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.

Asylum Seekers

'I do not want to die': Central American exodus grows

Thousands of Hondurans wait on Mexico's border, hoping to find respite from poverty and political violence.

'I do not want to die': Central American exodus grows

Latin America

'I was forced to leave': Central American caravan enters Mexico

Central Americans, some who are fleeing for second time, wait to receive humanitarian visas in Mexico.

'I was forced to leave': Central American caravan enters Mexico

Latin America

Honduran refugees await papers in Mexico as new caravan arrives

A new caravan of more than 1,800 Central Americans left Honduras and El Salvador earlier this week.

Honduran refugees await papers in Mexico as new caravan arrives

Latin America

Head of anti-graft body offers to resign amid Guatemalan crisis

Ivan Velasquez says he will step aside if President Morales backs away from his decision to shut down CICIG.

Head of anti-graft body offers to resign amid Guatemalan crisis

Latin America

Guatemalans protest gov't decision to kick out anti-graft body

Hundreds march in Guatemala City against President Morales's attack on constitutional order and anti-corruption efforts.

Guatemalans protest gov't decision to kick out anti-graft body

Latin America

Thousands of Central Americans await refugee status in Mexico

More than 3,000 Central Americans in southern Mexico are under consideration for refugee status in country.

Thousands of Central Americans await refugee status in Mexico

Human Rights

Hondurans continue to flee one year after post-election crackdown

The political crisis resulting from last year's controversial presidential elections contributes to today's mass exodus.

Hondurans continue to flee one year after post-election crackdown

US-Mexico border

US creating border crisis by stalling asylum cases, advocates say

Rights groups say it's 'inconceivable' US prioritised fortifying border over processing asylum cases expeditiously.

US creating border crisis by stalling asylum cases, advocates say

US-Mexico border

More asylum seekers arrive at border as US expands military power

Migrants and refugees continue long wait in Tijuana as US defence chief given extra authority to use military at border.

More asylum seekers arrive at border as US expands military power

US-Mexico border

Central Americans with disabilities seek compassion at US border

Friends Sergio Caceres and Daniel Folgar hope to find work in US to be able to afford treatment for their conditions.

Central Americans with disabilities seek compassion at US border

US-Mexico border

Mixed reception leaves Central Americans uncertain in Tijuana

Anti-migrant protesters in Mexican border town march towards complex housing thousands who fled their homes last month.

Mixed reception leaves Central Americans uncertain in Tijuana

US-Mexico border

'They said leave or else': Why a Honduran family is fleeing to US

Many Hondurans on the Central American exodus to the United States are fleeing violence and political persecution.

'They said leave or else': Why a Honduran family is fleeing to US