Joselino Gomez Esteban and his nephew, Misael Paiz, from Guatemala left their small village in search of work and a better life. When they reached the scorching hot Sonoran Desert in Arizona, Paiz fell ill and his uncle called 911 for help. But Paiz died before Tucson Border Patrol agents could find them.
As the leader of Mexico's Sinaloa cartel, Guzmán, 61, directed massive shipments of heroin, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine bound for the United States. He faces 17 criminal counts and a potential life sentence if convicted.
The order, which goes into effect on Saturday, means that migrants will have to present themselves at US ports of entry to qualify for asylum. Like the travel ban, it will likely be quickly challenged in court.
A federal judge in Montana halted construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline on Thursday on the grounds that the US government did not complete a full analysis of the environmental impact of the TransCanada Corp. project.
Women who have told their stories publically in Japan have been shamed. The face of #MeToo in Japan is a journalist named Shiori Ito, who says she was raped by an older journalist, the biographer of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. She came forward publicly in May 2017.
Innocent youth are getting swept up in El Salvador's crackdown in their war on gangs. Daniel Alemán, 23, walked free after spending over a year behind bars on trumped-up extortion charges in El Salvador. Others are not so lucky.