Places Archives: Central America

Honduran Migrant March: A Refugee Crisis Caused by US Policy and US Partners

     by  Honduras Solidarity Network On October 12, 2018, hundreds of women, men, children, youth and the elderly decided to leave Honduras as a desperate response to survive. The massive exodus that began in the city of San Pedro Sula, reached more than 3 thousand people by the time the group crossed to Guatemala. … Continue reading Honduran Migrant March: A Refugee Crisis Caused by US Policy and US Partners

Indigenous People in Costa Rica Denounce Forced Removal From Legislature

Featured image by Comunicación Sin Paredes.      by John McPhaul / Cultural Survival On August 9, 2018, the UN International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the Costa Rican National Front of Indigenous Peoples made up of members of the Cabecare, Bribri, Teribe, Ngöbe and Ngöbe Bugle Peoples gathered at the National Assembly and issued a … Continue reading Indigenous People in Costa Rica Denounce Forced Removal From Legislature

Sessions’ Ruling Might Disproportionately Affect Indigenous Women

Featured image: Long Border Fence by Hillebrand Steve, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service      by Josamine Bronnvik / Cultural Survival On June 11, 2018 Attorney General Jeff Sessions ruled that domestic violence is not a valid reason to seek asylum in the United States. His decision overturned a previous ruling made in 2016 by the Justice Department’s Board … Continue reading Sessions’ Ruling Might Disproportionately Affect Indigenous Women

Honduras: Indigenous Garifuna Use Radio to Fight for Their Land

Featured image: Two recently constructed temples serve as the centerpiece of the Garifuna community of Vallecito. Image by Christopher Clark for Mongabay. by Christopher Clark / Mongabay The Garifuna, an Afro-indigenous ethnic group, have inhabited eastern Honduras since the late 18th century, collectively owning and conserving large tracts of Honduras’s rich coastal ecosystems. In recent decades … Continue reading Honduras: Indigenous Garifuna Use Radio to Fight for Their Land

Seven Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala Killed in the Last Month

Featured image:  CODECA members march to Guatemala City from their communities to march on June 12, 2018. By @GtCodeca on Twitter.       by Cultural Survival In the past week three human rights defenders from the Campesino Development Committee have been killed, totaling seven fatal attacks on human rights defenders in Guatemala over the past four weeks. … Continue reading Seven Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala Killed in the Last Month

Guatemalan Farmers Occupy Plantation Formerly Owned by Drug Traffickers

Featured image: Two children ride a bike through the plantation known as Las Palmeras in Guatemala. (WNV/Jeff Abbott)     by Jeff Abbott / Waging Nonviolence Guatemala’s southern coast is in a constant conflict caused by the expansion of agro-industry. Across the region, small farmers struggle to feed their families as companies buy up more and … Continue reading Guatemalan Farmers Occupy Plantation Formerly Owned by Drug Traffickers

Indigenous Mental Health and the Psychological Political Warfare of the Nicaraguan State

     by Courtney Parker / Intercontinental Cry Intercontinental Cry has been reporting for almost exactly two years now on the escalating state-sponsored violence in Nicaragua, while many otherwise informed people remained stubbornly, loyally, and piously in denial –  clinging to the romantic Sandinista, anti-imperialist, revolutionary narrative… It’s charming; it really is. And, that’s why it has become so … Continue reading Indigenous Mental Health and the Psychological Political Warfare of the Nicaraguan State

Panama Dam Causes Massive Fish Death

INTERNAL INVESTIGATION OF THE UN REVEALS BREACH OF SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL GUIDELINES IN THE CASE OF BARRO BLANCO  This article is available in Spanish here       by Tracy Barnett and Jonathan Gonzalez Quiel / Intercontinental Cry The Tabasará River, one of the largest in Panama and the source of life for the indigenous Ngäbe-Buglé people, was emptied … Continue reading Panama Dam Causes Massive Fish Death

Yatama Vindicated by Nicaraguan Protests

     by Laura Hobson Herlihy / Cultural Survival The Miskitu Yatama (Yapti Tasba Masraka Nanih Aslatakanka/Children of the Mother Earth) organization remained silent during last week’s violent protests in Nicaragua, ignited by the government’s April 16, 2018 approval of social security reforms. Many Miskitu people on the Nicaraguan Caribbean coast claimed the Instituto Nicaragüense … Continue reading Yatama Vindicated by Nicaraguan Protests

The Powder Keg of Nicaraguan Politics

Featured image: Destruction in León. Source anonymous. The official death toll from explosions of state violence has risen to 63.      by Laura Blume / Intercontinental Cry Over the past week, Nicaragua has erupted in protests. While this current crisis started over pension reform, its development has revealed far greater rifts. It appears Nicaraguans have finally … Continue reading The Powder Keg of Nicaraguan Politics