Thanks to President Trump’s racist rhetoric, the media's focus has returned to the well-known international criminal organization known as MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha. This is its story.
Gracias al discurso racista del presidente Trump, el foco ha vuelto a instalarse sobre la conocida organización criminal internacional conocida como MS-13, o Mara Salvatrucha. Esta es su historia.
Youngstown again? As an avid spectator of politics, I’ve been hearing about that city in the Mahoning Valley of northeast Ohio for decades. Although it’s home to just 64,000 people, Youngstown gets more than its share of attention from politicians, media, filmmakers, and even a poetic singer/songwriter from Freehold, New Jersey.
The mother of the siblings said she made the decision to have them brought to the US by a female "coyote" because of the lack of security in Guatemala.
Al menos 107 han muerto en las revueltas violentas de Venezuela en los dos últimos meses.
Death toll in Venezuela rises to 107 following two more deaths in protest.
The Venezuelan crisis is not a myth. Just take a look at the numbers of Venezuelans seeking asylum throughout the world to understand that it is easier to abandon everything than to succumb to the Bolivarian Revolution.
The regional representative for Central America, Cuba and Mexico of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the Ecuadorian Jose Samaniego, said that "year after year" the number of refugees, applicants for asylum and displaced persons "continues to rise because of conflicts, violence and human rights violations."
After winning a prestigious robotics contest, Dreamer Lorenzo Santillan had the chance to become a scientist, but his immigration status kept him from getting a university scholarship and he had to find an alternative, which turned out to be a traveling food truck that he calls "Neither Here Nor There."
The bid to escape poverty in Cuba has left hundreds of Cuban deserters -the majority of them doctors- in an equally untenable position in Venezuela.
Gay men are often targeted by robbers, with gangs even specializing in this type of crime. The modus operandi is for the criminal to seduce the person either in person or via Internet and then, once inside the victim's home, to steal his belongings and kill him.
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.
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Donald Trump administration will send more immigration judges to detention centers on the border with Mexico and greater efforts will be made to punish undocumented migrants who reenter the country after being deported.
Libertad de prensa a la mexicana. Es una manera triste, cínica quizás, de referirse a la interminable matanza de periodistas en el país azteca. Perpetrada con total impunidad, todo indica que hay una cacería inmisericorde de comunicadores sociales al sur de la frontera.
Freedom of the press Mexican style. It is a sad, even cynical way of referring to the unending slaughter of journalists perpetrated with impunity in our neighbor to the South, where it’s open season on freedom of speech.
The Banana Growers Association of Colombia (Augura) is applying a strategy to restore Uraba, the country's principal producer of the fruit and a region stigmatized by violence.
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.
Senator Bob Casey is fighting for a reform of ICE and DHS processes for asylum seekers.
Community advocate and award-winning filmmaker Gilberto Gonzalez documents the story of a little-known Latino gang in Spring Garden, the “20G”, as they protected their neighborhood from outside threats.
The exhibit honors the stories of unaccompanied immigrant youth, families, and young adults who fled their homes in Central America.
We're two years into the startlingly disappointing
presidency of a man who courted the Latino community with the campaign promise
to pass comprehensive immigration reform.