Category: North America

From ‘Just a Mom’ to Immigration Activist: Salvadoran TPS Holder Fights to Keep Her Family Together

By the time the alarm went off at 2 a.m. Cecilia Martínez had only slept for three hours, but Feb. 12 was an important day. So despite her exhaustion, she […] Read More >

Fifth Guatemalan Youth Dies Under CBP Custody In The Last 6 Months

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BORDER: A 16 year-old boy became the fifth Guatemalan minor to die under the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) since December 2018. Carlos […] Read More >

As Violence Continues at Home, Exiled Colombians Reconstruct Collective Memory

In a small classroom at the City University of New York (CUNY), exiled Colombians gathered to talk with Arancha García del Soto on April 16. Del Soto is part of […] Read More >

UN Launches 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

New York, NY — On Feb. 1, the United Nations kicked off the 2019 Year of Indigenous Languages at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The year aims to […] Read More >

New Yorkers Join Protesters Around the World in Fight for Brazilian Amazon

Demarcação já! Demarcação já! (Demarcation now! Demarcation now!) This was the chant of a sparse but vocal group of protesters gathered outside the Brazilian Consulate in Midtown Manhattan on Thursday […] Read More >

Trump appeals to taxpayers for border wall funding

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES: In the first oval office speech of his presidency, President Donald Trump yesterday attempted to move public opinion in support of funding a “barrier” at […] Read More >

Brazil’s New President Marks 1st Week in Office with Conservative Reforms

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: Less than a week after taking office on New Year’s Day, President Jair Bolsonaro followed through with many of his campaign pledges, including conservative social […] Read More >

Asylum Seekers Will Be Sent Back To Wait In Mexico

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA THE BORDER: Amid a possible government shutdown over border wall funding, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that migrant asylum seekers will be sent back […] Read More >

Brazil’s Lula Stays In Prison

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: The chief justice of the Supreme Court overruled a decision yesterday that could have freed former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva from prison. Lawyers […] Read More >

Protests arise after Guatemalan girl dies in U.S. custody

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA THE BORDER: Protests have been held at the U.S.-Mexico border after a seven-year-old girl who traveled north from Guatemala died in custody. As part of a […] Read More >