Posts Tagged: Central America

“Right now we’re just leaving, later on we’ll see how to live”: The Migration Crisis in Central America Turned Humanitarian Crisis

By: Diana Sandoval, Sharon Giang, Rachel Hinojosa, Jose Ballesteros Immigration is an international issue facing countries with weak capacities to deal with the large influx of people. Specifically, Central American immigration into Mexico and the United States has grown drastically

“Right now we’re just leaving, later on we’ll see how to live”: The Migration Crisis in Central America Turned Humanitarian Crisis

By: Diana Sandoval, Sharon Giang, Rachel Hinojosa, Jose Ballesteros Immigration is an international issue facing countries with weak capacities to deal with the large influx of people. Specifically, Central American immigration into Mexico and the United States has grown drastically

U.S.-Mexico Border: Overlooked Injustices Against Humanity

By: Selena Hood, Aileen Flores, Odette Moran The focus of this dossier will be the violation of human rights along the heavily militarized US-Mexico border, specifically the victimization of Mexican and Central American persons seeking refuge in the United States.

U.S.-Mexico Border: Overlooked Injustices Against Humanity

By: Selena Hood, Aileen Flores, Odette Moran The focus of this dossier will be the violation of human rights along the heavily militarized US-Mexico border, specifically the victimization of Mexican and Central American persons seeking refuge in the United States.

Guatemala and Honduras: Who Defends the Land Defenders?

Dossier by Group 2: Francisco Ferreyra, Lucero Morales, Laura Roser, Christian Scott On March 2, 2016, several heavily armed men broke into Berta Cáceres’ home in Honduras and fired multiple rounds, killing her instantly. These hitmen had connections to the

Guatemala and Honduras: Who Defends the Land Defenders?

Dossier by Group 2: Francisco Ferreyra, Lucero Morales, Laura Roser, Christian Scott On March 2, 2016, several heavily armed men broke into Berta Cáceres’ home in Honduras and fired multiple rounds, killing her instantly. These hitmen had connections to the

Central American Migrant Experiences Through Mexico

Anastasie Lenoir, Katrina Manrique, Sarah Mayorga, & Nicole Rapista In 2017-2018, the caravana migrante, or migrant caravan, composed of Central American migrants fleeing violence, political repression, and economic instability, started to make its way from the Northern Triangle through the

Central American Migrant Experiences Through Mexico

Anastasie Lenoir, Katrina Manrique, Sarah Mayorga, & Nicole Rapista In 2017-2018, the caravana migrante, or migrant caravan, composed of Central American migrants fleeing violence, political repression, and economic instability, started to make its way from the Northern Triangle through the

Thompson, Amy, Rebecca Maria Torres, Kate Swanson, Sarah A. Blue, Óscar Misael Hernández Hernández. “Re-conceptualising agency in migrant children from Central America and Mexico.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 45:2 (2017) :235-252.

It is a fact that children migrate from their countries of origin to the United States unaccompanied—their age, however, places yet another barrier to overcome. In the United States there is the idea that children may not inherently have agency,

Thompson, Amy, Rebecca Maria Torres, Kate Swanson, Sarah A. Blue, Óscar Misael Hernández Hernández. “Re-conceptualising agency in migrant children from Central America and Mexico.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 45:2 (2017) :235-252.

It is a fact that children migrate from their countries of origin to the United States unaccompanied—their age, however, places yet another barrier to overcome. In the United States there is the idea that children may not inherently have agency,

Muñoz, Perla Barbosa B., and Jerjes Izcoatl Aguirre I Ochoa. “Human Rights and Central American Migrants in Mexico: A Judicial Perspective.” Asian Social Science 10, no. 13 (2014): 263-70.

Image Caption: Alcides Padilla, from Honduras, wakes up at the Jesus Martinez stadium in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (Abd, Rodrigo / Associated Press Photo) I chose the featured image because it personifies the current conditions of Central American

Muñoz, Perla Barbosa B., and Jerjes Izcoatl Aguirre I Ochoa. “Human Rights and Central American Migrants in Mexico: A Judicial Perspective.” Asian Social Science 10, no. 13 (2014): 263-70.

Image Caption: Alcides Padilla, from Honduras, wakes up at the Jesus Martinez stadium in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (Abd, Rodrigo / Associated Press Photo) I chose the featured image because it personifies the current conditions of Central American

Basok, Tanya and Martha L. Rojas Wiesner. “Precarious Legality: Regularizing Central American Migrants in Mexico.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 41, no. 7 (2017): 1274-1293

The author discusses how changes in immigration laws and policies may affect the Central American migrant flow traveling through and/or to Mexico. The article specifically examines regularization programmes in Mexico before and after the 2011 Migration Law that allow undocumented

Basok, Tanya and Martha L. Rojas Wiesner. “Precarious Legality: Regularizing Central American Migrants in Mexico.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 41, no. 7 (2017): 1274-1293

