June 17, 2022
Western Hemisphere Regional
- “Global Trends” (UN Refugee Agency, June 17, 2022).
At the end of 2021, 89.3 million individuals worldwide were forcibly displaced as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations or events seriously disturbing public order.
- Michael Reid, “A Region Caught Between Stagnation and Angry Street Protests” (The Economist (Uk), June 17, 2022).
Latin America is stuck in a development trap, argues Michael Reid
- Joy Olson, “Time for a Summit Post-Mortem” (Mexico Today, June 17, 2022).
The US is touting the resettlement of 20,000 refugees from this hemisphere as a bold deliverable when there are 5 MILLION REFUGEES from Venezuela alone
- Jonathan Watts, “There Is a War on Nature. Dom Phillips Was Killed Trying to Warn You About It” (The Guardian (Uk), June 17, 2022).
Bruno Pereira highlighted the ravaging of the rainforest and abuse of human rights. Dom told his story. We should honour them
Brazil, Colombia, Peru
- Tom Phillips, Dan Collyns, “Police Losing Narco War in Deadly Amazon Region Where Duo Disappeared” (The Guardian (Uk), June 17, 2022).
A key police outpost lies in ruins after a daring raid – a sign of the growing danger in an increasingly lucrative smuggling route
- “Denuncian Irregularidades en Arremetida Contra Primeras Lineas de Todo el Pais” (**, June 17, 2022).
Con más de 20 capturas, decenas de allanamientos y otros procedimientos, la Policía arremetió contra líderes de las protestas del paro nacional del 2021
- Samantha Schmidt, “Colombia’s Historic Presidential Election: What You Need to Know” (The Washington Post, June 17, 2022).
Will the historically conservative country select its first leftist president? Or will it take a gamble on a political outsider?
- Elizabeth Dickinson, “Colombia Is Slipping Back Toward Violence. The Next President Can Stop That.” (International Crisis Group, The New York Times, June 17, 2022).
Neither candidate has a clear plan to contain rising levels of conflict and armed violence in the countryside
- Rachel Schmidtke, “Filling the Gap: Humanitarian Support and Alternative Pathways for Migrants on Colombia’s Edge” (Refugees International, June 17, 2022).
- Enrique Garcia, “Comision de Defensa Da via Libre para Pago de q36 Mil a Cada Uno de 95 Mil Excombatientes del Ejercito” (Prensa Libre (Guatemala), June 17, 2022).
El proyecto, que fue apoyado por todos los integrantes de la Comisión de la Defensa, propone que se otorgue un aporte total de Q36 mil, durante tres años, a cada miembro del personal de tropa que prestó servicio militar durante el conflicto armado interno
- Jeff Abbott, Kate Linthicum, “He’s One of Guatemala’s Last Independent Judges. Will He Be Forced to Flee Too?” (The Los Angeles Times, June 17, 2022).
“The desire is to erase any legacy, any vestige” of anticorruption efforts, said political analyst Edgar Gutiérrez. “They are constructing an authoritarian state”
- Evens Sanon, Danica Coto, “Un: Haiti Police Need Immediate Help Amid Surge in Violence” (Associated Press, Associated Press, June 17, 2022).
Helen La Lime, the top U.N. official in Haiti, said insecurity is rapidly deteriorating in the country of more than 11 million people, with an average of almost seven kidnappings reported a day
- Jorge Cabrera, “Policia Militar del Orden Publico Sigue en las Calles” (Contra Corriente, June 17, 2022).
En las últimas horas, la Policía Militar del Orden Público (PMOP), bajo control de las Fuerzas Armadas, ha realizado operaciones de saturación en diferentes barrios de Tegucigalpa
- Eduardo Mendieta, “Cedhnl Recibe 1,500 Denuncias de Migrantes por Discriminacion y Robo” (Milenio (Mexico), June 17, 2022).
La Comisión Estatal de Derechos Humanos reveló este jueves que recibieron mil 500 reclamos de migrantes venezolanos por robo, maltrato y discriminación
- Chris Cameron, “Homeland Security Department Will Make Changes to Its Disciplinary Process” (The New York Times, June 17, 2022).
The announcement comes as Congress investigates the removal of damaging findings from reports on domestic violence and sexual misconduct by department employees
- “Man Dies After Fall From International Border Barrier Near Otay Mesa, Calif.” (U.S. Customs and Border Protection, June 17, 2022).
- Hamed Aleaziz, “Coins Depicting Border Patrol Agent Grabbing Haitian Migrant Trigger Investigation” (The Los Angeles Times, June 17, 2022).
“These coins anger me because the hateful images on them have no place in a professional law enforcement agency,” CBP Commissioner Chris Magnus said
- Nick Miroff, “U.S. border arrests rose to record high in May, data shows” (The Washington Post, June 17, 2022).
Immigration arrests along the U.S. southern border rose in May to the highest levels ever recorded, as growing numbers of migrants arrived from outside the Western Hemisphere, U.S. Customs and Border Protection figures show
- “The Nightmare Continues: Title 42 Court Order Prolongs Human Rights Abuses, Extends Disorder at U.S. Borders” (Human Rights First, June 17, 2022).
This update is based on interviews with 74 asylum seekers conducted by Human Rights First researchers in Ciudad Acuña, Nuevo Laredo, and Piedras Negras, Mexico