International aid begins to arrive in Haiti, nearly a week after earthquake
International aid began to finally pour into Haiti nearly a week since the devastating 7.2-magnitude earthquake, despite bridge and road failures that hampered efforts to reach some of the hardest-hit and remote towns.
US military sending more air support to help disaster relief mission in Haiti
The deployment is double what the U.S. military's Southern Command detailed on Sunday and includes three CH-47 Chinooks and five UH-60 Black Hawks.
Trump’s remain in Mexico asylum policy revived by judge
A federal judge ordered the Biden administration to revive a controversial policy begun under former President Donald Trump that forces immigrants seeking U.S. asylum at the southern border to wait in Mexico while their applications are pending.
Maduro poised to launch talks with Venezuela's opposition. He seems to have the upper hand.
Representatives of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and the U.S.-backed opposition launched talks in Mexico City on Friday aimed at restoring democracy and easing a humanitarian crisis in the South American country.
Smugglers strand 48 Haitian migrants on cliff; Coast Guard, Puerto Rico police team up in rescue
A group of 48 Haitian migrants spent a day stranded on Monito Cay, Puerto Rico, in the Mona Passage after they were abandoned by smugglers. It would take two crews to rescue them and transport them to U.S. customs officials.
Biden sanctions more Cuban officials for repression of July 11 protesters
The Biden administration issued a new round of sanctions Friday against police officials and a military unit involved in the violent crackdown of anti-government protesters in Cuba.
Migrants find themselves stranded abroad by US pandemic policy
The rumor running among the migrants was that they were being sent to California. Eventually, while in the air, they were told the plane would land in Villahermosa, in southern Mexico's Tabasco state. There, Mexican authorities hustled them onto buses that drove them the three-plus hours to the Guatemalan border.
July was busiest month for illegal border crossings in 21 years, CBP data show
Among the 212,672 migrants taken into U.S. custody in July were 82,966 family members and 18,962 unaccompanied teenagers and children, an all-time high, and whose custody requirements have once more overwhelmed the Biden administration as it struggles to care for them safely in the middle of the pandemic.
Restarting cruises has been a game of ‘operational whack-a-mole’
Cruise companies have had more than 15 months to iron out their pandemic-era operations-longer than any other industry. But after seven major lines resumed operations in the U.S. this summer, it’s become immediately clear that this ever-changing virus can scuttle even the best-laid plans.
In Haiti, a clouded assassination probe also prompts fears of political crackdowns
With the plot and motives still murky, many Haitians have begun to believe the authorities are using the investigation as cover to crack down on political foes of the administration trying to keep power after gunmen killed President Jovenel Moïse on July 7.