'Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are everything but safe.'

Belén Fernández writes in Al Jazeera.

This year, US President and xenophobe-in-chief, Donald Trump finagled “safe third country agreements” with Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, allowing the United States to deport aspiring asylum seekers to the very region many of them are fleeing in the first place.

Even Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele – the possessor of the enlightened opinion that “President Trump is very nice and cool, and I’m nice and cool, too … we both use Twitter a lot” – recently admitted that his country needs to be “safer” and that its asylum capacities are currently nonexistent. Indeed, the fact that the homicide rates in the three allegedly “safe third countries” are consistently among the highest in the world should be an easy indicator that they are anything but safe.

Femicides abound.

You can read the full article, with links, here, on Al Jazeera.



Categories: Human Rights, Indigenous peoples, Justice, Land, Legal, Migration, Violence

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