In this newsletter we report on the murder of indigenous land defender Jehry Rivera Rivera in Costa Rica. We also look at the growing risks to water in El Salvador, the repression of rights defenders in Honduras, new partnerships in the region, and report back on the 2019 Latin America Conference.
In this newsletter we celebrate international solidarity against mining, and improving research in to CKDnT. We also examine the risks to the plastic ban in Guatemala posed by the incoming president. And look at the increasing risks to indigenous rights in Panama.
In this newsletter we look at the human costs of U.S. border policy through the work of No Kids in Cages. We provide a roundup of the deteriorating situation in Honduras. And report on the mixed fortunes of Nicaragua’s environmental policies.
In ENCA Newsletter No 74 (November 2018), we included a three-page round-up of corruption, repression and violence in Guatemala. Half a year later the situation in Guatemala for defenders of land rights, environmental rights and human rights cannot be said to have improved, but in this issue it is the turn of Honduras to be scrutinised.
In this newsletter we examine the ways in which Central American countries are trying to reduce plastic waste. We also explore the factors that are forcing people to flee the region in human caravans towards the US. We have updates from Nicaragua, and well as from around the region, and we report back on the ENCA delegation to El Salvador as part of the election observing mission run by the CIS.
In this edition of ENCA we examine the causes behind the caravans of Central Americans making their way towards the United States. We report on the trial of the eight men accused of the murder of Berta Cáceres, and look at the impacts of the Nicaraguan crisis on the environment and tourism.
In this edition of ENCA we explore water issues facing Guatemala. Report on the IACHR’s recognition of a healthy environment being a fundamental right. We hear from the School of the Earth in Costa Rica. We also have reports on the two natural disasters to hit Central America since our last newsletter.
In this edition of the ENCA newsletter we examine alternatives to hazardous pesticides in Costa Rica. How fake social media accounts have been used to execute a digital smear campaign in Honduras. We also look at new controls to be imposed on the Mexico-Guatemala border and Belize’s move to stop offshore oil exploration.
Contemporary development debates in Latin America are marked by the pursuit of economic growth, technological improvement and poverty reduction, and are overshadowed by growing concerns about the preservation of the environment and human rights.
In this edition of the ENCA newsletter we examine Agrotoxics, monocultivation and workers health issues. We also report on the recovery of Belize’s coral reefs and our event on Defending rights defenders held in September. James Watson also gives us an overview of Indigenous Medicine as used at COPINH.