The hidden connection between U.S steel giant Nucor and the controversial Los Pinares mine in Honduras

Contracorriente, Univision Investigative Unit and the Centro Latinoamericano de Investigación Periodística (CLIP), November 2020. With Jennifer Ávila. Disponible en español. An environmental conflict marked by violence is raging in Guapinol, Honduras, where local inhabitants resist an iron oxide mine in a national park. This cross-border journalism alliance* has uncovered that the Nucor Corporation, the chief... Continue Reading →

Making Human Rights Real: The Inter American System and LGBT Rights in the Americas

Le Monde Diplomatique, March 2014. Karla Avelar’s steady voice filled the room at the Inter American Commission in Washington. The transgender activist from El Salvador described the horrors she has survived: three assassination attempts, 14 bullet wounds, countless scars from stabbings, years of psychological, sexual and physical abuse. The attacks are hate crimes, said Avelar,... Continue Reading →

Will the historic Salvadoran gang truce matter?

 Le Monde Diplomatique, October 2012.  Civil Society leaders discuss opportunities and challenges to a sustainable peace SAN SALVADOR    Just over two hundred days have passed since the two rival Salvadoran street gangs, MS 13 and Barrio 18, signed a historic truce. The pact has seen various hiccups since its signing—under the pressure of investigative newspaper El Faro,... Continue Reading →

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