CENTRAL AMERICA

Human Rights Absent in US-Mexico Conference on Central America Despite Concern in Congress Over Abuses

Escrito por  |  22 / June / 2017

The Miami meeting ignored human rights and refugee rights. There appears to have been no discussion of government abuses as a result of intensified joint operations to stop migrant flows to the United States, particularly by Mexican security forces and increasingly by Central American forces charged with controlling outmigration of their own people.

Mexico Hosts SouthCom Conference to Launch Plan Pentagon Against Central American Migrants

Escrito por  |  14 / June / 2017

Mexico’s Secretaries of Government and Foreign Relations and Defense and Marine Secretariats will stand beside their U.S. co-hosts June 15 and 16 to launch the new Plan Pentagon for Central America. They won’t call it that, of course. Vice President Mike Pence will open the event “Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America”, before the presidents, the generals and representatives from observer countries.

Refugees: Caught Between Violence and Persecution

Escrito por  |  19 / May / 2017

This viacrucis, or Stations of the Cross, was made up of about 300 migrants, including women and children, who traveled through Mexico, ending up in Mexico City. According to one of its communiqués, its fundamental purpose is “to escape the southern border, which has condemned many people without papers to precarious work, discrimination and the absence of state protection.”

El Salvador, First Latin American Country to Prohibit Mining

Escrito por  |  11 / May / 2017

The law, which only has 11 articles, prohibits the exploration and exploitation of metals in the country by domestic or foreign companies or persons, and prohibits the use of toxic substances that endanger the health of peasant communities and the environment.

ICE Raids and Sanctuary Churches in the State of New York

Escrito por  |  18 / April / 2017

Migrants in Buffalo, New York, where many await asylum hearings, fear that Trump’s anti-immigrant policies have stoked a new racism that has become evident the past few months.

Fighting Fear, Hundreds Join Border Caravan For Migrant Rights

Escrito por  |  12 / April / 2017

Union members, migrants, government officials and grassroots organizers chanted and marched before stepping up to the mike in the shadow of the Federal Building in Sacramento to tell their stories and make promises. The Caravan against Fear is under way in California.

Memory of Bertha Caceres and Other Martyrs Inspires Demands for Environmental Justice

Escrito por  |  27 / March / 2017

Caceres’ memory must be invoked along with that of dozens of other martyrs for the defense of the sanctity of all living beings, as the cross-boundary struggle builds to reinstate indigenous primacy in the protection of land tenure rights, biological diversity, habitat, food and water security, and the balance of nature.