CENTRAL AMERICA

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 »

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).

The Paths of Justice for Berta

Escrito por  |  22 / June / 2021

On March 2, 2016, the world suffered the murder of land defender Berta Cáceres. From that moment, those of us who took on the fight for justice pointed out that this act was aimed at stopping the struggle of the Lenca people in defense of the Gualcarque River.

In Guatemala, Harris Should Address U.S. Policies That Put Corporations Over People

Escrito por  |  21 / June / 2021

As the Vice President seeks to remedy root causes of migration, she should vow to dismantle neoliberal rules that have been devastating for rural and Indigenous peoples.

In El Salvador, homicides and disappearances are not a priority

Escrito por  |  17 / June / 2021

In El Salvador, reports of dead bodies abandoned on side of the road or in poorly traveled areas are commonplace. The country remains on the list of violent countries in Central America. In May alone, the number of homicides reached 484 deaths. Meanwhile, the government refuses to treat the issue of disappearances as a problem.