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Mexico uncovers massive migrant smuggling ring using trucksMexican officials say they have uncovered an industrial-scale migrant smuggling ring using tractor-trailer rigs disguised as freight deliveries for major companies
The Associated Press42 minutes ago
FILE - This May 11, 2006 file photo shows the Freedom of the Seas cruise ship docked in Bayonne, N.J. Kimberley Wiegand, the mother of an 18-month-old Indiana girl who fell to her death from an open window on the cruise ship in Puerto Rico, told NBC’s “Today” show Monday, July 22, 2019 that her family will sue Royal Caribbean Cruises for “not having a safer situation on the 11th floor of that cruise ship.” (AP Photo/Mike Derer, File)
Mother: Family will sue cruise company over toddler's deathThe mother of an 18-month-old Indiana girl who fell to her death from a cruise ship in Puerto Rico says there are "a million things" the cruise company could have done to prevent her death
The Associated Press43 minutes ago
Thousands of Puerto Ricans gather for what many are expecting to be one of the biggest protests ever seen in the U.S. territory, with irate islanders pledging to drive Gov. Ricardo Rossello from office, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday, July 22, 2019. Protesters are demanding Rossello step down for his involvement in a private chat in which he used profanities to describe an ex-New York City councilwoman and a federal control board overseeing the island's finance.(AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo)
Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans demand governor resignWaving flags, chanting and banging pots and pans, tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans filled a central expressway Monday to demand the resignation of their governor in what appeared to be the largest protest on the island in nearly two decades
The Associated Press51 minutes ago
Mexico, US to launch plan against arms smuggling at borderThe Mexican government says it has reached agreement with the United States to combat gun smuggling along the U.S. border after seeing a spike in the number of illegal firearms detected so far this year
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this June 06, 2019 photo, Salvadoran teen migrant Milagro de Jesus Henriquez Ayala chats with a friend while she washes her clothes at Agape World Mission shelter, in Tijuana, Mexico. About 25 people sleep in the cinderblock room crammed with seven bunkbeds at a Tijuana shelter overflowing with migrants, primarily from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador but also from as far away as Africa. (AP Photo/ Emilio Espejel)
Teen mom, newborn eye new life from Tijuana migrant shelterNewborn of 16-year-old Salvadoran girl starts life at migrant shelter in Tijuana; teen mom says crowded facility better than life she left behind in violence-plagued El Salvador
The Associated Press14 hours ago
A demonstrator bangs on a pot that has a cartoon drawing of Governor Ricardo Rossello and text the reads in Spanish "Quit Ricky" as people gather to protest against Gov. Rossello, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, July 19, 2019. Protesters are demanding Rossello step down for his involvement in a private chat in which he used profanities to describe an ex-New York City councilwoman and a federal control board overseeing the island's finance. (AP Photo/ Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo)
Puerto Rico gov will not seek reelection, but won't resignPuerto Rico's governor is seeking to defuse anger that has fed mammoth street protests against him by promising not to seek reelection, but his announcement that he won't step down has brought vows to continue demonstrations
The Associated Press16 hours ago
5 shot dead, 6 wounded in Acapulco bar near beachMexican authorities say gunmen have killed five men and wounded six other people at a bar in the Pacific Coast resort city of Acapulco
The Associated Press17 hours ago
US notes advance in Mexican migration enforcementU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledges that Mexico has made progress on migration enforcement, while expressing hope that El Salvador can stem the tide of migrants north from the Central American country
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Embattled Puerto Rico governor says he will not seek re-election but won't resign; steps down as head of his partyEmbattled Puerto Rico governor says he will not seek re-election but won't resign; steps down as head of his party
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Costa Rica officials say tainted alcohol kills at least 19The Costa Rican Health Ministry says it has confirmed 19 deaths from consumption of alcohol tainted with methanol
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Brazil leader criticizes agency over deforestation reportBrazil's president is criticizing a state agency that monitors the Amazon, saying its latest report on increased deforestation damages Brazil's reputation amid what he says is an "environmental psychosis" overseas about environmental protection in Brazil
The Associated Press21 hours ago
US accuses Venezuela jet of aggressive action over CaribbeanU.S. authorities say a Venezuelan fighter jet "aggressively shadowed" an American intelligence plane flying in international airspace over the Caribbean, underscoring rising tensions between the two nations
The Associated Press23 hours ago
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