Pope to meet with young inmates, AIDS patients in Panama

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is confirming Pope Francis will travel to Panama in January for the Catholic Church's big youth rally, and says he'll also spend time there with juvenile delinquents an...

Tijuana arrests 34 Central America migrants on minor charges

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Officials in the Mexican border city of Tijuana said they have arrested 34 members of the caravan of Central American migrants for minor offenses and turned them over for deport...

Treasure hunter flip flops on returning missing gold coins

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A treasure hunter has taken back a pledge to turn over 500 missing coins minted from gold found in a shipwreck off the South Carolina coast. The Columbus Dispat...

Nicaragua to request military exchanges with Taiwan, US in 2019: reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The National Assembly of the Central American nation of Nicaragua this week passed a measure that requests and invites the militaries of several foreign nations, including...

Ibero-American leaders meet amid economic, political woes

ANTIGUA, Guatemala (AP) — More than a dozen presidents and a king are meeting in Guatemala for a summit of Ibero-American nations at a time of economic and political instability for a number of countr...

8 allies write letters to Interpol in support of Taiwan: MOFA

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Eight of Taiwan's allies have voiced support for Taiwan's participation in the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) sai...

ICE head denounces political vitriol, apologizes for tweet

WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement told senators Thursday that employees' morale has suffered because of the bitter political climate, and he apologized for ...

In Mexico caravan, LGBTQ migrants stick together for safety

MATIAS ROMERO, Mexico (AP) — Dozens of transgender women and gay men in the caravan moving through Mexico with hopes of seeking asylum in the United States have banded together for protection — not fr...

Bulk of migrant caravan prepares to depart Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Almost 4,000 Central American migrants prepared to depart a stadium in southern Mexico City early Saturday for the longest and most dangerous leg of a trek to the U.S. border that h...

Questions and answers about Trump's new immigration ban

SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Donald Trump ordered Friday that anyone who enters the U.S. illegally from Mexico by going around official border crossings is ineligible for asylum. His e...

Migrants in caravan shrug over US vote, eye change at home

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The migrants in a caravan used by President Donald Trump as a campaign issue were almost universally unaware of the results of the U.S. midterm elections. The Cent...

Taiwan has no plans to purchase Nicaraguan bonds: Foreign Ministry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s foreign ministry (MOFA) denied Tuesday that the government has plans to purchase bonds issued by the Nicaraguan government, calling a related news report di...

Swollen and blistered feet are big challenge for migrants

CORDOBA, Mexico (AP) — Tired, swollen and blistered feet are among the biggest challenges for the thousands of Central American migrants making their way through southern Mexico in hopes of starting n...

Migrants camped at border worry caravans will shut them out

MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Waiting on the southern end of a bridge that leads to the United States, Humberto Alvarez Gonzalez warily follows the progress of the caravan winding through Mexico with the g...

Central American trade delegation visits I-Mei factory in Taoyuan, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A delegation representing agricultural and export organizations hailing from three Central American nations, Belize, Guatemala, and Nicaragua, made a visit to th...