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33 Bizarre New Ant Species Discovered

A total of 33 previously unknown ant species have been discovered in Central America and the Caribbean. The nearly blind ants live in leaf litter and rotten logs in rainforests and are all quite tiny, each less than one-twelfth of an inch (2 millimeters) in length, according to new research.   Full story

Correction: Asylum Requests story

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a story July 16 about asylum requests, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of the agency that compiled the figures. It was U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, not Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. Full story

Police seize 30 metric tons of drugs in Central America, Caribbean

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - About 30 metric tons of cocaine, heroin and marijuana with a street value of $822 million was seized in Central America and the Caribbean last month in one of the biggest international drug hauls, pan-European police force Europol said. Full story

On immigration, we need to 'bring people out of the shadows'

   Author Sonia Nazario talks to The Cycle hosts about what an ideal immigration reform package would look like and her experience writing about immigrants, particularly children, in the United States.

Obama focuses on improving US-Mexico relations

   Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., discusses President Obama’s recent comments at a speech in Mexico City and in his weekly radio address about improving US relations with Mexico.

Mexico detains 108 in immigration sweep; most from Central America

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican authorities said on Saturday they detained 108 undocumented immigrants along highways, at bus stations and on a cargo train route that thousands of Central Americans use every year to cross Mexico and enter the United States illegally. Full story

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  South Texas sees rise in illegal border crossings

Despite a dramatic drop in illegal immigration nationwide, south Texas, along the Rio Grande, is now seeing a rise in immigrants crossing the Mexican border, as many flee the poverty and violence in Central America. NBC’s Mark Potter reports.

  Trouble in Paradise, Part 1

Belize, a tiny country in Central America, is the kind of tropical paradise everyone dreams of. But when Greg Faull moved there from Florida last year he never suspected that he was about to have a confrontation with an eccentric neighbor.

  Sweet sorrow: Unsolved epidemic linked to sugar harvest

NBC's Kerry Sanders reports from Nicaragua on an inexplicable epidemic in Central America where more than 16,000 people — mostly sugar cane workers — have died from incurable chronic kidney disease.

  This python is feeling (really) relaxed

National Wildlife Federation naturalist David Mizejewski introduces TODAY’s Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb to wild creatures from Central America to Southeast Asia including a warthog, an African gray parrot, and a Burmese python who answers his own “call of the wild” in Studio 1A.

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epa03798928 An X-ray image shows how the 94 illegal migrants from Asia and Central America were discovered by Mexican authorities in Tuxla Gutierrez, Mexico, 23 July 2013. The 78 men and 16 women were travelling under inhuman conditions and have serious injuries to their hands and legs, as well as s

Handout shows illegal immigrants from Central America, Nepal and Bangladesh in a trailer truck after being detected by police X-ray equipment at a checkpoint in La Pochota outside Tuxtla Gutierrez
Handout shows illegal immigrants from Central America, Nepal and Bangladesh in a trailer truck after being detected by police X-ray equipment at a checkpoint in La Pochota outside Tuxtla Gutierrez