HOJA INFORMATIVA: La Iniciativa Mérida
“La Iniciativa Mérida se caracteriza por no tener una perspectiva
basada en los derechos humanos, una táctica de seguridad que
confunde la seguridad de los estados con la seguridad de los seres humanos... Es tiempo de que la comunidad internacional deje de apoyar políticas sin visión del futuro como estas.”
Derechos Humanos Miguel Agustin Pro Juárez
FACT SHEET: The Mérida Initiative/Plan Mexico
"The Mérida Initiative is characterized by a lack of a human
rights perspective, a human security approach that mistakes
the security of states for the security of human beings...It is
time for the international community to stop supporting short-sighted policies such as this one."
Miguel Agustín, Pro Juárez Human Rights Center.
FACT SHEET: U.S.-Mexico Arms Trafficking
"There is a war going on the border between two cartels. What do they need to fight that war? Guns. Where do they get them? From here [the U.S.]" -William Newell, ATF, Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Office
The Missing Link: NAFTA and Immigration Reform
There are an estimated 11.5 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S., and, as Marco’s story demonstrates, there are many more who have lived in the States but are now back in their home countries. With U.S. Comprehensive Immigration Reform high on the current congressional agenda, it is crucial that we ground our understanding of the issue in people’s stories and lived experiences.
THE HUMAN FACE: NAFTA at 15
October 21st, 2009
An estimated 4.13 million people have left Mexico since the decimation of over ten million farming jobs due to NAFTA and related economic reforms. This is one man's story.
POLICY ANALYSIS: NAFTA at 15
October 7th, 2009
How was NAFTA has failed to live up to its promises of bringing growth and prosperity to Mexico?
VIDEO: Merida Initiative 101
March 23rd, 2009
Watch WFP organizer Ben Beachy break down the Merida Initiative in the context of Mexico's escalating violence.
DELEGATE TESTIMONY: On the Migrant Trail
July 29th, 2008
How can the United States force people to risk their lives crossing a desert and then call them criminals or collateral damage when they do or don’t survive the test?