migrants

Ernesto Samper: Rightist populism demonizes migrants

 06/20/2017 - 04:28
Colombian Former President Ernesto Samper, speaks during a press meeting in La Paz, Bolivia, on June 19, 2017. EFE/Martin Alipaz
English

Former Colombian President said Monday in Bolivia that rightist populist movements around the world demonize and criminalize migrants to gain favor with their voters.

Posted Date: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 4:15am
Main Section: 
Plain Text Author: 
EFE
Caption: 

Colombian Former President Ernesto Samper, speaks during a press meeting in La Paz, Bolivia, on June 19, 2017. EFE/Martin Alipaz

“No Guacamole For Immigrant Haters”: the experience of a street artist painting the border in Arizona

 06/19/2017 - 10:52
Harriet Wood, “Hazard” es una artista urbana que dejó su obra solidaria plasmada en las paredes de Ajo, Arizona. Foto suministrada. 
English

While hate seems to rise up across the world, the border town Ajo fights for hope through art

Posted Date: 
Monday, June 19, 2017 - 10:30am
Main Section: 
Plain Text Author: 
Esperanza Escribano
Caption: 

Harriet Wood, "Hazard" is an urban artist who left her work of solidarity embodied in the walls of Ajo, Arizona. Photo supplied.

Washington's Priority in Latin America: Ending Drug Trade

 06/16/2017 - 06:30
US Vice President Mike Pence shakes hands with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez (L) during the opening of the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America in Miami, Florida, United States, 15 June 2017. EFE/Giorgio Viera
English

US Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with the presidents of Guatemala and Honduras and the vice president of El Salvador within the framework of the economic and security conference on Central America being held in Miami. The Alliance for Prosperity in the Northern Triangle was created in 2014 by the US, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador due to the wave of US arrivals of undocumented and unaccompanied Central American minors. 

Posted Date: 
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 6:15am
Main Section: 
Plain Text Author: 
EFE
Caption: 

US Vice President Mike Pence shakes hands with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez (L) during the opening of the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America in Miami, Florida, United States, 15 June 2017. EFE/Giorgio Viera

Desperation and hope along Mexico's wall

 06/13/2017 - 05:41
A man on the United States side talks to a relative on the Mexican side at the border fence between the United States and Mexico in the Border Field State Park in San Diego, California, USA, 26 March 2017. EPA/JASON SZENES

 For human rights organization Amnesty International, Trump's proposed border wall - which even some members of the Border Patrol fail to see as an effective barrier - will only enrich criminal organizations involved in extorting money from immigrants on the Mexican side.

English
Posted Date: 
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 5:30am
Main Section: 
Plain Text Author: 
EFE
Caption: 

A man on the United States side talks to a relative on the Mexican side at the border fence between the United States and Mexico in the Border Field State Park in San Diego, California, USA, 26 March 2017. EPA/JASON SZENES

Mexico-US border counts deadly toll- "His body was handed over to us in pieces"

 06/13/2017 - 05:13
United States Border Patrol (USBP) agents stand beside a raft, reportedly used by people to cross the river, under the bridge along the Rio Grande River near Rio Grande City, Texas, USA, 01 March 2017. EPA/LARRY W. SMITH

In the context of expansion of organized crime in Mexico, migrants have become easy targets, as they are more visible, easily identifiable as migrants and, in many cases, they walk on a predetermined route. At least 400 immigrants were killed on their way from Central America to the US in 2015.  

English
Posted Date: 
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 4:45am
Main Section: 
Plain Text Author: 
EFE
Tags: 
Caption: 

United States Border Patrol (USBP) agents stand beside a raft, reportedly used by people to cross the river, under the bridge along the Rio Grande River near Rio Grande City, Texas, USA, 01 March 2017. EPA/LARRY W. SMITH

Tucson City Council Votes to Oppose Trump's Border Wall

 06/07/2017 - 05:21
La ciudad de Tucson, Arizona, con la cordillera de Santa Catalina al fondo. Foto: Wikipedia
English

On Tuesday, Tucson City Council voted unanimously to oppose President Trump’s proposed border wall and prevent the city from doing business with companies that agree to work on the wall.

Posted Date: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 4:45am
Main Section: 
Author: 
Caption: 

The city of Tucson, in Arizona, with Santa Catalina mountains on the background. Photo: Wikipedia

Mexico, Guatemala to facilitate cross-border migrant movement

 06/07/2017 - 02:50
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto (L), and his Guatemalan counterpart Jimmy Morales (R), during a ceremony at the National Palace of Culture, in Guatemala City, Guatemala on Jun. 6, 2017. EFE/Esteban Biba
English

Presidents of both countries, which share a land frontier of more than 595 miles, agreed to continue working to modernize infrastructure in the border zone to facilitate the safe and humane passage of migrants, as well as cross-border trade.

Posted Date: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 2:45am
Main Section: 
Plain Text Author: 
EFE
Caption: 

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto (L), and his Guatemalan counterpart Jimmy Morales (R), during a ceremony at the National Palace of Culture, in Guatemala City, Guatemala on Jun. 6, 2017. EFE/Esteban Biba

Smoothness without Borders:Mexican Businessman creates "Trump" toilet paper

 06/02/2017 - 02:55
Fuente: http://www.nbcnews.com/
English

Antonio Battaglia decided to roll out a new kind of toilet paper under the slogan “Suavidad sin fronteras”, "Smoothness without Borders", to rise public consciousness toward the situation of illegal immigrants in the US.  

Posted Date: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 1:00pm
Main Section: 
Author: 
Caption: 

Trump arrives in Sicily for G7 summit, the final stop of his trip abroad

 05/26/2017 - 06:05
A panoramic view the Hotel San Domenico, one of the venues of the G7, on the top of the coast of Giardini Naxos, 25 May 2017, ahead of the G7 summit scheduled for May 26 and 27 in Taormina, southern Italy. EPA/CIRO FUSCO
English

Heads of states from leading developed nations on Friday were arriving in the Italian town of Taormina for a two-day G7 summit focusing on security and economic growth.

Posted Date: 
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 5:30am
Main Section: 
Author: 
Tags: 
Caption: 

A panoramic view the Hotel San Domenico, one of the venues of the G7, on the top of the coast of Giardini Naxos, 25 May 2017, ahead of the G7 summit scheduled for May 26 and 27 in Taormina, southern Italy. EPA/CIRO FUSCO

Protests in Washington to halt deportation of Salvadoran woman

 05/24/2017 - 02:46
The family of Liliana Cruz protest her pending deportation outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters, in Washington, DC, United States on May 23, 2017. EFE/LENIN NOLLY

A mother of two, Liliana Cruz was detained in 2013 for driving without a license, given that Virginia does not issue them to undocumented migrants. ICE insists everyone who has violated immigration laws may be subject to arrest, detention and expulsion.

English
Posted Date: 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 2:30am
Main Section: 
Plain Text Author: 
EFE
Caption: 

The family of Liliana Cruz protest her pending deportation outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters, in Washington, DC, United States on May 23, 2017. EFE/LENIN NOLLY