fbpx
55 F
Los Angeles
Monday, March 8, 2021
Home Tags Central America

Tag: Central America

From vote to virus, misinformation campaign targets Latinos

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tom Perez was a guest on a Spanish-language talk radio show in Las Vegas last year when a caller launched into...

US gives hope to previously denied asylum seekers in camp

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a camp at the U.S.-Mexico border, some asylum seekers were told by officials that the U.S. government may reopen...

Father of fugitive pleads not guilty in Vegas slaying case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man who was arrested in January at the U.S.-Mexico border in California pleaded not guilty Friday to helping his...

Guatemala woman, 23, is among 13 killed in California crash

EL CENTRO, Calif. (AP) — One of the 13 people killed when the SUV smuggling them into California hit a tractor-trailer was a 23-year-old...

9 in SUV have major injuries in border crash that killed 13

El CENTRO, Calif. (AP) — Nine migrants in an SUV packed with 25 people that drove through an opening in a border wall suffered...

Evacuation request ignored at Guatemala’s Pacaya volcano

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s Pacaya volcano continued to spew columns of ash thousands of feet (meters) into the air Thursday, but residents of...

Ontario leader disappointed in Biden for not sharing vaccine

TORONTO (AP) — The leader of Canada’s most populous province expressed irritation Thursday with the U.S. refusal to ship vaccines north of the border,...

SUV in crash where 13 died came through hole in border fence

HOLTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The 13 people killed in one of the deadliest highway crashes involving migrants sneaking into the U.S. had entered California...

Mexico Senate passes energy bill favoring state, fossil fuel

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Senate passed an electrical energy bill that favors government-owned generating plants that largely run on fossil fuels Tuesday, putting...

California crash kills 13 of 25 people crammed into SUV

HOLTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether human smuggling was involved after a crash Tuesday involving an SUV packed with 25 people and...

Guatemala begins reshaping court; corruption concerns grow

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s Congress began reshaping the country’s highest court Tuesday, selecting a new magistrate and an alternate in decisions that could...

Nicaragua finds boat with bodies of 6 migrants in Caribbean

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan authorities said Tuesday the bodies of six people, apparently migrants, have been found in a small boat drifting off...

COVID-19 pandemic fuels attacks on health workers globally

Two Nigerian nurses were attacked by the family of a deceased COVID-19 patient. One nurse had her hair ripped out and suffered a fracture....

Biden tries to reset relationship with Mexican president

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Joe Biden looks to dismantle the last administration’s hardline immigration agenda, he worked Monday to build a partnership with...

Intruder raises questions about Mexican president’s security

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An intruder burst into Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s daily morning news conference Monday, approached him and spoke with...

Efrain Álvarez left off US Olympic soccer training roster

NEW YORK (AP) — LA Galaxy midfielder Efrain Álvarez was left off the United States 31-man training roster ahead of Olympic qualifying for North...

Salvadoran president appears to win control of congress

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Populist President Nayib Bukele appeared Monday to have won control of El Salvador’s unicameral congress, ending a two-year...

Mexico may reduce protection area for endangered porpoise

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government said Saturday it is considering reducing the protection area for the vaquita marina in the upper Gulf...

‘Meyers Manx’ dune buggy creator dead at 94

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bruce Meyers was hanging out at Pismo Beach on California's Central Coast one afternoon in 1963 when he saw something...

Top US diplomat ‘visits’ Mexico, Canada on virtual trip

WASHINGTON (AP) — Diplomats sat beside stacks of briefing papers, flanked by flags and emphasized their closeness. But they were geographically far apart Friday...

California to spend $28M to help arriving asylum-seekers

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California is freeing up as much as $28 million to help immigrants arriving from Mexico and being released in the...

Monarch butterflies down 26% in Mexico wintering grounds

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of monarch butterflies that showed up at their winter resting grounds in central Mexico decreased by about 26%...

El Salvador election could remake political landscape

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — In the two years since President Nayib Bukele won a stunning victory over El Salvador’s established political parties,...

