North America

Baby formula on store shelves

U.S. Importing Baby Formula From Mexico To Ease Shortage

The Biden Administration says that by June 26, "Operation Fly Formula" will have brought 19 million 8-ounce bottle equivalents of formula to the U.S.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

Red snappers

Coast Guard Searches For Poachers From Mexico Stealing Fish From U.S.

Various state and federal agencies tell Newsy lanchas (Spanish for boats) have connections to drug cartels.

 | By John Mone

Beach in the Bahamas

3 U.S. Tourists Die At Bahamas Hotel After Falling Ill

According to a government official, the deaths occurred at Sandals Emerald Bay in Exuma but no foul play was suspected.

 | By Associated Press

Puerto Rican flag

Puerto Rico Exits Bankruptcy After Grueling Debt Negotiation

The U.S. territory has formally exited bankruptcy after announcing it was unable to pay more than $70 billion in debt almost seven years ago.

 | By Associated Press

Avocados

Avocado Import Ban Signals Mexican Cartel Activity

The USDA suspended all imports of Mexican avocados after a U.S. plant inspector in Mexico reportedly received a threatening phone call.

 | By Isbella Diaz

Coast Guard Cutter Ibis' crew searching for people missing from a capsized boat off the coast of Florida.

Suspected Smuggling Boat Capsized; 1 Body Recovered, 38 Still Missing

Crews on at least four ships and five aircraft already scanned a vast area off the coast of Florida.

 | By Associated Press

Sign for the Christian Aid Ministries.

Kidnappers Release 2 Of 17 Missionaries Abducted In Haiti

The missionaries from Christian Aid Ministries — including five children — and their Haitian driver were kidnapped by the 400 Mawozo gang last month.

 | By Associated Press

Group of migrants in Mexico.

Differences Endure As President Biden Brings Back North America Summit

President Biden is meeting in person with the leaders of Canada and Mexico for the first time of his presidency.

 | By Ben Schamisso and Associated Press

People protest for the release of kidnapped missionaries in Haiti.

Haitian Gang Leader Threatens To Kill Kidnapped Missionaries

The leader of the 400 Mawozo gang posted a video on social media threatening to kill the missionaries if he doesn't get a $17 million ransom.

 | By Associated Press

A "closed" sign at The Christian Aid Ministries headquarters in Berlin, Ohio.

FBI Working To Rescue Abducted Missionaries In Haiti

According to Haitian officials, the 400 Mawozo gang is demanding $17 million in ransom for the 17 missionaries who were kidnapped near Port-au-Prince.

 | By Ben Schamisso

State Department spokesperson Ned Price.

State Department: U.S. Working To Save Abducted Missionaries In Haiti

State Department spokesperson Ned Price said U.S. Embassy staff in Haiti are working with authorities to get the 17 missionary workers home safely.

 | By Associated Press

A mother holds her daughter who is injected with a dose of the Soberana-02 COVID-19 vaccine, in Havana, Cuba.

Cuba Begins Administering COVID Vaccines To Children As Young As 2

The new vaccination campaign aims to get shots in the arms of more than 90% of the population by November to help combat the Delta variant.

 | By Associated Press

Mexican dancers perform during a ceremony marking the 700 year anniversary of the founding of the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan

Mexico City Marks Fall Of Aztec Capital 500 Years Ago

There's a project to rescue the memory of the event, which has been mired in a largely inaccurate vision of Indigenous groups conquered by Spaniards.

 | By Associated Press

Police carry the coffin of slain Haitian President Jovenel Moise at the start of the funeral

Funeral For Haiti's President Held In His Hometown

A new prime minister was installed in Haiti this week to help ease some of the tension.

 | By Associated Press and Eliana Moreno

Haiti's interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph

Haiti's Interim Prime Minister To Step Down

President Jovenel Moïse had designated Claude Joseph as prime minister a day before he was killed, but he had not been sworn in.

 | By Associated Press

People leave flowers at a memorial for slain President Jovenel Moïse.

Haitian Security Chief In Custody Following Assassination Of President

It's unclear what charges, if any, he's being held on.

 | By Austin Kim

Vice President Kamala Harris

Vice President Kamala Harris To Visit Southern Border

Harris is leading the administration's response to the surge of migration.

 | By Kamil Zawadzki

A health worker holds a bottle of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

Canada Recommends Pfizer, Moderna As Second Dose After AstraZeneca

New evidence suggests people respond better to an mRNA vaccine after receiving the AstraZeneca shot.

 | By Simon Kaufman

A woman shows her ID before voting in Acapulco, Mexico

President Of Mexico's Party Holds Key Majority In Midterm Elections

Even though the current president isn't up for re-election, all eyes are on him.

 | By Eliana Moreno

Drugs in bottles

Agencies Work To Disrupt The Flow Of Drugs Headed To The U.S.

The U.S. is grappling with a surge of drug smuggling at the southern border.

 | By Scripps

Man readies a vaccine

WXYZ: Canadians Fight For Michigan's Unused COVID Vaccines

The mayor of Windsor, Canada, has proposed a plan for people to get vaccinated at the border with Michigan.

 | By WXYZ

Rescue personnel retrieve bodies from the scene of an accident where subway cars fell  in southern Mexico City.

Metro Collapses In Mexico City, Killing 23

The line had to be partly closed in 2013 so tracks could be repaired.

 | By Adam Elrashidi

Woman receives vaccine

Mexico Relies On New Chinese Vaccines To Fight COVID-19

Mexico announced it'll receive 12 million doses of China's Sinopharm vaccine and 20 million doses of Coronavac.

 | By Lauren Magarino

Hole in California-Mexico border fence

Desperate Migrants Flood System, Ignoring WH Pleas Not To Come

Migrants are filling border shelters and starting to overwhelm a system the Biden administration says it needs time to "rebuild."

 | By James Packard

A paramedic rests behind his ambulance.

Mexico Surpasses India For Third-Highest COVID Death Toll

The country has recorded more than 155,000 deaths and over 1.8 million infections as cases surge out of control.

 | By Adam Elrashidi

An activist speaks to a marijuana plant at a camp outside of the country's Senate building in Mexico City.

Mexico Close To Legalizing Marijuana

Lawmakers have until December 15 to vote on the bill.

 | By Austin Kim

Hurricane Zeta approaches Cancun, Mexico

Zeta Makes Landfall On Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula

It hit as a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 80 miles per hour. It's now weakened to a tropical storm.

 | By Newsy Staff

Relatives of a man who died from non-COVID causes attend his funeral.

Mexico Says Death Toll Is Higher Than Official Count

Tests have confirmed nearly 89,000 deaths from the virus, but Mexican health officials said the actual number is likely more than 139,000.

 | By Bailey Vogt

U.S-Canada border in Buffalo, New York

U.S. Border Closures Will Continue Into November

Acting Secretary Chad Wolf said all non-essential travel across the border would continue to be blocked through November 21.

 | By Bailey Vogt

The White House

Woman Arrested Over Ricin Sent To White House

Law enforcement said the woman was apprehended Sunday while attempting to cross into New York from Canada.

 | By Newsy Staff