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Dear readers, Welcome back to another week of Central American news. This time, for the first time, I
Central American News
Your Central American News
By Central American News • Issue #32 • View online
Dear readers,
Welcome back to another week of Central American news. This time, for the first time, I am joined by other Curators.
Let’s warmly welcome to Isabeau J. Belisle Dempsey, who will cover Belize; Jalileh García, who will cover Honduras; Nansi Rodríguez, who will cover Guatemala; Rodrigo Peñalba, who will cover Nicaragua; and Jonathan Peraza, who will cover migration and border topics. They will also help curate the “Good Reads” section and multimedia pieces on Central America.
We are excited to see better coverage of every country and theme, diversify the voices of the platform and develop new CentAm Curator features for you in the coming months.
Please share the newsletter, apply for the positions to cover El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama if you’d like, or donate to our Patreon.
Thanks for reading.
Salú,
Melissa

Headlines
Migration
Honduras
Nicaragua
El Salvador
Belize
Guatemala
Costa Rica
Panama
Good Reads
📖 The story of Jorge Alexander Ruiz. A stomach-churning report by Julia Gavarrete and Heather Gies for The Intercept on the teenage Honduran boy who lost his life in Tijuana.
📖 An excellent, clear and poignant opinion piece penned by PhD student Amelia Frank-Vitale for the Washington Post on why the “national emergency” is not in the U.S., but in Honduras.
📖 El Salvador-based NGO Cristosal explains the fight of NGOs against the Legislative Assembly’s “Ad Hoc Commission”, which is pushing for a reconciliation law that would include war amnesty clauses.
📖 Vicenta Torres, Aloida Lanzas, Agustina Cáceres and Amparo Cruz investigate for Expendiente Público on how every step taken by the judicial power and police forces - from the arrests to the trial - are rotten from the inside out. (In Spanish).
📖Gladys Olmstead lays out all you need to know about Guatemala’s presidential campaign on Nómada. (In Spanish).

Multimedia
📷 Photogallery on El Diario de Hoy of the death of Robert D'Aubuisson, former Salvadoran Army Major, founder of ARENA party and pinpointed by the UN’s Truth Commission to have created Death Squads during El Salvador’s war.
Photo of the Week
The photo is from a wonderful feature of Plaza Pública on how a classroom in Ixcán, where Spanish and 8 Mayan languages are spoken, is organized. Click on the photo to read it.
The photo is from a wonderful feature of Plaza Pública on how a classroom in Ixcán, where Spanish and 8 Mayan languages are spoken, is organized. Click on the photo to read it.
“Las lenguas de mi tierra” is a song written by Fr. Fallain honor of the languages spoken and taught in the Comunidades de Población en Resistencia. It is featured in Plaza Pública’s story on the languages spoken in Ixcán.

Guatemala tierra linda
tu pareces un jardín
muchas lenguas son tus flores
tu perfume es para ti.
 
Te saludo en jakalteko
y enamoro en tz’utujil
yo te abrazo en castellano
y te beso en lengua ixil.
 
En Quiché me das la mano
y me miras en q’eqchí’
q’anjob’al es tu sonrisa
y en mam me dices sí.
Want to Become a Curator?
We are still looking for team members to help us cover El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama. If you would like to help grow a rising platform that gives the isthmus the attention it deserves, please send your CV and a short cover letter to melissa.alexandra.vida@gmail.com or ask for more details. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.
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