- “El Blindaje de la Corte Constitucional a los Excombatientes de las Farc” (El Espectador (Colombia), January 31, 2022).
Good explanation of last week’s Constitutional Court decision in Colombia, finding that the lack of protection for ex-FARC members is “a state of unconstitutionality,” which requires the recalcitrant government to act.
- Rodrigo Uprimny, “Un Nuevo “Chicoralazo”” (El Espectador (Colombia), January 31, 2022).
The jurist argues that elites’ refusal to implement the peace accord’s rural provisions is setting Colombia up for another wave of preventable tragedy.
- Oliver Stuenkel, “Why the United States Is Keen to Court Honduras’ New President” (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, January 31, 2022).
“The odds that Castro will move Honduras in the right direction in these numerous issues are slim,” but “this new government represents one of the few bright spots in Central America.”
- Jonathan Blitzer, “The Disillusionment of a Young Biden Official” (The New Yorker, January 31, 2022).
For those of us who’ve worked for reform and failed to see audacity from the Clinton and Obama administrations, the story of White House immigration staffer Andrea Flores is familiar but frustrating.
- Maria Verza, Elliot Spagat, “Some Asylum Aspirants Pin Hopes on Trump-Era Policy” (Associated Press, Associated Press, January 31, 2022).
The dismantling of asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border is so complete that many migrants are now viewing placement into “Remain in Mexico” as reason for hope.