Migrants from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras—known as the the Northern Triangle in Central America—continue to flee violence and insecurity, and seek protection in the United States.
7 REASONS WHY FAMILIES FLEE:
1. Northern Triangle countries are experiencing record levels of violence.
El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras are facing unparalleled levels of violent crime and all three countries continue to rank among the most violent in the world.
By Maureen Meyer and Elyssa Pachico
On January 23, Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly (ANC) approved a decree that calls for presidential elections to be held by April 30, 2018. As organizations devoted to advancing human rights in the Americas, we are profoundly concerned by the announcement, and urge Venezuela’s electoral authorities to adhere to Venezuela’s constitution and ensure the fulfillment of Venezuelans’ fundamental right to elect a president in a process that is free, fair, and transparent.
Washington, D.C.—Civil society groups, activists, and academics urged the negotiators of the peace talks between the Colombian government and guerrilla group the National Liberation Army (ELN, Ejército de Liberación Nacional) to do their utmost to make a peace agreement a reality. More than 14 U.S.-based organizations and 27 activists declared their support for the peace negotiations, calling on the parties to extend their first-ever temporary bilateral ceasefire, which lasted from October 1, 2017 to January 9, 2018.
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