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Brazilians arrive in waves at the US-Mexico border

Dec. 13, 2019 2:28 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Growing up along the U.S.-Mexico border, hotel clerk Joe Luis Rubio never thought he'd be trying to communicate in Portuguese on a daily basis. But with hundreds of Brazilians crossing from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, each week, the Motel 6 by the airport has become a stepping stone for...

Mexico's Yucatan peninsula to vote on Mayan Train project

Dec. 13, 2019 2:00 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Residents of 84 municipalities in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula are scheduled to vote this weekend on President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's ambitious Mayan Train project. Already in the works for a year, the project's future is in the hands of the people who would be most...

A tale of 2 migrations: Before and after new Trump policies

Dec. 13, 2019 11:52 AM EST

SANTA ANA, El Salvador (AP) — María Teresa Carballo was worried. She hadn’t heard from her daughter-in-law since the young woman and her two young children left with a smuggler for the U.S. border a week earlier. The silence was unexpected: Seventeen other members of Carballo’s family...

Having approved trade accord, Mexico expects US to do same

Dec. 13, 2019 10:38 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday he expects the U.S. Congress to approve the new regional trade agreement with his country and Canada by Dec. 20. “It appears there is agreement between Republicans and Democrats,” López Obrador said....

Doncic's triple-double lifts Mavs past Pistons in Mexico

Dec. 13, 2019 12:13 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Luka Doncic’s Spanish was flawless. His game was pretty good, too. Doncic scored 41 points and posted his eighth triple-double of the season, Seth Curry added a season-high 30 points off the bench and the Dallas Mavericks topped the Detroit Pistons 122-111 on Thursday night in the...

Millions of Mexicans celebrate Virgin of Guadalupe

Dec. 12, 2019 10:03 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Millions of faithful visited Mexico City's Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe Thursday during the annual celebration of the country's patroness. Steady streams of men, women and children arrived, many carrying portraits of the Virgin, known affectionately as “La Morena,”...

Mexican Senate ratifies changes to USMCA trade pact

Dec. 12, 2019 9:33 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Senate voted Thursday to approve the modifications negotiated this week to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, known as the USMCA. The Senate vote of 107 to 1 gave approval to increased enforcement of labor and environmental rules. The vote clears the way for a revamped version...

Crash shines light on immigrants in Christmas tree workforce

Dec. 12, 2019 9:09 PM EST

GERVAIS, Ore. (AP) — It was nighttime when Pedro Lucas came home, clutching receipts showing he had paid a funeral home to have the bodies of three immigrant laborers returned to Guatemala from Oregon. The three, including two of Lucas' cousins, were killed when a pickup truck slammed into a van carrying...

ICE, IRS search Hispanic grocery stores in Atlanta area

Dec. 12, 2019 7:57 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal agents executed search warrants at multiple branches of a Hispanic grocery chain in the Atlanta area and took three people into custody on Thursday, an official said. Agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement were working alongside the IRS at six Super Mercado Jalisco...

US sends first non-Guatemalan migrant families to Guatemala

Dec. 12, 2019 7:37 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala on Thursday received the first families of migrants sent by the United States under an agreement to return non-Guatemalans who passed through that country on their way to the U.S. border. The national migration agency confirmed the arrival of 14 people, seven from Honduras...