May 1, 2017
- Jonathan Watts, “Brazilian Farmers Attack Indigenous Tribe With Machetes in Brutal Land Dispute” (The Guardian (Uk), May 1, 2017).
Thirteen members of the Gamela community were hospitalised after the assault by ranchers armed with rifles and machetes
- “Editorial: Push and Pull on Cuba” (The New York Times, May 1, 2017).
Most damagingly, putting the relationship with Cuba back on a confrontational track would all but certainly subject Cubans to greater repression and privation
- “Incautan Plantacion Clandestina de Coca en Esquipulas del Norte” (El Heraldo (Honduras), May 1, 2017).
Las autoridades de La Dirección de Lucha Contra el Narcotráfico (DLCN) incautaron este domingo una plantación de coca en una montaña ubicada en Esquipulas del Norte
- Azam Ahmed, “In Mexico, ‘It’s Easy to Kill a Journalist’” (The New York Times, May 1, 2017).
March was the worst month on record for Mexico, ever, according to Article 19, a group that tracks crimes against journalists worldwide
- Michel Marizco, “The Border’s New Boundaries, Part I: Digital Towers” (Fronteras Desk, Arizona Public Media, May 1, 2017).
It’s called the Arizona Border Surveillance Technology Plan; and it’s a network of these towers, cameras mounted on pickup trucks and backpack surveillance systems
- Michael Mccarthy, “What’s Ahead for Venezuela? As the Protests Ramp Up, Here Are 5 Things to Watch.” (The Washington Post, May 1, 2017).
Whether Venezuela reaches a tipping point depends not only on popular mobilization but also on whether the government cracks under the combined international political and economic pressure
Western Hemisphere Regional
- David Nakamura, “Amid Immigration Setbacks, One Trump Strategy Seems to Be Working: Fear” (The Washington Post, May 1, 2017).
Immigrant rights advocates and restrictionist groups said there is little doubt that the Trump administration’s tough talk has had impact