Sandra Cuffe

Sandra Cuffe

Sandra Cuffe is a freelance journalist based in Central America, where she covers human rights, social movements, environmental issues and militarisation.

Latin America

Chile workers unions strike in support of ongoing protests

Unions present demands related to wages, pensions and union organising but their primary demand is a new constitution.

Chile workers unions strike in support of ongoing protests

Latin America

Relatives of Chile's disappeared condemn new security measures

Rights groups say newly announced security measures could ramp up police crackdowns and the criminalisation of protests.

Relatives of Chile's disappeared condemn new security measures

Latin America

Chile protests: Chileans demand new constitution amid unrest

Although it has undergone reforms over the decades, Chile's constitution was written during the Pinochet dictatorship.

Chile protests: Chileans demand new constitution amid unrest

Asylum Seekers

Rights groups slam Mexico detention of documented asylum seekers

Asylum seekers carrying official papers granting them the right to transit in southern Mexico detained in mass crackdown

Rights groups slam Mexico detention of documented asylum seekers

Asylum Seekers

Mexican National Guard blocks US-bound migrant caravan

A year after a mass caravan departed Honduras, a new group tries to head to US from southern Mexico, but is stopped.

Mexican National Guard blocks US-bound migrant caravan

Corruption

Guatemala court halts inquiry of UN-backed anti-corruption body

Country's highest court orders legislators to immediately stop their investigation into the UN-backed CICIG.

Guatemala court halts inquiry of UN-backed anti-corruption body

Latin America

Guatemala's congress approves state of siege despite protests

Rights groups condemn move, fearing the 30-day state of siege will lead to more repression and violence in the region.

Guatemala's congress approves state of siege despite protests

Guatemala

Guatemala arrests former presidential candidate Sandra Torres

Arrest comes on the eve of the UN-backed anti-corruption commission's exit.

Guatemala arrests former presidential candidate Sandra Torres

Corruption

Guatemala's anti-corruption CICIG body to shut down: What to know

As CICIG's mandate comes to an end this week, here's why the anti-corruption body mattered and what happens next.

Guatemala's anti-corruption CICIG body to shut down: What to know

Guatemala

Day of the Disappeared: 'The pain never ends' in Guatemala

An estimated 45,000 people were disappeared during the 36-year civil war in Guatemala.

Day of the Disappeared: 'The pain never ends' in Guatemala

Latin America

Little hope for change as Guatemala votes in presidential runoff

Sandra Torres, of centrist National Unity of Hope, running up against Alejandro Giammattei, of right-wing Vamos party.

Little hope for change as Guatemala votes in presidential runoff

Human Rights

Land, environmental activist killings surge in Guatemala: report

Global Witness finds Guatemala experienced sharpest increase in number of land, environmental defenders murders in 2018.

Land, environmental activist killings surge in Guatemala: report