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  • Associated Press Jun 25, 2019

    ‘Her Bark Always Gave Hope’: Mexican Rescue Dog Frida Retires

    After participating in 53 rescue operations, saving a dozen lives and finding 41 bodies in disaster zones, Frida, the beloved yellow Labrador retriever from Mexico’s Navy unit, retires. The Mexican navy celebrated the contributions of their canine fellow honoring her in a ceremony on Monday. “Her bark always gave hope, and in moments of pain and uncertainty she brought relief,”...

  • Associated Press Jun 25, 2019

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    After participating in 53 rescue operations, saving a dozen lives and finding 41 bodies in disaster zones, Frida, the beloved yellow Labrador retriever from Mexico’s Navy unit, retires. The Mexican navy celebrated the contributions of their canine fellow honoring her in a ceremony on Monday. “Her bark always gave hope, and in moments of pain and uncertainty she brought relief,”...

  • Haiti Feb 14

    13 Haitian Children Killed in Orphanage Fire, Health Workers Say

    A fire swept through a Haitian children’s home run by a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit group, killing 13 children, health care workers said Friday. Rose-Marie Louis, a child-care worker at the home, told The Associated Press that she saw 13 children’s bodies being carried out of the Orphanage of the Church of Bible Understanding in the Kenscoff area outside Port-au-Prince, the Haitian…

  • Haiti Feb 14

    With Government Paralyzed, Rising Crime Terrifies Haitians

    Thousands of young Haitians spent 2019 on the streets, demanding President Jovenel Moise resign over his government’s failure to prosecute years of unbridled corruption that siphoned billions in international aid into bank accounts overseas.

  • California Oct 30, 2019

    Guy Fieri Among Celebrity Chefs Teaming Up to Feed Kincade Fire Evacuees, First Responders

    As firefighters in Northern California’s wine country race to contain the devastating Kincade Fire that has ripped through more than 76,000 acres and destroyed 86 homes, a group of well-known Bay Area chefs have come together to feed the thousands of displaced evacuees and first responders.

  • PRESIDENT Nov 20, 2019

    Haiti Mourns 5 Killed During Ongoing Protests

    Wails filled a church in Haiti’s capital on Tuesday during funeral services for five people killed in anti-government protests that began more than two months ago. Among those killed was 15-year-old Jasmine Pierre, whose father told The Associated Press that she was hit inside their home by a stray bullet when police began firing at protesters.

  • officer Nov 8, 2019

    Canada Case Poses Question: Is US Immigration System Safe?

    In the looming darkness, the Nigerian family of four, including two children carrying stuffed animals and a violin case, climbed out of a taxi at the end of a dead-end road in upstate New York as Canadian law enforcement officers watched a short distance away, across a ditch that marks the international boundary. “This is an illegal point of entry,...

  • Department of State Nov 7, 2019

    Memos: US Ambassadors Urged Trump Admin to Keep Temporary Protected Status for Haitian, Central American Immigrants

    U.S. ambassadors from El Salvador, Honduras and Haiti sent urgent cables to the White House in the early days of the Trump administration, pleading with them to abandon plans to send hundreds of thousands of migrants back to their home countries. The cables, made public Thursday, expose the divide between career diplomats and a new administration eager to push through...

  • PRESIDENT Nov 2, 2019

    US Extends Protection for 6 Nations’ Migrants for a Year

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced Friday it is extending temporary protected status coverage for migrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua and Sudan through Jan. 4, 2021. The status, which has been granted because of disasters or conflicts in those countries, had been set to expire in January 2020, or in Nepal’s case, March. Trump administration has...

  • director Oct 24, 2019

    What’s Behind Fiery Latin American Protests?

    Chile is one of the richest countries in the region. Haiti is the poorest. Ecuador has a centrist government. Bolivia’s is socialist. Yet, from Port-au-Prince to Santiago, furious demonstrators were marching this week to demand fundamental change, part of a wave of often-violent protests that has set tires, government offices, trains and metro stations ablaze across Latin America and the...

