Update: 1st migrants arrive in Huixtla after 8-hour walk

America 10/22/18, 22:20

The latest on the caravan of Central Americans trying to reach the United States (all times local):6:30 p.m.The first waves of Central Americans in a huge migrant caravan have begun arriving in the southern Mexico town of Huixtla after an exhausting eight-hour walk.The first to arrive are quickly staking out ...

‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Willa aims for Mexico

America 10/22/18, 02:58

Hurricane Willa grew into a potentially catastrophic Category 5 storm and swept toward Mexico’s Pacific coast with winds of 160 mph (260 kph) Monday, threatening a stretch of high-rise resort hotels, surfing beaches and fishing villages. The hurricane was expected to pass over or near the Islas Marias — a set ...

Growing caravan of migrants pushes deeper into Mexico

America 10/22/18, 00:09

Thousands of Honduran migrants hoping to reach the U.S. stretched out on rain-soaked sidewalks, benches and public plazas in the southern Mexico city of Tapachula, worn down by another day's march under a blazing sun.Keeping together for strength and safety in numbers, some huddled under a metal roof in the ...

Photos: Migrant caravan reaches to 5,000, ready to advance toward US

America 10/21/18, 19:35

Migrant caravan numbers swelled to about 5,000 overnight and at first light they set out walking toward the Mexican town of Tapachula, 10 abreast in a line stretching approximately a mile (1.5 kilometers). Several hundred more already had applied for refugee status in Mexico and an estimated 1,500 were still on ...

Migrant caravan swells to 5,000, stretching a mile to advance toward US

America 10/21/18, 17:49

A growing throng of Central American migrants resumed their advance toward the U.S. border in southern Mexico on Sunday, overwhelming Mexican government attempts to stop them at the border. Their numbers swelled to about 5,000 overnight and at first light they set out walking toward the Mexican town of Tapachula, 10 ...

Update: Growing migrant caravan renews march to US

America 10/21/18, 08:52

The Latest on the caravan of Central American migrants hoping to reach the United States (all times local):7:40 a.m.A migrant caravan whose numbers swelled overnight to an estimated 5,000 people at the Mexico-Guatemala border has resumed its march toward the U.S. frontier.The migrants had grown frustrated with Mexico's attempts to ...

Migrant caravan re-forms in Mexico, members vow to reach US

America 10/21/18, 00:09

Despite Mexican efforts to stop them at the border, about 2,000 Central American migrants swam or rafted across a river separating that country from Guatemala, re-formed their mass caravan in Mexico and vowed to resume their journey toward the United States.A Central American migrant walks off the shore on the ...

Update: Many in caravan inclined to take Mexico asylum

America 10/20/18, 14:58

The Latest on a caravan of Central American migrants hoping to reach the United States (all times local):11:50 a.m.Many Central Americans in a mass caravan at the Mexican border with Guatemala appear inclined to apply for any kind of refugee status in Mexico, even though most initially intended to make ...

‘We are hungry!” Migrants wail at Mexico-Guatemala border

America 10/20/18, 00:11

A standoff between thousands of Central American migrants trying to reach the United States and Mexican police stretched through the night with some migrants hanging from the closed border gate wailing "there are children here" while others slept on the crowded bridge linking Guatemala to Mexico.Members of the caravan of ...

Uruguay passes law granting rights to trans people

America 10/19/18, 15:39

Uruguay's Congress has approved a law that guarantees rights to the South American country's transgender community.Activists celebrate outside the Legislative Palace the approval of the Integral law for Trans People that was voted by Uruguayan legislators in Montevideo, Uruguay, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)Legislators vote for the Integral ...

Migrants, police mass in town on Guatemala-Mexico border

America 10/19/18, 00:09

Members of a 3,000-strong migrant caravan have massed in this Guatemalan border town across the muddy Suchiate River from Mexico, as U.S. President Donald Trump threatens retaliation if they continue toward the United States.Paramedics attend Honduran migrant Jose Alainez, 49, who suffered an epileptic seizure while walking north with other ...