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‘The border is closed,’ U.S. tells would-be migrants
Latin America
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Latin America
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‘The border is closed,’ U.S. tells would-be migrants

Brian KNOWLTON / AFP - March 22, 2021

"The border is closed": With those words, a top Biden administration official pushed back Sunday against fast-mounting criticism that it has bungled immigration policy, spurring an influx…

Immigration to headline talks between Biden, Lopez Obrador
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Immigration to headline talks between Biden, Lopez Obrador

AFP - March 1, 2021

The flow of migrants and trade, legal and illegal, across the US-Mexican border will be the focus Monday when President Joe Biden meets with counterpart Andres Manuel…

Mexican president says he has Covid-19
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Mexican president says he has Covid-19

Sofia Miselem / AFP - January 25, 2021

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced Sunday that he was infected with the coronavirus, but said his symptoms were mild. "I regret to inform you that…

Mexico’s AMLO expects Biden cooperation on migration
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Mexico’s AMLO expects Biden cooperation on migration

AFP - December 22, 2020

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday he expects US President-elect Joe Biden to help stem the wave of migration from Central America through investment.…

Mexican president to talk trade with Trump as virus rages
Latin America
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Latin America
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Mexican president to talk trade with Trump as virus rages

Jean ARCE / AFP - July 7, 2020

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador heads to Washington on Wednesday to talk trade with Donald Trump, against the backdrop of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the…

U.S. Pentagon shifts $3.8 bn to Mexico border wall construction
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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U.S. Pentagon shifts $3.8 bn to Mexico border wall construction

AFP - February 13, 2020

The US Defense Department is shifting another $3.8 billion from procurement and other operations towards paying for a wall on the US-Mexican border, official documents sent to…

United States will send some Mexican asylum seekers to Guatemala, DHS says
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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United States will send some Mexican asylum seekers to Guatemala, DHS says

AFP - January 7, 2020

Mexicans seeking asylum in the United States could be deported to Guatemala, part of a controversial migration deal between the Central American nation and Washington, the US…

Trump announces that Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras will receive ‘targeted assistance’
Central America
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Central America
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Trump announces that Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras will receive ‘targeted assistance’

AFP and The Tico Times - October 18, 2019

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, said Wednesday that Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras will receive "targeted assistance in the areas of law enforcement and…

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…

At Mexico-US border, pope decries migrant ‘tragedy’
Everyone's favorite pope
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Everyone's favorite pope
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At Mexico-US border, pope decries migrant ‘tragedy’

Jean-Louis de la Vaissiere and Carola Solé | AFP - February 17, 2016

Ciudad Juárez, Mexico -- Pope Francis on Wednesday decried the human tragedy of migrants fleeing violence as he celebrated a huge mass on Mexico's border with the United States,…

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