Adam Isacson

Still trying to understand Latin America, my own country, and why so few consequences are intended. These views are not necessarily my employer’s.

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Latin America

5 links: September 1, 2021

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Mexico

La Sedena también mantiene el control completo de las 32 coordinaciones estatales de la Guardia Nacional, y no solo de su alto mando operativo. Al frente de cada una de dichas coordinaciones esta nombrado un general en activo

The DEA even have a term for it – it is the essential building block of the war on drugs. They call it divide and conquer. But it is the drug wars dirty little secret

Alrededor de las 9 de la mañana, unos 200 agentes llegaron al municipio, rodearon las calles que llevan a la plaza central, y tomaron por sorpresa a hombres, mujeres y niños que descansaban

Mexico, U.S.-Mexico Border

In private, Mexican officials said they are waiting to see how U.S. officials propose to restore “Remain in Mexico,” and whether they have a plan to avoid the aspects of the program’s last iteration when rights groups documented the abuse of returned migrants

U.S.-Mexico Border

Alexander Halaska of Justice’s Office of Immigration Litigation told U.S. District Court Judge Cynthia Bashant that the present administration is reassessing the policies that officials often refer to as “metering,” but which critics call a “turnback” of asylum-seekers

5 links: August 31, 2021

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Brazil

The president, a former army captain, has responded by attacking other branches of government, sowing doubts over election security, and flaunting his increasingly cozy relationship with the armed forces

Colombia

Catatumbo, which still produces more coca – the raw ingredient in cocaine – than just about anywhere else in the world, effectively exists outside the presence of the Colombian state

Mexico

Mexico’s National Guard seems intent on blocking asylum seekers from leaving Mexico’s poor south, even if it threatens the stability of the region or, worse, might produce a xenophobic and racist eruption

The Zetas proved that via fearsome messaging and brutal tactics, you could control territory and thus secure numerous local criminal rents, even while you vied for action in the international market

U.S.-Mexico Border

The report, which can be read here, details thirty-five cases of violations by CBP agents documented by KBI from October 2020 to mid-August 2021

5 links: August 30, 2021

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Colombia

El enfrentamiento, según la Defensoría, significa el fin de un acuerdo de no agresión pactado entre ambos grupos que inició en el 2017

Mexico

GN, militares e INM, implementaron violento operativo de contención. Gobierno de México obliga a migrantes solicitantes de asilo, a permanecer en Chiapas, donde no tienen fuentes de empleo

Elementos de la policía estatal y de la Guardia Nacional escoltaban la caravana de migrantes a prudente distancia para evitar un roce o choque con ellos, más atrás los agentes del Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM) que con sus “perreras” o vehículos jaulas, esperaban para capturar a los rezagados y cansados

En 2021, Zacatecas ocupa el deshonroso primer lugar que antes tuvieron Colima y Guanajuato con la mayor tasa de homicidios por cada 100 mil habitantes

Venezuela

Nicolás Maduro’s representatives should commit to taking basic steps to restore respect for human rights and to holding free and fair elections when they sit down at the negotiating table

5 links: August 27, 2021

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Central America

Central America’s maras contradict nearly all these stereotypes, however. A more accurate assessment would reveal them to be far smaller, less organized, and less active than much government and popular rhetoric suggests

Colombia

Desde Corea, el primer mandatario informó que entre este jueves y viernes se dará la promulgación del acto legislativo

Mexico

Las Fuerzas Armadas mexicanas han completado “una serie de actividades operativas” en la frontera sur que tienen como “principal objetivo detener toda la migración“, afirmó este viernes el General Luis Cresencio Sandoval, Secretario de la Defensa Nacional

Prior versions of a hotspot approach in Mexico suffered from several sets of problems

U.S.-Mexico Border

What’s a chain-link fence to a person who just crossed a parched desert to escape the threat of violence at home?

