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Tijuana protesters chant 'Out!' at migrants camped in city

Nov. 18, 2018 4:49 PM EST

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of Tijuana residents congregated around a monument in an affluent section of the city south of California on Sunday to protest the thousands of Central American migrants who have arrived via caravan in hopes of a new life in the U.S. Tensions have built as nearly 3,000...

Man who fled Texas during 2008 murder trial caught in Mexico

Nov. 18, 2018 4:30 PM EST

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — A man who disappeared on the last day of his 2008 murder trial has been captured in Mexico and returned to Texas, authorities said. Hidalgo County prosecutors said in a news release Friday that 35-year-old Oscar Davila Rodriguez was returned to the U.S. Wednesday. The statement...

Migrants get cool reception in Mexican border town

Nov. 18, 2018 2:41 AM EST

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Many of the nearly 3,000 Central American migrants who have reached the Mexican border with California via caravan said Saturday they do not feel welcome in the city of Tijuana, where hundreds more migrants are headed after more than a month on the road. The vast majority were camped...

Migrants won't see armed US soldiers on border

Nov. 16, 2018 11:55 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — As thousands of migrants in a caravan of Central American asylum-seekers converge on the doorstep of the United States, what they won't find are armed American soldiers standing guard. Instead they will see cranes installing towering panels of metal bars and troops wrapping concertina wire...

Tijuana mayor: Caravan influx to last at least 6 months

Nov. 16, 2018 8:10 PM EST

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — With about 3,000 Central American migrants having reached the Mexican border across from California and thousands more anticipated, the mayor of Tijuana said Friday that the city was preparing for an influx that will last at least six months and may have no end in sight. Juan Manuel...

Rams take in fresh air, mountains ahead of game vs. Chiefs

Nov. 16, 2018 7:17 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — This was a respite for the Los Angeles Rams but certainly no vacation. The team kept its plans to train at the Air Force Academy and stay at the posh Broadmoor Hotel in the Rocky Mountain foothills even after the NFL moved their Monday night showdown with the Kansas City...

Social media eases worries for migrants, families back home

Nov. 16, 2018 5:12 PM EST

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — There was cake at little Brithani Lizeth's third birthday party, and also tears. Though her grandmother and aunt tried to make their simple cinder block home festive, the little girl could not be consoled. She missed her parents. Orbelina Orellana and Elmer Alberto Cardona...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Nov. 16, 2018 12:02 AM EST

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean published in the past week. The first members of the Central American migrant caravan that has been moving across Mexico started to arrive in Tijuana across the border from San...

Witness: El Chapo got police escort after escape

Nov. 15, 2018 8:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When the notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was Mexico's most-wanted fugitive in 2001 following a prison breakout, he was startled to see a police motorcycle pull in front of a car carrying him as it reached the outskirts of Mexico City. A loyal drug cartel lieutenant behind the...

Mexico's high court tosses law on policing by military

Nov. 15, 2018 7:57 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Supreme Court invalidated a controversial law signed last year that created a legal framework for the military to work in a policing role in much of the country, ruling Thursday that the measure violated the constitution by trying to normalize the use of the armed forces in...