Honduras leader warns drug cooperation with US endangered

TEGUCIGALPÁ, Honduras (AP) — Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández says that antinarcotics cooperation with the United States could “collapse” if U.S. authorities believe “false...

Honduras leader warns drug cooperation with US endangered

TEGUCIGALPÁ, Honduras (AP) — Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández warned Wednesday that antinarcotics cooperation with the United States could “collapse” if U.S. authorities believe...

Mexican prosecutor denies political charges against governor

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero denied Wednesday that corruption accusations against the opposition governor of the border state of...

Mexico bid to sell presidential jet stretches into 3rd year

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s quixotic bid to sell off the presidential jet has now stretched into its third...

Asylum seekers rush to register for US border processing

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In the first five days since the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden began to process the thousands of asylum...

Mexican president says Mexico doing better than US on virus

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Tuesday that his country is doing better than the United States in dealing...

Judge says wife of drug kingpin ‘El Chapo’ must stay in jail

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. judge ordered the wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to remain behind bars Tuesday after she...

Diplomatic doses: Israel shares vaccines with allied nations

JERUSALEM (AP) — After jumping out to a quick start in its vaccination campaign, Israel announced Tuesday that it has decided to share a...

Proposed US legislation would target Honduras president

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Newly proposed U.S. legislation targets Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández as allegations of ties to drug trafficking grow. ...

Wife of drug kingpin El Chapo arrested on US drug charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was arrested in the United States and accused of helping her...

The Latest: Mexico receives shipment of Sputnik V vaccine

MEXICO CITY — Mexico has received its first shipment of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine. ...

Power failure: How a winter storm pushed Texas into crisis

HOUSTON (AP) — Two days before the storm began, Houston’s chief elected official warned her constituents to prepare as they would for a major...

The Latest: Texas reports 227 more confirmed COVID-19 deaths

AUSTIN, Texas -- The number of deaths in Texas due to the illness caused by the coronavirus increased by more than 200 on Saturday...

The Latest: Chinese, Russian vaccines to arrive in Mexico

MEXICO CITY — Mexico says it will get its first shipment of the Chinese Coronavac vaccine Saturday and by Monday will receive its first...

US unwinds Trump policy making asylum-seekers wait in Mexico

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration moved to restore the asylum system to the way it worked for decades Friday by releasing a...

Nicaragua creates Ministry of Extraterrestrial Space Affairs

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua has created a new National Ministry for Extraterrestrial Space Affairs, The Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, which is drawing...

‘Obviously a mistake’: Cruz returns from Cancun after uproar

DALLAS (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said his family vacation to Mexico was “obviously a mistake” as he returned stateside Thursday following an...

Blackouts continue in Mexico as energy crisis spans border

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador urged Mexicans on Thursday to conserve electricity as rolling blackouts in the north and...

Migrants on the move again in Mexico and Central America

TENOSIQUE, Mexico (AP) — In the first Mexican shelter reached by migrants after trekking through the Guatemalan jungle, some 150 migrants are sleeping in...

The Latest: India finds new cases of a coronavirus variant

NEW DELHI — Health officials in India say cases of the coronavirus variant first detected in South Africa and Brazil have been found in...

Millions endure record cold without power; at least 20 dead

OCEAN ISLE BEACH, N.C. (AP) — A winter storm that left millions without power in record-breaking cold weather claimed more lives Tuesday, including three...

Biden faces pressure as US sets new course on immigration

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — After a weeklong bus ride from Honduras, Isabel Osorio Medina arrived in northern Mexico with the hope President Joe Biden...

The Latest: Fauci wins $1 million for “defending science”

TEL AVIV, Israel — Dr. Anthony Fauci has won the $1 million Dan David Prize for “defending science” and advocating for vaccines now being...

The Latest: Australia receives over 142,000 vaccine doses

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia will begin vaccinating its population against COVID-19 next week after its first shipment of Pfizer vaccine was delivered on Monday. ...

The Latest: Mardi Gras muted in New Orleans by coronavirus

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans’ annual pre-Lenten Mardi Gras celebration is muted this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

The Latest: Mexico to lower virus alert level in many states

MEXICO CITY __ Mexico is reducing its COVID-19 alert level in about half of the country’s states amid a drop in infections and hospitalizations...

