Central America


Civic strike paralyses Colombia’s principle pacific port

28 May 2017 An alliance of community organisations are fighting ’to live with dignity’ in the face of military repression. Patrick Kane and Seb Ordoñez report.

Introducing Trump’s Inner Circle

24 March 2017 Donald Trump’s key allies are as alarming as the man himself

Colombia: millions to take to the streets for peace

26 May 2016 Millions of Colombians will take to the streets this month to demand a different kind of peace with social and environmental justice at its heart. Seb Munoz writes

The Zika virus: government responses add to women’s burden

22 March 2016 The Zika virus is shining a light on the inadequacies of abortion and family planning laws in Latin America, writes Maisie Davies

London event: Festival of Choice 2015

21 September 2015 A week of events looking at threats to reproductive rights and the plight of women and girls who do not have access to safe and legal abortion in countries around the world

El Salvador pregnancy laws protested in London

18 June 2014 With some of the strictest anti-abortion legislation in the world, Salvadoran women face prison even for pregnancy complications.

Honduras: Force and fraud

17 February 2014 Social movements have denounced as fraudulent the election of Juan Orlando Hernández as president amid the murders of leftist party activists and the persecution of journalists. Roos Saalbrink reports

Generating terror in Guatemala

12 December 2012 Nick Dearden traces the legacy of World Bank-funded development in Guatemala through massacres, massive public debt and continued poverty for the majority

Nicaragua: 21st century Sandinismo – or losing the revolution?

8 August 2012 The left is split over the achievements and compromises of today’s Sandinistas, following the re-election of Daniel Ortega as president in November. Here we present two views

Central America: Taking a stand over land in Honduras

7 August 2012 In post-coup Honduras, campesinos are having to fight biofuel barons for their land, reports Mike Gatehouse of the Latin America Bureau

US imperialism in Central America

6 August 2012 Grace Livingstone gives an overview of overt and covert US military and intelligence interventions

Central America: Return of the death squads

6 August 2012 Responding to drug-related violence is a convenient pretext for the region’s elites to achieve some rather different objectives, writes Annie Bird