U.S. expands indefinite detention for asylum-seekers

World Apr 17, 2019

U.S. expands indefinite detention for asylum-seekers

The U.S. attorney general on Tuesday struck down a decision that had allowed some asylum-seekers to ask for bond in front of an immigration judge, an action that expands indefinite detention for some migrants who must wait months or years for their cases to ...

World / Crime & Legal Feb 14, 2019

Germany sees 'frightening' rise in anti-Semitic hate crimes

Anti-Semitic offences rose almost 10 percent in Germany last year, and violent attacks were up more than 60 percent, crime statistics showed Wednesday, sparking alarm in the Jewish community. Police recorded 1,646 offenses motivated by hatred against Jews, the highest level in a decade, said ...

Desperate Venezuelan migrants turn to Colombia coca plantations

World / Politics Feb 12, 2019

Desperate Venezuelan migrants turn to Colombia coca plantations

They were once manual laborers, taxi drivers, fishermen and merchants. But Venezuelan migrants fleeing poverty and shortages of basic necessities have been forced into new work: picking coca leaves for Colombia's drug traffickers. Hundreds of Venezuelans work grueling days on coca leaf plantations, seduced by ...