Mexican avocado growers expect US consumers to bear tariffs

URUAPAN, Mexico (AP) — The baby avocados in Enrique Bautista's vast orchard in western Mexico will grow to maturity, eventually, and be shipped out of Mexico. What remains to be seen...

El Salvador's president sworn in, ending 2-party dominance

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Youthful businessman Nayib Bukele has assumed the presidency of El Salvador, ending more than a quarter century of two-party dominance in the crime-plagued Central Ame...

As Trump threatens tariffs, migrant families keep coming

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — On Wednesday, Border Patrol agents near downtown El Paso encountered a group of 1,036 migrants who had entered the country illegally — the biggest cluster the agency has ever see...

A look at what Mexico has done to limit the tide of migrants

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's imposing tariffs on all goods from Mexico until the country stops the flow of undocumented migrants from Central America who cross its territory and...

Trump promise of new Mexican tariffs brings protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a surprise announcement that could derail a major trade deal, President Donald Trump has announced that he is placing a 5% tariff on all Mexican imports, effective June 10, to pre...

O'Rourke's immigration plan calls for pathway to citizenship

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Wednesday unveiled a sweeping immigration plan to seek a pathway to U.S. citizenship for 11 million people in the country illegally...

Border Patrol to hire staff to help with migrant processing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol is working on hiring additional staff to manage the processing of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. Officials said Tuesday the aim is to ta...

Taiwan reconsiders US$100 million in funds to Nicaragua: local media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In February, the governments of Taiwan and its Central American ally, Nicaragua, agreed to a US$100 million loan from Taipei to the faltering government of Daniel Ortega, ...

Mexico asks US to hasten $5.8 billion aid to Central America

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mexico would like United States to speed up projects announced in December for Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador involving $5.8 billion in investment. Mexican for...

Mexico asks US to invest in Central America

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mexico is proposing that the United States finance seven projects designed to boost the economies of three Central American nations whose poverty and violence now pushes desperate mi...

Mexico calls for regional development to address immigration

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says U.S. support for economic development in Mexico and Central America is the best option for stemming the flow of immigrants. ...

Administration projecting higher cost for migrants' care

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has told lawmakers that it probably will cost more to care for migrants crossing into the United States from Mexico than the $2.9 billion in emergency money ...

Without Venezuela's oil, Haiti struggles to keep lights on

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — When her daughter was 4 years old, Jennifer Jean started a small catering business in Bourdon, a lower middle-class district of the Haitian capital. Star...

Florida prepares for influx of immigrants from Mexico border

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Officials in South Florida say they are frantically preparing for an influx of immigrants being sent by the federal government as the number camped along the U.S. Mexico b...

5.7 magnitude earthquake shakes Central America

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A strong 5.7 magnitude earthquake has shaken Nicaragua and El Salvador, where buildings swayed and were evacuated in the capital. The U.S. Geological...