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U.S. border agents briefly detain 14 Mexican soldiers in El Paso

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Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents escort Mexican soldiers detained after crossing the boundary and entering the U.S., at the Cordova of the Americas international border bridge, in El Paso, Texas, U.S., September 25, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer MEXICO CITY, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Fourteen Mexican soldiers were detained early Saturday morning......

US migrant camp closed as Haitians migrants shunted far away

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DEL RIO, Texas, Sept 24 (Reuters) – An impromptu border camp has been emptied of thousands of Haitian migrants, a county judge in Texas said on Friday, as U.S. deportation flights and transport to Mexico has closed a chapter that has roiled U.S. politics over the past week. Val Verde......

U.S. envoy resigns over expulsions to Haiti from Texas camp

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CIUDAD ACUNA, Sept 23 (Reuters) – The U.S. envoy to Haiti dramatically resigned on Thursday in a letter that excoriated Washington for deporting hundreds of migrants to the crisis-engulfed Caribbean nation from a border camp in recent days. The resignation was confirmed by a senior official at the U.S. State......

Some Haitians at U.S. border released, others deported as pressure builds on Biden

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CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Amid deteriorating conditions in migrant camps on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, U.S. authorities on Wednesday tried to deal with thousands of the mostly Haitian migrants that have gathered, releasing some in south Texas while deporting others on flights. Wade McMullen, an......

U.S. to relax travel restrictions for vaccinated foreign air travelers in November

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WASHINGTON, Sept 20 (Reuters) – The United States will reopen in November to air travelers from 33 countries including China, India, Brazil and most of Europe who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the White House said on Monday, easing tough pandemic-related restrictions that started early last year. The decision, announced......

White House condemns border guard use of whip-like cord against Haitian migrants

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CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico, Sept 20 (Reuters) – The White House on Monday criticized the use of horse reins to threaten Haitian migrants after images circulated of a U.S. border guard on horseback charging at migrants near a riverside camp in Texas. The mostly Haitian migrants in recent days have been......

White House: apparent use of whips on Haitian migrants not acceptable

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki takes questions during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz WASHINGTON, Sept 20 (Reuters) – The White House said on Monday that footage appearing to show border patrol agents using whips against Haitian migrants coming into......

U.S. removing migrants from Texas border camp, begins flights to Haiti

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DEL RIO, Texas/CIUDAD ACUÑA, Mexico, Sept 19 (Reuters) – U.S. border agents are removing groups of mostly Haitian migrants from a large makeshift camp they had set up after wading across the Rio Grande separating Mexico and the United States, as the first repatriation flight arrived in Haiti on Sunday.......

U.S. authorities accelerate removal of Haitians at U.S.-Mexico border

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CIUDAD ACUÑA, Mexico, Sept 18 (Reuters) – U.S. authorities moved some 2,000 people to other immigration processing stations on Friday from a Texas border town that has seen an influx of Haitian and other migrants, the Department of Homeland Security said on Saturday. Such transfers will continue “in order to......

Over 10,000 mostly Haitian migrants sleeping under Texas bridge, more expected

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CIUDAD ACUÑA, Mexico, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Haitians made up most of the over 10,000 migrants sleeping on the ground and desperate for food in a squalid camp under a bridge in southern Texas on Friday, in a growing humanitarian and political challenge for U.S. President Joe Biden. The Haitians......

Thousands of migrants camp under Texas bridge, food scarce

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CIUDAD ACUÑA, MEXICO, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Ernesto, a 31-year-old Haitian migrant, waded knee-deep through the Rio Grande river that separates the United States and Mexico. He was not heading to the United States, though. He was leaving a migrant encampment in Del Rio, Texas, on Thursday to slip back......

SoftBank renews bet on Latin America with $3 bln fund

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SoftBank Corp’s logo is pictured at a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, February 4, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo SAO PAULO, Sept 14 (Reuters) – SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) on Tuesday launched a $3 billion fund to invest in technology companies in Latin America in a bid to build on the......

Mexico’s top court decriminalizes abortion in ‘watershed moment’

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MEXICO CITY, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Mexico’s Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Tuesday that penalizing abortion is unconstitutional, a major victory for advocates of women’s health and human rights, just as parts of the United States enact tougher laws against the practice. The ruling in the majority Roman Catholic nation......

Mexico urges U.S. to invest in region to stem migration

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Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard speaks as he meets with members of the Venezuelan government and the opposition, to seek consensus on how to overcome the economic and social crises gripping Venezuela, in Mexico City, Mexico August 13, 2021. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido MEXICO CITY, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Mexico’s government on......

Factbox: Pros and cons for El Salvador, the first bitcoin nation

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A banner that reads “We accept Bitcoin, free, fast and without contagion” is seen at a beach cafe on Punta Roca Beach in La Libertad, El Salvador April 25, 2021. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas SAN SALVADOR, Sept 6 (Reuters) – El Salvador will on Tuesday become the first country in the world......

Canada hold US to 1-1 draw in 2022 qualifier

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Sept 5 (Reuters) – Cyle Larin’s 62nd minute equaliser earned Canada a 1-1 draw with the United States in their CONCACAF World Cup qualifier in Nashville on Sunday. The United States, who drew 0-0 with El Salvador in their opening qualifier, were determined to sharpen their attack and went ahead......

BMW launches new sports car line in Mexico after plant expansion

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BMW introduces its 2 Series at the LA Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S. November 20, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson MEXICO CITY, Sept 2 (Reuters) – German automaker BMW kicked off a new production line on Thursday for its Series 2 Coupe compact sports car at the company’s two-year-old factory......

GM to cut North American production, citing chip shortage

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WASHINGTON, Sept 2 (Reuters) – General Motors Co (GM.N) will reduce production at most North American assembly plants this month because of the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage, hitting its profitable truck and sport utility vehicles, it said on Thursday. The largest U.S. automaker will halt production next week at its......

Planeload of fleeing Afghans arrive in Mexico, including journalists

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MEXICO CITY, Aug 31 (Reuters) – A plane carrying 175 Afghans fleeing their strife-torn homeland arrived in Mexico on Tuesday night on one of the last flights to leave Kabul on the day U.S. forces completed a withdrawal that left Taliban Islamist militants in control of Afghanistan. It was the......

Mexico condemns violent actions by migration agents caught on video

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Migrants and asylum seekers from Central America and the Caribbean walk in a caravan headed to the Mexican capital to apply for asylum and refugee status, on a highway near Escuintla, in Chiapas state, Mexico August 29, 2021. REUTERS/Jose Torres MEXICO CITY, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Mexico’s National Migration Institute......

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