Poverty and Unemployment Drive Hondurans to Migrate Despite Decline in Homicides

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14/12/2018
Posted in Honduras, USA

Once the most dangerous non-warring country on the planet, the Central American nation of Honduras has recently made progress in combating violent crime. By establishing community centers, after school activities for at-risk youth, and other public works projects administered and partly paid for by the central government have proven only partially effective. Issues of unemployment, …

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Despite Crackdown on Anti-Corruption Group, Guatemala Receives US Military Vehicle Donation

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07/12/2018
Posted in Guatemala, USA

In August of this year, the head of UN anti-corruption body in Guatemala, Iván Velásquez, was barred from re-entering Guatemala by President Jimmy Morales. Unsurprisingly, this quickly raised concerns over Guatemala’s deteriorating rule of law amongst global civil society organizations and other observers. At the time the UN body, known as CICIG, derived at least …

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Northern Triangle Isn’t Living Up To Its Murderous Reputation Lately

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06/12/2018

Homicide rates in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras have historically far exceeded that of the world’s other developing nations, and it’s this murderous climate which has driven so many to migrate to other countries. Fortunately though, despite the ongoing issues with poverty, corruption, and drug trafficking, the homicide rates of Central America’s Northern Triangle countries …

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AMLO To Advocate For Central American Migrants In Negotiations With President Trump

Posted by Editor
05/12/2018

Less than a week since his inauguration, Mexico’s new president Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) is proving his commitment to his promise to advocate for the disadvantaged that he made on the campaign trail and throughout his transition period. This time, though, he’s advocating for Central American migrants’ employment opportunities – but this won’t fix …

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Nothing To Sniff At: Cocaine Trafficking & the Honduran Migration Crisis

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04/12/2018
Posted in Honduras, USA

The indictment of Juan Antonio “Tony” Hernández Alvarado – the brother of the President of Honduras – in the United States last month on drug trafficking charges is yet another story pointing to the pervasiveness of drug money and corruption in Honduras. Could the President’s brother’s illicit behavior also be emblematic of the migration drivers …

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