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Mexico is busing asylum-seeking migrants to southern border

Aug. 16, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government said Friday it is busing migrants who have applied for asylum in the United States to the southern Mexico state of Chiapas. About 30,000 migrants have been sent back to northern Mexican border cities to await U.S. asylum hearings under a policy known as "Remain in...

Women in Mexico City protest against alleged police rapes

Aug. 16, 2019 10:51 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hundreds of women wielding pink spray paint and smoke demonstrated Friday night in downtown Mexico City to protest against a string of alleged sexual attacks by police officers. They chanted "Rapist police!" and "My friends protect me, you don't!" and some trashed a bus station, breaking...

Boxing great "Mantequilla" Napoles dies at 79

Aug. 16, 2019 10:35 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Jose "Mantequilla" Napoles, the Hall of Famer Mexican boxer who was a two-time welterweight world champion, has died. He was 79. The World Boxing Council said Friday that Napoles died in his home in Mexico City "with his children and grandchildren at his bedside". Napoles, who was...

California leads latest lawsuit over Trump immigration rule

Aug. 16, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California and three other states on Friday filed the latest court challenge to new Trump administration rules blocking green cards for many immigrants who use public assistance including Medicaid, food stamps and housing vouchers. Nearly half of Americans would be considered a...

New US Ambassador arrives in Mexico with 'hand extended'

Aug. 16, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — New U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Christopher Landau arrived in Mexico City on Friday to take up one of Washington's most important diplomatic posts, which had been vacant for over a year, amid a tricky time for relations between the North American neighbors. Landau replaces Roberta...

UN: Migrant deaths in Americas top 500 so far this year

Aug. 16, 2019 6:51 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — More than 500 migrants have lost their lives in the Americas so far this year, about a 33% increase from a year ago, the U.N. migration agency said Friday. International Organization for Migration spokesman Joel Millman said that "turmoil" in Venezuela may account for "much of 2019's fatality...

In Venezuela, young baseball players still have big dreams

Aug. 16, 2019 2:34 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — More than 100 boys train daily on a baseball field next to the biggest slum in Caracas, using old bats, balls and gloves in hopes of achieving the ultimate goal: a professional baseball career in the United States and an escape from Venezuela's hardship. Chances are small, and...

Peruvian cuisine: the beloved star at Lima's Pan Am Games

Aug. 16, 2019 12:51 AM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Olympic swimmer Renzo Tjon-a-Joe from Suriname says his "love affair" with Peruvian cuisine began during his recent trip to the capital of Lima for the Pan American Games. Days after eating at "Central," the self-proclaimed foodie still savored the journey of flavors — from the...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Aug. 16, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Indigenous women protested in Brazil's capital against the policies of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, whose administration has clashed with...

US official: 'Much better' conditions at border for migrants

Aug. 15, 2019 10:07 PM EDT

TORNILLO, Texas (AP) — A senior Trump administration official says that with fewer immigrants and more detention space, people apprehended along the U.S.-Mexico border won't be subject to the squalid, overcrowded conditions criticized earlier this year. Kevin McAleenan, the acting Secretary of Homeland...