NORTH 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 »

The Mexico Dialogue on Venezuela and the End of the Lima Group

Escrito por  |  16 / September / 2021

The conversations in Mexico between the opposition Unitary Plataform of Venezuela and the Maduro government, with the intermediation of Norway, represent the failure of the US interventionist strategy and the end of the Lima Group.

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 »

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.

Was Trump’s Family-Separation Policy Torture?

Escrito por  |  12 / April / 2021

“A crime against humanity” and “a disgrace to our great country”: that’s how 99-year-old Benjamin Ferencz, the last surviving prosecutor of the Nazis at the Nuremberg war-crimes trials, characterized the Donald Trump administration’s coercive separation of thousands of immigrant children from parents seeking asylum.

Stalking ghost fishnets to save endangered vaquita: Mexico’s desperate fishing villages seek way forward

Escrito por  |  27 / January / 2021

The involvement of drug cartel operatives in the illegal trade of critically endangered totoaba and vaquita porpoise bycatch has eclipsed efforts to enforce a five-year-long ban on gillnets, provoking foreign sanctions on the village’s all important seafood exports.

Adios Trump: A chance to reset US-Mexico relations

Escrito por  |  4 / January / 2021

If any country on earth should be breathing a huge sigh of relief about now, it’s Mexico. Four years of bashing, bullying, trade threats and white supremacist machinations now ends with the ignominious exit of Donald J. Trump.