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Letty Stegall talks on the phone to her husband, Steve, in Kansas City, Mo., from her parents' home in Boca Del Rio, Veracruz state, Mexico on Thursday, May 24, 2018. “We were best friends,” Steve Stegall says of his wife of six years, who was deported to Mexico. “You don’t have her to come home to ... just seeing her around the house, hearing her laughing, you know? Watching her smile.” (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Americans in blended families cope with toll of deportationAs US takes harder line on immigration, mixed-status families are divided by deportation
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In bloodied Mexico, ambivalence, hope over amnesty proposalLucia Diaz and other volunteers have found 300 bodies in clandestine graves on Mexico's Gulf coast, and she embodies the trepidation, hope and fear with which Mexicans regard the incoming president's proposal to grant amnesty to calm gang-fueled violence
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Mexico arrests construction overseer of collapsed schoolMexican police have arrested the construction supervisor who oversaw work at an elementary school that collapsed in Mexico City during a September earthquake
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Christine Lagarde, International Monetary Fund Managing Director, attends a press conference during the G20 meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank governors in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, July 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Gustavo Garello)
G-20 calls for more dialogue on rising trade tensionsThe world's top financial officials are calling for more dialogue on trade disputes that threaten global economic growth, with one warning that differences remain and tensions could escalate further
The Associated Press7 hours ago
High-polling rightist candidate joins Brazil president raceBrazilian far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro has formally announced his candidacy for this year's presidential election during a political rally in Rio de Janeiro
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador pauses as he meets with the press outside his party's headquarters in Mexico City, Sunday, July 22, 2018. Lopez Obrador has released a seven-page letter he sent to U.S. President Donald Trump earlier in July detailing how he sees the two countries working together to stem immigration. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Mexican president-elect vows improvements to deter migrationMexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has released a seven-page letter he sent to U.S. President Donald Trump detailing how he plans to improve Mexico's economy and security so Mexicans do not feel the need to migrate
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Hamilton playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda gives a press conference at the Art Museum of Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sunday, July 22, 2018. Miranda announced he has helped create a multimillion-dollar fund to boost the arts in the U.S. territory as it struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
'Hamilton' creator announces arts fund for Puerto RicoLin-Manuel Miranda is helping establish a fund to boost the arts in Puerto Rico as the U.S. territory struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Ecuadorean townspeople build record pyramid of rosesThe people in this small Andean town are the proud creators of the biggest floral structure ever built _ a life-size replica of an indigenous pyramid made from 546,364 roses
The Associated Press1 day ago
Members of the National Assembly vote during a session to update the current Constitution and present the new Council of Ministers, in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, July 21, 2018. Cuban lawmakers approved the Cabinet named by Diaz-Canel, keeping most of the ministers from Raul Castro's government in place. (Abel Padron/Agencia Cubana de Noticias via AP)
Cuba approves new leader's Cabinet with old faces in placeCuban lawmakers approved the Cabinet named by new President Miguel Diaz-Canel, keeping most of the ministers from Raul's Castro government in place, except for in the key post of economic reforms.
The Associated Press1 day ago
Adalicia Montecinos holds her year-old son Johan, who became a poster child for the U.S. policy of separating immigrants and their children, at a restaurant in Yojoa, Honduras, Friday, 20, 2018. Johan arrived in San Pedro Sula and was reunited with his parents on a government bus. Captured by Border Patrol agents in March, Johan's father was deported and the then 10-month-old remained at an Arizona shelter. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
Family, home still unfamiliar to Honduran babyA baby who came to embody the Trump administration's family separation policy is back with his parents in Honduras after five months
The Associated Press1 day ago
Japanese Princess Mako begins visit to Brazil's biggest cityJapan's Princess Mako has arrived in Sao Paulo as part of her two-week visit to Brazil to celebrate 110 years of the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to Latin America's biggest country
The Associated Press1 day ago
A protester holds a sign that reads in Spanish "Out Lagarde, Not to IMF", during demonstration against International Monetary Fund near the G20 Finance Minister and Central Bank governors meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, July 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Gustavo Garello)
Treasury Secretary: Trump not threatening Fed's independenceU.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Donald Trump was not trying to put pressure on the Federal Reserve when he criticized its decision to raise interest rates
The Associated Press1 day ago
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