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Mid-Week Central American News

Dear readers, Welcome back to a mid-week of Central American news. It's a short week because I'm leav
Central American News
Mid-Week Central American News
By Central American News • Issue #14 • View online
Dear readers,
Welcome back to a mid-week of Central American news.
It’s a short week because I’m leaving on a reporting trip - this time for Monseñor Romero’s canonization in Rome. I’m very excited and feel blessed to be able to do this. You will find stories from there on my instagram, if you’re interested.
I’ll see you next week!
Salú,
Melissa

Headlines
🗺️Central America
⚡Heavy rains and floods in the isthmus have led to lost crops, suspended schools, thousands affected and at least 13 dead.
⚡Leaders of Northern Triangle countries and Mexico to meet US administration and talk about prosperity and security in the region on October 11 and 12
⚡Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama y Dominican Republic signed Escazú Agreement to better protect human rights and environment activists
🗺️Nicaragua
⚡Three students risk 28 years of jail for alleged terrorism // Demonstrator has been condemned to 90 years for killing a policeman, among other accusations
⚡President Ortega increases supervision of Nicaraguans’ financial movements, according to La Prensa Nicaragua
🗺️Costa Rica
Strike against tax reform reaches 31 days, many institutions’ strikes declared illegal
⚡Costa Rica’s free trade zone receives four awards by fDi Magazine, which is part of Financial Times
🗺️El Salvador
⚡ Country prepares for Oscar Romero’s canonization, between 7,000 and 10,000 Salvadorans and Diaspora to travel to Rome
⚡President Cerén defends decision to open diplomatic relations with China in spite of US’s disapproval
⚡ Presidential Candidate Bukele leads in polls
🗺️Panama
⚡Normality restored on the border between Costa Rica and Panama following three days of blockade
⚡Panamanian Parliament suspends meat and milk imports for a year to protect national producers
🗺️Honduras
Prison staff protests lack of salary increase
⚡ Some departments are under red alert because of floods
🗺️Guatemala
⚡Former Vice-President of Guatemala, Baldetti, condemned to 15 years in prison for crimes of unlawful association, fraud and influence peddling (and more trials await her)
⚡Documents show that the jeeps used on August 31 were to keep an eye on embassies of Mexico, the U.S. and CICIG headquarters // U.S. Congressmen call to suspend delivery of military equipment to Guatemala
🗺️Belize
Guatemalans found poaching and illegally farming in Belize, which raises concern about the encroachment on Belize’s territory
The Ministry of Health wants to ban soft-drinks in schools
Good reads
📰 Leocadio Alfonso Gaitán Mendoza believes that Honduras, as a vulnerable country facing climate change, needs to embrace an environmentally-friendly culture. La Tribuna. (In Spanish).
📰 El Faro has a special portal on Monseñor Romero with plenty of articles and columns. (In Spanish).
📰 Oscar Estrada, from El Pulso, talks with feminist writer Jessica Sánchez on how women’s bodies are submitted to machismo (and gangs). (In Spanish).
📰 Anna-Cat Brigida reported that at least 50 Salvadoran deportees were murdered on their return to El Salvador in the last five years, for World Politics Review.
Inktober Vandálico
#Inktober challenge done through a Nicaraguan lens. Credit to @lilal_cherry. For more, check out her page, #Inktobervandalico, #Inktobervandálico on Instagram and @pxmolina on Twitter.
#Inktober challenge done through a Nicaraguan lens. Credit to @lilal_cherry. For more, check out her page, #Inktobervandalico, #Inktobervandálico on Instagram and @pxmolina on Twitter.
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