Americas Headlines

  • These Guatemalan women save mothers and babies. Why are they treated so badly?

    Comadronas fulfil a role similar to a doula for many pregnant indigenous women. But discrimination is hampering their work Juana Cac Perpuac sits on the grass outside the health centre in her town with a look of desperation and disbelief in her eyes. She whispers: “I’m attending to one woman who is eight months pregnant and very thin. I told her to come here to get help, but the staff wouldn’t see her. She’s due soon and I think she’s going to have problems.” Cac Perpuac adds that doctors and...

    the Guardian
  • 'I can't go without my son': Mother separated from eight-year-old son by US border control agents before being deported

    Elsa Ortiz's deportation comes after Trump administration implemented crackdown on illegal border crossings

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  • Tennis: Argentine Kicker gets six-year suspension for match-fixing

    (Reuters) - Argentine tennis player Nicolas Kicker has been suspended for six years and fined $25,000 by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) after being found guilty of match-fixing and other offences.

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  • On the Mexican border desperate women face impossible choice

    For the women and children hoping to cross into the US, the options are death at home or forced separation in Texas A group of weary women sort through a suitcase of used clothes in the shady yard of a migrant shelter close to the US border, while their infants breastfeed or nap on makeshift beds and older children take turns playing on a brightly painted slide. Most of the 60 or so women staying at the Madre Assunta Scalabrini nun’s shelter in Tijuana are on a rapidly expanding list waiting to...

    the Guardian
  • Trump says would back both House immigration bills as separation crisis grows

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers on Tuesday he would back either of the immigration bills making their way through the House of Representatives, as the outcry grew over his administration's separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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  • Trump says would back both House immigration bills as separation crisis grows

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers on Tuesday he would back either of the immigration bills making their way through the House of Representatives, as the outcry grew over his administration's separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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