June 16, 2017
- Vera AraÚjo, “Pms de Upps Da Tijuca Agora Patrulham Tambem Asfalto” (O Globo (Brazil), June 16, 2017).
Para especialistas ouvidos pelo GLOBO, a decisão da corporação pode ser o fim das UPPs
- Joe Parkin Daniels, “Colombia Peace Process Weathers the Storm as Farc Hands in Weapons” (The Guardian (Uk), June 16, 2017).
Thursday’s ceremony means that 40% of the Farc’s arsenal has now been decommissioned, marking another success in a peace process that has at times stumbled
- Olga Patricia Rendon Marulanda, “Colombia Pidio a la Onu la Segunda Mision Politica” (El Colombiano (Medellin Colombia), June 16, 2017).
El Gobierno y las Farc pidieron a la ONU una segunda misión para verificar la reincorporación de los guerrilleros a la vida civil y política. La próxima semana el Consejo de Seguridad podría decidir
- ““Consumo en ee.uu. Tambien Llevo al Alza de Cultivos de Coca”” (Semana (Colombia), June 16, 2017).
Eduardo Díaz, director de Sustitución de Cultivos Ilícitos de la Presidencia, le responde a Tillerson. Dice que la expectativa de campesinos por incentivos del proceso de paz incidió en el aumento de las cifras pero no fue el único factor
- Alan Gomez, “Trump to Face Protests Over Rollback of Obama’s Cuba Opening” (USA Today, June 16, 2017).
Throngs of predominantly younger Cuban Americans plan to demonstrate against retrenchment from closer connections with Cuba
- Michael Weissenstein, Andrea Rodriguez, Adriana Gomez Licon, “Cubans Brace for Worst as Trump Takes Aim at Obama Opening” (Associated Press **, June 16, 2017).
“Obama was a very wise man. He had something in mind, like playing chess with those people, the communists over there”
- Patricia Mazzei, Nora Gamez Torres, “Trump Recasts Cuba Policy, Takes Harder Line Than Obama on Military, Travel” (The Miami Herald, June 16, 2017).
Tightening travel restrictions for Americans that had been loosened under President Barack Obama and banning U.S. business transactions with Cuba’s vast military conglomerate
- Julie Hirschfeld Davis, “Moving to Scuttle Obama Legacy, Donald Trump to Crack Down on Cuba” (The New York Times, June 16, 2017).
The directive calls for reversing a rule that Mr. Obama put in place last year to allow Americans who are making educational or cultural trips to initiate their own travel to Cuba without special permission
- Marc Caputo, “Inside Marco Rubio’s Campaign to Shape Trump’s Cuba Crackdown” (Politico, June 16, 2017).
Worried about bureaucratic pushback to preserve Obama’s normalization, the Florida senator went directly to the president with a plan in May
- Andrea Mitchell, Richard Greenberg, Mary Murray, “Inside Cuba’s Military Cyber Command” (NBC News, June 16, 2017).
The DEA confirmed that it has been exchanging information with Cuban officials about drug trafficking
- Marc Caputo, “Cuba Power Play With Colombia Draws Rubio’s Ire” (Politico, June 16, 2017).
Colombia began to express misgivings about how Trump’s Cuba announcement in Miami would coincide with the two-day U.S.-led Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America that begins today, also in Miami
El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras
- Gardiner Harris, “Central American Leaders Voice Concerns About U.S. Deportations” (The New York Times, June 16, 2017).
Neither the vice president nor Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, who was also asked, committed to doing so
- Emiliano Castro Saenz, “Caso Dos Erres: Las Rutas Dispares de la Justicia” (Plaza Publica (Guatemala), June 16, 2017).
Las diferencias entre generales y soldados no se observan solo dentro de los cuarteles militares. También se ven en los tribunales
- Donna Decesare, Marcela Turati, Christopher Sherman, Michel Marizco, Melissa del Bosque, Javier Garza Ramos, Maria Teresa Ronderos, “Impunity in Mexico: Remembering Javier Valdez” (Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, Columbia University Journalism School, June 16, 2017).
The silencing of one of Mexico’s most uncompromising and eloquent chroniclers of the ravages of the Drug War leaves a large hole in the heart of the entire journalistic community
- Carmen Duarte, “Border Patrol Arrests 4 Mexicans at Humanitarian-Aid Group’s Arivaca Camp” (The Arizona Daily Star, June 16, 2017).
A No More Deaths spokeswoman said the four were patients receiving medical care
Central America Regional, Mexico
- Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-California), “Congressman Lowenthal Urges State Dept to Make Central America Human Rights a U.S. Foreign Policy Priority” (U.S. House of Representatives, June 16, 2017).
The letter highlights abuses being faced in Mexico by refugees and asylum seekers as they flee violence in Central America, and the troubling murders of numerous Mexican journalists and human rights activists
- “Venezuela: Senior Officials’ Responsibility for Abuses” (Human Rights Watch, June 16, 2017).
On June 6, Vladimir Padrino López, the defense minister, acknowledged for the first time that National Guard members had committed abuses
- “Hemisphere Must Reject Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly and Support an Electoral Resolution to the Crisis” (Washington Office on Latin America, June 16, 2017).
In calling on Venezuela to abide by its 1999 Constitution, the countries of the Americas should insist that the government respect the constitutional authority of the National Assembly and free political prisoners
- Mica Rosenberg, “Pence Slams Venezuela Government, Drawing Rebuke From Maduro” (Reuters **, June 16, 2017).
“I tell the vice president of the United States, get your nose out of Venezuela, there will be no gringo, Yankee, imperialist intervention in Venezuela,” Maduro said