CIA Asked to Release Documents Related to Massacre in El Salvador

Escrito por  |  19 / November / 2015
Photo by Philippe Bourgois, an anthropologist conducting research in El Salvador who survived the slaughter.

The wounds of war have still not healed in El Salvador. Twenty-three years after the peace treaty, victims of the armed conflict are still waiting for justice and looking for their missing loved ones.

El Salvador’s Multi-Billion Dollar Security Plan Sparks Criticism

Escrito por  |  22 / October / 2015
Agents of the National Civil Police (PNC) have received training as part of the actions of the Secure El Salvador Plan.

While the National Security Council analyzes the strategies used in Colombia and Brazil to resolve El Salvador’s security crisis, President Salvador Sánchez Cerén is knocking on doors in search of funding to start its plan for a “Secure El Salvador

Guatemala on the eve of the Second Round of Elections

Escrito por  |  20 / October / 2015

A series of unforeseen circumstances led us to this election: first, the fall of the president and vice president after the revelation of a corruption network that they had created to steal state resources and tax revenues, and second, the demonstrations that consolidated opposition to several politicians, including Manuel Baldizón, who had faced Otto Pérez Molina in the second-round of elections in 2011 and had been considered the favorite by opinion polls.

Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras Wins Food Sovereignty Prize for Defense of Lands

Escrito por  |  7 / October / 2015

In 2015, the US Food Sovereignty Prize honors the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH by its Spanish acronym), Afro-indigenous farmers and fisherpeople who are defending their lands, waters, agriculture, and way of life.

“This is Just Beginning”

Escrito por  |  21 / September / 2015

The corruption that was revealed has been known for decades and has deepened over the last few governments. But what had to come together for a change of this magnitude to occur?

U.S. Congress Members Oppose Security Assistance to Honduras

Escrito por  |  8 / September / 2015

Members of the US Congress have once again called on the Obama administration to stop funding Honduras’ security forces due to massive human rights violations. Will Kerry listen?

El Salvador Declares Gang Members Terrorists, and Violence Continues

Escrito por  |  7 / September / 2015
Colutepeque gang members. Members of Barrio 18 currently imprisoned in the Cojutepeque medium security-prison, before being transported to a maximum-security prison.

The Salvadoran state has closed off all possibility of any kind of negotiation with the gangs. The constitutional court’s August ruling, which stated that gang members will be considered as terrorists under Salvadoran law, will also affect the thousands of people who work with the gangs, all the way from family members to taxi drivers.