- “Esposa de Politico Uribista y Cantante Cercano a Gamonales Aspiran a Curul de Paz” (El Espectador (Colombia), January 14, 2022).
A gain of Colombia’s 2016 peace accord was the creation of 16 temporary congressional seats that would be open to conflict victims, not political parties. But some creepy people are declaring candidacies for these seats in zones of longtime paramilitary influence, like the northern department of Bolívar.
- Rachel Deloach, “Colombia Receives Armored Vehicles From U.S. Southern Command in Handover Ceremony” (DVIDS (U.S. Department of Defense), January 14, 2022).
The U.S. government is giving Colombia up to 200 armored vehicles under the Excess Defense Articles program, which will keep “U.S. organic industrial base production lines hot.”
- “Nicaragua, “el Paraiso” Incendiado Que Buscan Miles de Cubanos” (Nicaragua Investiga, January 14, 2022).
Nicaragua has stopped requiring visas for citizens of Cuba, which could lead to a new vector for migrants headed across Mexico to the U.S. border.
Mexico, U.S.-Mexico Border
- “A Shameful Record: Biden Administration’s Use of Trump Policies Endangers People Seeking Asylum” (Human Rights First, January 14, 2022).
Human Rights First’s latest report on the border finds “over 8,705 reports of kidnappings and other violent attacks against migrants and asylum seekers blocked in and/or expelled to Mexico” since Joe Biden took office.
- Leo Mattei, Alex Gohari, “Reporters – on the Line: The Mexicans Deported From the Us to a Homeland They Barely Know” (France 24 (France), January 14, 2022).
Watch an award-winning documentary about some of the more than 100,000 Mexicans deported from the United States each year, even after growing up and spending most of their lives here.