This week, Fernando Llort, an iconic Salvadoran artist passed away, Taiwan and China are playing influence politics while trials and allegations against corrupt politicians continue. Costa Rica and Honduras are taking measures to prevent femicides and Antigua Guatemala banned the use of disposable plastic material.
Personal news: I’m joining the CentAm Empowerment Network team as an editor. I’m excited to see the work we can do as Central Americans around the world!
📰 The Mozote trial resumes amid vast corruption scandals in El Salvador. El Faro reports on this “forgotten trial.” (in Spanish)
📰 Mateo Echeverría tells why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could inspire a new generation of politicians in Guatemala, in Nómada.(in Spanish)
📰 The Guardian goes to Honduras to follow up on the post-election crisis and the impunity faced by the victims of security forces.
For eyes and ears
🎧 ElFaroRadio talks with Luis Salazar, from Cristosal, on the dangers of making the “extraordinary security measures” of the Salvadoran prison system permanent.
📷 Maclean’s shows a selection of John Moore’s photos of Central American migrants, along with an interesting interview.
🎧 ¡Púchica Vos! talks with lawyer of FM4 Paso Libre migrant shelter in Mexico, an unconventional albergue as it makes efforts to make migrants of all genders and sexual orientations feel welcome.
The Panama Canal became fully Panamanian on December 31, 1999. However, the U.S. still has a right to defend the canal from any threat that interferes with its functioning.
Throwback to a reporting trip in Chalatenango, El Salvador. I snapped this picture quickly with my phone. In this department locally known as "Chalate", I've heard stories about how villages are emptying due to decades of migration to the U.S. However, some people come back and build their houses in the area.
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