Brazilian Army photo at Diálogo (U.S. Southern Command). Caption: “The Amazon Military Command’s Special Border Platoons patrol the border and work with communities who live in hard-to-reach places, among other missions.”

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June 5, 2018


La semana pasada esta idea fue defendida por el presidente Mauricio Macri, quien expresó la necesidad de que las Fuerzas Armadas brinden “apoyo logístico a las fuerzas de seguridad”


The only politician likely to benefit from all of this is Jair Bolsonaro, an extreme rightwing lawmaker who has praised the military regime but has not faced serious graft allegations

Brazil, Ecuador

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Brazil and Ecuador at the end of June in an effort to strengthen trade and security ties with countries grappling with growing numbers of refugees fleeing Venezuela’s economic crisis

Central America Regional

Hewitt then appealed to Sessions to visit one of the facilities housing the migrant children, but Sessions did not commit to doing so


The slayings have shaken faith in an already fragile peace process

Colombia, Venezuela

De Grazia said the Maduro administration, desperate for foreign investment, essentially invited the ELN to subdue warring gangs, or pranes, who have traditionally controlled gold, diamond and coltan

Haiti, Venezuela

Haiti has been under considerable pressure by the United States to change its stance from abstention to expulsion. But based on the speech Monday from its foreign minister, Antonio Rodrigue, it doesn’t appear that the Trump administration succeeded


La tarde de este lunes, alrededor de 200 personas protestaban por los casos de desaparición de personas en el estado y de los que responsabilizan a elementos de la Secretaría de la Marina Armada de México

They accused the nation’s attorney general’s office of ignoring lines of evidence that contradicted its theory of the case, and they ordered the creation of a so-called truth commission to oversee the new investigation

La sentencia ordena crear una Comisión de Investigación para la Justicia y la Verdad en el caso Iguala, como un “procedimiento alternativo”

La capacitación de ex kaibiles guatemaltecos y paramilitares colombianos al CJNG, no es nueva


Según el régimen, las 80 liberaciones que se concedieron en los últimos días “marchan en una dirección justa” por lo que pidió “la compresión y el apoyo del país”

Western Hemisphere Regional

HHS officials will tour three bases in Texas to see if they are suitable to house unaccompanied migrant children, who now number more than 11,000

Children should never be detained for reasons related to their own or their parents’ migration status. Detention is never in the best interests of the child and always constitutes a child rights violation

The administration is concerned with stopping people from seeking asylum the wrong way, but the alternative doesn’t look like a very clear path at all