Hundreds of Central American migrants waded across the Suchiate River into southern Mexico on Monday in a new test of US President Donald Trump’s Central America strategy to keep them away from the US border.
A record high of nearly 35,000 people were murdered in Mexico in 2019, according to official data, as President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador struggled to rein in violent crime in his first year in office.
Central American migrants entered Mexico from Guatemala in small groups on Saturday after clashes earlier in the day when dozens of people tried to force their way across the border and were pushed back by Mexican security forces.
At least 2,200 people have entered Guatemala as part of a fast-growing US-bound caravan from Honduras, authorities said on Thursday, putting pressure on the region to satisfy Trump administration demands to curb illegal immigration.
Two months after tragedy struck, beefed-up security has helped calm the holdout residents of a tight-knit community of US-Mexican families of Mormon origin. But with only a few families staying put, at least one village is being hollowed out.
Sixteen inmates were killed and five were wounded in a prison fight in the northern Mexican state of Zacatecas, authorities said, in one of the worst outbreaks of violence in the country's troubled penal system since President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took power.
Mexico says the Bolivian regime is “harassing” and “intimidating” its diplomatic personnel in the Bolivian capital, La Paz, in what seems to be retribution for the granting of asylum by Mexico to former Bolivian president Evo Morales.
Chief executive of Mexican state oil company Pemex, Octavio Romero Oropeza announced the discovery of a giant crude oil deposit in the southeastern Mexican state of Tabasco with the confirmed crude oil reserves equivalent to 500 million barrels.
Mexico’s president says he wants to fight drug cartels with “hugs, not bullets,” but after 23 people were killed in a weekend gun battle in the border state of Coahuila, some communities want a more forceful strategy to prevent cartel assailants from reimposing a reign of terror.