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Central American Migrants

Eliminating Migration

Edward Corcoran | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics
Edward Corcoran

Migration has been a common occurrence in all of human history, people carrying out conquest or fleeing from it, or from religious or ethnic persecution, or from natural disasters, or just seeking a better life.

How the U.S. Can Revamp Its Strategy Toward Central America

Jo-Marie Burt | Posted 01.15.2016 | World
Jo-Marie Burt

The intertwining of past and present highlights the necessity of addressing impunity at its core in post-conflict societies, and the perils of not doing so in the immediate transition period.

Mission Accomplished: El Chapo Recaptured on Eve of Pope Francis' Visit

R. Andrew Chesnut | Posted 01.09.2016 | World
R. Andrew Chesnut

In Mexico the apprehension or killing of top drug lords tends to be timed for maximum political advantage. The spectacular recapture of the world's most wanted drug kingpin, El Chapo Guzman, is no different.

This Painting Humanizes the Refugee Crisis

Margaret Sullivan | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics
Margaret Sullivan

What troubles me as much as the humanitarian crisis itself, however, is the hateful tone in the public discussion in this country about immigration more broadly. And not just from politicians, although the candidates' fulminations are disturbing, particularly coming from those whose parents or grandparents were refugees and migrants.

Elise Foley

Mexico Now Detains More Central Americans Than The U.S.

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The crisis of Central Americans fleeing to Mexico and the U.S. hasn't ended, despite smaller numbers of migrants making it across the U....

Meet The Man Who Tracks The Digital Footprints Of Missing Central American Migrants

Fusion | Encarni Pindado | Posted 04.21.2015 | World

Thousands of Central American migrants go missing each year while crossing Mexico en route to the United States. And in some cases, Facebook can be us...

San Fernando Migrant Massacre: How US, Mexican and Latin American Governments Share Responsibility

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

Migrant rights defenders throughout Mexico recently commemorated the fourth anniversary of the massacre, which resulted in the death of 72 migrants in transit, including 13 women, en route to the United States from six countries.

Most Americans Say Child Migrants Should Be Reunited With Families Here: Poll

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 09.04.2014 | Latino Voices

Most Americans think the U.S. government should allow the more than 60,000 unaccompanied minors that have crossed illegally into the country this year...

Nicaraguans Are Not Migrating to the U.S. Because They Have Their Own ‘American Dream': Costa Rica

Sergio Ramírez | Posted 09.22.2014 | World
Sergio Ramírez

Lines at the Costa Rican consulate in Managua are far longer than lines at the U.S. consulate. According to official statistics, at least ten percent of the population of Costa Rica is made up of Nicaraguans, although the population of clandestine migrants is huge.

Nicaraguans Are Not Migrating To America Because They Have Their Own ‘American Dream' Next Door: Costa Rica

Sergio Ramírez | Posted 09.22.2014 | World
Sergio Ramírez

Lines at the Costa Rican consulate in Managua are far longer than lines at the U.S. consulate. According to official statistics, at least ten percent of the population of Costa Rica is made up of Nicaraguans, although the population of clandestine migrants is huge.

Taking Kids as They Come: Soccer, the Border, and Dealing With Migration

Paul Cuadros | Posted 09.14.2014 | Latino Voices
Paul Cuadros

Over the past 15 years, one thing has become very clear to me: As a country we have rarely tackled the causes of migration beyond border enforcement, which has been mildly successful. The current crisis lays bare the failings of this shortsighted policy.

We Need to Treat Fleeing Central Americans as Refugees – Not Voluntary Migrants

Matt Garcia | Posted 09.10.2014 | World
Matt Garcia

Forget about the pursuit of the American dream, an American education, or an American job. They are simply trying to stay alive.