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Dear CentAm Curator readers, Here's a fresh dispatch of Central American news. My personal favorite
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Your Central American News Fix
By Central American News • Issue #22 • View online
Dear CentAm Curator readers,
Here’s a fresh dispatch of Central American news.
My personal favorite link this week is Neil Brandvold’s photos of weddings in the Salvadoran prison of Apanteos. Special thank you to photojournalists like him who provide such exceptional and moving coverage of the region.
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Panamanian scientist Lorena Coronado was awarded the L'Oréal-UNESCO for women in science 2018 award for her research into a non-invasive treatment against malaria. Source.
Good reads
📰 Ali Watkins and Meridith Kohut report on US investments in El Salvador and how they impact levels of violence in the country, for the New York Times.
📰 Hilary Francis explains how the European left supports President Ortega on The Conversation.
📰 December 12 marked four decades since El Salvador’s El Mozote massacre - Anna-Cat Brigida reported on the victims’ search for justice for Al Jazeera.
📰 Josh Mayer writes for NACLA on the historical aspects of Nicaragua’s uprising by explaining the fire at Indio-Maíz and decades of illegal colonization and trampling of Afro-descendant and Indigenous peoples’ rights.
📷 Prison weddings in Centro Penal de Apanteos in El Salvador - moving photos by Neil Brandvold
📷 US caravan shows solidarity with Central Americans - photos by Victor Peña for El Faro
📷 Images from the photobook “When We Were Strangers” by Salvadoran Juan Anibal Sosa Iglesias and his partner Jake Naughton on their queer love story, on the New York Times
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