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US Prepares to Resume Trump-Era ‘Remain in Mexico’ Asylum Policy

President Joe Biden’s administration is taking steps to restart by mid-November a program begun under his predecessor, Donald Trump, that forced asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico for U.S. court hearings after a federal court deemed the termination of the program unjustified, U.S. officials said Thursday. The administration, however,...

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Salvadorans March Against Bukele’s Economic, Judicial Policies

Thousands of protesters marched in San Salvador Sunday against President Nayib Bukele’s government, including the move to make bitcoin legal tender in the country. Demonstrators, including feminist groups, human rights organizations, environmentalists and members of political parties, shouted slogans and carried signs reading,...

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F.B.I. Is Working in Haiti to Recover Kidnapped Missionaries

The agency is part of the U.S. effort to reach the 17 people taken by a gang on Saturday, in the latest example of the violence that is leaving Haitians desperate. The F.B.I. and the State Department are working with the American Embassy in Haiti and local authorities to recover a group of 17 missionaries …...

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The Border Violence Against Haitians Reflects US Racial Ideology

It is not a coincidence that Haitians have the lowest asylum acceptance rates in the US and are deported en masse. Travelling on a dirt road in the Sonoran Desert, all my friends and I could see was mountains, cacti, and dust. It was 2004, and the height of us, college students with radical political …...

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Satanic Rituals, Forced Cannibalism: The Kidnappings and Extortions of Central American Migrants

Denis Sanabria hadn’t slept well for five days and felt that the emptiness in the pit of his stomach augured bad news. On that April day, he was working at his carpenter job in Nashville, Tennessee, with a saw in his hand, when the phone rang. It was a telephone number from Mexico. On the …...

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New Study Supports That Vaccination Reduces the Spread Of COVID-19

A new study published by the University of Oxford suggests that being vaccinated against COVID-19 reduces the spread of both the alpha and delta variants of the virus, NBC News reports. Notably, the study was published online on Thursday, October 1, and has not yet been peer-reviewed. The team from Oxford examined the contact tracing...

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Honduras’ President at U.N. Denies Ties to Drug Trafficking

In a bizarre speech to the UN General Assembly, Honduras’ president defended his crimefighting chops and hinted that convicted drug traffickers testifying against him in the U.S. were doing so in exchange for favorable treatment. President Juan Orlando Hernández touted his nation’s falling homicides rates in recent years and...

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New Haitian Caravan Heading for U.S. Border In 20 Days, Activist Says

A migrant advocate in Southern Mexico says a Haitian caravan will depart for the U.S. border from Tapachula around Oct. 25 – with or without clearance from Mexico. “We are leaving in 20 days,” activist Irineo Mujica said Tuesday on social media. “We prefer to march with (travel) papers. … And this time, with papers …...

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El Salvador’s Top Court Paves Way for President’s Re-Election

El Salvador’s highest court has ruled that the country’s president can serve two consecutive terms in office, paving the way for current president Nayib Bukele to run for re-election in 2024. The decision was delivered late Friday night by judges appointed in May by the country’s newly elected Congress — which is dominated by...

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Costa Rica Offers Shelter and Humanitarian Bridge for Afghan Women and Girls

The Government of Costa Rica reported this past Wednesday that it is willing to host 48 Afghan women who work for the United Nations and Vice President Epsy Campbell also expressed the will to create a “humanitarian bridge” for women and girls. “Costa Rica has a long tradition of collaboration with the United Nations and …...

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