Although I am glad to see attention finally given to the current plight of Central American refugees and migrants, I am appalled by the ways we continue to overlook decades of U.S. policy intervention in Central America and fail to connect how it has fueled migration since the 1980s.
“Sexual violence is also a weapon, not only as the military’s sense of right to conquer but as a form of subjugation,” said Gustavo Gorriti, an award-winning Peruvian journalist.
The Families Belong Together Corporate Accountability Committee Responds to Wells Fargo Decision to Exit The Private Prison Industry
Another big bank says it will no longer finance Geo Group and CoreCivic.
Seventeen people are still detained, according to organizers.
Over a ten-month period, Latino USA partnered with Rewire.News on the story of one woman’s alleged sexual abuse.
“Seventy-one percent of the average daily population in ICE custody are held in privately operated jails, many with documented histories of human rights abuses.”
RAICES staff said this is the youngest population it has ever documented in immigrant detention, with some clients’ files showing they are as young as five months old.
Why Doesn’t Anybody Care About Report of Refugee Children Sexual Abuse Under Trump? Because #ObamaDidItToo
Obama did not, in fact, have a policy of separating children, but he did have the practice of separating thousands of children from their parents.
With Five Journalists Killed in Mexico Since AMLO Came Into Power, Will Freedom of the Press Change Under His Term?
On February 16, journalist Reynaldo López was shot and killed in the northern Mexican state of Sonora.
“We believe that the Border Patrol and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement should be held accountable for their human rights violations.”
Latino Rebels Radio: February 21, 2019
In McAllen alone, the Texas Civil Rights Project identified hundreds of family separations after the June injunction.
“I feel like my rights are just being, you know, violated.”
People in Chalchuapa took to Facebook to express their outrage and pain for such a horrendous crime.
Latino Rebels Radio: February 18, 2019
Latino Rebels Radio: February 17, 2019
“It’s unconstitutional to detain people just because of their language, accent, or color of their skin,” said Cody Wofsy, staff attorney with the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project.
Roberto Lovato: Elliott Abrams Is Bringing Violence of 1980s U.S. Latin America Policy to Venezuela (VIDEO)
“When I see Elliott Abrams on, in front of Congress, it stirs my subconscious, and I think it stirs the subconscious of the entire country, that wants to forget, but won’t and shouldn’t forget, what happened in Central America in the 1980s.”