The Nightmare of Migrants Crossing the Darién Jungle

Reporter David González M. follows one Haitian migrant, his family, and others from as far away as Pakistan as they prepare to make the deadly journey through the Colombia-Panama border region.

  • Oct 8, 2021
  • 4:23 PM

Drowning of Russian Migrant Highlights Danger of US Border Policy (PHOTOS)

Critics of the migrants trying to cross the border say that there are legal avenues and procedures to follow. However, many asylum seekers are never screened and are sent back to Mexico under Title 42, the Trump-era policy that denies entry to immigrants with the pretense of protecting public health.

  • Nov 15, 2022
  • 2:18 PM

Small Town in Southern Mexico Hosts Thousands of Migrants

San Pedro Tapanatepec had 7,000 migrants, about 75 percent Venezuelans, when the Associated Press visited at the beginning of October. By Monday, Mayor Humberto Parrazales estimated the number had grown to 14,000.

  • Oct 18, 2022
  • 10:00 AM

Why Venezuelans and Cubans Are Coming to Texas in Record Numbers

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol figures show that 110,061 Cubans crossed the border into Texas from October 2021 through September 2022. During that same time period, 109,106 Venezuelans crossed the border.

  • Oct 14, 2022
  • 1:06 PM

Increase in Venezuelan Migration Felt Across US

Last month, Venezuelans surpassed Guatemalans and Hondurans to become the second-largest nationality stopped at the U.S. border after Mexicans. Venezuelans were stopped 25,349 times, up 43 percent from 17,652 in July and four times the 6,301 encounters in August 2021, authorities said Monday, signaling a remarkably sudden demographic shift.

  • Sep 21, 2022
  • 10:18 AM

The Missing Pieces in Addressing the Migration Crisis at the US-Mexico Border

If the Mexican and U.S. governments don’t shift their migration and border policies, horrific scenes like we saw in San Antonio in June, where the bodies of 53 migrants were discovered in an abandoned semi trailer, will become far more common.

  • Aug 11, 2022
  • 10:00 AM

Border Patrol Paroles Migrants to Avoid Massive Overcrowding

The Border Patrol paroled more than 207,000 migrants who crossed from Mexico from August through May, including 51,132 in May, a 28 percent increase from April, according to court records. Parole shields migrants from deportation for a set period of time but provides little else.

  • Jun 23, 2022
  • 3:06 PM

Migrants Split on Whether to Keep Walking Through Mexico

VILLA COMALTITLÁN, Mexico (AP) — A group of migrants that once numbered as many as 5,000 were split on Thursday about whether to keep walking through southern Mexico toward the U.S. border.

  • Jun 9, 2022
  • 5:34 PM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: Summit in LA Showcases Biden’s Central America Problem

Four days before the Summit of the Americas begins on June 6 in Los Angeles, the U.S. is short on friends in the Northern Triangle. Even Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei, once President Joe Biden’s ally of last resort, said he will not attend.

  • Jun 2, 2022
  • 1:23 PM

Cubans Seek Broad Reforms, Not Another Revolution (OPINION)

While many in the United States use social media information to justify a regime change, the reality is, that’s not what every Cuban wants.

  • Apr 18, 2022
  • 4:49 PM

The Moving Border: Even Further South (A Latino USA Podcast)

On the third installment of our award-winning series “The Moving Border,” we return to Tapachula, Mexico, nearly two years after our last episode—and the start of a worldwide pandemic.

  • Mar 11, 2022
  • 4:40 PM

Venezuelan Migrants Caught in Crossfire of Colombia Conflicts

Violence between armed rebel groups in Colombia puts Venezuelans at serious risk. The current conflict in Arauca, for example, has displaced 2,687 people, and 56 percent of them are Venezuelan.

  • Mar 2, 2022
  • 5:20 PM

Mass Protests in Ecuador After Hike in Fuel Prices

Thousands of demonstrators marched in Ecuador on Tuesday and Wednesday to protest the increase in fuel prices and President Guillermo Lasso’s economic policies. At least 37 demonstrators were arrested and eight police officers injured in demonstrations that blocked roads and highways in five of Ecuador’s 24 provinces.

  • Nov 1, 2021
  • 11:05 AM

US Officials Defend Expulsion of Haitians From Texas Town

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — More than 6,000 Haitians and other migrants have been removed from an encampment at a Texas border town, U.S. officials said Monday as they defended a strong response that included immediately expelling migrants to their impoverished Caribbean country and using horse patrols to stop them from entering the town.

  • Sep 20, 2021
  • 6:26 PM

US Launches Mass Expulsion of Haitian Migrants From Texas

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — The U.S. is flying Haitians camped in a Texas border town back to their homeland and blocking others from crossing the border from Mexico in a massive show of force that signals the beginning of what could be one of America’s swiftest, large-scale expulsions of migrants or refugees in decades.

  • Sep 20, 2021
  • 10:12 AM

Panama, Colombia Agree to Limit of 650 Migrants Per Day

PANAMA CITY (AP) — The governments of Panama and Colombia agreed Wednesday to impose a daily limit on the number of migrants passing through the thickly jungled and roadless Darien Gap on the two countries’ border.

  • Aug 12, 2021
  • 11:55 AM

Panama, Colombia Agree to Restrict Flow of Migrants

SAN VICENTE, Panama (AP) — Officials of Panama and Colombia agreed Friday to restrict the growing flow of migrants, mainly Cubans and Haitians, who have been crossing the Darien Gap that marks the border between the two countries.

  • Aug 9, 2021
  • 10:55 AM

Stalled by Pandemic, Migrants Press in Quest for Better Life

LAJAS BLANCAS, Panamá (AP) — Duperat Laurette fled Haiti after her country’s massive 2010 earthquake, making her way first to the Dominican Republic, then Chile and five years later to Panamá, all with the dream of reaching the U.S. and finding a job to help support 14 siblings left behind in Haiti.

  • Sep 8, 2020
  • 12:45 PM

Candidates Denounce Puerto Rico Election Suspension

Many Puerto Ricans waited hours in line outside in the sun only to be told that voting would resume next Sunday.

  • Aug 10, 2020
  • 12:24 PM

The Preventable Death of an Asylum Seeker in a Solitary Cell

Roylan Hernández Díaz’s long journey ended inside a white-walled cell in the solitary confinement wing of a Louisiana prison.

  • Mar 10, 2020
  • 11:33 AM

US Joins in Global Movement to Make Asylum Harder to Obtain

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Nkeze wasn’t home when Cameroonian militants came knocking, probably to deliver their signature ultimatum to join their separatist movement or have his writing arm cut off.

  • Nov 23, 2019
  • 11:11 AM

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