The Far Right

Leader of US border militia group pleads guilty to weapons charge

Larry Hopkins's group has been accused of illegally detaining immigrants as they crossed the US border with Mexico.

Leader of US border militia group pleads guilty to weapons charge

Corruption

Latin America in 2020: Stories to watch

As elections loom and protests rattle the region, here are the stories to look out for this year.

Latin America in 2020: Stories to watch

United States

Congolese woman dies after entering US border custody

Asylum seeker, who arrived with her husband and two children, had paperwork documenting a 'previous medical condition'.

Congolese woman dies after entering US border custody

Mexico

AMLO's first year: Concern over security and economy looms

A year into his administration, his successes are being overshadowed by gang violence, a persistent issue in Mexico.

AMLO's first year: Concern over security and economy looms

Mexico

At least 14 killed in bloody gunfight in northern Mexico

Daytime shoot-out took place days after US President said he would designate drug cartels as terrorist groups.

At least 14 killed in bloody gunfight in northern Mexico

United States

Trump says US to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorists

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard says Mexico would not tolerate any move that violates the country's sovereignty.

Trump says US to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorists

US-Mexico border

US border activist found not guilty of harbouring immigrants

No More Death activist Scott Warren is acquitted on charges he illegally harboured two undocumented migrants in Arizona.

US border activist found not guilty of harbouring immigrants

Child rights

US held record 69,550 migrant children in custody in 2019: Report

Children detained spent more time in shelters, away from their families than in prior years, AP, Frontline reported.

US held record 69,550 migrant children in custody in 2019: Report

US-Mexico border

North Mexico attack: Three women, six children killed in ambush

Mexican officials say the attack on the Mormon family may have been a case of mistaken identity.

North Mexico attack: Three women, six children killed in ambush

Opinion

Why climate action needs to target the border industrial complex

Climate change is displacing a growing number of people; governments are responding by privatising border policing.

Todd Miller

by Todd Miller

Todd Miller

US-Mexico border

US apprehensions at Mexican border up 88 percent this year: CBP

Apprehension numbers have dropped recently, however, falling to 52,000 in September, the lowest monthly total for 2019.

US apprehensions at Mexican border up 88 percent this year: CBP

Asylum Seekers

Rights groups slam US plan to collect DNA from migrants

Rights groups call proposed Trump administration rule intrusive, xenophobic and a violation of immigrants' privacy.

Rights groups slam US plan to collect DNA from migrants

Opinion

Donald Trump found a different way to build his wall

The Trump administration is using a wide range of cruel policies to stop people in need from seeking safety in the US.

Tamaryn Nelson

by Tamaryn Nelson

Tamaryn Nelson

Opinion

US's denial of Central America's crisis will backfire

While the caravans no longer march north, the Central American crisis is deepening away from our television screens.

Jan Egeland

by Jan Egeland

Jan Egeland

Asylum Seekers

Asylum seekers cling to hope, safety in camp at US-Mexico border

About 1,000 migrants live in Mexico border camp, waiting for US immigration hearings as part of Remain in Mexico policy.

Asylum seekers cling to hope, safety in camp at US-Mexico border