Stories tagged: Central America
SUNDAY, DEC. 18, 2016, 7 A.M.
Central American migrants await asylum in southern Mexico
More than 8,000 immigrants are expected to seek asylum this year from Mexico, the majority fleeing gang violence in Honduras and El Salvador and to a lesser extent Guatemala.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 7:19 A.M.
Tropical Storm Otto takes aim at Central America
An unusually late-season Tropical Storm Otto swirled over the Caribbean just off Central America on Wednesday and headed toward a possible landfall as a hurricane in Nicaragua.
TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2016, 1:43 P.M.
Otto gains hurricane status in the Caribbean
Forecasters say Otto has gained hurricane status in the Carribbean as it edges closer to parts of Central America.
MONDAY, AUG. 22, 2016, 7:10 P.M.
Thousands of Central American children seek to enter U.S., U.N. says
Thousands of children trying to escape gang violence and poverty in Central America have made their way to the United States this year – and there is no sign that …
TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016, 6:09 P.M.
Obama expanding refugee program for Central Americans
The Obama administration will soon expand efforts to help Central American families and children legally immigrate to the United States amid another surge of migrants caught crossing the border illegally.
FRIDAY, DEC. 11, 2015, 10:23 P.M.
Spokane nonprofit prepares medical, well-drilling shipment for Guatemala
The group Water for Life has operated in Spokane County for more than a decade, digging 79 wells in Guatemala and delivering clean water and medical supplies to tens of …
TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014, 8:54 A.M.
Obama asks Congress for $3.7B to deal with border children
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tackling what he has called a humanitarian crisis, President Barack Obama on Tuesday asked Congress for $3.7 billion to confront a tide of minors from Central America …
FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011
Finally, hope for Honduras
While most in the United States were recognizing Memorial Day with a three-day weekend, the people of Honduras were engaged in a historic event: the return of President Manuel Zelaya, …
MONDAY, JULY 6, 2009
Honduras crisis mounts
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – In a high-stakes standoff that played out in the skies over Honduras, the airplane carrying ousted President Manuel Zelaya was forced to circle the nation’s main airport …
TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2009
World leaders critical of Honduran coup
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Police and soldiers clashed with thousands of protesters outside Honduras’ national palace Monday, leaving at least 45 people injured, as world leaders from Barack Obama to Hugo …
MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2009
Military ousts Zelaya in coup
MEXICO CITY – Soldiers stormed the presidential palace in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa at dawn Sunday and forced President Manuel Zelaya into exile in Costa Rica – a military-led …