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Robert Scheer Meets Blase Bonpane, a Priest Who Defied the Catholic Church

The priest and author of the new book “The Nicene Heresy: Christendom and War, Reverence and Critique” tells Truthdig’s editor in chief about his career working for peace in Central America and his conflicted relationship with his church.

Posted on Dec 2, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Tom Hayden Fought for the Rights of All Living Things

The progressive activist compiled an impressive record in California and local politics—from 18 years in the state Capitol to a variety of community crusades. Even shelter animals benefited from his work.

Posted on Oct 28, 2016 READ MORE



U.S. Mining Company Defends Use of Hired Thugs to Attack Indigenous Farmers in Peru

Similar actions against environmental defenders are mounting throughout Central and South America.

Posted on Sep 28, 2016 READ MORE



Detained Undocumented Mothers Launch Hunger Strike, Vow to Leave ‘Alive or Dead’

The women and their families at a Pennsylvania “residential center” have wound up on the cruel end of the Obama administration’s immigration policies, but they’re not accepting their treatment without a fight.

Posted on Aug 18, 2016 READ MORE



World More Violent in Past Year, but Middle East Drives Deterioration (Video)

The 2016 Global Peace Index has been released, with the bad news that the world is slightly more violent this year than last. But if you subtracted the Middle East, in most of the world there was more peace, not less.

Posted on Jun 12, 2016 READ MORE



WHO Declares Zika Virus a Global Public Health Emergency

The World Health Organization has declared a rare “public health emergency of international concern” because of the apparent link between the Zika virus and a huge increase in serious birth defects in Central and South America.

Posted on Feb 1, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Zika Virus Could Turn Into an ‘Explosive Pandemic’

Circumstantial evidence points to Zika as the cause of a spike in babies born with brain damage and shrunken heads, known as microcephaly. It could take a decade to develop a vaccine.

Posted on Jan 29, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Negligent Federal Policy Puts Migrant Children in Danger

Some of the tens of thousands of children who have fled violence in Central America were sexually assaulted, starved or forced to work for little or no pay after U.S. officials weakened child protection policies as part of an effort to accommodate a surge in migration.

Posted on Jan 25, 2016 READ MORE



The American Empire: Murder Inc.

Investigative journalist Allan Nairn knows firsthand how the U.S. uses mass killing as a routine tool of foreign policy. The horrifying tactics of Islamic State, he says, are an imitation of what we have been doing and what we have been teaching our international proxies for generations. Update: Video added.

Posted on Jan 3, 2016 READ MORE



Environmental Activists Are ‘Being Killed in Record Numbers,’ With at Least 116 Dying in 2014

A new report reveals that two killings of environmental activists occurred on average every week—up a fifth from 2013. Nearly three-quarters of the known deaths were in Central and South America.

Posted on Nov 30, 2015 READ MORE



The U.S. Government Is Deporting Central American Migrants to Their Deaths

Investigations into the consequences of President Obama’s crackdown on migrants find that since 2014, as many as 83 U.S. deportees have been murdered shortly after returning to Central America.

Posted on Oct 12, 2015 READ MORE



Do You Live in One of the Most—or Least—Happy Places in America?

A new poll measures contentment around the country and the world.

Posted on Sep 17, 2015 READ MORE


Kill the Messenger: Gary Webb Connected the CIA to Crack and Was Hounded to Death

A new movie profiles journalist Gary Webb, who exposed the CIA’s involvement with the U.S. crack epidemic and later committed suicide.

Posted on Oct 8, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Stephen Colbert: Obama Stole Republicans’ Immigration Reform Tactic

As the president decides to delay action on help for “los latinos imigrantes,” the “Colbert Report” host points out how unoriginal this approach is by noting all the Republicans who have mentioned the importance of immigration reform again and again and yet again for the past decade or so.

Posted on Sep 9, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN



The Real Story Behind the ‘Invasion’ of the Children

Pitting the humanitarian imperative to help dislocated children against the plight of American communities places victimology in the service of party politics. Both Republicans and Democrats claim the moral high ground while conveniently avoiding the political economy of the problem they lament—and have collaborated in creating.

Posted on Aug 25, 2014 READ MORE



Welcoming the Stranger: Refuge for the Refugees

A long and dangerous journey brings teenage Central American refugees to a community health center in South Los Angeles where pediatricians, psychologists and social workers treat them for post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Stephen Colbert Blasts Congress Members for Saying Central America Safe for Kids, but Not for Them

Though Rep. Steve Pearce deemed Honduras and Guatemala sufficiently secure for the child refugees at the U.S. border to be returned home there, he and the rest of the Central America assessment delegation rarely left their hotel during their two-day trip for fear of “dangers.”

Posted on Jul 23, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Uncle Sam: Send Immigrants Back









Posted on Jul 19, 2014 ENLARGE



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Border Crisis Tests Religious Faith—and Some Fail Badly

Flamboyant piety has long been fashionable on the political right, where activists, commentators and elected officials never hesitate to hector us about their great moral and theological rectitude.

