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Still trying to understand Latin America, my own country, and why so few consequences are intended. These views are not necessarily my employer’s.

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(Even more here) July 16, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Nick Miroff, Arelis R. Hernandez, Kevin Sieff, “Trump Administration Moves to Restrict Asylum Access, Aiming to Curb Central American Migration” (The Washington Post, July 16, 2019). The move brought immediate threats of legal challenge; the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) contains broad provisions that allow […]

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(Even more here) July 11, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Maria Sacchetti, “‘Kids in Cages’: House Hearing Examines Immigration Detention as Democrats Push for More Information” (The Washington Post, July 11, 2019). “There is no excuse for our government being so unprepared and indifferent to refugee flows that have been steadily mounting for months,” Raskin said […]

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(Even more here) July 10, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Robert Muggah, “Violent Crime Has Undermined Democracy in Latin America” (Igarape Institute, The Financial Times (UK), July 10, 2019). Last year, a mere 13 per cent of them expressed confidence in their national political parties, compared with 44 per cent who supported the armed forces Alan […]

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(Even more here) July 8, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Simon Romero, Zolan Kanno-Youngs, Manny Fernandez, Daniel Borunda, Aaron Montes, Caitlin Dickerson, “Hungry, Scared and Sick: Inside the Migrant Detention Center in Clint, Tex.” (The New York Times, July 8, 2019). An out-of-the-way border station in the desert outside of El Paso has become the epicenter […]

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(Even more here) June 28, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional “Two Soldiers Died by Suicide Along the Mexico Border, Me Says” (Associated Press, Military Times, June 28, 2019). A medical examiner says two soldiers helping secure the Mexico border in Arizona died by suicide Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Emily Cochrane, “House Passes Senate Border Bill in Striking […]

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(Even more here) June 25, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Jonathan Blitzer, “Ice Agents Are Losing Patience With Trump’s Chaotic Immigration Policy” (The New Yorker, June 25, 2019). Preparations that would typically take field officers six to eight weeks were compressed into a few days, and, because of Trump’s tweet, the officers would be entering communities […]

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(Even more here) June 24, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional “Editorial: There’s No Excuse for Mistreating Children at the Border. Here’s What to Do About It.” (The New York Times, June 24, 2019). President Trump has promoted policies that undermine all these goals, and Congress has failed to agree on a coherent vision. You can help […]

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(Even more here) June 18, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Priscilla Alvarez, Geneva Sands, “Trump Admin Considers Temporary Courts Along the Southern Border” (CNN, June 18, 2019). Site assessments have been completed for almost all the ports of entry to determine where such temporary immigration courts, described by sources as “soft-sided,” would be needed Colombia Tatiana […]

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(Even more here) June 17, 2019 Colombia Joe Parkin Daniels, “Journalist Finally Brings Attackers to Justice but Warns: ‘Colombia’s Sliding Backwards’” (The Guardian (Uk), June 17, 2019). “When you see social leaders threatened, when you hear women threatened with rape if they don’t shut up, when you see journalists attacked for not toeing the government […]

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(Even more here) June 7, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional James Laporta, “Exclusive: U.S. Marines Faced Down Armed Gunman at Mexico Border in Latest Threatening Encounter” (Newsweek, June 7, 2019). Three individuals, one armed and aiming a firearm at U.S. service members in Yuma, Arizona were apprehended late last month Colombia “Entrenamiento Militar Bajo Tortura: ¿Origen […]

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(Even more here) June 6, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Justin Wise, “Us Military Personnel Ordered to Paint Border Barriers to Improve ‘Aesthetic Appearance’” (The Hill, June 6, 2019). A disgraceful misuse of taxpayer $$,” Durbin said on Twitter. “Our military has more important work to do than making Trump’s wall beautiful” Caitlin Dickson, “Border Patrol […]

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(Even more here) June 5, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Carlo Munoz, “Military Officials Dispute Reports of Marine Shooting on Mexican Border” (The Washington Times, June 5, 2019). Command officials are in the midst of an investigation into claims an active-duty Marine fired his sidearm after a physical confrontation with three unknown individuals during a surveillance […]

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(Even more here) June 4, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Rose L. Thayer, “Soldier Dies While Deployed in Arizona for Border Mission” (Stars and Stripes, June 4, 2019). The military, the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department and the FBI are investigating circumstances surrounding the death, though foul play is not suspected Spencer S. Hsu, “Judge Rejects […]

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(Even more here) June 3, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional A.c. Thompson, “Over 200 Allegations of Abuse of Migrant Children; 1 Case of Homeland Security Disciplining Someone” (ProPublica, June 3, 2019). From 2009 to 2014, at least 214 complaints were filed against federal agents for abusing or mistreating migrant children. According to the Department of Homeland […]

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(Even more here) May 13, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Dan Lamothe, “Pentagon Will Pull Money From Ballistic Missile and Surveillance Plane Programs to Fund Border Wall” (The Washington Post, May 13, 2019). The Pentagon has justified the reprogramming for the border wall by shifting the funding to a Defense Department counterdrug effort Helene Cooper, “Pentagon […]

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