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Working-class Mexicans don’t want Central American immigrants, either. Here's why.

Working-class Mexicans don’t want Central American immigrants, either. Here's why.Before you call them hypocrites, there's a good reason why poverty-stricken Mexicans don't want Central Americans in their country.



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As promised, Trump slashes aid to Central America over migrants

As promised, Trump slashes aid to Central America over migrantsU.S. President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday cut hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, after Trump blasted the three countries because thousands of their citizens had sought asylum at the U.S. border with Mexico. The plan will likely encounter stiff opposition in Congress. Lawmakers, including some of Trump’s fellow Republicans as well as Democrats, have chafed against the president’s repeated decisions to disregard spending bills passed by Congress, some of which he has signed into law himself.



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Tough trek for Central American migrant caravan heading through Mexico to U.S. border

Tough trek for Central American migrant caravan heading through Mexico to U.S. borderMany had already learned they would not be received in towns with the same hospitality that greeted previous caravans.



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Mexican police detain hundreds of Central American migrants

Mexican police detain hundreds of Central American migrantsPIJIJIAPAN, Mexico (AP) — Mexican police and immigration agents detained hundreds of Central American migrants Monday in the largest single raid on a migrant caravan since the groups started moving through the country last year.



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Senior U.S. House Republican questions Trump plan to cut Central American aid

Senior U.S. House Republican questions Trump plan to cut Central American aidThe top Republican on the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee said on Monday that cutting aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras would make the situation there worse, not better, a sign that President Donald Trump will face bipartisan objections in Congress as he pursues the plan. “If we cut all this funding, and a lot of it, quite honestly, is seriously law enforcement that we’re doing down there … I think it’s going to make things tragically worse, not better,” Representative Michael McCaul said in a presentation at the Wilson Center think tank in Washington. The State Department said on Saturday it was carrying out Trump’s directive to end aid programs to the three Central American nations, known as the Northern Triangle, after Trump blasted them for sending migrants to the United States.



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US cuts aid for some Central American countries over migrants

US cuts aid for some Central American countries over migrantsThe United States cut off aid to several Central American countries President Donald Trump accuses of doing nothing to stop the outflow of US-bound migrants, the State Department announced Saturday. At the instruction of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, “we are carrying out the president’s direction and ending FY 2017 and FY 2018 foreign assistance programs for the Northern Triangle (of Central America),” a State Department spokesperson said. The 2018 budget year ended months ago, and the State Department did not say how much unspent money was involved in the step, which could be largely symbolic.



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Gaza rocket strikes home in central Israel, 7 wounded

Gaza rocket strikes home in central Israel, 7 woundedKFAR SABA, Israel (AP) — An early morning rocket fired from the Gaza Strip demolished a house in central Israel on Monday, wounding seven people and prompting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cut short a trip to Washington. The military quickly mobilized troops and called up reserves, setting the stage for a potential major conflagration shortly before Israel's upcoming elections.



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Death toll from central Mali massacre up to 134, says UN

Death toll from central Mali massacre up to 134, says UNBAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The death toll from a massacre in a central Malian village rose to 134 dead, the U.N. said, as new video emerged Sunday showing victims strewn on the ground amid the burning remains of their homes.



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115 reported dead after attack on central Malian village

115 reported dead after attack on central Malian villageBAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Militia fighters descended on a village in central Mali before dawn Saturday, killing at least 115 people in the latest deadly attack blamed on an ethnic militia, local authorities said.



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Blizzard, wind, floods: Wild storm with winds like a Category 1 hurricane to batter central USA

Blizzard, wind, floods: Wild storm with winds like a Category 1 hurricane to batter central USAA powerful storm will unleash a ferocious mix of snow, rain and wind across the central USA through Thursday.



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