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The migrant caravan that is currently winding its way through southern Mexico headed to the US-Mexico border, has unleashed a storm of conflicting and often confusing coverage and analysis. This includes the targeting of the caravan by the Trump administration as part of its closing electoral strategy in the imminent mid-term elections, and its use as a pretext for the decision to send Army troops to the border.

October 26, 2018

Research, Advocacy and Leadership Development Director at Hope Border Institute

Camilo Perez-Bustillo

Paul VI, Oscar Romero And Francis’ Church Of The Poor

October 17, 2018

In a canonization ceremony last Sunday, Pope Francis raised a number of new saints to the altars, including Pope Paul VI and Mons. Oscar Romero, the slain archbishop of San Salvador. How do these new saints reflect Pope Francis’ commitment to the “church of the poor”?

Research, Advocacy and Leadership Development Director at Hope Border Institute

Camilo Perez-Bustillo

The U.S., Mexico and the Persecution Of Migrants On Both Sides Of The Border

May 23, 2018

Mexico faces a potentially historic presidential election on July 1st, which may result for the first time in the victory of a center-left candidate, Andrés Manuel López Obrador. López Obrador does not represent either of the two political parties - the centrist Partido Revolucionario Institucional  and the center-right Partido Acción Nacional which have dominated Mexican political life. 

Research, Advocacy and Leadership Development Director at Hope Border Institute

Camilo Perez-Bustillo

April 4, 2018

Hope Border Institute commemorates the prophetic legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Research, Advocacy and Leadership Development Director at Hope Border Institute

Camilo Perez-Bustillo

Ernesto Zedillo, México, and the Legacies of Neoliberalism and State Violence

August 15, 2018

Former Mexican president Ernesto Zedillo (1994-2000) is featured as the Distinguished Speaker at the 2018 U.S.-Mexico Border Summit in El Paso. His presence here provides an opportunity to reflect regarding the implications of the kind of leadership Zedillo embodies, from the perspective of faith-based approaches to human rights within the context of the border and Mexico.

Founder of The Center for Justice and Accountability

Gerald Grey

Separation of families on the U.S.-- Mexican border as a form of torture

May 07, 2018

Gerald Gray ( MSW, MPH), writes about  Separation of Families. Forced disappearance—the unwanted physical separation of family members to places unknown, for instance—has been recognized and clinically treated as a form of torture for years in torture treatment clinics.

Research, Advocacy and Leadership Development Director at Hope Border Institute

Camilo Perez-Bustillo

An Elegy for Noemí

March 21, 2018

4 years after the death of Noemí Álvarez Quillay unaccompanied migrant children continue to be endangered by authorities in both Mexico and the U.S.

Professor and Department Head of the Government Department at the New Mexico State University (NMSU)

Neil Harvey

Mexico's Historic Election brings hope for change

July 03, 2018

It is clear that history has been made in this election. The capacity of the economic elites in Mexico to rule in alliance with the leadership of both the PRI and the PAN has finally been challenged by a party that has developed out of a grassroots movement to end corruption and reduce the persistent inequalities that have led to desperation, violence, drug trafficking and forced migration. The challenge now is to turn this hope for change into reality.

Research, Advocacy and Leadership Development Director at Hope Border Institute

Camilo Perez-Bustillo

April 25, 2018

April 26, 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Bishop Juan José Gerardi Conedera (1922-1998) of Guatemala.

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Border Observatory is also HOPE's laboratory for collaboration and exchange with organizers, advocates and thinkers throughout our region and the world, to explore and push the boundaries of action and reflection on border realities.

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