Prominent Nicaraguan Journalist Claims the Resistance of the Press to be Key to Raising Hope in his Country

Posted by Editor
18/02/2019
Posted in Nicaragua

Writing for the Spanish-language New York Times [NYT ES], Carlos F. Chamorro [pictured], a leading Nicaraguan journalist, expresses his unshakeable belief that the press is an institution essential to democratic societies – even in Nicaragua, where the well being and safety of journalists are increasingly subject to the discretions of the regime, as President Danny …

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US Democrats’ Push to Expose Elliott Abrams’ Questionable History Unearths Mass Grave in El Salvador

Posted by Editor
15/02/2019
Posted in El Salvador, USA

President Donald Trump’s special envoy to Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, has a ‘special’ history in the Central American isthmus, which has led some US legislators, like Ilhan Omar (D-MN) to question his fit for the role. This week, archaeologists are in El Salvador at the site of the El Mozote massacre, where thirty eight years ago …

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Nicaragua Increasingly Resembles Venezuela

Posted by Editor
09/02/2019
Posted in Nicaragua

It’s nearly been a year since the anti-pension reform protests in Nicaragua were met with a violent government crackdown. Over the course of these last several months, Nicaragua has begun to resemble 2017-2019 Venezuela in more ways than one. As President Danny Ortega’s aberration from democratic governance, tightening grip on the presidency, and relentless assault …

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Persistent Drought, Caused By Climate Change, Is Yet Another Migration Driver For Central Americans

Posted by Editor
07/02/2019
Posted in Guatemala, Honduras

Insecurity is the primary factor within the decision making process for the thousands of Central Americans weighing the decision to leave their home countries for Mexico, the United States or elsewhere. However, ‘insecurity’ is often construed in popular American media coverage to be in reference to drug-trafficking, violence and other rampant crime. What’s often left …

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