📰 The Border:
Two Congressmen visited a refugee camp where 2,000 asylum-seekers are living and claimed that the camps’ deteriorating conditions were “worse”
than the camps they had visited in Somalia and Syria. // Whistleblower continues to shed light on how the U.S. is violating international law
by sending asylum seekers with viable asylum claims to Mexico.
Given the recent streak of murders against members of the LGBTI community, the United Nations asked the Salvadoran government to act on these cases, which it has labeled hate crimes
. // The majority of LGBT migrants arriving in Costa Rica come from El Salvador
📰 El Mozote Case:
The Presidential House claims to have located information
in the archives that could be of “interest” for the judicial process in the El Mozote massacre case. Lawyers for the El Mozote victims hope the records will shed light
not just on their case, but also other crimes against humanity committed during the civil war.
📰Economy: Belize launches
the country’s first Investment Policy and Strategy // BELTRAIDE
held its 5th annual Entrepreneurship Convention.
Spain’s Secretary of Migration States that in Nicaragua there are no
generalized conflicts that support international protection requests, but that they will consider individual as well as documented cases. Here are the stories of exiles in Spain
. // Nicaraguan women who emigrate to Costa Rica suffer
from “structural violence” since the institutions are not responding to their needs.
📰 National Assembly:
48 of the 91 deputies in the National Assembly stay in charge between 8 and 28 years and 55 of them are at least 60 years old. La Lupa
investigates how we have such an “adult” assembly in a mostly young country.
Former Defense Minister, Colonel Luis Enrique Mendoza García, faces justice for the genocide
against the Ixil People. // Benedict Lucas García, Manuel Callejas and César Noguera Argueta also faces prosecution
for genocide, crimes against humanity, and forced disappearances against the Ixil community during the armed conflict. // Former member of the Civil Self-Defense Patrols, Juan Samayoa Cabrera, was deported from the United States and upon arrival was arrested for killing two men in Quiché
during the armed conflict.
📰 Police Corruption:
Police officers at a patrol exit in Guatemala were attacked when they were investigating some of their colleagues for the allegations of extortion payments to local gang members
. Upon arriving at the scene, corrupt agents opened fire on their companions in an attempt to escape.
Guatemala monitors the increase in explosions
of the Fuego volcano. Last year hundreds of people died and disappeared due to the violent eruption.
📰 President visit to Uruguay:
President Carlos Alvarado travelled to Uruguay
to meet President Tabaré Vázquez. President Alvarado met with Luis Lacalle, the President-elect of Uruguay to discuss fostering regional integration based on democratic values and human rights.
: An average of 2,000 new agents
joined the ranks of the National Police of Honduras. The goal of this government is to reach twenty six thousand police officers by 2022.
: A representative of the Inter-American Development Bank noted the economy of Honduras could be at imminent risk
due to climate change as it depends extremely on agriculture.
📰 Gini Index:
Poverty levels have been reduced as Panama’s economy continues to grow, but it remains the third most unequal country in the region behind Brazil and Colombia, according to the Gini index. This means that the country’s wealth
is concentrated in a tiny sector of society.
📰 Tax Haven
: Panama’s mission to the Financial Action Task Force in Paris tried to dispel the image of the country as a tax haven ended this week. The team, headed by The Minister of Economy and Finance, closed the foray
outlining the progress of the Panamanian Government in terms of stability and transparency to attract investments to the country.