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 ...

Jan 20, 2015

Mexico to use drones to protect endangered porpoise

Mexico has begun testing unmanned drones that could help it save the critically endangered vaquita marina, the world’s smallest porpoise, which is threatened by illegal fishing in the upper Sea of Cortez. Alejandro del Mazo, an assistant prosecutor with Mexico’s environmental protection agency, said ...

Jan 11, 2015

U.S. border drone program understates cost, efficiency: report

U.S. Customs and Border Protection drones have had “minimal” impact on stemming illegal immigration and the agency has drastically understated the program’s cost while failing to prove its value, an inspector general’s report says. The Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general recommended the CBP ...