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Christine Murray

El Salvador's top cop pursues politicians; now some want him gone

Dec 20 2018

SAN SALVADOR When El Salvador's legislative assembly confirmed little-known Douglas Melendez as attorney general in 2016, many here thought it was business as usual in a country where high-level corruption has long gone unpunished.

Officials say two Honduran migrant youths killed in Mexico

Dec 19 2018

MEXICO CITY The bodies of two slain Honduran migrant youths were found in the Mexican border city of Tijuana at the weekend, officials said on Tuesday, in a sign of the dangers facing Central Americans in Mexico as they seek to enter the United States.

Many U.S.-bound caravan migrants disperse as asylum process stalls

Dec 08 2018

TIJUANA, Mexico Thousands of Central American migrants spent weeks traveling north through Mexico in caravans, walking and hitching rides when possible, only for many to give up hope and turn back when they met resistance at the U.S. border. | Video

Tired of waiting for asylum, migrants from caravan breach U.S. border

Dec 05 2018

TIJUANA, Mexico Central American migrants stuck on the threshold of the United States in Mexico breached the border fence on Monday, risking almost certain detention by U.S. authorities but hoping the illegal entry will allow them to apply for asylum. | Video

Caravan migrants in Mexico fill new border shelter after rains force exodus

Nov 30 2018

TIJUANA, Mexico Hundreds of mostly Central American migrants poured into a new shelter on Friday as bus loads fled a filthy, flooded sports complex on the eve of a presidential inauguration in Mexico that could recast the border crisis with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Handful of caravan migrants launch hunger strike at U.S. border

Nov 30 2018

TIJUANA, Mexico A handful of the thousands of Central American migrants camped out at the U.S.-Mexican border waiting to plead their case for asylum in the United States launched a hunger strike on Thursday to protest the Mexican police blocking their way. | Video

Ailing Central American migrants in dire conditions dig in at U.S. border

Nov 28 2018

TIJUANA, Mexico Thousands of Central American migrants are digging in for the long haul at a filthy, overcrowded sports complex in sight of the United States, while a small number have opted to return home after clashes with border forces dimmed hopes of crossing.

In blow to business, Mexicans spurn new Mexico City airport

Oct 29 2018

MEXICO CITY Mexicans voted to scrap a part-built $13 billion new airport for the capital in a divisive referendum pushed for by President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, dealing a blow to business leaders like Carlos Slim, and causing the peso to slide.

UPDATE 2-In blow to business, Mexicans spurn new Mexico City airport

Oct 29 2018

MEXICO CITY, Oct 28 Mexicans voted to scrap a part-built $13 billion new airport for the capital in a divisive referendum pushed for by President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, dealing a blow to business leaders like Carlos Slim, and causing the peso to slide.

BlackRock-owned Mexican prison opens in Coahuila

Oct 25 2018

MEXICO CITY A federal prison in northern Mexico owned by BlackRock Inc has gone into operation, the government said, as the world's largest asset manager expands further into infrastructure investment around the world.

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