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San Ysidro border crossing briefly shut to beef up security

The US temporarily closed its busiest border crossing with Mexico to boost security after a migrant caravan arrived in northern Mexico. Northbound traffic and half the pedestrian crossings at the San Ysidro border point were shut to install new movable wire-topped barriers. Around 110,000 people enter the US daily through the crossing. In the Mexican border city of
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‘El Chapo’ rival Héctor Beltrán Leyva dies in jail

Mexican drug lord Héctor Beltrán Leyva has died of a heart attack in a hospital to which he was transferred from jail, government officials said. Beltrán Leyva, 56, was one of four brothers who led the drug cartel of the same name which was known for its deadly rivalry with the Sinaloa cartel led by Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán. Héctor Beltrán Leyva, the last of the
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Migrant caravan: Mexican border city Tijuana protests arrival

Media playback is unsupported on your device Hundreds of residents have taken to the streets of a Mexican border town, in protest at the arrival of thousands of migrants trying to get to the US. They were urging the migrants to leave Tijuana, to the south of California. The migrants are part of a large caravan of Central Americans which has been travelling though Mexico
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SALES LEADS LATAM: Tony Romas®, Sol, Walmart…

A summary for Corporate Marketers, Media Sales Executives and Advertising Agencies to see what clients are moving into the market and/or targeting Latin American consumers right now. For prior Sales Leads LatAm editions, click here. Tony Roma's® Romacorp, Inc., the parent company of Tony Roma's®, announced the opening of its newest restaurant, located in one
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Peru corruption: Former president Alan Garcia seeks asylum

Peru's former president has requested asylum at the Uruguayan embassy after being barred from leaving the country. Alan Garcia is accused of taking bribes from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht in exchange for government contracts to build a metro line in the Peruvian capital Lima. The two-time president denies the charges and says he is the victim of