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.
In the 64th edition of the ENCA newsletter we report on the growing resistance movements in Honduras and Guatemala. Doug Specht reports on the increasingly desperate situation in Honduras, and the activists, such as Berta Cáceres, who risk everything for social and environmental change.
In this edition we report on the halting of the Barro Blanco project in Panama. We also have reports on how Nicaraguan coffee farmers are seeking creative solutions to drought and climate change. Sandra Cuffe reports on drilling the Caribbean and the indigenous communities who are speaking out against oil and gas exploration in Honduras.
This edition of the ENCA newsletter asks ‘where are workers rights?’ Banana Link reports on how Guatemala is the most dangerous place in the world to be a trade unionist. Pablo Rojas in and Didier Leitón Valverde discuss how pesticides in Costa Rica’s banana zones are seriously affecting pregnant women.
In this edition Jason Searing examines the dangers faced by conservationists in Central America, we have more on Infinito Gold’s lawsuit against the Costa Rican government over a cancelled gold mining contract, along side updates on actions by Pacific Rim and Tahoe Resources and the San Juan de Arriba mine collapse in Honduras.
In this edition Tim Volkmann examines the issues of oil and gas exploration in Central America. Amy Haworth Johns takes a look at the links between drug trafficking and deforestation, and Doug Specht gives a roundup of the regions elections. This issue also contains a report by Martin Mowforth on some of our partner organisations in Central America, and an update on the El Gran Canal, along with much more!
In this edition Amy Haworth Johns explores the real cost of the Trans-Atlantic Canal and we hear more from James Watson on his flightless adventure visiting ENCA’s projects across Central America. Our friends at PROAH give an overview of the situation fced by opponents of the Agua Zarca Dam in Honduras and Doug Specht brings us more Mining News.
Honduran Human Rights defender Dina Meza talks of her struggles following her visit to the UK. We hear from James Watson as he reports back on our ENCA-supported ‘CMO cooker’ project and our presence at the 10th Election Observation Mission in El Salvador.
In this edition, we have a full account from James Watson on his ‘Flightless’ adventure across Europe and to Central America. Very banana-focused, this issue sees Dole begin to pay banana workers across Central America and an update from Banana Link revealing the harmful impact of pesticides upon indigenous children.