Mexico

Trump makes migrant caravan an election issue

by Harvest Prude
Posted 10/19/18, 12:39 pm

President Donald Trump is framing the 4,000-strong migrant caravan amassing at the Mexico-Guatemala border and hoping to reach the United States as a crucial issue ahead of midterm elections. At a campaign rally Thursday night in Missoula, Mont., the president said midterms, less than a month away, would be “an election of [recently confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett] Kavanaugh, the caravan, law and order, and common sense.”

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Associated Press/Photo by Moises Castillo

Trump warns Mexico, others to stop migrants

by Harvest Prude
Posted 10/18/18, 12:35 pm

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to send troops to the southern U.S. border if Mexico did not halt 4,000 Honduran migrants headed its way. The caravan of migrants set out Saturday, its numbers snowballing as many joined to flee poverty and gang violence. The group originated in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, considered one of the most dangerous cities in the world in terms of homicide rates. Most of the travelers, lacking passports, want to apply for refugee status in the United States.

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Associated Press/Photo by Tatan Syuflana

Tsunami death toll could reach thousands in Indonesia

International | Government sends floating power station to hard-hit Central Sulawesi
by Mindy Belz
Posted 10/01/18, 02:39 pm

INDONESIA: Mobile phone footage shows a powerful tsunami hitting Central Sulawesi after a 7.7 magnitude quake on Friday (more here).

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