• #Rosario (Argentine) : #émeutes du logement dans le quartier de la Sexta
    https://fr.squat.net/2018/11/05/rosario-argentine-emeutes-du-logement-dans-le-quartier-de-la-sexta

    Dans la matinée du jeudi 1er novembre 2018, dans le quartier de La Sexta, au sud-est de Rosario, les flics sont intervenus en nombre pour expulser plusieurs familles vivant en squats ainsi qu’un centre social bien connu par les habitant-e-s. La résistance a été immédiate, des affrontements ont opposé de nombreux habitant-e-s aux forces de […]

    #Amériques #Argentine #expulsion



  • 56,800 migrant dead and missing : ’They are human beings’

    One by one, five to a grave, the coffins are buried in the red earth of this ill-kept corner of a South African cemetery. The scrawl on the cheap wood attests to their anonymity: “Unknown B/Male.”

    These men were migrants from elsewhere in Africa with next to nothing who sought a living in the thriving underground economy of Gauteng province, a name that roughly translates to “land of gold.” Instead of fortune, many found death, their bodies unnamed and unclaimed — more than 4,300 in Gauteng between 2014 and 2017 alone.

    Some of those lives ended here at the Olifantsvlei cemetery, in silence, among tufts of grass growing over tiny placards that read: Pauper Block. There are coffins so tiny that they could belong only to children.

    As migration worldwide soars to record highs, far less visible has been its toll: The tens of thousands of people who die or simply disappear during their journeys, never to be seen again. In most cases, nobody is keeping track: Barely counted in life, these people don’t register in death , as if they never lived at all.

    An Associated Press tally has documented at least 56,800 migrants dead or missing worldwide since 2014 — almost double the number found in the world’s only official attempt to try to count them, by the U.N.’s International Organization for Migration. The IOM toll as of Oct. 1 was more than 28,500. The AP came up with almost 28,300 additional dead or missing migrants by compiling information from other international groups, requesting forensic records, missing persons reports and death records, and sifting through data from thousands of interviews with migrants.

    The toll is the result of migration that is up 49 percent since the turn of the century, with more than 258 million international migrants in 2017, according to the United Nations. A growing number have drowned, died in deserts or fallen prey to traffickers, leaving their families to wonder what on earth happened to them. At the same time, anonymous bodies are filling cemeteries around the world, like the one in Gauteng.

    The AP’s tally is still low. More bodies of migrants lie undiscovered in desert sands or at the bottom of the sea. And families don’t always report loved ones as missing because they migrated illegally, or because they left home without saying exactly where they were headed.

    The official U.N. toll focuses mostly on Europe, but even there cases fall through the cracks. The political tide is turning against migrants in Europe just as in the United States, where the government is cracking down heavily on caravans of Central Americans trying to get in . One result is that money is drying up for projects to track migration and its costs.

    For example, when more than 800 people died in an April 2015 shipwreck off the coast of Italy, Europe’s deadliest migrant sea disaster, Italian investigators pledged to identify them and find their families. More than three years later, under a new populist government, funding for this work is being cut off.

    Beyond Europe, information is even more scarce. Little is known about the toll in South America, where the Venezuelan migration is among the world’s biggest today, and in Asia, the top region for numbers of migrants.

    The result is that governments vastly underestimate the toll of migration, a major political and social issue in most of the world today.

    “No matter where you stand on the whole migration management debate....these are still human beings on the move,” said Bram Frouws, the head of the Mixed Migration Centre , based in Geneva, which has done surveys of more than 20,000 migrants in its 4Mi project since 2014. “Whether it’s refugees or people moving for jobs, they are human beings.”

    They leave behind families caught between hope and mourning, like that of Safi al-Bahri. Her son, Majdi Barhoumi, left their hometown of Ras Jebel, Tunisia, on May 7, 2011, headed for Europe in a small boat with a dozen other migrants. The boat sank and Barhoumi hasn’t been heard from since. In a sign of faith that he is still alive, his parents built an animal pen with a brood of hens, a few cows and a dog to stand watch until he returns.

    “I just wait for him. I always imagine him behind me, at home, in the market, everywhere,” said al-Bahari. “When I hear a voice at night, I think he’s come back. When I hear the sound of a motorcycle, I think my son is back.”

    ———————————————————————

    EUROPE: BOATS THAT NEVER ARRIVE

    Of the world’s migration crises, Europe’s has been the most cruelly visible. Images of the lifeless body of a Kurdish toddler on a beach, frozen tent camps in Eastern Europe, and a nearly numbing succession of deadly shipwrecks have been transmitted around the world, adding to the furor over migration.

    In the Mediterranean, scores of tankers, cargo boats, cruise ships and military vessels tower over tiny, crowded rafts powered by an outboard motor for a one-way trip. Even larger boats carrying hundreds of migrants may go down when soft breezes turn into battering winds and thrashing waves further from shore.

    Two shipwrecks and the deaths of at least 368 people off the coast of Italy in October 2013 prompted the IOM’s research into migrant deaths. The organization has focused on deaths in the Mediterranean, although its researchers plead for more data from elsewhere in the world. This year alone, the IOM has found more than 1,700 deaths in the waters that divide Africa and Europe.

    Like the lost Tunisians of Ras Jebel, most of them set off to look for work. Barhoumi, his friends, cousins and other would-be migrants camped in the seaside brush the night before their departure, listening to the crash of the waves that ultimately would sink their raft.

    Khalid Arfaoui had planned to be among them. When the group knocked at his door, it wasn’t fear that held him back, but a lack of cash. Everyone needed to chip in to pay for the boat, gas and supplies, and he was short about $100. So he sat inside and watched as they left for the beachside campsite where even today locals spend the night before embarking to Europe.

    Propelled by a feeble outboard motor and overburdened with its passengers, the rubber raft flipped, possibly after grazing rocks below the surface on an uninhabited island just offshore. Two bodies were retrieved. The lone survivor was found clinging to debris eight hours later.

    The Tunisian government has never tallied its missing, and the group never made it close enough to Europe to catch the attention of authorities there. So these migrants never have been counted among the dead and missing.

    “If I had gone with them, I’d be lost like the others,” Arfaoui said recently, standing on the rocky shoreline with a group of friends, all of whom vaguely planned to leave for Europe. “If I get the chance, I’ll do it. Even if I fear the sea and I know I might die, I’ll do it.”

    With him that day was 30-year-old Mounir Aguida, who had already made the trip once, drifting for 19 hours after the boat engine cut out. In late August this year, he crammed into another raft with seven friends, feeling the waves slam the flimsy bow. At the last minute he and another young man jumped out.

    “It didn’t feel right,” Aguida said.

    There has been no word from the other six — yet another group of Ras Jebel’s youth lost to the sea. With no shipwreck reported, no survivors to rescue and no bodies to identify, the six young men are not counted in any toll.

    In addition to watching its own youth flee, Tunisia and to a lesser degree neighboring Algeria are transit points for other Africans north bound for Europe. Tunisia has its own cemetery for unidentified migrants, as do Greece, Italy and Turkey. The one at Tunisia’s southern coast is tended by an unemployed sailor named Chamseddin Marzouk.

    Of around 400 bodies interred in the coastal graveyard since it opened in 2005, only one has ever been identified. As for the others who lie beneath piles of dirt, Marzouk couldn’t imagine how their families would ever learn their fate.

    “Their families may think that the person is still alive, or that he’ll return one day to visit,” Marzouk said. “They don’t know that those they await are buried here, in Zarzis, Tunisia.”

    ——————

    AFRICA: VANISHING WITHOUT A TRACE

    Despite talk of the ’waves’ of African migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean, as many migrate within Africa — 16 million — as leave for Europe. In all, since 2014, at least 18,400 African migrants have died traveling within Africa, according to the figures compiled from AP and IOM records. That includes more than 4,300 unidentified bodies in a single South African province, and 8,700 whose traveling companions reported their disappearance en route out of the Horn of Africa in interviews with 4Mi.

    When people vanish while migrating in Africa, it is often without a trace. The IOM says the Sahara Desert may well have killed more migrants than the Mediterranean. But no one will ever know for sure in a region where borders are little more than lines drawn on maps and no government is searching an expanse as large as the continental United States. The harsh sun and swirling desert sands quickly decompose and bury bodies of migrants, so that even when they turn up, they are usually impossible to identify .

    With a prosperous economy and stable government, South Africa draws more migrants than any other country in Africa. The government is a meticulous collector of fingerprints — nearly every legal resident and citizen has a file somewhere — so bodies without any records are assumed to have been living and working in the country illegally. The corpses are fingerprinted when possible, but there is no regular DNA collection.

    South Africa also has one of the world’s highest rates of violent crime and police are more focused on solving domestic cases than identifying migrants.

    “There’s logic to that, as sad as it is....You want to find the killer if you’re a policeman, because the killer could kill more people,” said Jeanine Vellema, the chief specialist of the province’s eight mortuaries. Migrant identification, meanwhile, is largely an issue for foreign families — and poor ones at that.

    Vellema has tried to patch into the police missing persons system, to build a system of electronic mortuary records and to establish a protocol where a DNA sample is taken from every set of remains that arrive at the morgue. She sighs: “Resources.” It’s a word that comes up 10 times in a half-hour conversation.

