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Louisiana News: Mexican National, OMAR ORTIZ-HERNANDEZ Indicted For Illegal Re-Entry

NEW ORLEANS, La. (STL.News) – U.S. Attorney Peter Strasser announced today that OMAR ORTIZ-HERNANDEZ, age 26, was charged Thursday, March 14, 2019 in a one-count indictment for illegal reentry of a removed alien in violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1326(a). According to the indictment, OMAR ORTIZ-HERNANDEZ (“HERNANDEZ”), reentered the United States after … Continue reading Louisiana News: Mexican National, OMAR ORTIZ-HERNANDEZ Indicted For Illegal Re-Entry

Arizona News: Trade With Mexico, Canada On The Rise

PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) – According to new data released by the United States Census Bureau, Arizona’s bilateral trade with its North American trading partners jumped in 2018 — reversing a downward trend of recent years. Trade with Mexico increased 7.7 percent from 2017 to 2018 to a total of $16.7 billion while trade with Canada … Continue reading Arizona News: Trade With Mexico, Canada On The Rise

Correction: Mexico-Endangered Porpoise story

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a story March 6 about the endangered vaquita porpoise, The Associated Press misspelled the name of Andrea Crosta of the group Elephant Action League. A corrected version of the story is below: Mexico: at most only 22 vaquita porpoises remain Experts say only 22 vaquitas remain in the Gulf of … Continue reading Correction: Mexico-Endangered Porpoise story

Guidelines ask agents to target Spanish speakers at border

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Border agents have been told to explicitly target Spanish speakers and migrants from Latin America in carrying out a Trump administration program requiring asylum seekers wait in Mexico, according to memos obtained by The Associated Press that reveal some inner workings of a top government priority to address the burgeoning number … Continue reading Guidelines ask agents to target Spanish speakers at border

Correction: Oscars-The Latest story

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Feb. 25 about (topic), The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of one of the Oscar winners for live action short film. Her name is Jaime Ray Newman. A corrected version of the story is below: The Latest: Rami Malek falls, but recovers, after Oscar win The Latest: … Continue reading Correction: Oscars-The Latest story

Liz Weston: Should you move abroad for health care?

The notion that health care outside the U.S. could be good as well as cheap is a foreign one to many Americans. Kathleen Peddicord frequently hears from such skeptics as founder of Live and Invest Overseas, a site for people curious about living abroad. Actual expats like her, however, tell of good-quality care at a … Continue reading Liz Weston: Should you move abroad for health care?

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico | Martin Trainer wins Puerto Rico Open for 1st PGA Tour title

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) — Martin Trainer won the Puerto Rico Open on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, closing with a 5-under 67 at windy Coco Beach Golf and Country Club for a three-stroke victory over four players. Making his 11th PGA Tour start, Trainer birdied four of the last 10 holes … Continue reading RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico | Martin Trainer wins Puerto Rico Open for 1st PGA Tour title

MEXICO CITY | Johnson cruises to 20th career title in Mexico Championship

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Dustin Johnson struggled early, caught a good break from behind a tree and then breezed to his sixth World Golf Championship title Sunday by closing with a 5-under 66 for a five-shot victory over Rory McIlroy in the Mexico Championship. Johnson won for the 20th time on the PGA Tour, making … Continue reading MEXICO CITY | Johnson cruises to 20th career title in Mexico Championship

MEXICO CITY | Johnson overcomes tree trouble for 4-shot lead in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Dustin Johnson was cruising along Saturday in the Mexico Championship until one swing put him in a bad spot, and the next shot made it even worse. One minute he was leading by six shots. Two holes later, he was leading by two. For all that went wrong, Johnson knew everything … Continue reading MEXICO CITY | Johnson overcomes tree trouble for 4-shot lead in Mexico

LOS ANGELES | Domestic workers gather to celebrate ‘Roma’ and the Oscars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doris Tapia never imagined that she would get to watch the Oscars at a party in Los Angeles, exchanging the sneakers she wears when she takes care of children in New York for a pair of high heel shoes. The Peruvian nanny is among dozens of domestic workers who will be … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Domestic workers gather to celebrate ‘Roma’ and the Oscars

