A Closed Border, Dashed Hopes and a Looming Disaster

This post was originally published on this siteCIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico — Tania Bonilla arrived in this Mexican border city on Wednesday determined to apply for asylum in the United

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Trump Cites Coronavirus as He Announces a Border Crackdown

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON — Citing the threat of the coronavirus to the American public, the Trump administration said on Friday it will begin rapidly

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Asylum Seekers Say US is Returning Them to the Dangers They Fled

This post was originally published on this siteCORTÉS DEPARTMENT, Honduras — Yovani has a strategy for staying alive: He will not let anyone know he is back in Honduras, he will move

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‘We Call for Calm’: Mexico’s Restrained Response to the Coronavirus

This post was originally published on this siteMEXICO CITY — Before she headed to the soccer game this weekend, Gabriela Gómez considered the matter of the coronavirus and its

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Fire Kills 17 at Unaccredited Orphanage in Haiti

This post was originally published on this sitePORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A fire swept through an unaccredited orphanage in Haiti run by a Christian group based in Pennsylvania, killing at

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As Violence Soars, Mexico Seeks to Retool Justice System. Again.

This post was originally published on this siteMEXICO CITY — The raid delivered a resounding blow to Mexico City’s most fearsome criminal group: 31 suspected gang members were

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7 Found Dead and 15 in Captivity at Religious Sect in Panama

This post was originally published on this siteMEXICO CITY — The bodies of six children and a pregnant woman were found in a freshly dug grave in a remote, predominantly indigenous

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Climate Change, Crime and Political Chaos: A Deadly Mix in Honduras Dengue Epidemic

This post was originally published on this siteCHOLOMA, Honduras — More than 400 people died this year as one of the worst dengue epidemics on record swept through Central America — a

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Bolivian Protesters Assault Mayor in Postelection Mayhem

This post was originally published on this siteLA PAZ, Bolivia — In a spasm of violence related to last month’s disputed presidential election, protesters kidnapped the mayor of a

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US Extends Temporary Work Permits for El Salvador Immigrants

This post was originally published on this siteAn estimated 250,000 immigrants from El Salvador will be allowed to work legally in the United States for an additional year with a special status

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