5 links: August 26, 2021

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Colombia

De acuerdo con la denuncia, una fuente confiable alertó al gobernador sobre un plan inminente del Clan del Golfo para asesinarlo

El informe llama principalmente la atención sobre la necesidad de que las autoridades civiles ejerzan un liderazgo que permita hacer un ajuste institucional amplio

Mexico

En el caso de que la Guardia cumpla con sus metas de reclutamiento para 2021, solo el 42% de sus activos serán efectivos nuevos, mientras que 36% serán veteranos del ejército y la marina, y 21% de la Policía Federal

Mexico, U.S.-Mexico Border

Mexico is not legally obligated to receive returning migrants who are not Mexican citizens, and most of the asylum seekers are not

U.S.-Mexico Border

“Reynosa is Matamoros on steroids”

5 links: August 25, 2021

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Colombia

The charges, filed by an attorney general closely aligned with President Iván Duque, could signal that the government is now willing to come to terms with one of the darkest aspects of its military’s history

El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua

In June, a witness told Guatemala’s top anticorruption prosecutor that he had gone to the president’s home and delivered a rolled-up carpet stuffed with cash

Guatemala, Mexico

El Instituto Guatemalteco de Migración (IGM) estimó que en los últimos tres días ingresaron 500 migrantes a territorio nacional por el punto fronterizo de El Ceibo, Petén

Mexico, U.S.-Mexico Border

It is not at all clear what the Biden administration is supposed to do in order to comply with the Court’s decision in Biden v. Texas

U.S.-Mexico Border

Human Rights First has tracked at least 6,356 kidnappings, sexual assaults, and other violent attacks against people blocked at ports of entry or expelled to Mexico by DHS since President Biden took office

5 links: August 24, 2021

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Bolivia

On Saturday, a day after prosecutors announced new charges of “genocide” against her, Áñez cut her own wrist, in what her lawyer described as “a cry for help”

El Salvador

The attorney general overseeing the case was illegally removed from office before pressing charges, and the special prosecutors’ unit handling the case was dissolved

Mexico, U.S.-Mexico Border

Whether the Supreme Court will abandon the judiciary’s longtime posture of deference to the elected branches on matters of foreign relations — or whether it will give an increasingly right-wing judiciary a permission slip to interfere with America’s negotiations with foreign partners and rivals

U.S.-Mexico Border

Through July, Border Patrol officials found 383 dead migrants, the highest toll in nearly a decade, and one already far surpassing the 253 recovered in the previous fiscal year

Testing is being led by cities, counties and nonprofit organizations, which typically coordinate with the Border Patrol to have migrants dropped off at designated locations

5 Links: August 23, 2021

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Brazil

The parade was only one recent indication that Bolsonaro hopes to use the military to bolster his attempts to either win the presidential contest in October 2022 or to claim fraud and remain in power if he doesn’t

Colombia

La decisión se tomará en las próximas semanas y extenderá el mandato por los siete u ocho meses que el padre de Roux dijo que necesitaban para terminar el informe y socializarlo

U.S.-Mexico Border

Photos show former President Donald Trump’s border wall in deep disrepair after summer monsoon rains literally blew floodgates off their hinges

The suspension of the lower court order expires Tuesday at midnight

Amid the heated rhetoric around an increase in migrants, people on opposite ends of the Texas-Mexico border see the problems — and solutions — differently

5 links: July 29, 2021

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Western Hemisphere Regional

Mr. Mora was a fixture on Mr. Biden’s campaign in Florida last year, becoming a familiar face on television news programs in both English and Spanish

Colombia

Por tercer an?o consecutivo se presenta reduccio?n del a?rea sembrada con coca; sin embargo, la coca sigue en la parte ma?s alta de la serie histo?rica

Cuba

The crackdown has paralyzed, at least for now, the rebellious spirit that took hold on the island for a few hours on that recent Sunday

Mexico

“The Merida Initiative is dead. It doesn’t work, okay?” Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard told The Washington Post

U.S.-Mexico Border

Abbott’s order will mainly impact shelters like the respite center where volunteers drive migrants from the center to other overflow facilities, quarantine hotels, bus stations or airports

5 links: July 27, 2021

(I’m trying something different here, instead of the news blasts that I’ve been posting here since 2017. You can always find my entire database of news links here, with most recent links first. I don’t know if I’ll keep this format up, but I’m going to try it for a few days.)