    So the bodies end up at Olifantsvlei or a cemetery like it, in unnamed graves. On a recent visit by AP, a series of open rectangles awaited the bodies of the unidentified and unclaimed. They did not wait long: a pickup truck drove up, piled with about 10 coffins, five per grave. There were at least 180 grave markers for the anonymous dead, with multiple bodies in each grave.

    The International Committee of the Red Cross, which is working with Vellema, has started a pilot project with one Gauteng morgue to take detailed photos, fingerprints, dental information and DNA samples of unidentified bodies. That information goes to a database where, in theory, the bodies can be traced.

    “Every person has a right to their dignity. And to their identity,” said Stephen Fonseca, the ICRC regional forensic manager.

    ————————————

    THE UNITED STATES: “THAT’S HOW MY BROTHER USED TO SLEEP”

    More than 6,000 miles (9,000 kilometers) away, in the deserts that straddle the U.S.-Mexico border, lie the bodies of migrants who perished trying to cross land as unforgiving as the waters of the Mediterranean. Many fled the violence and poverty of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador or Mexico. Some are found months or years later as mere skeletons. Others make a last, desperate phone call and are never heard from again.

    In 2010 the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team and the local morgue in Pima County, Ariz., began to organize efforts to put names to the anonymous bodies found on both sides of the border. The “Border Project” has since identified more than 183 people — a fraction of the total.

    At least 3,861 migrants are dead and missing on the route from Mexico to the United States since 2014, according to the combined AP and IOM total. The tally includes missing person reports from the Colibri Center for Human Rights on the U.S. side as well as the Argentine group’s data from the Mexican side. The painstaking work of identification can take years, hampered by a lack of resources, official records and coordination between countries — and even between states.

    For many families of the missing, it is their only hope, but for the families of Juan Lorenzo Luna and Armando Reyes, that hope is fading.

    Luna, 27, and Reyes, 22, were brothers-in-law who left their small northern Mexico town of Gomez Palacio in August 2016. They had tried to cross to the U.S. four months earlier, but surrendered to border patrol agents in exhaustion and were deported.

    They knew they were risking their lives — Reyes’ father died migrating in 1995, and an uncle went missing in 2004. But Luna, a quiet family man, wanted to make enough money to buy a pickup truck and then return to his wife and two children. Reyes wanted a job where he wouldn’t get his shoes dirty and could give his newborn daughter a better life.

    Of the five who left Gomez Palacio together, two men made it to safety, and one man turned back. The only information he gave was that the brothers-in-law had stopped walking and planned to turn themselves in again. That is the last that is known of them.

    Officials told their families that they had scoured prisons and detention centers, but there was no sign of the missing men. Cesaria Orona even consulted a fortune teller about her missing son, Armando, and was told he had died in the desert.

    One weekend in June 2017, volunteers found eight bodies next to a military area of the Arizona desert and posted the images online in the hopes of finding family. Maria Elena Luna came across a Facebook photo of a decaying body found in an arid landscape dotted with cactus and shrubs, lying face-up with one leg bent outward. There was something horribly familiar about the pose.

    “That’s how my brother used to sleep,” she whispered.

    Along with the bodies, the volunteers found a credential of a boy from Guatemala, a photo and a piece of paper with a number written on it. The photo was of Juan Lorenzo Luna, and the number on the paper was for cousins of the family. But investigators warned that a wallet or credential could have been stolen, as migrants are frequently robbed.

    “We all cried,” Luna recalled. “But I said, we cannot be sure until we have the DNA test. Let’s wait.”

    Luna and Orona gave DNA samples to the Mexican government and the Argentine group. In November 2017, Orona received a letter from the Mexican government saying that there was the possibility of a match for Armando with some bone remains found in Nuevo Leon, a state that borders Texas. But the test was negative.

    The women are still waiting for results from the Argentine pathologists. Until then, their relatives remain among the uncounted.

    Orona holds out hope that the men may be locked up, or held by “bad people.” Every time Luna hears about clandestine graves or unidentified bodies in the news, the anguish is sharp.

    “Suddenly all the memories come back,” she said. “I do not want to think.”

    ————————

    SOUTH AMERICA: “NO ONE WANTS TO ADMIT THIS IS A REALITY”

    The toll of the dead and the missing has been all but ignored in one of the largest population movements in the world today — that of nearly 2 million Venezuelans fleeing from their country’s collapse. These migrants have hopped buses across the borders, boarded flimsy boats in the Caribbean, and — when all else failed — walked for days along scorching highways and freezing mountain trails. Vulnerable to violence from drug cartels, hunger and illness that lingers even after reaching their destination, they have disappeared or died by the hundreds.

    “They can’t withstand a trip that hard, because the journey is very long,” said Carlos Valdes, director of neighboring Colombia’s national forensic institute. “And many times, they only eat once a day. They don’t eat. And they die.” Valdes said authorities don’t always recover the bodies of those who die, as some migrants who have entered the country illegally are afraid to seek help.

    Valdes believes hypothermia has killed some as they trek through the mountain tundra region, but he had no idea how many. One migrant told the AP he saw a family burying someone wrapped in a white blanket with red flowers along the frigid journey.

    Marta Duque, 55, has had a front seat to the Venezuela migration crisis from her home in Pamplona, Colombia. She opens her doors nightly to provide shelter for families with young children. Pamplona is one of the last cities migrants reach before venturing up a frigid mountain paramo, one of the most dangerous parts of the trip for migrants traveling by foot. Temperatures dip well below freezing.

    She said inaction from authorities has forced citizens like her to step in.

    “Everyone just seems to pass the ball,” she said. “No one wants to admit this is a reality.”

    Those deaths are uncounted, as are dozens in the sea. Also uncounted are those reported missing in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador. In all at least 3,410 Venezuelans have been reported missing or dead in a migration within Latin America whose dangers have gone relatively unnoticed; many of the dead perished from illnesses on the rise in Venezuela that easily would have found treatment in better times.

    Among the missing is Randy Javier Gutierrez, who was walking through Colombia with a cousin and his aunt in hopes of reaching Peru to reunite with his mother.

    Gutierrez’s mother, Mariela Gamboa, said that a driver offered a ride to the two women, but refused to take her son. The women agreed to wait for him at the bus station in Cali, about 160 miles (257 kilometers) ahead, but he never arrived. Messages sent to his phone since that day four months ago have gone unread.

    “I’m very worried,” his mother said. “I don’t even know what to do.”

    ———————————

    ASIA: A VAST UNKNOWN

    The region with the largest overall migration, Asia, also has the least information on the fate of those who disappear after leaving their homelands. Governments are unwilling or unable to account for citizens who leave for elsewhere in the region or in the Mideast, two of the most common destinations, although there’s a growing push to do so.

    Asians make up 40 percent of the world’s migrants, and more than half of them never leave the region. The Associated Press was able to document more than 8,200 migrants who disappeared or died after leaving home in Asia and the Mideast, including thousands in the Philippines and Indonesia.

    Thirteen of the top 20 migration pathways from Asia take place within the region. These include Indian workers heading to the United Arab Emirates, Bangladeshis heading to India, Rohingya Muslims escaping persecution in Myanmar, and Afghans crossing the nearest border to escape war. But with large-scale smuggling and trafficking of labor, and violent displacements, the low numbers of dead and missing indicate not safe travel but rather a vast unknown.

    Almass was just 14 when his widowed mother reluctantly sent him and his 11-year-old brother from their home in Khost, Afghanistan, into that unknown. The payment for their trip was supposed to get them away from the Taliban and all the way to Germany via a chain of smugglers. The pair crammed first into a pickup with around 40 people, walked for a few days at the border, crammed into a car, waited a bit in Tehran, and walked a few more days.

    His brother Murtaza was exhausted by the time they reached the Iran-Turkey border. But the smuggler said it wasn’t the time to rest — there were at least two border posts nearby and the risk that children far younger travelling with them would make noise.

    Almass was carrying a baby in his arms and holding his brother’s hand when they heard the shout of Iranian guards. Bullets whistled past as he tumbled head over heels into a ravine and lost consciousness.

    Alone all that day and the next, Almass stumbled upon three other boys in the ravine who had also become separated from the group, then another four. No one had seen his brother. And although the younger boy had his ID, it had been up to Almass to memorize the crucial contact information for the smuggler.

    When Almass eventually called home, from Turkey, he couldn’t bear to tell his mother what had happened. He said Murtaza couldn’t come to the phone but sent his love.

    That was in early 2014. Almass, who is now 18, hasn’t spoken to his family since.

    Almass said he searched for his brother among the 2,773 children reported to the Red Cross as missing en route to Europe. He also looked for himself among the 2,097 adults reported missing by children. They weren’t on the list.

    With one of the world’s longest-running exoduses, Afghans face particular dangers in bordering countries that are neither safe nor welcoming. Over a period of 10 months from June 2017 to April 2018, 4Mi carried out a total of 962 interviews with Afghan migrants and refugees in their native languages around the world, systematically asking a series of questions about the specific dangers they had faced and what they had witnessed.

    A total of 247 migrant deaths were witnessed by the interviewed migrants, who reported seeing people killed in violence from security forces or starving to death. The effort is the first time any organization has successfully captured the perils facing Afghans in transit to destinations in Asia and Europe.

