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Mexico, Cuba prepare for ‘extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Delta

The governments of Mexico and Cuba said they were making preparations for the arrival of Hurricane Delta, which was categorized as an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm by the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC).

At least five dead after Tropical Storm Gamma lashes Mexico’s Gulf Coast

 Tropical Storm Gamma dumped heavy rain and brought flooding to several regions of Mexico's Gulf Coast on Saturday and Sunday (October 3 and 4), leaving behind a trail of destruction that has killed at least five people,...

Mexico confirms 2 cases of Coronavirus

MEXICO CITY - Mexico's assistant health secretary has confirmed two cases of the new coronavirus.  Hugo Lopez-Gatell says that one patient in Mexico City and another in Sinaloa have both contracted the virus, but...

Texas frontier courts open up for migrants south of the border

The tent courts are located in Laredo and Brownsville, Texas. Officials say they will help clear a backlog of asylum seekers. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) estimate that some 42,000 migrants had been sent to wait in Mexico through...

‘No to the shelter’ -Mexico border residents protest planned migrant facility

Several protesters cited security concerns as their reason for opposing the shelter - which reports state will house some 3,000 migrants - as they waited to sign a petition that will be delivered to the legislature of the state...

Asylum seekers detained in Texas after crossing the border from Mexico

The group was a small fraction of the more than 400 migrants believed to have crossed over into the area on Wednesday. U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is actively seeking to reduce the number of asylum cases, saying the system...

Mexico breaks record for its largest tasty ‘torta’ sandwich

Different from the traditional sandwich, the torta is bigger in size and can include a variety of products. Thousands of pieces of bread, lettuce, onion and tomato were mixed with myriad ingredients, including hundreds of litres of mayonnaise, mustard...

“They throw us in the streets” – migrants face hardened policies on both sides of U.S.-Mexico border

U.S. President Donald Trump has made slashing illegal migration numbers a hallmark of his presidency and 2020 re-election bid. Mexico struck a deal on June 7 with the United States to avert threatened tariffs by making progress in reducing the...

Mexico says no to safe third-country asylum discussion with U.S.

Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said that in weekend talks, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not address an earlier deal that the two countries look at making asylum seekers apply for refuge in Mexico if migration flows were...

Sketches released from Chapo sentencing

They showed Guzman waving goodbye to his wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, during a day in which he listened to teary statements offered by witnesses. Federal Judge, Brian Cogan, ordered Guzman to forfeit $12.6 billion in a hearing in federal court...
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Trump says “I’m the least racist person in this room”; Biden says he’s “the most racist”

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday (October 22) defended his handling of race issues which have dominated...
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Biden arrives in Nashville ahead of final presidential debate

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his wife Dr. Jill Biden arrived in Nashville Thursday (October 22) ahead of his final debate...

Goldman Sachs to pay nearly $3 bln to settle charges over 1MDB scandal role

Goldman Sachs on Thursday (Oct. 22) agreed to pay nearly $3 billion to settle a probe into its role in Malaysia's 1MDB...

Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Invites Houstonians to the Music Friendly Community Workshop

HOUSTON, TX - The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (MOCA) and the Texas Music Office are co-hosting the live virtual Music...

Man shot and killed at SE gas station

HOUSTON, TX – An investigation is pending after a man is found with several gunshot wounds at a gas station Wednesday night.