It is not just immigration law that fails children, as the confluence of immigration, criminal justice, and child welfare systems - referred to as the "treacherous triangle" - often interact (or fail to interact) to represent the concerns and best interests of children.
Erick Martínez remembers exactly where he was when Erick Martínez was killed.
It is an extremely dangerous game whenever a political leader attempts to paint an opponent as an enemy of the state because if the label should manage to stick, then it opens the way for the opponent to be denied his or her civil rights -- all in the name of "national security".
Think about it... 75.1 would allow the Nationalists to boast that they succeeded in lowering the homicide rate to what it was prior to the Lobo years. Clever, but it really is more likely that the Observatory's number is the more accurate one.
It is understandable for a new presidential administration to criticize its predecessor for the problems it created or left unsolved. It is utterly unacceptable, however, for a new administration to absolve its predecessor for the disorder it leaves, and instead blame its predecessor's predecessor.
Perhaps one of the strangest tragedies having to do with human violence in Honduras is the one that is foretold at least twice a year whenever hospita...
If we look at 2013 through a humanitarian lens, what do we see?
The Hernández administration has already begun. Oh sure, President-elect Juan Orlando Hernández is not scheduled to be sworn in as President of Honduras until January 27, 2014. But that's really more of a technicality than anything else.
By Lauren Carasik, Susan Scott and Azadeh Shahshahani The authors, members of the US National Lawyers Guild, compare and contrast procedures in this ...
Not a square foot to spare on the bustling streets of New Delhi. It was my third trip to India, and I was 15 years old. I couldn't handle it.
While the press, as well as the U.S. government, will not acknowledge it, the elimination of progressive political leaders by coup d'état is taking place in Latin America with increasing frequency.
We were invited among the many groups serving as monitors in hopes that these elections would not be plagued by the rigging and fraud that were seen in the 2009 sham. Unfortunately what my queer colleagues and I saw was anything but free and fair.
The enormous frustration of voters who feel that once again the faith that they have placed in the electoral system has been violated needs to be heard and needs a solution. It must not meet teargas and batons.
With the presidential election in Honduras over and Juan Orlando Hernández declared the winner by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), Mr. Hernánde...
Sometimes a one-week vacation just isn't enough, especially when you wake up the last morning of your trip and don't want to leave yet -- it's too soon, and you've just begun to discover what makes your destination so special.
Election results are often contested, and that is one reason why governments sometimes invite official observer missions from inter-governmental bodies. But there are times and places when these outside organizations don't provide much of an independent observation.