A shocking photo of the lifeless bodies of Oscar Alberto Martinez, 25, and his 23-month-old daughter Angie Valeria lying face down in the river fuelled global outrage, with some people blaming US crackdown on border crossings for their deaths.
Twenty-five-year-old Salvadorian Oscar Martinez Ramirez fled El Salvador with his 21-year-old wife and their daughter and decided to make the risky crossing from Mexico to the US on Sunday afternoon, according to a Mexican court report.
Most migrants have much more deeply-rooted reasons to leave everything behind and walk towards the unknown.
The telegenic Bukele, 37, was elected in February to succeed Salvador Sanchez Ceren, a leftist former guerrilla who maintained close relations with his Nicaraguan and Venezuelan counterparts. Bukele has said he will seek closer ties with the US.
If US President Donald Trump is not satisfied with Mexico's efforts to crack down on immigration, the tariff will increase to 10 percent on July 1, 15 percent on August 1, 20 percent on September 1 and 25 percent on October 1, the White House says.
The US administration is set to appeal a ruling by a federal judge who blocked Trump's purge against asylum seekers from Central America, giving a glimmer of hope to the people waiting at the border.
Experts say all of those areas play a direct role in whether people feel they can get by or even survive in their home countries.
Human rights advocates have been up in arms over Abrams' appointment to the post because of his checkered past in Latin America.
El Salvador Supreme Electoral Court says that with nearly 80 percent of ballots counted, Nayib Bukele had 53 percent of the votes.
During his visit to Panama, Pope Francis also pledged support for "all efforts" to avoid further suffering in crisis-torn Venezuela and insisted public officials live simply, honestly and transparently.
Senate leaders agree to vote on duelling proposals this week to reopen shuttered federal agencies. The Republican plan is a trade-off: Trump's border wall funding in exchange for temporary protection from deportation for some immigrants.
The migrants who passed through the Agua Caliente border set sights on the US, hoping to leave behind violence and poverty to start a new life.
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