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After U.S. court ruling, Honduran newlyweds among migrants clinging to asylum dream

15 Sep 2019

MATAMOROS, Mexico Led by a dream of marrying on U.S. soil, a young Honduran couple traveled thousands of miles from their home in the port city of La Ceiba, narrowly escaping a kidnapping in Mexico before seeking asylum across the border in Texas.

Victims of 'La Bestia,' Mexico's notorious migrant train, learn to walk again

23 Aug 2019

CELAYA, Mexico Twelve hours after he scrambled atop a boxcar on a freight train that hurtled through Mexico towards the U.S. border, Roni Osorio could no longer fight sleep. The train lurched, and with nothing to grip onto, he rolled, fell and was sucked under its churning wheels. | Video

REFILE-Victims of 'La Bestia,' Mexico's notorious migrant train, learn to walk again

22 Aug 2019

CELAYA, Mexico, Aug 22 Twelve hours after he scrambled atop a boxcar on a freight train that hurtled through Mexico towards the U.S. border, Roni Osorio could no longer fight sleep. The train lurched, and with nothing to grip onto, he rolled, fell, and was sucked under its churning wheels.

Migrants describe overcrowded Mexican detention centers as Trump ratchets up pressure

24 Jun 2019

TAPACHULA, Mexico Mexico's immigration centers are becoming increasingly squalid and overcrowded as authorities step up the detention of migrants headed for the United States, with inmates languishing for weeks amid medical neglect, according to detainees, lawyers and rights groups. | Video

Two prominent migrant rights defenders freed in Mexico

14 Jun 2019

MEXICO CITY A Mexican judge has freed two migrant rights activists who organised caravans, said a member of their legal team and a rights group on Wednesday, a week after their arrest which their supporters said was meant to appease the Trump administration.

Rights group says Mexico puts activists on trial to win over Trump

11 Jun 2019

TAPACHULA, Mexico Mexico will try two veteran organizers of migrant caravans on Tuesday in a move that rights activists said was aimed at appeasing the Trump administration after an agreement last week that averted new U.S. tariffs on its southern neighbour.

Rights group says Mexico puts activists on trial to win over Trump

11 Jun 2019

TAPACHULA, Mexico Mexico will try two veteran organizers of migrant caravans on Tuesday in a move that rights activists said was aimed at appeasing the Trump administration after an agreement last week that averted new U.S. tariffs on its southern neighbor.

It's business as usual at Mexico's southern border despite Trump deal

09 Jun 2019

TAPACHULA, Mexico On Saturday, at the busiest crossing point along Mexico's porous southern border with Guatemala, evidence of Mexico's promised crackdown on waves of new arrivals trying to reach the United States was nowhere to be seen.

Mexico meets migrants at southern border with armed forces

06 Jun 2019

MEXICO CITY Mexican soldiers, armed police and migration officials blocked hundreds of migrants after they crossed the border from Guatemala in a caravan into southern Mexico on Wednesday, and detained dozens of them, a witness from a migrant aid group and an official said. | Video

Mexico's refugee agency turns to U.N. amid asylum surge, funding cuts

23 May 2019

MEXICO CITY Buckling under surging asylum applications and the lowest budget in years, Mexico's tiny refugee agency has turned to the United Nations for help opening three new offices across the country starting next month, its director said on Tuesday.

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