- Sep 28, 2020
Guatemalan bishops oppose the idea of entering into an agreement with the U.S. government to deem it a “safe third country” for asylum-seekers.
The Franciscan-run migrant shelter La 72 has welcomed a steady stream of migrants since opening its doors in 2011 in this sweaty railway terminus near the Guatemalan border.
Last fall, locals in southern Chiapas state welcomed the caravans of migrants crossing into Mexico from Guatemala and carrying on northward to the U.S. border. But many locals no longer welcome migrants in Chiapas.
A delegation that includes the head of Catholic Charities of the New York Archdiocese, union leaders, state officials and representatives of humanitarian aid agencies are visiting the three Central American nations that now face a cutoff of U.S. aid ordered by President Donald Trump.
Church and government officials paid tribute to an aid worker for the Church’s international development agency who died following a road accident in Guatemala.
Sister Alice Zachmann is set to receive an award recognizing her lifetime of working for human rights and peace.