Politics & Society DispatchesJackie McVicarJanuary 27, 2020
More than 2,000 Central Americans, part of the latest migrant caravan attempting to reach the United States, passed by this Casa del Migrante as they fled a worsening situation of violence, state corruption and systemic poverty in their home nations.
Politics & Society DispatchesJackie McVicarAugust 01, 2019
“Our own people don’t have dignity. There’s no security. There are thousands of malnourished kids. How can we offer to be a safe country if it isn’t even safe for our own citizens?”
Politics & Society DispatchesJackie McVicarJanuary 18, 2019
“What they are doing not only puts Guatemala at risk but the entire region. Bit by bit, for more than a year, they have been trying to divide us. The elections are at risk. We are six months away.”
Politics & Society DispatchesJackie McVicarNovember 30, 2018
The court ruled that the murder was premeditated with the “consent of Desa executives.” Desa is the Honduran company holding the concession for a hydroelectric dam project on the Gualcarque River on disputed land.
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Trial for the murder of Honduran activist Berta Cáceres set to begin despite mishandling of evidenceJackie 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.
Politics & Society DispatchesJackie McVicarJune 27, 2018
The Fuego volcano eruption destroyed properties recently sold to indigenous Guatemalans for subsistence farming.
Politics & Society DispatchesJackie 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 DispatchesJackie 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.