

  • Jul 13, 2019
  • 11:10 AM

Pence Tour of Migrant Center Shows Men Crowded in Cages

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence toured two detention facilities on the Texas border Friday, including a Border Patrol station where hundreds of men were crowded in sweltering cages without cots.

  • Jul 13, 2019
  • 9:45 AM

Dems, GOP Trade Blame Over Migrant Conditions at Border

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats who’ve visited the southern border accused President Donald Trump of cruelty on Friday while Republicans said Democrats were playing politics but doing little to help as the parties clashed at a House hearing over who’s to blame for squalid conditions facing migrants detained entering the U.S.

  • Jul 12, 2019
  • 1:55 PM

Puerto Rico Governor Apologizes for Private Chat That Drew Ire

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor apologized late Thursday for profanity-laced comments he made in a private chat to describe a former New York City female government official and a federal control board overseeing the island’s finances.

  • Jul 12, 2019
  • 9:57 AM

Spanish-Language Reporter Released From Immigration Custody

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Spanish-language reporter who has been facing deportation since his arrest 15 months ago while covering an immigration protest in Tennessee was released Thursday from custody as his case proceeds.

  • Jul 11, 2019
  • 6:52 PM

US Poised to Begin Immigration Enforcement Operation

CHICAGO (AP) — A nationwide immigration enforcement operation targeting people who are in the United States illegally is expected to begin this weekend after it was postponed last month by President Donald Trump, according to two administration officials and immigrant activists.

  • Jul 11, 2019
  • 2:09 PM

Mexico Questions Louis Vuitton Over Possible Appropriation

NEW YORK (AP) — The French fashion house Louis Vuitton said Wednesday that it is in contact with Mexican artisans after the Mexican government criticized a new chair line over possible cultural appropriation, the second dispute of its kind in as many months between the country and the world of fashion.

  • Jul 11, 2019
  • 10:30 AM

Mexican President López Obrador Has a Woman Problem (OPINION)

AMLO’s administration has not made women’s rights a priority. Instead, it has been rolling back some the few federal policies designed to protect and empower Mexican women.

  • Jul 11, 2019
  • 9:51 AM

Asylum-Seeker Talks About Daughter’s Death After US Custody

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Guatemalan mother seeking asylum told a House panel Wednesday that she came to the United States seeking safety, but instead watched her infant daughter die slowly and painfully after the baby received shoddy medical care while they were in immigration custody.

  • Jul 11, 2019
  • 7:47 AM

As Beetle Ends, Iconic Original Thrives in Mexico City Hills

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Beetle is dead. Long live the Beetle.

  • Jul 10, 2019
  • 3:12 PM

New Holding Center for Migrant Children Opens in Texas

CARRIZO SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — A former oilfield worker camp off a dirt road in rural Texas has become the U.S. government’s newest holding center for detaining migrant children after they leave Border Patrol stations, where complaints of overcrowding and filthy conditions have sparked a worldwide outcry.

  • Jul 10, 2019
  • 2:44 PM

Border Numbers Drop Amid Heat, Mexico Crackdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security officials said Tuesday there was a 28% drop in the number of migrants encountered by Customs and Border Protection last month, amid a crackdown on migrants by Mexico.

  • Jul 9, 2019
  • 9:26 PM