Central Americans pursue US dream despite Mexico crackdown

SAN MARCOS, Guatemala (AP) — A near-death experience in the Arizona desert a year ago won't deter Francisco Pérez from another attempt to migrate to the U.S., nor will an increased police presence in ...

Guatemalan court rejects candidacy of ex-prosecutor Aldana

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — An official with Guatemala's Constitutional Court says justices have rejected the presidential candidacy of former top prosecutor Thelma Aldana. The official ag...

In Mexico, migrants turn to 'The Beast' after highway raids

IXTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — The train known as "The Beast" is once again rumbling through the night loaded with people headed toward the U.S. border after a raid on a migrant caravan threatened to end the ...

Frustration grows among migrants in Mexico as support fades

MAPASTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — Madison Mendoza, her feet aching and her face burned by the sun, wept as she said she had nothing to feed her 2-year-old son who she'd brought with her on the long trek towar...

Friends: Englishwoman's death in Guatemala seems accidental

SAN JUAN LA LAGUNA, Guatemala (AP) — Friends who were with an Englishwoman found dead near a Guatemalan highland lake in her final days recall her as a spiritual person who spread joy to others, and s...

Guatemala village mourns 2nd child to die in US custody

YALAMBOJOCH, Guatemala (AP) — White flowers and flickering candles sat atop a low table inside the simple wooden home in remote, rural Guatemala. Nearby was a small pair of rubber boots, sized to fit ...

Father of dead Guatemalan boy heard rumors they could cross

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The father of an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who died in U.S. custody took his son to the border after hearing rumors that parents and their children would be allowed to migrate to...

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...

Tired and angry, migrant caravan splinters in Mexican state

ISLA, Mexico (AP) — A 4,000-strong caravan of Central American migrants traveling through Mexico split up into several groups with one spending the night in a town in the coastal state of Veracruz and...

Migrants' brief hopes of buses to Mexico's capital dashed

SAYULA, Mexico (AP) — Thousands of Central American migrants traveling in a caravan through southern Mexico had their brief hopes of reaching the country's capital on Saturday dashed after the governo...

'We are not killers:' Migrants in caravan respond to Trump

DONAJI, Mexico (AP) — As President Donald Trump ramped up his anti-migrant rhetoric ahead of Tuesday's midterm elections, exhausted Central Americans walking across Mexico in hopes of reaching the Uni...

Caravan artist tattoos loved ones' names for fellow migrants

JUCHITAN, Mexico (AP) — As he traveled with several thousand other migrants through southern Mexico this week with dreams of making it to the U.S. border, Gerson Rivas didn't want the memory of the mo...

Migrants complain of smells, snakes in southern Mexico town

MATIAS ROMERO, Mexico (AP) — Migrants from Central America complained of foul smells, snakes and dim lighting in the lot where organizers recommended they camp overnight in southern Mexico, and some o...

Migrant caravan must walk as Mexico ignores demand for buses

JUCHITAN, Mexico (AP) — Tired Central American migrants rested in this southern Mexico town while their representatives tried to negotiate bus transportation hundreds of miles ahead, but then came the...

Guatemala arrests former interior minister

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan prosecutors working with a U.N. anti-corruption commission have arrested former Interior Minister Carlos Vielmann and several members of his 2004-2008 administration. ...