CENTRAL AMERICA

To Mexico from Guatemala, With Love

Escrito por  |  16 / November / 2017

The Mexico-Guatemala relationship, its roots and the culture that unites these two countries. Mexico is part of the social memory of Guatemala and thousands of small and medium family businesses located in the highlands of Guatemala are due to the permanent commercial relationship that has existed with Mexico.

Court Blocks Guatemalan President’s Order to Expel Anti-Corruption Chief

Escrito por  |  29 / August / 2017

Should Morales be impeached, or resign, Vice President Cabrera will take over his job, yet press reporting indicates Cabrera is implicated in the same crimes as Morales; protesters are also calling for Cabrera’s prosecution. Should both the President and Vice President be impeached, Congress will choose the successor.

United States, A Nightmare for Young People Who Flee from Gangs

Escrito por  |  2 / August / 2017

The only solution Trump’s government has devised for the problem of immigration and the people who remain undocumented in the United States is deportation. However, this medicine may be more dangerous than the illness itself.

Guatemalans Driven from their Homes Stuck in Limbo on Mexican Border

Escrito por  |  7 / July / 2017

After traveling the 3 kilometers to the border, the Laguna Larga community arrived in Campeche, Mexico. There, the refugees were met by the Mexican Nacional Institute of Migration (INM) and armed federal and state police who had been informed days before of the impending eviction by the Guatemalan authorities. Barred from entering further into Mexico, the villagers were forced to stay in makeshift tents made from plastic bags on the 8-meter border zone between Campeche and El Petén.

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.”