CENTRAL AMERICA

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.

Latin America’s Women-Led Movements and New Feminisms

Escrito por  |  27 / March / 2017

Feminism will never defeat the Trump patriarchal revival in the U.S. or the resurgence in the rest of the world unless it embraces its nature as profoundly anti-systemic. As the system becomes more deadly and alienating, women’s defense of life and their stands against impunity present a radical challenge.

Salvadoran Migrants Express Fear, Uncertainty Under New Trump Administration

Escrito por  |  17 / March / 2017

Adela M. arrived in the United States less than a year ago to work to send money home to her family. Like many other Central American migrants, the fifty-year-old woman feels uncertainty, fear and anxiety over the results of the U.S. presidential elections in November.Adela M. arrived in the United States less than a year ago to work to send money home to her family. Economic conditions in El Salvador forced her to leave everything behind in her native country to seek a way out. Like many other Central American migrants, the fifty-year-old woman feels uncertainty, fear and anxiety over the results of the U.S. presidential elections in November.