Central America

3rd Democratic Debate: Foreign Policy Continues Imperialist Tradition (3/3)

3rd Democratic Debate

September 13, 2019
While most Democratic candidates are finally shifting the debate on Afghanistan, 18 years after the war began, the discussion on other issues, such as Latin America, continues in the same old imperialist vein as before
Supreme Court's Asylum Ruling is Incomprehensible

Supreme Court’s Asylum Ruling Is Incomprehensible

September 12, 2019

The US Supreme Court temporarily approved President Trump’s new asylum rule, which makes it almost impossible for anyone from Central America to gain asylum in the US. The court’s support puts thousands of lives in grave danger and violates US law and international law.

Trump's Mexico Tariff Ignores the Reality of Migration

Trump’s Mexico Tariff Ignores the Reality of Migration

June 6, 2019

Mexico has already deported thousands of Central Americans who are fleeing their homelands because of a century of U.S. interventionist policies

Cut Military Aid, Not Humanitarian Aid, to Reduce Refugee Numbers

Cut Military Aid, Not Humanitarian Aid, to Reduce Refugee Numbers

April 19, 2019

Trump’s announcement to cut humanitarian aid to Central America will not have much effect. It’s the military aid that reinforces brutality in Guatemala and Honduras, says Prof. Adrienne Pine

Rep. Ilhan Omar Grills Elliott Abrams on Support for Central American Genocide

Rep. Ilhan Omar Grills Elliott Abrams on Support for Central American Genocide

February 13, 2019

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D) of Minnesota presented Elliott Abrams with uncomfortable facts about his past illegal activities and asked him whether he would pursue similar human rights violating policies against Venezuela as he did against Latin America in the 1980’s

US Gov’t Regime Change Machine Exacerbates Nicaragua’s Violent Protests

June 23, 2018

As Nicaragua’s leftist government faces a violent right-wing insurgency, journalist Max Blumenthal discusses with TRNN’s Ben Norton how the regime change machinery bankrolled by the US government’s National Endowment for Democracy boasted of “laying the groundwork for insurrection” against President Daniel Ortega

Trump Replaces Child Cruelty With Family Cruelty

June 22, 2018
After public outcry forced him to end family separation, Trump's new executive order calls for reviving a family incarceration policy that a court blocked in 2015. We speak to The Nation's Juliane Hing and Amnesty International's Denise Bell

‘Tense and Complicated’ Situation Prevails in Nicaragua After Anti-Government Protests

April 27, 2018

Following almost a week of often violent protests that left over 20 dead, the government of Daniel Ortega is now trying to negotiate with opposition forces and gave in to some of their demands. But the US is in the background to take advantage of the unrest, says John Kotula of NicaNotes

Protests Against President Ortega in Nicaragua Are Broad but 'Lack Working Class Leadership'

Protests Against President Ortega in Nicaragua Are Broad but ‘Lack Working Class Leadership’

April 24, 2018

Several days of protests and street battles with the police in Nicaragua over a social security reform left many dead and wounded. Nicaragua analyst Dan La Botz argues the government is to blame, for having set up an authoritarian system that has led to many grievances

Reality Asserts Itself - Michael Ratner

March 13, 2014
Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay that he warned of a growing police state a month after 9/11, as constitutional rights continue to evaporate in the name of national security