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How the U.S. immigration 'crisis' is affecting Mexico

January 24, 2019
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Under the Donald Trump presidency, recent years have seen a substantial rise in the attention and emotion invested in the United States’ immigration debate. However, continuous criticisms of the country’s immigration system from both ends of the political spectrum fail to recognize the other countries that are being affected by the same migration patterns. Although all countries in Central America have been affected in some way by the recent waves of migration, Mexico is in the center—geographically and politically—of the movement, and is arguably more the subject of a ‘crisis’ of immigration than the United States.

Maduro withholding passports to keep control at home and abroad

September 6, 2018
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Since the start of the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela, the country has been seeing mass migration that has astounded many.  A late-2017 survey compiled by the group Consultores 21 discovered that more than four million Venezuelans have left the country since the start of the revolution in 1999, with another 51 percent of young adults still living there stating that they had hopes of also emigrating (La Patilla 2018).

Family of 4 killed in crossfire of military shootout: The reality of Mexico's security problem

April 2, 2018
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Just past 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 25, a family was caught in the crossfire of a shootout between gang members and Mexican marines in the border town of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. In what has been described by the marines as a series of ambushes by the criminal group, a total of nine people were brutally killed, and 13 injured. Included in these numbers were a mother, father, and their two young daughters, aged 4 and 6 (Univision).

Adaptación académica de estudianes migrantes en contexto de frontera

November 30, 2017
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El objetivo de la presente investigación es analizar las características asumidas por el proceso de adaptación académica de los estudiantes migrantes incorporados a la educación básica y media de la ciudad de Arica, contexto de investigación caracterizado por su situación bi-fronteriza.

UN Court Rules on Peru-Chile Maritime Border

October 20, 2016
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In 2008, Peru approached the International Court of Justice to rule on an unset maritime border with Chile. 38,000 square kilometers of ocean were under question, among this area some of the best fishing territories in the Pacific Ocean. Past agreements established that the border ran parallel to the equator. Peru, however, wanted it to be extended southwest to run perpendicular to the land border.

Ecuador and Colombia: Unwillingly Intertwined

October 20, 2016
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A great deal of media coverage has been devoted to the persistent instability in Colombia and ongoing negotiations between the FARC and the Colombian government. However, little attention is paid to the effects that this conflict has had on Colombia’s southern neighbor, Ecuador, and the tenuous relations between the two nations.

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