    Almass made it from Asia to Europe and speaks halting French now to the woman who has given him a home in a drafty 400-year-old farmhouse in France’s Limousin region. But his family is lost to him. Their phone number in Afghanistan no longer works, their village is overrun with Taliban, and he has no idea how to find them — or the child whose hand slipped from his grasp four years ago.

    “I don’t know now where they are,” he said, his face anguished, as he sat on a sun-dappled bench. “They also don’t know where I am.”

    https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/global-lost-56800-migrants-dead-missing-years-58890913
    #décès #morts #migrations #réfugiés #asile #statistiques #chiffres #monde #Europe #Asie #Amérique_latine #Afrique #USA #Etats-Unis #2014 #2015 #2016 #2017 #2018
    ping @reka @simplicissimus


  • Pumpkin Pie
    https://cuisine-libre.fr/pumpkin-pie

    La vraie tarte américaine à la Citrouille et aux épices ! Préchauffer le Four à 200-230°C. Étaler la pâte dans un moule de 5 cm d’épaisseur [1] et de 22 à 25 cm de diamètre. Piquer le fond de pâte à la fourchette et précuire jusqu’à ce que le bord blondisse. Battre les œufs avec le sucre et la crème. Ajouter la purée de citrouille et les épices. Mélanger. Verser cette garniture liquide sur le fond de tarte précuit. Enfourner. Au bout de 10 minutes, baisser le four à 160-180°C. Continuer la cuisson environ 1 …

    #Citrouille #pumpkin #Épices #Cassonade #Mélasse #Tartes #Sans_viande #halloween #Thanksgiving #Amériques


  • L’Amazonie, convoitée par l’agrobusiness et l’industrie minière, en danger imminent avec l’élection de Bolsonaro
    https://www.bastamag.net/Amazonie-Bresil-Bolsonaro-agrobusiness-amerindiens-ecologie-deforetsation

    Le nouveau président brésilien élu ce 28 octobre a multiplié les annonces visant directement l’Amazonie, les défenseurs de l’environnement et les communautés autochtones. Jair Bolsonaro veut la fin des démarcations de terres indigènes et ouvrir de larges zones de forêts à l’exploitation minière et à l’agrobusiness, des secteurs économiques qui ont appuyé sa candidature. Si l’élection de Bolsonaro, et la violence qu’il attise par ses discours, constituent une menace directe pour la vie des communautés locales, (...)

    #Décrypter

    / #Droites_extrêmes, Indignés de tous les pays..., #Amériques, #Eviter_le_dépôt_de_bilan_planétaire, #Le_défi_du_réchauffement_climatique, #Climat, #Epuisement_des_ressources, #Néo-colonialisme, #Multinationales, #Droit_à_la_terre, A la (...)

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  • The unseen driver behind the migrant caravan: climate change | World news | The Guardian

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/30/migrant-caravan-causes-climate-change-central-america

    Thousands of Central American migrants trudging through Mexico towards the US have regularly been described as either fleeing gang violence or extreme poverty.

    But another crucial driving factor behind the migrant caravan has been harder to grasp: climate change.

    Most members of the migrant caravans come from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador – three countries devastated by violence, organised crime and systemic corruption, the roots of which can be traced back to the region’s cold war conflicts.

    #migration #asile #amérique_centrale #climat #tats-unis


  • Brésil : ce que réserve Bolsonaro aux femmes, aux travailleurs, aux homos et aux noirs
    https://www.bastamag.net/Bresil-ce-que-reserve-Bolsonaro-aux-femmes-aux-travailleurs-aux-homos-et-a

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    #Décrypter

    / A la une, #Droites_extrêmes, Élections , Politique, #Amériques, #Atteintes_aux_libertés, Droits (...)

    #Élections_ #Droits_fondamentaux


  • Au Brésil, vague de répression dans les universités à la veille du second tour
    https://www.bastamag.net/Au-Bresil-vague-de-repression-dans-les-universites-a-la-veille-du-second-t

    Quelques jours avant le second tour de l’élection présidentielle brésilienne, qui voit s’affronter le candidat d’extrême droite Jair Bolsonaro et le candidat du Parti des travailleurs (PT) Fernando Haddad, les campus universitaires du pays ont fait face à une vague inédite de répression de la liberté d’expression. Jeudi 25 octobre, la police a investi 27 universités, à la demande des tribunaux électoraux, dont les juges sont chargés de faire respecter les règles de communication et de propagande (...)

    En bref

    / #Droites_extrêmes, Démocratie !, #Amériques, #Droits_fondamentaux

    #Démocratie_ !


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    https://www.cetri.be/Chine-Amerique-latine-la-nouvelle

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    #Le_regard_du_CETRI

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  • Recherche percepteurs désespérément
    https://www.cetri.be/Recherche-percepteurs

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    #Le_regard_du_CETRI

    / #Le_regard_du_CETRI, #Le_Sud_en_mouvement, Amérique latine & Caraïbes, Le Monde diplomatique, #Analyses, #Inégalités, (...)

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  • Un influent actionnaire de Carrefour finance des candidats du parti d’extrême-droite de Bolsonaro
    https://www.bastamag.net/Un-important-actionnaire-de-Carrefour-finance-des-candidats-du-parti-d-ext

    Qui connaît le nom d’Abílio Diniz en France ? Cet homme est pourtant l’un des magnats des affaires du Brésil, ancien patron d’un grand groupe de supermarchés du pays, le groupe Pão de Açúcar, racheté en 2012 par le groupe français Casino. Abílio Diniz figure parmi les 700 milliardaires les plus riches du monde selon le magazine états-unien Forbes. Il est devenu en 2016 l’un des principaux actionnaires de la multinationale française Carrefour. À travers sa société Stanhore International Trading, Abílio (...)

    En bref

    / #Droites_extrêmes, #Amériques, #Multinationales, #Capitalisme, #Droits_fondamentaux


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    https://www.bastamag.net/D-importantes-manifestations-denoncent-la-menace-fasciste-au-Bresil

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    En bref

    / #Droites_extrêmes, Indignés de tous les pays..., #Amériques, #Droits_fondamentaux

    #Indignés_de_tous_les_pays...


  • Words matter. Is it @AP style to call migrants an “army”—above a photo of mothers tending to their infants and toddlers, no less? This is not only incorrect, but it enables a racist narrative sold by this @POTUS and his supporters. Armies invade. These people are running away.


    https://twitter.com/JamilSmith/status/1054163071785037824
    #armée #terminologie #préjugés #invasion #afflux #mots #vocabulaire #migrations #réfugiés #médias #journalisme #presse

    • #Polly_Pallister-Wilkins sur la marche de migrants qui a lieu en Amérique centrale...

      Dear media reporting on the Central American migrant caravan, can you please be attentive to how you talk about it? 1/n
      People are walking, walking not pouring, flowing, or streaming. Walking. They are walking along roads, they will be tired, hungry, their feet will hurt, they will have blisters and sore joints. They are not a natural liquid phenomenon governed by the force of gravity. 2/n
      Their walking is conditioned by the infrastructures they move along like roads, the physical geographies they traverse like hills and rivers and the human controls they encounter like border controls and police checkpoints. 3/n
      All of these things are risky, they make the walk, the journey more difficult and dangerous, esepcially the police checkpoints and the border controls. These risks are the reason they are travelling as a caravan, as a large group attempting to minimise the risks of controls 4/n
      And the risks from gangs and criminals that migrants on their journeys routinely face. Their journey is a deeply embodied one, and one that is deeply conditioned both by the violence they are leaving and the violence of the journey itself. 5/n
      So media please try and reflect this in your storytelling. These people are not a river obeying gravity. They have made an active yet conditioned choice to move. When they encounter a block in their path this can be deadly. It can detain, deport, injure, rape, or kill. 6/n
      And these blockages are not boulders in a riverbed around which the river flows. These blockages, these #checkpoints, border controls or police patrols are human blockages, they are not natural. So please try and reflect the political structures of this journey. Please. End/
      Addendum: there is a long history of caravans as a form political resistance in Central America.

      https://twitter.com/PollyWilkins/status/1054267257944227840
      #marche #migrations #Honduras #Amérique_centrale #mots #vocabulaire #terminologie #média #journalisme #presse #caravane #métaphores_liquides #risque #gravité #mouvement #contrôles_frontaliers #blocages #barrières #résistance #Mexique

    • Migrants travel in groups for a simple reason: safety

      A caravan of Central American migrants traveling to through Mexico to the United States to seek asylum is about halfway through its journey.

      The caravan began on Oct. 13 in Honduras with 200 people. As it has moved through Honduras, Guatemala and now Mexico, its ranks have grown to over 7,000, according to an estimate by the International Organization of Migration.

      The migrants have been joined by representatives from humanitarian organizations like the Mexican Red Cross providing medical assistance and human rights groups that monitor the situation.

      Journalists are there, too, and their reporting has caught the attention of President Donald Trump.

      He has claimed that the caravan’s ranks probably hide Middle Eastern terrorists. Trump later acknowledged there is no evidence of this, but conservative media outlets have nevertheless spread the message.

      It is reasonable for Americans to have security concerns about immigration. But as a scholar of forced migration, I believe it’s also important to consider why migrants travel in groups: their own safety.
      Safety in numbers

      The Central Americans in the caravan, like hundreds of thousands of people who flee the region each year, are escaping extreme violence, lack of economic opportunity and growing environmental problems, including drought and floods, back home.

      Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico have some of the world’s highest murder rates. According to Doctors Without Borders, which provides medical care in crisis zones, 68 percent of the migrants and refugees it surveyed in Mexico had experienced violence. Nearly one-third of women were sexually abused.

      Whether crossing Central America, the Sahara desert or the mountains of Afghanistan, migrants are regularly extorted by criminals, militias and corrupt immigration officials who know migrants make easy targets: They carry cash but not weapons.

      Large groups increase migrants’ chance of safe passage, and they provide some sense of community and solidarity on the journey, as migrants themselves report.
      Publicizing the dangers they flee

      Large groups of migrants also attract media coverage. As journalists write about why people are on the move, they shed light on Central America’s many troubles.

      Yet headlines about huge migrant caravans may misrepresent trends at the U.S.-Mexico border, where migration is actually decreasing.

      While the number of Central American families and children seeking asylum in the U.S. has increased in the past two years, Mexican economic migrants are crossing the border at historically low levels.

      And while most migrant caravan members hope to seek asylum in the U.S., recent history shows many will stay in Mexico.

      In response to Trump’s immigration crackdown, Mexican president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador has promised to welcome Central American refugees — and try to keep them safe.


      https://theconversation.com/migrants-travel-in-groups-for-a-simple-reason-safety-105621

      #sécurité

    • Trump’s Caravan Hysteria Led to This

      The president and his supporters insisted that several thousand Honduran migrants were a looming menace—and the Pittsburgh gunman took that seriously.

      On Tuesday, October 16, President Donald Trump started tweeting.

      “The United States has strongly informed the President of Honduras that if the large Caravan of people heading to the U.S. is not stopped and brought back to Honduras, no more money or aid will be given to Honduras, effective immediately!”

      “We have today informed the countries of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador that if they allow their citizens, or others, to journey through their borders and up to the United States, with the intention of entering our country illegally, all payments made to them will STOP (END)!”

      Vice President Mike Pence also tweeted:

      “Spoke to President Hernandez of Honduras about the migrant caravan heading to the U.S. Delivered strong message from @POTUS: no more aid if caravan is not stopped. Told him U.S. will not tolerate this blatant disregard for our border & sovereignty.”

      The apparent impetus for this outrage was a segment on Fox News that morning that detailed a migrant caravan thousands of miles away in Honduras. The caravan, which began sometime in mid-October, is made up of refugees fleeing violence in their home country. Over the next few weeks, Trump did his best to turn the caravan into a national emergency. Trump falsely told his supporters that there were “criminals and unknown Middle Easterners” in the caravan, a claim that had no basis in fact and that was meant to imply that terrorists were hiding in the caravan—one falsehood placed on another. Defense Secretary James Mattis ordered more troops to the border. A Fox News host took it upon herself to ask Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen whether there was “any scenario under which if people force their way across the border they could be shot at,” to which Nielsen responded, “We do not have any intention right now to shoot at people.”

      Pence told Fox News on Friday, “What the president of Honduras told me is that the caravan was organized by leftist organizations, political activists within Honduras, and he said it was being funded by outside groups, and even from Venezuela … So the American people, I think, see through this—they understand this is not a spontaneous caravan of vulnerable people.”

      The Department of Homeland Security’s Twitter account “confirmed” that within the caravan are people who are “gang members or have significant criminal histories,” without offering evidence of any such ties. Trump sought to blame the opposition party for the caravan’s existence. “Every time you see a Caravan, or people illegally coming, or attempting to come, into our Country illegally, think of and blame the Democrats for not giving us the votes to change our pathetic Immigration Laws!” Trump tweeted on October 22. “Remember the Midterms! So unfair to those who come in legally.”

      In the right-wing fever swamps, where the president’s every word is worshipped, commenters began amplifying Trump’s exhortations with new details. Representative Matt Gaetz of Florida wondered whether George Soros—the wealthy Jewish philanthropist whom Trump and several members of the U.S. Senate blamed for the protests against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and who was recently targeted with a bomb—was behind the migrant caravan. NRATV, the propaganda organ of the National Rifle Association, linked two Republican obsessions, voter fraud and immigration. Chuck Holton told NRATV’s viewers that Soros was sending the caravan to the United States so the migrants could vote: “It’s telling that a bevy of left-wing groups are partnering with a Hungarian-born billionaire and the Venezuelan government to try to influence the 2018 midterms by sending Honduran migrants north in the thousands.” On CNN, the conservative commentator Matt Schlapp pointedly asked the anchor Alisyn Camerota, “Who’s paying for the caravan? Alisyn, who’s paying for the caravan?,” before later answering his own question: “Because of the liberal judges and other people that intercede, including George Soros, we have too much chaos at our southern border.” On Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show, one guest said, “These individuals are not immigrants—these are people that are invading our country,” as another guest asserted they were seeking “the destruction of American society and culture.”

      Peter Beinart: Trump shut programs to counter violent extremists

      In the meantime, much of the mainstream press abetted Trump’s effort to make the midterm election a referendum on the caravan. Popular news podcasts devoted entire episodes to the caravan. It remained on the front pages of major media websites. It was an overwhelming topic of conversation on cable news, where Trumpists freely spread disinformation about the threat the migrants posed, while news anchors displayed exasperation over their false claims, only to invite them back on the next day’s newscast to do it all over again.

      In reality, the caravan was thousands of miles and weeks away from the U.S. border, shrinking in size, and unlikely to reach the U.S. before the election. If the migrants reach the U.S., they have the right under U.S. law to apply for asylum at a port of entry. If their claims are not accepted, they will be turned away. There is no national emergency; there is no ominous threat. There is only a group of desperate people looking for a better life, who have a right to request asylum in the United States and have no right to stay if their claims are rejected. Trump is reportedly aware that his claims about the caravan are false. An administration official told the Daily Beast simply, “It doesn’t matter if it’s 100 percent accurate … this is the play.” The “play” was to demonize vulnerable people with falsehoods in order to frighten Trump’s base to the polls.

      Nevertheless, some took the claims of the president and his allies seriously. On Saturday morning, Shabbat morning, a gunman walked into the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh and killed 11 people. The massacre capped off a week of terrorism, in which one man mailed bombs to nearly a dozen Trump critics and another killed two black people in a grocery store after failing to force his way into a black church.

      Before committing the Tree of Life massacre, the shooter, who blamed Jews for the caravan of “invaders” and who raged about it on social media, made it clear that he was furious at HIAS, founded as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, a Jewish group that helps resettle refugees in the United States. He shared posts on Gab, a social-media site popular with the alt-right, expressing alarm at the sight of “massive human caravans of young men from Honduras and El Salvador invading America thru our unsecured southern border.” And then he wrote, “HIAS likes to bring invaders in that kill our people. I can’t sit by and watch my people get slaughtered. Screw your optics, I’m going in.”

      The people killed on Saturday were killed for trying to make the world a better place, as their faith exhorts them to do. The history of the Jewish people is one of displacement, statelessness, and persecution. What groups like HIAS do in helping refugees, they do with the knowledge that comes from a history of being the targets of demagogues who persecute minorities in pursuit of power.

      Ordinarily, a politician cannot be held responsible for the actions of a deranged follower. But ordinarily, politicians don’t praise supporters who have mercilessly beaten a Latino man as “very passionate.” Ordinarily, they don’t offer to pay supporters’ legal bills if they assault protesters on the other side. They don’t praise acts of violence against the media. They don’t defend neo-Nazi rioters as “fine people.” They don’t justify sending bombs to their critics by blaming the media for airing criticism. Ordinarily, there is no historic surge in anti-Semitism, much of it targeted at Jewish critics, coinciding with a politician’s rise. And ordinarily, presidents do not blatantly exploit their authority in an effort to terrify white Americans into voting for their party. For the past few decades, most American politicians, Republican and Democrat alike, have been careful not to urge their supporters to take matters into their own hands. Trump did everything he could to fan the flames, and nothing to restrain those who might take him at his word.

      Many of Trump’s defenders argue that his rhetoric is mere shtick—that his attacks, however cruel, aren’t taken 100 percent seriously by his supporters. But to make this argument is to concede that following Trump’s statements to their logical conclusion could lead to violence against his targets, and it is only because most do not take it that way that the political violence committed on Trump’s behalf is as limited as it currently is.

      The Tree of Life shooter criticized Trump for not being racist or anti-Semitic enough. But with respect to the caravan, the shooter merely followed the logic of the president and his allies: He was willing to do whatever was necessary to prevent an “invasion” of Latinos planned by perfidious Jews, a treasonous attempt to seek “the destruction of American society and culture.”

      The apparent spark for the worst anti-Semitic massacre in American history was a racist hoax inflamed by a U.S. president seeking to help his party win a midterm election. There is no political gesture, no public statement, and no alteration in rhetoric or behavior that will change this fact. The shooter might have found a different reason to act on a different day. But he chose to act on Saturday, and he apparently chose to act in response to a political fiction that the president himself chose to spread and that his followers chose to amplify.

