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Central American migrants listen to directions as they wait in line for a meal at a shelter in Tijuana, Mexico, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans scrambled to reach the U.S. border, catching rides on buses and trucks for hundreds of miles in the last leg of their journey Wednesday as the first sizable groups began arriving in the border city of Tijuana. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Migrants fill Tijuana shelters, more on way to US borderThe first members of a caravan of Central Americans to reach the U.S. border are sleeping in overcrowded shelters and in tents with a view of U.S. Border Patrol agents, with many saying they will wait for other migrants to arrive before their next move
The Associated Press31 minutes ago
Central American migrants and others look on along the border structure, in Tijuana, Mexico Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans scrambled to reach the U.S. border, catching rides on buses and trucks for hundreds of miles in the last leg of their journey Wednesday as the first sizable groups began arriving in the border city of Tijuana. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Migrant caravan groups arrive by hundreds at US borderMigrants in a caravan of Central Americans are arriving in Tijuana by the hundreds and getting their first glimpse of the robust U.S. military presence that awaits them after President Donald Trump ordered thousands of troops to the border
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Mexico president-elect will continue to lean on militaryMexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he will continue to rely heavily on the military for internal security and appears to be dismissing aspirations of Mexico someday having effective civilian police forces
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Uruguay lawmakers Ok entry of US planes, soldiers for summitUruguayan lawmakers have approved legislation allowing eight U.S. aircraft and up to 400 American military personnel and civilians into the country to provide security for a G20 summit of world leaders in neighboring Argentina
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Cuba ends medical exchange program with BrazilCuba says it is ending a program that sent government doctors to remote regions of Brazil in exchange for millions in badly needed dollars
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Yupik the polar bear dies after 25 years in warm Mexican zooYupik the polar bear has died after spending more than 25 years in a barren enclosure at a warm Mexican zoo
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Chile: Former bishop questioned in sexual abuse caseA former bishop in Chile has been questioned by authorities about allegations he covered up the sexual abuse of minors by a former air force chaplain
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Pro-Trump diplomat to become Brazil's foreign ministerBrazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro has chosen an admirer of U.S. President Donald Trump as his future foreign minister
The Associated Press12 hours ago
New allegations that Colombia prosecutor covered up bribesA dramatic recording from beyond the grave has led to allegations that Colombia's chief prosecutor tried to cover up bribery payments that were part of Latin America's biggest corruption scandal, prompting calls for his resignation
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Central American migrants, part of the caravan hoping to reach the U.S. border, receive water and oranges from people sympathetic to their plight, as they ride on the bed of a truck, on in their way to Mazatlan, Mexico, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. The U.S. government said it was starting work Tuesday to "harden" the border crossing from Tijuana, Mexico, to prepare for the arrival of a migrant caravan leapfrogging its way across western Mexico. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
US hardens border at Tijuana to prepare for migrant caravanThe U.S. government says it is working to "harden" the border crossing from Tijuana, Mexico, to prepare for the arrival of a migrant caravan leapfrogging its way across western Mexico
The Associated Press1 day ago
Joaquin Guzman's defense attorney Jeffrey Lichtman speaks to reporters as he leaves Brooklyn Federal court after opening arguments in the trial of the Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo," Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
US trial of Mexican drug lord "El Chapo" gets underwayThe high-security trial of infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman gets underway
The Associated Press1 day ago
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, surrounded by US Marshals, waves to his wife as he enters the courtroom at Brooklyn Federal Court, as his high-security trial got underway in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. The infamous Mexican drug lord has been held in solitary confinement since his extradition to the United States early last year. Guzman pleaded not guilty to charges that he amassed a multi-billion-dollar fortune smuggling tons of cocaine and other drugs in a vast supply chain that reached New York, New Jersey, Texas and elsewhere north of the border. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
The Latest: Lawyer: El Chapo wasn't running violent cartelTwo presidents of Mexico are denying a U.S. lawyer's claim that they took bribes to protect drug traffickers
The Associated Press1 day ago
Former Honduran president criticizes brother's prosecutionFormer Honduran President Porfirio Lobo says the Central American country's current government is trampling his honor by bringing corruption cases against his wife and most recently his brother
The Associated Press1 day ago
Colombia opens camp for Venezuela migrants as exodus swellsColombian authorities have moved homeless Venezuelan migrants to a soccer field filled with yellow tents and cots, as the number of migrants fleeing their nation's economic and humanitarian calamity has risen
The Associated Press1 day ago
Spanish-language reporter faces deportation from USA Spanish-language reporter who faces deportation after his arrest while covering an immigration protest in Tennessee says he faces danger if sent back to El Salvador
The Associated Press1 day ago
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