Monday, June 24, 2019

Cuban Immigrants To Be Allowed Passage Through Central America

Thousands of Cuban immigrants trapped in Costa Rica and Panama on their way north to the United States may be permitted to continue traveling by way of El Salvador and Mexico according to an agreement of the Central American Integration System reached this week that would create a pilot humanitarian transfer program. The program will […]

Mexico deporting Central Americans at an alarming rate

Data from Mexico’s National Immigration Institute indicate that the country has deported 79 percent more people – at least 51,565 individuals – from Central America’s Northern Triangle region since January 2015 than the same time last year. The government statistics shed light on both the ongoing crises in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador that are forcing mass […]

Urgent Action Needed: “GOP, don’t play politics with Obama’s ambassador confirmation”

Please call your Senators today and urge them to confirm Mari Carmen Aponte as Ambassador to El Salvador. The United States is on the verge of losing a fierce advocate for democracy in Latin America. Mari Carmen Aponte, ambassador to El Salvador, was initially nominated by President Obama in late 2009. He made her a […]

First Puerto Rican Woman to be a US Ambassador Sworn In

Maria del Carmen Aponte became the first Puerto Rican woman to serve as a US Ambassador when she was sworn in the position yesterday.  Aponte, who will serve in the Republic of El Salvador, was nominated by President Obama to fill the post in December of last year. As previously reported in La Plaza, her […]

Senate Committee Begins Hearing on Aponte Nomination

Yesterday, the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations began hearings on the nomination of Mari Carmen Aponte to be US Ambassador to El Salvador.  Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) presided over the hearing. Senate Republicans have attempted to stall action her confirmation over reported allegation more than ten years old that Aponte had a relationship in […]