First asylum seekers from Mexico’s Matamoros border camp enter US

Some of the asylum seekers have been there more than a year due to immigration rules set by former President Trump. The first asylum seekers from a Mexican border camp that had become a symbol of Trump-era immigration restrictions entered the United States on Thursday under a new policy meant to end the hardships endured […]

US to allow migrants from Mexico as critics slam ‘kids in cages’

The administration of US President Joe Biden is facing blowback after reports surfaced that facilities for migrant children previously slammed by Democrats are reopening as it is set to begin processing asylum claims at a camp on the Texas-Mexico border. The camp, which is home to hundreds of mostly Central American asylum seekers, “has recently […]

US detains wife of Mexican drug cartel chief El Chapo

The wife of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the imprisoned former leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel, has been arrested over her alleged involvement in international drug trafficking, the US Department of Justice said. Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, who regularly attended her husband’s trial two years ago, was arrested on Monday at Dulles International Airport in […]

Asylum seekers waiting in Mexico rattled by delays to US entry

President Joe Biden has promised to roll back Trump-era programme that forced migrants to remain in Mexico pending US hearings. The United States has abruptly cancelled plans to bring asylum seekers into Texas at two ports of entry, dashing the hopes of hundreds who have been waiting for months in Mexico under a Trump-era policy […]

Opinion | Slow the Iron River of Guns to Mexico

Another way for gangsters to get guns is by paying a “straw buyer,” or someone with a clean record, to buy a firearm. If caught, buyers convicted of lying on the form are often merely sentenced to probation. Traffickers, in turn, pay a pittance of $50 to $100 per weapon. “They’re not going to get […]

First batch of asylum seekers waiting in Mexico allowed into US

Twenty-five people who were forced to wait in Mexico while their asylum claims were being processed were allowed into the United States on Friday, after the reversal of an immigration policy put in place by former President Donald Trump. The asylum seekers crossed through the San Ysidro crossing in San Diego, California and are part […]

Colombia, Mexico roll out vaccine, Brazil suffers shortages

Head nurse Veronica Luz Machado, who for months has battled the coronavirus pandemic from an intensive care unit in the northern Colombian city of Sincelejo, became the first person in the Andean country to receive a COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday. Beginning with Machado, Colombia will kick off its plan to immunise 35.2 million people with vaccines acquired through a raft of bilateral deals as […]

Texas freeze leaves millions in northern Mexico without power

Mexico’s government-owned utility says operations were stunted as the winter storm in Texas froze natural gas pipelines. Freezing weather in the US state of Texas left almost five million people in northern Mexico without power early on Monday, as a shortage of natural gas disrupted electricity production. Mexico’s government-owned utility, the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), […]

Mexico begins vaccinating elderly against COVID-19

Mexico began vaccinating senior citizens in more than 300 municipalities across the country on Monday, after receiving approximately 870,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. The effort was largely concentrated in remote rural communities, but hundreds of people over the age of 60 also lined up before dawn in a few far-flung corners of the […]

Mexico gets AstraZeneca COVID vaccine shipment from India

Mexico, which is struggling to control a surge in coronavirus cases and deaths, received 870,000 vaccine doses on Sunday. Mexico has received a shipment of 870,000 doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine from India, the government said, as the country prepares to prioritise older adults in the next phase of its vaccination campaign. Mexico is also […]

Mexico’s vaccination campaign stalls, AMLO still won’t wear mask

After record-high rates of infections and deaths throughout January, Mexico’s sprawling capital Mexico City lowered its danger level from red to orange on Friday, amid a drop in new coronavirus cases and hospitalisations. But the much-needed respite in cases, experts said, is likely short-lived as the nation confronts a stalled vaccination campaign and a president […]

US to let in 25,000 asylum seekers kept out by ‘Remain in Mexico’

US President Joe Biden’s administration on Friday announced plans for tens of thousands of asylum seekers waiting in Mexico for their next immigration court hearings to be allowed into the United States while their cases proceed. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said in a press release it “will begin phase one of a program […]

Bayern Munich win Club World Cup for sixth trophy of season

Pavard scored the only goal in Bayern’s win that led them to their sixth title in less than nine months. Bayern Munich beat Tigres UANL 1-0 in the final of the FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar to lift their sixth title in less than nine months. Benjamin Pavard scored the only goal of Thursday’s […]

Mexico president warns against believing US now has ‘open doors’

Lopez Obrador urged migrants not to believe traffickers who tell them they could get US legal status immediately.  Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday that migrants who believe the “doors are open” to the United States, now that Joe Biden is president, are wrong. Lopez Obrador urged migrants not to believe traffickers […]

US to turn back ‘vast majority’ of migrants at Mexico border

President Joe Biden has left in place a Trump-era order that allows US authorities to expel migrants to Mexico. The United States will turn away most migrants arriving at its southern border with Mexico, a White House official said on Wednesday, under a policy passed by former President Donald Trump aimed at limiting the spread […]

Mexico president tests negative after COVID illness

Lopez Obrador, who refused for months to wear a mask, was said to have suffered mild symptoms. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has announced he has tested negative for COVID-19, nearly two weeks after being diagnosed with the virus. Lopez Obrador, who refused for months to wear a mask or abandon his cross-country tours, was […]

Mexico arrests 12 police in connection with migrant killing

A dozen police officers arrested for allegedly killing 19 people, including Guatemalan migrants. Mexican officials have arrested a dozen police officers for suspected involvement in the killing of 19 people in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas last month. Irving Barrios, attorney general of Tamaulipas, told a news conference on Tuesday investigations showed at least 12 […]

Mexico’s Lopez Obrador hopeful worst of his COVID illness is over

The 67-year-old leader appears in a video message from the National Palace to allay concerns about his condition. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has said he was hopeful that he was through the worst of his coronavirus infection as he reappeared in a video message to the nation. “I still have COVID but the […]

The ‘spiralling crisis’ pushing Hondurans to flee north

Vado Hondo, Guatemala – Lucia Andino stood by the side of the road, watching the nearby movements of Guatemalan military police in riot gear. “I guess we are going back to living under a bridge,” she said matter-of-factly, as she waited for a bus to take her back to Honduras. Andino was among an estimated […]

Mexican authorities find 19 charred bodies near US border

The Tamaulipas state prosecutor’s office said that the bodies were discovered along a dirt road near Camargo town. Mexican authorities said they have found 19 shot and burned bodies near a town across the Rio Grande from the US state of Texas in an area that has seen violent territorial disputes between organised crime groups […]

Mexico’s president tests positive for COVID-19

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Sunday he has tested positive for COVID-19, but that his symptoms were mild and he felt “optimistic”. “I regret to inform you that I am infected with COVID-19. The symptoms are mild, but I am already undergoing medical treatment,” he said in a Twitter post. “As always, […]

Mexico asks US to investigate ‘invented’ case against ex-minister

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says the US should probe the case against former minister Salvador Cienfuegos. Mexico said on Friday that the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) should carry out an internal investigation into the conduct of its case against a former defence minister, in a new test of bilateral ties with […]

Mexico asks US to probe ‘fabricated’ case against ex-minister

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says the US should probe the case against former minister Salvador Cienfuegos. Mexico said on Friday that the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) should carry out an internal investigation into the conduct of its case against a former defence minister, in a new test of bilateral ties with […]