      As for those who aided the president in his propaganda campaign, who enabled him to prey on racist fears to fabricate a national emergency, who said to themselves, “This is the play”? Every single one of them bears some responsibility for what followed. Their condemnations of anti-Semitism are meaningless. Their thoughts and prayers are worthless. Their condolences are irrelevant. They can never undo what they have done, and what they have done will never be forgotten.

      https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/10/caravan-lie-sparked-massacre-american-jews/574213

    • Latin American asylum seekers hit US policy “wall”

      Trump’s new restrictions mean long waits simply to register claims.

      The movement of thousands of Central American asylum seekers and migrants north from Honduras towards the southern border of the United States has precipitated threats from US President Donald Trump – ahead of next week’s midterm elections – to block the group’s entry by deploying troops to the US-Mexican border.

      Under international law the United States is obligated to allow asylum seekers to enter and file claims. However, immigration officials at the country’s southern border have for months been shifting toward legally dubious practices that restrict people’s ability to file asylum claims.

      “Make no mistake, the administration is building a wall – one made of restrictionist policy rather than brick and mortar,” said Jason Boyd, policy counsel at the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

      As a result, hundreds, possibly thousands, of asylum seekers have been left waiting for extended periods of time on the Mexican side of the border in need of shelter and basic services. Firm numbers for those affected are difficult to come by because no one is counting.

      Some of those turned away explore potentially dangerous alternatives. Aid and advocacy groups as well as the Department of Homeland Security say the wait has likely pushed some to attempt to enter the United States illegally, either with smugglers or on their own via perilous desert routes.

      While some of those in the so-called “migrant caravan” are searching for economic opportunity, others are fleeing gang violence, gender-based violence, political repression or unrest – all increasingly common factors in Central America and Mexico that push people to leave their homes.
      Menacing phone calls

      When people from the migrant caravan reach the southern border of the United States, they may find themselves in a similar position to Dolores Alzuri, 47, from Michoacan, a state in central Mexico.

      In late September, she was camped out with her husband, daughter, granddaughter, and aunt on the Mexican side of the DeConcini port of entry separating the twin cities of Nogales – one in the Mexican state of Sonora, the other in the US state of Arizona.

      Alzuri and her family were waiting for their turn to claim asylum in the United States, with only a police report in hand as proof of the threats they faced back home. Camping beside them on the pedestrian walkway just outside the grated metal door leading to the United States, nine other families waited to do the same.

      Over the preceding month Alzuri had received several menacing phone calls from strangers demanding money. In Michoacan, and many other parts of Mexico where criminal gangs have a strong presence, almost anybody can receive calls like these. You don’t know who’s on the other end of the line, Alzuri explained, but you do know the consequences of not following their orders.

      “If you do not give [money] to them, they kidnap you or they kidnap your family,” Alzuri said. “They destroy you. They kill you. That is why it is so scary to be in this country.”

      Other people she knew had received similar calls. She also knew that those who didn’t pay ended up dead – pictures of their bodies posted on Facebook as a macabre warning of what happens to those who resist.

      Fearing a similar fate, Alzuri packed her bags and her family and travelled north to ask for asylum in the United States. A friend had been granted asylum about nine months ago, and she had seen on television that other people were going, too. It seemed like the only way out.

      “I had a problem,” she said, referring to the phone calls. “They asked us for money, and since we did not give them money, they threatened us.”

      Before leaving her home, Alzuri said she filed a police report. But the authorities didn’t care enough to act on it, she said. “They are not going to risk their life for mine.”
      No way out

      Despite the danger at home, Alzuri and others in similar situations face an increasingly difficult time applying for asylum in the United States. At the Nogales crossing, asylum seekers must now wait up to a month simply to be allowed to set foot inside a border office where they can register their claims, aid workers there say.

      Those waiting are stuck in territory on the Mexican side that is controlled by gangs similar to the ones many are fleeing, though local aid groups have scrambled to find space in shelters, especially for women and children, so people will be safer while they wait.

      The situation hasn’t always been like this.

      In the past, asylum seekers were almost always admitted to register their claims the same day they arrived at the border. Since May, however, there has been a marked slowdown in registration.

      US Custom and Border Protection (CBP), the federal law enforcement agency responsible for screening people as they enter the country, says delays are due to a lack of capacity and space. But asylum advocates say similar numbers have arrived in previous years without causing a delay and the real reason for the slowdown is that CBP has shifted resources away from processing asylum seekers – not just in Nogales but across the southern US border – resulting in people being forced to wait for long periods or turned away altogether.

      This is happening despite the insistence of high-ranking Trump administration officials that asylum seekers present themselves at ports of entry or face criminal prosecution for crossing the border irregularly. Such contradictory policies, asylum advocates argue, are part of a broad-based effort by the Trump administration to dramatically reduce the number of people able to seek protection in the United States.

      “Our legal understanding is that they have the legal obligation to process asylum seekers as they arrive,” said Joanna Williams, director of education and advocacy at the Kino Border Initiative (KBI), a Nogales-based NGO. “There’s no room in the law for what they are doing right now.”
      A system in crisis

      In the past decade, migration across the southern border of the United States has undergone a dramatic change. Every year since the late 1970s US Border Patrol agents apprehended close to a million or more undocumented migrants entering the country. In 2007, that number began to fall, and last year there were just over 310,000 apprehensions – the lowest number since 1971.

      At the same time, the proportion of people entering the United States from the southern border to claim asylum has increased. Ten years ago, one out of every 100 people crossing the border was seeking humanitarian protection, according to a recent report published by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), a non-partisan think tank in Washington DC. Today that number is about one in three.

      According to Boyd of AILA, the increase is being driven by ongoing humanitarian emergencies in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, an area of Central America known as the Northern Triangle. These countries have some of the highest homicide rates in the world and are wracked by gang violence, gender-based violence, extortion, and extra-judicial killings. “Many of the individuals and families arriving at the US southern border are literally fleeing for their lives,” said Boyd.

      But the system that is supposed to provide them protection is in crisis. Beginning in 2010 the number of asylum requests lodged in the United States started to balloon, mirroring an upward trend in global displacement. Last year, 79,000 people approached the US border saying they had a credible fear of returning to their home country, compared to 9,000 at the beginning of the decade.

      The increase in credible-fear claims, as well as asylum requests made by people already in the United States, has strained the system to a “crisis point”, according to the MPI report. This has led to a backlog of around 320,000 cases in US immigration courts and people having to wait many months, if not years, to receive a hearing and a decision.
      Crackdown

      Senior officials in the Trump administration, including the president, have consistently lumped asylum seekers and economic migrants together, positing that the United States is being “invaded” by a “massive influx of illegal aliens” across the southern border, and that the asylum system is subject to “systematic abuse” by people looking to gain easy entry to the country.

      People working on the ground with asylum seekers refute this. Eduardo Garcia is a communication coordinator at SOA Watch, an organisation that monitors the humanitarian impact of US policy in Latin America. He has spent time in Nogales speaking with people waiting to claim asylum.

      “The stories of many of the people we have talked to… are stories of people fleeing gang violence, are stories of people fleeing because one of their sons was killed, because one of their sons was threatened, because one of their family members [was] raped,” he said. “They have said they cannot go back to their countries. If they are sent back they are going to be killed.”

      Still, the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy on immigration – responsible for the recent child-separation crisis – has also included measures that have restricted access to asylum in the United States.

      In May, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Justice Department would begin criminally prosecuting everyone who irregularly crossed the US southern border, including asylum seekers. In June, that policy was followed by a decision that the United States would no longer consider gang and sexual violence – precisely the reasons so many people flee the Northern Triangle – as legitimate grounds for asylum. Around the same time, CBP appears to have deprioritised the processing of asylum seekers at ports of entry in favour of other responsibilities, leading to the long waits and people being turned away, according to humanitarian workers and a recent report by the DHS’s Office of Inspector General.

      And even as these restrictive policies were being put in place, Trump administration officials have been encouraging asylum seekers to try. “If you’re seeking asylum, go to a port of entry,” Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen said in an 18 June press conference. “You do not need to break the law of the United States to seek asylum.”

      Nogales, Mexico

      “I came here with the hope that if I asked for asylum I could be in the United States,” said Modesto, a 54-year-old from Chimaltenango, Guatemala. In mid-September he was sitting in a mess hall run a couple hundred meters from the US border run by KBI, which provides humanitarian assistance to migrants and asylum seekers.

      Modesto had already been in Nogales, Sonora for several months. Like Dolores Alzuri, he fled his home because criminal gangs had tried to extort money from him. “I worked a lot and was making a living in my country,” Modesto explained. “The problem in particular with the gangs is that they don’t let you work… If you have money they extort you. If you don’t have money they want to recruit you.” And people who don’t cooperate: “They’re dead,” he added.

      The situation Modesto found when he arrived in Nogales, Sonora was far from what he expected. For starters, there was the long wait at the border. But he also discovered that – as an adult travelling with his 18-year-old son – even once he entered the United States he would likely end up in a detention centre while his case slowly made its way through the overburdened immigration courts – a practice that has also increased under the Trump administration. “I don’t want to cross… and spend a year in prison when my family needs my help,” he said.

      Modesto is in some ways an exception, according to Williams of KBI. Many of the people arriving in Nogales, Sonora are families with children. Once in the United States they will likely be released from immigration detention with ankle monitoring bracelets to track their movements. These people often choose to wait and to claim asylum at the port of entry when there is space.

