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Harris planning first trip abroad to Mexico, Guatemala

Apr. 14, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris announced plans Wednesday to visit Mexico and Guatemala on what would be her first official trip abroad, as she pushes ahead on leading the White House's diplomatic efforts on the migration challenge at the southern border. She also held a...

Mexico expects a 'constant and growing' flow of migrants

Apr. 08, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s top diplomat said Thursday his country expects to see “constant and growing” flows of migrants in coming years and estimated the United States must spend $2 billion per year in development aid to stem the tide. Foreign Relations...

AP Sources: El Salvador president snubs visiting Biden envoy

Apr. 08, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele refused to meet with a visiting senior U.S. diplomat this week over what he sees as a pattern of slights from Democrats and the Biden administration, according to two aides of the Central American leader. Bukele’s...

El Salvador's long-dominant parties in crisis after drubbing

Apr. 07, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Saúl Meléndez, a former fighter during El Salvador’s civil war, was for years a loyal member of the leftist political party formed by his fellow ex-guerrillas after the war. But Meléndez has now won his first elected office — not...

US envoy talks migration with El Salvador, VP calls Mexico

Apr. 07, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A U.S. envoy arrived in El Salvador on Wednesday for talks on immigration amid a surge of child migrants on the U.S. border. The U.S. delegation was led by Ricardo Zúñiga, the newly named special envoy for the Northern Triangle...

Immigrants with temporary status have grown deep roots in US

Apr. 02, 2021 01:41 AM EDT

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Irma Chavez is a married mother of four who leads a business networking initiative in this small Arkansas city she calls home. It’s a long way from her life as a live-in housekeeper in California years ago, and further still from a childhood working in El...

Immigrants with temporary status have grown deep roots in US

Apr. 02, 2021 01:38 AM EDT

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Irma Chavez is a married mother of four who leads a business networking initiative in this small Arkansas city she calls home. It's a long way from her life as a live-in housekeeper in California years ago, and further still from a childhood working in El Salvador's...

Mexico: Woman who died in police custody also was abused

Mar. 31, 2021 00:55 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Salvadoran woman who died in police custody over the weekend in a Caribbean beach resort had also suffered abuse by her companion, who has been arrested, Mexican authorities said Tuesday. Quintana Roo state Gov. Carlos Joaquin did not specify...

Outrage grows over police custody death in Mexico

Mar. 29, 2021 21:50 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Outrage grew in Mexico and El Salvador as Mexican authorities said Monday that an autopsy of a Salvadoran woman who died in police custody confirmed that police broke her neck. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador flatly said that Victoria...

4 police investigated in woman's death in Mexican resort

Mar. 29, 2021 00:34 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors said Sunday they are investigating four municipal police officers in the death of a woman in the Caribbean coast resort of Tulum. The attorney general’s office in the coastal state of Quintana Roo did not identify the woman who died...