Category: Central America

Indigenous Territories in Nicaragua Face Violent Attacks

Photographs by Carlos Herrera. MANAGUA—The town bell rang out at 3 a.m. on Friday, February 28, in Santa Clara, a Miskito community in the northern Caribbean region of Nicaragua. As […] Read More >

For Murdered Honduran Organizer Berta Cáceres, “Any Injustice Was Her Battle”

This interview is republished from the North American Congress on Latin America. The March 2, 2016 assassination of venerated Honduran social movement leader Berta Cáceres sent shockwaves around the world. […] Read More >

In Costa Rica, Defending Indigenous Territory Comes at a Price

Across Latin America, Indigenous territories are particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus. In Costa Rica, public health measures have largely prevented infections among the Indigenous population. But for Indigenous territories like […] Read More >

White Flags as Guatemalans Grow Hungry

This article is republished from NACLA. GUATEMALA CITY—A drive down 7A Avenida in Guatemala City’s Zone 1 leads to the historic city center. Government-enforced lockdowns due to COVID-19 have rendered […] Read More >

Gender-Based Quarantines in Panama and Peru Endanger Trans Communities

As global coronavirus cases climb above 1.5 million and deaths pass 94,000, heads of state are desperate to curb the disease’s reach. Latin American governments have taken a variety of […] Read More >

Nicaraguans Await the Pandemic that Their Government Ignores

Photographs by Carlos Herrera MANAGUA— Across Latin America, Holy Week is a time for vacations, church celebrations and family gatherings. That tradition will be broken this year, as most countries […] Read More >

Panama’s President-Elect Vows ‘Profound Change’ as Cloud of Corruption Hangs Over Varela

With 33% of the total vote share, Laurentino “Nito” Cortizo of the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) was elected as Panama’s new president on Sunday, putting the country’s largest party back […] Read More >

How a Young President-Elect Broke Two-Party Dominance in El Salvador

Latin America’s 2019 electoral calendar began in El Salvador on Sunday. In a scenario that has become increasingly common in elections throughout the hemisphere, an outsider candidate who distanced himself […] Read More >

Protests arise after Guatemalan girl dies in U.S. custody

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA THE BORDER: Protests have been held at the U.S.-Mexico border after a seven-year-old girl who traveled north from Guatemala died in custody. As part of a […] Read More >

Immigration Attorneys Challenged As More and More Children Need Legal Representation

NEW YORK- Lawyers at the Safe Passage Project in Manhattan are juggling more open immigration cases than ever before—and all of their clients are under the age of 21.    […] Read More >