Central America

Bernardo Arevalo Guatemala

Plots Against President-Elect Marks Dark Turn in Guatemala’s Bitter Election

In a stunning and detailed declaration, a multilateral human rights body issued a resolution calling for the Guatemalan government to further protect the president-elect and his vice president-elect in what is an increasingly uncertain and dangerous post-election climate. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos – CIDH) released the resolution on August 24 ordering the Guatemalan … Read more

Bernardo Arevalo Guatemala

Guatemala’s President-Elect Still Has One More Hurdle to Cross

An outsider candidate campaigning on an anti-corruption platform secured a landslide victory in Guatemala’s presidential election on Sunday, setting up a possible showdown between the president-elect and corrupt, political elites still clinging to power. Centrist anti-corruption campaigner Bernardo Arevalo secured 58% of votes in the August 20 presidential run-off … Read more

El Salvador State of Exception

Juan Pappier, Human Rights Watch: Latin America needs an alternative to Bukele’s security plans

Juan Pappier, America’s Acting Deputy Director of Human Rights Watch, remarked in an article published in El Pais newspaper that “Latin America urgently needs an alternative to Bukele’s security plans.” In Latin America, the lack of an effective and legitimate response to insecurity and crime is putting the lives of … Read more

Ferry Between El Salvador and Costa Rica

The Cargo Ferry Between El Salvador and Costa Rica to Begin Operations on August 10

The cargo ferry between El Salvador and Costa Rica will start operating on August 10, 2023. The ferry will have two departures, Monday and Thursday, from La Union Port in El Salvador to Caldera Port in Costa Rica. Blue Wave Corporation indicated that a third weekly trip could be added … Read more

Screenshot of CPJ press conference on Jose Ruben Zamora.

One-year anniversary of Jose Ruben Zamora’s imprisonment reignites calls for journalist’s release

This article by the Committee to Protect Journalists originally appeared on cpj.org and is being published by ElSalvadorINFO.net under a Creative Commons 4.0 license. Washington, D.C., July 27, 2023—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) reiterated its urgent call for the release of Guatemalan journalist José Rubén Zamora at a press conference on Wednesday marking … Read more