February 6, 2020
- “Dictadura Militar: Alberto Fernandez Quiere una Ley Contra el Negacionismo” (Perfil (Argentina), February 6, 2020).
El presidente lo conversó con organismos de derechos humanos en ese país. Charló sobre la posibilidad de utilizar de base la ley francesa, que pena a los que niegan el Holocausto
- Dom Phillips, “‘Genocide’ fears for isolated tribes as ex-missionary named to head Brazil agency” (The Guardian (Uk), February 6, 2020).
Jair Bolsonaro’s ‘dangerous’ appointment of Ricardo Lopes Dias threatens remote indigenous people, UN special rapporteur says
Brazil, Mexico, U.S.-Mexico Border
- Julian Resendiz, “Mexican Border City Scrambles to Accommodate Brazilians Sent Back From Us” (KVEO, February 6, 2020).
Local officials on Wednesday estimated that between 200 and 400 Brazilians were waiting here for a resolution to asylum claims filed in the United States
- John Otis, “Colombia’s Farc Rebels Laid Down Their Weapons, but a Growing Number Are Being Killed” (National Public Radio, February 6, 2020).
Over the past three years, 181 demobilized FARC guerrillas have been killed in suspected reprisals or other score-settling attacks
- “Editorial: La Memoria en Malas Manos” (El Espectador (Colombia), February 6, 2020).
Desde que Acevedo asumió la dirección del Centro, la entidad ha venido perdiendo legitimidad social y académica
- Gabrielle Gorder, “After Prosecutor’s Murder, Will Colombia Protect Its Anti-Crime Crusaders?” (InsightCrime, February 6, 2020).
The fact that one of Colombia’s top prosecutors could be gunned down in broad daylight raises real concerns about the safety of officials targeting organized crime, and what it means for the country’s judicial system
Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela
- Noah Lanard, “Trump Just Pandered to Cubans, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans While He Keeps Deporting and Detaining Them” (Mother Jones, February 6, 2020).
Trump could grant them work permits and temporary protections against deportation at any time. He chooses not to
- “Deported to Danger” (Human Rights Watch, February 6, 2020).
In researching this report, we identified or investigated 138 cases of Salvadorans killed since 2013 after deportation from the US
- Camilo Montoya-Galvez, “Women and Children Make Up Majority of Asylum-Seekers Sent to Guatemala Under Trump Deal” (CBS News, February 6, 2020).
Those deported under the deal include 144 children, 136 women and 98 men, according to the Guatemalan government
- Jeff Abbott, “A Dispatch From the Caravan” (NACLA, February 6, 2020).
Women and children cried as immigration officials forcibly pushed the migrants onto buses destined for the Siglo 21 immigrant detention facility in Tapachula
- Rafael Lopez, “En Dos Decadas, Sedena Destruyo Casi 11 Mil Aeropistas Clandestinas” (Milenio (Mexico), February 6, 2020).
Al menos mil 500 se ubican en municipios dominados por el cártel del ‘Chapo’
- Nick Miroff, “Long-Term Maintenance for Trump’s Border Wall Could Cost Billions, but Government Isn’t Saying” (The Washington Post, February 6, 2020).
As soon as the barrier is in place, an array of forces, natural and man-made, will begin working to wear it down. Future administrations, and U.S. taxpayers, will be on the hook
- Michael Crowley, Julie Turkewitz, “Trump Gives Venezuela’s Guaido the Embrace He Wanted” (The New York Times, February 6, 2020).
In and around Caracas on Wednesday, Mr. Guaidó’s appearances in Washington were met with mixed reviews
- Michael Wilner, “Trump Hosts Venezuela’s Juan Guaido at the White House for the First Time” (McClatchy News Service, February 6, 2020).
President Donald Trump hosted Juan Guaidó at the White House for the first time on Wednesday, offering Venezuela’s interim leader the rare honor of a South Lawn welcome and an Oval Office meeting
- David Smilde, “Trump’s Shout-Out Masks a Bleak Outlook for Venezuela’s Guaido” (Washington Office on Latin America, The New York Times, February 6, 2020).
Despite Mr. Trump’s show of support, at no time in the past year has Mr. Guaidó been in a worse position to unify the opposition around the type of political actions that have led to democratic transitions