• Immigration Oct 25

    2,000 Migrants Continue Walk Through Southern Mexico

    A group of about 2,000 mainly Central American migrants have continued their mass exodus from the southern Mexico city of Tapachula, reaching a town about 16 miles (26 kms) away.

  • Governor Sep 26, 2019

    Mexico Searching Another Dump in Case of 43 Missing Students

    A member of an international team supporting the search for 43 missing students in southern Mexico said Wednesday that new information has led Mexican authorities to begin working at another garbage dump. The dump outside the town of Iguala, Guerrero “is in the epicenter of the action,” said former Colombian prosecutor Ángela Buitrago of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights...

  • Governor Aug 30, 2019

    Families Begin Burying the 28 Victims of Mexico Bar Fire

    Anger remained high Thursday as relatives began the slow, tearful task of mourning and burying the 28 people who died horrendously when gang members set a bar on fire after blocking its exits. The families complained that criminals are out of control and making life impossible in this southern Mexico oil town. At least seven of the victims were buried...

  • Governor Aug 28, 2019

    At Least 26 Dead in Mexico Bar Fire

    The governor of Veracruz suggested the attack on the bar Tuesday night may be gang-related.

  • Donald Trump Jun 15, 2019

    Mexico Migration Chief Resigns, Prisons Director Tapped

    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. The National Immigration Institute said in a brief statement that Tonatiuh Guillén thanked President Andrés Manuel López Obrador for the opportunity to serve the country, but...

  • President Apr 27, 2019

    Hours After Mass Escape, Migrants Chant for Food, Freedom

    About 600 mostly Cuban migrants who were part of a mass escape from a southern Mexico immigration detention center a day earlier remained at large Friday evening, immigration authorities said. Mexico’s National Immigration Institute said in a statement that rather than the 1,300 escapees it reported Thursday night, only 645 migrants had actually fled. It said only 35 of those...

  • Mexico Apr 24, 2019

    Mexico Conducts Largest Raid on Migrant Caravan Members

    Central American migrants traveling through southern Mexico toward the U.S. on Tuesday fearfully recalled their frantic escape from police the previous day, scuttling under barbed wire fences into pastures and then spending the night in the woods after hundreds were detained in a raid. In the Chiapas state town of Tonala, migrants flocked to one of the few places they...

  • Mexico Apr 22, 2019

    Quake Sways Buildings in Mexico City; Some Evacuations

    A magnitude 5.4 earthquake in southern Mexico caused tall buildings to sway in the Mexican capital Monday, prompting hundreds of office workers to briefly evacuate along a central avenue.

  • Associated Press Feb 1, 2019

    Strong Earthquake Strikes Southern Mexico, Sways Buildings in Capital

    A strong earthquake jolted southern Mexico on Friday, rattling nerves and swaying tall buildings hundreds of miles away in the capital, but there were no reports of serious damage, injuries or deaths. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the quake had a magnitude of 6.6. It was centered about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from the city of Tapachula in Chiapas...

  • Mexico Nov 30, 2018

    Warnings Grow Over Unsanitary Conditions in Tijuana Shelter

    Aid workers and humanitarian organizations expressed concerns Thursday about unsanitary conditions at the sports complex in Tijuana where more than 6,000 Central American migrants are packed into a space adequate for half that many people and where lice infestations and respiratory infections are rampant. As a chill rain fell, the dust that coated everyone and everything in the open-air stadium...

  • Donald Trump Nov 25, 2018

    Incoming Mexico Gov't: No Deal to Host US Asylum-Seekers

    Mexico’s incoming government denied a report Saturday that it plans to allow asylum-seekers to wait in the country while their claims move through U.S. immigration courts, one of several options the Trump administration has been pursuing in negotiations for months. The deal was seen as a way to dissuade thousands of Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the U.S.,...

  • Twitter Nov 19, 2018

    Tijuana Protesters Chant ‘Out!' at Migrants Camped in City

    Hundreds of Tijuana residents congregated around a monument in an affluent section of the city south of California on Sunday to protest the thousands of Central American migrants who have arrived via caravan in hopes of a new life in the U.S. Tensions have built as nearly 3,000 migrants from the caravan poured into Tijuana in recent days after more...

  • Donald Trump Oct 29, 2018

    Migrant Caravan Rests; 2nd Group Seeks Entry Into Mexico

    Thousands of Central American migrants took a break Sunday on their caravan’s long journey through southern Mexico while vowing to press ahead toward the U.S. border roughly 1,000 miles away. Hundreds more migrants tried to force their way into Mexico at the Guatemala border, and one was reported killed. The new group of migrants, who called themselves a second caravan,...

  • Donald Trump Oct 25, 2018

    Sickness, Fear, Harassment in Mexico Whittle Away at Caravan

    Little by little, sickness, fear and police harassment are whittling down the migrant caravan making its way to the U.S. border, with many of the 4,000 to 5,000 migrants who resumed their journey Thursday complaining of exhaustion. The group, many with children and even pushing toddlers in strollers, departed Mapastepec at dawn with more than 1,000 miles still to go...

  • Mexico Oct 24, 2018

    Category 3 Hurricane Willa Hits Mexico's Coast, Starts to Weaken

    Hurricane Willa swept onto Mexico’s Pacific mainland with 120 mph (195 kph) winds Tuesday night, hitting an area of beach towns, fishing villages and farms after roaring over an offshore penal colony. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the dangerous Category 3 storm hit near Isla del Bosque in Sinaloa state, and federal officials said there were early reports of...

  • Mexico Oct 23, 2018

    Category 4 Hurricane Willa Threatens Mexico's Pacific Coast

    A potential catastrophic Hurricane Willa swept toward Mexico’s Pacific coast with winds of 145 mph (230 kph) Monday night, threatening a stretch of high-rise resort hotels, surfing beaches and fishing villages. Farther south, Mexican officials reported 12 deaths related to heavy rains from Tropical Storm Vicente. After briefly reaching Category 5 strength, Willa’s maximum sustained winds weakened some. But it...

  • Donald Trump Mar 12, 2018

    Despite Heated Rhetoric, Little Change on US-Mexico Border

    The daily commute from Mexico to California farms is the same as it was before Donald Trump became president. Hundreds of Mexicans cross the border and line the sidewalks of Calexico’s tiny downtown by 4 a.m., napping on cardboard sheets and blankets or sipping coffee from a 24-hour doughnut shop until buses leave for the fields. For decades, cross-border commuters...

  • United States Mar 18, 2018

    5.9 Quake Hits Southern Mexico, Days After More Powerful One

    A magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca on Monday, days after a more powerful temblor hit the same area. State and national emergency officials said they had no immediate reports of damage from the latest shake, but schools were cancelled across the state on Monday.

  • Twitter Sep 20, 2017

    At Least 21 Children Killed in Mexico City School Struck by Earthquake

    Firefighters, police and local volunteers pulled at least 25 bodies, all but four of them children, from a Mexico City school partially flattened by a powerful earthquake Tuesday, NBC News reported. At least 230 people were killed by Tuesday’s magnitude-7.1 quake and scores of buildings were destroyed. Crews wearing hard hats worked their way through pancaked concrete slabs in what...

  • Twitter Sep 21, 2017

    Mexicans Dig Through Collapsed Buildings Seeking Survivors as Death Toll Climbs Above 200

    The wiggling fingers of a young girl trapped in the rubble of her collapsed school in Mexico City raised hopes among hundreds of rescuers working furiously Wednesday to try to free her — a drama that played out at dozens of buildings toppled by the powerful earthquake that killed at least 230 people. But it was the rescue operation at...

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