Maria Verza

  • MAYOR Oct 11, 2019

    US-Mexico Border Bridge Reopens After Migrants Camp Out

    Migrants wanting to request asylum camped out on a U.S.-Mexico border bridge Thursday, leading to a half-day closure of a span linking the Mexican city of Matamoros to Brownsville, Texas. Hundreds of migrants from Central America and elsewhere stretched out on the bridge before dawn, with some lying on mats or their coats. The crowd included children and babies. U.S....

  • Governor Sep 25, 2019

    Mexico Searching Another Dump in Case of 43 Missing Students

    A member of an international team supporting the search for 43 missing students in southern Mexico said Wednesday that new information has led Mexican authorities to begin working at another garbage dump. The dump outside the town of Iguala, Guerrero “is in the epicenter of the action,” said former Colombian prosecutor Ángela Buitrago of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights...

  • JUDGE Sep 17, 2019

    Migrants Say They Face Danger Before Court in Texas Tents

    Abel Oset was seized with panic. After an 11-country odyssey that began when he and his namesake son fled Cuba, and a brief moment on U.S. soil, he was crossing back into America. But he wasn’t sure he’d be able to stay. The two were going to plead their case in a court set up inside a tent in Laredo,...

  • Donald Trump Aug 2, 2019

    900 Asylum Seekers Returned to Wait in Mexican Border City

    The United States government has sent about 900 mostly Central American and Cuban migrants back to this northern Mexico border city since expanding its controversial “remain in Mexico” program to the easternmost point on the shared border two weeks ago, Mexican authorities say. They are among nearly 3,000 people with pending U.S. immigration proceedings who have been sent back to...

  • Mexico Jul 18, 2019

    Asylum Ban May Further Strain Immigrant Detention Facilities

    A new policy to deny asylum to anyone who shows up on the Mexican border after traveling through another country threatens to exacerbate overcrowding at severely strained U.S. immigration detention centers and makeshift holding areas. Photos and video of Vice President Mike Pence’s visit Friday to McAllen, Texas, showing men crammed behind chain-link fences offered the latest glimpse into squalid...

  • Donald Trump Jul 17, 2019

    Confusion, Fear Reigns on Mexico Border With New US Policy

    Asylum-seekers gathered in Nuevo Laredo, across the border from Texas, grappled to understand what a new U.S. policy that all but eliminates refuge claims by Central Americans and many others meant for their bids to find a better life in America amid a chaos of rumors, confusion and fear. The policy went into effect Tuesday and represents the most forceful...

  • Donald Trump Jun 6, 2019

    US and Mexico: More Talks, No Deal Yet to Avert Tariffs

    U.S. and Mexican officials claim to be making progress as they labored for a second day to avert import tariffs. But President Donald Trump is still threatening to impose them as he tries to pressure Mexico into stemming the flow of Central American migrants across the United States’ southern border. Vice President Mike Pence, monitoring the talks from his travels...

  • Donald Trump Jun 5, 2019

    Trump Says No Deal Yet With Mexico to Halt 5% Tariff Plan

    Straining to stave off threatened U.S. tariffs, Mexican and American officials claimed progress in White House talks late Wednesday, but President Donald Trump declared it was “not nearly enough” to halt the import taxes he is holding out as a way to force Mexico to stanch the flow of illegal migrants at America’s southern border. Talks were to resume Thursday....

  • Donald Trump Jun 5, 2019

    US Tariffs Looming, Many in Mexico Back President’s Approach

    Facing possible crippling tariffs U.S. President Donald Trump is threatening to impose on the United States’ biggest trading partner, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has responded with calm and calls for continued friendship, and avoided strong language that could cause the dispute to deteriorate. He wants dialogue, not a Twitter spat, and much less a trade war with the...

  • Mexico Jun 5, 2019

    Mexican Church Leader Charged With Child Rape

    The leader and self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz del Mundo, a Mexico-based church with branches in the U.S. that claims over 1 million followers, has been charged with human trafficking and child rape, California officials announced Tuesday. Joaquín García and a follower of the church, 24-year-old Susana Medina Oaxaca, were arrested Monday after landing at Los Angeles International Airport, California...

