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New caravan crosses Guatemala, first migrants enter Mexico

Jan 18, 2019 - 8:49 AM

The migrants are mostly fleeing poverty and crime in Central America's 'Northern Triangle' – El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

NEW CARAVAN. Honduran migrants heading to the United States with a second caravan travel aboard a truck in Rio Bravo, Suchitepequez 130 km south of Guatemala City, on January 17, 2019. Photo by Johan Ordonez/AFP

U.S. extends troop deployment at Mexico border

Jan 15, 2019 - 1:15 PM

The unusual deployment was supposed to end in mid-December, but the Department of Homeland Security asked that it be extended until January, a date which is now further prolonged

WATCHFUL. A soldier from the Kentucky-based 19th Engineer Battalion looks across the Rio Grande River from Laredo, Texas, into Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, where a group of people hang out on the river bank on November 17, 2018. File photo by Thomas Watkins/AFP

Pope Francis urges EU leaders to show solidarity with migrants off Malta

Jan 06, 2019 - 7:55 PM

'I address a pressing appeal to European leaders that they show some concrete solidarity with respect to these people,' Pope Francis says

JUSTICE. Pope Francis vows to never again ignore allegations of abuse. File photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Mexico demands U.S. probe on use of force against migrants

Jan 04, 2019 - 9:56 AM

Around 100 migrants are involved in the New Year's border crossing attempt

PROBE. Central American migrants run away from tear gas thrown by the US border patrol, after they tried to cross from Tijuana to San Diego in the US, as seen from Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico on January 1, 2019. File photo by Guillermo Arias/AFP

Around 100 Central Americans try to enter U.S. on New Year's Eve

Jan 01, 2019 - 7:29 PM

As night falls and people on both sides of the frontier prepare to celebrate New Year's Eve, the migrants try to cross over but at least two smoke bombs are hurled and they ultimately hold back

MIGRANTS. Central American migrants hoping to reach the United States in hopes of a better life, watch a movie on their cellphone during New Year's Eve at a temporary shelter in downtown Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, on December 31, 2018. Photo by Guillermo Arias/AFP

U.S. to take 'extraordinary' measures in face of migrant surge

Dec 27, 2018 - 12:13 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen asks experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate 'the uptick in sick children crossing our borders' as the count soars to almost 25,000

MIGRANTS. Central American migrant children travelling to the United States, play at a temporary shelter in downtown Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico on December 26, 2018. Photo by Guillermo Arias/AFP

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Dec 26, 2018 - 1:50 PM

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Body of Guatemalan migrant girl who died in U.S. custody returns home

Dec 24, 2018 - 7:11 PM

The death of 7-year-old Jakelin Caal while in United States custody reignites a debate on immigration policy and the treatment of migrants

Libya migrant rescue ship seeks Christmas port

Dec 23, 2018 - 8:09 PM

'There is no country willing so far to offer the people safe port,' Sea Watch says

Rescued migrants face Christmas at sea after Italy closes ports

Dec 22, 2018 - 8:33 PM

This area of the Mediterranean has been the most deadly for migrants attempting the crossing to Europe

Migration crisis hits Americas, reaches U.S. border in 2018

Dec 15, 2018 - 9:47 PM

Latin Americans have long migrated to the United States – half a million Central Americans cross Mexico each year to chase their American dreams – but they used to do it in secret

CARAVAN. Central American migrants – mostly Hondurans – moving towards the United States in hopes of a better life, walk in the Mexican border city of Mexicali, Baja California state on their way to Tijuana, Mexico, on November 20, 2018. Photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

Top U.S., Mexico diplomats meet in Washington amid migrant crisis

Dec 03, 2018 - 3:16 PM

The United States and Mexico are grappling with how to handle the thousands of Central American migrants who are camped at the common border -- in the short and long terms

MIGRATION. Central American migrants –mostly from Honduras – wanting to reach the United States in hope of a better life, remain at a shelter in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico on November 24, 2018. Photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP)

The week in photos: November 24-30, 2018

Dec 01, 2018 - 12:34 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

WOMEN VS WOMEN. A Turkish female riot police officer reacts during clashes with women's rights activists as they try to march to Taksim Square to protest against gender violence in Istanbul on November 25, 2018, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP

Mexico deports scores of Central American migrants

Nov 26, 2018 - 11:09 PM

(UPDATED) US Border Patrol agents say 'numerous' migrants – mainly men – have made it across and 42 of them have been arrested

OVER THE WALL. A group of Central American migrants – mostly Hondurans – climb the border fence between Mexico and the United States, near El Chaparral border crossing, in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, on November 25, 2018. Photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

