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Central America

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  • Exploitation awaits migrant children on Mexico's southern edge

    Exploitation awaits migrant children on Mexico's southern edge
    They are called canguritos, little kangaroos, because of the plastic trays of candy, cigarettes and other goods strapped across their bellies. There is Juan Gonzalez, 10, selling gum for pennies. There are Humberto Vazquez, 11, and Wilmer Hernandez, 13,...
  • 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...
  • Unaccompanied children are the focus of L.A. annual immigrant's Mass

    Unaccompanied children are the focus of L.A. annual immigrant's Mass
    During Sunday Mass at a sunlit cathedral in downtown Los Angeles, a 22-year-old woman stepped timidly to a podium and began her story. "My name is Dunia Cruz," she said in Spanish. "I came here from Honduras." As she spoke of the gang violence that...
  • Refugees, and American youth: "Our lives matter"

    Refugees, and American youth: "Our lives matter"
    The Root news site's Keli Goff recently wrote about child refugees fleeing violence and poverty in Central America and seeking refuge at our border. Unfortunately, she supports deporting them, while claiming that we have our own black children to care...
  • Child's detention despite citizenship reveals immigration case woes

    An 11-year-old boy — one of hundreds who have been shuttled to an immigration detention facility in the middle of the New Mexican desert — was released this week after it was discovered that he is a U.S. citizen, according to the child's...
  • Central America braces for drought-linked food crisis

    BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Low rainfall linked to the El Nino weather phenomenon has led to drought in parts of Central America, causing widespread damage to crops, shortages and rising prices of food, and worsening hunger among the region's...
  • Chicago should offer short-term care to Central American kids

    Chicago should offer short-term care to Central American kids
    Thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America have been crossing the Mexican-U.S. border and walking into the arms of an overwhelmed immigration system. Each child arrives not only with a personal tale — Why did he or she leave home?...
  • Criticism arises after children are rushed to see immigration judges

    Unaccompanied immigrant children apprehended at the border are being placed first in line to go before U.S. immigration judges under a new federal policy, prompting criticism from attorneys who say some immigrants have been given less than 48 hours to...
  • Jerry Brown kicks off trade mission in Mexico

    Jerry Brown kicks off trade mission in Mexico
    Gov. Jerry Brown, who begins his first full day of meetings here on Monday, wasted no time setting lofty goals for his trade mission to Mexico during a reception on Sunday night. Speaking in a hotel banquet room to scores of delegates who are...
  • Panama Canal: Is another expansion in the cards?

    PANAMA CITY, Panama With some 16 months to go before Panama expects to finish its canal expansion, could another set of locks to handle even bigger ships be in its future? The idea first surfaced last year during a Latin American ports conference in...
  • 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"...
  • Addressing the border crisis

    Addressing the border crisis
    Tens of thousands of Central American children, some accompanied by adults but most traveling alone, have surged across the U.S.-Mexican border in recent months. The flood has swamped the border security infrastructure as well as the youth housing...