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Not ‘invaders’: Some Hispanic families in the Southwest predate the US entirely

Lorenzo Candelaria’s life story centers around four acres of land in the south Atrisco Valley of New Mexico. Candelaria, 73, was born on this farmland. He's lived his whole life here. These days, he makes his livelihood growing fruits and vegetables under the farm...

Wanted In The U.S. Narco Tico Arrested In Escazu

José Efraín López Mendoza, 49, alias "M1" or "Dante", wanted by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), was arrested on Tuesday afternoon when he was traveling on the Ruta 27 in Escazú. López Mendoza, leader of the Organized...

Multiple Countries Warn Travelers Against Visiting U.S.

Amnesty International, along with Uruguay and Venezuela, joined a growing list of travel warnings for foreign citizens planning U.S. visits; all cited a high level of gun violence following the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. “Travelers to the United States should...

Only 3 countries in the world protect the right to bear arms in their constitutions: the US, Mexico, and Guatemala

(Insider) - The right to keep and bear arms is a longstanding, often glorified right protected by the US Constitution. Americans own nearly half of all the civilian-owned guns in the world, and on a per capita basis, the US has far more guns...

US Bill Would Shut Doors to Central Americans

(HW.org) The United States Senate Judiciary Committee on August 1, 2019, forwarded a bill to the full Senate that would all but shut US doors to Central American refugees, Human Rights Watch said today. The Secure and Protect Act (S.1494), introduced by Senator Lindsey Graham,...

Hernández: El Chapo shows economic clout of Mexican cartels

What would you do with US$12.7 billion? Where would you hide it? That's what the US and Mexican governments have been asking themselves for the past week, after a court in New York ordered that this sum be confiscated from the Mexican drug trafficker...

Tica Turned Into Sex Slave In Mexico Tells Her Story

“One day (in Costa Rica) a man approached me and asked me if I was not tired of the life I was leading in prostitution, I said yes, but I couldn't get out of it. He told me that he had a very nice...

Former Mexican President Allowed the CIA to Operate in Mexico

Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon (2006 - 2012) gave the green light to the United States Central Intelligence Agency to operate freely in Mexico, according to classified documents obtained by Mexican news outlet Proceso. As of May 22, 2007, during right-wing Calderon's six-year term, the...

Asylum Seekers Head to Mexico to Wait for US Hearing

Thousands of Central American asylum seekers are being forced to head back south to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico because the United States government won’t let them remain in the country while their visa paperwork is processed, which could take months or years.   Just on the other...

El Chapo: True Drug Bosses Are Still At Large

The sentence handed down on July 17 to the Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman Loera, better known as El Chapo, made headlines around the world. Many people felt a sense of satisfaction that he received a life sentence plus 30 years in prison and...

Where can you retire nicely on just $30,000 a year … outside the US?

Where to retire on a budget? It might be time to think outside the United States or Canada. A new report by International Living, lists five destinations where you can coast on less than US$30,000 a year. Retiring in a new country requires studying up....

Mexico not ready for safe third country agreement with U.S.: ambassador

(Reuters) - Mexico is not ready to sign a safe third country agreement with the Trump administration regarding asylum seekers at their shared border, the Mexican ambassador to the United States said on Thursday. Martha Barcena, speaking at an event in Washington, said the United...

Latest plan by U.S. to deny Central American asylum seekers protection is illegal

QZ.com - The Trump administration introduced a new rule that would essentially ban Central American immigrants from seeking asylum in the US today, the latest attempt to radically rewrite US immigration policy outside of Congress. The new rule, issued jointly by the Department of Justice...

Mexican president López Obrador has a woman problem

After the leftist firebrand Andrés Manuel López Obrador won the Mexican presidency in a landslide last year, he vowed to “govern for all, starting with the poor.” In Mexico, “the poor” includes many women, who earn 34% less than men for doing the same job....

Former Playboy Bunny Visiting Costa Rica

Mexican actress, model, and singer, best known for playing the leading role in ¡Anita, no te rajes! ("Anita, Don't Give Up!") in 2004, Ivonne Montero, and who was the cover of Playboy magazine in 2017, is visiting once again in Costa Rica. La "guapa" (beauty),...

Hail storm buries parts of Guadalajara, Mexico in ice (Photos)

A deluge of hail engulfed the outskirts the city of Guadalajara, in western Mexico, on Sunday, half-burying vehicles in ice and damaging nearly 200 homes. The freak hail storm in one of Mexico's largest cities came as temperatures hovered around 31 Celsius (88 Fahrenheit) in...

