Welcome back to another week of Central American news!
This week, networks of solidarity for Central American migrants in the U.S. have been reported in the news, as well as multiple cases of abuse in immigration detention centers.
In Nicaragua, the political dialogue between the government and Alianza Cívica knows highs and lows - and on Friday March 29, the government agreed to free all political prisoners and respect fundamental human rights.
The U.S. and the countries of the “Northern Triangle” are planning on increasing police cooperation to stem migration.
Journalism in Honduras is having a difficult time as David Romero has been charged 10 years in prison for defamation and arrested on the premises of his radio station, a week after the murder of a TV reporter. Women of the Bríbrí community in Costa Rica pledged to keep the legacy of their murdered leader, Sergio Rojas, alive.
El Salvador’s former president Mauricio Funes now has a fifth arrest warrant against him, this time for tax evasion. President-elect Nayib Bukele promised to rapidly extradite him from Nicaragua once he is in office.
Belize has joined a statement issued by Caribbean countries to counter their placement on the European Union’s “tax haven” blacklist.
Panama continues to do good business with China, and China assures that its commercial moves do not involve geopolitical calculations.
Have a great weekend.