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Central American Refugee Crisis
Central American Refugee Crisis news and analysis from The Nation
February 2, 2018
Why Is Nicaragua’s Homicide Rate So Far Below That of Its Central American Neighbors?
It’s the revolution, stupid—which fostered innovative policing, along with the dedicated work of community organizers and women activists.
December 7, 2017
The United States Is Polluting the World and Locking Refugees Out
Border walls are being erected left and right as natural disasters become more frequent, leaving victims with nowhere to go.
October 24, 2017
Ai Weiwei’s ‘Human Flow’ Eloquently Calls the West to Account for the Refugee Crisis
The walls, fences, and brute force currently used to control this tide are shown to be not only barbaric but futile.
August 25, 2017
‘A Refugee Crisis Forces a Country to React According to Higher Standards’
An interview with Valeria Luiselli, the author of
Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions
August 3, 2017
The Forgotten Refugees
A new report highlights the crisis facing unprotected, internally displaced populations.
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June 8, 2017
A Brutal Expulsion in Guatemala Shows How Neoliberalism Gets Greenwashed
Government and big media portray it as a conflict between squatters and conservationists, but it’s just as much about extraction, displacement, militarization, and narcotics.
January 25, 2017
Don’t Expect Mexico’s Elites to Stand Up to Trump
They’re too dependent on US aid, so will have to renegotiate NAFTA on his terms—even though the agreement has done far more damage to Mexico.
January 18, 2017
These Jurisdictions Have Become ‘Asylum Free Zones’
In some US jurisdictions, the denial rate for refugees seeking asylum is as high as 98 percent.
December 26, 2016
Meet the Central American Women the United States Is Detaining and Deporting
Horrific conditions in the Northern Triangle led to a major policy crisis for the Obama administration. A new wave of refugees could do the same for Trump.
December 21, 2016
The Alliance for Prosperity Will Intensify the Central American Refugee Crisis
Conceived without the participation of civil-society groups, the chief goal is to advance elite US and Northern Triangle business interests.