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January 2024
  • Speaker Mike Johnson "dug in against President Biden's efforts to revive stalled legislation to send aid to Ukraine, saying the Republican-led House would not entertain it unless Democrats agreed to a far more severe crackdown at the U.S.-Mexico border." — The New York Times, January 18, 2024
    • "Three migrants drowned in the Rio Grande by Eagle Pass, Texas," The New York Times reported January 15, "setting off a dispute among state and federal officials in what seemed to escalate the feud between the Biden administration and Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas over the stringent security measures the state has imposed to keep migrants from entering the country."
    • The majority of Americans polled, 53 percent, trust former President Donald Trump to "do a better job on immigration" than Biden. — The New York Times, January 19, 2024
  • "Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey - already accused of using his political influence to benefit Egypt - was newly charged (January 2) with using his power to help the government of Qatar." — The New York Times, January 3, 2024
  • The National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood "named Jose Ochoa as its new executive director." — ABC 7 Chicago, January 11, 2024
  • "Adan Canto, the Mexican singer and actor best known for his roles in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' and 'Agent Game' as well as the TV series 'The Cleaning Lady,' has died. He was 42." — Time, January 10, 2024
  • A cluster of "lost cities" that flourished from about 500 B.C. to between 300 A.D. and 600 A.D. as home to the Upano people have been discovered by archaeologists in the Amazon. —, January 12, 2024
  • "Rolando Alvarez, a prominent Catholic bishop and outspoken critic of President Daniel Ortega, has been released from prison (in Nicaragua) along with 18 other clergy members." — United Press International, January 15, 2024.
  • Schools closed in Ecuador and many people were "afraid to leave their homes after the disappearance of two gang leaders set off prison riots, police kidnappings and the on-air storming of a TV station." — The New York Times, January 11, 2024
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