At the time, James Nealon was just being confirmed as U.S. ambassador to Honduras.
“I was told to go down to Honduras and to do whatever I could to help stem that flow,” Nealon says. “And I can say that a year later, at least in the case of Honduras, we’ve had considerable success.”
Yes and no.
U.S. border apprehensions are indeed down by a third this year, according to the Homeland Security Department. And joint Central American-U.S. efforts to improve the northern triangle’s economic and security situation are starting to bear fruit.
But migrants still pour out of Honduras, largely because they continue to face many of the same brutal conditions. And a big reason Central American migrants aren’t reaching the U.S. border is that Mexico is cracking down on them this year.
Back at the El Edén center, a father named Menelio Briones talks about that reality. His wife and five children — one is just a baby — set out for Texas in July. A month later, Mexican officials detained them in Saltillo, just 180 miles from the U.S. border.
“We’re going to try again for sure,” says Briones. “We don’t have anything to leave behind anymore.”
Yea, sooooo I’m Kidd, (Don’t ask) 😐.
I’m 23, prior military so therefore I’m free. I love running trails, cliff jumping and being surrounded by anything other that man-made structures. Inked up, charismatic and full of adventure. Texas Living these days but i travel constantly.
Thank God he said I was a politician because Aristotle defined the human person as ‘animal politicus.’ So at least I am a human person. As to whether I am a pawn, well, maybe, I don’t know. I’ll leave that up to your judgment and that of the people.
Pope Francis, breaking out some Latin and Classical Greek philosophy to throw shade at Donald Trump, when told that Trump had criticized Francis as a “very political person” and suggested Francis was a pawn for the Mexican government for traveling to Mexico and celebrating Mass at the U.S./Mexico border.