VP says: “We are going to confront forced migration head on.”
We denounce the Legislative Assembly’s attempt to quickly pass a new amnesty law for crimes from the armed conflict before the change of government in El Salvador.
As one case presented by Cristosal in El Salvador shows, for women extortion can also come with the threat of sexual violence, blurring the lines between extortion and human trafficking.
The Guatemalan and Salvadoran State have renewed efforts to prevent the progress of the transitional justice process for crimes from the countries’ armed conflicts.
The 30 de Abril community, home to 750 families that live on the margins, was formed after hundreds of families lost their houses due to flooding. The improvements they have achieved up to this point are not due to any government sponsored initiatives, but are instead products of their own determination to build a community.
The gang members — los pandilleros — threatened them for months. Not one of the 33 family members, split across eight nuclear families, escaped their harassment.
What does reconciliation look like for the victims of some of the most horrific crimes in Latin America’s modern history?
I live in El Salvador and, as do people in many countries worldwide, I experience violence everyday because I am part of the LGBTIQ+ community.
President Trump’s proposal to discontinue all direct support to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras has caused many to look again at this complex issue.
Women are often the victims of sexual assault and have to flee their place of residence because of the lack of guaranteed protections from public security officials.
Through this letter, the Cristosal family regrets to inform you of the death of one of our founders, Bishop Martín de Jesús Barahona, 76 years old.
Rates of violent death in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala are some of the highest in the world and comparable with those of other armed conflicts internationally.
What do you do if you must cross gang lines in order to access necessary medical care or visit a hospital? This is a question people in El Salvador, particularly internally displaced people, are sometimes faced with.
The diminutive older man sat perfectly still on the common office chair that served as a witness stand, his plaid shirt sleeves neatly folded above his elbows, his head slightly bowed.
The scenes this week of tear gas fired at migrant children and families are evidence of a failure to manage the protection crisis stemming from the Northern Triangle of Central American (NCTA). Meeting families who bet their lives and well being on walking thousands of miles with rubber bullets, tear gas and barbed wire are not signs of strength and security, but rather of mismanagement and policy failure in the face of crisis.