Lindsay Fendt

Human Rights

Cubans stranded in Central America try to reach the US

Cubans get amnesty at the US border, but reaching it involves a risky journey along the Central American migrant trail.

Latin America

Viral video spurs outrage over harassment in Costa Rica

Rampant public sexual harassment has legislators in Costa Rica and across Latin America searching for solutions.


Failing to protect hammerhead sharks from finning

Conservationists accuse Costa Rican authorities of allowing the shark-fin trade to continue despite global treaty.

Poverty & Development

The $40bn canal project dividing Nicaragua

Supporters say it could lift country out of poverty, but opponents point to potential for environment and rights abuses.


Violence plagues Costa Rican conservationists

Poachers are becoming increasingly hostile towards ecologists in the central American nation.