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Bodies of 9 suspected migrants found in eastern Panama

Sep. 25, 2021 01:00 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Nine bodies of suspected migrants have been found near a remote community in the Panamanian jungle close to the border with Colombia, local prosecutors said Friday. The bodies, including one child, were found near the Tuqueza and Canaán Membrillo...

Back in Haiti, expelled migrant family plans to flee again

Sep. 25, 2021 00:20 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — You’re lucky, the U.S. officials said. “You’re going to see your family.” The authorities had called out numbers corresponding to raffle-like tickets the Haitians had been issued when they were detained after crossing the border into...

Leaders at UN to face global concern over regional conflicts

Sep. 25, 2021 00:19 AM EDT

In today’s world, few conflicts stay local. There’s India’s fight over the Kashmir region with bitter rival Pakistan, Haiti’s inner turmoil spilling into a migrant crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border and questions about the Ethiopian government’s role in reported...

Texas migrant camp empty, Haitians await word on their fate

Sep. 25, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — No migrants are left at a Texas border encampment, about a week after nearly 15,000 people — most of them Haitians — huddled in makeshift shelters hoping for the chance to seek asylum. Some will get that chance, while the others will be...

GLIMPSES: Phone in hand, Barbados PM dials into issues at UN

Sep. 24, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley certainly didn’t phone in her speech at the U.N. General Assembly on Friday — but she did have what appeared to be an iPhone in hand while delivering impassioned remarks to fellow world leaders. Mottley,...

Officials: All migrants are gone from Texas border camp

Sep. 24, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — No migrants remained Friday at the Texas border encampment where almost 15,000 people — most of them Haitians — had converged just days earlier seeking asylum, local and federal officials said. It's a dramatic change from last Saturday, when...

Haitians see history of racist policies in migrant treatment

Sep. 24, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

The images — men on horseback with long reins, corralling Haitian asylum seekers trying to cross into the U.S. from Mexico — provoked an outcry. But to many Haitians and Black Americans, they're merely confirmation of a deeply held belief: U.S. immigration policies,...

Boston Haitians rally against treatment of border migrants

Sep. 24, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Scores of Haitians and their supporters rallied Friday in downtown Boston, venting their frustrations at the treatment of Haitian migrants at the Mexican border and demanding President Joe Biden's administration stop deporting them back to their unstable homeland. ...

Back in Haiti, expelled migrant family plans to flee again

Sep. 24, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — You’re lucky, the U.S. officials said. “You’re going to see your family.” The authorities had called out numbers corresponding to raffle-like tickets the Haitians had been issued when they were detained after crossing the border into...

US special envoy to Haiti resigns over migrant expulsions

Sep. 24, 2021 06:49 AM EDT

The Biden administration’s special envoy to Haiti resigned in protest of "inhumane" large-scale expulsions of Haitian migrants to their homeland as it is wracked by civil strife and natural disaster, U.S. officials said Thursday. Daniel Foote was appointed to the...