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How Latin American horror films highlight femicides, political corruption and other human rights abuses
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How Latin American horror films highlight femicides, political corruption and other human rights abuses

Guillermo Del Toro’s genre-bending and -blending approach to filmmaking allows him to reach a large and varied audience while also providing sharp social and historical commentary on Spain’s fraught past.

At least one dead after magnitude 7.4 earthquake shakes southern, central Mexico; tsunami alert issued
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At least one dead after magnitude 7.4 earthquake shakes southern, central Mexico; tsunami alert issued

The US Geologic Survey said the magnitude 7.4 quake hit at 10.29 am (11.29 am Eastern) along Mexico's southern Pacific coast at a depth of 16 miles (26 km).

In Guatemela as emigration touches record levels, 'achieving the American dream' comes with expensive loan, help from smuggler
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In Guatemela as emigration touches record levels, 'achieving the American dream' comes with expensive loan, help from smuggler

In recent years, Guatemala has been among the single largest sources of migrants apprehended along the southwest border of the United States, with most of them coming from rural, predominantly indigenous regions of the country.

Conservative candidate Alejandro Giammattei elected as President of Guatemala, expected to take office in January
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Conservative candidate Alejandro Giammattei elected as President of Guatemala, expected to take office in January

Conservative Alejandro Giammattei was elected as Guatemala's president, defeating former first lady Sandra Torres in a run-off, the central American country's electoral court said.

‘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.

World Refugee Day tomorrow: UN report says 71 million displaced globally due to war, persecution and other violence
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World Refugee Day tomorrow: UN report says 71 million displaced globally due to war, persecution and other violence

A record of 71 million people have been displaced worldwide from war, persecution and other violence, the United Nations refugee agency said Wednesday

Women, immigrants, workers affected by US govt shutdown to 'surround' Donald Trump during State of Union address
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Women, immigrants, workers affected by US govt shutdown to 'surround' Donald Trump during State of Union address

When Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union address, he'll be surrounded by reminders of the 2018 elections that delivered Democrats the House majority and a record number of women to Congress

Donald Trump blames Democrats for border deaths of migrant children as govt budget standoff in US Congress continues
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Donald Trump blames Democrats for border deaths of migrant children as govt budget standoff in US Congress continues

Donald Trump's comments come after the separate deaths of two Guatemalan children, aged seven and eight, who crossed the border illegally with relatives who were taken into custody by US Border Patrol.

‘Whatever it takes, we need a wall’: Why the final Donald Trump crisis of 2018 isn't going away in 2019
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‘Whatever it takes, we need a wall’: Why the final Donald Trump crisis of 2018 isn't going away in 2019

What’s Donald Trump playing at with his $5 billion demand for a wall and shutting down the government - the third in the last 12 months - in Christmas season? For one, this has echoes of what his chief strategist and inscrutable mastermind of the 2016 campaign Steve Bannon told a reporter after Trump pulled off the greatest political upset in American history: "Brother, Hollywood doesn't make movies where the bad guys win" - a riff on Gregory Peck's lines from Twelve O'Clock High.

Guatemalan boy dies in US immigration custody; 8-year-old becomes second child to die at border in December
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Guatemalan boy dies in US immigration custody; 8-year-old becomes second child to die at border in December

The death of the Guatemalan boy came during an ongoing dispute over border security and with a partial US government shutdown underway over President Donald Trump's request for border wall funding.

Daily Bulletin: Day-long bank strike today; Congress to revisit Mandsaur farmers' protest case; day's top stories
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Daily Bulletin: Day-long bank strike today; Congress to revisit Mandsaur farmers' protest case; day's top stories

Today's top stories: Bank strike to affect services at state-owned lenders; toll in the Indonesia tsunami rises to 429, with 154 still missing; KC Venugopal meets senior leaders amid growing dissent among Karnataka Congress MLAs; and more.

8-year-old Guatemala boy dies in US immigration custody as Donald Trump continues railing about border wall
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8-year-old Guatemala boy dies in US immigration custody as Donald Trump continues railing about border wall

An 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died in government custody in New Mexico early Tuesday, U.S. immigration authorities said, marking the second death of an immigrant child in detention this month.

Migrant caravan groups, which were Donald Trump's midterm election drumbeat, begin arriving at hardened US border
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Migrant caravan groups, which were Donald Trump's midterm election drumbeat, begin arriving at hardened US border

Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans scrambled to reach the U.S. border, catching rides on buses and trucks for hundreds of miles in the last leg of their journey Wednesday as the first sizable groups began arriving in the border city of Tijuana.

Donald Trump likely to oust US Homeland Security boss Kirstjen Nielsen; wants 'John Wayne' brand hardliner as replacement
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Donald Trump likely to oust US Homeland Security boss Kirstjen Nielsen; wants 'John Wayne' brand hardliner as replacement

Kirstjen Nielsen, the top immigration official in the Trump administration, is likely being booted out. “It’s no longer ‘if’, it’s ‘when’”, is the buzz at the White House which offered no comment on “personnel issues”. Trump has long understood to have had problems with Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen - a protege of Trump’s chief of staff John Kelly who has been the DHS Secretary’s champion from well before her appointment.

Donald Trump denies asylum for immigrants at US border who enter outside ports of entry: All you need to know
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Donald Trump denies asylum for immigrants at US border who enter outside ports of entry: All you need to know

US president Donald Trump ordered Friday that anyone who enters the U.S. illegally from Mexico by going around official border crossings is ineligible for asylum.

Donald Trump invokes extraordinary national security powers to limit asylum; says people must 'come in legally'
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Donald Trump invokes extraordinary national security powers to limit asylum; says people must 'come in legally'

Stung by midterm results, Donald Trump invokes extraordinary national security powers to limit asylum; says people must 'come in legally'

US midterm results: Donald Trump victory lap signals he will weaponise hardline immigration for 2020 bid
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US midterm results: Donald Trump victory lap signals he will weaponise hardline immigration for 2020 bid

US president Donald Trump pounced on the mixed verdict from midterm elections 2018 and spun it as a “tremendous success”, signalling that he’s not going to back down from his hardline agenda on immigration and race as a political battle cry that speaks the secret lingo that his predominantly white, male and rural base wants to hear all the way into Trump’s 2020 re-election bid.