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July 27, 2021

Colombia

La policía abandonó la comuna en la primera semana de mayo; aún no ha regresado. En su lugar, un grupo de jóvenes se encargó de controlar el orden público —en teoría

El amplio respaldo del mundo frente a la posibilidad de desactivar a la guerrilla mas antigua del planeta significa un rechazo generalizado a las disidencias, así algunas aparenten tener vocación política

Through three of the most consequential conflicts of the past century — the Cold War, the drug war, and the war on terror — the interlocking relationship between U.S. and Colombian security forces has produced a generation of hired guns

Colombia, Venezuela

Aguaclara es el más antiguo y central de los diez corregimientos que componen la zona rural de Cúcuta. No es el más grande pero sí el más estratégico

El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras

In recent years, traditional business elites in Central America have bankrolled efforts to roll back progress made by prosecutors and civil society groups to strengthen the rule of law

Some articles I found interesting this morning

Inti Ocon/AFP/Getty Images photo at the Washington Post. Caption: “Riot police stand guard outside the house of Cristiana Chamorro, former director of the Violeta Barrios de Chamorro Foundation and pre-presidential candidate, as people record them, in Managua on June 2.”

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June 16, 2021

Brazil, U.S.-Mexico Border

Entrada mais comum, pelo Texas, perde adeptos por causa do muro alto e da fiscalização rigorosa

Central America Regional, Guatemala, Mexico, U.S.-Mexico Border

Mexico is increasing border checkpoints and deployed more than 12,000 security personnel to southern Mexico

Central America Regional, Mexico

At the Solidarity Event, the U.S. announced more than $57 million in new humanitarian aid and demonstrated our resolve to address shared migration challenges collaboratively

Colombia

Now they will focus on meeting with civil society organizations to draft legislation that will be presented to Colombia’s congress in July, following a large march on the nation’s capital

El consejero Emilio Archila descartó sentarse nuevamente a negociar tras el anuncio de la suspensión de las manifestaciones por parte de una de las representaciones del paro

The explosion took place at a base used by the 30th Army Brigade in the northeastern city near the border with Venezuela

Apunta a que disidencias de las Farc o Eln fueron los responsables del ataque

El primer mandatario informó que se activará una burbuja especial para la búsqueda de los responsables

The U.S. Embassy in Bogota wrote on its Twitter account that a small group of American military personnel were at the base when the explosion occurred but were not harmed

Part of rotation 21-08 to conduct tactical infantry operations, exercise interoperability, and strengthen their ability to plan and execute complex maneuver operations

El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras

The changes could boost the number of Salvadoran, Guatemalan and Honduran children joining their families in the U.S. from several hundred to tens of thousands

Guatemala

El documento recoge 183 fichas de personas detenidas, secuestradas o asesinadas por actores estatales entre 1983 y 1985

Haiti

Escalating gang violence has pushed nearly 8,500 women and children from their homes in Haiti’s capital in the past two weeks

Honduras

La coordinadora del Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras (COPINH), Bertha Zúniga rindió testimonio este martes 15 de junio sobre la persecución que sufrió Bertha Cáceres previo a su asesinato

Mexico

The armed group intercepted the trucks on June 9 in the municipality of San Luis de la Paz, in the central state of Guanajuato

On the touchy subject of security cooperation, Mayorkas said he emerged from a meeting with Mexican Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero “optimistic”

Nicaragua

Ortega’s government has made many of the arrests under a new law passed in December granting it the right to declare citizens “terrorists” or “traitors to the homeland” and ban them from running in elections

President since 2007, he appears determined to rule until death and, through his family, even beyond

Expediente Público conversó con dos analistas para entender si la diplomacia de Biden hacia Nicaragua dejó pasar importantes meses para presionar por elecciones libres y democráticas y si es posible todavía un apoyo decidido que contribuya a revertir la ruta autocrática

