Tag Archives: Central America

Nicaragua’s Canal Project at What Cost?

A proposed canal in Nicaragua would rival Panama's as a link between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. But indigenous and environmentalist protesters are crying foul.

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Central America’s Other Refugees

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

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A Way Forward on Child Refugees

Solving the challenging issues presented by the children fleeing criminal gangs in Central America will require significantly more resources. The Obama administration has requested emergency funds, and the Senate has introduced a $2.7 billion supplemental funding bill to tackle the problem. This is a good start. But in the long term, more investments are needed to rebuild civil society and stop the violence in Central America.

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Republicans Get a ‘Red Card’ on Immigration

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) recently used a World Cup analogy to castigate his Republican colleagues for blocking immigration reform. “Leave the field, too many flagrant offenses and unfair attacks. You’re out,” Gutierrez said. “Hit the showers. It’s the red card.”   (In case you’re not into soccer: Referees bestow red cards on players they deem guilty of misconduct warranting expulsion from the …

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