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

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

Human Rights

US 'misuses law to harass' migrant rights advocates: Amnesty

Amnesty International accuses US government of conducting 'discriminatory campaign' against migrant rights defenders.

US 'misuses law to harass' migrant rights advocates: Amnesty

Latin America

Ten years after coup, Hondurans flee amid violence and repression

Thousands of Hondurans have fled the country in recent months as a government crackdown on protests continues.

Ten years after coup, Hondurans flee amid violence and repression

Latin America

Honduras protest crackdown: Five things to know

Protests against President Juan Orlando Hernandez are likely to continue as the anniversary of the 2009 coup approaches.

Honduras protest crackdown: Five things to know

Women's Rights

Guatemala survivors of wartime sexual violence fight for justice

Lawyers vow to appeal after judge rules against Maya Achi women who said they were raped during Guatemala's civil war.

Guatemala survivors of wartime sexual violence fight for justice

Asylum Seekers

Guatemalan officials, analysts slam US 'safe third country' plan

Analysts say Guatemala lacks conditions for safety of its own population, let alone asylum seekers from other countries.

Guatemalan officials, analysts slam US 'safe third country' plan

Latin America

Guatemala arrests fugitive ex-military chief accused of genocide

Luis Enrique Mendoza, on the run since 2011, faces charges for his alleged role in 1982 massacre of Maya Ixil people.

Guatemala arrests fugitive ex-military chief accused of genocide