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

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

Corruption

Guatemalans demand arrest of outgoing president for corruption

Jimmy Morales' immunity will lapse for just a few hours on Tuesday before he's sworn into Central American Parliament.

Guatemalans demand arrest of outgoing president for corruption

Human Rights

Chile rights abuses at worst since dictatorship: INDH report

In damning report, Chile's National Human Rights Institute says crackdown 'produced most serious abuses since 1989'.

Chile rights abuses at worst since dictatorship: INDH report

Women's Rights

Chile's 'A rapist in your path' chant hits 200 cities: Map

Thousands of women have performed a feminist chant to protest against sexual assault, victim blaming and state violence.

Chile's 'A rapist in your path' chant hits 200 cities: Map

Latin America

Chile protests 2 months on: 'We're ready to continue to very end'

Government concessions have failed to satisfy protesters who've vowed to stay in the streets until their demands are met

Chile protests 2 months on: 'We're ready to continue to very end'

Latin America

Chile police committed serious human rights abuses: UN report

UN investigators accuse Chile's police of responding to recent protests 'in a fundamentally repressive manner'.

Chile police committed serious human rights abuses: UN report

News

World Human Rights Day: Chileans mark day with protests

Demonstrators accuse gov't, military, police of carrying out grave rights abuses during nearly two months of protests.

World Human Rights Day: Chileans mark day with protests

Human Rights

'Now we are visible': Chileans with disabilities unite for rights

Amid continuing protests, thousands march to demand constitutional recognition of people with disabilities in Chile.

'Now we are visible': Chileans with disabilities unite for rights

Climate Change

Chile groups launch alternative climate event despite COP25 move

Environmental organisations kick off 10-day alternative conference in Santiago as COP25 gets under way in Spain.

Chile groups launch alternative climate event despite COP25 move