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  • Trapped miners rescued in Nicaragua; 5 remain

    BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) — Rescue workers and trapped miners alike frantically dug away at opposite sides of rock and mud that blocked a Nicaragua gold mine, finally succeeding in freeing at least 20 men. Efforts to reach five miners still missing continued Saturday. Antonio Diaz said the miners...

  • Members of Jewish sect leave Guatemala village

    GUATEMALA (AP) — Members of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish group were forced out of a village in western Guatemala after disputes with indigenous residents over cultural and religious differences. Misael Santos of the Lev Tahor community says the Jewish group started leaving San Juan La Laguna on...

  • Guatemala's human smuggling network is big business for 'coyotes'

    Guatemala's shadowy human smuggling network is run by a highly sophisticated organization that more closely resembles a corporation with a profit-sharing program than a ragtag band of criminals.

  • Random thoughts

    A collection of thoughts on the world today.

  • Joint U.S.-Guatemalan anti-drug program jeopardized by Central American government's late payments

    A joint U.S. and Guatemalan anti-narcotics aviation program is in trouble after less than a year in operation due to chronic non-payment of a key contractor by the Central American government.

  • Nine 'coyotes' arrested in joint U.S.-Guatemala operation

    Guatemalan law enforcement officials, supported by U.S. agencies, arrested nine top members of an alleged "coyote" organization and seized $600,000 held in U.S. banks.

  • El Salvador add charges for priest in gang case

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — More charges have been filed against a Spanish priest arrested last week, accusing him of getting imprisoned gang members transferred to less harsh prisons and helping them continue extorting people from inside their cells, Salvadoran prosecutors said Tuesday....

  • 'Do-nothing' Congress

    With rare exceptions, we need fewer, not more, laws. Lift your glass to gridlock -- while it remains legal.

  • Mixed message: Obama says illegal immigrants will be sent home 'at some point' as White House floats legalization plan

    After a meeting Friday with the presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, whose nationals have flooded the U.S.-Mexico border in hope that they will be allowed to stay, President Obama again gave those mostly-underaged immigrants hope in a speech designed to discourage them from trying...

  • $5,000 per head: International human smugglers profit from an unsecured border

    An estimated 57,000 illegal immigrant youths have entered the U.S. since October of last year, creating a big problem for the Border Patrol agents who process them -- and a big payday for the smugglers who get them here.

  • Greta Van Susteren to GOP: Skip the recess, fix border crisis

    A humanitarian crisis is unfolding on the southern border. That this is so, no one disputes.

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for July 25

    Vice President Joe Biden, amid the ongoing crisis at the Southwest border, will meet with the three leaders of the Central American countries primarily responsible for the ongoing border crisis.

  • It's time to put aside the politics and find solutions to the immigration challenge

    The immigration crisis is actively highlighting the facts that an unsecured border puts the U.S. at physical and financial risk, and that immigration reform is both desperately needed and completely stuck at partisan crossroads.

  • Immigration crisis is bordering on madness

    In a recent confrontation between protesters against the illegal flood of unaccompanied children into the United States and counter-protests by some Hispanic group, one man from the latter group said angrily, "We are as good as you are!"



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