The author discusses how changes in immigration laws and policies may affect the Central American migrant flow traveling through and/or to Mexico. The article specifically examines regularization programmes in Mexico before and after the 2011 Migration Law that allow undocumented

Kruszewski, Anthony. Payan, Tony. Staudt, Kathleen. Human Rights: Along the U.S.-Mexico Border. Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©2009 Alberto Martin Alvarez, Ana Fernández Zubieta

In Alvarez and Zubieta’s chapter, “Central American Immigrants at the Northeastern Mexico Border,” the authors look to gain knowledge about the numbers of Central American migrants and their experiences in terms of abuse and maltreatment. This chapter is a field

Kruszewski, Anthony. Payan, Tony. Staudt, Kathleen. Human Rights: Along the U.S.-Mexico Border. Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©2009 Alberto Martin Alvarez, Ana Fernández Zubieta

In Alvarez and Zubieta’s chapter, “Central American Immigrants at the Northeastern Mexico Border,” the authors look to gain knowledge about the numbers of Central American migrants and their experiences in terms of abuse and maltreatment. This chapter is a field

Stinchcomb, Dennis, and Eric Hershberg. “Unaccompanied Migrant Children from Central America: Context, Causes, and Responses.” SSRN Electronic Journal, 7th ser. (November 2014): 1-44. doi:10.2139/ssrn.2524001.

The research by Stinchcomb and Hershberg, sheds light to  why unaccompanied children and families from Central America, specifically Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras are immigrating to the United States in high numbers. Stinchcomb and Hershberg’s  research revealed that the push

Stinchcomb, Dennis, and Eric Hershberg. “Unaccompanied Migrant Children from Central America: Context, Causes, and Responses.” SSRN Electronic Journal, 7th ser. (November 2014): 1-44. doi:10.2139/ssrn.2524001.

The research by Stinchcomb and Hershberg, sheds light to  why unaccompanied children and families from Central America, specifically Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras are immigrating to the United States in high numbers. Stinchcomb and Hershberg’s  research revealed that the push

Reina, Angelica S., Brenda J. Lohman, and Marta María Maldonado. “‘He Said They’d Deport Me’: Factors Influencing Domestic Violence Help-Seeking Practices Among Latina Immigrants.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence 29, no. 4 (March 2014): 593–615. doi:10.1177/0886260513505214

Previous literature has shown that women from immigrant populations, including Latina immigrants, suffer disproportionately from gendered violence. Additional studies show that 17.3% of Latina women living in the US, including first-generation immigrants, were victims of partner violence and abuse. Despite

Reina, Angelica S., Brenda J. Lohman, and Marta María Maldonado. “‘He Said They’d Deport Me’: Factors Influencing Domestic Violence Help-Seeking Practices Among Latina Immigrants.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence 29, no. 4 (March 2014): 593–615. doi:10.1177/0886260513505214

Previous literature has shown that women from immigrant populations, including Latina immigrants, suffer disproportionately from gendered violence. Additional studies show that 17.3% of Latina women living in the US, including first-generation immigrants, were victims of partner violence and abuse. Despite

A Multi-country Analysis of Human Trafficking in Latin America

Megan Cliff Kimberly Guzman Erin Waugh Executive Summary As is any other industry, human trafficking is essentially based off of supply and demand.  In particular, however, the industry feeds off of the vulnerability of others.  Human trafficking is fueled by

A Multi-country Analysis of Human Trafficking in Latin America

Megan Cliff Kimberly Guzman Erin Waugh Executive Summary As is any other industry, human trafficking is essentially based off of supply and demand.  In particular, however, the industry feeds off of the vulnerability of others.  Human trafficking is fueled by

The Honduran Coup of 2009 and Its Impact On Human Rights

Honduras and its relationship to human rights is a product of the rest of the world’s progress. This country in Latin America has never held a space of predominant attention due to the western world’s domination of the international spheres.

The Honduran Coup of 2009 and Its Impact On Human Rights

Honduras and its relationship to human rights is a product of the rest of the world’s progress. This country in Latin America has never held a space of predominant attention due to the western world’s domination of the international spheres.

Children, Migration and Human Rights: The Case of the Mexican Border Children – Group 1 Human Rights Dossier

Human Rights Dossier Group 1: Sarah Johnston, Corey Cruise and Sara Phelps In the summer of 2014, 68,000 unaccompanied child migrants from Central America, primarily from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, arrived at the U.S.-Mexico Border fleeing violent and impoverished

Children, Migration and Human Rights: The Case of the Mexican Border Children – Group 1 Human Rights Dossier

Human Rights Dossier Group 1: Sarah Johnston, Corey Cruise and Sara Phelps In the summer of 2014, 68,000 unaccompanied child migrants from Central America, primarily from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, arrived at the U.S.-Mexico Border fleeing violent and impoverished

Seekle, Clare Ribando. “Trafficking in persons in Latin America and the Caribbean.” CRS Report for Congress 33200. Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, Washington, DC. (February 11, 2015).

