Welcome back to another week of Central American news.
Here’s a round-up of highlights from the isthmus:
A group of Guatemalan indigenous women who have survived the State-led genocide are trying to stop the amnesty law for war criminals from passing. In Honduras, civil society is worried for the future of the OAS-led Mission to Support the Fight against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (MACCIH).
El Salvador is in the U.S. political and media limelight again as U.S. Venezuela Envoy is confronted by Rep. Ilhan Omar on his role in El Mozote 1981 massacre.
Nicaragua agreed to talk with OAS and strengthen its electoral system for the country’s next elections in 2021 in what commentators say is a trick to delay the implementation of the Democratic Charter.
Belize’s administration has trouble dealing with Central Americans seeking refuge and Panama intercepted hundreds of Cuban migrants at its border. For the U.S. President Trump, the answer to borders and immigration is to declare national emergency to grasp funds and build a wall.
Costa Rican women are coming forth in denouncing sexual abuse of former President Arias as well as another politician - the country’s #MeToo movement seems to have started.
Thank you for reading and see you next week.