November 25, 2017

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El Salvador Votes for Water over Gold

The people of El Salvador and their international allies against irresponsible mining are celebrating a historic victory. After a long battle against global mining companies that were determined to plunder the country’s natural resources for short-term profits, El Salvador’s Legislative Assembly has voted to ban all metal mining projects.   The new law is aimed at protecting the Central American ... Read More »

Central America’s Other Refugees

Refugees come from as far away as East Africa to try their luck at crossing the Rio Grande. Read More »

Violence is Causing Children to Flee Central America

Considering the high levels of violence in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, meeting the challenge of caring for child refugees at United States' southern border will require both short- and long-term solutions. Read More »

Unstoppable Tide of Child Migrants to the US

In the first five months of 2014 more than 47,000 unaccompanied minors were detained whilst trying to enter the US illegally. The influx has posed a political as well as humanitarian problem for Obama administration. Eager to score political points, Republicans claim that the current crisis is the result of the Obama administration’s lax policy migration, and particularly the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Read More »