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.
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.
In the 65th edition of the ENCA newsletter James Watson reports on the continuing struggle of indigenous communities in Honduras. Helen Yuill (Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign) and Alix Hughes(Bristol Link with Nicaragua) provide an overview of the benefits of Fair Trade, while Didier Leitón Valverde offers a counter view.
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.