A rally at the Honduran Mission in New York City soon after Berta Cáceres was killed. (Photo by Natalie Jeffers / Matters of the Earth)

Environmental activist’s murder spotlights spiraling violence in Honduras

In November Berta Cáceres visited Seattle to speak out on environmental exploitation in Honduras. A few months later, she was murdered.
May 18, 2016

WHO anticipates 4 million Zika infections in Americas

Little is known about Zika, which has mild symptoms for adults, but doctors have found possible links between outbreaks and serious birth defects.
Jan 29, 2016

The people’s uprising you didn’t hear about

The inspiring story of a Guatemalan people's uprising against greed and corruption that didn't make international headlines.
Sep 24, 2015
Rio Blanco residents hold a sign near their blockade of the access road that to a proposed dam project. (Photo by Madeline McClure)

Blood and ballots in Honduras

A fraudulent election is another disturbing sign that U.S.-supported impunity is back in Central America.
Dec 23, 2013

For the bucket list: Guatemala’s Peeps-free Easter fest you can’t miss

A day after Holy Week, Semana Santa, here in Antigua, Guatemala and there’s not a Easter egg shell or Peeps wrapper in sight. 
Apr 1, 2013
A market in El Salvador, which has the highest rate of homicide against women in the world. (Photo from Flickr by Jpeg Jedi)

Seattle orgs meet to help combat violence against women in Central America

Inside a conference room in Seattle’s Municipal building all eyes are fixed on Shira Downs as tears run down her face. She’s talking about the epidemic of violence against women in her home country of Nicaragua. “We have laws to protect women, but how do you make sure the law is effective or obeyed?” she […]
Jul 31, 2012
Central America Map

Seattle aid org says Central America needs our help

The Seattle International Foundation sounded alarm bells about the development situation in Central America at an event on Tuesday, where panelists called for Seattle-based aid organizations like the Gates Foundation to step up activities in the region. Tom Paulson, from our partner blog Humanosphere was at the Central America Donors Forum and filed this report: A few […]
Jun 21, 2012