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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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(Even more here) March 25, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Robert Moore, “Border Patrol Inland Checkpoints Shut Down So Agents Can Help Process Asylum Seekers” (Texas Monthly, March 25, 2019). “It’s really out of control. It’s bad,” said one official of the surge in families streaming across the border Molly Hennessy-Fiske, “Trump Says Barbed Wire ‘Can […]

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(Even more here) March 22, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Molly o’toole, “Marine Corps Commandant Says Deploying Troops to the Border Poses ‘Unacceptable Risk’” (The Los Angeles Times, March 22, 2019). Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.), vice chairman of the Defense Appropriations subcommittee, said Neller’s memos showed the danger in diverting Pentagon funds to build Trump’s […]

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(Even more here) March 21, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Amanda Holpuch, Lauren Aratani, “Alarm Over Leaked Us Database Targeting Journalists and Immigration Activists” (The Guardian (Uk), March 21, 2019). The debate about immigrants’ rights, about the treatment of immigrants, about the treatment of asylum seekers, is going to be suppressed or censored Elliot Spagat, “New […]

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(Even more here) March 20, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Rebekah Entralgo, “The Pentagon Can’t Explain Where $2.5 Billion in Border Wall Funding Is Coming From” (ThinkProgress, March 20, 2019). Trump announced that in addition to diverting money from the military reconstruction budget, he would also take $2.5 billion from the Pentagon’s counter-drug funding. But as […]

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(Even more here) March 19, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Molly o’toole, Sarah D. Wire, “Pentagon Discloses Military Projects in California That It Could Tap for Trump’s Wall” (The Los Angeles Times, March 19, 2019). “Now that members of Congress can see the potential impact this proposal could have on projects in their home states, I […]

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(Even more here) March 18, 2019 Argentina Pablo Corso Heduan, “Destinan Mas de Us$ 600 Millones para el Ejercito en el Ano Electoral” (Perfil (Argentina), March 18, 2019). Con la mira puesta en las elecciones de octubre, Mauricio Macri reforzó al Ejército con una millonaria inversión en equipamiento militar para la lucha contra el narcotráfico […]

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(Even more here) March 15, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Erica Werner, John Wagner, Seung Min Kim, “Senate Votes to Reject Trump’s Emergency Declaration, Setting Up President’s First Veto” (The Washington Post, March 15, 2019). The disapproval resolution passed the House last month, so the 59-to-41 Senate vote will send the measure to the president’s desk. […]

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(Even more here) March 12, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Jeff Stein, “Trump Seeks $4.7 Trillion Budget With Domestic Cuts, $8.6 Billion in Wall Funding” (The Washington Post, March 12, 2019). The demand for $8.6 billion for a border wall, less than two months after a 35-day partial government shutdown paralyzed much of Washington, raised the […]

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(Even more here) March 11, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Jim Tankersley, Peter Baker, “Defying Congress, Trump Plans to Renew Fight for Border Wall Funding” (The New York Times, March 11, 2019). Mr. Trump will request $8.6 billion in the annual budget proposal, aides said Angela Kocherga, “8 Hours on the Border” (The Albuquerque Journal, March […]

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(Even more here) March 1, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Julia Ainsley, “Advocates: Trump Policies Are Causing Surge in Illegal Border Crossing” (NBC News, March 1, 2019). An official from the Department of Homeland Security, of which CBP is a part, said those abandoning legal entry points may not have legitimate asylum claims Muzaffar Chishti, Randy […]

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(Even more here) February 28, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Elliot Spagat, “Amid Clouds of Dust, Border Wall Prototypes Are Demolished” (Associated Press, February 28, 2019). The nearly $3 billion that Congress has provided for barriers during the first half of Trump’s term requires that money be spent on designs that were in place before May […]

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(Even more here) February 27, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Amy Davidson Sorkin, “The Challenge to Republicans in the House Vote to Terminate Trump’s Emergency” (The New Yorker, February 27, 2019). The vote will be an open test of the willingness of Republicans to place a limit on this President’s grab for power Lolita C. Baldor, […]

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(Even more here) February 26, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Thom Tillis, “I Support Trump’s Vision on Border Security. But I Would Vote Against the Emergency.” (The Washington Post, February 26, 2019). I am a member of the Senate, and I have grave concerns when our institution looks the other way at the expense of weakening […]

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(Even more here) February 25, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Missy Ryan, “At Southern Border, Acting Pentagon Chief Offers Support for Trump’s Border Plan” (The Washington Post, February 25, 2019). Shanahan said his conversations with officials from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and observations at sites in Texas and New Mexico had underscored the role the […]

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(Even more here) February 22, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Ellen Mitchell, “Pentagon Asks Dhs to Justify Moving Funds for Trump’s Border Wall” (The Hill, February 22, 2019). The document asks for locations where border wall construction would improve the “effectiveness” of military troops deployed there Joe Gould, Leo Shane Iii, Tara Copp, “The Pentagon Wants […]

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