Welcome back to another week of Central American news.
This week, Central American asylum seekers suffered from tear gas and unsanitary shelters on the US-Mexico border. In Honduras, the trial for the murder of Berta Cáceres led to seven sentences but in Guatemala, indigenous environmental leaders are still under attack. Costa Rica’s Vice President is in trouble for illegal appointments and El Salvador’s courts released police officers who were accused of an extrajudicial murder. The United States sanctioned Nicaragua’s first lady and vice-president, Rosario Murillo. Belize is preparing for its referendum on whether the International Court of Justice should settle land claims by Guatemala and Panamanian Conga culture has been added to UNESCO’s Intangible Heritage List.
I hope you enjoy this week’s edition. As always, thank you for reading.