Paul Ratje/AFP/Getty Images photo at Vox. Caption: “Some bridges, like this one in El Paso, have turned into temporary encampments for waiting asylum seekers.”

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November 29, 2018



  • Ernesto Londono, Lisa Friedman, Brazil Backs Out of Hosting 2019 Climate Change Meeting (The New York Times, November 29, 2018).

    It comes about a month before the inauguration of president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, who has vowed to empower commercial ventures in the Amazon and other Brazilian biomes while weakening enforcement

Brazil, Western Hemisphere Regional

Central America Regional, Mexico

  • Christopher Sherman, E. Eduardo Castillo, Mexico Accepts Housing Migrants, Seeks Us Development Aid (Associated Press, The Washington Post, November 29, 2018).

    President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s government signaled Tuesday that it would be willing to house the migrants on Mexican soil while they apply for asylum




  • Scott Smith, Venezuela’s Next Generation of Opposition Plays a Long Game (Associated Press **, November 29, 2018).

    Many of the beleaguered opposition figures remaining in the country see their best hopes in capitalizing on widespread discontent with Maduro’s rule playing out in rough neighborhoods long considered his strongholds

Western Hemisphere Regional