Christopher Sherman

  • Mexico Jul 10, 2019

    US Returns First Group of Asylum Seekers to Nuevo Laredo

    The so-called Remain in Mexico program for U.S. asylum seekers expanded to another Mexican border city with the arrival of a first group of migrants to Nuevo Laredo on Tuesday. The approximately 10 migrants had crossed the border to seek U.S. asylum on Monday and will now have to wait in Mexico as their applications are processed. Lucía Ascencio of...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jun 29, 2019

    Migrant Woman Killed in Fall From Train in Mexico

    An engineer shouted for the young migrant woman to hurry up and climb aboard the freight train or she’d be left behind. In her bright red tennis shoes, she quickened her pace and was the last to get on when it pulled out near Salto de Agua in Mexico’s southernmost state of Chiapas. Hours later and about 27 miles to...

  • California Jun 10, 2019

    Central American Migrants Say Deal Doesn't Dash Asylum Hopes

    At the small migrant Juventud 2000 shelter near the border, a Honduran expressed disappointment Sunday over the agreement between Mexico and the United States to more aggressively curtail migration from Central America. But Edwin Sabillon Orellana of Honduras said he and his family will stick with their effort to seek asylum in the U.S. Sabillon said some migrants might decide...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jun 9, 2019

    Mexico: Country Has ‘Dignity Intact' After US Tariff Deal

    Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said he was reluctantly prepared to slap retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods if negotiators in Washington had failed to strike a deal, addressing a boisterous celebratory rally Saturday in the border city of Tijuana. The president’s comments came shortly after his foreign minister and chief negotiator, Marcelo Ebrard, told the rally the country had...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jun 7, 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 6, 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...

  • DONALD TRUMP Dec 23, 2018

    Group That Escorts Migrant Caravans Draws More Scrutiny

    Thousands of Central Americans journeying toward the United States were 2,500 miles from their destination in October when they reached a moment of decision: Should they press on toward the U.S. border? Or should they stop and put down roots in Mexico, where the government offered to let them stay? Pueblo Sin Fronteras, a group of activists escorting the caravan,...

  • Mexico Nov 30, 2018

    Warnings Grow Over Unsanitary Conditions in Tijuana Shelter

    Aid workers and humanitarian organizations expressed concerns Thursday about unsanitary conditions at the sports complex in Tijuana where more than 6,000 Central American migrants are packed into a space adequate for half that many people and where lice infestations and respiratory infections are rampant. As a chill rain fell, the dust that coated everyone and everything in the open-air stadium...

  • DONALD TRUMP Nov 27, 2018

    Timeline: Chaos at US-Mexico Border

    U.S. border agents fired tear gas on migrants protesting near the U.S.-Mexico border on Nov. 25. This is the timeline of events that led to the closure of the crossing.

  • DONALD TRUMP Nov 10, 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 1, 2018

    Migrant Caravan Must Walk as Mexico Ignores Demand for Buses

    Thousands of Central American migrants resumed their slow trek through southern Mexico on Thursday, and activists aiding the group said they were shifting their route toward the Gulf coast, a path closer to the Texas border. The migrants set out before dawn after taking a day’s break in the Oaxaca state city of Juchitan. The activists said they would try...

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 31, 2018

    Weary Migrants Rest in South Mexico, Hope for Mass Transport to Mexico City

    Thousands of weary Central American migrants in a caravan that has advanced 250 miles into Mexico but remains far from the U.S. border hope they won’t have to walk anymore, at least for a while. Representatives of the group sought Wednesday to negotiate use of dozens of buses to carry the migrants hundreds of miles ahead, as the caravan took...

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 30, 2018

    Migrant Caravan Demands Transport as 2nd Group Enters Mexico

    The migrant caravan slowly advancing through southern Mexico is demanding the Mexican government help its 4,000 participants reach Mexico City even as a smaller group of Central Americans entered the country, presumably with the intention of joining it. Worn down from long miles of walking and frustrated by the caravan’s slow progress, some migrants have been dropping out and returning...

  • San Diego Oct 29, 2018

    Migrant Caravan Rests; 2nd Group Seeks Entry Into Mexico

    Thousands of Central American migrants took a break Sunday on their caravan’s long journey through southern Mexico while vowing to press ahead toward the U.S. border roughly 1,000 miles away. Hundreds more migrants tried to force their way into Mexico at the Guatemala border, and one was reported killed. The new group of migrants, who called themselves a second caravan,...

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 28, 2018

    ‘We're Heading North!' Migrants Nix Offer to Stay in Mexico

    Hundreds of Mexican federal officers carrying plastic shields blocked a Central American caravan from advancing toward the United States on Saturday, after a group of several thousand migrants turned down the chance to apply for refugee status and obtain a Mexican offer of benefits. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has announced what he called the “You are at home” plan,...

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 26, 2018

    Volunteer Nurses, Doctors Pitch in to Help Migrant Caravan

    The main plaza in Pijijiapan quickly became a makeshift triage center as thousands of Central Americans trudged into this southern Mexico town. A severely dehydrated woman connected to an IV line sat on a plastic chair in the gazebo. Nearby, volunteer nurses took temperatures and treated coughs, handing out donated medicine as migrants lined up. Two weeks of walking have...

  • Associated Press Apr 9, 2018

    Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Slams South, Central Mexico

    A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook south and central Mexico Friday, causing people to flee swaying buildings and office towers in the country’s capital, where residents were still jittery after a deadly quake five months ago. Crowds gathered on Mexico City’s central Reforma Avenue as well as on streets in Oaxaca state’s capital, nearer the quake’s epicenter, which was in a...

  • Mexico Mar 19, 2018

    Strong Quake Rekindles Memories of Past Disasters in Mexico

    A powerful earthquake that rattled south and central Mexico caused little apparent destruction but rekindled fears in a population that still sees daily reminders of deadly earthquakes five months ago. Maricarmen Trujillo was in the same place Friday on the eighth floor of a Mexico City office building where she rode out a Sept. 19 earthquake that killed 228 people...

  • JUDGE Sep 26, 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...

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