Martín Cálix photo at ContraCorriente (Honduras). Caption: “Un agente de la Policía Nacional de Honduras lanza una bomba lacrimógena durante una enfrentamiento con manifestantes que exigen la renuncia de Juan Orlando Hernández luego del resultado del juicio en Nueva York de Tony Hernández por cargos relacionados con el narcotráfico, Tegucigalpa, 24 de octubre de 2019.”

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March 13, 2020

Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru

This report outlines in detail the ways that five of the world’s most powerful financial institutions are actively contributing to climate change by providing debt and equity financing for crude oil extraction projects in the Amazon

Brazil

Local syndicates have infiltrated Brazil’s ports, authorities said, sending record amounts of coke on container ships bound for Europe

Central America Regional

La región está mal preparada para luchar contra una epidemia de salud y una recesión económica al mismo tiempo

Chile

Behind these critiques of the status quo something more fundamental was brewing: the need to question and replace the neoliberal economic paradigm

Colombia

En lo que va del 2020 este desorden interno se ha manifestado en estos siete nuevos escándalos

Los miembros del antiguo Secretariado que está compareciendo ante la JEP tomaron la decisión de hacer pública su versión colectiva completa sobre el secuestro contemplado en el caso de “retenciones ilegales”

El Salvador

The Trump administration is also awaiting, “literally any day,” for El Salvador to begin receiving asylum seekers who the United States turns away, and has determined that the country is ready

Guatemala

Judge Miguel Ángel Gálvez has rejected a defense motion seeking his removal from the Maya Ixil genocide case

Instead of a court hearing, the Trump administration is giving Central Americans a chance to seek asylum — in Guatemala

Honduras

El tráfico de drogas se estabilizó y el gobernante superó la crisis. La democracia, en cambio, no garantiza que los hondureños se queden en el país

Concerns are growing that the deportation of migrants from the US and Mexico could accelerate the spread of coronavirus in Central America, after authorities in Honduras suspended repatriation flights and confirmed the first two cases

Mexico

La GN, al provenir sus efectivos de las fuerzas armadas en su gran mayoría, además del equipo y el presupuesto para salarios, crea en realidad una dualidad de mando, que favorece a los militares

El país redujo sus índices de corrupción por una variable que ha pasado desapercibida: la implementación de una feroz política de austeridad

De acuerdo con la radiografía de la DEA, el Cártel de Jalisco maneja en México grandes laboratorios para elaborar drogas de diseño

U.S.-Mexico Border

In California alone 50 cases and four deaths have been confirmed. In Tijuana’s state of Baja California, no cases have been confirmed

The closures are not related to the coronavirus pandemic, a CBP spokesperson confirmed, but part of heightened security measures related to possible court-ordered changes to the “Remain in Mexico” program

A year ago, during the height of the family migration surge, the couple probably would have tried to turn themselves in to seek asylum

Venezuela

Venezuelan oil has fallen from $48 to $24.25 a barrel, a victim of Russia’s battle with Saudi Arabia for oil dominance despite Moscow’s alliance with Caracas

Most of them have been jailed for extended periods or sent back to Mexico to languish in dangerous border towns while awaiting their immigration cases in the U.S., despite proclamations from the Trump administration that it supports people escaping brutal conditions