Politics

Diplomats: Europeans Weigh Sanctions on Venezuela’s Maduro

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Major European nations are considering imposing sanctions on Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on political opponents, although divisions remain over the timing of any action for fear of derailing a negotiated exit to the country’s crisis, The Associated Press has learned.

  • Jun 15, 2019
  • 3:14 PM

Mexico Migration Chief Resigns, Prisons Director Tapped

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s immigration chief resigned Friday and the country’s prisons director was swiftly nominated to replace him, as the country embarks on a crackdown on irregular migration through its territory in response to U.S. pressure.

  • Jun 15, 2019
  • 9:26 AM

Trump Taps Former Immigration Official as His Border Czar

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday said he was bringing a longtime lawman and enthusiastic supporter out of retirement to serve as “border czar” as his administration struggles with a worsening crisis that his hard-line immigration policies have failed to stem.

  • Jun 14, 2019
  • 4:18 PM

Florida Governor Signs Bill Banning Sanctuary Policies

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — All law enforcement agencies in Florida will have to cooperate with federal immigration authorities under a bill signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday during a ceremony that often felt like a campaign rally for him and President Donald Trump.

  • Jun 14, 2019
  • 4:03 PM

Mexico Migration Chief Offers Resignation to President

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s immigration chief presented his resignation to the president Friday as the country embarks on a crackdown on irregular migration through its territory in response to U.S. pressure.

  • Jun 14, 2019
  • 3:52 PM

Guatemalan Democracy in Crisis as Elections Approach

On June 16, the country will go to the polls to elect a successor to former comedian Jimmy Morales, who rode a wave of anti-corruption protests to office as an outsider candidate in 2015.

  • Jun 14, 2019
  • 12:18 PM

Latino USA Presents: ‘A Conversation With Cory Booker’

Latino USA continues its coverage of the field of candidates for the 2020 Democratic nomination.

  • Jun 14, 2019
  • 11:42 AM

Officials: Major Powers Discuss Venezuelan Crisis in Sweden

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Sweden is hosting talks between major powers with stakes in dealing with Venezuela’s political turmoil, the latest effort to jumpstart flagging attempts to find a peaceful solution to the country’s deepening crisis.

  • Jun 13, 2019
  • 3:16 PM

Mexico Frees Activists Accused of Migrant Trafficking

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials say two jailed immigration activists have been set free due to lack of evidence following accusations of migrant trafficking.

  • Jun 13, 2019
  • 11:49 AM

In His Critique of Biden Being a ‘Return to the Past,’ O’Rourke Brings Up Obama Administration Deportation Record

“You had immigration reform that had been languishing for 30 years, and within the Obama administration, 400,000 deported from this country in one year alone, destroying families and breaking up communities,” the Texas Democrat said at one point.

  • Jun 13, 2019
  • 10:09 AM

Former Rosselló Campaign Manager Under FBI investigation for Alleged Influence Peddling

Through a written statement, Elías Sánchez denied his involvement in any corruption, saying that any allegation in that direction is false.

  • Jun 12, 2019
  • 4:54 PM

Artist Pays Homage to Murdered Colombia Rights Activists

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — The names of the dead are filling Colombia’s storied Bolívar Plaza.

  • Jun 12, 2019
  • 11:59 AM

New Report Examines Weaponization of Immigration Court System

Advocates launch Immigration Court Watch app to ensure greater accountability, transparency.

  • Jun 12, 2019
  • 11:32 AM

Proposed Presidential Primary Bill Attempts to Bring Awareness to Puerto Rico’s Voting Rights

“By moving the date forward, Puerto Rico becomes a relevant state, and the candidates will be forced to pay attention to our needs,” governor Ricardo Rosselló said.

  • Jun 11, 2019
  • 4:00 PM

The Lavinia Masters Act Gives Sexual Assault Survivors New Lease on Life

The State of Texas is investing more than $50 million to test the rape kit backlog, hire necessary staff and implement the technological infrastructure needed to avoid a backlog in the future.

  • Jun 11, 2019
  • 3:42 PM

Nicaragua Officials Release More Prisoners After Crackdown

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Principal leaders of protests against President Daniel Ortega’s government and two prominent journalists were freed from prison Tuesday ahead of a June 18 deadline to release the last of hundreds of people the opposition considers political prisoners.

  • Jun 11, 2019
  • 2:55 PM

Migrants Will Pay the Price of Mexico’s Tariff Deal With Trump

Dignity will come at great cost to both Mexico and to the migrants fleeing extreme poverty and violence in Central America.

  • Jun 11, 2019
  • 2:39 PM

Border State Challenges Quick-Release Asylum Practices

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico and its largest city sued the Trump administration Monday in a first-of-its-kind lawsuit from a state seeking to stem the quick release of asylum seeking migrants into local communities and claim reimbursement for humanitarian efforts to shelter migrants temporarily.

  • Jun 11, 2019
  • 12:04 PM