Thousands of Immigrants Suffer in Solitary Confinement in ICE Detention

Dulce Rivera lived for the one hour a day she was allowed outside, to pace alone on a patch of concrete encased in metal fencing. They called it “the yard,” but it was really a metal cage. Still, it was far better than the misery she endured the other 23 hours a day, locked alone in a … Continue reading “Thousands of Immigrants Suffer in Solitary Confinement in ICE Detention”

What 50 Countries are Backing Guaidó? Who Knows? Who Cares? If the Media Say It Enough It Must Be True

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair American media still refer to Juan Guaidó, America’s hand-picked “legitimate leader” or “legitimate president” of Venezuela, as having an “administration.” The truth is that his “administration” — consisting of advisors and other opposition leaders — are all either arrested and being held by the government, hiding, seeking asylum in various foreign … Continue reading “What 50 Countries are Backing Guaidó? Who Knows? Who Cares? If the Media Say It Enough It Must Be True”

Combat de titans pour l’Amérique centrale

L’Union européenne négocie en ce moment un accord d’intégration économique avec l’Amérique centrale. Les liens commerciaux et politiques de l’Amérique centrale sont pourtant davantage tournés vers les États-Unis. Seulement 0,38 % du commerce extérieur de l’Union européenne se fait avec l’Amérique centrale. Pourquoi alors ces pourparlers ? La 5e rencontre de négociations entre l’Union européenne … Continue reading “Combat de titans pour l’Amérique centrale”

Combat de titans pour l’Amérique centrale

L’Union européenne négocie en ce moment un accord d’intégration économique avec l’Amérique centrale. Les liens commerciaux et politiques de l’Amérique centrale sont pourtant davantage tournés vers les États-Unis. Seulement 0,38 % du commerce extérieur de l’Union européenne se fait avec l’Amérique centrale. Pourquoi alors ces pourparlers ? La 5e rencontre de négociations entre l’Union européenne … Continue reading

Combat de titans pour l’Amérique centrale

Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy will make hurricane recovery brutal – here’s why

The United States had already seen its share of disasters, from back-to-back hurricanes that devastated Texas, Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands to roaring wildfires in the West. Then, after battering the rest of the Caribbean, Hurricane Maria left the island of Puerto Rico facing a humanitarian crisis. About a dozen people died in the … Continue reading “Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy will make hurricane recovery brutal – here’s why”

The Battle for Latin America: How the U.S. Helped Destroy the “Pink Tide”

Photograph Source Presidencia de la Nación Argentina – CC BY 2.0 After sponsoring juntas until well into the 1990s, the US went after Central and South America with “free trade” deals before once again working with extremists. The recent elections of Argentina’s Mauricio Macri and Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro are major blows to socioeconomic and cultural … Continue reading “The Battle for Latin America: How the U.S. Helped Destroy the “Pink Tide””

Opening Tombs and Resurrecting Lives

Easter is about opening tombs and resurrecting lives.  Today’s tombs include the Trump administration’s walls and bans and lies that confine people, threaten their safety, and block their aspirations and fulfillment.  Thus, in this life, Easter is celebrated whenever people, fleeing such oppression, are offered the safety of sanctuary.  Here, people of faith not only … Continue reading “Opening Tombs and Resurrecting Lives”