Mexico will hold U.S.-bound refugees while claims processed – Trump

Nov 25, 2018 - 8:53 AM

(UPDATED) Migrants seeking asylum in the United States via its southern border will need to wait in Mexico while their claims are processed

BETTER LIFE. Migrants from poor Central American countries moving towards the United States in hopes of a better life, walk along the road between Zapopan and Tequila in the Mexican state of Jalisco, on their trek north, on November 13, 2018. Photo by Ulises Ruiz/AFP

The week in photos: November 17-23, 2018

Nov 24, 2018 - 7:00 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

RAINY DEPARTURE. China's President Xi Jinping carries an umbrella while walking up a set of stairs to his plane as he departs from Manila at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on November 21, 2018. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Migrants defy Trump at Mexico border as U.S. forces flex muscle

Nov 23, 2018 - 3:39 PM

The increased tension over the presence of a thousands-strong migrant caravan comes as Donald Trump marks Thanksgiving Day by threatening to close the border if he thinks Mexico has lost control of it

AT THE BORDER. A group of Central American migrants - mostly from Honduras - moving towards the United States, rest near el Chaparral port of entry at the US-Mexico border after a demonstration as Federal Police guards in Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico, on November 22, 2018. Photo by Guillermo Arias/AFP

U.S. troops limited to batons on Mexico border

Nov 22, 2018 - 10:15 PM

American troops on the border with Mexico can intervene to quell violence but will be armed only with batons, says Defense Minister Jim Mattis

WATCHFUL. A soldier from the Kentucky-based 19th Engineer Battalion looks across the Rio Grande River from Laredo, Texas, into Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, where a group of people hang out on the river bank on November 17, 2018. Photo by Thomas Watkins/AFP

U.N. urges more efforts to integrate migrant children in schools

Nov 20, 2018 - 7:28 PM

'Education is the key to inclusion and cohesion,' says UNESCO's chief Audrey Azoulay

INCLUSIVE. UNESCO staff Mr Folin-Calabi with children at the Al Buraq school in Gaza, October 2018. Photo by Motaz Alaaraj/UNESCO

U.S. federal judge blocks Trump asylum claim restrictions

Nov 20, 2018 - 4:40 PM

(UPDATED) US District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco issues a temporary restraining order against the Trump proclamation, thus granting a request from human rights groups that have sued shortly after the order was announced

US President Donald Trump waves upon arrival at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport in Helsinki, on July 15, 2018 on the eve of a summit in Helsinki between the US President and his Russian counterpart. / AFP PHOTO / Lehtikuva / Heikki Saukkomaa / Finland OUT

The week in photos: November 10-16, 2018

Nov 17, 2018 - 1:32 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

FASCINATING. Russia's Tiffani Zagorski (left) and Jonathan Guerreiro perform during the ice dance free dance event at the figure skating NHK Trophy in Hiroshima on November 11, 2018. (Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

White House bars CNN reporter after heated Trump exchange

Nov 08, 2018 - 9:29 AM

(UPDATED) A visibly angry Donald Trump has called reporter Jim Acosta a 'rude, terrible person,' after the CNN White House correspondent refused the president's orders to sit down and give up the microphone during a news conference

CLASH. US President Donald Trump (R) gets into a heated exchange with CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta (C) as NBC correspondent Peter Alexander (L) looks on during a post-election press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on November 7, 2018. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

The week in photos: October 27-November 2, 2018

Nov 03, 2018 - 10:26 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

MIGRANTS. A view of Honduran migrants heading in a caravan to the US resting in a basketball pitch in San Pedro Tapanatepec, Oaxaca, Mexico on October 28, 2018.  Photo by Guillermo Arias/AFP

Thousands of U.S. troops head for southern border

Oct 30, 2018 - 9:24 AM

The move represents a massive military buildup along the border, where some 2,000 National Guardsmen are already working to provide assistance to overwhelmed authorities

BORDER. US riot police officers take part in a border security drill at the US-Mexico international bridge, as seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on October 29, 2018. Photo by Herika Martinez/AFP

1,000 Honduran migrants break Guatemala police cordon

Oct 29, 2018 - 9:43 AM

Guatemala's human rights ombudsman, Jordan Rodas, calls on his country's authorities in a statement to 'protect' the rights of Hondurans during their stay in the country

MIGRATION TROUBLES. Honduran migrants taking part in a caravan heading to the US, tear down the border fence between Ciudad Tecun Uman in Guatemala and Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on October 28, 2018. Photo by Santiago Billy/AFP

