Luis, The Adolescent Who Tried To Reach The U.S. Three Times

The human face of the global migration catastrophe we are experiencing is often lost in a sea of statistics. The story of Guatemalan teenager Luis Us Chavéz gives us some insight into the factors that propel young people to leave their homelands in search of a better life and the hardships they face on their paths. Luis was one of the fifty-six people who died when a trailer carrying migrants overturned in Chiapas last year. Luis is just one of thousands of migrants who make their way through the state annually.

For over a year now and as part of a continued process of diversification of our solidarity work here in Mexico, Schools for Chiapas has been recruiting civil observers to work with Frayba. Some of those observers volunteer at a migrant center at Salto el Agua in Chiapas. If you would like to find out more about the nature of that work or even consider spending a month there, please visit our website for more information at https://schoolsforchiapas.org/become-a-human-rights-observer/

US: Hipocresy and Cruelty

Once again, the immigration issue exposes the hypocrisy, disdain for human rights, manipulation and cruelty of the U.S. leaders. Since Wednesday, the policy of granting conditional humanitarian freedom to Venezuelans entering the United States was abandoned..

Mexico: Cartography of Hope and Resistance

In a follow up to his earlier piece, Raúl Romero sketches just a few examples among so many in Mexico: Cartography of Hope and Resistance. “Moved by different causes, these organizations are building pockets of resistance and sometimes even zones free from dispossession and organized crime, and although they are not exempt from harassment and persecution by the real and formal powers, they continue to build bridges and construct a cartography of hope.”

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