Homeland Security visits Guatemala

    August 23, 2019   Guatemala Minister of the Interior, Enrique Antonio Degenhart, and U.S. Deputy Director of Homeland Security, Kevin McAleenan visited the immigration center at La Peñita, where thousands of immigrants from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East arrive seeking asylum. Degenhart and McAleenan signed a joint memorandum to improve cooperation onContinue reading “Homeland Security visits Guatemala”

Guatemala’s Presidential Election 2019

Alejandro Giammattei will lead the nation that has become the main source of migrants traveling to the border between Mexico and the United States. The representative of the Vamos party obtained 57.95% of the ballots, compared to 42.05% of his contender, the Social Democrat Torres. The recently elected President of Guatemala will have the task ofContinue reading “Guatemala’s Presidential Election 2019”

Migrant Children & Parents to remain in detention facilities for more than 20 days​

Yesterday, President Trump announced big changes regarding immigration processes that according to him will “lead to more humane conditions” for asylum-seeking families and children. But would be? Fact is, taking away the 20 days time limit restriction will do more harm than good because it will undermine access to legal counsel due to the isolationContinue reading “Migrant Children & Parents to remain in detention facilities for more than 20 days​”

Central America

Central America is the hub for U.S. trade ships and foreign trade through the Panama Canal, and gas lines across Caribbean waters, but is also home to left-wing guerrillas, juvenile gangs, crime syndicates, drug traffickers and smugglers. With weak and non-democratic governments the region has the highest rates of poverty, child malnutrition, and poor infrastructure,Continue reading “Central America”