ENCA produces 3 newsletters each year which are available digitally and in hard copy. The newsletters highlight both environmental struggles in Central America and the work of ENCA.


ENCA 63: March 2015

ENCA 63: March 2015

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.

Newsletter 62: November 2014

Newsletter 62: November 2014

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.

Newsletter 61: August 2014

Newsletter 61: August 2014

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.

Newsletter 60: March 2014

Newsletter 60: March 2014

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!

Newsletter 59: October 2013

Newsletter 59: October 2013

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.

Newsletter 58: May 2013

Newsletter 58: May 2013

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.

Newsletter 57: January 2013

Newsletter 57: January 2013

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.

Newsletter 56: September 2012

Newsletter 56: September 2012

In this edition, Martin Mowforth looks past Fasucce’s newly acclaimed environmentalist front. We catch up on the latest news from the Nica-Tico Eco conflict and Pacific Rim vs. El Salvador. Stephanie Williamson exposes Costa Rica’s dependency on pesticides and James Watson explores the other aspects of Costa Rica’s battle for their environment.

Newsletter 55: March 2012

Newsletter 55: March 2012

In this edition Patricia Blanco explores the controversial Turtle “egg poaching” in Costa Rica and Tobie Roffey looks at how Costa Rica is putting its eco-reputation at risk. Barney Thompson updates us on the violence faced by journalists in Honduras, and Jason Searing shares the successes at Los Zorros Turtle Project in Nicaragua.