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.
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.
The 69th edition of ENCA is dedicated to the memory of Berta Cáceres who was assassinated a year ago this month. We report on the ongoing struggle for justice and the month of action called for by solidarity organisations around the world.
In the 68th Newsletter we report on the Salvadoran victory over OceanaGold. We follow up on our previous stories on fruit certification and on the Guna Indians’ Spiny Lobsters in Panamá. We also give a review of our fundraising event in August, and a roundup of other environmental news from across Central America.
The 67th Edition of the ENCA Newsletter explores the causes and effects of CKDnT, a chronic kidney failure that is cutting short the lives of sugar cane workers across Nicaragua. We also question who certifies the certifiers in relation to Bananas.