Anna-Cat Brigida

Anna-Cat Brigida

Anna-Cat Brigida is a freelance journalist covering politics, immigration and human rights in Latin America. She has reported from Guatemala, Colombia and Argentina.

Coronavirus pandemic

Central America: Unrest, repression grow amid coronavirus crisis

Tear gas, arbitrary detentions and short-term humanitarian programmes have been the government reaction to protests.

Central America: Unrest, repression grow amid coronavirus crisis

Human Rights

Groups slam new El Salvador law to prosecute civil war crimes

Rights groups and families of victims call the newly approved measure an 'amnesty law in disguise'.

Groups slam new El Salvador law to prosecute civil war crimes

Latin America

Constitutional crisis in El Salvador over Bukele's security plan

Backed by military officers, President Bukele briefly occupied legislature to demand vote on loan for security forces.

Constitutional crisis in El Salvador over Bukele's security plan

El Salvador

El Calabozo massacre: Remains of six returned 38 years later

Families fight for justice nearly four decades after El Salvador soldiers shot dead more than 200 in August 1982.

El Calabozo massacre: Remains of six returned 38 years later

Latin America

El Mozote massacre: Waiting for reparations 38 years later

Salvadorans who survived Latin America’s most brutal massacre of the 20th century still await promised reparations.

El Mozote massacre: Waiting for reparations 38 years later

Latin America

Ex-Salvadoran soldiers confirm El Mozote massacre victim accounts

Seventeen military officers are accused of carrying out 1981 massacre of nearly 1,000 women, men and children.

Ex-Salvadoran soldiers confirm El Mozote massacre victim accounts

Abortion

Honduras strict abortion law: Women judged no matter the verdict

Honduran women accused of having abortions - even if not convicted - face years of stigmatisation.

Honduras strict abortion law: Women judged no matter the verdict

Women's Rights

Salvadoran rape victim jailed for stillbirth not guilty of murder

Evelyn Hernandez, who was previously given 30 years for suspected abortion, found not guilty of homicide in retrial.

Salvadoran rape victim jailed for stillbirth not guilty of murder

Latin America

El Salvador judge expands 1981 El Mozote massacre case

Judge adds three additional charges to case against military officers accused of carrying out massacre of nearly 1,000.

El Salvador judge expands 1981 El Mozote massacre case

Abortion

The informal networks resisting Honduras's abortion ban

Through hotlines and clinics, activists and health experts are trying to change the stigma associated with abortion.

The informal networks resisting Honduras's abortion ban

Women's Rights

Honduran women demand protocol for survivors of sex abuse

Debate over the morning-after pill has prevented the adoption of crucial guidelines for attending to sex abuse survivors

Honduran women demand protocol for survivors of sex abuse

Women's Rights

In Honduras, women fight for access to the morning-after pill

The morning-after pill has been banned for 10 years. Honduran groups are demanding access and working to change stigma.

In Honduras, women fight for access to the morning-after pill