Trump administration prepares to send asylum seekers to Guatemala

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration has begun an effort to send some asylum seekers encountered at the U.S.-Mexico border to Guatemala, a move that promises to transform the U.S. asylum system, according to three officials briefed on the initiative … Read More

Venezuela denies entry to Guatemalan president-elect, scuppering meeting with opposition leader

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CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan authorities on Saturday denied Guatemala’s president-elect Alejandro Giammattei entry into Venezuela, where he was scheduled to meet with opposition leader Juan Guaido. Giammattei, a conservative who won the Central American country’s presidency in August, landed at … Read More

Guatemala dengue outbreak nears 10K cases, predominantly of the DEN-2 serotype

Guatemala/CIA The Guatemala Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance is reporting a significant increase in dengue fever cases in 2019 to date. On 29 July, the Minister of Health declared an Epidemiological Red Alert to report an “epidemiological crisis … Read More

Winning asylum in the U.S. is especially hard now for Central American migrants

Daniela, 19, checks her cell phone at a shelter in Tijuana, Mexico. Daniela talked about the difficulties that women can face El Salvador, including sexual assault and death threats. Daniela was living in a Tijuana shelter while in the process … Read More

As Trump closes US doors to migrants, Latin Americans look to Europe

Migrants from Honduras head north through Guatemala in January 2019. The difficulty and danger of the journey to the US is a factor in a rise in Latin American migrants heading for Europe. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters Venezuelans are behind only Syrians … Read More

Central America Encourages Migrants to Leave—And Then Rakes in U.S. Dollars

The three Northern Triangle nations have done little to provide for the poor. Central American refugees ride a cargo truck in Mexico. Photographer: Alejandro Cegarra/Bloomberg Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are, by all accounts, countries ravaged by gang violence, drug trafficking and … Read More

US-Mexico border at ‘breaking point’ amid immigration surge, official says

Customs and Border Protection commissioner Kevin McAleenan declared ‘operational crisis’ and called on Congress for solutions.  Migrants being held for processing under the Paso del Norte bridge in El Paso, Texas, on Wednesday. Photograph: UPI/Barcroft Images Images emerged on Wednesday … Read More

The U.S.-Mexico border is at a ‘breaking point’ as 76,000 migrants cross in a month. Here’s what you need to know

Moises Castillo, Associated Press Hundreds of Hondurans are blocked at the border crossing in Agua Caliente, Guatemala, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. A caravan of Honduran migrants moved toward the country’s border with Guatemala in a desperate attempt to flee poverty … Read More

Undeterred caravan migrants: ‘All of Honduras wants to come here’

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Facing tightened security, waves of Hondurans continue to try to make it to the US, saying they have no other choice. A Honduran migrant, part of a caravan trying to reach the US kneels holding a Honduras flag at a … Read More

Spanish-language network reporter reveals who is ‘infiltrating’ migrant caravan heading to US

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A reporter for the Spanish-language network Univision revealed that he had met people from a Muslim-majority country were infiltrating the migrant caravan from Honduras headed towards the U.S. border. “They infiltrated themselves in this caravan” Univision correspondent Francisco Santa Anna … Read More

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