Carolina Gamazo photo at Factum (El Salvador). Caption: “La marcha empezó el jueves 14 de septiembre a las 5 de la tarde en el Congreso de los Diputados, donde en la mañana estos se retractaron de las modificaciones la Código Penal, aprobadas el día anterior.”

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September 15, 2017

Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela

The dinner will take place on the eve of the opening of the U.N. General Assembly in New York. Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto, who will leave office after elections next year, has decided not to attend


Les sugiere a las autoridades de ese país que “cuiden mejor” la frontera con México y no se concentren “solo en los inmigrantes”, sino en el paso de cocaína

Adam Isacson, experto de WOLA, calificó la declaración como ‘una bofetada a un país aliado’


At least some of the incidents were confined to specific rooms or even parts of rooms with laser-like specificity, baffling U.S. officials who say the facts and the physics don’t add up

El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras

The decision to end the Central American Minors program, which began in 2014 and is the only refugee program aimed at helping people from that region, could put hundreds of families split between two countries in a delicate situation


In effect, congress and the president have institutionalized corruption in the political process. The CICIG had declared this type of systematized graft as its top target, but it is now virtually helpless to stop it

La resolució de la CC fue unánime y su argumento es que las reformas aprobadas por los diputados “constituyen una seria amenaza que en caso de cobrar vigencia podrían ocasionar daños irreparables al sistema de justicia”

El pueblo de Guatemala volvió a salir a las calles. Esta vez de forma masiva. Las reformas aprobadas por el Congreso, que protegían a Jimmy Morales, y que garantizaban la impunidad de cientos de delitos, fueron la chispa


Construction firms have stayed away amid the prospect of political retaliation. And new NBC News polling suggests only lukewarm support for a wall the president today said would happen

[Kelly] likened Mexico, one of the United States’ most important trading and law enforcement partners, to Venezuela under the regime of Hugo Chávez, the former leader, suggesting it was on the verge of a collapse that would have repercussions in the United States

It’s a spot on the border where a secondary fence made of steel mesh stops, though the primary fence close to the border made of surplus military landing mats continues running east

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will resume his role as the reassurer for American allies this week when he heads to Mexico, where he will try to mend relations

It is customary for the US to send messages of condolences to countries hit by natural disasters, and the White House’s silence did not go unnoticed – especially because Mexico had just offered the US aid


The dizzying spiral structure in central Caracas was conceived in the 1950s as a monument to a nation’s confidence – but now its crumbling shell houses a notorious political prison. Is El Helicoide a metaphor for modern Venezuela?

Western Hemisphere Regional

As the number of unaccompanied minors arriving from Mexico and Central America has increased, minors have lodged hundreds of formal complaints containing detailed claims of mistreatment by border agents