The author of this Congressional Research Service report introduces the concept of trafficking in persons (TIP) and discusses the range of TIP in Latin America and the Caribbean. The report describes human trafficking related to forced labor, forced sex-work, and

Seekle, Clare Ribando. “Trafficking in persons in Latin America and the Caribbean.” CRS Report for Congress 33200. Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, Washington, DC. (February 11, 2015).

The author of this Congressional Research Service report introduces the concept of trafficking in persons (TIP) and discusses the range of TIP in Latin America and the Caribbean. The report describes human trafficking related to forced labor, forced sex-work, and

Mejia, Thelma. “In Tegucigalpa, The Iron Fist Fails.” NACLA Report On The Americas 40, no. 4: 26 (2007)

 Thelma Mejia’s Article In Tegucigalpa, The Iron Fist Fails, details the failure of the Honduran government to decrease the number of violent crimes since the implementation of the anti-gang law in 2002. According to the law’s pioneer Ricardo Maduro, its goal was to

Mejia, Thelma. “In Tegucigalpa, The Iron Fist Fails.” NACLA Report On The Americas 40, no. 4: 26 (2007)

 Thelma Mejia’s Article In Tegucigalpa, The Iron Fist Fails, details the failure of the Honduran government to decrease the number of violent crimes since the implementation of the anti-gang law in 2002. According to the law’s pioneer Ricardo Maduro, its goal was to

Pedersen, Alexandra. “Landscapes of Resistance: Community Opposition to Canadian Mining Operations in Guatemala.” Journal of Latin American Geography 13:1 (2014): 187-214.

Alexandra Pedersen presents the ongoing issues surrounding a Canadian mining company’s presence in Guatemala. Canada and the Guatemalan government work in tandem to exploit Guatemala’s natural resources, claiming its benefits to economic development. Community members have expressed their opposition to

Pedersen, Alexandra. “Landscapes of Resistance: Community Opposition to Canadian Mining Operations in Guatemala.” Journal of Latin American Geography 13:1 (2014): 187-214.

Alexandra Pedersen presents the ongoing issues surrounding a Canadian mining company’s presence in Guatemala. Canada and the Guatemalan government work in tandem to exploit Guatemala’s natural resources, claiming its benefits to economic development. Community members have expressed their opposition to

Kathryn Sikkink, “Human Rights, Principled Issue-Networks, and Sovereignty in Latin America”

Human Rights, Principled Issue-Networks, and Sovereignty in Latin America Kathryn Sikkink, “Human Rights, Principled Issue-Networks, and Sovereignty in Latin America,” International Organization, Vol. 47, No. 3 (Summer, 1993), pp. 411-441, http://www.jstor.org/stable/2706982 Annotation   This article by Kathryn Sikkink is an

Kathryn Sikkink, “Human Rights, Principled Issue-Networks, and Sovereignty in Latin America”

Human Rights, Principled Issue-Networks, and Sovereignty in Latin America Kathryn Sikkink, “Human Rights, Principled Issue-Networks, and Sovereignty in Latin America,” International Organization, Vol. 47, No. 3 (Summer, 1993), pp. 411-441, http://www.jstor.org/stable/2706982 Annotation   This article by Kathryn Sikkink is an

Central American children in a group looking scared at night next to an immigration officer with a flashlight.

Donato, Katherine M., and Blake Sisk. “Children’s Migration to the United States from Mexico and Central America: Evidence from the Mexican and Latin American Migration Projects.” Journal on Migration and Human Security 3.1 (2015): 58-79. Center for Migration Studies of New York. Web. 16 Apr. 2015.

In response to the dramatic increase in unaccompanied, unauthorized child migrants from Central America in the summer of 2014, this article examines motivations and trends in child migration to the U.S. from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua from 1987-2011.

Central American children in a group looking scared at night next to an immigration officer with a flashlight.

Donato, Katherine M., and Blake Sisk. “Children’s Migration to the United States from Mexico and Central America: Evidence from the Mexican and Latin American Migration Projects.” Journal on Migration and Human Security 3.1 (2015): 58-79. Center for Migration Studies of New York. Web. 16 Apr. 2015.

In response to the dramatic increase in unaccompanied, unauthorized child migrants from Central America in the summer of 2014, this article examines motivations and trends in child migration to the U.S. from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua from 1987-2011.

Central American Stories

http://www.centralamericanstories.com/ “When we were young, there was a war” These children grew up in the 1980s during the civil wars in Guatemala and El Salvador. They all lost loved ones and their childhoods were darkened by bombings and massacres. In

Central American Stories

http://www.centralamericanstories.com/ “When we were young, there was a war” These children grew up in the 1980s during the civil wars in Guatemala and El Salvador. They all lost loved ones and their childhoods were darkened by bombings and massacres. In