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CentAm Curator - More pressure on Nicaragua's Ortega regime, El Salvador's gang co-governance, Families reunited

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CentAm Curator - More pressure on Nicaragua's Ortega regime, El Salvador's gang co-governance, Families reunited
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Come in, come in! Welcome to the very first CentAm Curator, the  noise-free newsletter that makes following Central American updates easier.
This bulletin wants to condense Central American news and find the best reads and podcasts out there for you. 
As a journalist, I tend to gravitate towards the countries I have reported on - El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua. However, I will do my best to be as inclusive as possible and rely on the news cycle. 
I will also cover the United States. Stories about the Central American diaspora and reports on US foreign aid, diplomacy and immigration policies need to be highlighted as well.
If you have read, seen or heard something interesting, send the golden nuggets over!
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Headlines
⚡ Nicaragua: OAS’s Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) denounces Ortega gov’t repression that led to 264 deaths and collusion between police and para-police forces // US freezes financial assets of 4 Nicaguaran officials through Global Magnitsky Act and pressured, along with other countries, the OAS to hold a Special Permanent Council meeting.
⚡ El Salvador: Aspiring presidential candidate Nayib Bukele’s ally party (Cambio Democrático) will be dissolved by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal, roadblocking once again his candidacy. 
⚡ Belize & El Salvador: While China is planning on investing more in Central America according to Jean Manes, Taiwan is on diplomatic tour in these countries to strengthen ties. 
⚡US: Federal Judge Dolly Gee rejected US gov’t request to allow detention of children, therefore upholding the Flores agreement // All eligible children under 5 have been reunited with their parents according to Trump administration. 46 children remain in custody because their parents have criminal history, have been deported, or have been determined to not be their parents.
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Good reads
📰 Sara Kinosian and Kimberly dela Cruz collect testimonies of LGBTQ+ people at El Salvador’s Pride for IntoMore.
📰 Shirley Cambell writes about the importance of having a black female vice-president in Costa Rica for black feminist movements in Latin America on Global Voices.
📰 Héctor Silva Avalos analyzes how Salvadoran politicians co-govern with gangs for Insight Crime.
📰 Parker Asmann asks whether Nicaragua’s pro-government parapolice groups may become criminal organizations in the near future on Insight Crime.
📰 In the Rolling Stones, Tim Dickinson goes through court documents to pick testimonies of separated parents on the cruelty of US immigration officers.
For eyes and ears
 🎧 Dara Lind tells Vox Today Explained’s listeners what ICE is and what a world without it would be.
🎧  Gene Demby and Shereen Marisol Meraji go deep into the links between U.S. immigration history and race on NPR’s Code Switch.
📷 Check out the photos of Croatia’s win against England in the World Cup Semi-Finals, taken by Salvadoran photojournalist Yuri Cortez.
Fact
✔️The 1969 infamous “Soccer War” between Honduras and El Salvador was fake news written by Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuściński. The soccer games unhappily coincided with the 100 Hour War between these two countries. 
Photo of the week
Photo by Paul Sancya/AP
Photo by Paul Sancya/AP
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