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Why Some U.S. Asylum-Seekers Are Being Flown To Guatemala: Part 2

By Lorne Matalon In what is cited as evidence that a Trump administration policy targeting Central Americans asylum seekers is an effective deterrent, Natalia Medina said she will not make another attempt to enter the U.S. to gain asylum. Medina … Continue reading

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Why Some U.S. Asylum-Seekers Are Being Flown To Guatemala: Part 1

By Lorne Matalon Guatemala has sealed its borders and banned the arrival of commercial flights, including those from the United States, in an attempt to stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Cargo is exempted, but commercial flights are banned … Continue reading

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Fraying At The Seams: The Challenge And Opportunity Of Fair Trade Coffee

CACAHOATAN, Chiapas — The lives of thousands of small-scale coffee growers in Latin America and Mexico are better off because of fair trade. But the system is fraying at the seams in one of the world’s most important coffee-growing regions … Continue reading

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The Costs Behind a Migrant Crisis: Migrants Run Dangerous Gauntlet On Guatemala-Mexico Border

This is the third in a five-part series from the Fronteras Desk called “The Costs Behind a Migrant Crisis.” Listen back to part one and two. ARRIAGA, Chiapas — The town of Arriaga in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas perfectly encapsulates how migration … Continue reading

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The Costs Behind A Migrant Crisis: Tracking U.S. Influence On Mexico’s Southern Border Plan

This is the second in a five-part series from the Fronteras Desk called “The Costs Behind a Migrant Crisis.” Listen back to part one here. CIUDAD HIDALGO, Chiapas — In 2012, a senior official in the Department of Homeland Security declared that Mexico’s southern border … Continue reading

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