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World Oct 20Caravan at Mexico-Guatemala border shrinks as migrants cross
A U.S.-bound caravan that once totaled more than 3,000 Central American migrants looked to be about a third that size Saturday morning, when its remaining members woke up on a bridge that divides the borders of Guatemala and Mexico and…
World Oct 19Caravan migrants break through fence at Guatemala border
Arriving on the Mexican side of a border bridge, the migrants were met by police with riot shields. About 50 managed to push their way through before officers unleashed pepper spray, and the rest retreated.
World Jul 03Mexico’s ruling party seeks way forward after drubbing
MEXICO CITY — The landslide victory by Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in Mexico's presidential election brought an abrupt end to the monopoly on power enjoyed by the Institutional Revolutionary Party, a nearly century-long dominance that cultivated corruption along with an…
World Jul 02Update: Mexico’s ‘AMLO’ wins presidential vote
An exit poll gave an overwhelming lead to leftist populist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in Mexico’s presidential election Sunday night, and one of his chief rivals conceded defeat shortly after polls closed nationwide.
World Jul 01Mexico elections center on disgust with corruption, violence
Mexicans were voting Sunday in a potentially transformative election that could put in power a firebrand vowing to end politics and business as usual in a country weary of spiraling violence and scandal-plagued politicians.
World Jun 07At Guatemala volcano, weather and danger hinder search
SAN MIGUEL LOS LOTES, Guatemala — Troublesome rain and more volcanic activity are hindering search and rescue efforts around Guatemala's Volcano of Fire, but when teams have been able to work in the hardest hit areas the death toll has…