Private groups are seeking donations - and lucrative government contracts - to help President Trump build his border wall. Univision traveled to Texas and New Mexico to see what's going on.
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What makes someone decide to return to a failed state with two million percent hyperinflation, empty store shelves, flickering lights, a broken health system, and rampant crime. Why would you go back to a place that you escaped from, especially knowing the situation has only gotten worse since you left?
Las protestas callejeras antigubernamentales estallaron la semana pasada en la capital nicaragüense, Managua, y se extendieron rápidamente por todo el país. Los estudiantes se atrincheraron dentro de algunos campus universitarios que fueron atacados por la policía. Están pidiendo la renuncia del presidente Daniel Ortega.
Anti-government street protests erupted last week in the Nicaraguan capital, Managua, and quickly spread across the country claiming as many as 27 lives. Students barricaded themselves inside some university campuses which came under fire from police using live rounds. They are calling for President Daniel Ortega to step down.
El anuncio del presidente Ortega de que revocará las reformas al sistema de seguridad social no frenó las manifestaciones pero sí hizo que los empresarios aceptaran sumarse a la mesa de diálogo. A última hora de la noche, surgieron reportes de muertos y heridos en la represión a estudiantes.
On Sunday President Daniel Ortega canceled an unpopular social security reform package only days after it was announced. Student-led protests have claimed at least 27 lives, and many are demanding Ortega's resignation after 11-years in power.
The decision on Monday to cancel TPS for some 195,000 Salvadorans is particularly cruel. Similar to the Nicaraguans, whose TPS was terminated in November, many of the Salvadoran immigrants came to the U.S. as young children— in some cases nearly two decades ago. The U.S. is the only country many of them have ever known.
El expresidente de Costa Rica, Oscar Arias, considera que la decisión de reconocer la ciudad santa como capital israelí aisla a Washington, fue tomada por consideraciones políticas internas y pone en peligro la paz regional.
Arias thinks Trump is similarly undermining the possibility for a negotiated peace deal in the Middle East, and predicts the U.S. president's rash behavior will marginalize his government the same way Reagan's policy toward Central America did 30 years ago.
Venezuela is a dying star, and if it explodes in a supernova, it'll be everyone's mess to clean. So it's in everyone's interest to make sure that doesn't happen. But is there any hope for dialogue with Venezuela's intransigent rulers.
Security issues in Central America are expected to dominate a conference in Miami this week attended by top Trump administration officials. While business groups were invited civil society leaders were excluded, raising complaints that the administration is taking a superficial approach to the region that ignores deep rooted social and economic problems.