/Violence
Monday, April 15, 2024
15/04/2024
Some escape to the hills of Masaya or Jinotega; others hide in safe houses in Managua. Clandestine medics treat their wounds. Many are tortured or disappeared. A new generation is emerging into public life, dodging bullets. President Ortega, in a Fox News interview, said that his government has no relationship with any paramilitary groups, but the facts contradict this claim: The caravans of death are coordinated by the Nicaraguan Police. And now they are out hunting, house by house.
Carlos Dada
/Impunity
Thursday, April 11, 2024
11/04/2024
Six months and over 35,000 dead since the start of its military campaign against Gaza, Israel stands before the International Court of Justice accused of genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, illegal annexation of territories, and enforcing a system of colonial apartheid against the Palestinian people. Israel is almost completely isolated, and the Palestinians are totally broken. With an average of 85 children killed every day, in Gaza there are no winners. Humanity itself has already lost.
Carlos Dada
/Violence
Monday, April 8, 2024
08/04/2024
Two years into the state of exception, Juanita Goebertus, Director for the Americas at Human Rights Watch, warns that Salvadorans are defenseless from “the unchecked power of the state.” Despite the reduction in homicides, she accuses the Bukele administration of grave human rights violations and asserts that in El Salvador there has not been a “sustainable dismantling of organized crime.”
José Luis Sanz
/Migration
Wednesday, April 3, 2024
03/04/2024
For years, the municipality of Frontera Comalapa in Chiapas, Mexico, a territory on the border of Guatemala disputed by criminal groups, has made headlines as a hub of human trafficking, where women from Honduras are sexually exploited and give birth to nationless children. This is the story of an illicit business that operates with impunity, of its victims, the midwives who care for them, and the women who escape their captors.
Rodrigo Soberanes / Quinto Elemento Lab
/Culture
Tuesday, April 2, 2024
02/04/2024
The women's national team, two-thirds born in the US, has become the most successful soccer team in El Salvador. They did so with 40% less budget than the men, barely speaking Spanish, learning the national anthem on YouTube, and challenging the national identity and even fans’ misogyny.
Nelson Rauda Zablah. Photos by Víctor Peña
/Politics
Wednesday, March 27, 2024
27/03/2024
Lacking a roadmap for the central political issue of AG Consuelo Porras’ refusal to resign, Bernardo Arévalo is doubling down on his bet for international support. In Washington this week he asked the OAS to monitor this year’s critical Supreme Court selection process and told El Faro English that he is trying to uproot corruption networks from within the Executive Branch.
Roman Gressier and José Luis Sanz
/Environment
Friday, March 22, 2024
22/03/2024
Journalist Carlos Choc spent six years accused of illicit association for denouncing the abuses of the Guatemalan Nickel Company mine in El Estor. Now, free of all charges, Choc doubts the ability of President Bernardo Arévalo to deliver on his promised mining moratorium.
Roman Gressier
/Corruption
Monday, March 11, 2024
11/03/2024
On Friday, March 8, former President Juan Orlando Hernández was convicted of drug trafficking charges in an expected ruling that further exposed how senior politicians have consorted with traffickers for the last two decades in Honduras. It also raised questions about whether the infiltration continues today under the government of Xiomara Castro.
Jeff Ernst
/Violence
Monday, April 8, 2024
08/04/2024
Two years into the state of exception, Juanita Goebertus, Director for the Americas at Human Rights Watch, warns that Salvadorans are defenseless from “the unchecked power of the state.” Despite the reduction in homicides, she accuses the Bukele administration of grave human rights violations and asserts that in El Salvador there has not been a “sustainable dismantling of organized crime.”
José Luis Sanz
/Migration
Wednesday, April 3, 2024
03/04/2024
For years, the municipality of Frontera Comalapa in Chiapas, Mexico, a territory on the border of Guatemala disputed by criminal groups, has made headlines as a hub of human trafficking, where women from Honduras are sexually exploited and give birth to nationless children. This is the story of an illicit business that operates with impunity, of its victims, the midwives who care for them, and the women who escape their captors.
Rodrigo Soberanes / Quinto Elemento Lab
/Culture
Tuesday, April 2, 2024
02/04/2024
The women's national team, two-thirds born in the US, has become the most successful soccer team in El Salvador. They did so with 40% less budget than the men, barely speaking Spanish, learning the national anthem on YouTube, and challenging the national identity and even fans’ misogyny.
Nelson Rauda Zablah. Photos by Víctor Peña
/Politics
Wednesday, March 27, 2024
27/03/2024
Lacking a roadmap for the central political issue of AG Consuelo Porras’ refusal to resign, Bernardo Arévalo is doubling down on his bet for international support. In Washington this week he asked the OAS to monitor this year’s critical Supreme Court selection process and told El Faro English that he is trying to uproot corruption networks from within the Executive Branch.
Roman Gressier and José Luis Sanz

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