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Border impasse ends as US lets 6 Hondurans apply for asylum

Dec. 18, 2018 7:05 PM EST

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The asylum claims of six Hondurans were accepted for processing Tuesday, ending a 17-hour standoff involving U.S. authorities, the migrants and two U.S. lawmakers supporting them on a tiny piece of American soil at the country's border with Mexico. The Hondurans had camped out in an...

Chicago drug trafficker testifies against El Chapo at trial

Dec. 18, 2018 6:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Identical twin brothers from Chicago made a fortune by distributing nearly 40 tons (36 metric tons) of cocaine worth $800 million for Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman before signing up as cooperators who spied on the cartel, one of the them testified Tuesday at a U.S. trial....

The Latest: Standoff ends as US processes asylum seekers

Dec. 18, 2018 6:24 PM EST

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The latest on Honduran asylum seekers camped on U.S. soil to be processed for asylum claims (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Attorneys say six Honduran asylum seekers have been allowed to claim asylum at a U.S. border crossing in San Diego after spending a chilly night on a tiny piece of...

US pledges $10.6B aid for Central America, southern Mexico

Dec. 18, 2018 4:10 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The United States pledged $5.8 billion in aid and investment Tuesday for strengthening government and economic development in Central America, and another $4.8 billion in development aid for southern Mexico. The U.S aid aims to promote better security conditions and job opportunities as...

Judges push back against 'zero-tolerance' immigration policy

Dec. 18, 2018 1:49 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The 14 defendants had been charged with entering the country illegally. But there was a problem: When their cases were called in court, they could not show up because they had already been deported. U.S. Magistrate Judge William Gallo quickly concluded that none of the migrants could be...

The US is pledging $10.6 billion for Central America, southern Mexico to discourage migration

Dec. 18, 2018 1:35 PM EST
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The US is pledging $10.6 billion for Central America, southern Mexico to discourage migration.

El Chapo trial becomes New York's latest tourist attraction

Dec. 18, 2018 12:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — There was a time, after a spectacular prison escape, when Joaquin Guzman was the most wanted man in the world. The thrill of being able to see the man known as El Chapo up close — and live to tell the tale — has been drawing curious New Yorkers, fans of TV crime shows and even...

Mexico doubles minimum wage in northern border zones

Dec. 18, 2018 11:02 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's new government is increasing minimum wages across the country by 16 percent and doubling the minimum wage in a narrow stretch of territory along the border with the United States, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Tuesday. Lopez Obrador, who took office on Dec. 1, said...

Girl's death shows communication issues on US-Mexico border

Dec. 17, 2018 5:26 PM EST

Shortly before a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died in U.S. custody, her father signed a form stating that his daughter was in good health. But it's unclear how much the man understood on the form, which was written in English and read to him in Spanish by Border Patrol agents. The death of Jakelin Caal highlights...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's distorted reality in expanding probes

Dec. 17, 2018 7:54 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump keeps changing his story in the swirling investigations into Russia election interference and hush money payments to women who say they had affairs with him. He insists that payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal during the...