NACLA Update: The Arpaio Pardon, NAFTA Renegotiation and Recovering after Harvey


Dear Naclistas,

For immigrant communities across the United States and beyond, the last few weeks have been unimaginably cruel. Over the last few weeks, Donald Trump has emboldened his rampage against immigrants, people of color, and the 99%. After pardoning Sherriff Joe Arpaio for his discrimination against Latinx immigrants and contempt of court, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the rescinding of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), within six months barring Congressional action. Meanwhile, as thousands fled the wreckage following Hurricane Harvey, the administration continued its immigration enforcement efforts as usual, deterring some from seeking shelter from the storm. As Hurricane Irma flattens islands in the Caribbean and an earthquake shakes southern Mexico, it's an indescribably difficult time for Latin America and the Latinx community. NACLA is covering these events, and reiterate our support to those affected, en solidaridad, para siempre.

La lucha sigue!


- The Editors


Jeff Abbott
September 8, 2017
As the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) furthers its investigations into political corruption, the elite political class attempts to shield itself from accountability to the people. 
Douglas Haynes
September 7, 2017
From increasingly frequent storms to food insecurity, Nicaragua has been hard-hit by the impacts of climate change. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and facing Hurricane Irma, we can learn from their response.
Simon Schatzberg
September 5, 2017
Mexican social movements reject a NAFTA renegotiation that will deepen the already-disastrous impacts of the 1994 agreement.
Hilary Goodfriend
September 1, 2017

Community members in the Salvadoran town of Tacuba responded to the state’s failure to provide clean water by creating their own well system. Now the mayor wants to claim ownership. 

José Orduña
Border Wars
August 29, 2017
President Trump’s pardoning of Joe Arpaio is despicable. But many politicians who have denounced it have also supported anti-immigrant policies and helped fuel the violent drug war in Mexico. 
Emily Achtenberg
Rebel Currents
August 21, 2017
Six years after massive protests halted plans for a proposed highway through the TIPNIS, Bolivian President Evo Morales has promulgated a new law "de-protecting" the reserve and allowing construction of the road.
Noah Harley
August 18, 2017
A first-time documentarian reflects on the politics of producing Salero, a documentary on mining in the salt flats of Bolivia.
Mel Gurr
August 15, 2017
In Brazil, rural agricultural workers and land reform beneficiaries could be hardest hit by President Michel Temer's austerity policies. 
Felipe "Feggo" Galindo
August 14, 2017

A friend and colleague of Mexican cartoonist Eduardo "Rius" Del Río, who died last week at the age of 83, remembers his work and prodigious influence on political cartooning.


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