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January 30, 2020

Brazil, Mexico

The move to send Portuguese-speaking migrants to Mexico represents the latest expansion of the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program

El Salvador

Naciones Unidas propuso una Cicíes con más márgenes de maniobra para apoyar a la Fiscalía en la investigación de casos de corrupción, pero el gobierno de Nayib Bukele prefirió el modelo de la OEA, que a la fecha se limita a dar “asesorías técnicas” y no investiga

El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico

MPP may be the most visible way the U.S. government blocks people from setting foot on U.S. soil, but there are many other forms of border externalization

Honduras

  • Eric L. Olson, Adriana Beltran, Finding New Light in Honduras (Seattle International Foundation, Washington Office on Latin America, Univision, January 30, 2020).

Efforts to fight corruption in Honduras have been undermined after the elimination of the MACCIH and impunity is likely to continue into the foreseeable future

Mexico

Los migrantes viajaban a bordo dos tractocamiones

“Assisted returns” means deported — but much of the official language referring to migration in Mexico remains euphemistic, critics say

“Las citas programadas corresponden a 10 organizaciones que ya tenían agendada su visita a las sedes migratorias en los últimos días de enero”

Solalinde said the National Guard was simply fulfilling a “security mission.” Had it happened under previous governments, he said, “there would have been fatalities”

“Si se concretara que los mexicanos terminen en Guatemala, le llamaría la ‘cereza de este pastel inhumano’ de las políticas migratorias de Trump que ahora nos tocarían de manera más explícita”, opina el doctor Tonatiuh Guillén López

Traffic was backed up for miles early Monday morning in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo after drug traffickers landed a twin engine prop plane on Highway 307, near the resort town of Bacalar

Mexico, U.S.-Mexico Border

A staggering 80% of asylum seekers sent to Mexico to await US court hearings report being victims of violence, according a survey by Doctors Without Borders

U.S.-Mexico Border

Of the 63,490 people that the Tucson Sector processed in Fiscal Year 2019, which ended in September, about one out of every five (12,030 total) was held for longer than 72 hours

As lawmakers, immigration attorneys and advocates call for the end of the Migrant Protection Protocols, the Department of Homeland Security announced it would expand to include Brazilians