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Central geographic region of the Americas

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Central America: Central geographic region of the Americas
Central America is located on the southern tip of North America, or is sometimes defined as a subcontinent of the Americas, bordered by Mexico to the north, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean Sea to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south. Central America consists of seven countries: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. The combined population of Central America has been estimated to be 41,739,000 and 42,688,190.

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Fatty liver disease strikes Latino children like a ‘silent tsunami’

Research shows about 1 in 4 people in the U.S. have fatty liver disease. But among Latinos, especially of Mexican and Central American descent, the rate is significantly higher.
USATODAY.com - Published

Children in Central America will be allowed to join parents in US

children in central america will be allowed to join parents in us
They will be allowed to reunite with their parents living under protected status, a court has ruled.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •NYTimes.com

Videos for Central America

Migrant camps overflow as Mexico cracks down [Video]Migrant camps overflow as Mexico cracks down

Amid pressure from Washington, Mexico is backpedaling on promises of better treatment for Central American migrants, leaving hundreds stranded in unsanitary camps near its southern border and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:29Published

Mexico Breaks Promise To Treat Central American Migrants Humanely [Video]Mexico Breaks Promise To Treat Central American Migrants Humanely

Mexico is feeling the pressure from Washington and beginning to break their promises on immigration. According to Reuters, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador promised to treat Central..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Central American Children To Reunite with Parents in the US [Video]Central American Children To Reunite with Parents in the US

A lawsuit was filed by the families of children who had been approved to enter the U.S. before the Central American Minors program ended.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

Trump Might Release Immigrants Into Sanctuary Cities [Video]Trump Might Release Immigrants Into Sanctuary Cities

President Trump tweeted on Friday that he's seriously considering releasing detained immigrants into sanctuary cities.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:34Published

White House Proposed Releasing Migrants in Sanctuary Cities [Video]White House Proposed Releasing Migrants in Sanctuary Cities

Multiple outlets report the Trump administration floated the suggestion at least twice in the last six months.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:21Published

Calexico and Mexicali residents talk hopes and dreams ahead of Trump border visit [Video]Calexico and Mexicali residents talk hopes and dreams ahead of Trump border visit

U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the border with Mexico has sparked fears in a California border town. Reuters visited Calexico ahead of a visit by the president to get residents’..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:21Published

Trump mulls shutting down US-Mexico border over migrant crisis [Video]Trump mulls shutting down US-Mexico border over migrant crisis

US government says border is at a breaking point as record number of families, mostly from Central America, are trying to seek asylum.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:18Published

Trump adds new caveat to keep border open [Video]Trump adds new caveat to keep border open

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was prepared to close the U.S. southern border if Congress doesn't pass immigration reform, but that Mexico has apprehended thousands of people in recent days..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

2020 Democratic Candidate Julian Castro Releases Detailed Immigration Plan [Video]2020 Democratic Candidate Julian Castro Releases Detailed Immigration Plan

Democratic candidate Julian Castro has revealed one of the most detailed immigration plans among 2020 contenders. According to Business Insider, his plan would Reverse the Trump administration's travel..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Nielsen Orders More CBP Personnel to Southern Border [Video]Nielsen Orders More CBP Personnel to Southern Border

The Homeland Security secretary also expanded protocols that make migrants wait in Mexico while their U.S. asylum claims are being reviewed.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:17Published

Trump Cuts Central American Aid [Video]Trump Cuts Central American Aid

Democratic lawmakers and other supporters of foreign aid to Central America fumed over the weekend following President Donald Trump’s announcement Friday that he will cut hundreds of millions in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Trump's border closure threat looms over aid cut [Video]Trump's border closure threat looms over aid cut

The Trump administration says the threat to close U.S. border entry points overrun by asylum seekers is real, a day after the U.S. government cut funding to Central American countries. Gavino Garay has..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:48Published

State Department Ending Aid to Northern Triangle [Video]State Department Ending Aid to Northern Triangle

​The U.S. will cut off aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras after President Trump blamed them for "setting up" migrant caravans.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:49Published

Possible US-Mexico border closure sparks concern [Video]Possible US-Mexico border closure sparks concern

Workers and students who frequently cross the U.S. border with Mexico worried over the weekend about the impact on their lives if President Donald Trump follows through on a threat to shut entry points..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published

Frequent Crossers Of U.S.-Mexico Rattled By Trump's Latest Threat [Video]Frequent Crossers Of U.S.-Mexico Rattled By Trump's Latest Threat

Workers and students who frequently cross the U.S. border with Mexico are unnerved by President Donald Trump's most recent threat. According to Reuters, they're concerned Trump may shut entry points..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Mexico Braces for 'Mother of All Caravans' as a New Wave of Central American Migrants Prepares to Head North [Video]Mexico Braces for 'Mother of All Caravans' as a New Wave of Central American Migrants Prepares to Head North

Mexico is bracing for the possible arrival of the “mother of all caravans,” even as doubts arise over whether the group of Central American migrants will be all that big.

Credit: Time     Duration: 00:26Published

Mexican President Says Immigration To U.S. 'Is Not Up To Us' [Video]Mexican President Says Immigration To U.S. 'Is Not Up To Us'

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he was committed to helping curb illegal immigration but he also suggested it was an issue mainly for the United States and Central America to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Aztec war sacrifices found in Mexico may point to elusive royal tomb [Video]Aztec war sacrifices found in Mexico may point to elusive royal tomb

A trove of Aztec sacrifices including a richly-adorned jaguar dressed as a warrior and recently discovered in downtown Mexico City could lead archaeologists to the most tantalizing find yet: an Aztec..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:04Published

Thousands protest on International Women's Day in Buenos Aires [Video]Thousands protest on International Women's Day in Buenos Aires

Thousands of women took to the streets of Buenos Aires on International Women's Day calling for an end to femicides. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

U.S. border fence no deterrent to migrant surge [Video]U.S. border fence no deterrent to migrant surge

Even as U.S. President Donald Trump has been pushing for a wall but Reuters found that the border barrier near El Paso Texas is doing little to deter migrants from seeking asylum in the U.S. Havovi..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:22Published

'Alarming' number of migrants crossing border: Official [Video]'Alarming' number of migrants crossing border: Official

U.S. Customs & Border Patrol Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said on Tuesday the department is facing an 'alarming trend in the rising volume of people illegally crossing' the border. Rough Cut (no..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

U.S. to detain more asylum seekers in Mexico - U.S. official [Video]U.S. to detain more asylum seekers in Mexico - U.S. official

The U.S. is aiming to ramp up in coming weeks a program that sends asylum seekers from Central America to Mexico to await U.S. court dates, according to a U.S. official, a policy that is likely to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:39Published

 

Court settlement paves way to reunite Central American children with parents in U.S.

The Trump administration has agreed to allow approximately 2,700 children living in Central America to be reunited with their parents in the United States under a court settlement announced on Friday,..
Reuters - Published

Trump administration settles lawsuit, paving way for 3,000 Central American children to reunite with families

The Trump administration settled a lawsuit on Friday that could pave the way for thousands of Central American families to reunite with their families in the U.S.
USATODAY.com - Published

White House Considered Releasing Migrants in ‘Sanctuary Cities’

The idea was suggested as the president condemned migrant caravans from Central America headed toward the southwestern border, people familiar with the plan said.
NYTimes.com - Published

At border, VP Pence calls for end to 'loopholes'

Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that besides making sure border agents have the resources they need, Congress must "close loopholes" that drive Central American families to seek asylum here...
USATODAY.com - Published

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