A California man who used to take pride in his role in helping facilitate communication between US and Iran may be facing a forced career change.
In Guatemala, this week marks the start of a landmark trial. It takes on a powerful general who faces genocide charges for his role during one of the bloodiest chapters in the country’s long civil war. Jill Replogle from the public radio collaboration, Fronteras Desk, reports on what this trial means to people in the US, from human rights advocates to Guatemalan immigrants.
Afghanis and Iraqis who work with American troops often place themselves and their families in great danger by affiliating themselves with the US. In exchange, a path to the US—and to safety—can be offered. At least that’s what’s supposed to happen.
Maritime smuggling of illegal immigrants is rising along the coast of southern California and so are the dangers. Jill Replogle of the Fronteras desk spoke with a man who runs a boat rescue team for abandoned or stranded boats off of San Diego. Sometimes he rescues smugglers.
Coastal development in Mexico’s Baja California and the Sea of Cortez hit a wall in the 2008 crash. That was bad news for investors, but good news for conservationists, who recently have been busy protecting rare landscapes and wildlife habitat.
People in Guatemala, the Maya heartland, are not buying the doomsday tale, though some so hope to cash in on it.
Refugee advocates in San Diego are holding job networking workshops for Iraqi refugees struggling to find work.
The unrest in Syria is creating new problems for Iraqi refugees living there. It’s making it harder for them to get authorization to be resettled in the US.