Central American Foods and Cooking

Central American Foods and Cooking By Bispo Barbosa Modern Central American farmers-aided by the region’s fertile volcanic soil-still cultivate ancient crops and newer Spanish additions,producing a wealth of different foods. In Belize farmers raise sugarcane, along with delicious tropical fruits such as bananas and papayas. In neighboring Guatemala, important crops include corn,the spice cardamom, and … Read more

Guatemalan women protest violence against women through music.

Guatemala

Protests took place in cities across the country. On October 10, hundreds of women peacefully took to the streets in several Guatemalan cities, equipped with musical instruments, handkerchiefs, posters, and masks to demonstrate their rejection of violence against women. The demonstrations coincided with the weekend dedicated to International Day of the Girl Child but they … Read more

Salvadorans endure COVID-19 without running water to wash their hands.

Water Crissis in El Salvador

Years of corruption and mismanagement have left their mark. One of the most essential aspects of COVID-19 prevention is to regularly washing your hands; however, hundreds of thousands of Salvadorans are facing COVID-19 without reliable access to water. According to the United Nations, more than 600,000 people did not have access to any type of drinking water … Read more

Nicaragua proposes a law requiring journalists to register as foreign agents.

Nicaragua

Managua, Nicaragua September 24, 2020 – The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Nicaraguan congress to reject a proposed law that would force media outlets and journalists to register as “foreign agents” if they receive funding or payments from abroad. The law, proposed on September 22, would require individuals and organizations that receive … Read more

Historic homicide reduction in El Salvador continues to spur debate in the country.

El Salvador Jail

Journalists believe the government held secret negotiations with gangs. After 15 months of governance, it seems that president Nayib Bukele — a 37-year-old politician who put an end to an old two-party system — is delivering on his promise to reduce El Salvador’s legacy of violence and homicides. Since he took office, El Salvador has had the lowest homicide rate … Read more

The real reasons people are fleeing Honduras.

Honduras Migrant Caravan

Let’s get beyond the overused trope of “violence and poverty” According to the government of Guatemala, between January 15 and 16, 2020, more than 3,500 people crossed the border into that country on foot, in the eventual hope of building a new life in the United States or Mexico. The majority of them were from … Read more