Human Rights

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

Escrito por  |  19 / September / 2021
Tent camp of migrants at El Chaparral Port of Entry, Tijuana, Mexico - March 2021

More than 70 civil-society organizations have sent a letter to the Mexican government (reprinted below) urging it to refuse to  Continue Reading »

Latin America: In Search of Lost Sovereignty

Escrito por  |  24 / August / 2021

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

Escrito por  |  12 / August / 2021
U.S. - Mexico border fence, Arizona - Sonora border

Biden’s continued use of Title 42 has driven family separations, groups say News release by Welcome With Dignity – June  Continue Reading »

Yaqui pipeline fighters need immediate relief

Escrito por  |  12 / August / 2021

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.

Corruption challenges Biden’s Plan for migration from Central America

Escrito por  |  8 / July / 2021

The biggest rock in the way of the White House’s plans to stop the influx of people across the Southern border is regional corruption and graft.

Family reunification: tearing down the razor wire

Escrito por  |  2 / July / 2021
Children in US CBP detention - McAllen, TX - 2018

Reuniting the more than five thousand children forcibly separated from their parents by the Donald Trump administration has been a slow and agonizing process.

Organizational Sign-on Statement on David Castillo trial for murder of Berta Cáceres

Escrito por  |  23 / June / 2021

The March 2, 2016 murder of Honduran indigenous rights defender Berta Cáceres, Coordinator of the Lenca organization COPINH, provoked indignation in Honduras and around the world. Berta was murdered while supporting Indigenous Lenca communities in opposing the Agua Zarca Hydroelectric Project that was being advanced through a public limited company created for the project, Desarrollos Enérgeticos S.A. (DESA).