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‘Detention centres are cruel’: Migrant woman whose infant daughter died in US facility says treatment given to immigrants is ‘extremely unfair’
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‘Detention centres are cruel’: Migrant woman whose infant daughter died in US facility says treatment given to immigrants is ‘extremely unfair’

A Guatemalan woman whose infant daughter died after being held by US immigration authorities denounced the "cruelty" of the country's migrant detention centres on Wednesday.

Homeland Security report says migrant arrests at US-Mexico border fell 28% in a month due to ‘tightened controls’
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Homeland Security report says migrant arrests at US-Mexico border fell 28% in a month due to ‘tightened controls’

The number of migrants detained after entering the US across the southern border fell 28 percent in June from May as both the United States and Mexico tightened controls, the Department of Homeland Security announced on Tuesday.

Bodies of migrant father, daughter who drowned while attempting to cross US-Mexico border brought to El Salvador for burial
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Bodies of migrant father, daughter who drowned while attempting to cross US-Mexico border brought to El Salvador for burial

The young father and daughter who drowned in each other's arms last week in an attempt to swim across the Rio Grande to the United States have been returned to El Salvador for an expected burial at a private ceremony in the capital on Monday. Photographs of Valeria, lying face down in the water with her little arm wrapped around the neck of her father, Oscar Alberto Martínez, broke hearts around the world and underscored the dangers that migrants undertake in trying to reach the US. A total of 283 migrant deaths were recorded along the 2,000-mile US-Mexico border last year.

US rattled as China's construction work under Belt and Road initiative reaches Panama in Central America
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US rattled as China's construction work under Belt and Road initiative reaches Panama in Central America

China's expansion in Latin America of its Belt and Road initiative to build ports and other trade-related facilities is stirring alarm in the US.

Honduran migrants stop to rest by a river in Mexico en route their march to the United States
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Honduran migrants stop to rest by a river in Mexico en route their march to the United States

Over a thousand Honduran migrants escaping poverty and violence halted at a river in Mexico to bathe and relax before resuming their march towards the United States,

Migrants who 'invade' US have no right to due process, immigration system unfair to those who came legally: Donald Trump
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Migrants who 'invade' US have no right to due process, immigration system unfair to those who came legally: Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said migrants who "invade" the US should be deprived of legal due process, reinforcing his hardline stand despite an about-face on family separations that has seen more than 500 children reunited with relatives.

Mexico condemns 'inhuman' separation of families as US president Donald Trump defends policy on undocumented migrants
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Mexico condemns 'inhuman' separation of families as US president Donald Trump defends policy on undocumented migrants

Mexico strongly condemned US President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday for its policy of separating immigrant children and parents detained after crossing the US-Mexican border, calling it "inhuman".

US immigration policy: In video, US border agent heard mocking crying children separated from parents
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US immigration policy: In video, US border agent heard mocking crying children separated from parents

In an audio recording from a US border protection facility, children can be heard wailing as an agent jokes, “We have an orchestra here.”

Fuego volcano eruption: Central America's most active volcano erupted on 3 June, killing dozens
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Fuego volcano eruption: Central America's most active volcano erupted on 3 June, killing dozens

Fuego volcano, one of Central America's most active volcanos erupted in fiery explosions of ash and molten rock Sunday, killing 25 people and injuring many others

Sixty-nine killed, 46 injured as 'volcano of fire' erupts in Central America's Guatemala city
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Sixty-nine killed, 46 injured as 'volcano of fire' erupts in Central America's Guatemala city

One of Central America's most active volcanos erupted in fiery explosions of ash and molten rock Sunday, killing at least seven people and injuring 20 while a towering cloud of smoke blanketed nearby villages in heavy ash. An undetermined number were missing, and authorities feared the toll could rise.

Honduras political crisis: Opposition parties seek annulment of disputed presidential election
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Honduras political crisis: Opposition parties seek annulment of disputed presidential election

Honduras’ two main opposition parties on Friday presented formal requests to annul the results of the still-unresolved presidential election, deepening a political crisis that has roiled the poor, violent Central American nation

Hondurans, police clash in escalating election crisis as protest enters fifth day
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Hondurans, police clash in escalating election crisis as protest enters fifth day

Thousands of Hondurans across the country blocked roads with viral footage of confrontations with police, who attempted to disperse demonstrators with tear gas, circulating on social media

Latin America is the world's most violent region for women, says UNDP
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Latin America is the world's most violent region for women, says UNDP

Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region in the world for women, the United Nations said on Thursday.

Hurricane Nate makes landfall at US Gulf Coast as Category 1 storm; threatens torrential rain, flooding
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Hurricane Nate makes landfall at US Gulf Coast as Category 1 storm; threatens torrential rain, flooding

Hurricane Nate made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River as a Category 1 storm packing winds of 85 miles per hour on Saturday night

Hurricane Nate: 25 dead in Central America; residents along US Gulf Coast begin evacuation
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Hurricane Nate: 25 dead in Central America; residents along US Gulf Coast begin evacuation

Hurricane Nate may strengthen on Saturday, threatening to hit the US central Gulf Coast with strong winds and storm surges after it killed at least 25 people in Central America.

Tropical Storm Nate kills 22 in Central America, heads for Mexico and US
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Tropical Storm Nate kills 22 in Central America, heads for Mexico and US

Tropical Storm Nate churning north along Central America killed at least 20 people in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Honduras on Thursday.

Mexico's 'strongest earthquake in a century' rattles city; death toll jumps to 32
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Mexico's 'strongest earthquake in a century' rattles city; death toll jumps to 32

The death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck Mexico has risen to 32, the governor of the southern state of Oaxaca said Friday.

Your cup of java at peril: Climate change may halve coffee-growing area, says study
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Your cup of java at peril: Climate change may halve coffee-growing area, says study

By 2080, scientists think wild coffee, which is important for genetic diversity of farmed coffee, could be extinct.

Climate change poses huge threat to survival of primates
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Climate change poses huge threat to survival of primates

Climate change is likely to pose a huge challenge to the survival of the world's primate populations, including monkeys, apes and lemurs, especially in Central America, the Amazon and southeastern Brazil, as well as portions of East and Southeast Asia, says a study.

Zika arrives in Europe: Danish hospital says case of the virus discovered
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Zika arrives in Europe: Danish hospital says case of the virus discovered

Danish hospital officials say that a Danish tourist has been infected by the Zika virus after visiting southern and central America.