Making Peace Work in Colombia Requires “Gender-Responsive, Community-Based Security”

Making Peace Work in Colombia Requires “Gender-Responsive, Community-Based Security”

The statement highlights the participation of ethnically diverse women in peace negotiations; ensuring the security of human rights defenders, civil society activists and Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities; and inclusive monitoring and implementation of peace processes.

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The Trump-Peña call

The Trump-Peña call

The Washington Post published the full transcript of the January 27 phone call between Donald J. Trump and Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto and it has stirred up the usual voyeuristic interest in the inner workings of the U.S. president’s disturbed mind. But more than that, it reveals the bizarre relationship between an ego-driven domestic agenda and a rudderless and opportunistic foreign policy.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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