More Mexico Articles

  • Senate, House on collision course on border money

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to any money. The developments pointed to a hardening...

  • A call for calm on the border crisis: Incredible increase in apprehension of children versus teens

    Thousands of unaccompanied minors have in recent months swarmed the U.S.-Mexico border, overwhelming U.S. border agents and raising many serious questions about national security interests.

  • Has Texas Gov. Rick Perry thrown down the gauntlet to Obama on immigration?

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is sending up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Lone Star State's border with Mexico in an attempt to contain the flood of illegal immigrants entering the U.S.

  • Migration spotlights Mexican 'coyote' smugglers

    TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — The man-in-the-know nursed a late-morning beer at a bar near the Suchiate River that separates Guatemala from Mexico, and answered a question about his human smuggling business with a question: "Do you think a coyote is going to say he's a coyote?" Dressed as a...

  • White House reports drop in minors crossing border

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border is dropping significantly. White House press secretary Josh Earnest says about 150 children daily — on average — were apprehended along the Rio Grande border in the first two weeks of July. He...

  • Mexico declares group home owner mentally unfit

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The owner of a group home raided last week is mentally unfit to face allegations that she frequently hit children living in the shelter, Mexico's top federal prosecutor said Monday. Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam said the woman who founded the shelter where about 600...

  • 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!"

  • Migrant smuggler costs for crossing Mexico to US

    Migration experts and smugglers who charge from $4,000 to $10,000 to move Central Americans to the U.S. say these are some of the payments that must be made to get their human cargo to its destination: — Guide who makes the trip: $500-$600. — Boatmen at Mexico's southern border: $1.50 to...

  • Owner of raided Mexico shelter freed, no charges

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The owner of a group home raided last week amid charges of abuse and other mistreatment of children living there has been released from custody without charge, an official in the federal Attorney General's Office said Sunday. The official said there was not enough evidence...

  • Owner of raided Mexico child shelter was admired

    ZAMORA, Mexico (AP) — For more than six decades, poor parents struggling to support their children or raise troubled youths sent them to a group home in western Mexico run by a woman who gained a reputation as a secular saint. Rosa del Carmen Verduzco raised thousands of children in The Great...

  • Zogby Report Card: Pollster urges public to let Obama 'do his job,' avoid 'potshots'

    In our weekly presidential report card, pollster John Zogby says that now is not the time to take pot shots at President Obama as he faces world crises.

  • Some defend founder of Mexican shelter

    ZAMORA, Mexico (AP) — About 500 people marched through this western Mexico city Thursday in support of the embattled but highly regarded founder of a shelter raided amid allegations of sexual and physical abuse and filthy living conditions. Shelter founder Rosa del Carmen Verduzco, known as...

  • VIDEO: Immigration deal may hang on 2008 law

    Speaker of the House John Boehner said Thursday there needs to be changes to a 2008 human trafficking law before any money will be sent to the U.S.-Mexico border to shore up an increasing crisis.

  • Mexico: Sex abuse at group home house of horror

    ZAMORA, Mexico (AP) — Mexican prosecutors said Wednesday that victims told harrowing tales of sexual abuse, beatings, hunger and filth in a once well-regarded group home where authorities freed a total of 607 adults and children in a raid. Some were forced into sex by shelter employees and...

  • Uncle Sam's unfenced swimming pool

    Sam, the wealthiest man in his neighborhood, lives in a big beautiful house with a massive backyard punctuated by a large, deep swimming pool.



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