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Urgent Communication: Solidarity With El Estor, Izabal, Guatemala  Just Associated (JASS)
Urgent Communication: Solidarity With El Estor, Izabal, Guatemala Just Associated (JASS)

El Estor: The peaceful resistance of the Q’eqchi ‘people under siege is everyone’s struggle

Civil-society groups urge Mexico to reject renewed attack on asylum
Civil-society groups urge Mexico to reject renewed attack on asylum

More than 70 civil-society organizations have sent a letter to the Mexican government (reprinted below) urging it to refuse to cooperate with a controversial program of the Donald Trump administration, terminated by the Joe Biden…

The Mexico Dialogue on Venezuela and the End of the Lima Group
The Mexico Dialogue on Venezuela and the End of the Lima Group

The conversations in Mexico between the opposition Unitary Plataform of Venezuela and the Maduro government, with the intermediation of Norway, represent the failure of the US interventionist strategy and the end of the Lima Group.

Latin America: In Search of Lost Sovereignty
Latin America: In Search of Lost Sovereignty

Two recent events have activated the possibility of relaunching Latin American and Caribbean cooperation and coordination, so neglected during the last five years: Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s (AMLO) speech during the meeting of Foreign Ministers during the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and that of the newly appointed Foreign Minister of Peru, Héctor Béjar, during his inauguration at the Torre Tagle Palace in Lima, who recently made a 180-degree turn in Peru’s foreign policy.

105 Groups Demand Biden End Trump’s Anti-Asylum Policies Ahead of Former President’s Visit to Border
105 Groups Demand Biden End Trump’s Anti-Asylum Policies Ahead of Former President’s Visit to Border

Biden’s continued use of Title 42 has driven family separations, groups say News release by Welcome With Dignity – June 30, 2021 The #WelcomeWithDignity Campaign – welcomewithdignity.org – is composed of more than 80 organizations…

Yaqui pipeline fighters need immediate relief
Yaqui pipeline fighters need immediate relief

In the Indigenous Yaqui territory of the Mexican state of Sonora on the northern border, water defenders who oppose pipelines  have to choose between self-exile or the likely outcome of imprisonment, kidnapping, disappearance, and murder. The defenders have called for ‘cease-fire’ in the long-running water war.

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Mexico’s elections on KPFA radio
Local candidates were killed in the run up to Mexico’s recent election. Laura Carlsen (@LauraECarlsen), Director of the Mexico City-based Americas Program joins us to analyze the political climate in Mexico following its midterm election which saw a 51% voter turnout. Listen to the show here, at 0:08 – 36 . 
Which route to reform? Migration at core of Kamala Harris’ Central America tour

We were on France 24’s The Debate discussing the impact of Kamala Harris’ visit to Mexico and Guatemala. You can view the show here.

 

Friday Round Table: News Analysis on Voter Suppression, Border, Filibuster, Atlanta killings
America’s Program Director Laura Carlsen sat in on Sojourner Truth’s “Friday Round Table: News Analysis on voter suppression, the situation of children on the southern border, the filibuster, and the Derek Chauvin trial” with Gerald Horne and Jackie Goldberg.

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