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Housing for migrant kids currently unneeded in Connecticut

Apr. 16, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal authorities have told Gov. Ned Lamont's administration they do not, for the moment, need sites in Connecticut to house unaccompanied migrant children who have been arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border in record numbers, state officials confirmed Friday. ...

Mexico orders 30 marines to stand trial in disappearances

Apr. 15, 2021 22:26 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in Mexico said Thursday a court has ordered 30 marines to stand trial in the cases of people who disappeared during anti-crime operations in the northern border city of Nuevo Laredo in 2018. The Navy had said previously there were...

US seeks seizure of Mexican homes linked to drug lord

Apr. 15, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

A U.S. judge on Thursday authorized the seizure of real estate in Mexico that prosecutors said was purchased by a notorious fugitive drug lord wanted for the killing of a federal agent. The forfeiture order against Rafael Caro Quintero was entered in federal court in...

Growers fret as Mexico moves to legalize marijuana

Apr. 15, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

BADIRAGUATO, Mexico (AP) — For the first time that María can remember, half of her marijuana harvest is still in storage on her ranch in Mexico’s Sinaloa state months after it should have been sold. Sitting in her wooden house tucked into the same mountains that...

Pima County to get $2.1M to cover costs of asylum seekers

Apr. 14, 2021 23:35 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — County officials in southern Arizona have said the federal government will provide $2.1 million to cover the costs of supporting people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border seeking asylum. County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry said the Federal Emergency...

Mexico moves to require biometric data from cellphone users

Apr. 14, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Activists and opposition figures cried foul Wednesday after Mexico’s Senate passed legislation to require cellphone companies to gather customers’ identification and biometric data, like fingerprints or eye scans. President Andrés Manuel López...

Harris planning first trip abroad to Mexico, Guatemala

Apr. 14, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris announced plans Wednesday to visit Mexico and Guatemala on what would be her first official trip abroad, as she pushes ahead on leading the White House's diplomatic efforts on the migration challenge at the southern border. She also held a...

Report: Mexico's COVID-19 policies cost huge number of lives

Apr. 14, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s unwillingness to spend money, do more testing, change course or react to new scientific evidence contributed to the country being one of the worst hit by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report released this week by the University of California, San...

Mexico president focusing efforts to stop child migrants

Apr. 14, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday he plans to visit his country’s southern border to discuss with governors and mayors there how to stop the smuggling of child migrants — an issue of growing concern for the United States. ...

Televisa, Univision to jointly produce Spanish TV content

Apr. 13, 2021 23:46 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Grupo Televisa, Mexico’s largest television network, announced Tuesday it is joining with U.S. Spanish-language broadcaster Univision to form a third company that will produce content for both that will be the “definitive global leader in Spanish-language media.” ...