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.

Coronavirus pandemic

Guatemala health officials fired, investigated for corruption

Several officials are accused of conspiring to defraud state funds during the coronavirus pandemic.

Guatemala health officials fired, investigated for corruption

Coronavirus pandemic

Mexico judge orders release of migrants vulnerable to coronavirus

Judge also rules that Mexican authorities must guarantee healthcare, protection from COVID-19 to all detained migrants.

Mexico judge orders release of migrants vulnerable to coronavirus

Coronavirus pandemic

Chile protesters move off streets amid coronavirus outbreak

Street protests paused as gov't declares state of catastrophe, but movement continues with pots and pans, other methods.

Chile protesters move off streets amid coronavirus outbreak

Women's Rights

From dictatorship to now: Chilean women at forefront of protests

Women from all generations lead protests against inequality, state repression and gender-based violence in Chile.

From dictatorship to now: Chilean women at forefront of protests

International Women's Day

Feminist groups hold mass Women's Day marches across Chile

Groups estimate more than one million women rallied across the country for women's rights and against state repression.

Feminist groups hold mass Women's Day marches across Chile

Chile

High school students lead protest resurgence in Chile

School year kicks off with renewed rallies as students take to streets to denounce structural inequality in education.

High school students lead protest resurgence in Chile

Chile

Chileans kick off campaign for new constitution

Mass protests against structural inequality are expected to intensify before April referendum.

Chileans kick off campaign for new constitution

Mental health

US policy puts migrants at risk of kidnapping, extortion: MSF

Report also says 'Remain in Mexico' policy makes things 'much worse' for migrants suffering from mental health issues.

US policy puts migrants at risk of kidnapping, extortion: MSF

Latin America

Prominent Guatemala migrant shelter receives threats: Director

Country's rights ombudsman calls for probe into threats against Casa del Migrante, which hosts migrants heading north.

Prominent Guatemala migrant shelter receives threats: Director

Asylum Seekers

New Guatemalan gov't to stick with controversial US asylum deal

The so-call 'safe third country' agreement has drawn widespread criticism from migrant rights advocates.

New Guatemalan gov't to stick with controversial US asylum deal

Corruption

Guatemalan officials arrested for corruption after leaving office

The officials, including an ex-congresswoman and ex-mayor, lost immunity after a new administration was sworn in.

Guatemalan officials arrested for corruption after leaving office

Latin America

Guatemalan president takes office amid asylum deal controversy

Alejandro Giammattei has not stated his position on contentious deal that allows US to send asylum seekers to Guatemala.

Guatemalan president takes office amid asylum deal controversy