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Terror of gang violence drives migrant caravans northward

21 Nov 2018

PUERTO CORTES PRISON, Honduras/MEXICO CITY Former Honduran policeman Ivan says he moved homes so many times to escape the street gangs that terrorise his Central American country that he lost count. Fearful his sons would have to join the gangs or be killed, he eventually joined thousands of Hondurans fleeing to the United States.

Caravan migrants rest in Mexico City, some deterred by U.S. hostility

06 Nov 2018

MEXICO CITY Thousands of mostly Honduran migrants travelling through Mexico gathered in the capital on Tuesday after a 1,000 mile (1,600 km) journey, with a handful saying President Donald Trump's hostility had deterred them from continuing to the United States.

Mexican town hit by quake welcomes migrants, quietly defying Trump

31 Oct 2018

NILTEPEC, Mexico An impoverished Mexican town nearly flattened by a 2017 earthquake welcomed thousands of tired and hungry Central Americans in a U.S.-bound caravan this week in quiet defiance of U.S. President Donald Trump's condemnation of the group.

Central American caravan moves on in spite of Mexico jobs offer

29 Oct 2018

ARRIAGA, Mexico A U.S.-bound caravan of Central American migrants pressed on through southern Mexico on Saturday, in spite of government offers of jobs, as authorities stepped up efforts to disperse the convoy that has angered U.S. President Donald Trump. | Video

Kindness of strangers - A day in the life of the migrant caravan in Mexico

29 Oct 2018

PIJIJIAPAN, Mexico Just past 4 a.m., under a star-streaked sky, the Central American migrants shouldered their bags and picked over broken sidewalks, - first as a trickle, then as a flood - to the edge of the Mexican town.

U.S.-bound migrants enter Guatemala, others clash at border

29 Oct 2018

SONSONATE, El Salvador/TAPANATEPEC, Mexico A new group of migrants bound for the United States set off from El Salvador and crossed into Guatemala on Sunday, following thousands of other Central Americans fleeing poverty and violence who have taken similar journeys in recent weeks.

Mexico offers plan to keep U.S.-bound migrants in Mexico

26 Oct 2018

PIJIJIAPAN, Mexico Mexico on Friday offered temporary identification papers and jobs to migrants who register for asylum in the country, stepping up efforts to halt the advance of a U.S.-bound Central American caravan that has angered Washington.

Trump may send U.S. troops to Mexico border, but migrants undeterred

26 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON/PIJIJIAPAN, Mexico U.S. President Donald Trump's administration may send up to 1,000 active-duty troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, officials said on Thursday, as Trump hammered away at the issue of illegal immigration two weeks ahead of congressional elections. | Video

U.S.-bound Central American migrants on the move in Mexico

25 Oct 2018

MAPASTEPEC, Mexico/MEXICO CITY Central American migrants clustered for the night on Wednesday in a southern Mexico town after advancing on their trek toward the United States, despite Mexico's vows to hinder their progress under pressure from the Trump administration. | Video

UPDATE 2-U.S.-bound Central American migrants on the move in Mexico

25 Oct 2018

MAPASTEPEC, Mexico/MEXICO CITY, Oct 24 Central American migrants clustered for the night on Wednesday in a southern Mexico town after advancing on their trek toward the United States, despite Mexico's vows to hinder their progress under pressure from the Trump administration.

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Trump ex-lawyer Cohen sentenced to three years prison on campaign charge

Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, was sentenced to a total of three years in prison on Wednesday for his role in making illegal hush-money payments to women to help Trump's 2016 election campaign and lying to Congress about a proposed Trump Tower project in Russia.