central america

US to prosecute parents who pay "coyotes" to ferry kids over border

 04/21/2017 - 03:50
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks next to US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly during a press conference in El Paso, Texas, United States, Apr. 20, 2017. EFE/Luis Pablo Hernandez
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Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Attorney General Jeff Sessions promised Thursday to prosecute parents who pay people-traffickers to help their children illegally cross the border into the US from Mexico and confirmed that the White House is still committed to build a wall along the two countries

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Friday, April 21, 2017 - 3:45am
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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks next to US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly during a press conference in El Paso, Texas, United States, Apr. 20, 2017. EFE/Luis Pablo Hernandez

Vicente Fox without the "F" word

 04/12/2017 - 18:52
Vicente Fox le concedió una entrevista exclusiva a AL DÍA News durante su visita a Filadelfia, invitado por el World Affairs Council of Philadelphia. Foto: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News. 

The former president of Mexico came to Philadelphia to talk about the wall, this time in a very different way.  

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 1:00pm
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Vicente Fox granted an exclusive interview to AL DÍA News during his visit to Philadelphia, invited by the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick / AL DÍA News.

Honduran woman saves herself, family from violent extortion gang

 04/12/2017 - 07:42
Undated photo provided on Apr. 11, 2017 showing 37-year-old Honduran citizen Carolina, who fled from their native Tegucigalpa, the Honduran capital, because for over a year Barrio 18 members had demanded more and more protection money every week to "watch over your business." EFE/Sashenka Gutierrez
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Carolina and her family fled from their native Tegucigalpa, the Honduran capital, because for over a year Barrio 18 members had demanded more and more protection money every week to "watch over your business."Their original destination had been the United States until Donald Trump's arrival in the White House temporarily put the brakes on that idea.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 7:30am
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Undated photo provided on Apr. 11, 2017 showing 37-year-old Honduran citizen Carolina, who fled from their native Tegucigalpa, the Honduran capital, because for over a year Barrio 18 members had demanded more and more protection money every week to "watch over your business." EFE/Sashenka Gutierrez

As Vigilance on US Border Rises, Migrant Smugglers Up Rates

 03/24/2017 - 04:33
Photo provided on Mar. 23, 2017 showing a Border Patrol vehicle guarding the fence between Calexico, United States and Mexicali, Mexico. EFE/Beatriz Limon
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President Donald Trump's immigration policy has caused people smugglers known as "coyotes" to raise their rates to bring migrants into the US now that the routes are longer and have become more dangerous because of the increased border vigilance, undocumented immigrants say.

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Friday, March 24, 2017 - 4:30am
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Photo provided on Mar. 23, 2017 showing a Border Patrol vehicle guarding the fence between Calexico, United States and Mexicali, Mexico. EFE/Beatriz Limon

El conocimiento es poder en tiempos de Trump

 03/21/2017 - 13:09
Memebers of the New Sanctuary Movement during training. Photo Courtesy: Peter Pedemonti. 
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Cómo las organizaciones locales trabajan para proteger a los inmigrantes contra el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas en la Era de Trump.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 12:30pm
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Cómo las organizaciones locales trabajan para proteger a los inmigrantes contra el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas en la Era de Trump. Foto: Peter Pedemonti. 

Knowledge is Power: How Local Orgs are Fighting ICE in Trump’s Era

 03/21/2017 - 13:06
Memebers of the New Sanctuary Movement during training. Photo Courtesy: Peter Pedemonti. 
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Local social justice organizations are ramping up and changing tactics in the era of Donald Trump.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 12:30pm
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Memebers of the New Sanctuary Movement during training. Photo Courtesy: Peter Pedemonti. 

Bullets for Buttons: A Program Seeks to Use Seized Guns for Good

 01/03/2017 - 03:55
A cache of weapons is assembled on the deck of the USS Gravely. Humanium collects seized weapons to be recycled into different items. The Swedish group says it is currently negotiating with several global brands for the metal that comes from the recycled guns. It could be used for items ranging from jewelry to smartphone cases. Source: C. Dillon/U.S. Navy
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In places like El Salvador, one of the world's most deadly countries, a Swedish development organization called Humanium aims to take guns off the streets and have the metal recycled and sold. The revenue is funneled back into anti-violence programs.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 3:18am
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A cache of weapons is assembled on the deck of the USS Gravely. Humanium collects seized weapons to be recycled into different items. The Swedish group says it is currently negotiating with several global brands for the metal that comes from the recycled guns. It could be used for items ranging from jewelry to smartphone cases. Source: C. Dillon/U.S. Navy

Reordamiento: How San Salvador Upstart Mayor Challenges His City

 12/23/2016 - 03:46
The new mayor of San Salvador has a plan to reduce crime in his city, one of the most dangerous in Central America. Photo: Claudia Roxana Montes de Chamagua/Commons 
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VQR magazine reports about San Salvador’s upstart mayor, Nayib Bukele, who has promised a new way forward for a city besieged by decades of violence. His biggest obstacle, however, may not be the city’s gangs, but the city’s idea of itself.

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Friday, December 23, 2016 - 3:26am
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The new mayor of San Salvador has a plan to reduce crime in his city, one of the most dangerous in Central America. Photo: Claudia Roxana Montes de Chamagua/Commons 

Obama’s deportation game

 01/11/2016 - 16:14
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You’ll recall that tens of thousands of women, children and others made a mess of election-year politics because the huddled masses took literally the inscription on the base of the Statue of Liberty and showed up at our back door “yearning to breathe free.” All they wanted was to keep breathing.

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Monday, January 11, 2016 - 4:06pm
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