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Lawsuit challenges speedy reviews of asylum claims

Dec. 6, 2019 7:40 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A new effort to speed up initial reviews of asylum claims to within three days denies asylum-seekers rights to consult attorneys, according to the latest legal challenge to the Trump administration's immigration enforcement policies and practices. The federal lawsuit filed in Washington,...

US offers $5 million for Mexican drug lord “El Chapo Isidro

Dec. 6, 2019 6:31 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. government has announced a $5 million reward for information leading to the arrest of Mexican drug lord Fausto Isidro Meza Flores. He heads the Meza Flores drug cartel, which is named after him. He is better known by his nickname “El Chapo Isidro,” with...

Male video takes on viral feminist anthem stir ire in Mexico

Dec. 6, 2019 3:51 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Born in Chile, the feminist anthem “A Rapist in Your Path” has become an international phenomenon, with activists in countries from Latin America to the U.S. and Europe staging public performance to denounce violence and human rights abuses against women. Almost as...

Police chief shot in central Mexico city of Cuernavaca

Dec. 6, 2019 3:30 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Armed attackers shot to death the acting police chief in the central Mexico city of Cuernavaca, a once-tranquil tourist destination just south of Mexico City, city officials said Friday. The killing late Thursday was the latest in a series of violent events that have marred the city's...

Asylum-seekers who crossed in Arizona returned to Mexico

Dec. 6, 2019 3:23 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. government said Friday it had sent nine Venezuelans — including two families — back to Mexico after they tried to make an asylum claim by driving up to a customs officer instead of lingering south of the border on a list waiting to be called up under a Trump...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Dec. 6, 2019 12:00 AM EST

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. Thousands of Haitian children returned to their classes after months of violent protests against the government shut down schools....

US persuades judge to stop pro-Trump border wall group

Dec. 5, 2019 7:29 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government persuaded a federal judge to prevent a private fundraising group from building its own wall next to the river that separates the U.S. and Mexico, despite the group's longstanding claim that it is supporting President Donald Trump. U.S. District Judge Randy Crane's...

Mexico president hosts US AG behind closed doors in capital

Dec. 5, 2019 6:43 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president and the U.S. attorney general met behind closed doors Thursday, about a week after U.S. President Donald Trump suggested his government could classify Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations. The Foreign Relations Department said the meeting between...

US trade gap narrows as imports fall amid China conflict

Dec. 5, 2019 5:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in October as imports fell faster than exports. The politically sensitive trade gap with China dropped. The Commerce Department said Thursday that the gap between what America sells and what it buys abroad dropped 7.6% to $47.2 billion in October. Imports...

Mexico raises to 24 death toll in border gunbattles

Dec. 5, 2019 12:06 AM EST

VILLA UNION, Mexico (AP) — Authorities in northern Mexico have raised the death toll from weekend gunbattles in the small town of Villa Union to 24. Coahuila state authorities say another suspect’s body has been found after a search of the area following the clashes Saturday and Sunday. According to...