This is a book of many voices (more than 70 of them, from 14 different countries) which testify to an extremely sensitive and uncertain moment in the history of Latin America. 
Not only Nicaragua, but Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Colombia and Costa Rica are all promoting 'wet' or 'dry' canal projects to join the two oceans. Chinese money is backing all of them.
Gladys Lanza, from a leading women's movement in Honduras, tells LAB how women are fighting back against the escalating rates of violence against women.

Haiti is no shithole

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This post was published by Haiti Support Group. You can read the original here 12th January 2018: Today marks eight years after the Léogâne Earthquake and Trump is, once again, spewing garbage about Haiti having yesterday called it a "shithole". Firstly, it is no such place. Since its revolutionary birth, Haiti has given the world so much in art, science and...
Legan Rooster is a prolific self-taught artist based in Tegucigalpa whose vivid images reflect his perception of Honduras' chaos, injustices, and oppression.
Immigration is contentious both in US internal politics and in its relations with Mexico. Soon, however, US demand for labour may outstrip the supply of immigrants.
Latin America still has the highest rate of crime in the world. Drug traffic, corruption and the United States have all played a vital role in this drama.

HONDURAS FEMICIDES

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A group of human rights organisations in Honduras says the killings of women has increased in recent years.
Several strains of the fungal disease 'Roya' are devastating coffee bushes across Central America with disastrous consequences for harvests and farmers
This article was prepared for Christian Aid by Nathalie Mercier (Guatemala), Maria Useche (Colombia), Tania Grande (El Salvador) and Javier SanVicente (Honduras) Main image: migrant child detained at the US border. Source: Guardian podcast: 'What is happening to migrant children at the US border' The devastating image of Salvadoran immigrant, Óscar Martínez, with his two-year-old daughter, Valeria, their lifeless bodies found drowned in...

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