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World Dec 18Mexico’s president wants to protect nation’s separation of church and state
The proposal would modify the Law of Religious Associations and Public Worship to eliminate historic language enshrining the “separation of the State and churches.”…
Arts Oct 17Alicia Alonso, grande dame of Cuban ballet, dies at 98
As founder and director of the National Ballet of Cuba, Alonso personified the island's arts program under Fidel Castro's communist rule and she kept vise-like control over the troupe past her 90th birthday despite being nearly blind for decades.
Politics Jul 21Mexico says US noted advance in migration enforcement
MEXICO CITY — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged that Mexico has made significant progress on migration enforcement during a Sunday meeting with his Mexican counterpart, according to Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard. Ebrard said in a statement that…
World Jun 25Drowning of father and daughter at border highlights migrants’ perils
(Warning: Contains graphic photo) In a searing photograph, Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his 23-month-old daughter lay face down in shallow water along the bank of the Rio Grande, his black shirt hiked up to his chest with the girl's…
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…
Politics Nov 09Trump election elicits fears, some cheers around the globe
While the billionaire businessman's election was welcomed in some countries, others saw it as a big shock.
Politics Jul 20New era begins as Cuba raises flag at embassy in U.S.
The United States and Cuba restored full diplomatic relations Monday after more than five decades of frosty relations rooted in the Cold War.
Politics Sep 05Hillary Clinton expected to make 2016 decision early next year
Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she will likely make a decision on whether to run for president around the beginning of 2015.