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Recent articles by Maria:

Mexican army to investigate soldiers in border deaths

Mexico's Defense Department says it will investigate about two dozen soldiers who took part in a border gun battle caught on a videotape in which a voice can be heard saying “kill him” after the confrontation was over → Read More

Mexico extradites alleged Chapo aide to US

Officials say he was considered one of the chief aides to convicted drug boss Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzman. → Read More

Mexico extradites alleged Chapo aide to US

A man accused of being a senior lieutenant in the Sinaloa drug cartel has been extradited to the United States → Read More

Mexico president kicks off 'new normal' phase amid pandemic

Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is kicking off Mexico’s return to a “new normal” with his first road trip in two months → Read More

Virus spreads fear through Latin America's unruly prisons

The spreading specter of the new coronavirus is shaking Latin America’s notoriously overcrowded, unruly prisons → Read More

Virus spreads fear through Latin America's unruly prisons

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The spreading specter of the new coronavirus is shaking Latin America’s notoriously overcrowded, unruly prisons, threatening to turn them into infernos. The Puente... → Read More

US expels thousands to Mexico after largely halting asylum

(AP) – A U. S. Border Patrol agent wouldn't let Jackeline Reyes explain why she and her 15-year-old daughter fled Honduras and needed asylum, pointing to the coronavirus. It was just days after the Trump administration essentially shut down the nation's asylum system. “The agent told us about the virus and that we couldn't go further, but she didn't let us speak or anything,” said Reyes, 35, who… → Read More

Trump quietly shuts down asylum at US borders amid coronavirus fight

The government has temporarily swept aside decades-old national and international laws, saying holding people in custody is considered too dangerous. → Read More

Trump quietly shuts down asylum at US borders amid coronavirus fight

The government has temporarily swept aside decades-old national and international laws, saying holding people in custody is considered too dangerous. → Read More

Trump quietly shuts down asylum at US borders amid coronavirus fight

The government has temporarily swept aside decades-old national and international laws, saying holding people in custody is considered too dangerous. → Read More

US expels thousands to Mexico after largely halting asylum

A U.S. Border Patrol agent wouldn't let Jackeline Reyes explain why she and her 15-year-old daughter fled Honduras and needed asylum, pointing to the coronavirus. It was just days after the Trump... → Read More

DHS: Pandemic measures cut illegal border crossings by half

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Trump administration official said Sunday that illegal border crossings have dropped by half as the strictest U. S. -Mexico border policies yet went into place amid the coronavirus pandemic, but there was confusion about how it was all working. Anyone caught crossing the border illegally is to be immediately returned back to Mexico or Canada, according to the new restrictions… → Read More

DHS: Pandemic measures cut illegal border crossings by half

A Trump administration official says illegal border crossings have dropped by half as the strictest U.S.-Mexico border policies yet went into place amid the coronavirus pandemic, despite confusion about how it was all working → Read More

Vatican sends top 2 sex crimes investigators to Mexico

The Vatican is sending its top two sex crimes investigators to Mexico on a fact-finding and assistance mission → Read More

Vatican sends top 2 sex crimes investigators to Mexico

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is sending its top two sex crimes investigators to Mexico on a fact-finding and assistance mission as the Catholic hierarchy in the world's second-largest Catholic... → Read More

Priests of disgraced Legion face trial for obstruction claim

The Vatican effort to reform the disgraced Legion of Christ religious order is coming under new scrutiny → Read More

Priests of disgraced Legion face trial for obstruction claim

MILAN (AP) — The Vatican effort to reform the disgraced Legion of Christ religious order is coming under new scrutiny, with four Legion priests and a Legion lawyer due to stand trial on charges... → Read More

Migrants scuffle with Mexican troops along border river

Hundreds of Central American migrants have waded across the Suchiate River into southern Mexico in a new test of U.S. President Donald Trump's Central America strategy to keep them away from the U.S. border → Read More

Migrants scuffle with Mexican troops along border river

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of Central American migrants waded across the Suchiate River into southern Mexico on Monday in a new test of U. S. President Donald Trump's Central America strategy to keep them away from the U. S. border. A Central American migrant holding a Honduran flag approaches Mexican security forces on the banks of the Suchiate River after a group of migrants… → Read More

10 years after Vatican takeover, Legion in new abuse crisis

A Mexican TV host’s claim that she was sexually abused by a Legion of Christ priest when she was 8 has created another credibility crisis for the religious order → Read More