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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceJuly 25, 2019
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador swept into office in 2018 after campaigning against corruption, promising to calm the country and pledging to promote morals and values, including the enactment of a "moral constitution."
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceJuly 24, 2019
Soldiers appeared recently at the diocesan migrant shelter in the northern Mexican city of Saltillo and demanded to see the identifications of its guests.
Sister Diana Munoz Alba, a human rights lawyer and member of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, poses for a photo outside Casa Betania Santa Martha June 29, 2019, in Salto de Agua, Mexico. (CNS photo/David Agren)
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceJuly 02, 2019
Sister Munoz said she does her best to inform migrants of the risks and realities on the road. She also tries to disabuse shelter dwellers of any erroneous ideas—such as the existence of immigration documents for them—and does not sugarcoat her answers.
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceJune 18, 2019
Motives for the crime are unknown, and the assailants remain at large.
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceMay 08, 2019
The Mexican bishops' conference has appealed for assistance for thousands of migrants stuck in Chiapas state as Mexican officials step up enforcement and stop issuing travel documents.
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceApril 29, 2019
Pope Francis has donated $500,000 to assist migrants attempting to travel through Mexico, but who are increasingly being impeded by Mexican officials from reaching the U.S. border.
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceApril 11, 2019
A Nicaraguan bishop said he will leave the country indefinitely as concerns for his security increase -- presumably the product of his criticisms of the Central American nation's president.
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceFebruary 11, 2019
"There are people who have to be here for 15, 20 days, so those who are only passing through, we can't receive them. We have no space."
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceJanuary 29, 2019
In announcing the plan, Interior Minister Olga Sanchez Cordero said issuing humanitarian visas would allow for "orderly" migration and ensure migrants' rights were protected.
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceJanuary 17, 2019
This article discusses the many--and complicated--reasons why people in Central America have been fleeing their homes in trying to reach the United States in search of better lives, often at great danger to themselves and their families.