  • Donald Trump Oct 13, 2019

    Hundreds of Migrants Corralled at Detention Center in Mexico

    Hundreds of migrants from Africa, the Caribbean and Central America found themselves corralled in a migrant detention facility in southern Mexico on Sunday after a futile attempt to head north as part of a caravan aiming to reach the United States. The group set out before sunrise Saturday from the town of Tapachula, where many had been marooned for months...

  • food Oct 6, 2019

    Protests Choke Communities in Haiti as Aid, Supplies Dwindle

    Gabriel Duvalesse squatted slightly as he prepared to push 50 gallons (190 liters) of cooking oil in an old wheelbarrow to an outdoors market an hour away so he could earn $1. It was his first job in seven days as deadly protests paralyze Haiti’s economy and shutter businesses and schools. Opposition leaders and thousands of supporters are demanding the...

  • attorney Oct 5, 2019

    Haiti Braces for More Upheaval After Big Protest

    Haitians braced for more upheaval on Saturday as opposition leaders, emboldened by a massive protest demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse, pledged to remain on the streets. Friday marked one of the largest demonstrations since the protests began weeks ago as opposition supporters say they are tired of corruption, ballooning inflation and a shortage of basic goods. They also...

  • Haiti Sep 30, 2019

    New Protests Hit Haiti Amid Demands That President Resign

    Thousands of demonstrators set fires Monday and chanted calls for Haiti’s president to resign as the opposition to Jovenel Moïse tried to increase pressure for him to leave office. Protesters said several people were hit by gunfire, including a local journalist. Schools, businesses and government offices were closed as protesters gathered chanting, “Down with Jovenel!” “We can’t continue to live...

  • Congress Sep 29, 2019

    Explained: Abortion Rights in Mexico and Latin America

    Mexican women on Saturday marched for abortion rights, highlighting increased efforts across Latin America to lift some of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws. Efforts to legalize abortion have emerged in the region as some societies become more liberal and the Roman Catholic Church loses sway amid clerical sex abuse cases. Mexico City, along with Cuba and Uruguay, are the...

  • food Sep 16, 2019

    Five Things To Know About Hispanic Heritage Month

    Hispanic Heritage Month has been a big celebration in the U.S. for more than 40 years. Hispanics across the country celebrate this month with pride and joy, while commemorating the importance of diversity. Here are five things you should know, related to the Hispanic Heritage Month.

  • food Sep 16, 2019

    As Shock From Hurricane Dorian Wears Off, Mental Health Concerns Grow in Bahamas

    Stories of survival are trickling out across northern Bahamas as the initial shock wears off from Hurricane Dorian, one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes in history.

  • Donald Trump Aug 4, 2019

    Trump Speaks Briefly on Shootings After Tweets, Hours Out of Sight

    As the nation reeled from two mass shootings in less than a day, President Donald Trump spent the first hours after the tragedies out of sight at his New Jersey golf course, sending out tweets of support awkwardly mixed in with those promoting a celebrity fight and attacking his political foes. Americans did not glimpse the president in the immediate...

  • Mexico Jul 27, 2019

    Catholic Charities Tested by Abuse Scandals, Border Crisis

    For U.S. charities affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church, the past year has tested the resilience of their fundraisers and the loyalty of their donors in unprecedented fashion. Even as many donors reacted in dismay to the church’s extensive sex-abuse scandals, the charities faced new challenges trying to address the immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. For the agencies with...

  • Associated Press Jul 16, 2019

    Trump’s New Asylum Rules Go Into Effect, and Opponents Sue

    Hundreds of immigrants showed up at border crossings Tuesday in hopes of getting into the U.S. but faced the likelihood of being turned away under a new Trump administration asylum rule that upends long-standing protections for people fleeing violence and oppression in their homelands. The policy went into effect Tuesday but drew two swift lawsuits from immigrant advocacy groups in...

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