      After more than 100 people piled up to wait at the border in May, local humanitarian groups set up a system to organise and keep track of whose turn it was to submit an asylum claim to US immigration officials. They also scrambled to find spaces in shelters so people were not sleeping on the walkway over the weeks they needed to wait.

      Now, only people who are likely to enter soon are camped on the walkway. When IRIN visited, about 40 asylum seekers – mostly women and children – sat on one side of the walkway as a steady stream of people heading to the United States filtered by on the other. Some of the asylum seekers were new arrivals waiting to be taken to a shelter, while others had been sleeping there for days on thin mats waiting for their turn. Volunteers handed out clean clothing and served pasta, as a CBP agent opened and closed the metal gate leading to the United States, just a few tantalisingly short feet away.

      The slowdown of processing “leaves people stranded – in really dangerous situations sometimes – on the other side of the border, and completely violates our obligations under both domestic and international law,” said Katharina Obser, a senior policy adviser at the Women’s Refugee Commission, an NGO that advocates for women, children, and youth displaced by conflict and crisis.

      As a result, some people arrive, find out about the wait, and leave. “We’re fairly certain that those are individuals who then end up crossing the border through other means,” Williams said.

      The DHS Office of the Inspector General came to a similar conclusion, finding that the contradiction between Trump administration rhetoric and policy “may have led asylum seekers at ports of entry to attempt illegal border crossings.”
      Border-wide

      The situation in Nogales, Sonora is far from isolated, according to Boyd of the AILA. “Recent turnbacks of vulnerable asylum seekers have been documented throughout the US southern border,” he said, including at many ports of entry in Texas and California. In those states, asylum seekers have reported being stopped as they approach the border and told they cannot enter because immigration officials don’t have the capacity to process their claims.

      “Turnbacks form part of a comprehensive set of practices and policies advanced under this administration that appears aimed at shutting out asylum seekers from the United States,” Boyd continued.

      Meanwhile, people like Dolores Alzuri – and most likely some of the thousands of Central Americans who are travelling north from Honduras in the hope of claiming asylum – are left with little choice but to wait. Moving somewhere else in Mexico or returning home is not an option, said Alzuri. “The violence is the same in every state,” she said. And crossing the desert, “that’s a big danger.”

      She and her family don’t have a back-up plan. “Let’s hope that I do get [asylum], because I really do need it,” she said. “You don’t live comfortably in your own country anymore. You live in fear that something will happen to you. You can’t walk around on the streets because you feel that you’re being followed.”

      https://www.irinnews.org/news-feature/2018/10/29/latin-american-asylum-seekers-hit-us-policy-wall
      #USA #Etats-Unis #fermeture_des_frontières #Mexique

      Commentaire Emmanuel Blanchar via la mailing-list Migreurop:

      Un article intéressant car il rappelle opportunément que la « caravane des migrants » en route vers les Etats-Unis est également composée de nombreuses personnes qui souhaiteraient pouvoir déposer des demandes d’asile. Or, si la frontières Mexique-USA est loin d’être encore mûrées, un mur administratif empêche déjà que les demandes d’asile puisse être déposées et traitées dans le respect des droits des requérant.e.s.

      #mur_administratif #asile

    • No es una caravana, es un dolor que camina

      La caravana de migrantes es sólo la primera manifestación pública y masiva de la crisis humanitaria en la que vive la mayoría de la población; negada por el gobierno, por la oligarquía, embajadas, organizaciones de la sociedad civil y por algunas agencias de cooperación que le hacen comparsa a la dictadura.

      Esta crisis humanitaria es provocada por el modelo económico neoliberal impuesto a sangre y fuego, que sólo pobreza y violencia ha llevado a las comunidades, que ante la ausencia de oportunidades y ante el acoso de los grupos criminales no tienen otra alternativa que la peligrosa e incierta ruta migratoria; prefieren morir en el camino que en sus barrios y colonias.

      El infierno en que se ha convertido Honduras tiene varios responsables. En primer el lugar el imperialismo, que a través de su embajada promueve la inestabilidad política en el país con el apoyo directo al dictador, que para granjearse ese apoyo les ha entregado el país, hasta el grado del despojo y de la ignominia, como puede observarse en los foros internacionales.

      Otro responsable es el dictador, que además de la incertidumbre que genera en lo económico, en lo político y en lo social, ha profundizado y llevado al extremo las políticas neoliberales, despojando de sus recursos a comunidades enteras, para dárselas a las transnacionales, principalmente norteamericanas y canadienses.

      La oligarquía corrupta, mediocre, salvaje, inepta y rapaz también es responsable de esta crisis humanitaria, quien se ha acostumbrado a vivir del presupuesto nacional a tal grado de convertir al Estado en su patrimonio, por medio de un ejército de ocupación, de diputados y presidentes serviles y títeres, que toman las decisiones no para el pueblo, sino que para sus insaciables intereses.

      Hay otro actor importante en esta crisis y es el Ejército Nacional, fiel sirviente de los intereses imperiales y de la oligarquía, que sólo sirve para consumir una gran tajada del presupuesto nacional y más que un ejército defensor y garante de la soberanía nacional es una fuerza de ocupación; listo para asesinar, torturar y matar aquellos que se oponen al dictador, al imperio y la oligarquía.

      Desgraciadamente esta caravana la conforman los miserables, los desheredados de la tierra, los parias: “los que crían querubes para el presidio y serafines para el burdel” como dijo en su poema, Los Parias, el poeta mexicano Salvador Díaz Mirón.

      Estos miserables y desheredados no huyen de la patria, la aman, la adoran y la llevan convertida en un dolor sobre sus hombros, huyen de los verdugos y carniceros que nos gobiernan y de los otros responsables de esta crisis humanitaria. Los que huyen aman a esta tierra más que los que nos quedamos.

      https://criterio.hn/2018/10/29/no-es-una-caravana-es-un-dolor-que-camina
      #douleur


  • Maps Have the Power to Shape History - Atlas Obscura
    https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/first-atlas-of-the-united-states

    Willard is one of the first, perhaps the very first, female mapmaker in America. A teacher, pioneer of education for women, and founder of her own school, Willard was fascinated with the power of geography and the potential for maps to tell stories. In 1828, she published a series of maps as part of her History of the United States, or Republic of America, which showed graphically how the country, as she understood it, had come to be. It was the first book of its kind—the first atlas to present the evolution of America.

    The book began with map (below) that was unusual and innovative for its time. It attempted to document the history and movement of Native American tribes in the precolonial past. Willard’s atlas also told a story about the triumph of Anglo settlers in this part of the world. She helped solidify, for both her peers and her students, a narrative of American destiny and inevitability.

    #cartographie #peuples_premiers #Amérique


  • « L’autre Rio », portrait d’un territoire hors cadre
    https://www.bastamag.net/L-autre-Rio-portrait-d-un-territoire-hors-cadre

    Rio, août 2016. Les JO battent leur plein. Alors que les médias et les discours politiques vantent inlassablement la modernisation du Brésil, c’est un visage bien différent de la ville que nous révèle Émilie B. Guérette avec son film documentaire L’Autre Rio, actuellement dans les salles. La réalisatrice y prend le parti de rendre visibles celles et ceux qu’on a voulu cacher aux yeux du monde et des projecteurs internationaux. Des vies dont le récit dissipe les illusions. De l’autre côté d’une voie (...)

    #Chroniques

    / #Luttes_sociales, #Amériques, #Garantir_l'accès_au_logement, #Classes_populaires, #Inégalités


  • Brésil : vague d’agressions homophobes et contre les électeurs de gauche
    https://www.bastamag.net/Bresil-vague-d-agressions-contre-les-electeurs-de-gauche-et-les-personnes

    Tué de douze coups de couteau dans un café pour avoir déclaré qu’il avait voté pour le candidat de gauche. C’est le soir du premier tour de l’élection présidentielle brésilienne, le 7 octobre, que Romoaldo Rosário da Costa, 63 ans, activiste culturel de Salvador, dans le nord-est du pays, a perdu la vie. L’auteur du crime, de 36 ans, confesse à la police avoir une motivation #Politique : il est partisan du candidat d’extrême droite Jair Bolsonaro. Après que le sexagénaire ait déclaré avoir voté pour le (...)

    En bref

    / #Droites_extrêmes, Politique, #Amériques


  • « Nous assistons en direct à la fascisation du Brésil »
    https://www.bastamag.net/Nous-assistons-en-direct-a-la-fascisation-du-Bresil

    Où va le Brésil ? 50 millions d’électeurs brésiliens ont soutenu, au premier tour, le candidat d’extrême droite Jair Bolsonaro, arrivé largement en tête avec 46 % des voix, dans le cadre d’une campagne marquée par sa violence verbale et la diffusion massive de fausses infos. « Ce n’est pas seulement un vote lié à la désinformation, ni uniquement un vote de colère et de rejet, c’est aussi un vote d’adhésion à un discours ultra-conservateur qui vise à rétablir les hiérarchies sociales », analyse l’historienne (...)

    #Décrypter

    / A la une, #Droites_extrêmes, Élections , #Politique, #Amériques, #Droits_fondamentaux, (...)