Maduro calls U.S. vice president 'a madman' for linking Venezuela to caravan

Oct 25, 2018 - 6:43 PM

Nicolas Maduro, the socialist president of Venezuela, says 'imperialist paranoia' leads the US 'to accuse Maduro and Venezuela of everything that happens to them'

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during a rally in Caracas on February 7, 2018. Maduro launched Wednesday a political movement to promote his candidacy for reelection. / AFP PHOTO / FEDERICO PARRA

Family border crossings surge to 'crisis' levels – White House

Oct 24, 2018 - 3:49 PM

US Customs and Border Protection says it has apprehended 16,658 people who arrived in the country in families last month, some 900 more than August and nearly 12,000 more than September one year ago

AT THE BORDER. A U.S. Border Patrol vehicle illuminates a group of Central American asylum seekers before taking them into custody near the U.S.-Mexico border on June 12, 2018 in McAllen, Texas. File photo by John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

Trump to cut Central America aid as migrant caravan rolls on

Oct 23, 2018 - 2:00 AM

(UPDATED) The United Nations say more than 7,000 people are now heading toward the United States

A Honduran migrant taking part in a caravan heading to the US, leans against the border fence as he waits to cross the border from Ciudad Tecun Uman in Guatemala, to Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on October 22, 2018. President Donald Trump on Monday called the migrant caravan heading toward the US-Mexico border a national emergency, saying he has alerted the US border patrol and military. ORLANDO SIERRA / AFP

Mexico allows caravan women, children in, but thousands still stranded

Oct 21, 2018 - 2:34 PM

Migrants are generally fleeing poverty and insecurity in Honduras, where powerful street gangs rule their turf with brutal violence

STRANDED. Aerial view of a Honduran migrant caravan heading to the US, on the Guatemala-Mexico international border bridge in Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas state, Mexico, on October 20, 2018. Photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

Trump threatens to send U.S. military against immigrant 'onslaught'

Oct 19, 2018 - 2:00 AM

US president Donald Trump says he will order his soldiers to close the Mexican border 'to stop this onslaught'

19 killed as migrant vehicle crashes in Turkey

Oct 14, 2018 - 5:56 PM

Numbers of migrants crossing into Europe have fallen since 2015 but people are still undertaking what is a highly perilous journey

Making their blood boil: Netizens rage over Bertiz’s period excuse

Oct 01, 2018 - 10:33 PM

Men and women alike point out that having a monthly period is not a valid reason for ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz's rude behavior

OUT FOR BLOOD. Netizens express their disapproval over ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz's excuse for his behavior.

Italian minister faces probe into treatment of stranded migrants

Sep 08, 2018 - 10:33 AM

Prosecutors confirms that Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini refused to allow more than 100 rescued Diciotti migrants off a coastguard ship in August

FAR RIGHT. Italy's Interior Minister and deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini holds a press conference in Moscow on July 16, 2018. File photo by Vasily Maximov/AFP

Venezuela arrests 131 accused of economic sabotage

Aug 31, 2018 - 3:07 PM

The arrests include 'several managers of large chains' accused of 'speculating and hoarding basic products' that are subject to prices fixed by the government

ECONOMIC SABOTAGE? In this file photo, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro holds a press conference at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on August 22, 2017. File photo by Juan Barreto/AFP

Spain PM Sanchez calls for Venezuelan migrant quotas

Aug 31, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says it's a similar deal to that which Spain is proposing in the European Union in the face of mass migration from Africa in particular

PERU-BOUND. Venezuelans heading to Peru walk along the Panamerican highway in Tulcan, Ecuador, after crossing from Colombia, on August 21, 2018. File photo by Luis Robayo/AFP

Venezuela claims 'thousands' of migrants want to come home

Aug 30, 2018 - 9:41 AM

Brazil President Michel Temer has called on 'the international community to adopt diplomatic measures' to halt the 'tragic' exodus of Venezuelans that 'threatens the harmony of practically the entire continent'

Italy's far-right interior minister faces probe over stranded migrants

Aug 26, 2018 - 12:57 PM

Italy Interior Minister faces an investigation over 'illegal confinement, illegal arrest and abuse of power'

FAR RIGHT. Italy's Interior Minister and deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini holds a press conference in Moscow on July 16, 2018. File photo by Vasily Maximov/AFP

Italy allows some migrants off stranded boat amid EU row

Aug 25, 2018 - 7:59 PM

(UPDATED) Italy threatens to pull its funding for the EU as a 'compensatory measure' if the bloc refused to come forward and help with relocating the migrants

The week in photos: August 18-24, 2018

Aug 25, 2018 - 7:30 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

INNOCENCE. Young Rohingya refugees enjoy ride in a traditional wooden ferris wheel during Eid Al-Adha festival celebrations at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia district near Cox's Bazar on August 23, 2018. Photo by Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP

Venezuelans rush to Peru to beat passport deadline

Aug 24, 2018 - 3:39 PM

Peru has decided it will only allow in Venezuelan migrants in possession of a passport. But only around half of the Venezuelans heading south to escape poverty and economic crisis are carrying passports.

