Central American migrants
One year after taking charge, Nayib Bukele faces severe criticism for handling of COVID-19

Salvadoran president’s first year in office has been marked by political tensions, militarization and false promises. However, his failures in handling COVID-19 are bringing more people on to the streets

Mexico evacuates migrant centers due to COVID-19 pandemic

In the past five weeks, over 3,653 Central American migrants housed in migrant shelters or centers, have been returned to their countries of origin

ICRC urges Mexico and Central American countries to protect migrants against COVID-19

The ICRC highlighted that migrants are more vulnerable to coronavirus due to lack of access to healthcare and conditions for isolation and hygiene measures

Honduran migrant caravan stopped at Mexican border

Mexico has already begun processing hundreds of Central American migrants en route to the United States, despite stating that the migrants are “welcome” to stay

migrant carvan The death of a migrant and the web of policies that caused it

The tragic death of Guatemalan migrant Rudy Alonso in Mexico during his journey to the US is emblematic of the human toll of the policies of governments in the region

Trump announces ‘millions’ to be processed and deported by the ICE

The announcement also indicated a plan to form buffer states in the region by signing deals with Mexico and Guatemala

Is helping struggling migrants a crime? US jury cannot decide

The proceedings against humanitarian aid activist Scott Warren temporarily concluded with the judge declaring a mistrial after the jury arrived at a hung verdict. Warren was arrested after helping two undocumented migrants who had just crossed the border

US strong-arms Mexico on immigration agreements

Trump threatened to impose tariffs on trade with its second largest trading partner to pressure Mexico to take measures against immigration

New Mexico Emergency New Mexico city declares emergency over the arrival of asylum seekers

Deming is the third US city to declare an emergency over the arrival of asylum seekers from Central America in 2019.

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