    #Élections_ #Entretiens


  • Présidentielle au Brésil : une radicalisation de la droite et des classes dominantes
    https://www.bastamag.net/Presidentielle-au-Bresil-une-radicalisation-de-la-droite-et-des-classes

    Après le premier tour de l’élection présidentielle brésilienne, le 7 octobre, la droite « classique » a été littéralement rayée de la carte dans le pays. Son candidat, Geraldo Alckmin, dont le parti (PSDB) affrontait traditionnellement la gauche au second tour de l’élection présidentielle, n’a même pas dépassé la barre des 5 %. Son électorat – les classes aisées et moyennes des grandes agglomérations du sud et sud-est du pays (notamment São Paulo et Rio de Janeiro) – ont cette fois massivement apporté leur (...)

    En bref

    / #Droites_extrêmes, #Politique, Élections , #Amériques

    #Élections_


  • Loin de la terre promise

    Venus d’#Amérique_latine, des milliers de travailleurs et travailleuses récoltent les #fruits et #légumes de #Provence. Parfois confrontés à des employeurs malhonnêtes, certains ouvriers s’organisent.

    « En France, plus personne veut bosser dans l’#agriculture ! » Appuyé contre son tracteur sous le soleil écrasant de la fin d’été, L., maraîcher bio entre #Arles et #Avignon, se désole de la #pénurie de #main-d’œuvre française. Dans cette plaine fertile des #Bouches_du_Rhône, c’est le constat amer que font la plupart des agriculteurs. « Les Français, ils ne tiennent pas le coup ! » renchérit un de ses collègues. La solution : des #ouvriers_étrangers, bosseurs et pas exigeants.

    Après les Espagnols, les Portugais et les Marocains, ce sont des milliers de #travailleurs_sud-américains qui viennent dans le Sud de la France via des entreprises d’#intérim espagnoles comme #Terra_Fecundis, #Laboral_Terra ou #Eurofirm. Créées par des notables de la région de Murcia, Alicante ou Valence, dans le sillage de la crise du BTP de 2008 en Espagne qui a mis des milliers d’ouvriers sur le carreau, elles envoient dans toute l’Europe des travailleurs « en provenance de pays à faible coût », comme elles le mettent en avant auprès des agriculteurs.

    Des nouveaux travailleurs pas chers

    Côté agriculteurs, tout est facilité : même si le salaire horaire doit être désormais le même que celui des Français (lire ci-dessous), les boîtes d’intérim payent les cotisations sociales espagnoles, moins chères d’environ 10%. Entre l’exploitant et les travailleurs, aucun contrat individuel, mais une « commande » collective est passée auprès des entreprises espagnoles qui leur « livrent » les travailleurs en bus. L’agriculteur n’a plus qu’à régler la facture. Leur période d’embauche est calquée sur les besoins et les aléas de la production : ils sont donc révocables à tout moment.

    « Ce système arrange tout le monde ! constate Béatrice Mesini, sociologue. A la fois les agriculteurs qui ont tout à y gagner mais aussi les travailleurs eux-mêmes, qui sont très contents de pouvoir toucher 7,50 euros de l’heure pour vivre et rembourser leurs dettes au lieu de 3,50 à 5,50 euros en Espagne et encore moins chez eux en Amérique du Sud. »

    Des #abus et de la #surexploitation

    « Ils ne nous déclaraient que huit jours par mois alors qu’on travaillait tous les jours. » Sifrid

    Mais à quel prix ? Sous-déclaration des heures de travail, conditions de #logement déplorables, retenues démesurées sur le #salaire (la nourriture, les frais de santé, etc.)… Les accusations sont nombreuses. Rencontré à Beaucaire, Sifrid, Equatorien, raconte son arrivée en France en 2006, via Terra Fecundis (TF) : « Ils ne nous déclaraient que huit jours par mois alors qu’on travaillait tous les jours et parfois on n’était payés que plusieurs mois plus tard, dénonce le quadragénaire, le visage tanné par le soleil. En plus, ils prélèvent une somme pour les transports, pour le logement, pour tout ! Ils ne payent pas ­légalement ! »

    André Fadda, du syndicat CGT intérim 13, le confirme : « Dans le #travail_détaché, la première infraction qu’on note, tous secteurs confondus, c’est les amplitudes #horaires qui ne sont jamais respectées, dénonce-t-il. Ils peuvent parfois travailler jusqu’à 200, voire 250 heures par mois. »

    Des pratiques épinglées par la #justice

    La justice française s’est penchée sur le cas de ces entreprises espagnoles. En 2011, une information judiciaire pour #homicide involontaire est ouverte au Tribunal de Tarascon, à la suite de la #mort par #déshydratation d’#Iban_Elio_Granda_Maldonado, un travailleur TF. Aucune mesure n’a été prise à ce jour et la procédure s’éternise.

    A l’été 2017, la Juridiction interrégionale spécialisée (JIRS) de Marseille ouvre une #enquête pour « #dissimulation_d’activité » et « #fraude_au_détachement ». Rien n’en est encore ressorti. D’ailleurs, sur les 3000 contrôles effectués en 2016 dans des #exploitations_agricoles, seules 329 entreprises ont été déclarées en #infraction. TF brouille les pistes : elle reste injoignable à son siège espagnol de Murcia et son adresse française à Châteaurenard nous mène vers l’appartement d’un de ses salariés, qui confirme qu’il n’y a plus de bureaux ici depuis trois ans.

    Les pratiques douteuses de ces entreprises ont attiré l’œil de la Mutuelle sociale agricole (MSA) et de l’Inspection du travail dont les contrôles sont de plus en plus fréquents. Sont ciblés ceux faisant appel aux prestations de TF, Laboral Terra, etc. Ennuyés par ces contrôles, les agriculteurs commencent à se montrer réticents aux services de ces sociétés. Un exploitant ayant souhaité rester anonyme témoigne : « Parfois, j’embauche quelques Equatoriens. Avant, je le faisais via Terra Fecundis mais maintenant, je passe par un groupement d’employeurs de droit français : au moins, on ne risque plus une descente de gendarmes. »

    Lassés d’être considérés comme des « négriers » et des « esclavagistes », des exploitants visités en viennent à mettre dehors les journalistes de manière musclée : « Vous voyez la porte là ? Eh ben, vous la prenez. Basta, on en a marre de lire des conneries sur notre dos. » D’autres, un peu plus enclins à la discussion, finissent par confier leur désarroi : « On sait qu’il y a des pratiques anormales, mais nous on est réglo et ça se passe très bien. Et puis ils sont là pour bosser ! » Ceux-ci ont cessé de « se faire livrer » par Terra Fecundis et recrutent désormais leurs #saisonniers en direct.

    S’organiser pour se faire respecter

    Petit à petit, les Sud-Américains qui ont acquis la nationalité espagnole contournent le détachement et passent par #Réagir, un groupement d’employeurs agricoles départemental. Sous la serre, Manuel, Johana, Maula, Rolando et Gloria, en pleine plantation du fenouil, ne regrettent pas d’avoir quitté TF : « Ici au moins, nos heures supplémentaires sont payées et les jours fériés et les dimanches majorés. » Un cadre qui plaît aussi à leur employeur qui souligne que « le paiement des charges en France ouvre le droit à une couverture sociale et à une #mutuelle ».

    Pourtant, même là, la situation est loin d’être idéale et ne garantit pas toujours de meilleurs traitements au quotidien… Blanca (le prénom a été changé à la demande de la personne ndlr ) travaille dans une entreprise française de conditionnement de fruits et légumes dans la région d’Avignon : « Je travaille trois jours et demi par semaine mais entre 5h du matin et 19h, avec des pauses. Dans l’entreprise, on nous a dit qu’on ne pouvait pas travailler plus de 48h par semaine ! lance cette mère de famille en riant un peu jaune. Mais bon, moi ça m’arrange pour les enfants. »

    Même si très peu d’entre eux parlent le français, ces travailleurs commencent à connaître leurs droits et des formes d’organisation collective émergent. La #solidarité est forte : des #cagnottes sont montées pour aider certains à payer des frais médicaux, des tournois de volley sont organisés pour souffler, se retrouver… Et en profiter pour s’échanger des contacts de boulot. Lassé de se « faire voler par les entreprises espagnoles », Peters, ancien saisonnier de TF, a monté sa propre entreprise pour mettre directement les travailleurs et les agriculteurs en lien : « Comme je parle bien français, à force je connaissais les employeurs et ils faisaient directement appel à moi. Je me suis lancé. »

    De leur côté, Santiago et Nelly sont cofondateurs d’une toute récente association, #Latinos_Sin_Fronteras, à Beaucaire : « On ne veut pas être vus que comme des machines à travailler. On est aussi des musiciens, des peintres, et on veut promouvoir notre culture, explique Santiago. « On voudrait aussi proposer des cours de français », rajoute Nelly. Julien Sanchez, le maire (FN) de #Beaucaire, n’a pas l’air très disposé à les aider dans leurs démarches. Mais la dynamique est lancée et entre deux matches de volley, certains soufflent que malgré les pressions, ils aimeraient monter un syndicat…

    Le #détachement : une politique européenne

    Pensé à l’origine pour favoriser la circulation des travailleurs au sein de l’Union européenne, le détachement est mis en place en 1996 à travers une directive qui précise qu’un travailleur détaché est « tout travailleur qui, pendant une période limitée, exécute son travail sur le territoire d’un Etat membre autre que l’Etat sur le territoire duquel il travaille habituellement ». Accusé de favoriser le « #dumping_social », le texte est amendé en 2017 en proposant d’établir l’égalité de rémunération et de règles salariales entre travailleurs détachés et locaux, tout en maintenant le règlement des #cotisations_sociales dans le pays d’origine. Il limite aussi la durée du détachement à douze mois et compte « protéger les travailleurs de la fraude et de l’exploitation ».

