Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco
Environmental and Social Justice: Root Causes of Migrant Caravan and Political Violence in Central America and US
Key Discussion Points:
a) This week, we again turn to the thousands of migrants travelling together from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala towards the US to seek asylum.
b) We look further at the political repression experienced by Hondurans since the US supported 2009 coup and at the environmental, human rights and economic impacts mega-projects have had on the population.
c) We also reflect on the connections between the recent hatred fueled violence in the US and the demonization of immigration.
And, as November 6th deadline for public comment looms, we look at the Trump Administration’s attempt to repeal the 1997 Flores Amendment, which prohibits the US federal government from holding migrant children in detention centers for over 20 days.
Grahame Russel, director of Rights Action
Reporting by Sandra Cuffe, travelling with caravan:
Information on Flores Amendment: familiesbelong.org/flores?