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The Struggle for Peace in the Midst of Repression: Unified Voices from Nicaragua’s Civil Society Leaders

Following the breakdown of political negotiations between the Nicaraguan government and key opposition figures in August, political repression by state security forces has continued unabated. Civil society leaders, rural leaders, and independent journalists, among others, have been targeted by the administration of President Daniel Ortega.

Sustaining Progress with Mexico on Migration

The United States and Mexico escaped President Trump’s threat of mutually destructive tariffs with a June 7 agreement on steps to reduce migrant flows to the United States. Mexico since has dramatically improved its efforts to reduce the number of Central American and other migrants reaching the U.S.-Mexico border. 

The number of migrants apprehended at the U.S. border reportedly dropped to under 100,000 in June from 144,000 in May, a reduction of over 30 percent. Mexico deported 22,000 migrants in June, a 33 percent increase from May and a 13-year high.

Will the U.S.-Mexico Migration Deal Work? Here are the 6 Things You Need to Know

Rising public concern about the humanitarian crisis at the border highlights the challenges the United States and Mexico face in trying to stem the tide of migrants traveling north. Although the presidents of the U.S. and Mexico recently shook hands on an agreement to curb migration and avoid tariffs, the likelihood of success is uncertain.

Here is what you need to know about the deal.

1. Mexico offered more manpower to tackle the crisis.

2019 Migration to and through Mexico Mid-Year Report

Homicides in Central America: Toward a Better Understanding of Territorial Trends, Causes, and Dynamics

Document prepared by Mario Herrera. 

With the sponsorship of: Programa Estado de la Nación, CONARE, and Estado de la Región. 

Infographic | What We Know About the U.S.-Mexico Immigration Deal So Far

Los Riesgos y las Oportunidades para la Efectiva Reinserción de los Beneficiarios del TPS en El Salvador. Recomendaciones de Política Pública

Georgina Cisneros (investigadora)
Lyla Gil (asistente de investigación)
María Elena Rivera (coordinadora)
Fundación Dr. Guillermo Manuel Ungo (Fundaungo)