Mexico border

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump tweets he’s ‘reviewing’ border deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress’ border security measure and President Donald Trump (all times local): 12:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says he is reviewing the border security compromise. But he is not yet promising to sign off on the deal. Trump tweeted Thursday: “Reviewing the funding bill with my team at the @WhiteHouse!” … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump tweets he’s ‘reviewing’ border deal

PANAMA CITY | Pope in Panama blasts corruption, walls, prays for Venezuela

PANAMA CITY —January 24, 2019— Pope Francis insisted Thursday that public officials live simply, honestly and transparently as he opened a visit to a Central America that has been rife with corruption scandals and is now coping with political upheaval in nearby Venezuela. Francis didn’t mention the Venezuela crisis during his first remarks in Panama after … Continue reading PANAMA CITY | Pope in Panama blasts corruption, walls, prays for Venezuela

WASHINGTON | Senate sets up showdown votes on shutdown plans

WASHINGTON —January 22, 2019— Senate leaders on Tuesday agreed to vote on dueling proposals to reopen shuttered federal agencies this week, forcing a political reckoning for senators grappling with the longest shutdown in U.S. history: Side with President Donald Trump or vote to temporarily end the shutdown and keep negotiating. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senate sets up showdown votes on shutdown plans

WASHINGTON | Watchdog: Thousands more children may have been separated

WASHINGTON  —Jan 17, 2019— It seems likely that thousands more migrant children were split from their families than the Trump administration previously reported, in part because officials were stepping up family separations long before the border policy that prompted international outrage last spring, a government watchdog said Thursday. It’s unclear just how many family separations … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Watchdog: Thousands more children may have been separated

AGUA CALIENTE, Guatemala | After crossing into Guatemala, migrants set sights on Mexico

AGUA CALIENTE, Guatemala  —January 16, 2019— More than 1,700 Hondurans were walking and hitchhiking through Guatemala on Wednesday, heading toward the Mexico border as part of a new caravan of migrants hoping to reach the United States. Over 1,700 migrants passed through the Agua Caliente border crossing under the watchful eyes of about 200 police and … Continue reading AGUA CALIENTE, Guatemala | After crossing into Guatemala, migrants set sights on Mexico

WASHINGTON | Pentagon agrees to extended role on US-Mexico border mission

WASHINGTON— January 14, 2019—  The military is taking on a new and extended role on the U.S.-Mexico border, the Pentagon said Monday. At the request of the Department of Homeland Security, the Pentagon agreed to provide personnel to operate security cameras and to lay about 150 miles (240 kilometers) of concertina wire between official ports of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pentagon agrees to extended role on US-Mexico border mission

WASHINGTON | Pentagon extending, changing US-Mexico border mission

WASHINGTON —January 14, 2019—   The military is taking on a new and extended role on the U.S.-Mexico border, the Pentagon said Monday. At the request of the Department of Homeland Security, the Pentagon agreed to provide personnel to operate security cameras and to lay about 150 miles (240 kilometers) of concertina wire between official ports … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pentagon extending, changing US-Mexico border mission

WASHINGTON | Trump stalks out of shutdown talks with Dems, says ‘bye-bye’

WASHINGTON  —January 09, 2019—  President Donald Trump walked out of his negotiating meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday — “I said bye-bye,” he tweeted— as efforts to end the 19-day partial government shutdown fell into deeper disarray over his demand for billions of dollars to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. In a negotiating session … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump stalks out of shutdown talks with Dems, says ‘bye-bye’