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Central American migrants cross the Suchiate River from Mexico to Guatemala, near Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Hundreds of Central American migrants are stranded in a sort of no-man’s land on the river border between Guatemala and Mexico after running up against lines of Mexican National Guard troops deployed to keep them from moving en masse into the country and on north toward the U.S. on Monday. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Mexico begins flying, busing migrants back to Honduras

Jan. 21, 2020 11:18 PM EST

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of Central American migrants who entered southern Mexico in recent days have either been pushed back into Guatemala by Mexican troops, shipped to detention centers or returned to Honduras, officials said Tuesday. An unknown number slipped past Mexican authorities and...

Migrant children run away from clashes with Mexican National Guards after their group crossed the Suchiate River on foot from Guatemala to Mexico, on the riverbank near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. More than a thousand Central American migrants hoping to reach United States marooned in Guatemala are walking en masse across a river leading to Mexico in an attempt to convince authorities there to allow them passage through the country. (AP Photo/Santiago Billy)

Migrants scuffle with Mexican troops along border river

Jan. 20, 2020 6:51 PM EST

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of Central American migrants waded across the Suchiate River into southern Mexico on Monday in a new test of U.S. President Donald Trump's Central America strategy to keep them away from the U.S. border. Some scuffled with national guardsmen on the riverbank while...

In this Jan. 10, 2020, photo, people work at a portion of border wall which is under construction in Yuma, Ariz. Illegal border crossings have plummeted as the Trump administration has extended a policy to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico for court hearings in the U.S. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)

Illegal crossings plunge as US extends policy across border

Jan. 19, 2020 3:14 PM EST

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Adolfo Cardenas smiles faintly at the memory of traveling with his 14-year-old son from Honduras to the U.S.-Mexico border in only nine days, riding buses and paying a smuggler $6,000 to ensure passage through highway checkpoints. Father and son walked about 10 minutes in Arizona's...

Honduras government fails to extend anti-corruption mission

Jan. 17, 2020 9:44 PM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduras and the Organization of American States failed to reach an agreement Friday to extend the mandate of an anti-corruption mission that had upset a number of national lawmakers by uncovering misuse of public funds. The mandate of the Mission to Support the Fight against...

National Guards get on a truck in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 as they deploy along southern border with Guatemala. United States officials are crediting tough measures taken over the past year and cooperation from regional governments for sharply reducing the number of Central American migrants who responded to a call for a new caravan. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Mexico readies for Central American migrants at south border

Jan. 17, 2020 5:23 PM EST

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — Border security forces in southern Mexico were preparing Friday for the expected arrival of hundreds of Central Americans traveling through Guatemala and vowed to prevent a repeat of the headline-grabbing “caravans” of past years when massive flows of migrants...

Migrants from Honduras rest during their journey to reach the United States, in Entre Rios, Guatemala, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Hundreds of migrants arrived at the Guatemala border after walking and hitching rides from San Pedro Sula, Honduras in a bid to form the kind of migrant caravan that reached the U.S. border in 2018. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Guatemala sweeps up migrant group, returns them to border

Jan. 16, 2020 8:06 PM EST

EL CINCHADO, Guatemala (AP) — Guatemalan police accompanied by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents swept up the majority of a group of some 300 migrants Thursday, loaded them on buses and took them back to the Honduran border, effectively dashing their plans to travel together in a...

Honduran migrant Selvin Hernandez carries Mayra Irene, the baby daughter of another migrant, as another man tries to shade her with his hand amid a group of migrants trying to make it to the United States, near El Cinchado, Guatemala, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, on the border with Honduras. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

100s of migrants advance to Guatemala from Honduras

Jan. 16, 2020 12:01 AM EST

EL CINCHADO, Guatemala (AP) — Hundreds of mainly Honduran migrants started walking and hitching rides Wednesday from the city of San Pedro Sula and later crossed the Guatemala border in a bid to form the kind of migrant caravan that reached the U.S. border in 2018. But the migrants quickly divided into...

Anti-corruption mission in Honduras in precarious position

Jan. 15, 2020 2:44 PM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — With just days remaining before the mandate of a regional anti-corruption mission in Honduras is set to expire, backers fear the four-year-old effort could be in its death throes. The resignation of its interim leader, Ana María Calderón, was announced Tuesday amid...

In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, photo people seeking asylum in the United States wait at the border crossing bridge in Tijuana, Mexico, just across the border from San Diego. The number of people arrested or stopped entering the U.S. along the Mexico border fell for a seventh straight month in December, with Mexicans making up a larger than usual part of the mix, authorities said Thursday. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)

US border arrests drop as focus turns to Mexicans

Jan. 9, 2020 10:30 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The number of people arrested or stopped entering the United States on the Mexico border fell for a seventh straight month in December, with Mexicans outpacing Central Americans among the detainees, authorities said Thursday. The tally helps explain why the U.S. has turned more attention...

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf, right, shakes hands with Hondura's President Juan Orlado Hernandez during a press conference in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. Wolf said that the two countries had finalized their implementation of an agreement that would send third country asylum seekers from the U.S. to Honduras. (AP Photo/Elmer Martinez)

US-Honduras finalize implementation steps on asylum deal

Jan. 9, 2020 6:20 PM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — U.S. acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said Thursday on a visit to Honduras that the two countries had finalized the steps on implementing an agreement that would send third country asylum seekers from the United States to Honduras. Wolf said implementation would...