PERU-BOUND. Venezuelans heading to Peru walk along the Panamerican highway in Tulcan, Ecuador, after crossing from Colombia, on August 21, 2018. File photo by Luis Robayo/AFP

Migrants storm Morocco-Spain border fence, 7 police injured

Aug 22, 2018 - 10:15 PM

In the second assault on the Spanish border in a month, 7 police officers were lightly injured when migrants threw quicklime and battery acid as they tried to scale the fence. Some 115 migrants managed to enter Ceuta.

GETTING INTO CEUTA. A man reacts after forcing his way into the Spanish territory of Ceuta on August 22, 2018. Photo by Joaquin Sanchez/AFP

9 dead as migrant boat sinks off Turkey

Aug 09, 2018 - 8:28 PM

Four people were rescued by the Turkish coast guard after the boat destined for Greece and carrying mostly Iraqi migrants sank off the Turkish holiday resort town of Kusadasi

Spain rescues over 200 migrants at sea

Jul 29, 2018 - 11:06 PM

Spain's maritime rescue service saved 211 migrants from 21 different boats in the Strait of Gibraltar

Migrante demands apology from Kuwait celeb who ranted vs maids' day off

Jul 21, 2018 - 5:50 PM

'By projecting herself as a slave-owner, Sondos exhibits intoxication in her overinflated ego and false sense of superiority,' says Migrante

PUBLIC APOLOGY. Migrante International demands a public apology from Kuwaiti social media celebirty Sondos Al Qattan who ranted against Filipino workers having rest days. Photo from Sondos Al Qattan's Youtube Page

Hundreds of African migrants 'abandoned' in desert

Jul 16, 2018 - 9:29 AM

Rights groups accuse the Algerian authorities of arbitrarily arresting and deporting migrants from sub-Saharan Africa and sometimes dumping them in the desert

BLOCKED.African migrants from Niger prepare to board buses as they are repatriated to their country by Algerian authorities at a transit center for migrants in Tamanrasset in southern Algeria. Photo by Ryad Kramdi/AFP

450 migrants stranded at sea as Italy, Malta dig heels in

Jul 14, 2018 - 9:34 PM

The new standoff kicks in just hours after 67 migrants were allowed to disembark from an Italian coast guard ship in Sicily late Thursday

U.S. judge extends deadline for reuniting migrant children

Jul 10, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The decision comes after a government lawyer says around half of the 102 young children could be placed back with their parents by the previously given deadline of Tuesday, July 10

DROPPED OFF. In this file photo taken on June 17, 2018 immigrants wait to head to a nearby Catholic Charities relief center after being dropped off at a bus station shortly after release from detention through 'catch and release' immigration policy in McAllen, Texas. File photo by Loren Elliott/AFP

Libyan navy says 63 missing in new Mediterranean shipwreck

Jul 03, 2018 - 4:18 PM

'There is an alarming increase in deaths at sea off Libya Coast,' says International Organization for Migration Libya Chief of Mission Othman Belbeisi

MIGRANTS. Child migrant Khingsley Dokowada, 9, from the Central African Republic, rests on the deck of the NGO Proactiva Open Arms boat on July 2, 2018. Photo by Olmo Calvo/AFP

Merkel dodges political bullet with controversial migrant deal

Jul 03, 2018 - 1:19 PM

In high-stakes crisis talks overnight, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has put to rest for now a dangerous row with her hardline Interior Minister Horst Seehofer that has threatened the survival of her fragile coalition government

DEAL. In this file photo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks to journalists as she arrives at the CDU headquarters on November 17, 2017 in Berlin. File photo by John Macdougall/AFP

1 dead, 18 missing after migrant boat capsizes off Malaysia

Jul 02, 2018 - 8:42 PM

The boat with 44 people on board capsizes on Sunday night off the southern state of Johor as it headed for Malaysia from the Indonesian island of Batam

DEATHS AT SEA. Malaysian rescuers carry a body retrieved from the sea during a search operation on a boat carrying Indonesian immigrants capsized in Kota Tinggi, southern Malaysia on July 2, 2018. Photo by AFP