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The Earthquake Lottery for Illegal Aliens, Ecuador Edition

Almost every natural disaster in the Third World is followed by calls for amnesty for illegal aliens from the afflicted country. Such amnesties are de facto permanent, despite their label: Temporary Protected Status.

TPS is what you might call green card-lite – it provides the illegal

Earthquake Strikes Ecuador, Killing 233 & Injuring 1,500
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  A magnitude-7.8 earthquake shook Ecuador on Saturday night, claiming an estimated 233 lives and injuring 1,500, according to CNN. The country has declared a state of emergency, the worst for Ecuador since 1987, when 1,000

A Honduran lawyer in San Francisco reminded his countrymen this week that migrating to the United States for economic reasons does not qualify one for asylum.

During an interview, the Honduran lawyer Jose Tercero Midence said, "Allowing a person to obtain asylum for economic matters,

Cubans stranded in Panama have started to buy plane tickets for direct flights from Panama to Mexico, where they will continue on to the U.S. border.

About 1,300 Cubans were stranded at Panama's northern border with Costa Rica, after Costa Rica stopped granting temporary transit visas in

On Friday, Costa Rica announced direct flights to Mexico will be available for Cuban migrants headed to the U.S. border.

In November 2015, approximately 8,000 Cuban migrants were stranded in Costa Rica after Nicaragua closed its southern border and refused to let the Cubans pass. According to

Brazilian Women Warned Against Pregnancy After Virus Outbreak
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  The outbreak of a mosquito-borne virus called Zika has prompted Brazilian officials to warn women against getting pregnant, CNN reports.

The warning comes after a significant rise in cases of newborn microcephaly
Diamonds and Women: One of the Few Novels that Follows Arab Immigrants to South America

Tonight in Abu Dhabi, the winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction will be announced. Diamonds and Women is one of the six shortlisted novels, and here Sawad Hussein reviews a book rich with the physicality of sex, sexual power, and sexual exploitation:

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