Nov. 30, 2020 at 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Lisa Haugaard, the co-director of the Latin America Working Group, has spearheaded advocacy on human rights and peace issues in Latin America for two decades. She directs advocacy on Colombia, Central America, development and military aid and policy and coordinates coalition campaigns with U.S. and Latin American partners. Lisa has testified multiple times before the U.S. Congress and produced reports on human rights topics. She has participated in international human rights verification missions in Colombia, Mexico and Central America, including on human rights defenders, migrant rights, extrajudicial executions, peace accord implementation, and electoral observation.
Elise Pitcairn (email@example.com, )
Combatting illegal immigration has become a priority of the Trump administration. The Northern Triangle of Central America, made up of Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, is a special target of the administration, which hold the nations responsible for the large flow of migrants from Latin America to the U.S. With funds from the U.S. cut, how can the Northern Triangle countries curtail migration?