If we want to keep displaced people from seeking safety in the U.S. and Mexico, we must proactively help countries in South and Central America to develop better governments and economies.
By Hannah Carrese
Doctors Without Borders told The Guardian that its doctors found that nine out of 10 migrants suffered from anxiety or depression, a number that has tripled in two years.
By Nana Adwoa Antwi-Boasiako
It’s been just over a month since a deadly earthquake devastated Ecuador’s Pacific coast, destroying thousands of buildings and impacting at least a quarter-million people. As the government struggles with recovery costs and moves to rebuild, the disaster has also…
By PBS NewsHour
Saturday on PBS NewsHour Weekend, the flow of migrants and refugees to Europe slows as the U.S. steps up deportations of undocumented migrants from Central America. Later, in our signature segment, beyond debt and Zika, a look at the looming…
By PBS NewsHour
The World Health Organization offered a powerful new warning about the rapid spread of the Zika virus, which apparently causes birth defects such as microcephaly and neurological problems. Officials estimate that there could be 3 to 4 million cases in…
By Larisa Epatko
The Zika virus is a mosquito-borne illness predominately in Central and South America, but outbreaks have occurred in Africa, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands and the Americas, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
By Josh Lederman and Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is planning to expand a program to let would-be migrants from Central America apply for refugee status before they attempt to come to the U.S., Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday.
By Erica Werner, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — A spike in families and children arriving at the U.S. southern border from Central America has prompted fears of another border crisis like the one that dominated national news during the summer of 2014. That could roil an…
By Ivette Feliciano, Zachary Green
Minors who enter the United States alone and without proper documents face a circuitous path when seeking relief after they are stopped and detained by U.S. immigration officials.
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