CENTRAL AMERICA

“Political Rights are Human Rights” An interview with Father Miguel Concha

Escrito por  |  13 / July / 2018

Free and fair elections are a critical component of a real democracy and citizens have long fought for the right to vote and to have their vote counted. Less recognized is that the right to vote is not just the right to elect representatives. It’s a human right.

In Mexico, the desire for a real democracy in power

Escrito por  |  13 / July / 2018

The broad victory of the leader of the coalition “Together We’ll Make History ” is historical in many ways but the hardest part is just beginning now for the leader from the state of Tabasco.

The People Won, But Can They Take Power?

Escrito por  |  11 / July / 2018

In Mexico the people won. The decision of the vast majority was expressed and respected. If this election signified the empowerment of the people in the electoral process, what comes next?

Machismo and Sex Crimes: The Other Face of Violence in El Salvador

Escrito por  |  11 / July / 2018

On April 23, Miriam González, a 21-year-old Salvadoran, decided to break the cycle of violence in which she was suffering. However, when she tried to bring charges to a justice of the peace in El Salvador, she received no support and two hours later, when she returned home, her partner slit her throat.

Mexicans Want Change, But Will the System Let Them?

Escrito por  |  26 / June / 2018

Mexico will soon have a new president. As millions of Mexicans prepare for what they hope will be a new era, a large part of the ruling class—on both sides of the border—is nervously trying to figure out a way to avoid or co-opt the results of the popular vote.

Radiography of the VIII Summit of the Americas in the Trump Era

Escrito por  |  19 / April / 2018

The era of Trump marks a change that replaces the construction of hemispheric agendas with mere demands that other nations back up the U.S. government in its war policies, and an attitude of intolerance and aggression toward political situations that prevail in other countries of the region that contributes nothing to resolving them.

Trump is Using the Mara Salvatrucha Gang to Justify Anti-Immigrant Policies

Escrito por  |  15 / March / 2018

In an effort to stain the reputation of thousands of Latinos living in the United States and justify his anti-immigrant policies, Trump is exploiting the fear that the MS generates.