- Samantha Schmidt, “Former Army Chief Is Highest Official to Be Charged in Colombia’s ‘False Positives’ Killings of Civilians” (The Washington Post, August 25, 2021).
The charges, filed by an attorney general closely aligned with President Iván Duque, could signal that the government is now willing to come to terms with one of the darkest aspects of its military’s history
El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua
- Natalie Kitroeff, “Biden Faces a Trade-Off: Stop Corruption, or Migration?” (The New York Times, August 25, 2021).
In June, a witness told Guatemala’s top anticorruption prosecutor that he had gone to the president’s home and delivered a rolled-up carpet stuffed with cash
- Cristian Velix, “Migracion Estima Que 500 Personas Han Ingresado al Pais por Frontera el Ceibo” (ElPeriodico (Guatemala), August 25, 2021).
El Instituto Guatemalteco de Migración (IGM) estimó que en los últimos tres días ingresaron 500 migrantes a territorio nacional por el punto fronterizo de El Ceibo, Petén
Mexico, U.S.-Mexico Border
- Ian Millhiser, “The Supreme Court’s Stunning, Radical Immigration Decision, Explained” (Vox, August 25, 2021).
It is not at all clear what the Biden administration is supposed to do in order to comply with the Court’s decision in Biden v. Texas
- “Human Rights Travesty: Biden Administration Embrace of Trump Asylum Expulsion Policy Endangers Lives, Wreaks Havoc” (Human Rights First, August 25, 2021).
Human Rights First has tracked at least 6,356 kidnappings, sexual assaults, and other violent attacks against people blocked at ports of entry or expelled to Mexico by DHS since President Biden took office