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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Refugees: Caught Between Violence and Persecution

Refugees: Caught Between Violence and Persecution

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.”

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On May Day, Protestors Show Transnational Unity As Tensions Heighten

On May Day, Protestors Show Transnational Unity As Tensions Heighten

May Day is a transnational event in the Paso del Norte borderlands of El Paso-Ciudad Juarez-southern New Mexico. At this year’s demonstrations, U.S. and Mexican activists joined together to denounce Trump administration immigration policies, current and looming wars, Peña Nieto administration economic and labor reforms, femicides, the forced disappearance of the 43 Ayotzinapa college students, attacks on workers, and Mexico’s pending internal security law.

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Salvadoran Migrants Express Fear, Uncertainty Under New Trump Administration

Salvadoran Migrants Express Fear, Uncertainty Under New Trump Administration

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.

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