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Honduran migrants who tried to enter Mexico on foot return to the Guatemalan side of the Suchiate River under the watch of a Mexican National Guard near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, early Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The number of migrants stuck at the Guatemala-Mexico border continued to dwindle Wednesday as detentions and resignation ate away at what remained of the latest caravan. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Migrants weigh limited options at Guatemala-Mexico border

Jan. 22, 2020 3:44 PM EST

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — Hundreds of Central American migrants stranded in Guatemala on Wednesday were weighing limited options as to how to make it into Mexico, guarded by troops with riot shields and immigration agents. The goal of the migrants is to either to live and work in Mexico or continue on...

Arizona woman reported missing while vacationing in Belize

Jan. 22, 2020 3:15 PM EST

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — A Prescott woman has been reported missing while vacationing with her boyfriend on the northeastern coast of Central America. Cherie MacKenzie tells The Daily Courier newspaper in Prescott that her 43-year-old daughter Alison MacKenzie was on a catamaran tour off the coast of Belize...

W.Va. inmate who walked out of jail gets 5 additional years

Jan. 22, 2020 2:12 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An Ohio man who escaped a West Virginia jail and was later caught trying to flee into Mexico was sentenced to five additional years in jail Wednesday. Todd Boyes of Caldwell, Ohio, was sentenced in Kanawha County Circuit Court for his October 2017 escape from the South Central...

Florida Senate condemns Nicaraguan President Ortega

Jan. 22, 2020 1:46 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Senate unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday condemning Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega for what it denounced as the oppression of that nation's citizens. The vote comes after Democratic Sen. Jose Javier Rodriguez said Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario...

Mexican soap opera star Pablo Lyle, left, appears in court with his attorneys during his hearing, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Miami. Florida Judge Marlene Fernandez-Karavetsos says that the Mexican actor won't be able to return to his native country while he awaits trial on a charge he fatally punched a man during a road-rage confrontation. (Carl Juste/Miami Herald via AP, Pool)

Judge: Actor awaiting road rage trial can't go to Mexico

Jan. 22, 2020 12:26 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida judge ruled Wednesday that a Mexican actor won't be able to return to his native country while he awaits trial on a charge that he fatally punched a man during a road rage confrontation. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Marlene Fernandez-Karavetsos said she worried Pablo Lyle would not...

5th body found on Tijuana lot; suspect remains in custody

Jan. 21, 2020 11:24 PM EST

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — A fifth body has been found on a property in this border city, and Mexican officials said Tuesday that they are beginning to suspect they may have a serial killer in custody. Baja California state prosecutor Hiram Sánchez said the suspect, who is the son-in-law of the first...

Central American migrants cross the Suchiate River from Mexico to Guatemala, near Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Hundreds of Central American migrants are stranded in a sort of no-man’s land on the river border between Guatemala and Mexico after running up against lines of Mexican National Guard troops deployed to keep them from moving en masse into the country and on north toward the U.S. on Monday. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Mexico begins flying, busing migrants back to Honduras

Jan. 21, 2020 11:18 PM EST

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of Central American migrants who entered southern Mexico in recent days have either been pushed back into Guatemala by Mexican troops, shipped to detention centers or returned to Honduras, officials said Tuesday. An unknown number slipped past Mexican authorities and...

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2019, file photo, Sevilla's Javier Hernandez celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during a Europa League group A soccer match against APOEL Nicosia at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain. The Los Angeles Galaxy have signed Javier “Chicharito” Hernández to a Designated Player contract, the MLS soccer club announced Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti, File)

Mexican goal-scoring star Chicharito signs with LA Galaxy

Jan. 21, 2020 9:52 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The biggest star in Mexican soccer is coming to the LA Galaxy. Javier “Chicharito” Hernández announced his move to the five-time MLS champions on Tuesday, bringing the veteran striker back to North America after a lengthy career in Europe. Hernández will...

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2011 file photo a Monarch butterfly sits on a tree trunk at the Sierra Chincua Sanctuary in the mountains of Mexico's Michoacan state. On Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, prosecutors in western Mexico have called in 53 local police officers for questioning in the Jan. 14 disappearance of a long-time promoter and protector of the wintering grounds of the monarch butterfly. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

Mexico questions police over disappeared butterfly activist

Jan. 21, 2020 7:04 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in western Mexico have called in 53 local police for questioning in the Jan. 14 disappearance of a long-time promoter and protector of the wintering grounds of the monarch butterfly. The police in the Michaocan towns of Angangueo and Ocampo were called in late Monday after...

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2019 file photo, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador listens to questions during his daily morning press conference at the National Palace in Mexico City. Shortly before taking office Lopez Obrador decided to create an army of volunteers dubbed the “servants of the nation,” to canvass people who receive government benefits collecting their personal information in part to see if they might be eligible for yet more help from various programs promised during the campaign for the likes of farmers, the disabled, unemployed youth and the elderly. The effort alarmed opposition political parties who saw it as an attempt to illegally use public funds to promote López Obrador and his leftist Morena party.  (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

Mexico homicide rate edges up in 2019; rate of rise slows

Jan. 21, 2020 5:46 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of homicides in Mexico rose to 35,588 in 2019, the highest number on record, but the rate of annual increase in murders has slowed, according to government figures. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has acknowledged that crime and violence are the toughest...