Tag: Guatemala

Exclusive—Rep. Bradley Byrne: Illegal Alien Accused of Killing Sonya Jones Used Catch and Release to Live in U.S.

Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL) says the illegal alien accused of killing school teacher Sonya Jones of Mobile, Alabama, in a head-on, hit-and-run car crash gamed the United States’ asylum system and took advantage of the Catch and Release policy. As Breitbart News reported, Jones — a 49-year-old mother of two and teacher at Mobile’s Living Word Christian […]

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The Coalition of Despots for Regime Change in Venezuela

In the early 1970s, a handful of Sandinistas were in the mountains of Nicaragua fighting to overthrow the 40-year U.S.-backed, brutal dictatorship of the Somoza family. When a powerful volcanic eruption struck Nicaragua in 1971, Sandinista Omar Cabezas later recounted, they told the peasants whom they encountered that God was […]

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YouTube Premium and Music now available in South Africa and many Latin American countries

Just a few hours ago, Google announced that YouTube Premium and YouTube Music had made their way to India. Oddly enough, it neglected to mention the 13 other countries both services just debuted in. Of these 13, 12 are in Central and South America, with the odd duck out being South Africa. Without further ado, […]

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Washington Post: Border Rush May Hit 100,000 Migrants in March

The cross-border migrant inflow may reach 100,000 people in March, according to the Washington Post. “The number of migrants taken into custody last year jumped 39 percent from February to March, and a similar increase this month would push levels to 100,000 detentions or more,” the Washington Post reported March 4. The paper continued: U.S. court restrictions […]

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Build Central America, Not a Wall

As thousands of families fleeing violence, poverty and oppression in Central America arrive at the American border, the Trump administration has responded by separating children and parents and cracking down on asylum claims. A more humane, and effective, response would be to address the sources of the desperation that propelled […]

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A Locked Door, a Fire and 41 Girls Killed as Police Stood By

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala — As fire swept through the classroom, the pleas from the 56 girls locked inside began to fade. Most were unconscious or worse by then, as an eerie silence replaced their panic-stricken shouts. The police officers guarding the door — who had refused to unlock it despite […]

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What if Trump Could Explain as Well as He Inflames?

The debate around a border wall and immigration has become so distorted by President Trump’s superheated nonsense — we must build a wall to keep out all these rapists and murderers, and Mexico will pay for it — that we’ve forgotten what it would sound like if we actually had […]

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Mexico Moves to Encourage Caravan Migrants to Stay and Work

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico — Mexico’s new president has moved decisively to encourage migrants fleeing poverty and violence in Central America to stay and work in Mexico, making it easier for them to get visas and work permits and promoting investments and ambitious public works projects to create jobs. President Andrés […]

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Wanderlust: A Guide to Antigua, Guatemala: A Candy-Colored City Framed by Volcanoes

Nestled in the forested hills of southern Guatemala, the small city of Antigua was once the most prominent seat of Spanish colonial government between Mexico City and Lima, Peru. Founded in the early 16th century, it served as Guatemala’s capital for almost 300 years, until 1773, when it was abandoned […]

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Donald Trump Threatens to Close Southern Border if Democrats Fail to Fund Border Security

President Donald Trump threatened to close the Southern border on Friday if Democrats continued blocking funding for border security. “We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely if the Obstructionist Democrats do not give us the money to finish the Wall & also change the ridiculous immigration laws that our Country is saddled […]

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Is Haiti Awakening to Change?

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — It started with a few keystrokes in a living room in Montreal. Gilbert Mirambeau Jr., a Haitian filmmaker and writer, took to Twitter on Aug. 14 to post a photo of himself, blindfolded, holding a piece of cardboard with a simple question written on it in Haiti’s […]

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8-Year-Old Migrant Child From Guatemala Dies in U.S. Custody

An 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died in United States custody early Christmas Day, according to the United States Customs and Border Protection. The boy died just after midnight on Tuesday at a hospital in Alamogordo, N.M., where he and his father had been taken after a Border Patrol agent saw […]

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State Department Pledges $10 Billion to Develop Central America, Southern Mexico

The U.S. State Department announced on Tuesday that it is pledging more than $10 billion to help strengthen the economies of Central America and Southern Mexico to stem the flow of thousands of migrants surging into the country. “The United States pledged $5.8 billion in aid and investment Tuesday for strengthening government and economic development […]

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In Home Village of Girl Who Died in U.S. Custody, Poverty Drives Migration

SAN ANTONIO SECORTEZ, Guatemala — Claudia Maquin said goodbye to her 7-year-old daughter a few weeks ago, when the girl and her father left their small village with the dream of making a new life in the United States. Now she is waiting to say goodbye to her again. Ms. […]

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Pentagon: U.S. to Keep Troops at the Southwest Border Through End of January

The Pentagon will extend the U.S. troop deployment at the southwest border with Mexico through the end of January based on a request from the Department of Homeland Security, a defense spokesman said Friday. “Today, DHS submitted a request for assistance to the Department of Defense to extend its support through January 31, 2019,” said […]

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Send Judges to the Border, Not Troops

Trying to stop immigrants as the Trump administration is doing — unilaterally, at the border and with tear gas and troops — is a sign of only one thing: failure. In fact, the administration’s response to the migrant caravan from Central America that recently arrived at the border with Mexico […]

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Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Proclamation Targeting Some Asylum Seekers

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge on Monday ordered the Trump administration to resume accepting asylum claims from migrants no matter where or how they entered the United States, dealing at least a temporary setback to the president’s attempt to clamp down on a huge wave of Central Americans crossing […]

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‘Criminals?’ Hardly. That’s Who the Caravan Flees.

As thousands of Honduran migrants seeking asylum in the United States trek northward through Mexico, President Trump has pledged to stop them at the border by militarizing it with armed federal troops, under the guise of protecting Americans from “criminals” and an “invasion.” What he fails to recognize is that […]

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Kobach: The Caravan Is a Consequence of Rewarding Illegal Immigration

Once again, a massive caravan of aliens is coming north to demand entry into the United States.  This one is even bigger than the last.  The number of migrants is over 7,000 and growing. The open-borders Left and their talking heads in the media are falsely describing the caravan’s trek as a “humanitarian crisis.”  But […]

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Caravan Migrants: ‘What Are We Supposed to Do in Honduras If There’s no Work?’

Migrants traveling with the 7,000-strong caravan headed to the U.S.-Mexico border to overwhelm the country’s asylum and immigration system are admitting that they are merely foreign workers looking for jobs. Migrants with the caravan — many of whom are previously deported illegal aliens — recently admitted to the Washington Post in interviews that they are […]

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Donald Trump Challenges Media to Bring Cameras and Investigate Caravan

President Donald Trump challenged the media on Monday to bring their cameras to the caravan of over 7,000 migrants, currently pressing through Mexico towards the United States. “Go into the middle of the caravan, take your cameras and search,” Trump told reporters at the White House. He claimed that they would find MS-13 gang members […]

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Migrant Caravan Grows to 7,000, Trump Vows to Slash Central American Aid

President Donald Trump announced on Monday that the United States would begin “cutting off, or substantially reducing” foreign aid to Central America over a growing migrant caravan marching toward the southern border. “Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador were not able to do the job of stopping people from leaving their country and coming illegally to […]

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