January 11, 2018
- Laura Soto, “El Tiempo Corre en Contra de Naranjo en Tumaco” (La Silla Vacia (Colombia), January 11, 2018).
Este lunes comenzó en firme la Operación Atlas lanzada por el gobierno en octubre para contrarrestar la violencia en Tumaco con la llegada de dos mil uniformados del Ejército, la Armada, la Policía y la Fuerza Aérea
- “Antonio Guterres, Jefe de la Onu, Visitara Colombia para Apoyar Esfuerzos de Paz” (Agence France Presse, El Universo (Ecuador), January 11, 2018).
El jefe de la ONU viajarÃ¡ a Colombia este fin de semana para apoyar los esfuerzos de paz, que vacilan tras ataques del ELN esta madrugada y atrasos en la reintegraciÃ³n de exguerrilleros de las FARC a la vida civil. Antonio Guterres se reunirÃ¡ con el presidente Juan Manuel Santos y con lÃderes de la exguerrilla de las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) y representantes de la Iglesia catÃ³lica en BogotÃ¡, anunciÃ³ el miÃ©rcoles un portavoz de la ONU
- Nicholas Casey, “A Colombian Rebel Group Resumes Attacks After Cease-Fire Ends” (The New York Times, January 11, 2018).
Colombia’s fragile peace was shaken on Wednesday as the National Liberation Army, a guerrilla group known as the ELN, attacked a military base and an oil pipeline
- “How Will el Salvador Cope With Deportees From America?” (The Economist (Uk), January 11, 2018).
El Salvador is in shock. If all the Salvadoreans in the TPS programme were to come back, which is highly unlikely, the country’s population would swell by 3%
El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico
- Caitlin Dickerson, “‘Trump Effect’ Wears Off as Migrants Resume Their Northward Push” (The New York Times, January 11, 2018).
Volunteers and lawyers along the border say that migrants and smugglers have stopped lying low, deciding that trying to get a foothold in a well-off and safe country was no riskier than in the past
- Jake Johnston, “A u.n.-Backed Police Force Carried Out a Massacre in Haiti. The Killings Have Been Almost Entirely Ignored.” (The Intercept, January 11, 2018).
A U.N.-backed Haitian police raid in November ended in the summary execution of civilians. The U.N.’s version of events conflicts with eyewitness testimony
- Alberto Nájar, “¿Que Busca Mexico Con la Primera Compra de Misiles y Torpedos a Estados Unidos?” (Animal Politico (Mexico), January 11, 2018).
La operación “incrementa la confianza militar entre la Marina mexicana y el Pentágono”
- Gregory Krieg, “What Kind of Border Wall Does Trump Want? It Depends on Who’s Asking.” (CNN, January 11, 2018).
“Roger Stone and I came up with the idea of ‘the Wall,’ and we talked to Steve [Bannon] about it,” on-again-off-again aide Sam Nunberg told Green. “It was to make sure he talked about immigration”
- Gabriel H. Sanchez, “These Shocking Pictures Show the Reality of Illegal Immigration” (BuzzFeed, January 11, 2018).
This spring, a new book by powerHouse Books called Undocumented: Immigration and the Militarization of the US–Mexico Border brings together a collection of Moore’s most eye-opening and emotional photographs
- David Agren, “Us ‘Do Not Travel’ Advisory Puts Five Mexican States on Same Level as Syria” (The Guardian (Uk), January 11, 2018).
Government warns citizens to avoid Tamaulipas, Sinaloa, Colima, Michoacán and Guerrero amid high levels of crime and cartel violence
- Alvaro Algarra, Nicole Kolster, “Talks to Ease Venezuela’s Crisis Set to Resume” (Voice of America, January 11, 2018).
Previous rounds of negotiations have left deep fissures in Venezuela’s opposition
Western Hemisphere Regional
- Phil Mattingly, “Daca State of Play: ‘Mess’ With a Major Twist” (CNN, January 11, 2018).
There is an out everyone has eyed for weeks — appropriate the President’s $1.6 billion budget request, move it through a mechanism that Democrats can say is for fencing and the President can say it’s a wall, and then have Twitter fights over semantics
- Ed o’keefe, Erica Werner, “White House: No Deal Yet on Immigration” (The Washington Post, January 11, 2018).
Six senators working on immigration issues “have an agreement in principle. We’re shopping it to our colleagues,” Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) told reporters