Trump administration walks back threats to TPS for Hondurans

Posted by Editor
13/03/2019
Posted in Honduras, USA

There are deep, persistent social and economic issues in Honduras, Nepal and plenty of other countries around the world that are driving residents to emigrate. It appears that the Trump administration this week at least partially conceded to this reality in agreeing to halt the rollback of Temporary-Protected Status (TPS) for Hondurans and Nepalis. The case …

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For President Ortega in Nicaragua, Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures

Posted by Editor
24/02/2019
Posted in Nicaragua, USA

At a time when it appears that President Danny Ortega of Nicaragua has destroyed his international diplomatic relationships, Taiwan is stepping up to the plate. The Los Angeles Times reports that Taiwan has pledged $100 million loan for Nicaragua’s infrastructure development and renovations. By signing on to the loan agreement, President Danny Ortega is demonstrating …

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Central American Refugees Fleeing Increasingly Inhospitable Climate

Posted by Editor
22/02/2019

While violence, insecurity, drugs and corruption are all persistent migration drivers in Central America, many who are fleeing these countries for the US-Mexico border are indeed some of the first climate refugees from the region that the United States can increasingly expect in coming decades. According to Edwin Castellanos, a climate scientist from Guatemala, a …

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US DHS Unveils Multilateral Plan in Accordance with Administration’s Declaration of a ‘State of Emergency’

Posted by Editor
21/02/2019

In accordance with President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency stemming from immigration at the US-Mexico, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kristjen Nielsen has unveiled a new, multilateral security initiative between the governments of the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. In a statement, El Salvador’s government said the new initiative was aimed at …

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Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega’s “Days Are Numbered” According To The Trump Administration

Posted by Editor
20/02/2019
Posted in Nicaragua, USA

President Trump’s National Security Advisor, John Bolton [pictured], took to Twitter today to reiterate President Trump’s assertion that Ortega’s “days are numbered.” The administration’s apparent re-prioritization of Nicaragua is hastening as dual humanitarian and diplomatic crises persist in Nicolás Maduro’s Venezuela. In the eyes of Bolton and President Trump, two members of Latin America’s “Troika …

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