55 Cuban migrants stopped at sea off the Florida Keys in a week, Coast Guard says
The migrants were stopped at sea in six separate interdictions off the Keys from May 9 through Friday, according to the Coast Guard.
US to ease a few economic sanctions against Venezuela
The United States government is moving to ease a few economic sanctions on Venezuela in a gesture meant to encourage resumed negotiations between the U.S.-backed opposition and the government of President Nicolás Maduro.
Big cross-border tunnel found linking Tijuana, San Diego
U.S. authorities on Monday announced the discovery of a major drug smuggling tunnel — running about the length of a six football fields — from Mexico to a warehouse in an industrial area in the U.S.
Biden to lift some Trump-era restrictions on Cuba
The Biden administration is lifting Trump-era restrictions on Cuba, including some aspects of travel to the island, caps on remittances, and the issuance of at least 20,000 immigrant visas annually.
Coast Guard ends search after rescuing 38 near Puerto Rico
The U.S. Coast Guard announced Monday that it suspended the search for potential survivors of a capsized boat near Puerto Rico after finding 11 bodies and rescuing 38 migrants from a vessel that had carried an estimated 60 to 75 passengers.
Pandemic-era asylum limits in hands of federal judge
A federal judge in Louisiana is considering whether the Biden administration can end pandemic-related restrictions on migrants seeking asylum.
Third suspect in assassination of Haiti president brought to Miami for court appearance
Former Senator John Jöel Joseph, according to Haitian police, provided vehicles for the assassination and participated in meetings with chief suspects in the weeks leading up to the killing.
Leader of Haitian gang behind missionary abductions is charged in US
U.S. authorities on Wednesday charged a leader of a notorious gang behind many of the brazen mass kidnappings that have terrorized Haiti, including the abduction of 17 American and Canadian missionaries associated with an Ohio-based charity last year.
Lula says Zelensky, Biden share blame for Russia war on Ukraine
Brazil’s presidential front-runner Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky shares part of the blame for Russia’s invasion of his country as he believes the leader failed to negotiate more with Moscow.
US seeks to keep Haitian president assassination suspects’ FBI, DEA ties under wraps
The undercover work of former U.S. government informants suspected of plotting to kill Haiti’s president has compelled Miami federal prosecutors to seal off evidence about their past activities in the interest of U.S. national security, saying the information is classified and cannot be turned over to the defense in the widening investigation.
Title 42 and ‘Remain in Mexico’ fight add up to immigration woes for Biden
President Joe Biden faces political peril as a showdown at the Supreme Court on immigration coincides with widespread criticism of his plan to end pandemic-related border controls.
Texas National Guard soldier missing along Rio Grande, search is ongoing
Texas military officials said the soldier was on-duty when the incident occurred Friday in Eagle Pass. The soldier has not been found, and teams from the Texas Military Department, Texas Department of Public Safety and U.S. Border Patrol are working to find the soldier, the Guard said.
As El Salvador arrests thousands, families search for the missing
In a country where thousands disappeared during the civil war of the 1980s, and thousands more vanished during a surge in gang violence that began in 2014, the arrests have prompted the kind of frantic search that for some Salvadorans feels familiar.
Haiti assassination suspect could be extradited to Miami from Jamaica any day
Jamaican court cleared the way Thursday for the extradition of a key suspect to Miami in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse.
89 Haitian migrants returned four days after they were stopped at sea
A U.S. Coast Guard cutter returned 89 people to Haiti Tuesday who were stopped at sea days earlier aboard an overloaded sailboat off the southeastern coast of Cuba.
As Haitian migration routes change, compassion is tested in Florida Keys
Although the Florida Keys have been an entry point for refugees fleeing communist Cuba since the 1960s, officials say the influx of migrants by boat represents a shift in migration patterns. Since the start of the year, more than 800 Haitians have landed in the Florida Keys.
Foreigners ready to join Ukraine's fight must pass tougher muster
Initially, Ukraine was willing to accept foreign volunteers with just basic proficiency in Ukrainian or English. Three weeks ago, the word went out that only people with combat experience and Ukrainian or English fluency need apply. The application process went from 24 hours to about four to seven days.
In response to killings, El Salvador’s bitcoin president attacks civil liberties
After a spike in killings over a single weekend last month, Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele’s reaction was swift — and extreme. He sent soldiers to round up thousands of people who he claimed were gang members, then paraded them in front of news cameras in their underwear and handcuffs.