In this edition Patricia Blanco explores the controversial Turtle “egg poaching” in Costa Rica and Tobie Roffey looks at how Costa Rica is putting its eco-reputation at risk. Barney Thompson updates us on the violence faced by journalists in Honduras, and Jason Searing shares the successes at Los Zorros Turtle Project in Nicaragua. We introduce our new interactive mining map with handy overview from Doug Specht and a Guatemalan case study from Adrienne Wiebe. This edition also has short pieces by Barney Thompson, who provides a summary of the corporate takeover of the UN Climate Conference; and Doug Specht’s adaptation of BBC News report on Kidney Disease in Central America.