Panama: indigenous activists block entry to Barro Blanco dam

A 30-strong splinter group of Ngäbe from the M10 resistance movement has blocked the entrance to the Barro Blanco hydroelectric dam in western Panama, preventing workers from entering the...

Trafficking of women and girls: Central America’s human rights crisis

It was a typical ruse. Claudia Ayala, a young Costa Rican woman, was promised a cleaning job in the U.S. Claudia trusted a man she had known for years,...

The last peyote guardians in London

Two indigenous Huichol shamans from western Mexico met a packed lecture theatre at the University of London’s School of Asian and Oriental Studies (SOAS) last Tuesday night, where the...

Top genocide lawyer assassinated in Guatemala City

The chief lawyer of former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt was gunned down in broad daylight last Wednesday 3 June. Francisco Palomo Tejada, 63, was driving home on a lunch...

Interactive documentary exploring Guatemala and El Salvador’s armed conflicts through eyes of ten children

 is documentary filmmaker Patricia Goudvis’ follow-up to If the Mango Tree Could Speak, a film about ten children, aged between twelve and fifteen, who grew up during the civil wars in...

Jaguar dance marks close of Euro-Caravana 43

Having toured 18 cities in 13 countries, the ‘Euro-Caravana 43’ human rights caravan ended its journey in London last Tuesday 19 May, marking the occasion with live music and...