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February 5, 2020

Western Hemisphere Regional

Archivists had agreed that officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement could delete or destroy documents detailing the sexual abuse and death of undocumented immigrants


El ministro de Defensa volvió a rechazar que los militares se involucren en la seguridad interior del país


Mr. Morales is barred from running for the presidency in this election. And it is unclear if he will actually be able to run for the Senate


Es decir, estamos en un “boom” cocalero donde no solo la oferta se amplió (mil toneladas adicionales en cinco años), sino que también los precios del productor primario se dispararon entre un 40% y un 65% según la región

El documento de la Cancillería al que SEMANA tuvo acceso, se queja de una “actitud crítica y política que evidencia el informe”

El procurador Fernando Carrillo dijo que a esta normativa se le debe incorporar el principio de precaución y que el gobierno debe comprometerse a dialogar de manera previa con las comunidades étnicas

The way Kankuamo Indians got together two weeks ago, in northern Colombia, to review videos in which military described extra-judicial executions gives an insight into the challenges of victim participation

Guatemala, Mexico

El subsecretario interino de Estado para Asuntos del Hemisferio Occidental, Michael Kozak, viajará a México y Guatemala del 4 al 8 de febrero


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Some activists and academics have long called for going after the gangsters’ political enablers, who often move to the United States with their millions of dollars. And to give credit to American prosecutors, they are now trying to do this

En dos años suman más de 950 agentes asesinados. Solo en enero pasado fueron 55. Informe acusa indolencia y abandono frente a violencia contra los uniformados

Mexico, U.S.-Mexico Border

In the U.S., the Homeland Security Acting Secretary cheered on Mexico’s violence. This is not new

U.S.-Mexico Border

By gaining a “security agency” designation, the border police can further shield themselves from public view

Trump has been frustrated in his attempts to secure congressional support and start construction, but he now has a virtual wall with the cooperation of the Mexican government and new regulations in the U.S.

There were around 29,200 apprehensions on the southwest border in January, a drop from the 32,858 arrests in December

For as much as Democratic candidates claim they will reverse Trump’s policies, the president has left his mark on the immigration system. He has delivered for his base on that front

Mexico, U.S.-Mexico Border

Slack led a massive research effort to learn what happens to those whom immigration authorities deport and dump all along the Mexican border

U.S.-Mexico Border

The reversal, written by U.S. District Judge Rosemary Márquez, marked the latest rebuke of the Trump administration’s crackdown on humanitarian aid providers in southern Arizona


For all his international plaudits, Guaidó seems more likely to end up in a regime prison this year than in the presidential palace of Miraflores