Peru

In a public letter on Monday, several retired military commanders, including an ex-defense minister and a 99-year-old former military dictator, said there are reasonable doubts about vote tampering and warned of “grave instability”

Those among the elite who have spoken out against Fujimori have found themselves ostracized

U.S.-Mexico Border

We conclude that delays in the obligation and expenditure of DHS’s appropriations are programmatic delays, not impoundments

For centrist Democrats like Cuellar, whose district includes hundreds of miles along the border with Mexico, the migrant surge has become a political and policy liability that Republicans have pounced on in recent months

Fewer people crossed through the Del Rio area, about 118,000, but it represents the greatest percentage increase in Texas, at nearly 457% from the same period a year ago

Some articles I found interesting this morning

AFP photo at El Espectador (Colombia). Caption: “Monumento a la Resistencia fue inaugurado en Cali.”

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June 15, 2021

Brazil

Ten babies were shot in their mothers’ wombs and a single one survived. In addition, there is a growing trend of police lethality, which has increased even during the pandemic and despite social isolation

The Brazilian government on Monday authorized the employment of the National Security Force (FNS) to protect the Yanomami indigenous people and their reservation lands for 90 days in the northern state of Roraima

Colombia

La Corte Constitucional acaba de pedirle al Juzgado 189 de Instrucción Penal Militar suspender el proceso que se adelanta en ese despacho contra un miembro del Esmad que impactó con su escopeta truflay al estudiante Dilan Cruz en medio de los disturbios del 23 de noviembre de 2019

La comparecencia del expresidente de la República a la Comisión de Esclarecimiento de la Verdad poco cumplió con las expectativas de quienes padecieron el asesinato de sus familiares a manos de tropas del Ejército

Mientras la Fiscalía y la Defensoría del Pueblo hablan de 84 personas “no localizadas”, organizaciones de derechos humanos registran más de 700 desapariciones forzadas en los más de 40 días de protesta de este 2021

Las detenciones irregulares de la Policía durante el paro, y los abusos cometidos en los lugares donde las personas son privadas de su libertad, han sido denunciadas reiteradamente

Hace un año, el artista de salsa choke les cantó a los cinco jóvenes masacrados en Llano Verde

El dirigente sindical agregó que “la respuesta del Gobierno a las peticiones ha sido la más brutal represión contra los ciudadanos”

Para el Estado, y una clase económica y política de Medellín, era una economía de enclave de la cual extraía recursos naturales en detrimento de la inversión social, económica y de infraestructura

Sidssy Uribe Vásquez, hermana del manifestante Lucas Villa, asegura que seguirá denunciando las presuntas irregularidades que rodean el asesinato de su hermano

Monseñor Juan Carlos Barreto, quien hace siete años está en Chocó, advierte el avance de ese grupo paramilitar y denuncia alianzas con integrantes de la Fuerza Pública

By insisting on the same strategy, the government will crash into the same failures of the past. Only this time, it will have an aggravating circumstance: the country’s new social and political reality

El presidente de Colombia, Iván Duque, designó a Juan Carlos Pinzón como nuevo embajador del país en Washington, en remplazo de Francisco Santos

Los cultivos de coca se redujeron en un 7 por ciento, pero la producción de cocaína se incrementó en un 8 por ciento porque los narcos han tecnificado los cultivos

El Salvador

More than three people disappeared each day in El Salvador during the first four months of this year, a marked increase over 2020

Mexico

En el documento que los familiares deben firmar se exige confidencialidad y se compromete a no hacer más reclamos. Hay afectados que denuncian que se les ofreció apoyo económico a cambio de no seguir con la denuncia ante FGR

Drug trafficking is not the beginning or end of Mexico’s misfortunes: It’s a catalyst that arrived in a country with a deep history of violence and impunity

Para la familia de Javier, y las organizaciones civiles Propuesta Cívica y Reporteros Sin Fronteras, el fallo es un paso en la búsqueda de justicia pero falta la parte más complicada que es la extradición de Estados Unidos a México del Minilic para juzgarlo como autor intelectual

