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Number of Migrant Children at US Border Overwhelming

BBC- The number of migrant children trying to reach the US from Mexico has increased ninefold since the start of 2021, UN children's agency...

Hopelessness Continues Driving Hondurans to Migrate

By DELMER MARTÍNEZ and CHRISTOPHER SHERMANApril 17, 2021 OMOA, Honduras (AP) — At a converted seaside hotel, more than 200 Honduran migrants stepped off six...

UN to Give Food to Hungry Venezuelan Children

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The food assistance agency of the United Nations announced Monday that it will begin operations in Venezuela after reaching an...

Mexican Pres. Offers New Immigration Plan

(CNN) Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will propose a new migration agreement between the countries of North and Central America this week, he...

Corona Effect: Hunger in Brazil a Byproduct of the Pandemic

The queue snakes around the block and each day it gets longer: hungry residents of Heliopolis, São Paulo's largest favela, waiting in line for...

Brazil: Cops Ignore Supreme Court, Kill 800 People in Rio Slums

Nearly 800 people were killed by police in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro in the past nine months, as raids remain a...

Brazil: Bolsonaro Wants Biden’s Help in Saving the Rainforest

(CNN) Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has called for Joe Biden's "personal engagement" in fighting deforestation in the Amazon rain forest, in a letter...

Haiti: Test Case Win May Force UN Peacekeepers to Pay for...

By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA, April 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A historic court order for a former United Nations peacekeeper to pay child support for...

Brazil: Court Okay for Probe Into President’s Pandemic Response

By MAURICIO SAVARESE SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed a Senate investigation of President Jair Bolsonaro’s handling of the pandemic to...

SV Volcano: Queen Sends Message of Support, CARICOM Assistance, Cash Offers,...

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, in her first public statement since the death of her husband Prince Philip,  has sent a message of support to the...

Biden Admin Gets Deals with Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala to Stem Immigrant...

By Priscilla Alvarez, CNN (CNN)The Biden administration has secured agreements for Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala to tighten their borders and stem the flow of migration,...

WestJet Won’t Fly to Caribbean Until June 4

Canada's WestJet today announced it will extend its temporary suspension of international sun flights to destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean until June 4, 2021. “We are...

Brazil: As Pandemic Worsens, Officials Ease Restrictions

Sao Paulo (CNN)Last week, Brazil saw its deadliest day since the start of the pandemic, with 4,195 people killed in just 24 hours. The...

Mexico Hands Over 30 Marines to Cops in People Disapperarance Cases

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s navy said Monday it turned 30 marines over to civilian prosecutors to face justice in the cases of people...

Russian Gaining Foothold in Latin America Through Sputnik Vaccine

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Russia has been trying to get its coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V into Brazilian arms for months, and been repeatedly...

Guillermo Lasso – Conservative Elected Ecuador President

]A conservative former banker, Guillermo Lasso, has won Ecuador's presidential election following a run-off vote. His opponent, the left-wing economist Andrés Arauz, conceded defeat hours...

Florida Governor Sues US to Allow Cruise Ship Operations

MIAMI (AP) — The state of Florida has filed a lawsuit against the federal government to demand cruise ships be allowed to start sailing...

Corona Effect: What’s Gone Wrong in Brazil?

Brazil has recorded more than 330,000 deaths from Covid, second only to the United States, and experts are warning the current surge in cases...

Brazil: High Court Orders Probe of President’s COVID Response

SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian Supreme Court justice ordered the Senate on Thursday to investigate the government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis and...

Five Mexican Border Challenges for the Biden Admin.

Conditions on the southwest border represent a serious political challenge to President Biden, with illegal crossings and asylum requests increasing significantly in March. The situation...

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