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EXPLAINER: Heat, humidity a perilous mix in immigrant deaths

Jun. 29, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

The combination of heat and humidity would have quickly created life-threatening conditions inside the packed, un-air-conditioned tractor-trailer where dozens of immigrants were found dead, an expert said. Although it’s unclear how long the people had been inside the trailer, it...

Mexican migrant in Texas tragedy hoped to reach kin in Ohio

Jun. 29, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The two cousins returned to the tiny, hardscrabble hamlet they grew up in in southern Mexico about two weeks ago to say goodbye in what has become a rite of passage for generations of migrants from their remote, impoverished mountainous region in Oaxaca state. ...

Toll now at 53 in San Antonio as families wait for answers

Jun. 29, 2022 17:56 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — In the chaotic minutes after dozens of migrants were found dead inside a tractor-trailer sweltering under the Texas sun, the driver tried to slip away by pretending to be one of the survivors, a Mexican immigration official said Wednesday. The driver along with...

Caribbean tropical disturbance shutters schools, businesses

Jun. 29, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Forecasters issued a hurricane watch Wednesday for the Nicaragua-Costa Rica border as a tropical disturbance sped over the southern Caribbean on a path toward Central America. The disturbance was expected to become a tropical storm soon and was likely...

Mexican journalist is shot to death; 12th so far this year

Jun. 29, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — A journalist was shot to death Wednesday in northeastern Mexico as he was leaving his house with his 23-year-old daughter, who was seriously injured, according to state prosecutors and the newspaper that employed him. Antonio de la Cruz, 47, was a...

US women beat Colombia 2-0; World Cup qualifying next

Jun. 29, 2022 01:16 AM EDT

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Kelley O'Hara scored in the 77th minute after a lengthy lightning delay, and the U.S. women beat Colombia 2-0 on Tuesday night in their final tuneup ahead of World Cup qualifying. The United States extended its unbeaten streak to 69 games on home soil. Lightning...

51 migrants die after trailer abandoned in San Antonio heat

Jun. 28, 2022 23:03 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Desperate families of migrants from Mexico and Central America frantically sought word of their loved ones as authorities began the grim task Tuesday of identifying 51 people who died after being abandoned in a tractor-trailer without air conditioning in the sweltering Texas...

Truck tragedy a reminder of struggle to stop migrant deaths

Jun. 28, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Drowned in the Rio Grande. Murdered in Mexico. Perished in the Arizona desert. For migrants traveling to the United States, the journey has always been full of peril. A tragic reminder came this week when at least 51 people died after being abandoned in the back...

Biden to meet next month with Mexico's president

Jun. 28, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

President Joe Biden plans to meet on July 12 at the White House with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who skipped the recent Summit of the Americas in protest of the U.S. not inviting Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela to the event. The White House said Tuesday that Biden...

Mexican networks ramp up help for US women seeking abortions

Jun. 28, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Abortion pills smuggled into the United States from Mexico inside teddy bears. A New York home used as a pill distribution hub. A small apartment just south of the U.S.-Mexico border converted into a safe place for women to end their pregnancies. Networks of...