Mexico’s president has announced plans to make the national guard part of the army, erasing the thin pretense of a civilian-controlled force that was used to gain approval for its creation two years ago

Nicaragua

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, 75, who is running for a fourth consecutive term, has launched a broad campaign of repression since early June aimed at decimating the opposition ahead of November elections

Arrests of opposition figures, including revered former guerrillas, represent ‘last gamble of a dictator’s family’

Five were arrested Sunday, the biggest one-day roundup so far in Ortega’s campaign to jail anyone who might challenge his rule

Peru

Expresaron su preocupación por “la actual situación de inestabilidad y razonable cuestionamiento al proceso electoral en curso para la elección del próximo Presidente de la República del Perú”

“Lamentamos el uso político de las Fuerzas Armadas, ya que ello no solo mella su institucionalidad, sino que genera alarma, zozobra y división en momentos en los que el país requiere unidad y calma”, manifestó

U.S.-Mexico Border

As travel and trade volumes declined, some ports of entry reallocated personnel to other operations, such as cargo processing. In contrast, starting in May 2020 Border Patrol encounters with noncitizens steadily increased

The conditions described by a federal volunteer who spent two weeks in May at the shelter at Fort Bliss Army Base in El Paso, Texas, highlight the desperation and stress of thousands of children

Some articles I found interesting this morning

Orlando Estrada/AFP photo at Diálogo. Caption: “A woman watches soldiers patrolling a street in Mixco, Guatemala, on January 17, 2020. Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei declared a state of alert for two municipalities near the country’s capital, deploying police and service members to counter gangs and criminals.”

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June 14, 2021

Western Hemisphere Regional

To enforce the law, police officers and service members do not follow a mathematical model; they need to reason and find the best way to solve problems — that is, to understand the spirit of the law

More than one year into the pandemic, it is hard to overstate how much China has improved its standing in Latin America in terms of both its reputation among the general public and its influence with leaders and policymakers

Central America Regional, U.S.-Mexico Border

Advocates say the vast majority of domestic violence victims arriving at the border have almost no chance of gaining protection while restrictions are still in place

Colombia

Perdió su vida hace menos de 15 días en Villagarzón durante enfrentamientos con la Policía en medio de una manifestación. El Espectador visitó su casa para reconstruir la historia y alzar la voz de su familia, que hoy reclama justicia

En promedio, dos de cada tres solicitudes de restitución han sido negadas por la Unidad de Restitución de Tierras en 10 años de vigencia de la Ley de Víctimas

Colombia’s peace process gave the space for these protests to happen

Aunque todavía internamente los miembros del Comité del Paro se debaten sobre el camino a seguir, lo más probable es que no convoquen por ahora nuevas movilizaciones

El uso excesivo de la fuerza y las malas actuaciones de algunos agentes han reabierto el debate sobre nuestra Policía. Estas son algunas reformas necesarias

Colombia, Venezuela

“Pareciera que el acuerdo que se dio hace unos días, llegó a su fin. Parece que este acuerdo de retirada y de cese al fuego era solo por la liberación de estos ocho militares”

Nicaragua

De acuerdo con las informaciones, Granera fue sacada en un vehículo no oficial de su arresto domiciliario, no obstante, no se informó a dónde la trasladaron y si sería interrogada

The four arrests Sunday and one Saturday suggest Ortega has moved beyond arresting potential rival candidates in the Nov. 7 elections, and has begun arresting any prominent member of the opposition

Senadores piden al presidente Joe Biden valore la permanencia de Nicaragua en Tratado de Libre Comercio que Centroamérica tiene con EE.UU.

Peru

In Peru’s runoff election, a razor-thin victory by leftist Pedro Castillo will likely put an end to the country’s neoliberal consensus. However, political turmoil is set to continue

Peruvian presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori on Saturday said she trusts she will not be sent back to prison after a judge reviews her freedom in a money laundering case and insisted that fraud was committed by her rival

U.S.-Mexico Border

Following a review of the border wall construction projects, the Biden administration will also divert DHS funds to clean-up of construction sites formerly funded by the Pentagon, “including drainage, erosion control, site remediation, and material disposal”

Newly released data show that migrants were stopped 180,034 times across the southwestern border in May, and the majority were single adults who were immediately expelled

Some articles I found interesting this morning

Óscar Pérez photo at El Espectador (Colombia). Caption: “El artefacto cuesta cerca de $400 millones.”