BERLIN | Germany: Weapons firm ex-workers convicted over Mexico sales

BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Thursday convicted two former employees of gun maker Heckler & Koch over their role in the delivery of weapons that ended up in troubled areas of Mexico, and ordered the confiscation of proceeds from the sales totaling some 3.7 million euros ($4.2 million). The Stuttgart state court convicted … Continue reading BERLIN | Germany: Weapons firm ex-workers convicted over Mexico sales

CULIACAN, Mexico | In El Chapo’s state, people see little change with verdict

CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) — U.S. officials are hailing the conviction of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman as a victory for the Mexican people, but in the drug lord’s home state of Sinaloa, cradle to his powerful cartel, many residents say they don’t expect violence and trafficking to abate. As news that the Sinaloa Cartel kingpin will … Continue reading CULIACAN, Mexico | In El Chapo’s state, people see little change with verdict

3 Places Where it Pays to Be a Retiree—Overseas Havens with the Best Benefits in 2019—InternationalLiving.com

  BALTIMORE, MD./ FEBRUARY 12, 2019 (STL.News) Retiring to good-value, warm-weather locales overseas offers lots of rewards: like less stress, more freedom, and a lifestyle upgrade (live better, spend less). But those benefits are largely a function of climate and global economic disparity—retirees head to warm-weather locales where their dollars stretch, simple as that. But … Continue reading 3 Places Where it Pays to Be a Retiree—Overseas Havens with the Best Benefits in 2019—InternationalLiving.com

ALONG THE SAN DIEGO-TIJUANA BORDER | New US-Mexico border barrier charts tricky course near homes

ALONG THE SAN DIEGO-TIJUANA BORDER (AP) — For all practical purposes, the purple-and-white stucco shrine that Jose Arias built to celebrate his recovery from a heart attack and honor his family lies in Mexico. The only way in and out of his plywood shack is through one of Tijuana’s oldest neighborhoods, a patchwork of dirt … Continue reading ALONG THE SAN DIEGO-TIJUANA BORDER | New US-Mexico border barrier charts tricky course near homes

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump denies shutdown deal was a concession

WASHINGTON—January 25, 2019— The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 7:55 p.m. President Donald Trump is pushing back against criticism of his agreement to reopen the federal government without winning a promise of new funding for a border wall. With even some conservatives casting the agreement as a retreat by the president, Trump … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump denies shutdown deal was a concession

SAN DIEGO | Official: Asylum seekers to wait in Mexico starting Friday

SAN DIEGO —January 24, 2019— The Trump administration on Friday will start forcing some asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. courts, an official said, launching what could become one of the more significant changes to the immigration system in years. The changes will be introduced at San Diego’s San Ysidro … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | Official: Asylum seekers to wait in Mexico starting Friday

The 6 Countries with the Best Healthcare in the World 2019—InternationalLiving.com

  BALTIMORE, MD./ JANUARY 23, 2019 (STL.News) “Medical bills you can afford, doctors who make house calls and healthcare so affordable retirees are simply paying out of pocket—that’s just the reality for those who live in the spots that score the highest in the Healthcare category of this year’s Annual Global Retirement Index,” says International … Continue reading The 6 Countries with the Best Healthcare in the World 2019—InternationalLiving.com

Ohio News: Mexican citizen, Brian Isael Velazquez-Mata living in Massillon indicted for attempting to illegally ship eight firearms and ammunition from Canton to Laredo, Texas

Massillon, Ohio – A Mexican citizen living in Massillon was indicted for attempting to illegally ship eight firearms and ammunition from Canton to Laredo, Texas. Brian Isael Velazquez-Mata, 24, was indicted on one count of delivery of firearms and ammunition to common carrier without written notice for transportation or shipment in interstate commerce to unlicensed person. … Continue reading Ohio News: Mexican citizen, Brian Isael Velazquez-Mata living in Massillon indicted for attempting to illegally ship eight firearms and ammunition from Canton to Laredo, Texas

WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Trump says shutdown could go for ‘years’

WASHINGTON —Jan 04, 2019—The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 9:55 p.m. President Donald Trump has declared he could keep parts of the government shut down for “months or even years” after he and Democratic leaders again failed to resolve his demand for billions of dollars for a border wall with Mexico. They … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Trump says shutdown could go for ‘years’

