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U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks during a press conference at the Sofitel Mexico City Reforma hotel in Mexico…
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Migrants have surged to the border as Biden has adopted what he says is a more humane stance than Trump's 
Ken Bredemeier
Wed, 06/23/2021 - 05:29 PM
Journalists and activist paint on news papers with fake blood during a protest against the murder of the Mexican journalist Miroslava Breach, outside the Attorney General's Office (PGR) in Mexico City, Mexico, March 25, 2017.
The body of Saul Tijerina Rentería was found stabbed to death in the trunk of a car
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Wed, 06/23/2021 - 12:14 PM
FILE PHOTO: Nicaraguan police officers stand in formation as they block journalists working outside the house of opposition…
15 people who declared their intention to run for president in November have been arrested under ambiguous criminal offenses  
Lisa Schlein
Wed, 06/23/2021 - 10:30 AM
FILE - In this May 17, 2021 file photo, a group of migrants mainly from Honduras and Nicaragua wait along a road after turning…
Many are believed to have left the Mexican border region, thinking their cases were finished, raising the possibility that they will make the dangerous trek to return
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Tue, 06/22/2021 - 06:32 PM
A man stands in front of power lines connecting pylons of high-tension electricity near Brasilia, Brazil August 29, 2018…
The bill, which sets up a share issue that will dilute the government's stake in Eletrobras, passed the lower house by a vote of 258 to 136
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Mon, 06/21/2021 - 09:31 PM
People take part in an earthquake drill, the first since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, in Mexico City on June 21,…
The resumption of the emergency exercises follows a steady decline in new COVID-19 cases and deaths in Mexico
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Mon, 06/21/2021 - 09:19 PM
FILE - Children of Afghan refugees play outside tents in Afghan Basti area on the outskirts of Lahore, Pakistan, June 19, 2021.
In VOA interview, UN refugee commissioner Filippo Grandi cautions that ramping up resettlements takes time 
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Sun, 06/20/2021 - 02:08 AM
UN Refugee Report Tallies Record Number of People on the Move
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As the United Nations marks its annual World Refugee Day, it reports more than 82 million people are displaced, despite COVID-19 border closures in many countries
Laurel Bowman
Sun, 06/20/2021 - 02:03 AM
Asylum seekers, under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program, wait at the Leona Vicario temporary migrant shelter, before being transferred to continue their asylum request in the United States, in Ciudad Juarez
He and 10-year-old daughter spent more than a year in Mexico waiting to apply for asylum
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Sun, 06/20/2021 - 12:49 AM
A girl sits outside her family's shelter at the Ritsona camp for refugees and migrants, in Greece, June 15, 2021.
Millions of refugees across eastern and southern Africa, as well as the Middle East, have had food rations cut because of funding shortages
Lisa Schlein
Sat, 06/19/2021 - 12:16 PM
Iceland midfielder Hordur Ingi Gunnarsson (3) looks on as goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson (13) stops a shot by Mexico forward Henry Martin (9) during the second half of an international friendly soccer match, May 29, 2021, in Arlington, Texas.
FIFA said the Mexican Football Association must also pay a $65,000 fine
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Sat, 06/19/2021 - 06:48 AM
Syrian refugees wait at Marka Airport in Amman, Jordan, to complete their migration procedures to Canada, Dec. 8, 2015.
The new target is 45,000, up from 23,500
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Sat, 06/19/2021 - 01:18 AM
Jim Nickel, charge d'affaires of the Canadian Embassy in Beijing, talks to the media outside Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People's Court after a trial of Michael Kovrig, a Canadian detained in Dec. 2018 on suspicion of espionage, Beijing, March 22, 2021.
Three intelligence veterans say it may be time for Ottawa to establish an agency akin to the CIA, MI6
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Fri, 06/18/2021 - 02:03 PM
FILE PHOTO: A U.S. Customs and Protection vehicle stands beside a sign reading that the border is closed to non-essential…
Phased reopening expected along world's longest undefended boundary
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Fri, 06/18/2021 - 07:24 AM
Families of refugees prepare injera, a traditional Ethiopian food, in the yard of one of many schools in Mekelle, Ethiopia, that are now camps for displaced families, June 3, 2021. (Yan Boechat/VOA)
The number of people forcibly displaced last year hit a record high of 82.4 million because of wars, violence, persecution and human rights violations
Lisa Schlein
Fri, 06/18/2021 - 03:03 AM