Voices

Jackie McVicar has accompanied human rights social movements and land protectors in Central America for more than 10 years.

Honduran troops deploy in San Pedro Sula during the inauguration of Juan Orlando Hernández in January. Photo by Kevin Clarke.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Jackie McVicarNovember 07, 2018
“We are living in calamity, a humanitarian crisis in Honduras. Today they left. Tomorrow they will leave.... Three hundred people leave Honduras every day.”
Activists march to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, D.C., in April 2016, calling for an independent investigation of the murder of environmental and indigenous rights activist Berta Cáceres. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn) 
Politics & Society Dispatches
Jackie McVicarAugust 28, 2018
Honduran authorities have put the trial for the murder of an environmental and indigenous rights activist at risk by refusing to analyze and share key evidence.
Bryan Rivera sifts through the remains of his house, after his family went missing during the Volcan de Fuego or "Volcano of Fire" eruption, in San Miguel Los Lotes, Guatemala, on June 7. (AP Photo/Moisés Castillo)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Jackie McVicarJune 27, 2018
The Fuego volcano eruption destroyed properties recently sold to indigenous Guatemalans for subsistence farming.
Nery Rodenas, director of the Human Rights Office of the Archdiocese of Guatemala, stands beside a portrait of Bishop Juan José Gerardi. (Jackie McVicar)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Jackie McVicarMay 07, 2018
Trials for genocide and human rights violations are proceeding in Guatemala, even after the death of the former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Jackie McVicarMarch 20, 2018
The U.N. report documents cases of extrajudicial murders committed by police, illegal house raids and threats and harassment against journalists and social and political activists in Honduras.