December 11, 2017
- Anthony Boadle, “Brazil Struggles With One of the Biggest Migrations in Recent Latin American History” (Reuters, AOL News, December 11, 2017).
With limited infrastructure, social services and jobs to offer migrants, Brazilian authorities fear a full-fledged humanitarian crisis
- “Espias y Traicion en el Comando de las Fuerzas Militares” (Semana (Colombia), December 11, 2017).
Así, inventando fuentes inexistentes, algunos oficiales consiguieron millonarios recursos
- “Denuncian Asesinato de Lider Reclamante de Tierras en Choco” (El Espectador (Colombia), December 11, 2017).
Según la Comisión Intereclesial de Justicia y Paz, el asesinato hace parte de la operación “Septiembre Negro” de la brigada 17 y las estructuras armadas paramilitares de las AUC
- Marisol GÓmez Giraldo, “El Eln se Esta Encargando de Hacer Irrelevante su Proceso de Paz” (El Tiempo (Colombia), December 11, 2017).
El equipo negociador que designe Santos será fundamentalmente de transición
- Olga Patricia Rendon M., Ricardo Monsalve Gaviria, “Continuan Enfrentamientos Entre el Eln y el Clan del Golfo en Choco” (El Colombiano (Medellin Colombia), December 11, 2017).
El enfrentamiento tiene lugar en el municipio de Carmen del Darién, en el departamento de Chocó, y se desarrolla actualmente
- Jeff Abbott, Sarah Blaskey, “Honduras Election Turmoil Erupts in Protests at Embassy” (The Miami Herald, December 11, 2017).
Protesters also linked their struggle to U.S. border security and immigration concerns, saying the spike in U.S.-bound migration since 2014 can be blamed on violence and impunity perpetuated by the Hernández administration and his National Party
- Michael D Mcdonald, “Honduran Opposition Candidate Says Washington Has Him All Wrong” (Bloomberg, December 11, 2017).
“They know I won the election but they won’t accept it because they are afraid that my government will be a leftist one”
- Andres Oppenheimer, “Ok to Criticize Venezuela, but Turn a Blind Eye on Honduras? Not Really” (The Miami Herald, December 11, 2017).
To be credible, the Trump administration should understand that there is no such thing as a “good” dictator
- David Agren, “Amid Criticism, Mexico Is on Track to Strengthen Military’s Role in Fighting Crime” (The Washington Post, December 11, 2017).
The bill’s opponents also have assailed what they call its vagueness and the possibility that it will result in a lack of transparency about military operations
- Nick Miroff, “Denied Asylum and Facing Deportation, Mexican Journalist Says He’ll Be Killed if Sent Home” (The Washington Post, December 11, 2017).
Emilio Gutierrez, 54, who in October received a press freedom award from the National Press Club in Washington, said he and his 24-year-old son, Oscar, were taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Thursday
- Frances Robles, Kenan Davis, Sarah Almukhtar, Sheri Fink, “Official Toll in Puerto Rico: 64. Actual Deaths May Be 1,052.” (The New York Times, December 11, 2017).
A review by The New York Times of daily mortality data from Puerto Rico’s vital statistics bureau indicates a significantly higher death toll
- Anatoly Kurmanaev, “Venezuela’s Ruling Party Dominates Local Elections” (The Wall Street Journal, December 11, 2017).
President Nicolás Maduro said his party won more than 300 of the country’s 335 counties, tightening his grip on Venezuela
- Kirk Semple, “As Venezuela Opposition Shuns Vote, Leader’s Party Tightens Grip on Power” (The New York Times, December 11, 2017).
Opposition leaders argued that participation in Sunday’s voting would have served only to legitimize Mr. Maduro’s administration
Western Hemisphere Regional
- Debbie Nathan, ““They’re Taking Everybody” — Videos Show Texas Troopers Ripping Apart Immigrant Families During Traffic Stops” (The Intercept, December 11, 2017).
he Texas Highway Patrol, part of the state’s Department of Public Safety, or DPS, has developed a well-oiled deportation machine that scoops up drivers who’ve committed minor traffic infractions
- Tim Steller, “Tucson Priest’s Arrest Casts Doubt on Assaults on Border Agents” (The Arizona Daily Star, December 11, 2017).
The bigger question for the public is if the agents’ exaggerations in the Tadeo incident were an exception, or if the surging number of reported assaults on CBP officers stem from similar embellishments