Migration Matters a Contracorriente Podcast.
Reporting from Honduras and Mexico, our monthly updates will help you keep on top of migration news and issues in Central and North America. Stay informed on the latest policies, repression, attacks, breakthroughs, and resistance, through to the real root causes and broader issues.
Migration Matters - Episode 4
The US is re-implementing Remain in Mexico, and that is already having harsh and life-threatening consequences for migrants and refugees. Under pressure from the US, Mexico is violently deporting people down to Guatemala, including people with documents allowing them to be in mexico.
Migrant Matters - Episode 3
In the latest round-up of migrant news we look at the implications of the most recent US policy, take a deep dive into the recently released US migrant root causes strategy doc, examine some stories from on the ground in Honduras and Mexico, and look at the complex and wretched consequences of the current restraints on migration in the region.
Migrant Matters Episode2
From access to healthcare and vaccines through to even more exploitation and greater danger, the pandemic has compounded the risks and obstacles that migrants and refugees face. In this second episode, we look at the impact of Covid, cover the rough journey north, overview recent US policy on Central America and Mexican migrants, and dig deep into the complexities of the US getting involved in the region’s corruption problems.
In this first episode of Migrant matters we look at Kamala Harris’ recent visit to Guatemala and Mexico, and the business interests and US foreign policy underlying her comments. We examine the dangers of the current US border policy, look at the risk and hardship migrants undergo to arrive at the border, and wrap up with an overview of recent repression against migrants and activists.