Migrants from many countries were previously able to cross the US border on foot and turn themselves in to officials to begin asylum proceedings. But since May 12, it's become much harder, and those turned down are banned from re-entering the US for the next five years. Many are now trying to secure appointments through a US government app, but spaces are limited.
About 3,000 migrants — men, women and children — left the southern Mexican city of Tapachula on Saturday hoping to reach Mexico City and ask for asylum. Others will continue to the US-Mexico border. But the asylum system in Mexico isn't fully working as it should.
Information on vaccines for pregnant women differs, depending on the country. Making the choice to get the shot while pregnant can get complicated, explains Valerie Fernández, who faced the decision herself in Arizona.
Top of The World: A section of a subway overpass of the Mexico City metro collapsed late Monday night, sending two cars of a passenger train onto traffic. And, US President Joe Biden signed an emergency presidential determination formally raising the country's cap on refugee admissions from 15,000 to 62,500 this year. Also, COVAX is getting a boost from US biotechnology company Moderna.
As governments the world over prioritize medical workers for vaccines, thousands in Mexico’s private health care sector say they’re being passed over.
The Biden administration faces pushback from Republicans as it tries to pass legislation to further regulate "ghost guns" assembled with homemade parts.
In many cities across Latin America, including Mexico City, patients with the coronavirus are struggling to receive vital medical oxygen to stay alive. Many who couldn’t find space in overflowing emergency rooms are dying at home.
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Deaths among medical professionals in the country have reached an average of nearly eight per day.
Mexico passed the 100,000 mark in COVID-19 deaths, becoming only the fourth country to do so amid concerns about the lingering physical and psychological scars on survivors.
Day of the Dead is usually one of the most profitable times of the year. Families buy dozens of flowers to build altars at the graves of their deceased loved ones. But in October, news broke that many cemeteries in Mexico would be closed to the public due to rising COVID-19 cases.