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. 

Latin America

Nayib Bukele declares victory in El Salvador's elections

Former mayor of San Salvador beats candidates of the two traditional parties that dominated politics for decades.

Nayib Bukele declares victory in El Salvador's elections

El Salvador

Salvadorans head to polls to elect new president

National security, economy and corruption scandals top voters' concerns in Sunday's election.

Salvadorans head to polls to elect new president

Human Rights

El Salvador's presidential hopefuls skirt talking about violence

Insecurity and violence are top concerns among Salvadoran voters, but presidential candidates say little about them.

El Salvador's presidential hopefuls skirt talking about violence

US-Mexico border

'Migration isn't going to stop': Salvadorans join new caravans

Undeterred by Trump's threats and US policies, another group of migrants leaves El Salvador.

'Migration isn't going to stop': Salvadorans join new caravans

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