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World Jul 07Mexico president heads to Washington for meeting with Trump
Trump has insulted them, threatened crippling tariffs to strongarm Mexico into an uncomfortable role in U.S. immigration policy and insisted they will pay for the border wall.
World Jul 01Despite COVID-19 surge, Mexico avoids overwhelmed hospitals
Mexico’s health system has so far not been overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic, mostly because the country chose early on to invest in expanding hospital beds.
World May 22Surge of new infections show virus accelerating across Latin America
The coronavirus pandemic accelerated across Latin America on Friday, bringing a surge of new infections and deaths, even as curves flattened and reopening was underway in much of Europe, Asia and the United States.
World Apr 28El Salvador leader fights crime and virus, drawing criticism
As his first year in power comes to a close, El Salvador President Nayib Bukele is fighting both the coronavirus and the country's powerful street gangs with tactics that some say are putting the young democracy at risk.
Health Mar 31Too little too late? Experts decry Mexico virus policy delay
Some experts warn the sprawling country of 129 million is acting too late and testing too little to prevent the type of crisis unfolding across the border in the U.S.
Nation Jan 02U.S. starts sending asylum-seekers back across Arizona border
Authorities are expanding a program known as Remain in Mexico that requires tens of thousands of asylum seekers to wait out their immigration court hearings in Mexico.
World Sep 06Mexico says it has successfully reduced flow of migrants by U.S. deadline
Activists say Mexico's crackdown has only forced migrants into greater desperation and more illicit, dangerous routes.
World Jun 09Mexico-US tariff deal: Questions, concerns for migration
Other than a vague reiteration of a joint commitment to promote development, security and growth in Central America, the agreement focuses almost exclusively on enforcement and says little about the root causes driving the surge in migrants seen in recent…
World May 31President Obrador says Mexico won’t react desperately to Trump’s tariff threat
Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador appears convinced that Trump just needed to be informed of all that Mexico has been doing to slow illegal migration.
Nation Nov 25US agents fire tear gas as some migrants try to breach fence
Hundreds of migrants approaching the U.S. border from Mexico were enveloped with tear gas Sunday after several tried to make it past fencing and wire separating the two countries.