Tag: Central America

Yesterday I attended mass. Instead of a priest, the mass was celebrated by Nicaraguan children—10 fourth- and fifth-grade students. The kids led the congregation in prayers, passing of the peace, read the gospel and shared a homily. They invited congregants to share reflections on the reading—the Good Shepherd—and they blessed...
Survivor of Radio Station Attack By U.S. Backed Criminals During 2018 Coup Attempt Recounts Harrowing Ordeal Carlos Alfaro León, 46, is a sports journalist who covers baseball and boxing matches for La Nueva Radio Ya, Nicaragua’s top rated radio station. León has served as a press aide for Nicaragua’s national baseball...
The answer is capitalism: Hernández opened Honduras to U.S. investors who value profits over people, including the American people On March 8, an American jury in Federal District Court found former Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández (JOH) guilty of conspiring to import cocaine into the United States and possessing and...
Why do United Nations human rights bodies focus on some countries, but not others? Why do organizations like Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International appear to ignore important evidence presented to them? And why do the media repeat stories of human rights abuses without questioning their veracity? These issues and...
Is it true that 50% of Nicaraguans want to leave their country owing to a climate of repression and economic decline, supposedly resulting from socialist policies? This was the allegation in a report published by AmericasBarometer, a research agency based at Vanderbilt University, which failed to note that it's previous...
When CIA-trained terrorists tried to overthrow the Sandinista government in the 1980s, the left erupted in protest. Now the left is cheering for the CIA. During the 1980s, the American left was mobilized in opposition to the Reagan administration policy of arming the Nicaraguan Contras—counter-revolutionaries, whose primary purpose was to...
“Build New Cities. Maximize Human Prosperity.” That is the slogan of Prospera, an entity that creates what it calls “model cities” or “charter cities,” a privatization scheme built for investors like libertarians, etc., in other words, voracious capitalists. These cities have operated in foreign countries, like Honduras, a victim of...
While socioeconomic conditions worsen and desperation mounts, caravans heading northbound to the Mexico-U.S. border keep flowing. Holguín, CUBA — “I’m sure you guys heard this all the time and it’s probably...cheesy and cliché but the American dream dies hard,” said The New York Times Andes bureau chief, Julie Turkewitz. “Even...
Will They Try to Make Life Difficult for His Son? On August 20, Bernardo Arévalo was elected president of Guatemala, defeating conservative Sandra Torres. An anti-graft crusader, Arévalo has promised to root out corruption and create a large public jobs program by improving services like water sanitation. Political analyst Edgar...
A Popular Mayor Who Worked to Improve Matagalpa’s Public Housing, Health, Transportation, Educational and Recreational Infrastructure Has Been Sanctioned for Human Rights Violations When There is No Compelling Evidence. Nicaragua Is Among 40 Countries Targeted Under Cruel Sanctions Regime On December 9, 2022, the government of the United Kingdom...