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Central America

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  • Quarter of the world has no US ambassador

    WASHINGTON The United States does not have ambassadors in more than a quarter of the countries in the world, hindering U.S. efforts on issues ranging from counterterrorism work in Africa to the flood of children fleeing Central America for the U.S....
  • 'It's tough to live without hope'

    SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras Twelve-year-old Maynor Serrano points to the rows of houses where his friends and neighbors used to live. All are gone many fleeing to the U.S. Two of his friends were killed as 10-year-olds, their bodies chopped to pieces in a...
  • Lawmakers travel to Central America, express concern on immigration

    A group of California legislators has conveyed concern in person to the president of El Salvador about the surge in unaccompanied minors from Central America who are traveling illegally to the United States, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said...
  • Mexico names czar to handle issue of Central American migrants

    With pressure mounting from the U.S. government, Mexico on Tuesday appointed a czar to take charge of largely unimpeded migration from Central America, which sees tens of thousands of people each year enter southern Mexico and cross the country en route...
  • Obama to meet Central America leaders, migrant numbers fall: officials

    Obama to meet Central America leaders, migrant numbers fall: officials
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will meet with the leaders of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador next week to discuss cooperation on the influx of child migrants from Central America into the United States, the White House said on Friday....
  • Q&A: Unaccompanied children crossing US border

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is urging Congress to approve $3.7 billion in emergency funds to help government agencies handle an influx of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. The president's proposal would speed up...
  • Return of conspiracy nuts: Obama's secret immigration reform 'plan'

    In the quest for simple answers to complex problems, one irrational explanation for the humanitarian crisis at our southern border demands an unqualified refutation. That would be the conspiracy theory being peddled by conservatives that President Obama...
  • Obama puts politics first, border security second

    Obama puts politics first, border security second
    By Jonah Goldberg All you need to do is look at the headlines out of Central America to see why tens of thousands of children are ending up at our border. "In Columbia (sic), Rising Violence Breeds New Doubts" (The New York Times); "Guatemala Seen...
  • Obama's option for resolving immigration is a no-brainer

    WASHINGTON — As is his wont, President Obama is treating the border crisis — more than 50,000 unaccompanied children crossing illegally — as a public relations problem. Where to photo op and where not. He still hasn't enunciated a...
  • Immigration no-brainer: Treat Central American, Mexican kids the same

    Immigration no-brainer: Treat Central American, Mexican kids the same
    — As is his wont, President Barack Obama is treating the border crisis — more than 57,000 unaccompanied children crossing illegally — as a public relations problem. Where to photo op and where not. He still hasn't enunciated a policy. He...
  • Obama put's politics first, border security second

    All you need to do is look at the headlines out of Central America to see why tens of thousands of children are ending up at our border. "In Columbia (sic), Rising Violence Breeds New Doubts" (N.Y. Times); "Guatemala Seen Slipping Into a Haven For Drugs"...
  • One woman's journey to and across the US border

    FORT WORTH, Texas Edilsa Cano was fleeing sexual assault, kidnapping and death threats all from her own family when she left her village in Guatemala at 16. Now 21, she sees her own desperation in the tens of thousands of Central American children,...