Honduran Refugees Have Presented the Trump Administration with a Class-Action Civil Suit

Posted by Editor
03/11/2018
Posted in Honduras, USA

US President Donald Trump’s morally and constitutionally dubious response to the approaching Honduran migrant caravan has just elicited a serious response. Refugees and migrants seeking sanctuary at the US-Mexico border alleges that the US administration is violating the constitutional rights of Honduras migrants to seek asylum. “The president said he will send about 15,000 armed …

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Freedom of Expression in Danger in Guatemala

Posted by Editor
30/10/2018
Posted in Guatemala

For months, Guatemala’s democracy has been under attack by President Jimmy Morales and his supporters, most notably in September when the President moved to ban a years long investigation by the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), a UN body. “This will serve to punish, for example, when a candidate or politician is linked …

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Guatemala Arrests Former Interior Minister

Posted by Editor
29/10/2018
Posted in Guatemala

A little over a month since President Jimmy Morales attempted to “end” Guatemala’s fight against impunity and corruption, the UN backed anti-corruption commission known as CICIG has arrested Carlos Vielmann, a former Interior Minister. “Guatemalan prosecutors working with a U.N. anti-corruption commission have arrested former Interior Minister Carlos Vielmann and several members of his 2004-2008 …

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Honduran Migrants Face More Than Just a Long Walk

Posted by Editor
29/10/2018
Posted in Guatemala, Honduras, USA

Ahead of the US midterm elections, President Donald Trump, his Republican Party and conservative media have been directing voters’ attention to the “impending invasion” of Honduran migrants. The irony, though, is that the migrants themselves have faced greater threats to their health and safety while on this excursion than they themselves pose for the health …

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Cutting US Aid to Central America will Exacerbate the Region’s Migrant Crisis

Posted by Editor
24/10/2018
Posted in USA

Via Twitter last week, President Trump announced his intention of rolling back aid for Central American nations that fail to halt the passage of the current migrant caravan, which mostly consists of Honduran citizens. Writing for Bloomberg, Shannon K. O’Neil explains how exactly this policy may backfire, should it become a reality. “This exodus of …

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