June 29 went from being a great day to to a damn day for La Sele

Five years ago, Costa Rica's national team, La Sele, defeated Greece the white spot to qualify for the quarterfinals, in the unforgettable Brazil World Cup 2014, this time, last night, they had to accept a defeat in penalties against Mexico. They weren't cruised, nor were...

Their Own Governments Driving Central Americans to the U.S.

Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are, by all accounts, countries ravaged by gang violence, drug trafficking and extreme poverty. It’s these elements that have driven wave after wave of illegal immigration to the U.S., drawing the ire of President Donald Trump. And yet the bond...

Immigration Will Deport Four Men Suspected Members Of ISIS

The Dirección de Migración y Extranjería (DGME) - Costa Rica's immigration service - confirmed that it began deportation proceedings for the two Egyptian and two Iraqi citizens suspected members of the Islamic State. The four men were arrested in Nicaragua on Tuesday after entering illegally...

Costa Rica To Face Mexico, US Takes On Curacao In Gold Cup Quarterfinals

A loss to Haiti pits Group B runner-up Costa Rica against Group A winner Mexico in the quarterfinal play of the Gold Cup (Copa Oro) on Saturday. Mexico, the Gold Cup favorite, cruised through the group stage winning all three games, while Costa Rica struggles,...

Costa Rica Loses To Haiti, Now Face Mexico in Gold Cup Quarterfinals

It didn't go well for the Ticos last night, in the last of the three games in the opening round of the Copa Oro (CONCACAF Gold Cup), Costa Rica's national team losing to Haiti 2-1 at Harrison, N.J. The loss means Costa Rica wound up...

Che Guevara: The face that launched a thousand…

Che Guevara’s image is seen as a global icon crossing multiple social and cultural boundaries exemplified in street protests and in diverse visual messaging such as posters, logos, t‐shirts and slogans. June 14th would have been Guevara’s 91st birthday, yet many questions remain: Why do...

Gas revolution planned for Northern Triangle

A plan unveiled last month in Mexico that focuses on the need to develop the economies of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, collectively known as the Northern Triangle of Central America, sees natural gas as a key driver of development. The central part of the...

Latin America’s Darling of the Telenovelas Dies at 54

Edith González was a hurricane in acting. Everything, absolutely everything, she devastated. Her fierceness sowed fear in Doña Bárbara (2008), her charm seduced in Salomé (2001) and her blue eyes were moving in Corazón Salvaje (1993). There was never a telenovela (soap opera) in which...

Consensus coming closer on taxing digital economy

(BNamericas) Nearly 130 countries have agreed on a global roadmap proposed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which could lead to an international consensus to level out the taxation of internet giants by the end of 2020. The 129 members of OECD’s...

Not all smartphone, social media users know they’re on the internet

What is the internet? And who is an internet user? The questions may seem straightforward, but more than a decade of research in the United States and abroad suggests that some people who use the internet may not be aware that they’re doing so. Results...

Caesar salad: one of the US’s most famous dishes was invented in Mexico

It was early Friday afternoon at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, the busiest land border crossing in the world, which connects Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego in the US. Some Mexicans were returning home from a week of work, while some Americans were...

Latin American Migrants Turn to Train Hopping Amid Crackdown in Mexico

Migrants from Latin American countries have once again resorted to illegal freight train hopping in an attempt to evade measures aimed at curbing illegal migration deployed by the Mexican government. The government measures have already proven their effectiveness, significantly complicating travel by other means of...

Ticos Stranded In Cancun

A group of 180 Costa Ricans are currently stranded in Cancun, Mexico, traveling from San Jose early Wednesday morning only to find that their hotel rooms are not available. Some of the travelers on the trip organized by DestinosTV sent a note back to family...

Migrants’ stories: Why they flee

Massive influxes of Central American families seeking asylum in the United States are overwhelming U.S. immigration facilities. The crisis along the U.S. southern border led directly to the forced resignation on April 7 of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, whom President Donald Trump believed ineffectively...

Trump Accuses Central American Migrants As “Thugs” and “Criminals”

US President Donald Trump has accused immigration from Central American entering the United States from the Mexico border of perpetrating crimes and stirring up violence and denounced his country’s asylum program as a "scam". In Las Vegas on Saturday, speaking at an event, Trump underscored...

Nicaraguan boy, aged two, struck in throat by bullet, seeks asylum at U.S. border

MATAMOROS, Mexico (Univision News) – William Gonzalez, Meylin Rugama and their two-year-old son William, have spent weeks living in a makeshift camp at one end of the international bridge in Matamoros. William González (r), Meylin Rugama (l) and their infant son, William, aged two. Photo:...

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