Tag: Matamoros

Judge asks DHS to lift restrictions; Trevino says policy hurting border economy

Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño Jr., in his capacity as chairman of the Texas Border Coalition, has penned a new letter to Department of...

Bengal tigers found inside Matamoros home

Mexican special operations conducting activities in Matamoros discovered a collection of 46 luxury vehicles, two Bengal tigers, and various exotic birds inside a residence...

Texas Border Coalition wants travel restrictions lifted

  The Texas Border Coalition today stepped up its effort to persuade the U.S. Department of Homeland Security  to lift restrictions that limit non-essential travel...

Border Postmates: Personal shoppers become the new delivery service

HARLINGEN — Whataburger and Chick-fil-A are two of the most popular Texas cravings, but they are also the main requests made by Mexican citizens. However,...

Migrants continue to wait for asylum

A camp of asylum seekers along the Rio Grande in Matamoros has seen a significant reduction in population over the course of the COVID-19...

Protest leads to Gateway International bridge closure

U.S. officials shut down vehicle traffic at the Gateway International Bridge overnight in response to a protest overnight on Tuesday. Officials and workers who cross...

Asylum-seekers in Matamoros migrant camp fear they’ll be forgotten

By Dianne Solis, The Dallas Morning News DALLAS - The small body of Rodrigo Castro was found on the bank of the Rio Grande, a...

Sustainability: Volunteers continue to aid asylum seekers

Dignity Village, a collective of Brownsville-based nonprofit organizations aiding asylum seekers on both sides of the river, began to form in response to the...

Reports: Migrant drowned trying to rescue pregnant woman

New information on the body of a young man from Guatemala found in the Rio Grande on Tuesday suggests that he may have drowned...

Asylum seeker drowns in Rio Grande

A man from Guatemala seeking asylum in the United States was found dead in the Rio Grande in Matamoros on Tuesday evening. A video taken...

Brownsville woman found dead in Matamoros

A 22-year-old Brownsville woman was found dead in Matamoros on Tuesday, a day after a missing persons report was filed by the Brownsville Police...

Asylum seekers test positive for coronavirus

In Matamoros, medical NGO Global Response Management confirmed in a press release on Tuesday that one patient living in the camp of 2,000 asylum...

Coronavirus case in refugee camp at US border raises alarm

HOUSTON (AP) — A person has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus in a sprawling refugee camp on the U.S.-Mexico border where an estimated...

Bridge restrictions extended until July 21

The Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Affairs announced Tuesday morning via Twitter that the restrictions at the United States-Mexico border that have been in place...

Crossing restrictions hurting border economy

The temporary restriction on non-essential travel at U.S. ports of entry imposed by the Trump administration is exacerbating the negative economic impact from the...

Mexican state arrests border labor lawyer Susana Prieto

By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — Border state authorities have arrested a crusading labor lawyer who led a wave of 2019 walkouts...

Men believed to be linked to cartel organization arrested

Individuals allegedly linked to the Gulf Cartel in Matamoros were arrested and charged in a narcotics smuggling investigation stemming from a February 2019 traffic...

Mexico screens border crossers; Efforts taken to limit spread of virus

Matamoros Mayor Mario Alberto López Hernández announced Thursday that there are new restrictions for residents and citizens of the United States who are trying...

Presidential candidate Julian Castro condemns migrant policy

Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro crossed the border at the Gateway International Bridge Monday morning to visit a few of the hundreds of asylum-seeking...