The Constitutional Court of Guatemala (CC) has declared Article 6 of the Law Against Femicide and Other Forms of Violence against Women, as partially unconstitutional. A new resolution would allow the reduction of penalties for those who commit these crimes, which include the murder of women. Deputies of […]
“We are with you and we will fight for your rights, #NoEstánSolos,” Minister of Foreign Affairs, Guatemala.
Nasario Jacinto Carrillo faces the fight of his life. On May 16th, the US Border Patrol snatched Filomena Jacinto Velasquez-his 5-year-old daughter from his arms- after they crossed the US-Mexico border. Jacinto had migrated to the U.S. on May 7 with the intention of offering better living conditions […]
Lourdes de Leon and her son, Leo Jean Carlo De Leon Lopez, 6, in happier times. They were both detained by US authorities and separated. Lourdes signed a deportation order to Guatemala after being told it would speed up reunification. Leo remains detained in New York. Lourdes is desperate to reunite with him. She was … Continue reading Babies in detention centers and parents deported without them. How will reunification take place?
“You Cannot Separate me from My Children!”A Mother & Father Detail Separation from Their Children at the Border
Photo credit: Associated Press. A migrant father and child, who traveled with the annual caravan of Central American migrants, rest waiting for access to request asylum in the US-Mexico border in Tijuana, Mexico ***************************** While the Trump administration stated that their policy is to only separate families when that […]
KIND (Kids in Need of Defense), attorney, Shanti Martin with Angela. Photo, Kids in Need of Defense. KIND’s network of attorneys represents unaccompanied children in their fight for reunification and safety. KIND has trained more than 24,200 attorneys and partnered with over 522 corporations, law firms, law schools, and bar associations. ********** […]
Migrantes realizan Viacrucis por México. Credito foto. Luis Gonzalez On March 25, 2018, at 6:00 a.m. thousands of central Americans, including children, babies, adults, families and even grandparents, embarked on foot on a migrant viacrucis headed to the United States. Their journey is described as a viacrucis, or way […]
“Private” crimes of domestic violence, gender violence and femicide in Central America are upheld by government and legal structures that protect aggressors through impunity and intimidate women into silence or flight. For the women who attempt to leave and to report the crimes, the price is often death.
Noticias la Verdad. Femicidio en Mejico. Attorney General Jeff Sessions just announced that victims of domestic violence generally won’t qualify for asylum requests in the United States. He has argued that such claims are private matters, not political ones and that the issues are arbitrary. What he should know […]
A Life of Service—Gregorio “Don Goyo” Alonso Garcia has been leading Horizontes al Futuro for 21 years. Horizontes provides shelter and education for street youth and seeks to inspire new models of manhood to break the cycle of poverty, abuse and family desertion. Horizontes al Futuro is a non-governmental, […]
“To my first graders whose parents are gone, I tell them that we are their family. Their classmates are more than friends. They are also brothers and sisters. When they hurt I tell them, “You can call me, Mama.” Professor Cordelia Fajardo teaches first graders in Comayagua Honduras. […]
An Interview by Soledad Quartucci “My parents never made it to school. They grew up in the school of life and taught themselves how to read. Even though they didn’t make it to school, they made sure that we did.” Gloria Esperanza Sosa, rural teacher in Honduras. Gloria Esperanza […]