El Salvador

Conflict on US-Mexico Border Intensifies, With No Clear Resolution Ahead

Conflict on US-Mexico Border Intensifies, With No Clear Resolution Ahead

December 4, 2018

Thousands of asylum seekers are camped out in Tijuana, Mexico, near US border, as thousands more are making their way north, caught between the closed US border and US policies that forced them to flee

Oscar Romero, Martyr for Salvadoran Revolution, Canonized by Pope Francis

Oscar Romero, Martyr for Salvadoran Revolution, Canonized by Pope Francis

October 17, 2018

The Embattled Pope wore Archbishop Romero’s blood soaked rope belt as he announced his canonization. Father Roy Bourgeois brings the reality into context

The Link Between Immigration and the Military Budget

August 10, 2018

IPS’s Khuri Peterson-Smith joins Marc Steiner to talk about the connection between the new US military budget and its direct connection to the the immigration crisis and Trump’s policies in both areas

Trump’s Cancellation of Hondurans’ TPS Sends them into a ‘Very Dangerous Situation’

May 8, 2018

Over 50,000 Hondurans, plus their over 50,000 US-born children will face a very difficult choice of returning to one of Latin America’s most violent and poorest countries or becoming undocumented immigrants in the US, says Amnesty International’s Marselha Gonçalves Margerin

Democracy in Crisis: Fire and Fire and Fury

January 11, 2018

Steve Bannon and what a bad week really looks like

Trump Administration Ends Protected Status for 200,000 Salvadorans

January 9, 2018

Salvadorans who have lived in the U.S. for decades under Temporary Protected Status now have 18 months to leave the country. Prof. Leisy Abrego of UCLA says the news is devastating for Salvadorans, but they have hope that Congress will intervene before time runs out

Latin America

April 18, 2017
The Central American country is the first country in the world to establish a blanket ban on metal mining, protecting the environment following a 12-year political struggle