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The Crossing: What to Watch as Impeachment Heads to Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump don’t move to the Senate by themselves.

  • Jan 15, 2020
  • 2:39 PM

100s of Migrants Gather in Honduras to Attempt New Caravan

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Hundreds of mainly Honduran migrants started walking and hitching rides Wednesday from the city of San Pedro Sula, in a bid to form the kind of migrant caravan that reached the U.S. border in 2018.

  • Jan 15, 2020
  • 1:15 PM

Democrats’ Debates Continue to Ignore Puerto Rico and They Know It (OPINION)

What I do know is that —after everything we have been through— if candidates can’t be bothered to mention Puerto Rico during a debate, we won’t bother to come out and support them.

  • Jan 15, 2020
  • 12:52 PM

Guatemala Swears in New President, Public Calls for Former President’s Arrest

Alejandro Giammattei, 63, won the presidency on his fourth attempt in August for Vamos, a party founded in 2017 on the promise of “battling poverty and providing better opportunities.”

  • Jan 15, 2020
  • 11:00 AM

Chicago’s Puerto Rican Agenda Reactivates 3Rs Campaign for Earthquake Relief Efforts

With Puerto Rico still in recovery and healing from the trauma of Hurricanes Irma and María, Chicago’s Puerto Rican diaspora is taking the lead in earthquake relief efforts to help avoid history repeating itself from both 2017 hurricanes and the 1918 earthquake.

  • Jan 15, 2020
  • 10:58 AM

Guatemala Swears in Conservative Giammattei as President

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala swore in Alejandro Giammattei, a conservative physician opposed to gay marriage and abortion, as its new president Tuesday while the country’s outgoing leader exited amid swirling corruption accusations.

  • Jan 15, 2020
  • 10:12 AM

AP Explains: US Sending Asylum Seekers to Central America

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The United States began sending Honduran and Salvadoran asylum seekers to Guatemala in November and last week said it would expand the practice to Mexicans. The U.S. could also start sending asylum seekers from Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Brazil to Honduras starting as early as the end of the month under a similar agreement signed with that country. These developments stem from bilateral agreements Washington signed last year with Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

  • Jan 15, 2020
  • 9:45 AM

Experts Seek Answers Behind Constant Quakes in Puerto Rico

PONCE, Puerto Rico (AP) — Seismologists in southern Puerto Rico gingerly walked around a patch of dirt that marks the location of recently buried sensors they hope will reveal answers behind the constant and unusual shaking in the region that has terrified residents.

  • Jan 14, 2020
  • 7:52 PM

UN Says ‘Staggering’ Deaths of Rights Activists in Colombia

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed alarm Tuesday at the “staggering number” of social activists killed in Colombia despite a peace accord aimed at improving conditions in poor, rural areas.

  • Jan 14, 2020
  • 3:25 PM

Puerto Rico Didn’t Follow Emergency Protocols After Earthquake, Former Official Says

Since the aftermath of Hurricane María, scientists have warned that the island lacks proper attention and warning systems for such “physical threats.”

  • Jan 14, 2020
  • 1:06 PM

To Carry or Not to Carry Extra IDs in the Era of Trump

What I find most fascinating is, that in Trump’s United States, some U.S. citizens of Latino background are now carrying extra ID in case our citizenship is ever questioned by someone with the authority to detain us.

  • Jan 14, 2020
  • 10:25 AM

Villaraigosa and Espuelas Launch New Latino SuperPAC With Hopes of Defeating Trump in 2020

The “mission and sole strategic goal” of American Latinos United (ALU) SuperPAC, the press release noted, “is to decrease President Trump’s share of the Hispanic electorate by a small percentage change that would thereby deny the President an Electoral College win and re-election to a second term. ALU seeks to drive Trump from the national 30% threshold he secured in 2016 to 25% or less in 2020.”

  • Jan 14, 2020
  • 7:35 AM

Democratic Debate Allows One More Jab Before Iowa Caucuses

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An unusually heated clash of rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination could be the hallmark of Tuesday night’s televised debate in Iowa.

  • Jan 14, 2020
  • 7:05 AM

Judge Refuses to Second-Guess Family Separations at Border

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. judge ruled Monday that the Trump administration is operating within its authority when separating families stopped at the Mexico border, rejecting arguments that it was quietly returning to widespread practices that drew international condemnation.

  • Jan 14, 2020
  • 6:50 AM

Guatemala to Swear in Conservative Giammattei as President

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala will swear in Alejandro Giammattei, a conservative physician opposed to gay marriage and abortion, as its new president Tuesday while the country’s outgoing leader exits amid swirling corruption accusations.

  • Jan 14, 2020
  • 6:29 AM

Facing the Risk of New Earthquakes, Puerto Rico Lacks a Coordinated Massive Response Plan for Trauma Emergencies

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The greatest immediate death threat after earthquakes, such as those Puerto Rico has experienced for more than two weeks, are traumas that people may be exposed to in the face of a structural collapse. But Health Secretary Rafael Rodríguez Mercado has not shared a plan to address this risk nor has contacted his specialized trauma team since the earthquakes began, dangerously exposing the public.

  • Jan 14, 2020
  • 6:16 AM

Puerto Rico Justice Department Calls on Special Independent Prosecutor to Investigate Telegram Chat Members

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Justice Department asked the Office of the Special Independent Prosecutor Panel (SIP) on Friday to investigate the 12 members of the Telegram chat, which includes former governor Ricardo Rosselló-Nevares and some of his closest collaborators.

  • Jan 13, 2020
  • 7:43 PM

Brazil Documentary Gets Oscar Nomination, Exposes Division

SÃO PAULO (AP) — The Academy Award nomination for a Brazilian documentary about the impeachment of then-President Dilma Rousseff has once again laid bare the polarization of Latin America’s largest democracy.

  • Jan 13, 2020
  • 3:40 PM

JLO Snubbed Because #OscarsSoWhite

*Pretends to be shocked*

  • Jan 13, 2020
  • 2:26 PM

Colombian Military Spied on Judges, Journalists

According to an investigation, reports of the illegal eavesdropping operations were directly handed off to senior politicians of the president’s Democratic Center party.

  • Jan 13, 2020
  • 1:32 PM

Suit Over Border Patrol Detention Conditions Goes to Trial

PHOENIX (AP) — A years-old lawsuit challenging detention conditions in several of the Border Patrol’s Arizona stations will go to trial Monday as the agency as a whole has come under fire following several migrant deaths.

  • Jan 13, 2020
  • 11:48 AM