April 3, 2019
Western Hemisphere Regional
- Julian Borger, “Latin Americans Fear Precedent Set by Legal Justification for Syria Intervention” (The Guardian (Uk), April 3, 2019).
Countries fear that legal standard of states being ‘unwilling or unable’ to deal with terrorism could be used in Latin America
- Nick Miroff, “Ruben Garcia Has Sheltered Migrants in el Paso for Over Four Decades. With a Crush at the Border, He Now Needs a Warehouse.” (The Washington Post, April 3, 2019).
On Wednesday, he took in 825 migrants, his busiest day ever
- Marcelo Ninio, “Nao Ha Duvida de Que Nazismo Foi Movimento de Esquerda, Diz Bolsonaro Em Israel” (O Globo (Brazil), April 3, 2019).
No dia em que visitaram em Israel o Museu do Holocausto, o presidente Jair Bolsonaro e seu chanceler, Ernesto Araújo, insistiram em declarar em entrevistas nesta terça-feira que o nazismo foi um movimento de esquerda
Central America Regional
- Anita Isaacs, Anne Preston, “What Trump Gets Wrong About Central American Aid” (The New York Times, April 3, 2019).
Rather than turn a blind eye to creeping authoritarianism, it should pressure governments to become more democratic and less beholden to corrupt elites and criminal networks
- Jonathan Blitzer, “Trump’s Cycle of Self-Sabotage at the U.S. Border” (The New Yorker, April 3, 2019).
The President’s move, which will affect everything from development aid and humanitarian assistance to joint law-enforcement operations and anti-gang initiatives, will only make the crisis at the border worse
- Elisabeth Malkin, “Where Does Aid to Central America Go? Police Officers, Farmers and Ngos” (The New York Times, April 3, 2019).
If the money is ultimately withheld, it would affect a wide range of programs designed to improve citizen security, promote economic development and encourage accountable government
- Dara Lind, “Trump’s Decision to Cut Off Aid to 3 Central American Countries, Explained” (Vox, April 3, 2019).
That insistence on immediate results — combined with an apparent lack of attention to the differences among countries and between types of aid — is characteristic of Trump’s approach
- Helen Murphy, “Colombia Rejects Russia Warning Against Venezuelan Military Action” (Reuters, Reuters, April 3, 2019).
He was responding to a March 28 letter from the upper house of Russia’s parliament that said the “illegitimate use of military force against Venezuela by other states that support the opposition will be interpreted … as an act of aggression against a sovereign state”
- Sandra Borda Guzman, “Trump, Drogas, Duque: No Hemos Aprendido Nada” (El Tiempo (Colombia), April 3, 2019).
Es un error pensar que es una buena estrategia internacional adherirnos acríticamente a la política antidrogas en su versión más prohibicionista
- Nicolas Sanchez A., “Primera Condena por el Asesinato de Temistocles Machado” (El Espectador (Colombia), April 3, 2019).
El condenado se negó a colaborar con la justicia para esclarecer los autores intelectuales del crimen
- Marcelo Ninio, “En Medio de Tension por Enfrentamientos, Indigenas y Gobierno Reanudan Dialogos en el Cauca” (El Espectador (Colombia), April 3, 2019).
Varios pueblos indígenas denunciaron ataques por parte de la fuerza pública hacia una comunidad de Cajibío, en el que dos personas resultaron heridas y una de ellas murió
- Kevin Sieff, “U.S. Officials Said Aid to el Salvador Helped Slow Migration. Now Trump Is Canceling It.” (The Washington Post, April 3, 2019).
The claim baffled development officials and Salvadorans, who saw the country’s cooperation with the United States on security, civil society and economic development as a success story
- Sandra Cuffe, “Guatemala’s Top Presidential Contenders Face Expulsion From Race” (Al Jazeera, April 3, 2019).
The campaign period is extra short. The top presidential contenders are women. They all face court proceedings that could take them out of the running
- Rafael Carranza, “Threats and Extortion: Migrants Come Face to Face With Cartels Near Arizona-Mexico Border” (The Arizona Republic, April 3, 2019).
As more migrant families began to arrive in Agua Prieta, cartel members began to extort them in attempts to make more money
- Mary Beth Sheridan, “Trump Says Mexico Does Nothing to Stop Illegal Migration. The Truth Is More Complicated.” (The Washington Post, April 3, 2019).
Mexico actually works closely with the U.S. government on irregular migration. Mexico deports thousands of immigrants each month, most from Central America. That’s continued under a new leftist president
- Emily Green, “As Trump Knocks Mexico on Immigration, Lopez Obrador Keeps Quiet” (PRI’s The World, Public Radio International, April 3, 2019).
López Obrador’s demure response to Trump might surprise some who followed Mexico’s presidential election last year
- Hamed Aleaziz, “The Trump Administration Wants to Send Hundreds More Asylum-Seekers Back to Mexico Every Day” (BuzzFeed, April 3, 2019).
“The Secretary directed CBP to return hundreds of additional migrants per day above current rates to Mexico,” DHS said in a statement
- Jason Marczak, “We Must Stop the Next Great Latin American Crisis Before It’s Too Late” (Atlantic Council, The Hill, April 3, 2019).
It’s time to start paying attention to Nicaragua again. And Venezuela shows us exactly why
- “Miles de Venezolanos Rompen Barreras de Seguridad y Llegan a Colombia” (El Tiempo (Colombia), April 3, 2019).
Los transeúntes formaron un avalancha humana que tumbó las vallas y burló los contenedores instalados por el gobierno chavista
- Scott Smith, “Maduro Loyalists Strip Venezuela’s Juan Guaido of Immunity” (Associated Press, Associated Press, April 3, 2019).
A defiant Guaidó spoke publicly moments after the vote, saying he’s undeterred, while knowing he runs the risk of being “kidnapped” by the Maduro government