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Migration issues dominate Tuxtla Summit speeches in Costa Rica
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Migration issues dominate Tuxtla Summit speeches in Costa Rica

L. Arias - March 29, 2017

Immigration and environmental issues were some the main topics of discussion among participants in the XVI Summit of the Tuxtla Mechanism, an international summit that ended Wednesday in the Costa…

Judge approves extradition of Mexican drug lord Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán
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Crime
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Judge approves extradition of Mexican drug lord Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán

AFP - October 20, 2016

Mexico's government moved closer on Thursday to achieving the extradition of notorious drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán to the United States, after a judge rejected an appeal.…

Colombia announces tough measures to battle migrant crisis
Colombia
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Colombia
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Colombia announces tough measures to battle migrant crisis

AFP - August 3, 2016

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Colombia will undertake emergency measures against illegal migration, including deporting thousands of Cuban and other migrants and reinforcing its borders following a massive influx of…

Refugee program for Central Americans ‘still on the drawing board’: US official
Central America
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Central America
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Refugee program for Central Americans ‘still on the drawing board’: US official

Jill Replogle - July 11, 2016

Six months after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced plans to expand options for Central Americans fleeing violence and persecution in their home countries, those plans…

Dire conditions for migrants camped out in Peñas Blancas
Brazil
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Brazil
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Dire conditions for migrants camped out in Peñas Blancas

Álvaro Sánchez - July 1, 2016

PEÑAS BLANCAS, Guanacaste -- Almost 200 migrants from Africa, Asia and Haiti have set up camp in a small field here, not far from Costa Rica's border…

Latin America most dangerous region for environmentalists in 2015
Brazil
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Brazil
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Latin America most dangerous region for environmentalists in 2015

Lindsay Fendt - June 19, 2016

Latin America remains the most dangerous region for environmental activists, according to a new report from the U.K.-based watchdog group Global Witness. Now in its third iteration, the…

El Chapo’s lawyer says drug lord wants quick extradition to US
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El Chapo’s lawyer says drug lord wants quick extradition to US

Yemelí Ortega and Carola Solé | The Tico Times - March 2, 2016

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has asked his lawyers to speed up his extradition to the United States out of "desperation" over being…

Mexico to contact US candidates to rebut ‘disinformation’
Donald Trump
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Donald Trump
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Mexico to contact US candidates to rebut ‘disinformation’

AFP - March 1, 2016

MEXICO CITY -- Donald Trump's campaign may get a phone call from Mexico's government if the billionaire, who has railed against Mexican migrants, wins the Republican Party's presidential…

Officer arrested in killing of Mexican journalist
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Crime
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Officer arrested in killing of Mexican journalist

AFP - February 26, 2016

OAXACA, Mexico -- Mexican authorities have arrested a local police chief in connection with the murder of a journalist in the southern state of Oaxaca, among the latest reporters…

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Mexico’s Peña Nieto visits city of Iguala, where students vanished

AFP - February 24, 2016

https://twitter.com/AristeguiOnline/status/702592491221028866 IGUALA, Mexico – Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto visited the southern city of Iguala Wednesday for the first time since 43 students vanished there in 2014 in…

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