    Ces règles ont été entérinées en juillet 2018 par une nouvelle directive. « Pour l’Europe, c’est un système de win win win ! explique la sociologue Béatrice Mesini. A la fois pour le pays d’origine, pour le pays récepteur et pour le pays de mise à disposition. Tout le monde est gagnant et c’est pour ça que ça marche. »

    En Europe, le nombre de #travailleurs_détachés a augmenté de 45% entre 2010 et 2014, passant de 1,3 à 1,9 million, contre 600 000 en 2007. Le Ministère du travail français en recensait 516 101 en 2017, soit deux fois plus qu’en 2016, alors qu’en PACA, dans le secteur agricole, ils étaient 67 357 à venir ramasser des fruits et légumes, soit 7,4% de l’emploi salarié régional


    https://lecourrier.ch/2018/10/07/loindelaterrepromise-france
    #travailleurs_étrangers #travail #exploitation #maraîchage
    cc @isskein


  • Esperanza (République Dominicaine) : deux expulsions de logements se terminent par des affrontements avec les forces de l’ordre
    https://fr.squat.net/2018/10/07/esperanza-republique-dominicaine-deux-expulsions

    Mercredi 3 octobre 2018, à Esperanza, en #République_Dominicaine, l’Instituto Agrario Dominicano (Institut agraire dominicain) a fait expulser des logements auto-construits sur deux terrains occupés, dans les quartiers de La Unión et de Los Coquitos. Des membres de l’armée et de la police ont participé à ces expulsions, accompagnés d’engins de chantier pour démolir immédiatement […]

    #Amériques #Antilles #émeutes #expulsion #militaires


  • Un continent comme arrière-cour,
    un pays comme cimetière, une pensée unique
    comme programme de gouvernement, et une petite,
    très petite, minuscule, rébellion

    SCI Galeano, SCI Moisés

    https://lavoiedujaguar.net/Un-continent-comme-arriere-cour-un-pays-comme-cimetiere-une-pensee-u

    Suite de la participation de la Commission Sexta de l’EZLN à la rencontre des réseaux de soutien au Conseil indigène de gouvernement et à sa porte-parole.

    (...) dans notre autonomie et à propos d’elle — vu qu’on discute de savoir si elle va être reconnue ou ne va pas être reconnue —, nous avons fait ce raisonnement : l’autonomie officielle et l’autonomie réelle. Celle qui est officielle est celle qui est reconnue par les lois. La logique serait : vous avez une autonomie, maintenant je la reconnais dans une loi, alors votre autonomie commence à dépendre de cette loi et ne conserve plus ses formes, puis, quand il va y avoir un changement de gouvernement, alors vous devez soutenir le « bon » gouvernement, et voter pour lui, promouvoir le vote pour lui, car si arrive un autre gouvernement, ils vont vous enlever la loi qui vous protège. Ça fait donc de nous les pions des partis politiques, comme cela s’est produit pour des mouvements sociaux dans le monde entier. Ce qui compte, ce n’est plus ce qui s’effectue dans la réalité, ce qui est défendu, mais ce que la loi reconnaît. La lutte pour la liberté se transforme ainsi en lutte pour la reconnaissance légale de la lutte elle-même. (...)

    #Mexique #EZLN #Amérique_latine #Amérique_centrale #peuples_originaires #capitalisme #Trump #mur #migrants #féminicides #État #nation #López_Obrador #gouvernement #pensée_unique #marché #autonomie


  • Latin American and Caribbean countries sign historic treaty giving environmental rights the same status as human rights | UN Environment
    https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/story/latin-american-and-caribbean-countries-sign-historic-treaty-giving

    Within 24 hours of its opening, fourteen nations signed the Escazú Agreement; with one more signing the next day. This treaty enacts binding provisions for States to equip their citizens with information, judicial corrections and spaces for public participation in environmental matters concerning them. The Escazú Agreement’s official name is the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters.

    “The fact that fourteen countries have already signed today is extraordinary” stated Epsy Campbell Barr, the Vice President of Costa Rica.

    The agreement is not only the first environmental treaty for the Latin America and Caribbean region. It is also:

    At the forefront of environmental democracy with only one other regional treaty on environmental democracy: Europe’s Aarhus Convention
    The only treaty to have emerged from Rio+20
    The first time a legal agreement includes an Article on environmental human rights defenders (Article 9)

    The Latin America and Caribbean region is home to numerous multifaceted conflicts involving communities opposing business and government interest that threaten their environment,livelihoods and ancestral lands. Global Witness reports that Latin America and the Caribbean has consistently the highest number of murders of environmental defenders in the world. [...]

    In an emotional ceremony at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 27 September 2018, Heads of State and ministers from the following countries signed the Agreement: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Saint Lucia and Uruguay. The Dominican Republic and Haiti added their signatures to the legal instrument later the same day and Paraguay signed on the following day.

    #traité #environnement #Amérique_latine #Caraïbes


  • #Élections_au Brésil : les marchés, l’industrie et l’agrobusiness soutiennent l’extrême-droite
    https://www.bastamag.net/EleNao-Bresil-election-presidentielle-Bolsonaro-extreme-droite-finance-agr

    Le premier tour de l’élection présidentielle brésilienne se tient ce dimanche 7 octobre. Dans les derniers sondages, le candidat d’extrême droite et nostalgique de la dictature militaire, Jair Bolsonaro, arrive toujours en tête, progressant même de 28 à 32 % dans les intentions de vote. Le candidat gauche du Parti de travailleurs, Fernando Haddad, arrive deuxième dans les sondages, avec 21 %. Juste après l’annonce de ces dernières enquêtes d’opinion, la bourse de São Paulo a enregistré une hausse de (...)

    En bref

    / #Droites_extrêmes, Élections , #Amériques, #Finance, #Conservateurs

    • Au Brésil les salauds ont préferé mettre Lula en prison et faire élire un type d’extrême droite en croyant que le chantage à la peur ferait élire leur propre pourri. Évidemment la direction politique de France 2 interroge sa « correspondante » qui dit que la « population est fatiguée par 14 ans de gauche » alors que c’est la droite corrompue qui gouverne depuis trois ans ! Ne manquait qu’un petit coup de Venezuela pour finir le champagne chez ces médias voyous

      Jlm


  • "Loup des neiges, Caribou, la liste des animaux momifiés s’allonge !
    Des mineurs ont découvert les restes d’un veau de caribou et d’un louveteau pris dans le pergélisol canadien depuis 50 000 ans."

    Excellent résumé de l’article (comme toujours) sur Hominides.com

    https://www.hominides.com/html/actualites/loup-caribou-fosiles-50000-ans-canada-1269.php

    Le début :

    C’est dans le Yukon que des mineurs ont découvert en 2016 des restes d’animaux dans le pergélisol canadien. C’est plus particulièrement dans la région du Klondike que les exhumations ont eu lieu. Historiquement, cette région a vécu une véritable ruée vers l’or à partir de 1896, faisant creuser le sol gelé par des foules de mineurs à la recherche d’une once d’or. Si autour de Dawson City la région est maintenant couverte de forêts, les études palynologiques montrent qu’il y a 50 000 ans c’était uniquement de vastes étendues de toundra, qui recouvraient les grandes plaines gelées. A l’époque, on croisait des mammouths laineux ou des camelops (sorte de chameaux), mais également des caribous ou des loups dont les descendants éloignés peuplent encore les territoires arctiques.
    Pour l’un des paléontologues, Grant Zazula, « alors que la région autour de Dawson City est aujourd’hui une forêt boréale, le caribou et le loup évoluaient probablement dans un monde sans arbres, balayé par des vents froids et secs, comme en témoignent les sédiments trouvés avec les animaux. ».

    #Préhistoire #momie # #Paléolithique #Amérique_du_Nord #smithsonian

    Gold Miners Unearth 50,000-Year-Old Caribou Calf, Wolf Pup From Canadian Permafrost | Smart News | Smithsonian

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/canadian-permafrost-yields-intact-remains-50000-year-old-caribou-cal


  • Brésil : vers un duel entre gauche et extrême-droite à la présidentielle ?
    https://www.bastamag.net/Bresil-vers-un-duel-entre-gauche-et-extreme-droite-a-la-presidentielle

    Le candidat de gauche Fernando Haddad pourrait affronter celui de l’extrême-droite, Jair Bolsonaro, au second tour de l’élection présidentielle brésilienne, selon le scénario le plus probable. Un duel inédit au Brésil, alors que le candidat néolibéral, soutenu par une partie du secteur financier, tente de rattraper son retard avant le premier tour qui se déroule le 7 octobre. Décryptage. Le 7 octobre, les 150 millions d’électeurs brésiliens choisiront leur nouveau président de la République, les (...)

    #Décrypter

    / Élections , #Droites_extrêmes, #Politique, #Amériques, #Sociaux-démocrates, #Gauche_radicale

    #Élections_