• New York Oct 18, 2019

    Honduran President's Brother a Drug Trafficker: Prosecutor

    The brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez created “state-sponsored” drug trafficking by corrupting the country’s politics to protect drug dealers, a prosecutor told a jury during closing arguments Wednesday at a drug trial. Assistant U.S. Attorney Emil Bove in New York made the allegation as he asked a jury to convict Juan Antonio (Tony) Hernandez, 41, a former Honduran...

  • Guatemala Oct 8, 2019

    Witness: ‘El Chapo' Gave $1M to Honduran President's Brother

    A Honduran former mayor and drug trafficker testified Monday that Mexican kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán personally gave $1 million to the brother of Honduras’ president in 2013 for the politician’s presidential campaign. The longtime Sinaloa cartel boss made the payment to be able to smuggle cocaine through Honduras to Guatemala, Amílcar Alexander Ardón alleged in testimony on the fourth...

  • Congress May 14, 2019

    Planes, Buses Moving Migrants From Crowded Border Shelters

    U.S. authorities have begun using aircraft to move migrants to less-crowded areas for processing, while asylum-seeking families were being bused north to Colorado to alleviate the strain on overwhelmed shelters along the border in Texas and New Mexico. Several dozen migrants arrived by bus early Monday in Denver as part of the effort to help crowded shelters in El Paso...

  • driver Apr 8, 2019

    Undocumented Immigrants Push States for Driver's Licenses: ‘We Have to Work'

    Dairy farm worker Luis Jiménez gambles every time he drives without a license. Even a minor traffic stop could alert immigration agents that he is in the country illegally and lead to deportation. But in the wide open spaces of upstate New York’s farm country, supermarkets and job sites are often too far away for walking, there’s not always somebody...

  • Donald Trump Jan 18, 2019

    Analysis: Trump Says Wall Will Stop Drugs, Facts Differ

    In his demands that Congress set aside $5.7 billion for a border wall, President Donald Trump has insisted that a new physical barrier would stop heroin entering the U.S. from Mexico.

  • Donald Trump Dec 8, 2018

    No Regrets Speaking Out About Abuse: Trump Resort Worker

    A Guatemalan living in the U.S. illegally who says she faced abusive working conditions as a maid at Donald Trump’s New Jersey golf club doesn’t regret speaking out, even though she might lose her job and be deported. Victorina Morales told The Associated Press in an interview Friday that she can’t go back to Guatemala because her family has received...

  • The Associated Press Sep 27, 2018

    Britain, Ecuador Seeking an End to the Assange Standoff

    Ecuador’s president said Wednesday that his country and Britain are working on a legal solution for Julian Assange to allow the Wikileaks founder to leave the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in “the medium term.” President Lenin Moreno told The Associated Press that Assange’s lawyers were aware of the negotiations. He declined to provide more details because of the sensitivity of...

  • New York Aug 5, 2018

    Mexican Family Gives Brooklyn Mole Poblano Flavor, Making 1,600 Pounds of the Sauce Every Day

    Three generations of Mexican women make about 1,600 pounds of mole poblano a day in a small Brooklyn storefront.

  • Donald Trump Apr 30, 2018

    US Pols Seek to Sway Arrivals From Puerto Rico Before Vote

    A small street festival outside Miami features booths adorned with Puerto Rican flags. A band plays salsa music as vendors offer specialties from the Caribbean island such as rice with pork and chickpeas. There’s also a woman working her way through the crowd with a clipboard, her white T-shirt emblazoned with the words “Your vote, your voice, your future.” She’s...

  • Donald Trump Mar 20, 2018

    Supreme Court Rejects Bid to Deny Driver's Licenses to DACA Recipients

    The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected Arizona’s plea to stop issuing drivers licenses to recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The plea comes from former Governor Jan Brewer’s 2012 executive order to deny licenses to DACA recipients.

  • New York Mar 19, 2018

    Puerto Rican Family of 5 Squeezes Into NYC Hotel After Hurricane Maria

    After they lost their home in Puerto Rico to flooding during Hurricane Maria, Enghie Melendez fled with her family to the U.S. mainland with three suitcases and the hope it wouldn’t take long to rebuild their lives. It hasn’t worked out that way.

  • New Jersey Nov 7, 2017

    Argentina President Places Memorial Flowers at NYC Bike Path

    The president of Argentina on Monday visited the site of last week’s New York City terrorist attack where eight people died, including five Argentines, and said such tragedies unite people of good will around the world.

  • Donald Trump Oct 25, 2017

    As Puerto Rico Suffers, Trump Warns Help Won't Last ‘Forever'

    President Donald Trump lashed out at hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico on Thursday, insisting in tweets that the federal government can’t keep sending help “forever” and suggesting the U.S. territory was to blame for its financial struggles. His broadsides triggered an outcry from Democrats in Washington and officials on the island, which has been reeling since Hurricane Maria struck three weeks ago,...

  • Donald Trump Oct 13, 2017

    Paul Ryan Visits Puerto Rico as Trump, Who'd Been Critical, Offers Support

    House Speaker Paul Ryan is traveling to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico Friday as President Donald Trump assured residents that he “will always be with them.” Ryan and other members of a congressional delegation met at the airport briefly with officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Friday. He and other members of the delegation then boarded helicopters with Puerto Rico...

  • New York Oct 11, 2017

    Puerto Ricans Leave for US Mainland as Storm Woes Linger

    Lourdes Rodriguez fled Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria filled her home in the northern town of Vega Baja with mud, ruining mattresses and other belongings. She thought it would be a short stay with her daughter in Florida, but three weeks later there’s still no power or water back home. “We’re going to be here indefinitely,” the 59-year-old retiree said...

  • New York Oct 11, 2017

    Zuckerberg Sorry for Virtual Tour of Devastated Puerto Rico

    Mark Zuckerberg has apologized for showcasing Facebook’s virtual reality capability with a tour of hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. The Facebook founder and another executive discussed the platform’s virtual reality project through avatars in a video recorded live Monday. The video begins with the avatars pictured on the roof of Facebook’s Mountain View, California, headquarters before heading to Puerto Rico by using...

  • New York Jul 6, 2017

    Mexicans Reunite With Children in US Under Special Program

    There were balloons, flowers and tears of happiness. Mexican parents were reunited Wednesday with sons and daughters they hadn’t seen in decades because their children have been living in the United States. The parents came through a family-reunification program organized by the Mexican state of Morelos that allows Mexican families to stay together for about three weeks. The U.S. granted...

  • Donald Trump Jun 6, 2017

    Fear of Deportation Drives People Off Food Stamps in US

    A crackdown on illegal immigration under President Donald Trump has driven some poor people to take a drastic step: opt out of federal food assistance because they are fearful of deportation, activists and immigrants say. People who are not legal residents of the U.S. are not eligible to take part in what is formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance...

  • Donald Trump May 12, 2017

    AG Sessions Visits, Vows to Wipe Out Deadly MS-13 Gang

    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Long Island Friday, pledging to wipe out the notorious MS-13 gang that has been blamed for nearly a dozen deaths over the past seven months. Greg Cergol reports.

  • Donald Trump Mar 8, 2017

    Where Trump Won in NYC, Residents Allay Immigrants' Fears

    Since Donald Trump’s election as president, about 30 New York City residents have met regularly with dozens of Latino immigrants living in the country illegally, offering them their help and, in some cases, their homes. Many say that if the immigrants are detained or deported, they would be willing to take in their children.

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