2020-01-31: News Headlines

Staff (2020-01-31). 'Women to One Side, Men to the Other'. truthdig.com ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive Mirza had a sense of foreboding soon after she crossed into the U.S. with her two children and their father, David. A Border Patrol agent ordered the family from Honduras and the rest of their group to divide into two lines: "Women to one side, men to the other." | Mirza held 19-month-old Lia and joined the women's line. David took their 6-year-old son Sebastian and lined up with the men. An agent told them not to worry,…

teleSUR (2020-01-30). Honduran Nurses Continue Strike Against Threat of Layoffs. telesurenglish.net The members of the Association of Nurses and Auxiliary Nurses in Honduras (Aneeah) continue this Wednesday a national strike for the third consecutive day, due to the threat of dismissal and the refusal of the Government to the possibility of a salary increase | RELATED: | The nurses' union called for restoring an environment reconciliation, welcomed during the previous dialogue, without reaching confrontations or w…

Staff (2020-01-30). Mexico's "Progressive President" Sends National Guard to Teargas Immigrants. truthout.org More than a year after the last migrant caravan left Central America, thousands of Central Americans gathered again in Honduras and started their journey to the United States on Jan 15. Back in

Ashoka Mukpo (2020-01-28). Asylum-Seekers Are Being Abandoned in Guatemala in a New Policy Officials Call a "Total Disaster" aclu.org In late November, U.S. immigration authorities began | deporting some Central American asylum-seekers to Guatemala under a new | policy that makes it nearly impossible for them to seek asylum in the U.S. | But Guatemalan human rights workers say that their country's | asylum system isn't capable of handling even the relatively small numbers that | have been sent there so far, and that asylum seekers' precarious status in the | country has already pushed many to leave. | "They're preferring to move on…