July 11, 2019
Western Hemisphere Regional
- Maria Sacchetti, “‘Kids in Cages’: House Hearing Examines Immigration Detention as Democrats Push for More Information” (The Washington Post, July 11, 2019).
“There is no excuse for our government being so unprepared and indifferent to refugee flows that have been steadily mounting for months,” Raskin said
- Geneva Sands, Priscilla Alvarez, “Exclusive: John Sanders on Why He Left After Two and a Half Months as Acting Cbp Commissioner” (CNN, July 11, 2019).
“Why ever people come, they are here. I think that compassion and empathy is important to ensure they are treated humanely with dignity with respect,” Sanders told CNN
- Caitlin Dickerson, Zolan Kanno-Youngs, “U.S. Prepares to Arrest Thousands of Immigrant Family Members” (The New York Times, July 11, 2019).
Nationwide raids to arrest thousands of members of undocumented families have been scheduled to begin Sunday, according to two current and one former homeland security officials, moving forward with a rapidly changing operation
Mexico, Western Hemisphere Regional
- Miriam Jordan, Kirk Semple, “A Sharp Drop in Migrant Arrivals on the Border: What’s Happening?” (The New York Times, July 11, 2019).
A migrant shelter in San Diego that a month ago was crowded with arrivals was nearly empty this week as migrant apprehensions have dropped sharply
El Salvador, Western Hemisphere Regional
- Teju Cole, “A Crime Scene at the Border” (The New York Times, July 11, 2019).
What sort of person needs to see such photographs in order to know what they should already know?
- Dom Phillips, “New Generation of Political Exiles Leave Bolsonaro’s Brazil ‘to Stay Alive’” (The Guardian (Uk), July 11, 2019).
Politicians, academics and writers have fled a climate of death threats and hostility reminiscent of the military dictatorship
- “De Choco a Venezuela, la Peligrosa Expansion del Eln” (Verdad Abierta (Colombia), July 11, 2019).
La más reciente Alerta Temprana de la Defensoría del Pueblo, en la que se reseñan 24 alertas más emitidas entre enero de 2018 y junio de 2019, detalla el corredor que esa guerrilla está creando entre cinco departamentos
- Cecilia Orozco Tascón, “El Sucesor del Das, ¿Tambien “Chuza”?” (El Espectador (Colombia), July 11, 2019).
En la mente enferma de los obsesos persecutores, no es posible vivir sin enemigos grandes. Desarmadas las Farc, había que crear otro monstruo que les diera una razón para odiar: el Acuerdo de Paz
- “Nayib Bukele’s Territorial Control Plan” (El Salvador Perspectives, July 11, 2019).
There have been arrests of more than 4200 persons in the first four weeks of the Territorial Control Plan
- Kevin Sieff, “U.S. Begins Returning Asylum Seekers to One of Mexico’s Most Dangerous States” (The Washington Post, July 11, 2019).
The State Department warns against all travel to Tamaulipas — the same risk level it has assigned Syria and Afghanistan
- Parker Asmann, “Migrants Easy Prey Under Us ‘Remain in Mexico’ Program” (InsightCrime, July 11, 2019).
InSight Crime looks at the criminal dynamics in these four border states
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela
- Javier Corrales, “Responses to the Venezuelan Migration Crisis: A Scorecard” (Americas Quarterly, July 11, 2019).
Nativism is on the rise. International norms and responsible politicians are helping to contain it, for now
- Javier Lafuente, ““las Torturas en Venezuela Son Sistematicas”” (El Pais (Spain), July 11, 2019).
El exjefe del Sebin se muestra calmado en la mayor parte de la charla, pero no puede evitar la incomodidad que le genera hablar de las torturas o las persecuciones del régimen
- Francisco Rodriguez, “Trump Doesn’t Have Time for Starving Venezuelans” (The New York Times, July 11, 2019).
United States oil sanctions have only made the country’s people poorer and their plight more desperate