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February 2024
  • Some 80 percent of "Americans overwhelmingly fault the government for how it has handled the migrant situation." — Pew Research Center, February 15, 2024
    • The U.S. House "defeated impeachment charges against Alejandro N. Mayorkas, the homeland security secretary, after a small group of Republicans broke with their party and refused to support what amounted to a partisan indictment of President Biden's immigration policies." — The New York Times, February 7, 2024
    • "The number of people crossing illegally into the United States from Mexico has dropped by 50 percent in the last month, authorities said (February 13) as President Biden comes under growing pressure from both parties over security at the border." — The New York Times, February 14, 2024
  • "As a rising young Democratic star and the top elected official of Harris County, the most populous in Texas, Lina Hidalgo surprised many people last summer when she announced that she had checked herself in at a residential mental health clinic for serious depression," The New York Times reported February 8. "Hidalgo, 32, has added her name to a growing list of politicians — most of them Democrats — who have chosen to be public about their mental health."
  • FIFA revealed "the first World Cup to feature 48 teams — up from 32 in 2022 — a total of 108 matches will be played across 16 cities in the three host countries," Canada, Mexico and the United States in 2026. — Time, February 4, 2024.
  • "Mexico outpaced China for the first time in 20 years to become America's top source of official imports." — The New York Times, February 8, 2024
  • Uruguay signed NASA's Artemis Accords, "making it the 36th signatory to the U.S. pact that defines principles for the safe exploration of space." — United Press International, February 15, 2024
  • El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele, "credited with driving down gang violence" was re-elected by a "huge margin" to his second term. — BBC News, February 4, 2024.
  • Former Chilean President Sebastian Pinera died when his helicopter crashed into Lake Ranco in southern Chile. He was 74. — Reuters, February 7, 2024
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