Slovenia has begun work on an additional stretch of fence along its southern border with Croatia with which it aims to keep out a rising number of migrants entering the country illegally.
I recently went to a parents’ meeting at my children’s elementary school in the rural town of Aguacatan, Guatemala, a few hours from the Mexico border. As usual, I was one of the only men there. This disparity has nothing to do with machismo or Latin gender roles; it’s that there just aren’t many men in Aguacatan.
Tensions rose on a rescue ship stranded off southern Italy on Tuesday, as 10 of the migrants aboard jumped into the sea and tried to swim ashore, according to the Spanish charity that operates the vessel.
Eighty-three migrants who disembarked on Italy’s Lampedusa island were again in limbo on Wednesday as a European deal to redistribute them failed to materialise and Madrid said it could hit the Spanish charity with a huge fine for rescuing them.
Four years ago, I was standing by the grave of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old child who drowned when the rubber boat carrying him and his Syrian Kurdish family from Turkey to Greece was flipped over by high waves. The picture of his small body in a red shirt and black shorts lying face down on a Turkish beach with his head in the surf was supposed to have focused public attention on the hideous plight of refugees in the Mediterranean.
The decision by Matteo Salvini, leader of the right-wing League, to withdraw his confidence in the coalition government his party makes up with the Five Star Movement and demand immediate elections, has abruptly ended Italy’s brief experiment in “populist coalition” government.
If you’re visiting a beach resort or a theme park this summer, you’re bound to encounter one of the more than 100,000 young workers who arrive in the US every year on J-1 Summer Work Travel (SWT) visas. In June, my team and I headed to the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland, where we spoke with
Croatian state HRT television reported that the truck was transporting tons of heavy paper rolls which crushed some of the migrants who were hiding among them when the vehicle overturned.
The Guatemalan government said the road in the eastern part of the country reopened to traffic after troops with batons and plastic shields closed in on the migrants just beyond the village of Vado Hondo, about 35 miles (56 km) from border crossings into Honduras and El Salvador.