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Topic: Central America

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Johor's House of Kendal gives homegrown Liberica beans a specialty coffee makeover
BATU PAHAT, Sept 9 — Pickers plucking ripened coffee cherries by hand from thick, leafy branches.
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19 states sue Trump administration over migrant detention
Attorneys general for 19 states and the District of Columbia sued President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday to block a sweeping new rule to indefinitely detain migrant families seeking to se...
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Trump imposes rule allowing US to detain migrant families indefinitely
The Trump administration on Wednesday unveiled a rule that allows officials to detain migrant families indefinitely while judges consider whether to grant them asylum in the United States, abolishing ...
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UN: Latin America set for feeble growth of 0.5pc in 2019
SANTIAGO, Aug 1 ― Hit by five years of “economic slowdown,” Latin America's economy will grow by barely 0.5 per cent this year, the United Nations economic commission for the region said yesterd...
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Mexico says migrant numbers at US border down 40pct since May
The number of migrants reaching Mexico’s border with the United States has fallen almost 40 percent since May, the Mexican government said on Tuesday, seeking to defuse tensions with US President Do...
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Pompeo to meet with Mexico's foreign minister to discuss immigration, trade
MEXICO CITY, July 21 — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet with Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard today to discuss migration and trade, amid heightened bilateral tension ahead of a dea...
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Taiwan president to visit US this month in move likely to anger China
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will spend four nights in the United States this month while visiting Caribbean diplomatic allies, her government said on Monday, in a move likely to anger China, which c...
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Photo of drowned migrants triggers fight over Trump asylum clampdown
A harrowing photo of a Salvadoran migrant and his young daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande at the US-Mexico border became the focus on Wednesday of a US political debate over President Donald Trum...
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Trump delays mass deportation raids, seeks deal with Democrats
US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would postpone mass deportation raids for two weeks as he seeks compromise with Democratic leaders on immigration issues.
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Mexico becomes first country to ratify USMCA trade deal via Senate vote
MEXICO CITY, June 20 — Mexico yesterday became the first country to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) agreed late last year to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement ...
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Trump flaunts 'secret' migration deal already revealed by Mexico
US President Donald Trump brandished a document on Tuesday confirming details of a regional asylum project agreed with Mexico to stave off threatened tariffs, saying the plan was “secret” even tho...
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Trump insists there's more to Mexico deal, waves document as proof
WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday insisted there was more to the migrant deal with Mexico announced over the weekend, even after Mexican officials unveiled new details of the agreement, and waved around a document that he said proved his point.
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Mild profit taking pulls FBM KLCI into negative zone
KUALA LUMPUR (June 11): The FBM KLCI dropped 0.26% today, bucking the regional upward trend, as profit taking emerged on selected index-linked counters, for instance banking stocks.
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Rights group says Mexico puts activists on trial to win over Trump
Mexico will today put on trial two veteran organisers of migrant caravans in a move that rights activists said was aimed at appeasing the Trump administration after an agreement last week that averted...
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Bursa Malaysia ends higher on positive external developments
KUALA LUMPUR, June 10 — Bursa Malaysia closed higher across the board today, in line with Asian peers lifted by positive external developments surrounding the market, dealers said.
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Asian markets, peso rally as Trump drops Mexico tariffs threat
HONG KONG, June 10 — Asian markets rose today and the Mexican peso rallied more than two per cent after Donald Trump dropped threatened tariffs against Mexico, while weak US jobs data fanned expecta...
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KLCI up 0.38% as Genting, IHH and Tenaga lift
KUALA LUMPUR (June 10): The FBM KLCI rose 0.38% at the midday break today, as gains in Genting Bhd, IHH Healthcare Bhd and Tenaga Nasional Bhd lifted the local bourse in line with regional markets.
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Palm eases to 2-week low, tracking weakness in overnight soyoil
KUALA LUMPUR (June 10): Malaysian palm oil futures fell to a two-week low in early trade on Monday, weighed down by losses in overnight soyoil on the U.S. Chicago Board of Trade.
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KLCI rises 0.31%, in line with regional gains
KUALA LUMPUR (June 10): The FBM KLCI rose 0.31% at mid-morning today, tracking the gains at regional markets, lifted by select index-linked blue chips.
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US stock futures, Asian shares gain as Mexico tariffs averted
TOKYO, June 10 — US stock futures and Asian shares rose today after the United States dropped its threat to impose tariffs on Mexico in a deal to combat illegal migration from Central America, while...
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Asian shares gain as Mexico tariffs averted
TOKYO: U.S. stock futures and Asian shares rose on Monday after the United States dropped its threat to impose tariffs on Mexico in a deal to combat illegal migration from Central America, while weak U.S. jobs data raised hopes for U.S. interest rate cuts.
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Oil prices rise on likelihood of ongoing OPEC+ supply cuts
SINGAPORE: Oil prices rose on Monday after Saudi Arabia said producer club OPEC and Russia were likely to keep withholding supplies, and in relief that the United States and Mexico averted a trade war that would have damaged the global economy.
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Weak US employment report raises red flag on economy
WASHINGTON, June 8 — US job growth slowed sharply in May and wages rose less than expected, raising fears that a loss of momentum in economic activity could be spreading to the labor market, which c...
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Mexican president predicts good results from US talks on tariffs
MEXICO CITY, June 1 — Mexico’s president said today he expected “good results” from talks planned in Washington about US President Donald Trump’s threat to impose tariffs on Mexican goods, a...
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Stock markets slump as trade war tensions spike
NEW YORK, June 1 — Global stocks tumbled today, with investors fleeing equities for safe-haven assets following the latest salvos on international trade.
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Trump vows rapid increase in tariffs on Mexico unless illegal immigration ends
US President Donald Trump, incensed by a surge of illegal immigrants across the southern border, vowed on Thursday to impose a tariff on all goods coming from Mexico starting at 5 percent and ratcheti...
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Misplaced moralising in a multipolar world
AL-JAZEERA columnist Belen Fernandez wrote an article arguing that the intense outpouring of grief and emotion at the burning of the cathedral of Notre Dame – an inanimate object – was “misplace...
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‘Assassin’s Creed’ Viking rumour makes headway
SAN FRANCISCO, April 6 — An eagle-eyed player of The Division 2 has spotted what appears to be a hint that fellow Ubisoft franchise Assassin’s Creed will be heading into the Viking era.
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Trump steps back from Mexico border threat as companies warn of economic fallout
US President Donald Trump took a step back on Tuesday from his threat to close the US southern border to fight illegal immigration, as pressure mounted from companies worried that a shutdown would cau...
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Loan of US$100m from Taiwan gives lifeline to Nicaragua's Ortega
MANAGUA, Feb 20 — Nicaragua's congress yesterday accepted a US$100 million (RM408 million) loan offered by Taiwan, giving a line of support to President Daniel Ortega's government, which has become ...
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Is Singapore what London ought to be?
FEBRUARY 10 — “Our country is going to be like Singapore.” This sort of statement is trotted out by the governments of various countries (typically developing ones) all the time.
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