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June 4, 2021

Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela

Unattended social, political, and economic maladies sparked social unrest in Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, and Bolivia before the pandemic. Now, entirely predictably, the unrest has returned—most seriously, so far, in Colombia

Brazil

Pazuello even climbed into a sound truck with Bolsonaro and gave a brief speech

Opinion polls suggest support for impeachment is growing: 57 percent are now in favor, up 11 percentage points from three months ago

Colombia

Varias personas que estaban en el lugar denunciaron que el joven habría recibido un disparo por parte de la Policía Antinarcóticos

Con creciente preocupación, desde Temblores ONG continuamos registrando el aumento de violaciones a derechos humanos por parte de la Fuerza Pública

En medio de una nueva jornada de movilizaciones que vive el país este miércoles, Fabio Arias, fiscal de la Central Unitaria de Trabajadores (CUT) anunció una gran movilización en la capital del país

Desde el Comité piensan que hay una estrategia deliberada de dilación en la negociación. Una promovida, dicen, por la línea dura del uribismo

Sin embargo, la prohibición de este dispositivo es temporal y podrá ser usado nuevamente cuando la Policía Metropolitana de Popayán y el Esmad cumplan con una serie de recomendaciones

Todavía hay 111 personas que hasta el 30 de mayo siguen estando reportadas como perdidas, según las cifras oficiales, y otras 47 están en el limbo porque la Fiscalía no ha decidido empezar a buscarlas

El Salvador

Delgado dijo en conferencia de prensa que la cooperación entre la Fiscalía y la CICIES terminará en 30 días y que solicitará a la cancillería salvadoreña que se anule ese convenio

El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras

El enviado especial del Departamento de Estado para el Triángulo Norte, Ricardo Zúñiga, afirmó que «estamos al lado de las víctimas de la corrupción en Centroamérica»

Guatemala

Aproximadamente 150 elementos castrenses, entre cadetes y tropa, estarán asignados a esa labor durante la estancia de Harris

Guatemala, Mexico

We hope that the Vice President’s first visit shows that she, and the United States, are standing with the people and communities organizing for change, and not with corrupt and abusive government officials

Mexico

His constant attacks on the media and a penchant for post-truth politics only add to the unease

What truly could emerge from Sunday’s vote is a clearer picture of whether López Obrador’s movement, built on his personal popularity and little else, will outlast him

Las autoridades han reconocido que el crimen organizado trata de interferir en el proceso electoral, aunque no han brindado información detallada sobre el número de las amenazas, ataques y asesinatos

InSight Crime breaks down why Veracruz has been particularly vulnerable to attempts to intimidate or kill politicians, whether by organized crime or by other interests

El gobierno de Estados Unidos condicionó a México entregar fondos por 6 millones de dólares para actividades militares a cambio de que el gobierno de Andrés Manuel López Obrador demuestre que “está implementando medidas antinarcóticos creíbles y estrategias de aplicación de la ley

Este anuncio se dio unas semanas después de que el presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador se quejó del financiamiento que la Agencia para el Desarrollo Internacional (Usaid) y la Fundación Nacional para la Democracia (NED) dan a organizaciones

Nicaragua

The region and the international community must stand together with the Nicaraguan people in support of their right to freely choose their government

Peru

Agobiados por una imparable pandemia del coronavirus, los peruanos eligen el domingo a su próximo Presidente entre dos candidatos que representan los extremos

U.S.-Mexico Border

DHS was informed that the Biden White House wanted Mayorkas to tell Mexican officials the US government wants more to be done, including increasing arrests of those coming through Mexico

Huang and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) lawyers are set to discuss the repercussions of the Texas directive with shelter officials on Monday

The consortium of groups is determining who is most vulnerable out of those waiting in Mexico to get into the U.S., and the criteria they are using has not been made public

Remain in Mexico is no longer the most immediate crisis. But it will nevertheless go down as one of the most significant policies of the Trump era, one that was monumental in shifting how the US handles asylum

Some articles I found interesting this morning

John Moore, Getty Images photo at USA Today. Caption: “A U.S. Border Patrol agent gathers personal effects from immigrants July 2, 2019, in Los Ebanos, Texas, before they are transferred to a processing center in McAllen.”

