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Immigration

Due to the high volume of unaccompanied minors coming from Central America, the Texas state government announced yesterday that it would relax the rules governing the required conditions in its shelters.

Multiple variables are contributing to the surge of migration from the Northern Triangle to the United States.

This week’s top stories: USAID is accused of running a secret program in Cuba; Mexican energy reform passes in the lower house; U.S. Republicans pass immigration bills before recess; the value of the Argentine peso drops over debt woes; a bridge in Montería, Colombia collapses.

This week’s likely top stories: Mercosur leaders meet in Caracas; former General Hugo Carvajal returns to Venezuela; California Governor Jerry Brown visits Mexico; Mexican Congress discusses energy reform; Argentina nears its debt deadline.

Can Mexico exploit its new demographic dividend?
The citizenship squabble in the D.R. is riddled with mistruths and distortions.
A conversation with Edwidge Danticat and Junot Díaz.

A much deeper and multi-faceted partnership and understanding between the U.S., Mexico and Central America is required to address the root causes of the migration crisis.

U.S. Counselor of Department of State Thomas Shannon arrived in Honduras on Wednesday as part of a three-day trip to Central America to address the estimated 52,000 unaccompanied minors from the region entering the U.S. illegally.

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