Biden to slowly allow 25,000 people seeking asylum into US

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday announced plans for tens of thousands of people who are seeking asylum and have been...

44 charged, half-ton of meth seized in California operation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A massive crackdown on drug trafficking in the San Francisco Bay Area has ended with dozens of people being indicted...

Biden decree ends ’emergency’ that Trump used to build wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has officially ended the “national emergency” that President Donald Trump declared in order to take money from the...

Mexico president warns against false claims of open US doors

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Thursday many migrants believe the “doors are open” to the United States following...

Guatemala mom waits 2 decades for trial in daughter’s murder

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Rosa Franco Sandoval spent two decades seeking justice for her daughter, whose murder helped spur the creation of Guatemala’s national...

Desperation grows in battered Honduras, fueling migration

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Nory Yamileth Hernández and her three teenage children have been living in a battered tent under a bridge...

Migration through Panama resumes after pandemic lockdown

BAJO CHIQUITO, Panama (AP) — After nearly a year stalled in migrant camps at the edge of the jungle, hundreds of migrants have begun...

In Biden’s early days, signs of Trump-era problems at border

HOUSTON (AP) — The day after she gave birth in a Texas border hospital, Nailet and her newborn son were taken by federal agents...

Biden administration asks Supreme Court to uphold health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has told the Supreme Court that it believes the entire Affordable Care Act should be upheld, reversing a...

History of abuse for Mexican police unit in migrant massacre

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — When state police in northern Mexico allegedly shot 19 people, including at least 14 Guatemalan migrants, to death in...

Mexico to require appeals on social media account blocking

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The party of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador presented for public comment a proposed set of regulations on Twitter, Facebook...

Sources: Biden officials snub Salvadoran leader in DC trip

MIAMI (AP) — The Biden administration turned down a meeting request with El Salvador’s president on an unannounced trip to Washington last week, as...

Woman in same-sex custody case who fled the US held in Miami

A woman who allegedly fled the United States for Nicaragua in 2009 rather than share custody of her child with her former same-sex partner...

Mexico’s president returns after catching coronavirus

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador returned to his daily morning news conferences Monday following a two-week absence after catching...

Immigrants, activists worry Biden won’t end Trump barriers

HOUSTON (AP) — For nearly 17 months, the Trump administration tried to deport the mother and daughter from El Salvador. The Biden administration may...

Biden ending deals with Central America restricting asylum

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is withdrawing the U.S. from agreements with three Central American countries that restricted the ability of people to...

Unwilling to wait, poorer countries seek their own vaccines

NEW DELHI (AP) — With coronavirus cases still climbing, Honduras got tired of waiting to get vaccines through a United Nations program, so the...

The Latest: Mexico’s president has negative antigen test

MEXICO CITY __ Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador posted a video Thursday saying he had tested negative on an antigen test, after testing...

Mexico arrests ex-governor in case of tortured journalist

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The arrest of a former Mexican governor on charges he ordered the torture of a journalist gave hope to activists...

Mexico vows to press ahead to favor state-owned utility

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico vowed Thursday to continue with attempts to limit private power generation after the Supreme Court ruled against President Andrés...

The Latest: Goodell: NFL plans overseas games if it’s safe

The Latest on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's news conference (all times EST): ...

The Latest: Mexico sees near-record daily coronavirus deaths

MEXICO CITY — Mexico reported a near-record 1,707 confirmed coronavirus deaths Wednesday, as the country runs out of vaccines. ...

Dozen state police charged in the massacre of 19 in Mexico

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — A dozen state police officers were being questioned Wednesday following their arrests in connection with the killings of 19...

High court puts off wall, asylum cases at Biden’s request

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to requests from the Biden administration to put off arguments in two cases involving the...

Nicaragua approves Russian COVID-19 vaccine

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua’s government said Wednesday that it had approved Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use. ...

Former Mexican steel executive extradited from Spain

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The former head of Mexico’s largest steelmaker was on his way back to Mexico after being extradited by Spain Wednesday,...

