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Your Central American News Fix

Dear readers, Welcome back to another week of Central American news! My Twitter account has been dedi
Central American News
Your Central American News Fix
By Central American News • Issue #28 • View online
Dear readers,
Welcome back to another week of Central American news!
My Twitter account has been dedicated to CentAm Curator and will now only focus on Central American news. You can also find CentAm Curator on Facebook.
Here’s round-up of this week:
US and EU representatives traveled to Nicaragua to pressure President Ortega into reopening dialogue with opposition leaders and civil society, while 50,000 Nicaraguans are pleading for asylum in neighboring Costa Rica. Honduras approved a long-awaited reform aiming at fixing its weak electoral system, El Salvador’s presidential campaign is in its last stretch, and Belize is polarized over the upcoming referendum on the role the International Court of Justice should play in its land dispute with Guatemala. In Guatemala, Gang Barrio 18 is the main suspect behind a bus attack and a new refugee shelter opened at its border with Mexico. The Pope in Panama touches on St. Romero, migration and corruption in Central America. The Central American isthmus remains divided over the political crisis in Venezuela.
Thank you for reading and see you next week!
Salú,
Melissa

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Headlines
Migration
Honduras
Nicaragua
El Salvador
Guatemala
Good reads
  • Roberto Valencia argues that Central American gangs, especially in El Salvador, do not play a substantial role in international drug trafficking, despite what other reports say. Reproduced in El Faro (in Spanish).
  • Elizabeth Oglesby explains how Salvadoran and Guatemalan migrants in the 1980s helped revive the US labor movement by taking two concrete examples from California and Florida, in The Conversation.
Photo of the Week
"Migdonio López, 8, Crisjon Rivas, 6, Brian Campos, 10, Tivinto Rivas, 9, and Sergio Hurtado, 9, are entertained by a video game on December 31, 2018. They had to go into exile with their parents [from Nicaragua] to Costa Rica." Photo credit: Fred Ramos/El Faro.
"Migdonio López, 8, Crisjon Rivas, 6, Brian Campos, 10, Tivinto Rivas, 9, and Sergio Hurtado, 9, are entertained by a video game on December 31, 2018. They had to go into exile with their parents [from Nicaragua] to Costa Rica." Photo credit: Fred Ramos/El Faro.
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