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
An elder Salvadoran man who survived the armed conflict is preparing a poster memorializing slain family members for the annual “Encuentro de Victimas” (Meeting of Victims) in San Salvador, El Salvador. (Photo by Alex Montalvo)

El Salvador information stolen from UW human rights group

The center, in the news after a lawsuit against the CIA, says there are parallels between the theft and incidents against similar groups in El Salvador.
Oct 21, 2015
Dina Cabrera holds a photo of herself with her son taken in 1982 in the Mesa Grande refugee camp by Philippe Bourgois. Dina was five months pregnant during the November 1981 invasion. (Photo by Keny Sibrian via UW Center for Human Rights Twitter.)

UW files suit against CIA for documents on El Salvador massacre

The University of Washington Center for Human Rights allege that the CIA has withheld information on the 1981 Santa Cruz massacre that should be public.
Oct 9, 2015
Screen shot of an ad that  U.S. Customs and Border Protection is running in Honduras as part of a campaign to discourage undocumented immigration. (Stilll of U.S. Customs and Border Protection video.)

U.S. ad campaign in Central America aims at curbing undocumented crossings

U.S. Customs and Border Protection's ad campaign aims at dissuading Central Americans from trying to enter the United States without documentation.
Aug 18, 2015
Throughout the civil war, thousands of children were forcibly separated from their families; approximately 2,354 children were adopted into the U.S., with adopted parents told that they were orphans. (Photo by Linda Hess Miller via Wikimedia Commons)

El Salvador families search for disappeared children decades after war

Decades after the end of a brutal civil war, survivors continue to demand justice and search for Salvadoran disappeared children forcibly taken by the army.
Apr 2, 2015
Carlos Salmeron (left) prepares an espresso drink at his new coffee house, Ventoux Roasters, in Bryant, Seattle. (Photo by Janelle Retka)

From family to coffee cup: cafe owner reaches for El Salvador roots

Seattle has a reputation as a city coated with endless corners of coffee shops devoted to fair trade bean sources.
Jan 1, 2015
An elder Salvadoran man who survived the armed conflict is preparing a poster memorializing slain family members for the annual “Encuentro de Victimas” (Meeting of Victims) in San Salvador, El Salvador. (Photo by Alex Montalvo)

Seattleites renew fight for justice in El Salvador’s dirty wars

In the Eighties, Seattle was a hub for resistance to U.S. funded human rights abuses in Central America. With new hope for justice in El Salvador, some locals are back at it. 
Dec 10, 2013
The final step to making baklava: pouring on the simple syrup. (Photo by Christof Dreyer)

Kitchen Stories: A Salvadoran Palestinian’s Baklava rocks Seattle

Too many weeks ago, I was invited to Janne Abullarade’s home for a super duper special treat: homemade baklava. Janne was born in El Salvador to Palestinian parents and has been living in Seattle for thirteen years, where she works as an AIDS researcher. But she’s also arguably the most famous un-official baklava maker in the […]
Dec 31, 2012
On opening night, El Salvador faced off against Iran. The game ended in a 0-0 tie. (Photo by Sihanouk Mariona)

Diverse Northwest soccer enthusiasts kick off their own World Cup

If you still had any doubts about how hyperdiverse the Puget Sound region has become, look no further than the All Nations Cup soccer tournament. Over the next two weeks, 48 teams representing 36 different countries will battle it out at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila. Countries represented this year include El Salvador, Gambia, Iran, Burma, […]
Jul 17, 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