WRH Volume 37 Double Issue 10 & 11

In our latest issue you will find the following analyses:

Dominica: A Bureaucratic Predicament

By Sheldon Birkett

On February 9, 2017, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit made allegations that there was a coup attempt by opposition forces two days prior…

 

The Trump Administration Will End Temporary Protected Status for 59,000 Haitian Immigrants

By Sharri K Hall

On January 21, 2010, the Department of Homeland Security issued a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian immigrants “currently physically present” or “currently residing” in the United States following the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12 of that year…  

 

The Impact of Remittances and Increasing Trade with Cuba

By Alexia Rauen

Sanctions have become a tool within the international community to express disapproval with a nation’s government… 

 

Country Brief: Chile

Customs Strike Disrupts Chilean Shipping Industry

By Liam Timmons

On May 24, Chilean customs workers began a general strike to protest the government’s failure to honor agreements regarding pay and working conditions…

 

Country Brief: Puerto Rico

Statehood and Bankruptcy: The Puerto Rican Conundrum

By Tobias Fontecilla

On May 1 of this year, a lawsuit was instituted against the government of Puerto Rico by stakeholders, following the expiration of a freeze on creditor litigation…

 

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in the Dominican Republic

By Myra Miranda

Despite efforts by non-governmental and human rights institutions, sexual exploitation of children remains a serious issue in the Dominican Republic. According to The United Nations Children’s Fund, “Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is the use of children for adult sexual satisfaction in exchange for remuneration in money or in kind, paid to the child or to a third party…

 

Country Brief: Peru

Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori to Face Trial for Forgotten Massacre

By Erika Quinteros

On June 5, the Chilean judiciary extended the extradition of Alberto Kenya Fujimori Fujimori for the crimes of illicit association, qualified homicide, and embezzlement…

 

Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and Migration in Central America

By Laura Schroeder

Individuals in the Northern Triangle (El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras) face escalating violence, rampant organized crime, and persecution, forcing unprecedented numbers to flee their homes for other countries. In addition to gang violence,corruption, and poverty, many youths and women from Northern Triangle countries are migrating due to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV)…

 

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