All Articles on Central America

The migrants’ stories, gaunt faces, and vulnerability continue to haunt me. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
A Border Crisis of Our Own Making
For 30 years I've led faith delegations to Central America, seeing firsthand how U.S. policies displaced the people now arriving at our border
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'Disorder by Design': Aid Group Details How Trump Has Manufactured Crisis at the US-Mexico Border
"Cutting aid, closing borders, and returning thousands to unsafe and unstable countries is bad policy and bad strategy."
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This issue requires knowing nothing about how we as Americans have contributed to the security crisis in Mexico and Central America in the past and in the present. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Fox News' '3 Mexican Countries' Gaffe Perfectly Sums Up Trump's Policies
For the Trump administration—much like Fox News—Central America is an extension of Mexico and immigrants fleeing Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are one and the same, as if we were, in fact, Mexicans
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Trump Accused of 'Manufacturing' Crisis By Slashing Aid to Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador
"This will create more refugees. This is the exact opposite of what we should be doing."
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 Why do we care about and feel the need to protect only “American citizens”? Do we possess a collective consciousness too small to embrace all of humanity? (Photo: Gregory Bull / AP) Views
The Phrase “Border Security” Freezes My Soul Every Time
Are the borders we protect so rigorously (by which I mean that one border on our southern edge) somehow divinely ordained? How were they determined? An even more taboo question is: How respectful has this country been of other countries’ borders?
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Refused Right to Seek Asylum, Honduran Refugees Demand Reparations for Destructive US Foreign Policy in Central America
"It may seem like a lot of money to you. But it is a small sum compared to everything the United States has stolen from Honduras."
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We must be careful not to confuse the impact of climate change with the impacts of history. (Photo: Getty) Views
A Climate of Violence: Refugees and Global Warming
While we need to focus on climate change and cutting emissions of greenhouse gases we must not ignore the compelling issues of injustice and violence driving people out of Central America and elsewhere
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A child sits in an area affected by a drought in the southern outskirts of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, in 2016. In the same area this September, the Honduran government declared a state of emergency because of drought as 290 municipalities are on the verge of running out of food. (Photo by Orlando Sierra/Stringer/Getty Images) Views
Why the Migrant Caravan Story Is a Climate Change Story
Drought, crop failure, storms, and land disputes pit the rich against the poor, and Central America is ground zero for climate change
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Jose Garcia, a migrant from Honduras en route to the US, rests in a public square as he waits to regroup with more migrants, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala October 25, 2018 (Photo: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters) Views
The Inconvenient Truth About the US-Bound Migrant Caravan
The migrant caravan Trump is so obsessed about is a direct result of US foreign policy
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Central American Women Are Fighting Extractive Industries on their Land—and Winning
The battle to stop the spread of extractive industries pits indigenous and peasant communities against powerful business interests, backed up by politicians who encourage the foreign investments that convert millennial ways of life into cash—for them
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