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Cartels and traffickers prey on caravan

By Mark A. Bonta / November 28, 2018 / Comments Off on Cartels and traffickers prey on caravan

Women, men, children: Gone. According to Oaxaca human rights ombudsman Arturo Peimbert, around 100 members of the Central American migrant caravan never made it to Mexico City on their trek north, but instead were kidnapped in Veracruz. The kidnap victims were likely turned over to the Zetas, a fearsome cartel that controls human trafficking [source […]

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What you need to know about the other migrant caravan

By Mark A. Bonta / November 13, 2018 / Comments Off on What you need to know about the other migrant caravan

As thousands of desperate Hondurans flee north to the United States, in the full glare of the world’s media, a less-noticed caravan marched in solidarity to the nation’s capital of Tegucigalpa. The activist Catholic priest Ismael “Padre Melo” Moreno and other organizers said the point of the march is to call attention to how the […]

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At the Congo-Angola border, a migrant crisis deepens

By Heather Bourbeau / November 8, 2018 / Comments Off on At the Congo-Angola border, a migrant crisis deepens

Angola’s violent expulsion of 200,000 Congolese nationals is raising tensions in a border region fraught with ethnic conflict. Over the past month, Angola has forced Congolese living in its territory to cross the border back into the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Kasai and Kasai Central provinces. Kasai was the site of a brutal conflict in 2016–2017 […]

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Spain’s border wall — in Africa

By Heather Bourbeau / September 7, 2018 / Comments Off on Spain’s border wall — in Africa

President Trump reportedly suggested that Europe solve its migrant crisis by building a wall across the Sahara. Josep Borrell, a former president of the European Parliament, claims that Trump made these comments when Borrell visited the United States in June. In comments to CNN, a senior White House official denied the claim: “While we can […]

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