The United States is seeding the corona virus across Central America as it deports carriers and actively ill deportees to Mexico and Central American nations. The health minister of Guatemala has recently captured the threat to his region, calling the U.S. “the Wuhan of the Americas.”
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Perhaps most useful on the embassy page as it stands today is the phone number for the COVID-19 hotline now operated by the Mexican Ministry of Health. The Spanish-language hotline can be reached at 800 0044 800.
The relative safety of the main encampment has been a powerful draw for migrants pushed back from the border, And the snakes: the shore of the Rio Grande is infested with coral snakes.
Four volunteers for the humanitarian group No More Deaths had their misdemeanor convictions overturned, based on a novel application of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA.
About a dozen members of the tribe, which is not federally recognized, along with allies have been holding a vigil at a traditonal community cemetary in the path of a planned new section of boder wall. They fear that federal contractors will arrive at any time to being relocating graves, or even starting wall construction without relocation.
Why leave Haiti? "We had no choice," he says in the sketchy Spanish he'd picked up during a five-month trek from southern Mexico, mostly by foot, up toward the border in Tijuana. He won't say more.
As a federal employee, refusing to abide by policy probably meant that he’d be fired. But as a trained attorney, Stephens told The Times, the five interviews he’d been assigned were five too many. They were illegal. “They’re definitely immoral,” Stephens said he told his supervisor in San Francisco. “And I’m not doing them.”
Tijuana Mayor Gonzales Cruz noted that “two factors have made the cartels stronger; one is profits from their drug sales and the other is the flow of guns into our country. This is where we need to have cooperation between the two sides of the border.”