Central America

Let Families and Communities Seek Asylum Together

Article by CLLAS Executive Board Member and Founding Director, Lynn Stephen

Art at the border, Public Books

As of June 1, 2021, there were 1,306,772 backlogged cases in US Immigration Courts, with an average wait time of 938 days, or 2.56 years, according to the Syracuse University Trac immigration project. The nation with the largest number of cases is Guatemala, with 287,097, followed by Honduras, with 251,795. Among these pending immigration cases are a large number of asylum cases. What is asylum? Why would it take so long? Why would Guatemala and Honduras top the list? And can we rethink what asylum is?

To read more, please find this piece on Public Books.

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Monday, July 12th, 2021 Immigration, Uncategorized No Comments

Graduate Research Colloquium: Politics and Justice in the Caribbean and Central America

May 26, 2020
12:00 pmto2:00 pm

CLLAS grad student grantees will share their research finding and hold Q & A.

“Recalling Runaways: Studies of Slavery and Absenteeism in Cuba.” Aziza Baker, History.

“Costa Rica 1994-98 – story of a political collapse.” Alberto Lioy, Political Science.  

“Fue el Estado!”: Justice for the Guatemalan 56 Girls and Embodying Emotional Geographies.” Carla Osorio Veliz, Geography.

This research was supported by CLLAS and the Tinker Foundation

Zoom details will be sent out to our email lists. If you would like to be added, please email cllas@uoregon.edu.

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Thursday, May 14th, 2020 Graduate students No Comments

Miles de Manos: Lessons Learned from the Development and Implementation of an Evidence-Informed Youth Violence Prevention Program for Central America

March 11, 2016
11:30 amto1:00 pm

Dr. Charles Martinez

Dr. Charles Martinez



119 Lokey Education Bldg
1571 Alder St.
UO campus
Lunch provided

Educational Methodology, Policy and Leadership (EMPL) is pleased to announce the colloquium “Miles de Manos: Lessons Learned from the Development and Implementation of an Evidence-Informed Youth Violence Prevention Program for Central America,” with Dr. Charles Martinez, University of Oregon, Professor and Department Head

The countries of Central America provide a compelling lens through which to examine educational and social systems at their most challenged. Devastated by decades of civil wars, natural disasters, and economic paralysis, as well as military, social, and drug trafficking violence, many Central American countries face enormous challenges as they strive to develop and sustain educational systems for their children. Yet, many of the schools in communities in Central America also include tremendous strengths, not the least of which is deep caring and love for children, and commitment to improve conditions for the next generation. › Continue reading

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Upcoming Events

8/13 - Latino Roots exhibit at PK Park
8/26 - Latino Roots exhibit at Father Bernard Youth & Retreat Center (Mt. Angel)