Donald Trump’s Central America strategy is both cruel and incompetent

Posted by Mike Phillips
Posted in Honduras, USA

Writing in The Conversation, the former US diplomat Paul J. Angelo examines the Trump administration’s policy toward Central America, and finds it lacking in both strategy and logic. Excerpt below: Donald Trump’s antagonism toward Latin America might be gratifying to the more racist and isolationist elements of his political base, but it isn’t serving his …

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More restrictive US immigration policies drive Central American asylum seekers to settle in Mexico, Costa Rica, and Panama

Posted by Editor
Posted in Uncategorized

The violence of the Northern Triangle persists as the region’s neighbor grow tired of asylum seekers. In the United States, highly publicized restrictionist immigration practices have overshadowed the true crises, citizen security in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras is eroding more quickly than ever. “More than 294,000 asylum seekers and refugees from the North of …

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UNHCR: 294,000 Central American Asylum Seekers and Refugees in 2017

Posted by Editor

Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and the rest of Central America are experiencing unprecedented emigration in the midst of unprecedented violence, corruption and inadequate social programs. The number of asylum seekers and refugees who had abandoned the region increased from about 18,000 in 2011 to 294,000 at the end of last year, the UN’s refugee agency, …

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The punchline has been delivered, and no one is laughing

Posted by Editor
Posted in Guatemala

The irony is deafening. Following the Guatemalan Public Prosecutor’s Office (MP) and the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) joint corruption probe’s release of damning information that President Jimmy Morales of Guatemala received illegal campaign finance contributions in 2015, the evidence continues to mount against the legitimacy of Morales’ presidency. The embattled former-comedian, who …

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