📰 Detention Violence:
ICE is attempting to deport
survivors and witnesses to medical abuse at Irwin County Detention Center. Georgia activists are making a call to action
. // Thousands of documents obtained by BuzzFeed News report internal investigations of nearly 40 migrant deaths
in ICE custody over the past four years.
📰 U.S. Election:
On Saturday, the government of Costa Rica congratulated
the U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris with a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs sending a “sincere greeting” to the people of the United States for the presidential elections held on November 3 and recognized the democracy and freedom of that country.
📰 Strengthening Relations:
El Salvador’s incoming ambassador Milena Mayorga said on Wednesday she hopes to strengthen relations
with the U.S. regardless of the outcome of the general election. She also said half of Salvadorans in the North American country wish to return to El Salvador.
📰 Extradited for Murder:
A member of MS-13 was extradited
from El Salvador to the U.S. for the brutal murder of a minor in Long Island, New York.
Women from different organizations and communities demanded
that President Bukele cease what they consider to be “intimidation” by the army and police against the inhabitants of the municipalities in Chalatenango which have been singled out
as drug-trafficking hotspots.
📰 Planned Parenthood:
President Giammattei published a statement
announcing that he is going to repeal
the agreement for Planned Parenthood Global Guatemala LLC to set up a branch in Guatemala because it “violates what is provided in the political constitution.”
📰 U.S. Deportations:
Guatemalan Congresswoman Andrea Villagrán conducted an analysis that shows that Guatemala has received 3,219 unaccompanied children
and adolescents from January to October of this year
from the United States. She used the information provided by the Presidential Social Welfare Secretariat (SBS) which showed about 135 children are being deported weekly.
On November 3, a group of journalists and independent media gathered in front of the Public Ministry to denounce
the criminalization and prosecution of the press.
📰 Cuban Medical Brigade:
The Cuban Medical Brigade celebrated 22 years of service in Guatemala.
There are currently 439 Cuban doctors who provide services in more than 20 medical specialties in the country.
: Several people housed in a shelter tested positive
for COVID-19 in the wake of Hurricane Eta.
Individuals and organizations assisted and provided necessary aid
to people affected by Hurricane Eta and its aftermaths, contrasting the government’s lack of a timely response and negligence. Many people are tweeting #SoloElPuebloSalvaElPueblo in response to the solidarity showcased by the Honduran people in this crisis.
: Ortega orders electoral reform in technical aspects, one year before the 2021 elections