Posts Tagged Central America

Obama under pressure to visit US-Mexico border

This June 30, 2014 file photo shows President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, pausing while making a statement about immigration reform, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. A planned fundraising trip to Texas next week is complicating President Barack Obama’s stance on immigration amid a brewing border crisis. The president finds himself caught between his call to speed up the deportations of unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S. border, and his search for ways to let other immigrants -- already in the U.S. illegally -- stay on. Texas’ Republican governor is pressing the president to take a firsthand look at the crisis on the border during next week’s trip.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is facing mounting calls from Republicans to take a firsthand look at the immigration emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, putting him on the spot concerning what he has called the “humanitarian crisis” of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children flooding in from Central America.

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Mexican tenor Javier Camarena marks 10-year career

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican tenor Javier Camarena is making a quick trip home after hitting some high notes on the road.

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Borges is Costa Rica’s lungs at World Cup

Costa Rica's Celso Borges, left, and Greece's Giorgos Samaras battle for the ball during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Costa Rica and Greece at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Sunday, June 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

SANTOS, Brazil (AP) — Celso Borges is the link between the two Costa Rica teams that have sprung World Cup surprises.

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