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Guardian of Monarch Butterfly Grounds Eulogized in Mexico

OCAMPO, Mexico — Hundreds of farmers and agricultural workers thronged the funeral of activist Homero Gómez González on Friday, and the homage to him was like a tribute to the monarch butterfly he so staunchly defended. “Thanks to him many of you had work, ...
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Trump Thanks Farmers for Backing Him Through China Trade War

AUSTIN, Texas — President Donald Trump thanked farmers Sunday for supporting him through a trade war with China as he promoted a new North American trade agreement and a separate one with China that he said will massively benefit farmers. “We did it,” Trump...
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White House Welcomes Court Ruling on Border Wall Spending

WASHINGTON — The White House says construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall will move forward after a federal appeals court ruling that frees up construction money. The 2-1 ruling on Wednesday halted a federal judge’s ruling in December that had prevented...
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A Tale of 2 Migrations: Before and After New Trump Policies

SANTA ANA, El Salvador — María Teresa Carballo was worried. She hadn’t heard from her daughter-in-law since the young woman and her two young children left with a smuggler for the U.S. border a week earlier. The silence was unexpected: Seventeen other membe...