Environmental activist’s murder spotlights spiraling violence in Honduras
by Alan Magelssen
In November Berta Cáceres visited Seattle to speak out on environmental exploitation in Honduras. A few months later, she was murdered.
May 18, 2016
El Salvador information stolen from UW human rights group
by Venice Buhain
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
UW files suit against CIA for documents on El Salvador massacre
by Venice Buhain
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
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
El Salvador families search for disappeared children decades after war
by Nicole Einbinder
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
From family to coffee cup: cafe owner reaches for El Salvador roots
by Janelle Retka
Seattle has a reputation as a city coated with endless corners of coffee shops devoted to fair trade bean sources.
Jan 1, 2015
Seattleites renew fight for justice in El Salvador’s dirty wars
by Alex Montalvo
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
Kitchen Stories: A Salvadoran Palestinian’s Baklava rocks Seattle
by alma khasawnih
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
Diverse Northwest soccer enthusiasts kick off their own World Cup
by Jessica Partnow
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
Seattle aid org says Central America needs our help
by Alex Stonehill
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