Mar 29, 2023
From the US and Canada, we defend El Salvador’s historic mining ban and call for the immediate release of jailed Santa Marta 5 Water Defenders!
Jan 22, 2023
The five detainees include leaders of the campaign that won the world’s first metals mining ban in 2017 — a ban the cash-strapped government may be moving to overturn.
Jan 20, 2023
Organizaciones internacionales piden al gobierno salvadoreño que retire los cargos contra Defensores del Agua detenidos el 11 de enero [TEXTO EN ESPAÑOL ABAJO]
Jan 13, 2023
Hundreds of groups around the world worked with the Salvadoran Water Defenders in the successful campaign to save the country’s rivers from toxic gold mining. They join in demanding the release of the five Water Defenders and to allow them to await their trial in their community.
Jan 19, 2022
Foreign agent laws in Russia, El Salvador, and elsewhere threaten the entire international edifice of laws and institutions that support the right to dissent.
Dec 21, 2021
The last decade saw democratization in El Salvador and brutal repression in Honduras. Suddenly, those trends appear to have reversed.
Dec 1, 2021
The victory of Xiomara Castro in Honduras is a sign that region is ready to exit its lost decade.
May 8, 2021
In a battle to protect their rivers and waterways, the people of El Salvador came together to ban mineral mining.
Mar 23, 2021
How ordinary people saved a country from corporate greed.
Feb 25, 2021
President Nayib Bukele has been acting more and more like an authoritarian.
Feb 17, 2020
Nayib Bukele is popular with the people, but not with lawmakers.
Jan 12, 2018
A country’s greatness is measured not by its richest, but by how it treats its most vulnerable members. By that measure, we’re a certified shithole.
Jan 12, 2018
OceanaGold was stunningly defeated in El Salvador last March. Can it be defeated in the Philippines by 2019?
Oct 12, 2017
The Central American gang is a big problem in Central America — and an object of scare tactics here.
Oct 3, 2017
Join us in welcoming author Sonja Wolf, author of “Mano Dura: The Politics of Gang Control in El Salvador” for a book signing and discussion with her and other experts.