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Hondurans who fled political violence fear for lives if sent home
Active in the leftist opposition Libre Party, the Pinedas believe their tormentors were loyal to conservative President Juan Orlando Hernandez. "They told me that for getting people involved in political parties they were going to fill me with lead," said Secundina Pineda, 25, one of four sisters living with their 65-year-old father and a toddler inside a tent at a migrant camp in Tijuana, Mexico.
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 08:56:57 -0500
After outcry over appointment, Trump's top law enforcer treading lightly
Matthew Whitaker flew to Dallas last week to deliver his latest speech since U.S. President Donald Trump installed him as acting attorney general, an appointment embroiled in criticism and court challenges. In the aftermath of the blow-up, Whitaker's public remarks in the last five weeks have been notable for what they lacked - any hint of controversy. Whitaker's speeches, which have to largely stuck to conventional subjects such as opioid crisis, reflect the inconspicuous approach adopted by the 49-year-old lawyer since Trump named him as the nationís top law enforcement official.
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 08:25:24 -0500
Dead Guatemalan girl dreamed of sending money home to poor family
Nery Caal, 29, and his daughter Jakelin were in a group of more than 160 migrants who handed themselves in to U.S. border agents in New Mexico on Dec. 6. Jakelin developed a high fever and died hours later while in the care of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. "Because she'd never seen a big country, she was really happy that she was going to go," she added, explaining how her husband had gone to the United States to find a way out of the "extreme poverty" that dictated their lives.
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 18:14:47 -0500
Factbox: Trump administration departures, firings, reassignments
President Donald Trump said on Saturday that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will step down at the end of December, the latest senior official to exit Trump's high-turnover administration. An ex-congressman from Montana, Zinke has faced scrutiny over several matters. Trump gave no reason for Zinke's departure after announcing it on Twitter.
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 16:32:35 -0500
As Zinke departs, Trump says he will name new interior secretary next week
Trump did not give a reason for Zinke's departure. "Ryan has accomplished much during his tenure and I want to thank him for his service to our Nation," Trump said on Twitter. "The Trump administration will be announcing the new secretary of the Interior next week." Zinke has run the Interior Department, which oversees Americaís vast public lands, since early 2017.
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 12:21:05 -0500
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