Commitment for Life – Stories for Change – Central America

Commitment for Life – Stories for Change – Central America – January 2019 The International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) has been investigating corruption charges against President Jimmy Morales. In December, the President accused the Commission of undermining Guatemalan sovereignty. His foreign minister Sandra Jovel gave the CICIG 24 hours to leave. She terminated […]

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Commitment for Life –December 2018

December 2018 newsletter  stories for change149 CENTRAL AMERICA Two important socio-political crises have arisen in Nicaragua and Guatemala. In Nicaragua, the government has responded with violence to the civil society protests. More than 400 people have been killed by the police and paramilitary forces. Most of those killed were young people who were students in […]

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Commitment for Life – Stories for Change – Central America

Ana Lidia Benítez, Tiolinda Nolasco and Vilma Nohemí Agueta Vigil  have been involved with ISD- Iniciativa Social Para La   Democracia since 2018. Ana explains, “I have been working since 2008 with other groups and a lot of their training is very wordy. ISD give practical training.  They also help with transportation and food which means […]

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Commitment for Life newsletter – stories for change December 2017

COMMITMENT FOR LIFE STORIES FOR CHANGE DECEMBER 2017 CENTRAL AMERICA Violence is an obstacle to development in Central America and a significant cause of poverty. The region has high rates of crime and violence, predominantly driven by drug trafficking, youth violence and gangs, and the widespread availability of firearms. Gender-based violence and ‘femicide’ are also […]

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Commitment for Life newsletter – stories for change November 2017

COMMITMENT FOR LIFE: STORIES FOR CHANGE – NOVEMBER 2017 CENTRAL AMERICA Central America is characterised by high levels of inequality as much in the socio-political sphere as economically and culturally. Given the fragility of State institutions, many cases of corruption remain unpunished. Politicians, civil servants and groups inside the private sector, have colluded to institutionalise […]

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