Posted on Jul 18, 2014 READ MORE


Jon Stewart on GOP Response to Refugee Crisis: ‘What the Fuck Is Wrong With You? These Are Children’

Obviously, the thing to do with the hundreds of children fleeing crippling poverty and violence is “shout at them in a language they don’t understand,” the “Daily Show” host explains.

Posted on Jul 17, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


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Send Back Those Immigrant Kids









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Truthdiggers of the Week: The Lawyers Suing to Protect Refugee Children

After fleeing a country with the worst murder rate in the world, and traveling more than a thousand miles while surviving corrupt officials, cartels and garden variety rape, an unaccompanied Honduran child would probably find herself in a courtroom trying to explain, via a translator, why she can’t go back.

Posted on Jul 13, 2014 READ MORE


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Sending the Refugee Children Home Will Bring Lasting Shame

President Barack Obama is repeating the mistakes of the past, allowing bigoted know-nothings to determine this nation’s policy toward refugees.

Posted on Jul 11, 2014 READ MORE


Impeaching Liberty









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Hate in Murrieta and Violence in El Salvador

As American protesters in Murrieta, Calif., repulsed three busloads of immigrant mothers and children being considered for placement in the U.S., a journalist recalled the grisly Washington-funded civil war in El Salvador that killed more than 75,000 people as a cause of the refugees’ displacement.

Posted on Jul 4, 2014 READ MORE



Obama Administration Seeks New Deportation Powers

The White House will ask Congress for greater power to conduct “fast-track” deportations of tens of thousands of parent-less children from Central America who are crossing the U.S. border.

Posted on Jun 29, 2014 READ MORE


Stephen Colbert: Child Immigration Influx Clearly Obama’s Plot to Tip Voting Scales

Obviously the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S. border after having journeyed all the way from Central America have been brought in by President Obama in hopes they’ll grow up to vote him in again in a few years. That doesn’t sound crazy at all, right?

Posted on Jun 28, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


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AP / Fernando Antonio

Prison Fire Kills More Than 300 in Honduras

One inmate’s reported death wish led to the immolation of more than 300 people at a Honduran prison after the apparent instigator set fire to his mattress on Wednesday in the town of Comayagua, where some 356 others were still missing after the blaze, according to The Associated Press.

Posted on Feb 15, 2012 READ MORE



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U.S. to Throw More Money at Central America’s Drug War

At a regional conference this week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged almost $300 million to the governments of Central America during 2011 to aid in their efforts to oppose cartels and others involved in the region’s violent, illegal drug trade. (more)

Posted on Jun 25, 2011 READ MORE



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Guatemalan Ex-President Gets His Day in Court

Justice is coming to Guatemala, as former President Alfonso Portillo has gone on trial in Guatemala City, accused of embezzling a cool $15 million.

Posted on Jan 23, 2011 READ MORE


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Ortega Stirs Controversy in Re-Election Bid

Contemporary Nicaraguan politics have always been mired in conflict, be it in response to natural disasters, U.S.-sponsored terrorism, or depressing and dire poverty. And now President Daniel Ortega is using a “contested interpretation” of the country’s constitution to try to stay in power, incensing his opposition.

Posted on Nov 13, 2010 READ MORE



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Hundreds Dead in Guatemala Landslides

Weeks of unrelenting rains triggered a series of landslides in the Guatemalan town of Alaska on the Pan-American Highway, burying as many as 300 people. President Alvaro Colom warned that thousands more people are at risk as the government runs out of money to deal with the crisis.

Posted on Sep 5, 2010 READ MORE



AP / Ross D. Franklin

Arizona Passes Harsh Anti-Immigration Bill

It’s a sad day for anyone who is not a xenophobic, anti-immigrant militant: Arizona has passed the harshest anti-immigrant bill in the country, giving police the authority to detain anyone on “reasonable suspicion” that they are in the country illegally and arrest them if they don’t have papers.

Posted on Apr 14, 2010 READ MORE



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23,000 Reported Dead in Mexico Drug War

A Mexican government report has been leaked, coinciding with first lady Michelle Obama’s visit to Mexico, stating that 23,000 people have died in drug-related violence in Mexico since the beginning of a government crackdown on drug gangs in late 2006.

Posted on Apr 14, 2010 READ MORE



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A Deadly Winter for Border Crossers

It’s been a wet and deadly winter for illegal immigrants crossing into Arizona from Mexico, with nine border crossers dying from hypothermia since November. That equals the number who died trying to make the crossing in the previous three winters combined.

Posted on Feb 16, 2010 READ MORE



AP / Kent Gilbert

Honduras’ Zelaya Rethinks Exile

It may not be the end just yet for Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, ousted in a coup in June. Despite international support for his return to office, Zelaya was slated to leave his country for exile in Mexico. But those negotiations have now been postponed.

Posted on Dec 10, 2009 READ MORE


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