Ti­juana, Mex­ico

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Mi­grant camp shut: The city of Ti­juana shut­tered a mi­grant camp close to the U.S. bor­der this week and moved its 6,000 oc­cu­pants some 10 miles south, be­cause the sports com­plex hous­ing them had be­come over­crowded, flooded, and un­hy­gienic. Health ex­perts said res­pi­ra­tory dis­eases, chicken pox, and lice were ram­pant at the shel­ter, which was a tem­po­rary home for many of the Cen­tral Amer­i­cans who re­cently trekked to the U.S. bor­der in a car­a­van. They are be­ing re­lo­cated to a former con­cert venue that will be run by the fed­eral gov­ern­ment and is fur­ther from the bor­der. In one of his first acts since tak­ing of­fice this week, Mex­i­can Pres­i­dent An­drés Manuel López Obrador signed a pact with Hon­duras, El Sal­vador, and Gu­atemala to cre­ate jobs in Cen­tral Amer­ica, which they hope will help stop res­i­dents from flee­ing north.

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