Biden signs immigration orders as Congress awaits more

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed a second spate of orders to undo his predecessor’s immigration policies, demonstrating the powers of the White...

The Latest: S Korea curbing travel, gatherings for holiday

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean officials are moving to limit travel and gatherings during next week’s Lunar New Year’s holidays by allowing train...

Russia’s coronavirus vaccine approved for use in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico approved the Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V for use Tuesday, just hours after the publication of early results of...

Biden signs immigration orders as Congress awaits more

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed a second spate of orders to undo his predecessor’s immigration policies, demonstrating the powers of...

Hundreds deported under Biden, including witness to massacre

HOUSTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration has deported hundreds of immigrants in its early days despite his campaign pledge to stop removing most...

Biden asks high court to put off wall, asylum cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has asked the Supreme Court to put off arguments over two controversial Trump administration policies that have been...

Report: Mexican economy shrinks 8.5% in 2020

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s pandemic-hit economy shrank 8.5% in 2020, the largest single-year drop since 1932 and the second consecutive year of economic...

Canada to quarantine travelers, suspend flights south

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday announced stricter restrictions on travelers in response to new, likely more contagious variants of the...

Ex-Salvadoran soccer boss brought to US to face bribe charge

NEW YORK (AP) — A former soccer federation president for El Salvador was sent to New York City on Friday to face U.S. corruption...

Fugitive arrested in credit card scam targeting crafts chain

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A California man charged in a widespread credit card scam involving arts-and-crafts retailer Michaels is back in New Jersey after...

Biden rescinds abortion restrictions on US foreign aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday rescinded a regulation that barred U.S. foreign aid from being used to perform or promote abortions....

AP Exclusive: DOJ rescinds ‘zero tolerance’ immigration rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department rescinded a Trump-era memo that established a “zero tolerance” enforcement policy for migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally,...

The Latest: India vaccinates 2 million health workers

NEW DELHI — India has vaccinated 2 million health workers in less than two weeks and recorded 12,689 new coronavirus positive cases in the...

Mexico near approving Russian vaccine, with little data

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico said Tuesday it is close to granting approval for Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, with lots of spy drama...

AP Exclusive: DOJ rescinds ‘zero tolerance’ immigration rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Tuesday rescinded a Trump-era memo that established a “zero tolerance” enforcement policy for migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico...

Mexican president works from isolation after virus test

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador worked from isolation Monday, a day after announcing that he tested positive for COVID-19,...

The Latest: Texas COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to fall

AUSTIN, Texas — The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Texas continues to fall from record highs as the state nears the end of...

Woman sentenced in scheme to offer information to Russia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman who once served in the Air Force was sentenced to more than 11 years in federal...

The Latest: Hong Kong ends lockdown in Kowloon neighborhood

HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s government on Monday morning ended an unprecedented lockdown after testing thousands of residents living in an area that had...

Mexico’s president says he’s tested positive for COVID-19

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Sunday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and that the symptoms are mild. ...

19 burned bodies found near Mexico-US border town

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities say they have found 19 shot and burned bodies near a town across the Rio Grande from...

The Latest: New virus clusters hit China’s north provinces

BEIJING — A Chinese city has brought 2,600 temporary treatment rooms online as the country’s north battles new clusters of coronavirus. ...

Mexican leader says Biden offers $4B for Central America

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's first calls to foreign leaders went to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López...

Biden calls Canada’s Trudeau, Mexico’s López Obrador

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden made his first calls to foreign leaders as America's commander in chief on Friday, dialing up Canadian Prime...

Biden halts border wall building after Trump’s final surge

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In the days before Joe Biden became president, construction crews worked quickly to finish Donald Trump’s wall at an iconic...

FEATURE - Read More >

Weather - Click The Icon To Change Locations

Los Angeles
overcast clouds
54.9 ° F
57.2 °
50 °
67 %
1mph
90 %
Mon
61 °
Tue
62 °
Wed
61 °
Thu
57 °
Fri
55 °
WatchOurCity.com