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World Jun 07Mexico president appears to hold key majority in elections
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's party and its allies appeared poised to maintain their majority in Mexico's lower chamber of the congress. But initial election results showed they fell short of a supermajority.
Nation Mar 06U.S. gives hope to previously denied asylum seekers in camp
The new opening for people previously denied came as Mexican authorities worked to close the improvised camp along the banks of the Rio Grande, across the border from Brownsville, Texas, that has housed thousands of asylum seekers over the more…
World Feb 11Desperation grows in battered Honduras, fueling migration
In San Pedro Sula, Honduras' economic engine and the departure gate for thousands of Honduran migrants in recent years, families are caught in a cycle of migration.
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.
Health May 23In Mexican border cities, many fear virus is coming from US
Citing a threat of the coronavirus from Mexico, the Trump administration has banned hundreds of thousands of people from crossing the southern border with emergency measures that prohibit nonessential traffic and reject asylum seekers without a hearing.
World May 18Local leaders resist Mexico president’s push for reopening
Local governments across Mexico pushed back against President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's call to reopen the economy in some 300 townships that do not have active cases of coronavirus.
Nation Apr 09U.S. expels thousands to Mexico after largely halting asylum
U.S. authorities say they've sent nearly 10,000 Mexican and Central American border crossers back to Mexico under new rules designed to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
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.
World Feb 12Spanish police arrest former oil executive sought by Mexico
Mexico issued international arrest warrants against Lozoya last year as a result of corruption investigations.
Politics Feb 11Report highlights dangers for asylum seekers in Mexican city
A new report says the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo continues to be a dangerous place for asylum seekers waiting to cross into the United States after being sent back to await the outcome of their petitions.