Category: Central America

Will Gold Make You Rich? Meet Nicaragua’s Güiriseros

To begin viewing this photo essay as a slideshow, click the first image. This photo essay is adapted from “Gold Fever: Artisanal and Industrial Mining Extraction in the Industrial Triangle,” […] Read More >

Panama’s UNESCO Sites in Danger

PANAMA CITY — Two historic neighborhoods in the Republic of Panama are in danger of losing their status of World Heritage Sites as recognized by United Nations Educational, Scientific, and […] Read More >

Photo Essay: Forensic Anthropologists Exhume Possible Mass Grave Outside Villalobos, Guatemala

VILLALOBOS, Guatemala — Guided by witness testimony, the Association of Family Members of the Detained-Disappeared of Guatemala (FAMDEGUA in Spanish) and the Forensic Anthropology Foundation of Guatemala (FAFG in Spanish), […] Read More >

How Immigration to the United States is Changing Patron Saint Day in Todos Santos Cuchumatán, Guatemala

TODOS SANTOS CUCHUMATAN, Guatemala — High up in the Cuchumatanes sierra, Maya Mam communities have safeguarded their customs and traditions for centuries. Nevertheless, exploitation, violence, discrimination and the ever-present effects […] Read More >

Putting the Best Face on a Coup D’Etat

The government of Honduras – referred to these days as “de facto,” “interim” or “illegitimate” – is dealing with its public perception problem just like any tarnished ruling party would: […] Read More >