Central America

August 25, 2023
Emily Taylor

Bernardo Arévalo won Guatemala's runoff in a landslide but faces a troubled transition amid reported assassination plots and ongoing judicial maneuvers.

August 15, 2023
Claudia Díaz-Combs

President Nayib Bukele is dismantling vital public services that millions of Salvadorans rely on, and cracking down on the unions that defend them.

April 21, 2023
Kimberly Romano

In this collection of testimony, poetry, short stories, and analysis, Marisa Ruiz Trejo examines Chiapas, Central America, and the Caribbean through a critical feminist perspective.

December 22, 2022
By Daniel Zawodny

Close to 200,000 Nicaraguans have sought refugee status in Costa Rica since 2018, testing the nation’s capacity to receive them.

November 28, 2022
Giada Ferrucci and Pedro Cabezas

In Guatemala and Honduras, regional anti-mining networks have become key players in struggles to combat extractivism and the criminalization of activists.

April 29, 2021
Giovanni Batz

U.S.-sponsored militarization and neoliberal policies will not lead to structural changes in Guatemala and instead preserve the status quo that forces many to migrate.

May 15, 2020

*This call for pitches is now closed.*

NACLA is now accepting pitches for the Winter 2020 issue of the NACLA Report, focused on Central America.

March 26, 2020
Jorge E. Cuéllar

In the age of COVID-19, anything other than ending deportations is a high-risk, potentially disastrous move.

February 6, 2020
Jeff Abbott

The massive open migration from Central America highlights the growing sense of desperation in the region.

September 16, 2019
Jonah Walters

In Nicaragua, workers face a dangerous contradiction—organize within the limits of the government’s corporatist development model, or be shut down.


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