Human Rights

Bukele consolidates his power in El Salvador Despite Ongoing Criticism and Accusations

Escrito por  |  21 / March / 2021

ust over 50% of the Salvadoran electorate went to the polls on February 28 to vote in mid-term  elections, and ended up giving more power to the incumbent president, Nayib Bukele, by increasing his party’s qualified majority in the Legislative Assembly.

Letter To President-Elect Biden on Central America Policy

Escrito por  |  15 / January / 2021

A broad coalition of U.S. groups that work on Central America called for “a fundamentally different approach to U.S. foreign policy” in the region.

Adios Trump: A chance to reset US-Mexico relations

Escrito por  |  4 / January / 2021

If any country on earth should be breathing a huge sigh of relief about now, it’s Mexico. Four years of bashing, bullying, trade threats and white supremacist machinations now ends with the ignominious exit of Donald J. Trump.

Global race to save vaquita porpoise from extinction leads to arrests, and a death

Escrito por  |  4 / January / 2021

The long-running global struggle to prevent extinction of the world’s most endangered marine mammal claimed its first human life in Baja California on Jan. 2, in the conflict between illegal fishing and conservation of the vaquita porpoise.

A product of built-up outrage, Guatemalan popular demonstrations are being met with repression

Escrito por  |  30 / November / 2020

The country was still reeling from the impact of hurricanes Eta and Iota when a new crisis hit Guatemala last week, this one the product of a history of accumulating pressure in the country. The political crisis revealed public outrage of broad sectors at government corruption and impunity, particularly aimed at the Guatemalan Congress.

Guilty Verdict in the Massacre of Jesuits Marks a ´Milestone of Justice´ for El Salvador

Escrito por  |  16 / October / 2020

Inocente Montano, a former deputy defense minister of El Salvador, retired military man, and ex-member of one of the bloodiest commando units operating during that Central American country’s civil war of the 1980s, has become the first Salvadoran convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno Seeks to Remove Likely Winner from the 2021 Presidential Ballot

Escrito por  |  1 / October / 2020

Ecuador’s Electoral Council will convene imminently to announce its final decision on whether to block the Andrés Arauz–Carlos Rabascall presidential ticket from participating in the 2021 Presidential elections. kicking the leadin ticket out of the race would be a violation of law and a betrayal of democracy.