Why They Still Come

Why They Still Come

What goes around comes around. This familiar phrase explains why Central American families and children are coming up to our back door, seeking asylum in the United States. And they will keep coming — even if the Trump government resumes tearing small children away...
Obama’s Unholy Trade Policy

Obama’s Unholy Trade Policy

Pope Francis waxed radical on several big issues in his speech to Congress last September. He condemned the arms trade, called for climate action, and challenged lawmakers to protect the most vulnerable among us. It was wonderful. But for some reason, there was one...
Who Killed Gilberto Soto?

Who Killed Gilberto Soto?

On a November night 25 years ago, six priests — along with their housekeeper and her daughter — were murdered in cold blood by Salvadoran army officers who had invaded their residence at the Jesuit-run Central American University. This month, priests, activists, and...
The Not-So-Good News about the Border Crisis

The Not-So-Good News about the Border Crisis

Did you notice that all that fuss over those Central American kids who were crossing the U.S. border alone suddenly died down? As recently as June, more than 10,000 children fleeing unchecked gang violence in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala made it here over the...
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