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June 3, 2021

Brazil

O comandante do Exército, general Paulo Sérgio Nogueira, resolveu arquivar o procedimento aberto contra o general Eduardo Pazuello, ex-ministro da Saúde, pela participação em ato político ao lado do presidente Jair Bolsonaro

1,576 cases — the highest since 1985, according to the Pastoral Land Commission (CPT)

Brazil. Special report from The Economist

Central America Regional

The diplomat conceded “it is not enough to say: ‘Don’t come’,” adding: “We have to work together to make it safer for people across Central America to stay in their homes and communities without fear”

Norma Torres, la única legisladora nacida en Centroamérica, solo aprobará una estrategia de desarrollo para esa región si hay un plan efectivo contra la corrupción

Colombia

El senador Iván Cepeda e Iván Velásquez, exmagistrado auxiliar de la Corte Suprema, interpusieron acciones legales en contra del documento expedido recientemente por Iván Duque en lugares donde se presentaron alteraciones al orden público

What is the Centaur state? Following Loïc Wacquant, it serves the interests of the upper classes, disciplines and regulates the lower classes, and is fearful of popular majorities

Jhon Danny Rosero Estrella, un joven universitario de 22 años, murió en la tarde de este lunes luego de recibir impactos de arma de fuego en medio de los fuertes choques entre la fuerza pública y los manifestantes

Aunque hubo aciertos, los miembros del ESMAD incumplieron su deber y desacataron las normas que regulan sus acciones durante el paro nacional. ¿Qué soluciones existen?

Por petición de la Fundación Defensa de Inocentes, la Sala de Reconocimiento de la JEP estudia si suspender a los congresistas de las extintas Farc vinculados con el macrocaso de secuestro y detenerlos en ETCR

Colombia, Venezuela

Facing a scarcity of information, and a heated discourse from both Venezuelan and Colombian diplomats, this is an attempt to lay out what we do and do not know about the ongoing conflict

Guatemala, Mexico

While Mexico and Guatemala have embraced immigration enforcement, partly as a result of U.S. pressure, this neither represents an effective and holistic response to migration, nor should it be a pretext to avoid conversations about corruption, insecurity, judicial independence, and attacks against civil society organizations, journalists and justice officials

Honduras

El juicio oral y público por la muerte de Berta Cáceres está a punto de culminar, mientras denuncian que hay más personas involucradas en el caso

Mexico

Mario Figueroa is a first-time candidate for mayor of Taxco. He’s already been shot once

El Mandatario lanzó el señalamiento tras ser cuestionado sobre el riesgo de que se registre en el País un “golpe de Estado blando”

Las fuerzas estatales y federales de seguridad han recibido siete ataques directos en lo que va del año, que han dejado tres policías heridos y 11 civiles muertos

Peru

Bosworth, quien escribe análisis sobre política latinoamericana desde hace dos décadas, cree que ninguno de los dos candidatos -el izquierdista Pedro Castillo y la derechista Keiko Fujimori- encarna la voluntad de una gran parte de los peruanos

U.S.-Mexico Border

Adult migrants continue to be the largest share of border crossers, however, and smuggling guides often send them through rugged desert and mountain areas where deaths from exposure rise with extreme heat

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Inspector General has faced work quality concerns, high leadership turnover, and more. This office is critical for ensuring independent and objective oversight of DHS

It’s Groundhog Day at the border, and Biden is mindlessly laying the foundation for more problems in a few years. We’ve watched it all play out before

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