/Politics
Wednesday, May 22, 2024
22/05/2024
Despite denouncing arbitrary detentions, torture, and the lack of civil rights and due process under El Salvador’s state of exception, U.S. officials admit that the State Department softened criticism of corruption, a sensitive subject for Nayib Bukele. Former IACHR President Julissa Mantilla also confirms that the commission held a failed vote last year to list El Salvador under Chapter 4B, a designation for years reserved for Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, and as of last year, Guatemala.
José Luis Sanz
/Politics
Wednesday, May 15, 2024
15/05/2024
We journalists work “without the hope of being heard, and with the certainty of being persecuted, but faithful to the commitment we made long ago to bear witness in difficult times.”
Nelson Rauda Zablah
/Politics
Tuesday, May 14, 2024
14/05/2024
Four months into office, Arévalo has presented a reform bill proposing performance-based grounds to sack election-interfering Attorney General Consuelo Porras. But Congress has posed a frontal challenge to Semilla, refusing to either hold a session or condemn the bill while accusing the governing party of not meeting them halfway in constructing a broader legislative agenda.
Roman Gressier
/Impunity
Thursday, May 16, 2024
16/05/2024
Despite her extreme poverty, a mother from Espíritu Santo Island never yielded to the state of exception in El Salvador. She recovered her son, who has never belonged to any gang, after he spent 589 days in prison. Seventeen years old when the boy entered prison, he emerged 19.
Carlos Barrera
/Politics
Tuesday, April 30, 2024
30/04/2024
From his refuge in the Nicaraguan Embassy, convicted money launderer and former president Ricardo Martinelli is pulling the strings of the Sunday election in Panama. His party candidate, three-time government minister José Raúl Mulino, leads the polls despite popular frustration with traditional corruption in politics and social decay. But the chance of a judicial decision affecting his candidacy could inject a last-minute surprise.
Roman Gressier and José Luis Sanz
/Politics
Thursday, April 18, 2024
18/04/2024
Upcoming Supreme Court elections will shape Guatemala’s chances for reform. Anti-corruption change will only be possible by seizing the moment to dismantle the captured judiciary.
Vaclav Mašek Sánchez
/Politics
Thursday, April 25, 2024
25/04/2024
Honduras’ withdrawal from the World Bank investor dispute forum could have a limited practical effect, but it is already read along ideological lines. The Biden administration has avoided a dustup, receiving top Castro officials last week to discuss an “interoceanic highway” as the U.S. competes with China for leverage in Tegucigalpa.
Roman Gressier
/Environment
Wednesday, May 8, 2024
08/05/2024
Cándido Hernández and his family have for years lived off what the La Tirana mangrove forest provides in El Salvador’s Jiquilisco Bay. But every morning they go out, every time they photograph a fallen tree or find fewer crabs, they know that the mangrove is dying.
Carlos Barrera
/Politics
Tuesday, May 14, 2024
14/05/2024
Four months into office, Arévalo has presented a reform bill proposing performance-based grounds to sack election-interfering Attorney General Consuelo Porras. But Congress has posed a frontal challenge to Semilla, refusing to either hold a session or condemn the bill while accusing the governing party of not meeting them halfway in constructing a broader legislative agenda.
Roman Gressier
/Impunity
Thursday, May 16, 2024
16/05/2024
Despite her extreme poverty, a mother from Espíritu Santo Island never yielded to the state of exception in El Salvador. She recovered her son, who has never belonged to any gang, after he spent 589 days in prison. Seventeen years old when the boy entered prison, he emerged 19.
Carlos Barrera
/Politics
Tuesday, April 30, 2024
30/04/2024
From his refuge in the Nicaraguan Embassy, convicted money launderer and former president Ricardo Martinelli is pulling the strings of the Sunday election in Panama. His party candidate, three-time government minister José Raúl Mulino, leads the polls despite popular frustration with traditional corruption in politics and social decay. But the chance of a judicial decision affecting his candidacy could inject a last-minute surprise.
Roman Gressier and José Luis Sanz
/Politics
Thursday, April 18, 2024
18/04/2024
Upcoming Supreme Court elections will shape Guatemala’s chances for reform. Anti-corruption change will only be possible by seizing the moment to dismantle the captured judiciary.
Vaclav Mašek Sánchez

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