How the Trump Administration Joined the Western Hemisphere’s Rogue Regimes

Attendees at a hearing of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights display photos of people who went missing while trying to cross the border from Mexico into the United States, Boulder, Colorado, Oct. 5, 2018 (AP photo by David Zalubowski).
Attendees at a hearing of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights display photos of people who went missing while trying to cross the border from Mexico into the United States, Boulder, Colorado, Oct. 5, 2018 (AP photo by David Zalubowski).
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The Trump administration’s crackdown on immigrants and asylum-seekers has placed the United States in the same camp as the countries recently denounced by National Security Adviser John Bolton as the “troika of tyranny”—Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela. For years, those three countries have denounced or refused to participate in the proceedings of the Organization of American States’ inter-American human rights system when their own violations of democratic norms and human rights are under scrutiny. Over the past two years, the Trump administration has joined their ranks, ignoring or rebuffing the Western Hemisphere’s premier human rights body. Since Trump’s inauguration, the OAS’ […]

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