January 23, 2018
- Dom Phillips, “Brazil Braces for Corruption Appeal That Could Make or Break Ex-President” (The Guardian (Uk), January 23, 2018).
Civil unrest expected as Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, still hugely popular despite corruption conviction, fights to stay in upcoming election race
- Brian Winter, “System Failure: Behind the Rise of Jair Bolsonaro” (Americas Quarterly, January 23, 2018).
How a retired Army captain rose from a marginal apologist for torture and dictatorship to a serious contender for Brazil’s presidency
Brazil, Western Hemisphere Regional
- Rodrigo Janot, “The Lessons of Car Wash” (Americas Quarterly, January 23, 2018).
The similarities seen in corruption throughout Latin America suggest that the efforts to combat it should be coordinated, with countries in the region sharing common tools and strategies
- , Sergio Gomez Maseri, “Rusia Interfiere en Elecciones Colombianas: Frank Mora” (El Tiempo (Colombia), January 23, 2018).
De eso está convencido Frank Mora, exsubsecretario de Defensa de Estados Unidos
- Alex Nowrasteh, “The Dangerous Myth About Terrorists Crossing the Mexico Border” (Newsweek, January 23, 2018).
The border with Mexico is a terrible way for terrorists to attempt to enter the United States, which is why so few have tried
- “Mexico: Migration Authorities Unlawfully Turning Back Thousands of Central Americans to Possible Death” (Amnesty International, January 23, 2018).
Based on a survey that captured 500 experiences of Central Americans travelling through Mexico, Amnesty International found that the National Institute of Migration (INM) is systematically violating the non-refoulementprinciple
Western Hemisphere Regional
- Jacqueline Thomsen, “Trump Waives Dozens of Environmental Rules to Speed Up Construction of Border Wall” (The Hill, January 23, 2018).
Homeland Security Secretary Kirsten Nielsen said in a notice published in the Federal Register Monday that she was waiving the rules to accelerate construction on part of the wall in New Mexico
- Perla Trevizo, “Southern Arizona Border Group Member’s Arrest Draws Criticism” (The Arizona Daily Star, January 23, 2018).
Border Patrol agents were conducting surveillance on a building near Ajo known as “the barn,” when they saw Warren exiting his car and entering the building