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Mexico And US to Launch Plan to Stem Central American Migration

The vast majority of people heading to the US-Mexico border are from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. Mexico’s foreign ministry has said the Mexican and US foreign development agencies will work together on a project to address the root causes of migration from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. The “Planting Opportunities”...

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Mexico Asks the U.S. For Conditions to Resume Return of Asylum Seekers

The Mexican government has asked Washington for various conditions before restarting a Trump-era program that forces U.S. asylum to wait for their court hearings in the Latin American country, the Mexican Foreign Ministry said on Friday. The Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program, implemented by former President Donald Trump, could...

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Hunger in Latin America And the Caribbean Is at Its Highest Point in Two Decades, UN Says

Tens of millions are going hungry in Latin America and the Caribbean as the Covid-19 pandemic sharpens a regional malnutrition crisis to its worst levels in decades, according to the United Nations. In just one year — from 2019 to 2020 — the number of people living with hunger in the region rose by 30%, …...

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Hondurans Get Ready to Welcome First Female President

Hondurans are set to welcome their first female President in the new year. This as Honduras’ conservative ruling party candidate late on Tuesday conceded defeat in the presidential election, paving the way for leftist rival Xiomara Castro to become the new leader of the struggling Central American country. Calling Castro “president...

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Haitian Gov’t Wants to Attract Voters with Media Campaign

Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry announced he intends to work with the Provisional Electoral Council and civil society organizations to carry out an intense media campaign for the upcoming elections. The 74-year-old neurosurgeon took office on Friday as head of the Ministry of Culture and Communication, as part of the cabinet...

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Dominicans On Edge Over Major Corruption Cases

Operation Anti-octopus, the first of the major anti-corruption investigations carried out under Miriam Germán’s administration, will face its first litmus test starting Monday, because after the accusation is filed, a judge will evaluate the evidence and determine whether they are sufficient to send Juan Alexis Medina and the other...

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Claims Arise That U.S. Government Fosters Leftist Revolution in Central America

While the U.S. funnels some $310 million to Central American lands, officials and experts are divided about whether those tax dollars are being diverted to fuel a “leftist revolution” or drive much-needed reforms in corrupt local legal systems. The State Department says the funds are meant to promote democracy and border security....

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Biden Bans Nicaragua Officials from Entering United States

President Joe Biden on Tuesday banned members of the Nicaraguan government from entering the United States as he issued a broad proclamation in response to an election that Washington has denounced as rigged in favor of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega. Biden’s travel ban applied to all of Nicaragua’s “elected...

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Autonomy For Guadeloupe A Possibility

France is willing to discuss autonomy for the French Caribbean territory of Guadeloupe if it is in the interests of the people who live there, government minister Sebastien Lecornu says. Guadeloupe and the nearby French island of Martinique have seen several days of protests against COVID-19 measures that have spilled over into violence....

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Nicaragua leaves the OAS

Nicaragua’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Denis Moncada, announced today the definitive exit of the Central American nation from the Organization of American States (OAS), after the continuous signs of interference of the regional forum. From the headquarters of the Foreign Ministry in this capital, the diplomat communicated that,...

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