After a week off, we welcome you back to this week of Central American news!
Óscar Alberto and his daughter Angie Valeria Martínez Ramírez are two of the many who tragically lose their lives while attempting to reach the United States. We want to use this space to mourn their lives. Their loss has stirred pain and trauma for many members in our community and we acknowledge the lives of others who have died in the perilous journey to seek a better life.
This Friday marked the 10th year anniversary of the coup d’état in Honduras, which has debilitated the country’s democracy ever since and is one of the many reasons why people leave their country. More and more Hondurans want their president Juan Orlando Hernandez out - and last Monday, military police and shot students who were protesting. At least four were injured.
In Costa Rica, tens of thousands of Costa Ricans celebrated pride in San José for the first time since the courts ruling last August to legalize gay marriage.
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The Central American News Team