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Honduran cartel figure testifies he bribed presidents

Oct. 11, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The former boss of Honduras' Los Cachiros cartel testified Friday that he paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to the current and former presidents of Honduras in exchange for protection from extradition to the United States and other favors. Devis Leonel Rivera Maradiaga said in...

US-Mexico border bridge reopens after migrant campout

Oct. 10, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Migrants wanting to request asylum camped out on a U.S.-Mexico border bridge Thursday, leading to a half-day closure of a span linking the Mexican city of Matamoros to Brownsville, Texas. Hundreds of migrants from Central America and elsewhere stretched out on the bridge before...

Lawsuit claims ICE mistreated Missouri immigration attorney

Oct. 10, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri has sued two immigration agents alleging they mistreated an attorney who was accompanying her 3-year-old client to be reunited with his pregnant mother before both would be deported to Honduras. The ACLU said in a news release Thursday...

Trafficker: Honduran president sought money for campaign

Oct. 8, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Honduran former drug trafficker and mayor testified Tuesday that Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández wanted thousands of dollars in bribes from him for his re-election campaign in 2017. On the witness stand on the fifth day of the drug trial against Hernández's brother...

Witness: 'El Chapo' gave $1M to Honduran president's brother

Oct. 7, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Honduran former mayor and drug trafficker testified Monday that Mexican kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán personally gave $1 million to the brother of Honduras' president in 2013 for the politician's presidential campaign. The longtime Sinaloa cartel boss made the payment to be...

Narco testifies he gave $100k to Honduran candidates in 2009

Oct. 4, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Honduran drug trafficker gave more details Friday about campaign contributions he says he gave to the current and former presidents of the Central American nation — money he says was channeled through the brother of now-President Juan Orlando Hernández. Víctor Hugo...

Netflix's 'Living Undocumented' probes plight of migrants

Oct. 4, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — After two decades in the U.S., Alejandra Juarez thought she had it made. She came to the country illegally after fleeing violence in Mexico but had built a middle-class life in Davenport, Florida, with her husband, Temo, a retired U.S. Marine who voted for Donald Trump. After Trump...

Narco says he gave to Honduran president’s early campaign

Oct. 3, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Honduran drug trafficker testified Thursday that he gave $40,000 to Juan Antonio “Tony” Hernández in 2005 for the congressional campaign of his brother, who is now the president of Honduras. Trafficker Victor Hugo Díaz Morales said that with Tony...

American asylum pact with Honduras seals 'Northern Triangle'

Sep. 25, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration signed a deal Wednesday with a third Central American country that would effectively seal off the region, preventing asylum-seekers traveling through from entering the United States. The latest agreement, signed on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, paves...

53 people illegally in US found in tractor-trailer in Texas

Sep. 22, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol says agents at a checkpoint in Texas found 53 migrants who had entered the country illegally hiding in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer. The Border Patrol said Friday that the migrants were found Tuesday during a search of the truck at a checkpoint on...