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Another Indian activist killed amid Costa Rica land disputes

Feb. 25, 2020 7:03 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Indigenous groups and Costa Rica's president on Tuesday mourned the killing of yet another indigenous activist,amid continuing land disputes in the Central American country. The National Front of Indigenous Peoples said Jhery Rivera of the Broran Indian community was slain...

Patrick Reed of the United States gives the thumbs up after winning the WGC-Mexico Championship golf tournament, at the Chapultepec Golf Club in Mexico City, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Column: A noisy West Coast swing not all about the golf

Feb. 25, 2020 6:16 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The PGA Tour delivered plenty of drama during the West Coast swing. Most of it was outside the ropes. After two months that went from rain in Hawaii to sunshine at Pebble Beach to the high altitude of Mexico City, about the only conclusions to draw were that Rory McIlroy is playing good...

Border Patrol agents wait to reporters an immigration holding facility, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in El Paso, Texas. The complex of modular buildings can house and process 1,040 and will replace tents hastily erected for processing last spring.  (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

Migrant detention center to open after conditions stir anger

Feb. 25, 2020 4:49 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A year after asylum-seekers and other migrants overwhelmed U.S. immigration authorities at the southern border, the Border Patrol is opening a processing facility in Texas that officials say could help it better care for detainees following outcry last year over young children and...

Mexico data confirm 0.1% economic contraction in 2019

Feb. 25, 2020 4:47 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s economy entered a technical recession and contracted 0.1% in 2019, the first year of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s six-year term, according to fourth-quarter government figures reported Tuesday that confirmed preliminary data from last month. ...

FILE - In this April 4, 2019, file photo, Cristie Kerr reacts to her approach shot on the 18th hole during the first round of the LPGA Tour ANA Inspiration golf tournament at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Kerr will be part of Golf Channel's broadcast team at the Honda Classic this week. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

Cristie Kerr brings her views to TV at Honda Classic

Feb. 25, 2020 2:48 PM EST

Cristie Kerr returns to action this week on the golf course without her clubs: Golf Channel is using the 20-time LPGA Tour winner for the Honda Classic. This is more dipping toes in the water instead of a plunge. “I struck up a friendship with Golf Channel recently thinking that I'm going to get into...

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019 file photo, the Supreme Court is seen at sunset in Washington. The Supreme Court is ruling 5-4 to close the courthouse door on the parents of a Mexican teenager who was shot dead over the border by an American agent. The court's five conservative justices ruled Tuesday that the parents could not sue Border Patrol Agent Jesus Mesa Jr., who killed their unarmed 15-year-old son in 2010.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Court closes courthouse door on slain Mexican teen's family

Feb. 25, 2020 12:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Tuesday to close the courthouse door on the parents of a Mexican teenager who was shot dead over the border by an American agent. The court's five conservative justices held that the parents could not use American courts to sue Border Patrol Agent Jesus Mesa...

This photo provided by Jared Machado shows him at the Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla., on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. Like many young voters in Florida, Machado is concerned about rising sea levels, college tuition and landing a job when he graduates in a few months. But the political science and history major can't ignore how his father and grandparents came to the United States: as refugees fleeing communist Cuba. (Jared Machado via AP)

Sanders comments on Castro could pose hurdles in Florida

Feb. 24, 2020 10:05 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Like many young voters in Florida, Jared Machado is concerned about rising sea levels, college tuition and landing a job when he graduates from the University of Florida in a few months. But the political science and history major can't ignore how his father and grandparents came to the United...

FILE - In this March 10, 2019 file photo, Thelma Aldana, Guatemala's former chief prosecutor, listens to a journalist's question as she gives a press conference during her campaign event for president, in Guatemala City. The United States has granted political asylum to Aldana on Monday, Feb. 23, 2020, after she was subject to death threats and political persecution. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros, File)

Ex-Guatemala prosecutor granted asylum in U.S.

Feb. 24, 2020 9:13 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's former chief prosecutor said Monday she has been granted asylum in the United States, in the face of charges filed in her home country that she claims are retaliation for her anti-corruption campaign. Thelma Aldana made the announcement in a telephone interview from New...

Mexicans protest "private beach" at Playa del Carmen resort

Feb. 24, 2020 4:17 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — With chants of “Free beach!”and waving placards, banners and Mexican flags, hundreds of protesters staged a symbolic beach party on a stretch of sand in the Caribbean resort of Playa del Carmen where two Mexican tourists were briefly arrested last week for refusing to leave...

Illegal net snares humpback in endangered porpoise refuge

Feb. 24, 2020 12:34 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Rescuers in Mexico were partially able to free a humpback whale that became entangled in a fishing net illegally set inside a refuge for the critically endangered vaquita porpoise in the upper Gulf of California, a conservationist group said Monday. In a statement, the Sea Shepherd...