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AP Exclusive: DOJ Rescinds ‘Zero Tolerance’ Immigration Rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Tuesday rescinded a Trump-era memo that established a “zero tolerance” enforcement policy for migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, which resulted in thousands of family separations.

  • Jan 26, 2021
  • 8:19 PM

Judge Bars Biden From Enforcing 100-Day Deportation Ban

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday barred the U.S. government from enforcing a 100-day deportation moratorium that is a key immigration priority of President Joe Biden.

  • Jan 26, 2021
  • 4:42 PM

Some Colombians Fear Ex-Paramilitary Leader Deported From US

Hernán Giraldo Serna, 74, was deported from the U.S. and immediately taken into custody by authorities in Colombia, where he is expected to serve time for crimes against humanity, including torture, forced displacement of people, sexual slavery and kidnapping, as well as drug trafficking.

  • Jan 26, 2021
  • 2:27 PM

Argentina’s Abortion Law Enters Force Under Watchful Eyes

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina’s groundbreaking abortion law went into force Sunday under the watchful eyes of women’s groups and government officials, who hope to ensure its full implementation despite opposition from some conservative and church groups.

  • Jan 25, 2021
  • 5:21 PM

Former Colombian Guerrillas Shed Their Decades-Old Name

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — The demobilized guerrilla group known as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia has changed the name of its political party in a bid to perform better with voters in next year’s congressional elections.

  • Jan 25, 2021
  • 4:25 PM

Mexico’s President Says He’s Tested Positive for COVID-19

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Sunday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and that the symptoms are mild.

  • Jan 24, 2021
  • 10:18 PM

Mexico Looks to Reopen Schools in Just One of Its States

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico will start vaccinating teachers and other school personnel in one of the country’s 32 states this weekend with an eye toward resuming in-person classes there as early as late next month, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday.

  • Jan 22, 2021
  • 5:33 PM

Biden Halts Border Wall Building After Trump’s Final Surge

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In the days before Joe Biden became president, construction crews worked quickly to finish Donald Trump’s wall at an iconic cross-border park overlooking the Pacific Ocean, which then-first lady Pat Nixon inaugurated in 1971 as a symbol of international friendship.

  • Jan 22, 2021
  • 8:50 AM

Mexico Posts Near-Record 1,539 COVID-19 Deaths, 20,548 Cases

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is recording some of its highest daily death tolls since the coronavirus pandemic began, with 1,539 deaths reported Wednesday and 1,584 the previous day.

  • Jan 21, 2021
  • 12:23 PM

Biden Bets Big on Immigration Reform in Opening Move

SAN DIEGO (AP) — For the opening salvo of his presidency, few expected Joe Biden to be so far reaching on immigration.

  • Jan 20, 2021
  • 6:03 PM

Biden Takes the Helm as President: ‘Democracy Has Prevailed’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed.” He swore the oath of office to take the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.

  • Jan 20, 2021
  • 12:30 PM

Trump Blocks Venezuelans’ Deportation in Last Political Gift

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — With the clock winding down on his term, U.S. President Donald Trump shielded tens of thousands of Venezuelan migrants from deportation Tuesday night, rewarding Venezuelan exiles who have been among his most loyal supporters and who fear losing the same privileged access to the White House during the Biden administration.

  • Jan 20, 2021
  • 9:43 AM

Large Migrant Caravan Dissolves in Guatemala

EL FLORIDO, Guatemala (AP) — A once large caravan of Honduran migrants that pushed its way into Guatemala last week had dissipated by Tuesday in the face of Guatemalan security forces. Small groups pressed on toward the Mexican border, while others accepted rides from authorities back to Honduras.

  • Jan 19, 2021
  • 2:38 PM

Joe Biden to Propose 8-Year Citizenship Path for Immigrants

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden plans to unveil a sweeping immigration bill on Day One of his administration, hoping to provide an eight-year path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. without legal status, a massive reversal from the Trump administration’s harsh immigration policies.

  • Jan 19, 2021
  • 8:50 AM

Guatemala Troops, Police Break Up Caravan of Weary Migrants

VADO HONDO, Guatemala (AP) — Guatemalan police and soldiers on Monday broke up a group of hundreds of migrants who had spent two nights stuck at a roadblock on a rural highway.

  • Jan 18, 2021
  • 6:54 PM

Mexico President Accuses DEA of Fabricating General’s Case

MEXICO CITY (AP) — One day after Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office announced it was dropping the drug trafficking case against its former defense secretary, Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration had “fabricated” the accusations against retired Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos.

  • Jan 15, 2021
  • 10:01 AM

Mexico Clears Ex-Defense Secretary of All US Accusations

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors on Thursday declared completely unfounded the U.S. case against a former defense secretary arrested on drug charges in the United States and then returned under pressure from the Mexican government.

  • Jan 15, 2021
  • 8:45 AM

Honduran Migrants Trek North Toward Guatemalan Border

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Hundreds of migrants hoping to reach the U.S. border gathered outside a bus station in this Honduran city Thursday despite continued signs from Mexico and other Central American governments that they would not be allowed through.

  • Jan 15, 2021
  • 8:30 AM

Mexican President Mounts Campaign Against Social Media Bans

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president vowed Thursday to lead an international effort to combat what he considers censorship by social media companies that have blocked or suspended the accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump.

  • Jan 14, 2021
  • 5:19 PM

Trump Impeached After Capitol Riot in Historic Second Charge

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office.

  • Jan 13, 2021
  • 5:32 PM

Cuba Condemns New US Sanctions, Hopes for Better With Biden

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba is convinced that U.S. President-elect Joe Biden does not believe the Caribbean island nation sponsors terrorism, a senior Cuban diplomat said Tuesday, a day after the outgoing U.S. administration returned Cuba to a terrorism list.

  • Jan 13, 2021
  • 1:50 PM

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