Latin America

Affective Cartographies

Jun 20, 2022

This report produced jointly by HIAS and UNICEF highlights the main needs of, and challenges for, girls and adolescent girls, including forms of violence they experience during their processes of migration and forced displacement in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Nicaraguan Asylum Seekers Keep Heading to Costa Rica

Jun 03, 2022

For several years the number of asylum applications in Costa Rica has increased dramatically.

HIAS Finds Ways to Help in Honduras

Apr 06, 2022

HIAS might expand its Latin American presence to help internally displaced people in communities also suffering from unemployment and gang violence.

Desperation Drives Thousands Through Darién Gap

Oct 27, 2021

Thousands of refugees, mostly Haitians, Venezuelans, and Cubans, attempt the perilous journey through the Darién Gap between Colombia and Panama, a wild, jungle area that has no roads and is rife with gang violence. On a recent assessment trip, HIAS officials got a first-hand look at the situation.

HIAS Applauds Expansion of CAM Program

Jun 16, 2021

SILVER SPRING, Md. — On June 15, the U.S. Departments of State and Homeland Security announced the expansion of the Central American Minors (CAM) program. The program was established in 2014 as a way for certain U.S.-based parents of children from the Northern Triangle countries of...

The Real Story at the U.S.-Mexico Border

What is the status of human rights at the border? Who is able to seek safety in our country, and who is being turned away from seeking asylum?

Colombia's Bold Gesture to Help Venezuelan Refugees

Mar 16, 2021

At the beginning of this month, the president of Colombia signed an order to help address the biggest refugee crisis in the Western Hemisphere.

For Trans Women Refugees, HIAS Can Be a Lifeline

Jun 30, 2020

With more and more transgender women approaching HIAS for help, particularly in Latin America, we have made their well-being a top priority.

At the Border of Hope and Despair

Sep 06, 2019

HIAS Board Chair Bob Aronson shares his thoughts after recently seeing the situation up close in El Paso, TX, and Juarez, Mexico.

HIAS Ecuador Responds to Border Emergency

Aug 28, 2019

HIAS Ecuador worked around the clock over the past several days to assist Venezuelans who were streaming into the country, crossing the border before they felt it might be too late.