After judge blocks Obama orders, immigrants feel stuck

Feb 20, 2015

After judge blocks Obama orders, immigrants feel stuck

by Astrid Galvan

Brenda Armendariz, her husband and their two Mexico-born children were hoping to resolve their constant fears of being deported after President Barack Obama issued his latest executive orders on immigration. But now that a federal judge in Texas has blocked Obama’s efforts to protect ...

Feb 18, 2015

Mexico regrets U.S. judge's immigration ruling

The Mexican government on Tuesday lamented a U.S. judge’s decision to block an immigration order by President Barack Obama that would have protected millions of undocumented workers from deportation. “These programs are a fair migration remedy for millions of families and could strengthen the ...

Feb 11, 2015

Gang crackdown affected Mexico iron ore exports to China

Mexico’s iron ore exports to China fell sharply last year after the government cracked down on illegal shipments sent by drug gangs, an official said Tuesday. Some 2.2 million tons were exported in 2014 compared to 10 million tons in 2013, said Mario Cantu, ...

Mexico judge frees drug 'Queen of the Pacific'

Feb 8, 2015

Mexico judge frees drug 'Queen of the Pacific'

A Mexican woman whose links to drug traffickers earned her the nickname “Queen of the Pacific” and inspired a soap opera was released from prison Saturday after winning an appeal. Sandra Avila Beltran, 54, was freed after a judge ordered her immediate release, saying ...

Feb 6, 2015

Mexico rescues 129 workers 'abused' by South Korean firm

Mexican authorities have rescued 129 workers, including six children, who said they were exploited and physically and sexually abused at a garment factory run by South Koreans, officials said Thursday. Four South Korean nationals have been handed over to prosecutors in the western state ...

Feb 6, 2015

Mexico rescues 129 workers 'abused' by South Korean firm

Mexican authorities have rescued 129 workers, including six children, who said they were physically and sexually abused at a garment firm run by South Koreans, officials said Thursday. Four South Korean nationals have been handed over to prosecutors in the western state of Jalisco ...

Mexico opium farmers expand to feed U.S. heroin boom

Feb 3, 2015

Mexico opium farmers expand to feed U.S. heroin boom

Red and purple blossoms with fat, opium-filled bulbs blanket the remote creek sides and gorges of the Filo Mayor mountains in the southern state of Guerrero. The multibillion-dollar Mexican opium trade starts here, with poppy farmers so poor they live in wood-plank, tin-roofed shacks ...

Feb 2, 2015

Immigrants to U.S. could wait until 2019 to have cases resolved

Thousands of immigrants seeking legalization through the U.S. court system have had their hearings canceled and are being told by the government that it may be 2019 or later before their futures are resolved. Some immigration lawyers fear the delay will leave their clients ...

Jan 31, 2015

Mexican high-speed train project is suspended 'indefinitely'

Mexico said Friday it has “indefinitely” suspended construction of Latin America’s first high-speed train line, nearly three months after scrapping a controversial contract with the Chinese-led consortium chosen to build it. In early November, the Mexican government pulled the plug on a $3.75 billion ...

Jan 28, 2015

Mexico: Investigation shows that all 43 students are dead

Investigators are now certain that 43 college students missing since September were killed and incinerated after they were seized by police in southern Guerrero state, the Mexican attorney general said Tuesday. It was the first time Jesus Murillo Karam said definitely that all were ...