  • Donald Trump Nov 9, 2018

    Hundreds of Migrants Leave Mexico City Headed for Border

    About 900 Central American migrants headed out of Mexico City on Friday to embark on the longest and most dangerous leg of their journey to the U.S. border, while thousands more were waiting one more day at a massive improvised shelter. The group that got a head start bundled their few possessions and started off, taking a subway to the...

  • Donald Trump Nov 7, 2018

    In Honduras, Most Returnees From Caravan Hope to Try Again

    The Metropolitan Grand Central bus terminal in this city where the migrant caravan traveling through Mexico originated more than three weeks ago is a place of crossing destinies for Hondurans dreaming of seeking a better life in the United States. Some of the dozens of people sleeping on the concrete floor or outside on the grass underneath palm trees bathed...

  • Donald Trump Nov 6, 2018

    Aid Arrives for Migrants at Mexico City Stadium as US Votes

    Humanitarian aid converged around a stadium in Mexico City where thousands of Central American migrants winding their way toward the United States were resting Tuesday after an arduous trek that has taken them through three countries in three weeks. Mexico City Mayor Jose Ramon Amieva said 4,500 migrants have arrived at the Jesus Martinez stadium since Sunday, and city officials...

  • Donald Trump Oct 16, 2018

    Honduran Migrant Caravan Bound for US Crosses Guatemala Border; Trump Responds

    U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Tuesday to cut aid to three Central American nations if they let people travel to the U.S. illegally, reacting to a caravan of some 2,000 migrants advancing through Guatemala with hopes of reaching the U.S. border. Late Tuesday, Trump said via Twitter that the U.S. had conveyed the same message to the governments of Honduras,...

  • JUDGE Sep 25, 2017

    More Buildings, Perhaps Lives at Risk as Searchers Keep Digging Through Mexico City Quake Rubble

    As many as 360 buildings and homes are in danger of collapse or with major damage in Mexico City nearly a week after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake collapsed 38 structures....
    The risk of delayed collapse is real: The cupola of Our Lady of Angels Church, damaged and cracked by the Sept. 19 quake, split in half and crashed to the ground...

  • energy Sep 23, 2017

    New Earthquake, Magnitude 6.1, Shakes Jittery Mexico

    A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, killing at least two people, toppling already damaged homes and a highway bridge, and causing new alarm in a country reeling from two even more powerful quakes that together have killed more than 400 people. The U.S. Geological Survey said the new, magnitude 6.1 temblor was centered about 11 miles (18 kilometers)...

  • energy Sep 22, 2017

    Relatives Keep Vigil Amid Search for Mexico Earthquake Survivors

    Survivors were still being pulled from the rubble in Mexico City as rescue operations stretched into a fourth day Friday, spurring hope among desperate relatives gathered at the sites of buildings collapsed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. Mexico’s federal police said several people were lifted out of the debris of two buildings Thursday. Rescuers removed or broke through slabs until...

  • Mexico Sep 21, 2017

    There Was No Girl Trapped in School’s Rubble, Mexican Navy Says, Shocking Mexico

    Hour after excruciating hour, Mexicans were transfixed by dramatic efforts to reach a young girl thought buried in the rubble of a school destroyed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. She reportedly wiggled her fingers, told rescuers her name and said there were others trapped near her. Rescue workers called for tubes, pipes and other tools to reach her....
    But she never...

  • Mexico Sep 22, 2017

    Girl Trapped in School Rubble Didn’t Exist: Mexican Navy

    Hour after excruciating hour, Mexicans were transfixed by dramatic efforts to reach a young girl thought buried in the rubble of a school destroyed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. She reportedly wiggled her fingers, told rescuers her name and said there were others trapped near her. Rescue workers called for tubes, pipes and other tools to reach her. News media,...

  • assistant Sep 21, 2017

    Search Continues For Those Trapped in Rubble of Mexico City School

    Rescuers continue to search for any possible survivors from a Mexico City school that collapsed during an earthquake on Sept. 19.

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