WASHINGTON | Tops on House Dems to-do list: Try to end shutdown

WASHINGTON—Jan 02, 2019 —House Democrats are sweeping into power this week on a campaign promise of improving government for ordinary Americans. But first, they’ll have to get government re-opened from the partial shutdown. As the Congress gavels in for the 116th session the early votes will be the usual ones — establishing the House rules and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Tops on House Dems to-do list: Try to end shutdown

WASHINGTON | Presidential tweets blame for shutdown, no talk of solutions

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was firing Twitter barbs at Democrats this weekend as talks to end a weeklong partial government shutdown remained at a stalemate. Trump was cooped up in the White House after canceling a vacation to his private Florida club. As the disruption in federal services and public employees’ pay appeared set … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Presidential tweets blame for shutdown, no talk of solutions

YUMA, Ariz | The Latest: Mother says boy was not sick on trek to US

YUMA, Ariz. — The Latest on two Guatemalan children who died while in U.S. government custody (all times local): 6:50 p.m. The mother of a boy who died while in U.S. custody says her son was healthy when he left Guatemala with his father on their journey hoping to migrate to the United States. The … Continue reading YUMA, Ariz | The Latest: Mother says boy was not sick on trek to US

YUMA, Ariz | The Latest: Trump blaming Democrats for border deaths

YUMA, Ariz.  — The Latest on two Guatemalan children who died while in U.S. government custody (all times local): 6:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is seeking to deflect blame for the deaths of two Guatemalan children in U.S. custody by claiming they were “very sick” when they arrived, even though immigration authorities have said both … Continue reading YUMA, Ariz | The Latest: Trump blaming Democrats for border deaths

WASHINGTON | Dems, Trump trade blame as shutdown slogs into 2nd weekend

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Democrats are trading blame for the partial government shutdown but doing little substantive talking with each other as the disruption in federal services and public employees’ pay slogs into another weekend. Trump upped the brinkmanship by threatening anew to close the border with Mexico to press Congress to cave … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Dems, Trump trade blame as shutdown slogs into 2nd weekend

WASHINGTON | Chances look slim for ending government shutdown soon

WASHINGTON— Chances look slim for ending the partial government shutdown any time soon. Lawmakers are away from Washington for the holidays and have been told they will get 24 hours’ notice before having to return for a vote. And although the Senate is slated to come into session Thursday afternoon, few senators were expected to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Chances look slim for ending government shutdown soon

HOUSTON  | The Latest: CBP to do health check on all minors after death

HOUSTON  — The Latest on the death of an 8-year-old boy from Guatemala who U.S. officials say has died in government custody (all times local): 11 p.m. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it is conducting new medical checks on every child in its custody after the second reported death of a minor this month. … Continue reading HOUSTON  | The Latest: CBP to do health check on all minors after death

WASHINGTON | “Trump: ‘Nothing new’ on shutdown, ‘need border security’”

WASHINGTON— Both sides in the fight over President Donald Trump‘s border wall with Mexico have given a little on the money. What they can’t seem to agree on is what is should be spent on. And until Trump, who wants a wall, and Democrats, who oppose it, can come to an agreement, portions of the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | “Trump: ‘Nothing new’ on shutdown, ‘need border security’”

TIJUANA, Mexico | New asylum policy could invite more illegal border crossings

TIJUANA, Mexico — The Trump administration’s decision to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their cases wind through clogged U.S. courts was made with crucial details still unknown — a move that creates uncertainty along the border and possibly an incentive for people to cross illegally before the change take effect. The change amounts … Continue reading TIJUANA, Mexico | New asylum policy could invite more illegal border crossings

United States | United States Action To Confront Illegal Immigration

United States – Today the United States Government announced historic action to confront the illegal immigration crisis facing the United States. We notified the Government of Mexico that the United States is invoking Section 235(b)(2)(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. We will begin implementation immediately. Individuals arriving in the United States from Mexico—illegally or … Continue reading United States | United States Action To Confront Illegal Immigration

TIJUANA, Mexico | Border impasse ends as US lets 6 Hondurans apply for asylum

TIJUANA, Mexico— The asylum claims of six Hondurans were accepted for processing Tuesday, ending a 17-hour standoff involving U.S. authorities, the migrants and two U.S. lawmakers supporting them on a tiny piece of American soil at the country’s border with Mexico. The Hondurans had camped out in an area of San Diego’s Otay Mesa border … Continue reading TIJUANA, Mexico | Border impasse ends as US lets 6 Hondurans apply for asylum