Migrants rush to El Paso border as Mexico rumor brings hope amid frustration over US CBP enforcement

Ciudad Juarez, Mexico – Hundreds of people tried to storm the US-Mexico border on Sunday, after a rumor that migrants would be allowed to enter the United States. Around noon, a large crowd of mostly Venezuelans began gathering near the entrance to a bridge linking Ciudad Juarez in Mexico with El Paso, Texas in the … Read more

Mexican Drug Cartel Apologizes For Kidnapped American Deaths, Calls Members Out For ‘Lack Of Discipline’

Someone claiming to belong to the Mexican drug cartel who is responsible for the kidnapping of four Americans and the murder of two of them condemned violence and will supposedly hand over its own members who have been implicated to the authorities. In a letter obtained by The Associated Press through a Tamaulipas state law … Read more

Matamoros, Mexico kidnapping: 2 American survivors are treated at a US hospital as the bodies of 2 killed are examined, officials say

CNN — Two Americans have returned to the United States from Mexico and are being treated at a hospital after an armed abduction killed two of their friends and sparked a days-long search for American travelers who had crossed the border for medical intervention , according to officials. The four Americans were found in a … Read more

Miami faith community strives to help new exiles and migrants

HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) — Days after selling everything she had to flee Cuba with her three children on a crowded boat, Daneilis Tamayo raised her hand in praise and sang the catchy opening anthem of Sunday worship in this suburb of Miami. “The only thing that gave me strength was the Lord. I’m not going … Read more

Mexico hopes to avoid sanctions over near-extinct vaquita

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is seeking to avoid possible trade sanctions this week for failing to halt the near extinction of the vaquita, the world’s smallest porpoise and most endangered marine mammal. Studies estimate that there are only eight vaquitas left in the Gulf of California, the only place where they exist and where … Read more

Latino Republicans push back on party’s immigration agenda

MIAMI (AP) — More than half of the residents of the slice of Miami that includes Little Havana were foreign-born. And when Republican U.S. Representative Maria Elvira Salazar ran for re-election last year, she won by 15 percentage points. GOP dominance over Florida The 27th congressional district is emblematic of the party’s inroads with Latino … Read more

Mexico electoral reform bill: AMLO accuses protesters of narco links

CNN — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Monday dismissed concerns over his plan to cut the country’s electoral watchdog, accusing protesters of links to drug traffickers. Footage from a mass protest in Mexico City on Sunday showed tens of thousands of people dressed in pink – the color of the National Electoral Institute … Read more

Mexican president slams pro-democracy protesters

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president on Monday lashed out at demonstrators protesting election funding cuts over the weekend, downplaying their concerns about threats to democracy and dashing any hopes that he would try to ease rising political tensions. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador appeared to revel in the conflict, hurling insults at the tens … Read more