ENCA 70: La Puya, 5 Years of Resistance

ENCA 70: La Puya, 5 Years of Resistance

In the 70th edition of ENCA News we look back at 5 years of resistance with La Puya in Guatemala. We report on the Nicaraguan Canal, COP21 and changes in the country’s national income. There are reports on the new mining law in El Salvador and where ENCA has used your donations to support work across Central America.

Newsletter 66: ¡Berta Presente!

Newsletter 66: ¡Berta Presente!

The killing of Berta Cáceres shocked the world earlier this month, and in this edition of the ENCA newsletter we dedicate a number of articles to her life, her work, and the structural policies that have led to her murder. We also have articles on Lenca protest art, with a chance to buy a unique painting by Lenca artist Javier Espinal.

The Violence of Development: Resource Depletion, Environmental Crises and Human Rights Abuses in Central America

The Violence of Development: Resource Depletion, Environmental Crises and Human Rights Abuses in Central America

By Martin Mowforth

Published by Pluto Press

This book examines the failure of ‘development’ in Central America, where despite billions of dollars of development funding and positive indicators of economic growth, poverty remains entrenched and violence endemic.

The whole idea of development as it is imposed by transnational corporations and promoted by both First World and Third World governments is questioned.

Storm Warnings: Hurricanes Georges and Mitch and the lessons for development

Storm Warnings: Hurricanes Georges and Mitch and the lessons for development

By Martin Mowforth

Published by the Catholic Institute for International Relations (now Progressio), 2001

In late 1998 Hurricanes Georges and Mitch struck the Caribbean and Central America causing massive loss of life and wreaking chaos in agriculture, housing and infrastructure.

This book describes the impact of the two disasters and the responses of governments, civil organisations and local communities.

Donations granted: 2015

June 2015
AIDEPC — Cosiguina Peninsula Nicaragua — Reforestation of “bufferzone”     US $1000  ( GBP 650 )
MUFRAS 32 — Integration of antimining efforts between El Salvador, Guatemala & Honduras     US $800   ( GBP 520 )
JULY 2015
CENDAH — Monitoring and training of Spiny Lobster catchers and reversal of environmental     degradation — San Blas Islands, Panama     US $ 900   ( GBP 590 )