July 22, 2019
Latest News

Mexican airline offers undocumented migrants $1 repatriation flights

 View of a plane of the Mexican airline Volaris, which announced Friday the launch of flights costing $1 each to make it easy for undocumented Central American migrants to return to their countries of origin. EFE-EPA/Volaris/File

View of a plane of the Mexican airline Volaris, which announced Friday the launch of flights costing $1 each to make it easy for undocumented Central American migrants to return to their countries of origin. EFE-EPA/Volaris/File

Mexico City, Jun 21 (efe-epa).- The Mexican airline Volaris announced Friday the launch of flights costing $1 each to make it easy for undocumented Central American migrants to return to their countries of origin.

"The ultra-low-cost airline operating in Mexico, the United States and Central America launches its Reuniting Families program," the airline announced in a statement.

The program "invites Central American migrants of an irregular migratory status who are currently in Mexico and wish to return voluntarily to their country of origin," to fly there for just $1 plus tax.

The flights will be available until June 30 from various Mexican cities including Tijuana, Ciudad Juarez, Guadalajara and Mexico City, with seats available to Costa Rica, El Salvador and Guatemala.

"Elderly migrants must only show their Sole Identity Document (DUI), while minors must present their birth certificate or passport," it said

For the company, this is an "alternative solution for the migratory phenomenon" that has occurred in recent months.

Since mid-October 2018 there has been an unprecedented increase in the number of migrants, chiefly Central Americans, who routinely enter Mexico in order to reach to United States, which has in turn sparked a crisis between the two countries.

Faced with the rising number of irregular migrants and applicants for asylum who reach the United States, the president of that country, Donald Trump, threatened last May 30 to impose tariffs on all Mexican products.

After some arduous negotiations in Washington, an accord was announced on June 7 that called for sending 6,000 troops of Mexico's National Guard to the southern border as another measure to stop illegal migration.

The accord includes a period of 45 days to evaluate the results of the measures, and if the United States judges them to be unsatisfactory, the tariffs could be reactivated.

Mexico and El Salvador also launched this Thursday a Comprehensive Development Plan that will establish in the Central American country a Mexican reforestation program with an investment of $30 million to create 20,000 new jobs and thereby halt migration in the region.

News history

By María Rodríguez

Tame elephants mediate between humans, wild elephants in Indonesia's Aceh

By Ricardo Perez-Solero,

Buddhist novices perform rituals in mass ordination ceremony

Thai and foreign Buddhist devotees took part in several rituals Saturday as part of a mass ordination ceremony at Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple on the...

Princess Mako honors memory of Japanese who died in Bolivia

Okinawa I, Bolivia, Jul 19 (efe-epa).- Princess Mako of Japan honored this Friday the memory of her migrant compatriots who died in Bolivia at a monument in...

Indonesia to close Komodo Island to protect indigenous dragons

Jakarta, Jul 19 (efe-epa).- Komodo Island, a popular tourist destination and home to the world’s largest lizards, will close in 2020 in a bid to protect its...

First library seeks to bring change to Pakistani gun-making town

By Jaime Leon

Indonesian Hindus flock to Mt. Bromo volcano for soul-cleansing

Tenggerese Hindus gathered on top of Mount Bromo, an active volcano in East Java, Indonesia, for a purification ritual.

KLM diktat to cover up while breastfeeding in flights causes global outrage

The Hague, Netherlands, Jul 18 (efe-epa).- Dutch airline KLM is facing a storm of criticism for asking mothers to cover up while breastfeeding their babies...

Recruiting armies of bugs to chomp back Florida's invasive plants

By Ana Mengotti

DR Congo vaccinates Goma to curb Ebola expansion

Kinshasa, July 17 (efe-epa).- The Democratic Republic of Congo is planning to vaccinate about 100 people in the northeastern city of Goma who had contact...

US judge denies bail to church leader accused of child rape, pornography

Los Angeles, USA, Jul 16 (efe-epa).- The leader of the so-called "Luz del Mundo" ("Light of the World") church will remain imprisoned in a United States...

Dried-up Aculeo Lagoon shows the woes of climate change in Chile

By Alberto Peña

By Nerea González

Trump doubles down on tweets against Democratic congresswomen

By Lucia Leal.

Residents of historic Panama neighborhood fight gentrification

By Maria M.Mur.

National health alert in Philippines after over 450 dengue deaths

Manila, Jul 15 (efe-epa).- Philippines on Monday declared a national alert due to a dengue outbreak, with over 106,630 cases recorded in the first half of...

San Juan Parangaricutiro, Mexico's Pompeii buried by Paricutin volcano

By Manuel Soberanes Cobo

The Japanese island in the heart of South America

By Gina Baldivieso

More and more reports of sexual abuse against minors in Panama

By Ana de Leon

Protesters in US urge end to migrant detention centers

By Laura Barros

US lawmakers spotlight conditions for migrant kids detained on the border

Washington, Jul 12 (efe-epa).- With fear of the guards, feeling ill, with little sleep and no soap in sight, so the hours go by for thousands of children...

Japanese government apologizes for discriminating against lepers for decades

Tokyo, Jul 12 (efe-epa).- The prime minister of Japan on Friday apologized to leprosy patients and their families who suffered discrimination and isolation...

Trump gives up on adding citizenship question to 2020 Census

Washington, Jul 11 (efe-epa).- President Donald Trump on Thursday abandoned his bid to have a question about citizenship added to the 2020 US Census,...

Pelosi says Trump is terrorizing immigrants with threat of raids

Washington, Jul 11 (efe-epa).- The speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, said Thursday that President Donald Trump's threats to round-up...

I agree Welcome to news4europe.eu. We use cookies to improve your online experience. Find out more.