Politics

In Final Days of NYC Mayoral Primary, Dianne Morales Reflects on Her Campaign

“No one else in this race is really advocating for or elevating working-class Black and Brown New Yorkers the way that I am,” she told Latino Rebels.

  • Jun 18, 2021
  • 12:33 PM

US Ends Strict Trump-Era Asylum Rules for Violence Victims

The U.S. government on Wednesday ended two Trump administration policies that made it harder for immigrants fleeing violence to qualify for asylum, especially Central Americans.

  • Jun 17, 2021
  • 8:33 AM

US and Mexico Seek Ways to Do More on Irregular Immigration

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In consecutive visits this month, Vice President Kamala Harris and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas have conveyed to the most important U.S. partner that the Biden administration is taking a more nuanced approach to immigration than its predecessor, but still asking what more Mexico can do.

  • Jun 16, 2021
  • 1:16 PM

On DACA’s 9th Anniversary, Immigrant Youth and Allies Tell Biden and Demorcats That It’s Not Enough

“Republicans want a pathway to deportation, not citizenship. We demand Democrats go it alone to deliver permanent protections for millions now,” a release from United We Dream said.

  • Jun 15, 2021
  • 8:42 PM

Colombian Protest Leaders Call Off Anti-Government Marches

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Protest leaders in Colombia said on Tuesday that they will stop organizing marches in the country’s largest cities following seven weeks of anti-government demonstrations that have resulted in at least 50 deaths.

  • Jun 15, 2021
  • 3:29 PM

Panic Attacks Highlight Stress at Shelters for Migrant Kids

The conditions raise concerns about why it is taking more than a month on average to release the children when most have family in the United States.

  • Jun 14, 2021
  • 5:20 PM

Grijalva Releases DOJ Analysis of Puerto Rico Status Bills Before Wednesday Hearing

“I thank the Department of Justice for submitting its assessments of both bills,” the Arizona Democrat said on Monday.

  • Jun 14, 2021
  • 12:28 PM

Nicaragua Stages Unprecedented Roundup of Opposition Leaders

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan police have arrested another opposition politician, bringing to six the number detained over the weekend.

  • Jun 14, 2021
  • 9:52 AM

Biden to Return Diverted Border Wall Money, Spend Down Rest

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump’s signature border wall project would lose much of its funding as well as the fast-track status that enabled it to bypass environmental regulations under a Biden administration plan announced Friday.

  • Jun 11, 2021
  • 6:01 PM

Official: US Told Nicaragua It Will Respect Vote—If Free

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A senior U.S. official said Thursday that less than two weeks ago, Secretary of State Antony Blinken told Nicaragua’s foreign minister that the Biden administration would respect the results of free and fair elections in November.

  • Jun 11, 2021
  • 4:31 PM

How El Salvador Adopted Bitcoin in Five Hours

El Salvador adopted the dollar in November of 2000, just eight days from the time of announcement. ‘Bitcoinization,’ meanwhile, took two and a half days, and just five hours from the time the bill reached the legislature. The most in-depth explanations of the two-page law weren’t given to the legislative committee in charge of analyzing it, nor to the Assembly itself. Rather, Bukele and two of his brothers fielded questions on the bill in a Twitter livestream, in English, with foreign investors.

  • Jun 11, 2021
  • 4:13 PM

Iowa Governor Questions Migrant Flights Into Des Moines

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds complained in a letter sent Thursday that the federal government didn’t notify her before flying migrant children into the Des Moines airport in April, then shuttling them to other cities as part of an effort to join them with relatives.

  • Jun 11, 2021
  • 1:26 PM

Court Decision on TPS Puts Pressure on Biden Immigration Reform

Justice Elena Kagan wrote for the court that “The TPS program gives foreign nationals nonimmigrant status, but it does not admit them.”

  • Jun 10, 2021
  • 5:52 PM

OPINION: Our Father Is a Prisoner of Conscience in Guatemala

For the last five years of our lives, we’ve not been able to hug him and say: “Have a good day, Dad.”

  • Jun 10, 2021
  • 4:10 PM

From El Faro English: Harris’ Rough Landing in Guatemala

In her first visit to the region this week, Vice President Kamala Harris’ blunt message to Central American migrants (“Do not come”) triggered a backlash among human rights defenders and Central America experts for contradicting international asylum laws and appearing insensitive to the reality driving migration.

  • Jun 10, 2021
  • 11:39 AM

House Committee on Natural Resources Announces Another Hearing on Puerto Rico’s Status Bills

The June 16 hearing “will more deeply examine the implications of passing each of the bills.”

  • Jun 9, 2021
  • 3:28 PM

As More Climate Migrants Cross Borders Seeking Refuge, Laws Will Need to Adapt

Climate change is upending people’s lives around the world, but when droughts, floods or sea level rise force them to leave their countries, people often find closed borders and little assistance.

  • Jun 9, 2021
  • 12:47 PM

‘Do Not Come’: Harris Seeks ‘Hope at Home’ for Guatemalans

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris offered an optimistic outlook for improved cooperation with Guatemala on addressing the spike in migration to the U.S. after her meeting with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei on Monday. She also delivered a direct warning to migrants considering making the trek: “Do not come. Do not come.”

  • Jun 8, 2021
  • 3:22 PM

Peru’s Presidential Runoff Election Too Close to Call

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A rural teacher-turned-political novice and the daughter of an imprisoned former president traded the lead Monday in a tight race for Peru’s presidency in a runoff election as the coronavirus pandemic continues to batter the Andean country.

  • Jun 8, 2021
  • 1:46 PM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: Bukele Wants Us to Talk About Bitcoin

The reason remains unclear against an increasingly complex political and economic backdrop in El Salvador.

  • Jun 8, 2021
  • 1:26 PM

US Identifies 3,900 Children Separated at Border Under Trump

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration said Tuesday that it has identified more than 3,900 children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border under former President Donald Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policy on illegal crossings, providing one of the more detailed accounts of a chapter in U.S. immigration history that drew widespread condemnation.

  • Jun 8, 2021
  • 9:36 AM

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