- EMERGING MARKETS-Latam FX firm as Fed meets expectations on rate cut signals
Latin American currencies firmed on
Wednesday, with Brazil's real and Mexico's peso reversing
session losses to trade higher after the Federal Reserve
signaled possible rate cuts of as much as half a percentage
point in 2019.
Brazil's real was up 0.2%, reversing losses of up to
0.6% logged earlier in the day, while Mexico's peso rose
0.1%, recovering from a decline of as much as 0.4%. Other
regional currencies added to their gains
- U.S. targets families for deportation to discourage migrants
U.S. immigration authorities want to deport recently arrived families who are in the United States illegally to discourage the surging numbers of Central Americans arriving from Mexico, a government official leading the effort said on Wednesday.
- Mexico's migrant shelters overwhelmed in crackdown
Thin mattresses cover every inch of floor each night at the Good Shepherd shelter near the Mexico-Guatemala border, even spilling into the kitchen and the chapel, as an over-capacity crowd of migrants tries to find space to sleep.
- Migrant families fleeing violence caught up in politics
President Trump announced he would deport "millions" of undocumented immigrants next week, as Mexican troops continue to make their way down to the southern border with Guatemala. In the city of Tapachula, Mexico, some of the migrant families traveling north tell CNN the choice to leave their homes was a matter of life or death. CNN's Michael Holmes reports.
- AOC continues to rip Liz Cheney for concentration camp remarks
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday evening continued to tear into Rep. Liz Cheney — one of many Republican House colleagues who called the New York Democrat out for equating immigrant detention centers on the US-Mexico border to concentration camps. Earlier on Tuesday, Cheney, of Wyoming, begged Ocasio-Cortez to “spend just a few minutes learning” the history...
- UN reports migrant deaths on the rise among Central Americans
GENEVA – At least 380 Latin American migrants have died on their journeys this year, many of them Venezuelans drowning in the Caribbean or Central Americans perishing while trying to cross the US-Mexico border, the UN migration agency said on Tuesday. The toll, 50 percent more than the 241 recorded as of mid-June 2018, also...
- Vivid volcano eruption wows this entire flight
What a view! Passengers on a flight to Mexico City were treated to a spectacular sight when they saw the Popocatépetl volcano erupting as they passed over the state of Puebla, Mexico. According to passenger Oscar Trinidad Doce, “It all started with some orange and pink, before changing to purple.” Subscribe to our YouTube!
- Mexico president proposes recall referendum in March 2021
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday proposed holding a recall referendum on his presidency on March 21, 2021 if Congress cannot agree to a constitutional change permitting the vote during mid-term legislative elections.
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