CENTRAL AMERICA

The main obstacle in the fight against Covid-19? Inequality.

Escrito por  |  19 / April / 2021

The situation in Latin America is serious. Only enough doses are available to vaccinate 5% of the population during a period of high infection rates and a rising death toll that have forced many countries in the region to reimpose confinement orders in the face of a collapse of its hospital services capabilities.

Escazú Agreement set to bring environmental justice down to earth

Escrito por  |  15 / April / 2021

The Escazú Agreement is the first treaty in the world to contain specific provisions on human rights defenders in environmental matters.

Was Trump’s Family-Separation Policy Torture?

Escrito por  |  12 / April / 2021

“A crime against humanity” and “a disgrace to our great country”: that’s how 99-year-old Benjamin Ferencz, the last surviving prosecutor of the Nazis at the Nuremberg war-crimes trials, characterized the Donald Trump administration’s coercive separation of thousands of immigrant children from parents seeking asylum.

Five years after the “sowing” of Berta Caceres

Escrito por  |  5 / April / 2021

At the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), the organization that Berta Cáceres founded, they have  Continue Reading »

How much is the life of a migrant worth?

Escrito por  |  3 / April / 2021

The scene is tragic and horrifying. Two burnt out vehicles containing 19 bodies, one of them riddled by 113 bullets, along the hellish slice of borderland in Tamaulipas, near the Nuevo León and Texas.

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.

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.