Sanctuary Leaders Fight Back Against ICE's "Psychological Violence" and Fines
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-07
Ivan Ramirez, a 13-year-old Guatemalan asylum seeker, says he can't remember a time in his life when he felt free. Now that the federal government intends to fine his mother more than $300,000, he worries that whatever semblance of safety they have in sanctuary is being threatened. | Ivan and his mother Hilda Ramirez came to the United States fleeing familial violence in 2014. Since then, they have been "under attack" by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the elder Ramirez said. They were detained together for almost a year after first arriving in the United States. Since their release from detention,…
Watch Hondurans describe nightmare of life under US-backed 'dictatorship'
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-07-05
In downtown Tegucigalpa, average Hondurans told The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal that the US-backed Juan Orlando Hernández government is a "dictatorship"…
Trump proposes dumping migrants into Guatemala, a supposedly "safe third country"
Emile Schepers | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-03
The horrific image of a drowned father and his little daughter in the Rio Grande on the U.S.-Mexico border has intensified efforts in and out of Congress to deal with the situation of refugees and migrants trying to reach the United States from the Northern Triangle of Central America–Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador–and points beyond. …
'The coup turned Honduras into hell': Interview with President Manuel Zelaya on 10th anniversary of overthrow by US
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-07-01
The Grayzone's Anya Parampil sat down for an exclusive interview with Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, on the 10th anniversary of…
The Other Americans: Hondurans Look Back at the Political Coup that Undermined Their Democracy
Jeff Abbott | progressive.org | 2019-06-28
"I want my daughter to have a better life, I want her to walk."