Heather Gies

Heather Gies

Heather Gies is a freelance journalist who writes about human rights, resource conflicts, and politics in Latin America. She is also an editor at Upside Down World. 

US & Canada

NAFTA out, USMCA in: What's in the Canada, Mexico, US trade deal?

Canada, Mexico and the US agree to new trade deal. What’s in the agreement? And who are the winners and the losers?

NAFTA out, USMCA in: What's in the Canada, Mexico, US trade deal?

Latin America

El Salvador's disappearing farmers

Salvadoran youth are abandoning the countryside, leaving behind an increasingly aging population of farmers.

El Salvador's disappearing farmers

Latin America

El Salvador's hidden tragedy: 'I can't take the agony any more'

Even before making the perilous journey north, violence and economic hardship force many to relocate within El Salvador.

El Salvador's hidden tragedy: 'I can't take the agony any more'

Honduras

Honduran journalists face increasing threats and intimidation

Honduras is the most dangerous country in the Americas for journalists and they say things are getting worse.

Honduran journalists face increasing threats and intimidation

Latin America

At least 10 killed as unrest intensifies in Nicaragua

Police accused of using live bullets on demonstrators as week of protests against Ortega and pension reforms continue.

At least 10 killed as unrest intensifies in Nicaragua

Latin America

Honduras President Hernandez sworn in amid protests

Juan Orlando Hernandez takes oath of office for a second term amid protests against a bitterly disputed election.

Honduras President Hernandez sworn in amid protests

Honduras

Hernandez declared winner in Honduras disputed election

Opposition Alliance's Nasralla rejects the results, calling them 'fraudulent' as country's political crisis deepens.

Hernandez declared winner in Honduras disputed election

Honduras

Honduras opposition request election results annulment

With no declared winner two weeks after election, Opposition Alliance's Nasralla asks for vote count to be nullified.

Honduras opposition request election results annulment

Latin America

Honduras army, police crack down on election unrest

Government declares 10-day curfew, empowers police and military to crack down on protests against delay of poll results.

Honduras army, police crack down on election unrest

Honduras

Honduras election: Tensions high as vote count delayed

Opposition's Salvador Nasralla rejects preliminary poll results as President Juan Orlando Hernandez inches ahead.

Honduras election: Tensions high as vote count delayed

Honduras

Hondurans anxiously await election results

Early results show opposition's Nasralla leading President Hernandez as voters remain on edge after controversial poll.

Hondurans anxiously await election results

Honduras

Hondurans vote in controversial presidential election

Amid allegations of fraud, President Juan Orlando Hernandez seeks re-election despite constitutional ban.

Hondurans vote in controversial presidential election